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(The Journal (Ireland))   Man blames JFK rubbing his head as a child for baldness. He's still better off than Marilyn Monroe   (thejournal.ie) divider line 23
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2013-06-23 04:45:11 AM
I think you meant to say he's better off than JFK.  Who lost more than just his hair one fine Friday morning in Dallas.

Unless subby thinks JFK rubbed MM bald.  Pics or didn't happen.

/Bet she was a trimmer not a shaver
 
2013-06-23 05:33:29 AM
John Murphy, a harmonica player just like his father, pictured today.

[quizzicaldog]

For some reason I never imagined the Irish as being particularly fond of the harmonica.

/I LOL'd at the headline then felt bad at LOLing, then I laughed at myself for feeling bad for LOLing and the circle of Fark was complete.
 
2013-06-23 05:47:22 AM
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Alopecia does not work that way!
 
2013-06-23 05:58:52 AM
I came for the seriousness and the American lawsuit in 3...2...1, but after reading the article, I was rather amused.
 
2013-06-23 06:19:58 AM
Based on the headline, I thought maybe MM died from breast cancer.  Then I discovered a marginally morbid new feature of google:

http://www.google.com/search?q=how+did+marilyn+monroe +die

/works for just about any celebrity
//assuming they're dead; still got nothing for Abe Vigoda
 
2013-06-23 07:06:02 AM

BusterCherry333: Based on the headline, I thought maybe MM died from breast cancer.  Then I discovered a marginally morbid new feature of google:

http://www.google.com/search?q=how+did+marilyn+monroe +die

/works for just about any celebrity
//assuming they're dead; still got nothing for Abe Vigoda


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JFK rubbed my head once. All I got was this damned eternal life.
 
2013-06-23 07:06:33 AM

BusterCherry333: Based on the headline, I thought maybe MM died from breast cancer.  Then I discovered a marginally morbid new feature of google:

http://www.google.com/search?q=how+did+marilyn+monroe +die

/works for just about any celebrity
//assuming they're dead; still got nothing for Abe Vigoda


stupid Flounders
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/story?id=5481482&page=1#.U cb WURZagWY
 
2013-06-23 07:35:01 AM

quatchi: For some reason I never imagined the Irish as being particularly fond of the harmonica.


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2013-06-23 07:53:38 AM
If it weren't for JFK, we'd all still be wearing unnecessary hats.
 
2013-06-23 08:08:13 AM
and doing the safety dance
 
2013-06-23 08:17:51 AM
I blame Chappaquiddick Ted for Bathtub Grover.
 
2013-06-23 10:51:33 AM
At least Mickey got revenge for his wife.
 
2013-06-23 11:18:28 AM

stickmangrit: At least Mickey got revenge for his wife.


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2013-06-23 12:16:31 PM
In September, 1960 JFK passed through our small town going from the regional airport to the nearby city where he was to make a speech. The route took him near our grammar school and some teachers, including mine, walked their classes down to the route. All the kids clustered together but for some reason I walked about 75 ft further down the street (don't remember why, probably thought I'd get a better view) and was all by myself. JFK waved to the other kids and then when he got near me he laughed, then smiled and waved as did I. He turned as they drove away and kept waving for a while. He was about 20 ft away at the closest. Still remember it well. Really hit me when he was killed.

/Still have all my hair, guess he needed to touch you to cause baldness.
 
2013-06-23 12:18:09 PM

tuckeg: In September, 1960 JFK passed through our small town going from the regional airport to the nearby city where he was to make a speech. The route took him near our grammar school and some teachers, including mine, walked their classes down to the route. All the kids clustered together but for some reason I walked about 75 ft further down the street (don't remember why, probably thought I'd get a better view) and was all by myself. JFK waved to the other kids and then when he got near me he laughed, then smiled and waved as did I. He turned as they drove away and kept waving for a while. He was about 20 ft away at the closest. Still remember it well. Really hit me when he was killed.

/Still have all my hair, guess he needed to touch you to cause baldness.


i'm bald.  maybe it's cause of my gym teachers patting me on the head for participating
 
2013-06-23 12:23:46 PM

tuckeg: In September, 1960 JFK passed through our small town going from the regional airport to the nearby city where he was to make a speech. The route took him near our grammar school and some teachers, including mine, walked their classes down to the route. All the kids clustered together but for some reason I walked about 75 ft further down the street (don't remember why, probably thought I'd get a better view) and was all by myself. JFK waved to the other kids and then when he got near me he laughed, then smiled and waved as did I. He turned as they drove away and kept waving for a while. He was about 20 ft away at the closest. Still remember it well. Really hit me when he was killed.

/Still have all my hair, guess he needed to touch you to cause baldness.


Cool! Someone on Fark who's older than me (barely).
 
2013-06-23 12:47:08 PM
Did JFK touch MM where she was bald? Or was that Bobby that weekend at the Cal-Neva?
 
2013-06-23 01:07:47 PM
The King's Touch does not cause baldness. It does, however, traditionally cure scrofula, which is called the King's Evil for that reason.

But seriously, if baldness were contagious, we'd be in great trouble. Prince Charles is holding on to his hair fairly well, but Prince Phillip's hair is a right-off. Mind you, he doesn't like touching the peasantry or non-whites, so most people are safe from him. Prince William, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and so forth are all rampant with male-pattern baldness, and given the populartity of the younger royals (not to mention their promiscuity), baldness could be epidemic if it were contagious.

According to Wikipedia:  Mycobacterial cervical lymphadenitis, also known as scrofula, refers to a lymphadenitis of the cervical lymph nodes associated with tuberculosis as well as non tuberculous (atypical) mycobacteria.

The articlee has more details, including a photo of a boy with scrofula. It ain't pretty.

Queen Anne touched Samuel Johnson, the famous lexicographer, wit and author, for the King's Evil in 1712, but King George I abolished the custom because he was a fat Kraut bastard. Not really. Because he had an inkling of common sense and didn't like to touch his British subjects any more than Prince Philip.

Presumably we can now cure the King's Evil without a King (as if that ever worked), as it seems to be rare.

Oh, the Irish sense of humour! Aren't they charming, Begorrah! I don't buy this guy's story. He was not bald in 1963, I'll bet.
 
2013-06-23 01:08:46 PM
A right-off. Oh, me.

I meant a write-off, of course. But right-off is funnier.
 
2013-06-23 02:36:15 PM
I used to work with a balding Chinese guy. He blamed his baldness on NOT having his head shaved as a youth, which was part of a common ceremony in his country. This, from an electronics engineer.
 
2013-06-23 02:51:41 PM
Why is this in "politics"? Yes, a politician was involved, but that's about it, it's a neat little story, but nothing that merits a discussion on the 'Politics' tab. Should be a main page story.
 
2013-06-24 05:00:49 AM
brantgoose:

Queen Anne touched Samuel Johnson, the famous lexicographer, wit and author, for the King's Evil in 1712, but King George I abolished the custom because he was a fat Kraut bastard. Not really. Because he had an inkling of common sense and didn't like to touch his British subjects any more than Prince Philip.


Oh, I dunno. From all accounts Phillip had no problems touching a number of his subjects including one or two secretaries.
 
2013-06-24 05:26:48 PM
oh.  I thought this was about MM rubbing JFK's baldie.
 
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