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2014-06-19 07:42:49 PM  
Reporter: Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century.
Gene Roddenberry: In the 24th century, they wouldn't care.
 
2014-06-19 07:57:27 PM  

SilentStrider: Reporter: Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century.
Gene Roddenberry: In the 24th century, they wouldn't care.


Yeah, Gene Roddenberry was full of shiat about a lot of things, this included. Unless you're Jason Statham, girls want a full head of hair on a guy.
 
2014-06-19 08:08:34 PM  

Mugato: SilentStrider: Reporter: Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century.
Gene Roddenberry: In the 24th century, they wouldn't care.

Yeah, Gene Roddenberry was full of shiat about a lot of things, this included. Unless you're Jason Statham, girls want a full head of hair on a guy.


FTA: According to scientists involved in the trial, the patient also grew eyebrows, eyelashes, and facial, armpit, and other hair.

How do they feel about him having a pelt?
 
2014-06-19 08:19:03 PM  

Nogrhi: Mugato: SilentStrider: Reporter: Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century.
Gene Roddenberry: In the 24th century, they wouldn't care.

Yeah, Gene Roddenberry was full of shiat about a lot of things, this included. Unless you're Jason Statham, girls want a full head of hair on a guy.

FTA: According to scientists involved in the trial, the patient also grew eyebrows, eyelashes, and facial, armpit, and other hair.

How do they feel about him having a pelt?


As I'm Irish-German and Japanese, I already know this particular condition. I've shaved my head for nearly 15 years, not because I was losing the stuff, but because I work in kitchens, and it gets HOT on the line...
 
2014-06-19 08:25:26 PM  
I've had a pony tail since 1997, and I keep telling people I'm saving for the most badass combover ever once my melon finally goes chrome.
 
2014-06-19 08:42:14 PM  
Honestly, most of the men I know look better with a shiny top.
 
2014-06-19 08:50:35 PM  

ginandbacon: Honestly, most of the men I know look better with a shiny top.


There is this too. A shaved head is a sign that you take care of yourself and keep a clean bathroom. I think of it as a selling point.
 
2014-06-19 09:02:57 PM  

hubiestubert: ginandbacon: Honestly, most of the men I know look better with a shiny top.

There is this too. A shaved head is a sign that you take care of yourself and keep a clean bathroom. I think of it as a selling point.


And i's fun to...um...never mind...
 
2014-06-19 09:03:29 PM  

Mugato: SilentStrider: Reporter: Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century.
Gene Roddenberry: In the 24th century, they wouldn't care.

Yeah, Gene Roddenberry was full of shiat about a lot of things, this included. Unless you're Jason Statham, girls want a full head of hair on a guy.


Patrick Stewart seems to be doing just fine.
 
2014-06-19 09:05:44 PM  

ginandbacon: hubiestubert: ginandbacon: Honestly, most of the men I know look better with a shiny top.

There is this too. A shaved head is a sign that you take care of yourself and keep a clean bathroom. I think of it as a selling point.

And i's fun to...um...never mind...


Well, that too. ;)
 
2014-06-19 09:06:49 PM  

hubiestubert: ginandbacon: hubiestubert: ginandbacon: Honestly, most of the men I know look better with a shiny top.

There is this too. A shaved head is a sign that you take care of yourself and keep a clean bathroom. I think of it as a selling point.

And i's fun to...um...never mind...

Well, that too. ;)


Heh. AHEM.
 
2014-06-19 09:24:20 PM  
Xeljanz? Presently indicated for a subset of rheumatoid arthritis patients who can't take methotrexate (and another laundry list of contraindications), it's already got a black box warning that yells loudly about opportunistic infections, TB, and lymphomas, and a somewhat more polite warning about other side effects.

A clinical trial is probably a good gamble on Pfizer's part because they've already done the heavy regulatory lifting in developing the drug and bringing it to market for RA, and the payoff is worth billions if, by some miracle, they can demonstrate safety to the FDA's standards.

The drug is relatively new, and a phase 3 study for old guys going bald may be warranted if the past 18 months of safety data in indicated RA patients comes out clean, because that safety database for RA will probably be 36-48 months by the time any phase 3 study for baldness could be approved, enrolled, completed, and the data sent to the FDA for approval for an expanded indication for baldness. Yes, physicans can prescribe anything off-label if they want, but I doubt very many will be willing to do so given the existing black box warning. I think this one's going to have a hell of a time getting through an AdCom, let alone to approval.

Neat idea, and it might be worth the risk in cases that go well past "baldness" such as the one in TFA, but unless the science proves otherwise, I think $50 for an electric hair trimmer and a buzzcut will prove to be the better investment.
 
2014-06-19 09:25:42 PM  

ginandbacon: Honestly, most of the men I know look better with a shiny top.


I got a LOT more action once I started shaving my head.

Even had a woman approach me in a bar one night - "You have a beautiful head"

/I said - "I have two"
//she didn't laugh
///no penis for her!
 
2014-06-19 09:41:56 PM  
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2014-06-19 10:17:47 PM  

hubiestubert: ginandbacon: Honestly, most of the men I know look better with a shiny top.

There is this too. A shaved head is a sign that you take care of yourself and keep a clean bathroom. I think of it as a selling point.


Keep telling yourself that
 
2014-06-19 10:36:26 PM  

Mugato: SilentStrider: Reporter: Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century.
Gene Roddenberry: In the 24th century, they wouldn't care.

Yeah, Gene Roddenberry was full of shiat about a lot of things, this included. Unless you're Jason Statham, girls want a full head of hair on a guy.


Yul Brenner
Telly Savalas
Patrick Stewart

Bald guys are sexy too.
 
2014-06-19 11:00:53 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: hubiestubert: ginandbacon: Honestly, most of the men I know look better with a shiny top.

There is this too. A shaved head is a sign that you take care of yourself and keep a clean bathroom. I think of it as a selling point.

Keep telling yourself that


Some gals like that sort of thing. Just sayin'...
 
2014-06-19 11:35:40 PM  
♫ There is no pain, we are receding... ♫

~My hairline
 
2014-06-19 11:38:18 PM  
Vampires - dead and gone
Zombies - the new vampire
Next- up - wolf men

craaaap.
 
2014-06-19 11:39:03 PM  
www.baldcelebrity.com
 
2014-06-19 11:40:37 PM  

lindalouwho: Mugato: SilentStrider: Reporter: Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century.
Gene Roddenberry: In the 24th century, they wouldn't care.

Yeah, Gene Roddenberry was full of shiat about a lot of things, this included. Unless you're Jason Statham, girls want a full head of hair on a guy.

Yul Brenner
Telly Savalas
Patrick Stewart

Bald guys are sexy too.


Damned sexy with the right lighting
www.mondo-digital.com
OK... and a wig and a dress

/and some makeup
//and Roman Polanski
 
2014-06-19 11:41:09 PM  
No big deal, I've been growing hair on my palms for years.
 
2014-06-19 11:44:23 PM  
A friend of mine in high school had this.  His hair fell out when he was around 13 years old, and from that point on he was hairless in every way.
 
2014-06-19 11:44:37 PM  
It's an epidemic? Is it spread by rubbing bald heads for good luck?
 
2014-06-19 11:45:11 PM  
bring on the other hair
 
2014-06-19 11:45:11 PM  
I got a lot of shiat genes from my parents but one good thing I got from them is THICK (head) hair,  the barber needed a machete when I went for a cut after a year of growing it.

My father still has all his hair with a light silver dusting at 66, and my grandfather still has all his hair with a touch of color in it at 94
 
2014-06-19 11:46:48 PM  
I sure do enjoy telling my bald friends how I hate having to get a haircut once a month "it just grows so damn thick so fast".

I laugh. They don't laugh.
 
2014-06-19 11:47:07 PM  
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I have hair.  I HAVE HAIR!!!
 
2014-06-19 11:47:49 PM  
FTFA: He reported no noticeable side effects.

WTF?  How is magically growing hair all over your body not noticeable?
 
2014-06-19 11:47:51 PM  
You guy are aware the alopecia is not related in the least to male pattern baldness, right? It's a disease, not the lack of manliness most of you suffer from, so this particular cure won't help you.

/men in my family have full hair into their 90's.
//am I smug?
///hell yes
 
2014-06-19 11:47:56 PM  
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2014-06-19 11:48:01 PM  
 
2014-06-19 11:48:06 PM  

ginandbacon: hubiestubert: ginandbacon: Honestly, most of the men I know look better with a shiny top.

There is this too. A shaved head is a sign that you take care of yourself and keep a clean bathroom. I think of it as a selling point.

And i's fun to...um...never mind...


I have no idea what you're referring to, but I suspect I'm better off not knowing.
 
2014-06-19 11:48:18 PM  

Boo_Guy: I got a lot of shiat genes from my parents but one good thing I got from them is THICK (head) hair,  the barber needed a machete when I went for a cut after a year of growing it.

My father still has all his hair with a light silver dusting at 66, and my grandfather still has all his hair with a touch of color in it at 94


Typically, the maternal grandfather is who you get your hair pattern genes from. My dad has a thick head of hair and he's pushing 70. I had thick hair too growing up, so I thought I was in the clear. Then my mid-20s hit and everything went to hell. The one person in my family on either side with no hair was... my mom's dad. So I do the buzz cut now. It sucks. Girls definitely judge.
 
2014-06-19 11:50:39 PM  

hubiestubert: As I'm Irish-German and Japanese


Do you fight a lot with... well everyone else?
 
2014-06-19 11:51:04 PM  
Meh.I brush my hair every couple of days with clippers. I don't want hair anymore... can't believe that I put up with that shiat all those years.
 
2014-06-19 11:51:50 PM  

hubiestubert: As I'm Irish-German and Japanese


Sean Kenji Jingleheimerschmidt, his name is my name too...
 
2014-06-19 11:55:12 PM  

Boo_Guy: I got a lot of shiat genes from my parents but one good thing I got from them is THICK (head) hair,  the barber needed a machete when I went for a cut after a year of growing it.

My father still has all his hair with a light silver dusting at 66, and my grandfather still has all his hair with a touch of color in it at 94


Similar thing here. At 72, my dad's is all gray and thinning a tad, but evenly all over: no bald spots or receding hairline. My 97 yo gp's is very thin, but still a full head and even a touch of color.

However, they say it comes from the mother's side, in which case I can kiss the top goodbye.
 
2014-06-19 11:59:38 PM  
It's a cure for auto-immune caused baldness. Doesn't do a thing for people too awesome to keep a full head of hair.
 
2014-06-20 12:01:40 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: Boo_Guy: I got a lot of shiat genes from my parents but one good thing I got from them is THICK (head) hair,  the barber needed a machete when I went for a cut after a year of growing it.

My father still has all his hair with a light silver dusting at 66, and my grandfather still has all his hair with a touch of color in it at 94

Typically, the maternal grandfather is who you get your hair pattern genes from. My dad has a thick head of hair and he's pushing 70. I had thick hair too growing up, so I thought I was in the clear. Then my mid-20s hit and everything went to hell. The one person in my family on either side with no hair was... my mom's dad. So I do the buzz cut now. It sucks. Girls definitely judge.


This, though I havent quite buzzed yet. Next cut is was way down, I might take the shave plunge before the end of the year.

/fair skin, stupid to shave in summer
//maternal grandfather wore a toupee. A good enough one that a doctor once asked him if he had noticed any hair changes lately.
///Are toupee still a thing? Or are they a generational thing dying out?
 
2014-06-20 12:03:53 AM  

wildcardjack: It's a cure for auto-immune caused baldness. Doesn't do a thing for people too awesome to keep a full head of hair.


THIS.

It's a cure for alopecia universalis, not alopecia areata.
 
2014-06-20 12:04:29 AM  
Hate to rain on the baldness hopeful's parade, but ... possible cure/treamtment for Alopecia yes.... regular male pattern baldness? no.
You have your genes to thank for that.
 
2014-06-20 12:04:44 AM  

Mugato: SilentStrider: Reporter: Surely they would have cured baldness by the 24th century.
Gene Roddenberry: In the 24th century, they wouldn't care.

Yeah, Gene Roddenberry was full of shiat about a lot of things, this included. Unless you're Jason Statham, girls want a full head of hair on a guy.


Which is ridiculous, because they decry men as misogynists if we desire a specific physical trait.
 
2014-06-20 12:05:01 AM  
I may not have a lot of good genes,  but at least I will never go bald.  I'm 56 and I have a full, thick, head of hair.  Bushy eyebrows too (OK, maybe that's not exactly a good thing) which I inherited from my father.

Look at any stereotypical advertisement or stock shot that shows a successful, fifty-something guy.  They're always shown with a full head of hair; greying usually, but never, ever, a bald spot.

It's considered acceptable in our society for men to have grey hair.  If you're bald, however, you're pretty much George Costanza
 
2014-06-20 12:05:25 AM  
I was always worried that I would go bald when I was younger, but I'm in my 50's and still have as much hair as ever.

The irony comes from the fact that I'm too lazy to do anything with it now and shave it down like a new Army recruit once a week.
 
2014-06-20 12:06:05 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: Boo_Guy: I got a lot of shiat genes from my parents but one good thing I got from them is THICK (head) hair,  the barber needed a machete when I went for a cut after a year of growing it.

My father still has all his hair with a light silver dusting at 66, and my grandfather still has all his hair with a touch of color in it at 94

Typically, the maternal grandfather is who you get your hair pattern genes from. My dad has a thick head of hair and he's pushing 70. I had thick hair too growing up, so I thought I was in the clear. Then my mid-20s hit and everything went to hell. The one person in my family on either side with no hair was... my mom's dad. So I do the buzz cut now. It sucks. Girls definitely judge.


gerbilpox: Boo_Guy: I got a lot of shiat genes from my parents but one good thing I got from them is THICK (head) hair,  the barber needed a machete when I went for a cut after a year of growing it.

My father still has all his hair with a light silver dusting at 66, and my grandfather still has all his hair with a touch of color in it at 94

Similar thing here. At 72, my dad's is all gray and thinning a tad, but evenly all over: no bald spots or receding hairline. My 97 yo gp's is very thin, but still a full head and even a touch of color.

However, they say it comes from the mother's side, in which case I can kiss the top goodbye.


Well something went wrong (right) then because my maternal grandfather was bald and my brother and I are to the age where we'd at least be receding if we were going to go bald.  My hair looks very similar to my father's and grandfather's,  my brother has thiner dirty blond hair but it's all there still as well.
 
2014-06-20 12:06:39 AM  

gerbilpox: Boo_Guy: I got a lot of shiat genes from my parents but one good thing I got from them is THICK (head) hair,  the barber needed a machete when I went for a cut after a year of growing it.

My father still has all his hair with a light silver dusting at 66, and my grandfather still has all his hair with a touch of color in it at 94

Similar thing here. At 72, my dad's is all gray and thinning a tad, but evenly all over: no bald spots or receding hairline. My 97 yo gp's is very thin, but still a full head and even a touch of color.

However, they say it comes from the mother's side, in which case I can kiss the top goodbye.


I honestly do feel sorry for you baldies. My maternal grandfather had every hair on his head at age 98. I'm in my mid 40s and have a head of hair like a 20-year-old. Stylists take extra time with me, just because they like playing with my hair.

On the down-side, the Native American and Welsh ancestry in my family has ensured that I can never grow a beard worth a damn.
 
2014-06-20 12:06:53 AM  
This partys over.
 
2014-06-20 12:06:57 AM  

huntercr: Hate to rain on the baldness hopeful's parade, but ... possible cure/treamtment for Alopecia yes.... regular male pattern baldness? no.
You have your genes to thank for that.


This. This stuff won't work any better than that Rogaine crap.
 
2014-06-20 12:07:59 AM  
I'm 32 and noticeably thinning up top.
Whatever your hairline decides to do, own it. I find that the ladies aren't as hung up about the thick, full head of hair these days.
 
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