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(Daily Mail)   Studies show baldness in men is seen as a non-threatening form of social dominance   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2017-01-10 02:31:51 PM  
That's here in the U.S.  In the U.K. it is an invitation to people to consistently pat you on the head a-la Benny Hill.
 
2017-01-10 02:40:05 PM  
Some choose the other option (Is there nothing you damn farkers can't threadjack?)

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2017-01-10 07:10:28 PM  
A study in 2010 found that men who start going bald at a young age are up to 45 per cent less likely to fall victim to prostate cancer later in life.

Presumably that's because for the past 20-25 years we've been giving men who start going bald at a young age Proscar/Propecia to help regrow hair. Proscar treats enlarged prostates. The hair is just a side effect.
 
2017-01-10 07:33:24 PM  

UberDave: That's here in the U.S.  In the U.K. it is an invitation to people to consistently pat you on the head a-la Benny Hill.


I'm gonna put the number of head pats Jason Statham has received firmly in the "zero" range.

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2017-01-10 08:09:46 PM  
In fairness, I started shaving my head while I was bouncing, simply to have less stuff that jackasses could grab onto in a scuffle. And I kept it because in a kitchen, in the summer, not having hair is a damn sight cooler.

I DID notice that my distributors and salesmen tended to take me a bit more seriously after I shaved my pate. The ex-wife wasn't on board for it at first, but she got to like it.

Now, nature has caught up with what I've been doing with the clippers and a razor for years, and I don't miss it. It's a damn sight easier to take care of, and it's a look that I think I do fair well with.
 
2017-01-10 08:30:41 PM  
Ya know, I'm okay with the way I look, and I'm not going to shave my head because the Daily Fail says it's more manly.  Fark them and everyone else who constantly wants to micromanage my life.
 
2017-01-10 08:50:23 PM  
I've met so many people who shave their heads because they are going bald, but who maintain loudly they do it because they are just too gosh-darn manly to be using a comb and suchaslike.

Yeah. We believe you slaphead. Totally.
 
2017-01-10 08:54:36 PM  
Just when my zits started to clear up, I realized I was going bald. It sucked.

Should an affordable and effective cure for male pattern baldness ever be developed, I'm quite confident that bald men would be very, very rare.

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2017-01-10 09:02:56 PM  

UberDave: That's here in the U.S.  In the U.K. it is an invitation to people to consistently pat you on the head a-la Benny Hill.


Lulz

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Go on then, pat me on the head b*tch.

 
2017-01-10 09:06:02 PM  

69gnarkill69: UberDave: That's here in the U.S.  In the U.K. it is an invitation to people to consistently pat you on the head a-la Benny Hill.

Lulz[img.fark.net image 478x600]
Go on then, pat me on the head b*tch.


Are we supposed to know who that is? That shirt doesn't mean he can fight or take a hit.
 
2017-01-10 09:12:09 PM  
What's interesting is that male pattern baldness comes from DHT attacking the hair follicles.  You first need a lot of DHT, and then also a genetic predisposition for the hair on top of your head to be sensitive to that DHT, to lose it.

While the latter predisposition is inherited and seemingly pretty random, the former is not.  DHT is converted in the body from testosterone, and those with higher natural testosterone levels tend to have higher DHT.  (Propecia and similar drugs block the conversion of testosterone to DHT.)

DHT has a vastly higher androgenic behavioral impact than raw testosterone as well, in terms of higher sex drive, body hair, etc.  So there's a loose correlation, while not 1:1 due to the other factors, that the more overtly "masculine" types when younger tend to lose their hair more often and earlier.

That's also why it's very common for those on Propecia or other DHT conversion blockers to have behavioral changes, reduced sex drive, etc.  It's ironic, given that in popular media, a naturally thick head of hair is associated with higher masculinity, when it's actually way more complicated.
 
2017-01-10 09:12:28 PM  

duckpoopy: 69gnarkill69: UberDave: That's here in the U.S.  In the U.K. it is an invitation to people to consistently pat you on the head a-la Benny Hill.

Lulz[img.fark.net image 478x600]
Go on then, pat me on the head b*tch.

Are we supposed to know who that is? That shirt doesn't mean he can fight or take a hit.


That would be Nicky Crane, a badass homosexual Skinhead.  Google him, you will be amused.
 
2017-01-10 09:20:44 PM  
These guys clearly haven't read Blood Meridian.
 
2017-01-10 09:23:53 PM  
If baldness is dominance, why was Moe the leader?
 
2017-01-10 09:24:56 PM  
Ah yes, Chromus Domus Theory, first espoused during the rise of a young Greek actor named Savalas.
 
2017-01-10 09:31:04 PM  

Repo Man: Just when my zits started to clear up, I realized I was going bald. It sucked.

Should an affordable and effective cure for male pattern baldness ever be developed, I'm quite confident that bald men would be very, very rare.

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Yup. I started losing my hair right around 18. (my dad was a cue ball by 25) I took propecia for a few years, mainly to appease my dad, which worked quite well, actually,  then when I was about 27 or so, I stopped, and promptly started losing my hair again. The top of my head is mostly hairless now, at 37, and I'm not the least bit bothered by it. Hell, the only time I got a comment on it was soon after I started growing my facial hair a bit, and my response was that I wasn't losing my hair, it was just migrating. Got a laugh out of it, and no one's ever said a thing since.
 
2017-01-10 09:57:03 PM  
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2017-01-10 09:59:25 PM  
I'm 34 and nearly bald on top. I would shave the whole mess, but my wife is resistant to the idea.
 
2017-01-10 10:27:23 PM  

Repo Man: Just when my zits started to clear up, I realized I was going bald. It sucked.

Should an affordable and effective cure for male pattern baldness ever be developed, I'm quite confident that bald men would be very, very rare.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqm_Iq8rFeg
a journalist asked Roddenberry why he would hire a bald guy to helm the U.S.S. Enterprise when surely by the 24th century they would have found a cure for male pattern baldness. To which Roddenberry replied: "No, by the 24th century, no one will care."
 
2017-01-10 10:32:56 PM  

SpaceBison: To which Roddenberry replied: "No, by the 24th century, no one will care."


Sure, why would you? A bald guy could go to the holodeck and have sex with anyone he pleases, just like everyone else can. Though most likely the preferred holographic sex partners the women chose would still have a full head of hair.
 
2017-01-10 10:34:31 PM  
Comb overs were also still a thing.

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2017-01-10 10:47:16 PM  
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2017-01-10 11:00:42 PM  

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Speaking of Tom Cruise, I remember taking a date to see Born on the Fourth of July. Cruise was portraying Ron Kovic, who lost the genetic lottery and went bald; the first scene showing Cruise as Kovic in Vietnam, they had given him a receding hairline. She said "What did they do to his hair!?"
 
2017-01-10 11:37:51 PM  

Repo Man: Comb overs were also still a thing.


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2017-01-11 12:47:09 AM  

69gnarkill69: UberDave: That's here in the U.S.  In the U.K. it is an invitation to people to consistently pat you on the head a-la Benny Hill.

Lulz[img.fark.net image 478x600]
Go on then, pat me on the head b*tch.


...wait, is he wearing mom jeans?

That's H-A-R-D-C-O-R-E!
 
2017-01-11 12:51:34 AM  

Repo Man: Comb overs were also still a thing.


Or plugs.

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2017-01-11 03:18:05 PM  
Men can get into big trouble fooling around with hair surgery. That procedure that takes a sliver of skin from the back of the head, then separates the follicles and relocates them elsewhere can go to hell in a hurry. I've read where men are left with hair that didn't transplant right, plus a scar on the back of their scalp. One poor bastard said he couldn't even shave his head if he wanted to due to a very botched job. I'm at stage 8.5 where I still have enough to not shave but maybe go down to a #1 clipper.  Sucks, but it does inspire you to stay in shape...
 
2017-01-12 01:07:50 AM  
Damn straight
Bald and loving it.


Guys, those with whisps on top...just get rid of the damned stuff.
That goes for you too Prince William.
Own it.
 
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