Monday, February 25, 2008

Chighur Cut vs. Flock of Seagulls vs. The Mullet

Whether you believe the 80th annual Oscar recipients won due to performances head-and-shoulders above their peers, or because this year's nominees were weak, it's safe to say that the awards show lacked surprises. To epitomize this fact, Javier Bardem anti-climatically accepted the Best Supporting Actor award for his chilling portrayal of Anton Chighur in the Coen brothers' adaptation of No Country for Old Men (which also deservedly won the Best Picture award.)

Although Bardem deserves a vast majority of the credit for inducing fear via his performance, a percentage of the "creep" factor is due to his now iconic haircut. A cross between Prince Valiant and Jack White, the Chighur Cut is as flattering as the fanny-pack...which is to doesn't look good on anyone! This got me thinking...what other male hair styles are impossible to overcome. That is of course...if you want to date.

A Flock of Seagulls became notable in 1980 thanks to the hit song "I Ran (So Far Away)." However, despite their overall above-average musical output, their legacy is band-member Mike Score's hair-don't (seen right). Most famously referenced in Pulp Fiction, the cut has become a pop-culture staple and hopefully will never grace another head.

The mullet, also known as the ape-drape, BIFPIB (business in front, party in back), the kentucky waterfall, or the skullet, is the reigning heavyweight champion of lame haircuts. It's so popular that an entire hollywood movie was made in its honor (Joe Dirt) and a website is devoted to its uniqueness. And in my opinion, no one wore it better than A.C. Slater (seen right) from Saved by the Bell.

Final Verdict: Flock of Seagulls (6-FOS vs. 3-Mullet vs. 1-Chighur Cut)


MJ said...

The Flock of Seagulls is by far the worst - can he even see?? But if you want to see a fantastic mullet, check this guy out:
He's actually a faculty member in our dept, but he's not currently sporting his mullet. Too bad.

lil nill said...

I still say mustaches on males who cannot really grow facial hair are worse. And shaved heads (unless your JT, got it?).

k said...

Should I be alarmed that I've had the female equivalent of all these hairstyles?

Erik said...

yes k, you should find any and all photos that prove this fact and destroy them...or I might have to start looking for them!