Monday, May 7, 2012

Explain this...

...please! I don't understand.


  1. That... is an intense two-tone mullet. That's what that is. Yup.

    Oh, and I adore the fact that you took a sly photo of this. :D

    1. Thank you for the explanation... I couldn't figure out why it struck me as so odd but you nailed it- it's also a mullet!

    2. Could you please explain this hype about mullets?

    3. Sure, I'll try.... but first this YouTube video might help.
      In short, it's a cultural thing. Most people in the US see mullets as a thing of the past, a fad that died out with the rock bands of the 1980s. "Business in the front, party in the back", all that. If someone in America has a mullet in this day and age, they're probably a redneck living in the south, driving around in a truck with a gun rack. It's a stereotype but there's some truth to it. But in Russia and Ukraine, there are still lots of mullets and some of them are worn by respectable businesspeople or even academics, so most foreigners from North America are fascinated by the people wearing this hairstyle. The picture above isn't an example of a particularly good-looking mullet, but I have seen some decent ones here. I guess that's part of the issue. In Ukraine the mullet is a well-kept stylish hairstyle, worn by someone who takes care of their appearance, but in the states it usually indicates a lack of care or hair that's not maintained.

      Tara, maybe you've got a couple of words to add from Canada?