April 15, 2012

Ode To The Mullet

Well friends, another riveting installment of the A-Z Challenge.  I had ten one other ideas for "M", but the masses {all four of you} have spoken and mullet it is.  Who am I to say no?  I'm not a dream crusher, well not today anyhow.  It is becoming more and more evident as this challenge progresses that the only writing I should be doing is for Shoebox greeting cards or those snarky little flip calendars where you discard a page  everyday.  Because I adore all of you; I will do my best.

My Ode To The Mullet:

Mullet, oh Mullet.
Business in the front,
Party in the back.

Okay, that's pretty much all I've got.  The Haiku post robbed me of all my poetry skills for the month.  As you know, I don't do any research for this blog. What I say goes around here, so Wiki what you will, the research thing is really Marjorie's cup of tea, I'm more the skimming over feelings and useless crap type of blogger.  Therefore, all said is my opinion, or gold, either or.  So here is the low-down on the mullet.

I believe the mullet is traditionally thought to be a southern "thing", occurrence, or travesty.  Most often the mullet is associated with rednecks and hillbillies who might find this particular haircut attractive.  It might be some primal mating ritual, but let's just call it attracting the "right person for you".  I must tell you friends, within the last month of this current year, I have had TWO mullet sightings.  It is a rarity, a privilege even.  I commend the kind of bravery it takes to pull that off!  The mullet is not for the weak.  Were I a braver person, I would've snapped a picture with the Blackberry, but I'm scared of getting punched; so you'll have to take my word for it.  My mullet sightings were not in the south either, oh no, they were right here in the great state of Minnesota.  We do tend to have a large influx of hockey mullets in these parts.

The mullet had its hay day, thanks to Billy Ray Cyrus.  Or maybe we just let that slide because of his catchy Achy Breaky Heart tune; not sure.  But I am so bold as to state that mullet might have a direct impact on the youth of today.  Mylie Cyrus is his daughter after all.  I'm going to leave it at that, I'm not even mentioning anything about Disney or TV.



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bing.com via Desiree on Pinterest


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Could we blame David Bowie for the mullet?  And in the same vein, note the scarf, eye patch and that he is possibly carrying a purse; I mean man bag, or brief case.  Nothing against people with eye patches, but I've said it before, they are mysterious.  It does lead one to believe there was an altercation of some sort.  Maybe if you are sporting a mullet, a polka-dot scarf, some sort of suspender type thing, then the eye patch evens it all out?  Who am I to say, I'm no fashion plate, but nothing about that picture make sense to me.




                                                                           Source: thelaughingstork.com via Lizzie on Pinterest

I'm no pet psychic, but I think that cat is crying for help.  The poor cat {looks like a Jingles}was probably lured into the situation by the cool laser lights and I'd venture to say cat nip was probably rubbed on the Bill Cosby sweater.  I'm not a cat person, but no cat should have to live with that kind of mullet.


                                                                     
                                                                       Source: Uploaded by user via Camila on Pinterest


I may have scoured Pinterest for mullet pictures and other things for two hours {follow me over there}.  I think I also gained 5 pounds just being on Pinterest and looking at the food.  But I did discover the 'mullet hem'.  See above.  Short in the front, long in the back.  I would wear this dress in a second, should I happen to be in Paris and transform into a 6 foot tall gorgeous super model.  Or, I could wear it around my house and feel pretty.  I might, don't tempt me.

Do you remember mullets?  If so, were they ever "cool"?  Have you had a recent mullet sighting?

Please do not disclose if you have ever had a mullet, thank you.

{Disclaimer: I'm not totally sure how 'legal' it is to have these photos on my blog, but when you do a mullet post...not a whole lot of options...}




37 comments:

  1. HAHAHAH....omg omg. Btw, they still rock those up here. Even the chicks. I'm gonna ask the one that has kids at my kid's school if I can take a picture of her for the blog. You can be mullet; I'll be moustache.

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    1. Hahaha, I should also say, my two mullet sightings were women. I'm pretty sure they weren't playing hockey either.

      Did you just call me MULLET? Mullet and Mustache sounds like some sort of hokey crime drama! Well, there is our vlog name right there.

      Tell the chick-a-dee at your daughter's school she might be famous if I post it. I mean, I have like 15 people that follow me...plus apparently the words "mullet" or "sex" make things go viral. It's crazy nonsense.

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  2. I'm afraid I DO remember mullets when they actually were "cool". I guess I am really THAT old. *sigh*

    I'm pretty sure I could've supplied you with more than a few "original" pics too. So tell me...is that really David Bowie or is it Martina Navratilova from about ten years ago. And the guy with the cat and Cosby sweater...you took that off the wall from the photo studio at Sears didn't you? Well that's the background they used when my kids were little. HA!

    Anxiously awaiting what you come up with for Q, X & Z! :D

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    1. Hahaha! Why didn't you write this post for me? Like I said, I rarely do research, unless I'm quoting something...even then it's sketchy, so I'm not exactly sure who that picture is of. Could be either or, but I was searching for Bowie and that one came up...I went with it.

      Now, you're taunting me: Q, X and Z. It's going to be awesome, that's all I can disclose at this time.

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  3. The cat photo and your comments under it cracked me up. That cat is probably gnawing his paw off to escape captivity from Joe Dirt's home as we speak. We were discussing men with pony tails on Twitter last night, so I had to visit once I saw the title of this post. #makesmeproudtobebald

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    1. Well, how could one not crack up at that? I should get PETA involved. My brother-in-law had a ponytail when I first met him. It took us a long while to get passed that. What I mean by "getting passed" is me making fun of him and him finally cutting it.

      Q, glad you don't have a mullet or ponytail; but I wouldn't know...hiding behind the Q and stuff;) How did I miss that tweet chat?

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  4. ....N/C ~ trying not to embarrass the hostess with relatives pictures....tee hee.

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  5. It's just too much. I can't stand it!

    "Business in the front. Party in the back."

    Seriously...where do you come up with this stuff??!!!

    ROTFL!!!!

    BTW, I grew up with lots of guys in the first picture. Ugh. I ran away hard and fast.

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    1. Girl, I would love to take credit for, "business in the front..." but that is an old expression. Just like, "mullet over".

      Oh, I'm still running baby!

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  6. they say trends are cyclical. actually "they" say a lot. anyway, i always wonder if the mullet is ever gonna come back. not that i want it to. not that i every had one (cause we're not allowed to disclose if we had one), but more out of curiosity's sake.

    i don't think it ever will..

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    1. AHHH! I said no disclosure, I'm not sure we could be friends after that. Well, we probably could, but I would probably tease you relentlessly, it's what I do. I'm just looking out for you really.

      As I was browsing the photos, it would indeed appear that the fresh new mullet has attempted a comeback. Not catching on, but did it ever really? Some just have a really hard time letting it go. What should concern us, is if anyone walks around in spandex and an eye patch like Bowie up there.

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  7. Amy McMunn Schindler sent me - Such a fun morning chuckle.

    The only thing I can say in defense of the mullet is (IMO) if one were to arrange male hairstyles from best to worse, it would prolly come out better than the skinhead look.

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    1. Well any friend of Amy's is a friend of mine, she is good people. Hmmm, I'm hard pressed to think of something worse than the mullet, but the sausage bangs of the 80's come to mind, as well as previously mentioned the rat-tail or ponytail.

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  8. LMAO Awesome!! The last mullet I saw was on the (no offense to anyone) butchest woman I have ever seen in my life. I thought it was surely a man, then she turned around and I had to catch myself from tripping over the lady in front of me. PSA: Gawking and walking don't mix. ;-)

    Love the pics! Who cares if it's legal, it's all in good fun. And just as a side note the (just guessing here) senior pic with the guy and his cat made me very sad, lol, for the cat. Then again that is probably the only *ahem* "kitty" he will ever see up close. :-D Love it!!!!

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    1. Can you look "pretty" with a mullet? Doesn't scream delicate does it? Like I said, you have to be made of some pretty strong stuff to pull off a mullet.

      And yes, we should look for 'cat guy' on America's Most Wanted.

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    2. Oh, yeah, um, I care if it's legal...Mama can't afford a law-suit. Especially from David Bowie. But if he comes after my little 'ol blog, I will lose all respect. And then I will take a picture of myself in an eye patch for my profile. Except glittery.

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  9. i will never understand why hat hair cut was SO popular... EVER! it screams hot mess! The proof is in the pics! LOL!

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    1. Okay, so maybe the mullet was popular and I am in denial because it makes my eye start twitching.

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  10. Wow, evidently "mullet" was a prime topic for the A-Z, because this is the fourth blog I've visited that picked it. And, by golly, everybody seems to have hated that haircut. Um, I kinda liked it. 'Course, I liked the DA back in the '50s, too, so what do I know? Just stopping in on an A-Z fly-by. Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

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  11. Well, the nice thing is that this isn't at all awkward for either of us. The mullet isn't my cup of tea, but like I said, takes a lot of courage to pull that off. Thanks for the well wishes, I will certainly need it. What is your stance on eye patches?

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  12. Oh my. I think I know what I'll be wearing to the zoo tomorrow.

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  13. LOL! Cari They have them here in England too and they're definitely a cry for help - either that or a secret "pervert anonymous" badge we don't know about yet. I was in Paris at the weekend for my birthday and I saw THREE. In a day. Who are these barbers/haridressers that cut them in... lets stop them now! x

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    1. Intervention needed? Okay, whatever, let's talk about Paris, Jen! Forget the mullets, did you see that dress there, or wear it? You could totally pull that dress off, Scarlet.

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  14. You live in the land of Hockey Hair! We need some Blackberry photos! (I'm such a wuss--I would never take a picture like that, but I have no qualms about encouraging you to do so.) Both of my kids had mullets just naturally until they got their first haircuts. We loved joking about it, poor kids. Someday we'll show the world those photos--probably some hokey rehearsal dinner or something.

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    1. Naturally, that's what any good parent would do. Yes, I do live in the land of hockey hair, and hockey teeth. I don't think I'd ever have the guts to snap a picture of someone and post it. ALSO, I don't think I'm very sly either.

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