Saturday, March 15, 2008
Following on from Nige's much loved Stubble? Beard? What Is It? post, I feel the time has come to break the taboo on the matter of ear hair. This (not for the faint hearted) dramatises the issue - if this man goes bald, he could have the most amazing comb-over - but it is a matter that has troubled me ever since I conducted an appalling interview with a very prominent figure, appalling because I was so fixated on his prominent ear tufts that I barely took in a word he said. The lady who cuts my hair recently told me she's always having to trim her husband's ears. Imagine what would happen if she slipped... Yes, I'm afraid there is something deeply troubling about ear hair, the locks that dare not speak their name.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 6:28 am