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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

By the Power Vested in Us, We Declare Friday 'Comb Your Hair Like Gavin Newsom Day.' Won't You Send Us Your Photos?

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 5:30 AM

click to enlarge Props to the master
  • Props to the master
In honor of our erstwhile mayor's 42nd birthday on Oct. 10, SF Weekly has declared Friday, Oct. 9 to be "Comb Your Hair Like Gavin Newsom Day."

Your participation in this experiment will, once and for all, answer the critical question that has plagued local social scientists and armchair political psychiatrists: Does combing your hair like Gavin Newsom make you behave like Gavin Newsom, or does behaving like Gavin Newsom induce you to comb your hair like Gavin Newsom?

It's the classic chicken-and-egg, nature-vs.-nurture dilemma -- except L'Oreal hair gunk is involved.

click to enlarge Ladies and gentelmen -- this is perfection. Can you match it?
  • Ladies and gentelmen -- this is perfection. Can you match it?
Anyhow, we'd love to see everyone's contributions on the inaugural Comb Your Hair Like Gavin Newsom Day. Personally, we're uncertain what our weapon of choice should be: Pinaud Clubman (superhold!) or Tres Flores Brilliantine (which, according to its own publicity materials, "continues to maintain its popularity in the Hispanic and ethnic community." Hmmm? What is this "ethnic community" of which you speak? Are Armenians involved? Baltic peoples? Would it behoove Newsom politically to use a popular "ethnic" hair gel?).

So, men and women, send us your scalps! Photos can be uploaded to SF Weekly's Flickr Pool or just sent to your humble narrator right here.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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