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Author Topic: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)  (Read 6863 times)

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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #150 on: 05 Apr 2019, 10:05 »

Do you not accept it? You relaying of the information seems pretty matter of fact.

Also as someone who is going bald and has been since 19, I envy those who have grey hair as the primary concern.

Actually, I don't really care. I try to not care about things I can't change, and it really worked in that case.

But grey hair is something you can change, after a fashion. That's what the various brands of hair dye are for, after all; so you don't have to just accept your natural hair color.

As for Marten, I'd say to him, "take note of where the Just For Men is sold, son. You'll be using it in a few more years."

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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #151 on: 05 Apr 2019, 12:40 »

Do you not accept it? You relaying of the information seems pretty matter of fact.

Also as someone who is going bald and has been since 19, I envy those who have grey hair as the primary concern.

Actually, I don't really care. I try to not care about things I can't change, and it really worked in that case.

But grey hair is something you can change, after a fashion. That's what the various brands of hair dye are for, after all; so you don't have to just accept your natural hair color.

As for Marten, I'd say to him, "take note of where the Just For Men is sold, son. You'll be using it in a few more years."
Ignore him, Marty.  It's best just to let Mother Nature have her way with you.  (No matter what you do She's going to win.)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #153 on: 05 Apr 2019, 12:52 »

I like to imagine that today's comic came about because Jeph needed to make the lone hair lighter in panel 2 so it'd be visible against the blackboard, and became inspired from there.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #154 on: 05 Apr 2019, 15:11 »

Do you not accept it? You relaying of the information seems pretty matter of fact.

Also as someone who is going bald and has been since 19, I envy those who have grey hair as the primary concern.

Actually, I don't really care. I try to not care about things I can't change, and it really worked in that case.

But grey hair is something you can change, after a fashion. That's what the various brands of hair dye are for, after all; so you don't have to just accept your natural hair color.

As for Marten, I'd say to him, "take note of where the Just For Men is sold, son. You'll be using it in a few more years."

it's a battle of "OHMYGOD I'M TOO YOUNG FOR THIS" and "does it bother me enough to overcome my lazyness?"
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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #155 on: 05 Apr 2019, 16:40 »

Marten's gray hairs were "causing great surprise or wonder; astonishing". That's from the definition of the word "amazing".

Perhaps his friends could gather and serenade him with "Amazing Grays".
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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #156 on: 05 Apr 2019, 17:00 »

If my white were in the form of a "skunk stripe" I would ROCK THAT SHIT OUT. I used to get silver-colored hair spray specifically to put such a stripe in my hair.

It's very much like the one Veronica has in comic (and about the same length).  But living in a University town, I kinda want to dye it just so I can knock 10 years or so off of my apparent age
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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #157 on: 05 Apr 2019, 17:16 »

:-o what? If my white were in the form of a "skunk stripe" I would ROCK THAT SHIT OUT. I used to get silver-colored hair spray specifically to put such a stripe in my hair.
Marten may have a genetic predisposition to poliosis inherited from Veronica.  Or more likely he's just getting old.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #158 on: 05 Apr 2019, 17:45 »

Also as someone who is going bald and has been since 19, I envy those who have grey hair as the primary concern.

I'm going to stick my neck out and suggest that few people, if anyone, has grey hair as their primary concern. And for those who do profess concern about their grey hair -- well, it's probably not the greys per se that they're concerned about, is it?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #159 on: 05 Apr 2019, 19:29 »

My hair isn't graying.

My mustache, however...
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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #160 on: 05 Apr 2019, 19:55 »

My hair isn't graying.

My mustache, however...


Beards gray independently. there's a lot of people who have either gray beards or gray hair, while the other isn't.

For a reason or two I always thought my beard would gray before my hair would, but apparently I was wrong.


Also, quite often, the goatee area has a slightly different hue than the rest. Friend of mine has a  somewhat reddish hue in the sideburns, turning "normal" hair color towards the front, with a slightly brighter hue at the goatee area.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #161 on: 05 Apr 2019, 22:05 »

No grey yet, but I hope I grey with the confidence of Lee Lin Chin:
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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #162 on: 05 Apr 2019, 22:06 »

I had a full beard and mustache at 14, and at 15 the goatee area and several stripes in my hair went grey.  One plus side was that I was rarely asked for ID when buying beer.  In my case it seems to be linked to my vitalago (skin condition where some skin cells "forget" how to make pigment). I noticed that spots that had stopped tanning had hairs that were white.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3971-3975 (April 1st-5th)
« Reply #163 on: 06 Apr 2019, 17:02 »

Meh, got my first grey hair at 19 - knew it was coming, Dad was almost white at 40, Mum had black hair with a thin streak of white at the temple back in my first memories of her...
But You know what annoys me? Hair gradually becoming grey - but my eyebrows - my ludicrously thick eyebrows - won't follow suit and  stubbornly remain totally black. Silly look, imo.
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