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Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Our Crumbling Civilization: Brown Betty Edition

There's really no tasteful way to tell this tale, but I'll try.

I remember when I was young -- nigh onto half a century ago -- there was a hint of scandal associated with hair coloring. The Clairol ads featured a couple women whispering conspiratorially as a smashing blonde walked by in the background, with the headline "Only her hairdresser knows for sure."

Back then, it seemed only bold and brassy women would color their hair, and even then, it was a hush-hush deal between them and their hairdresser.

My, how we've changed. Hair color, tattoos, body piercings, all boldly flaunted, despite the bibilical admonitions like this, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array...." (1Titus 2:9)

Fie on that! Now there's a brave new immodest frontier.

The lead-in to this Ad Age story warns, "If you think a brown betty is an apple tart, you may not want to read further." That would describe me, but I read further and found ... well ... here's a photo of the packaging of this new product ...

... and here's the link if you care to venture into the world of "color for the hair down there" and more evidence of our crumbling civilization.

hat-tip (aren't you ashamed of yourself): Jim
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