One of my less-than-favorite boring tasks at work is printing a variety of business-type articles for my boss. Occasionally however these articles are interesting to me as well – I usually at least skim them. And sometimes they yield surprising and unexpected results.
The ‘surprising result’ for me today was the discovery of a new show, ‘Money and politics with Peter Cook’. It’s only on Bloomberg television (which i didn’t even realize existed until today), so some of you may be just out of luck and never get to see Mr. Cook perform. I probably never will, but that has less to do with him and more to do with my lack of interest in politics and my as – limited – as – possible – and – still – surviving – modern – life interest (or lack thereof) in money.
What really gets me about Peter is his hair. Let’s take a look, shall we? This is Ken (er, Peter) in the ad proclaiming his show:
Ok, this is a little small, but you can see clearly all the key hair features. Slightly bushy eyebrows, ‘The Wave’ sculpted look, lots of gel and possibly thinning hair.
Now let’s take a look at some other photos of the same style:
Ok, here the hair is slightly longer, and without the signature wave. Obviously it’s a younger look, but still with that plasticy sprayed-on gel-heavy look. The eyebrows here are more bushy too, but somehow that seems to go with the lankier hair.
Let’s check out the 1980s version of the ‘do:
Again here the hair seems to be a little thicker, but we get a clear sense of what ‘The Wave’ looks like on a a younger man. Still not all that appealing. In fact, I think this particular version of that style gives the guy the appearance of having an enlarged head. Looks better on Peter.
My dentist’s last name is also Cook. I wonder if he’s related to Peter? Probably not, because he doesn’t have Ken-doll hair. And that kind of shape isn’t really a choice – it’s just something your born with. I know – my own Gene Wilder mane sometimes escapes my control – I occasionally long for the rigidity of plastic-head. Just not today.