Shampoo Your HAIR Club For Men . . . or . . .
(or...How Great Thou ART History)
Jeopardy? No, I think it was Wheel of Fortune.
Back in the day, I won millions on that show. Well, had I been a real contestant instead of sitting on my couch, I might have won millions, or at least dozens of dollars. I remember a puzzle they used to feature called "Before and After" which involved combining two phrases, one ENDING and one BEGINNING with the same word. Examples:
"shirt off my BACK to the basics"
"poked in my EYE of the tiger" or
"listen to Chris RICE krispie treats taste good"
I've been studying some art history (nerd), and am learning about an interesting period when one specific change occurred in art. Without giving too much boring detail, over time art has progressed from simple into more complex and realistic representations of a subject.
One trend that I'm noticing is that around the 300's BC, statues and sculptures became more realistic (instead of static and stiff), and you can particularly tell by the hair. Before this time, the hair of the subject was usually represented in a very simple, pattern-like way in painting and sculptures. But 'suddenly' Roman artists began to skillfully represent hair as . . . well . . . hair. Floppy, tussled hair. One of the best examples of this new trend can be plainly seen in the sculptures of Alexander The Great.
What does this have to do with Wheel of Fortune? Nothing, except that one of the phrases they should use in their "Before and After" puzzles is:
"Alexander the GREAT hair."
Either Alexander the Great was the first guy to have really great hair, or this was the first period in history when sculptors started showing what people's hair really looked like. Why is this important? Who cares? I don't know. Like I said, random. Just noticed it, that's all. Ah, the beauty of blogging...
In conclusion, watch less Wheel of Fortune and use that time to study something that interests you (like art history).
In continued conclusion, let's hear some "Before and After" ideas of your own.
And to conclude my conclusion, art is cool. (And so is some people's hair, especially Alexander's...although a mullet might have been a slight improvement for him. Just sayin'.)