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Sometimes I forget how lucky I am, not living in Iran.
July 23, 2010 11:33 AM   Subscribe

Iranian kids brush off the government's approved hair cuts. For shame! A video at Al Jazeera's channel about hair drama in Iran. Read the Youtube comments if you have an intolerance-tolerant stomach.
posted by Tarumba (24 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Sometimes I forget how lucky I am, not living in Iran.

There are a hell of a lot of worse places to live. Good to see that they are resisting and subverting the government's controls.
posted by knapah at 11:47 AM on July 23, 2010


They want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy, snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty, oily, greasy, fleecy, shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen, knotted, polka-dotted, twisted, beaded, braided, powdered, flowered, and confettied, bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied, hair like Mohammed wore it, Hallelujah, they adore it.
posted by mattdidthat at 11:49 AM on July 23, 2010 [9 favorites]


Ugh, it's stories like this that make me think we aren't getting the whole story. I imagine the reality is not much different than some Iranian Sarah Palin acquiring some attention over some personal intolerance.
posted by rhizome at 11:55 AM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Finally! This is actually a huge step in the right direction. I've long thought that government should ONLY be involved in regulating and enforcing haircuts. Nothing else.
posted by parallax7d at 11:55 AM on July 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


MORE government is ALWAYS the answer.

LESS government is NEVER the answer.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 11:59 AM on July 23, 2010


Iran, let my mullets grow.
posted by The Whelk at 11:59 AM on July 23, 2010 [4 favorites]


Is Iran going to have its "In Soviet Russia"-type jokes now?
posted by meowzilla at 12:00 PM on July 23, 2010


Bizarre Canadian link to Iran's haircut policy
posted by antifuse at 12:02 PM on July 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


MORE judgment and context about government's role is NEVER the answer.

LESS government is ALWAYS the answer.
posted by DU at 12:03 PM on July 23, 2010


Well I noticed the male program hosts on Press TV have been sporting some serious spikes lately. I miss hoder.
posted by hortense at 12:06 PM on July 23, 2010


Meanwhile, in Japan..
posted by Mr Mister at 12:10 PM on July 23, 2010 [7 favorites]


Heh. Iran has nothing on North Korea where they trim their hair in accordance with the socialist lifestyle
posted by I_pity_the_fool at 12:30 PM on July 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


I've long thought that government should ONLY be involved in regulating and enforcing haircuts.

Just wait till I'm in charge, everyone will be wearing a high top fade. Under penalty of death.

Everyone.

Pets too.
posted by quin at 12:32 PM on July 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


Fucking (risking their lives and freedom) hipsters!
posted by Panjandrum at 12:49 PM on July 23, 2010


Have they outlawed that Justin Beiber comb-over?
posted by anniecat at 12:50 PM on July 23, 2010


> Just wait till I'm in charge, everyone will be wearing a high top fade

We're all ahead of the game on that one here, even Pantagruel the fish. But we thought it was called the Eraserhead.
posted by jfuller at 12:55 PM on July 23, 2010


This is a kind of thin outrage filter post, but here's Colbert's take on the story, anyway. It should be noted that the ayatollahs are just making this up as they go and there's really no basis in traditional Islamic law for this.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:55 PM on July 23, 2010


Um, so what was the QUESTION?
posted by monospace at 12:55 PM on July 23, 2010


I know a wonderful gay Irishman who went through Iran a couple of years ago on his trip around the world. He said Iranians had the best hair of any men anywhere.
posted by Catblack at 1:00 PM on July 23, 2010


bah, wonderful gay irishmen say that about every nation they visit
posted by mannequito at 1:48 PM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, Iran; Iran, so far away...
posted by prinado at 2:22 PM on July 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


In other great moments in state-mandated coiffure, Nurhaci says shave that forehead and get braiding.
posted by Abiezer at 7:56 PM on July 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Sometimes I forget how lucky I am, not living in Iran.

There are a hell of a lot of worse places to live. Good to see that they are resisting and subverting the government's controls.
posted by knapah at 11:47 AM on July 23 [+] [!]

Of course. I am also happy I wasn't born in Rwanda, Srebrenica, Irak, Bhutan, Cuba, etc.

And yes, I think they are extremely brave (and fabulous!)
posted by Tarumba at 6:38 AM on July 24, 2010


I knew a guy who escaped from Iran in the 80s. He said he was once forcibly kidnapped by morals police and taken to the barbers. Glad to see things are changing a bit.
posted by RedEmma at 11:42 AM on July 24, 2010


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