September 07, 2004
Giambattista della Porta's 16th-century science best-sellers include the Ninth Book of Natural Magick, "How to Adorn Women, and Make them Beautiful." I am particularly struck by Chapter V, "How hair may grow again."
M'kay, I am going to assume this works for men as well as women, skip that burning dung suggestion and go straight to torrifying some pith.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 7, 2004 09:23 AM
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I agree, burning dung is rarely the solution for any of life's problems.
Posted by: Chris Taylor at September 7, 2004 04:45 PM
It should go without saying I am now mentally compiling a list of life's problems for which burning dung is a workable solution.
Posted by: Flea at September 7, 2004 05:11 PM
Most of those involve drunken college rituals, right?
Posted by: Chris Taylor at September 7, 2004 05:14 PM
I didn't comment earlier because I didn't know how to spell the sounds and facial expressions I made when I read it.
I can think of a number of situations in which anointing someone's head with burnt dung and honey would do just fine. Hairloss isn't one of them.
Besides, bald men are sexy.
Posted by: Rue at September 7, 2004 05:57 PM