It's been a nutty couple of weeks: hardware failures, software failures, financial failures, punishing heat, and cat vomit. I've been trying to scrape together some time to puzzle out Webkit and get a release of Scrapoplexy out the door. So after neglecting my poor readers for all this time, now that I've got a new computer and a spare moment, what am I commending to your attention? Strom Thurmond's hair.
The Newshour's coverage of Thurmond's death (it was in the intro, or I'd link it) contained footage of his vituperative televised announcement that the Democratic Party no longer made him feel welcome:
The Democratic Party has forsaken the people, to become the party of minority groups, power-hungry union leaders, political vultures, and big-businessmen looking for government contracts and favors.
Before you injure yourself attempting to wrap your head around that last bit,, let me give you a less vexing quandary on which to focus: in this clip, in 1964, Strom Thurmond is stone bald. How'd that happen? He had lustrous red locks until the day he died. I wonder what year he got them. 05:34PM «
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