Friday, November 16, 2007

Anyone else catch this headline?

“Tomorrow on ‘Good Morning America,’ our correspondent faces the greatest fear of women undergoing cancer: losing her hair.”

Anyone else a little uneasy over it?


  1. Not so much uneasy, as completely bemused. How did they figure out this information? Did they have some survey -- "please check, below, the things that most worry you about your recent cancer diagnosis; order your choices with the most important as #1" -- or did they just make it up?

    I figure the second.

    Oh, ok, NOW I'm uneasy.

  2. What really got me today in a way I never got before was the song "Button up your overcoat." Someone at work was humming it today and the line "Take good care of yourself, you belong to me" got to me... I don't BELONG to anyone!!

    Maybe I'm just mad that there was snow on the ground this morning.

  3. I played Bobby Randall in the JCC production of Good News; I sang that song. Both the male and the female parts sing that line to each other.

  4. gads. of course women only care about losing their hair. and their boobies, can't forget that.

    oh damn now I've rolled my eyes so far back in my head I can't see. hate it when that happens.

  5. In fairness (I don't know), I've heard that the hair loss thing can be a very significant trauma -- it's the first apparent tragedy. And you know, vanity.

    Of course everyone's different. Sex and the City did an episode or two on this, no?

  6. What makes you think any of us watch Sex and the City, Mr. Big?

  7. Well, I do watch Sex and the City. However, Sex and the City is hardly a viable source of statistical research. Also, the context of whatsherface losing her hair has to be taken into account. She is already a very appearance-conscious character who is often in the spotlight due to her s/o and her high-flying job as a PR person.

    There is also a scene where she is a speaker and is finally like, "F this wig, I'm sick of it" in front of a huge room of 300. It's more a statement of whether to try to cover up your chemo problems or not.

    Bram, don't try to use Sex and the City as the basis of your argument.

  8. I wasn't. Just saying the show explored the issue. Which it sounds like it did, dramatically.