Monday, March 06, 2006

I Demand Special Protection

It would seem that those of my ilk are soon to be found on the Endangered Species List:

"A study by the World Health Organisation (sic) found that natural blonds are likely to be extinct within 200 years because there are too few people carrying the blond gene. According to the WHO study, the last natural blond is likely to be born in Finland during 2202."

I don't know if this is some sort of thinly veiled anti-miscegenation propaganda, or what. But if our inherent genetic recessiveness doesn't do us in, the lack of ozone will. Anyway, I recently concealed my blondeness; I am now superficially a brunette (gasp!). Nonetheless, I would like to be given special status as a fragile member of the ecosystem. Seriously though, worrying about a future without blondeness (though any lessened diversity seems sad to me), is far less disturbing to me than the loss of an actual species, say, the silver spotted butterfly, or humpback whales.

Here's a theory on the introduction of blondeness into the pool of Homo Sapiens. I have to say, it seems a bit like forcing on a shoe, but it amuses.,,2087-2058688,00.html

Anyway, even if the gene goes the way of the Dodo, there's always peroxide. Ask Paris, she knows.


jt castleton said...

[insert favorite blond joke here]

kidding, of course

jt castleton said...

well, i admit i did not read the march 5 post right away for lack of time....but i got there eventually.

as for my comments for that day:

to the oscar post i say at least mom didn't yell out "Dolla dolla bill yo," or "It's hard out here for a pimp."

to the amen post i say "jesus is my homeboy."

and to the more serious one i say that i am truly sad to hear of even a 2% chance of something potentially wrong. despite the randomness of a blog friendship i'd be further upset to see this develop as none of us (us being your faithfull audience) would hope.

That being said, your mother's intrusion might be somehow related to her own guilt (which she may or may not recognize). She might feel wholly responsible for passing on the genetics and potentially the disease, and thus be trying to take care of it for you. just a thought.

be well.