a blog with cultural bulimia.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

A fad is a fad. Get over it.

The Mohawk Becomes, Well, Cute: "Mohawks were once a signifier of aggression, a visually intimidating extension of the human backbone, or so Celtic warriors believed. They yanked out the hair along the sides of their heads to appear scary to the Romans, who thought they were barbaric. The Mohawk owes its very name to a hardy American Indian tribe who plucked their hair into a strip in times of war. But the battle is over."