I was piddling around with my camera on Thursday, taking pictures of flowers, when I saw this pretty little pair of birds. I don't know what type of finch this is, but they were a dandy little pair. I think the female has a bit of fuzz in her beak for nest-building, but I'm guessing. Maybe she felt like wearing a fancy hat that day.
OK, if men insist on imitating the grooming of women, then at least get it right, ok? I'm talking about the epidemic of young men who are over-plucking or over-waxing the eyebrow area.
Sanjaya on American Idleness is a prime example. Note the bold black furry caterpillars above his eyes. What in those dense forests of manhood could possibly indicate such an abrupt terminus between the brows, leaving a gap so wide one could dry-dock a 747 thereon? I think he's rapidly hurtling toward Xerxes territory, if you know what I mean. Anyway, the growth is so dense that to have such a clean field between the two brows looks utterly unnatural. Then again, if he looked like his natural mono-browed self, the little girls might be crying for another reason.
For all his onanistic prancing onstage, at least Constantine Maroulis didn't over-shoot the brow runway by a mile, and he was a hairy dude. Actually, his brows look nice and may actually be the one aspect of his physiognomy which wasn't over-thunk to a repellent degree.
Quite a few young men I'm seeing about town look like they've been tweezed into oblivion, and frankly, this disturbs me. By all means, mow the thatches of reeds that come bursting forth from ears and nostrils (heads-up, dentists!), and even trim or pluck the two-inchers that rear their heads from the field of the brow and flap boisterously in the wind. But try to look a little less girly. Really. I think I speak for all the gals when I say that you need to be gentlemen and step back and allow us to be the pretty ones.