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Long Hair Steals Brain Energy

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posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 07:32 AM
Okay ....... at first this will seem like it isn't really news worthy.
(And honestly, it is rather comical) However, it is interesting
to read what the people who run North Korea are up to and how
they think. This story is .... well .... interesting, if not a little
entertaining. I feel sorry for the N. Koreans. They have leaders
who believe this, or at the very least believe that the N. Koreans
are idiots and will believe this.

Instead of spending their time and money (the little they have)
on enforcing haircuts on men... perhaps they could have spent
the time and money on educating their people to a higher standard
so they can build their own farm equipment to grow food, or
whatever. Something a little more important in a country with
much of it's peasantry is going hungry, something more important
than haircuts.

BBC News
January 8, 2005

North Korea has launched an intensive media assault on its latest arch enemy - the wrong haircut.

A campaign exhorting men to get a proper short-back-and-sides has been aired by state-run Pyongyang television.

The series is entitled Let us trim our hair in accordance with Socialist lifestyle.

While the campaign has been carried out primarily on television, reports have appeared in North Korean press and radio, urging tidy hairstyles and proper attire.

It is the strongest media campaign against men's sloppy appearances mounted in the reclusive and impoverished Communist state in recent years.

The propaganda drive on grooming standards has gone a stage further than previous attempts. This time television identifies specific individuals deemed too shoddy.

Crew cut

Pyongyang television started the campaign last autumn with a five-part series in its regular TV Common Sense programme.

Stressing hygiene and health, it showed various state-approved short hairstyles including the "flat-top crew cut," "middle hairstyle," "low hairstyle," and "high hairstyle" - variations from one to five centimetres in length.

The programme allowed men aged over 50 seven centimetres of upper hair to cover balding.

It stressed the "negative effects" of long hair on "human intelligence development", noting that long hair "consumes a great deal of nutrition" and could thus rob the brain of energy.

Men should get a haircut every 15 days, it recommended.

More of News Article

[edit on 1/11/2005 by FlyersFan]

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 08:04 AM
Sounds like the North Koreans are getting conscripted heh. You're right Crazy Kim and his cronies are comical
I really feel sorry for those who are suffering under this administration.

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 08:13 AM
Anynoe have a good picture of Einstein ?

Perhaps we can send it to Kim and his nutcracker cronies.

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 08:49 AM
Its this only targeting men? I guess educating their people is not top priority to Kim, "keep then dumb and naive and very, very afraid."

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 09:21 AM

Originally posted by marg6043
Its this only targeting men?

Great point! I guess it's okay for the women to
be dumbed down by 'brain drain' with long hair, but
ya' just gotta' look after the men and keep them smart!

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 11:18 AM
Did you look at the slideshow in the article? North Korea has TWO television series on the issue. "Let us trim our hair in accordance with socialist lifestyle" and "Hairdressing and our living" Not even Fox could liven up those duds.

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 02:17 PM
If the Great Leader himself took a crewcut, he would need yet higher plateausoles to make up for the loss of his artificially voluminized hair..

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 02:23 PM
Well, I guess this theory would explain the Mullet. . .

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 04:12 PM
Doesnt Kim Jong Ill have a crazy haircut himself?

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 04:19 PM
More Crazy stuff from Kim Jong Ill not as bad as their hereditary punishments. If you are found to be a enemy of the state there not only are you punished but so is your family for 3 generations.

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 06:00 PM
Well.. we should just nuke them anyways.

(a.c. joke)

Really though.. HOW DO WE KNOW that isn't a regular programmed TV series over there?

And to tell you the truth.. dammit.. I haven't had a good hair cut in about 2 years (no matter HOW much money I spend on it.. no # - I've spent a lot - hairdressers just don't take me seriously in this city... however... they... will ... SOON) .. ahem

I WOULD WATCH..."Hair Makeover NKorea", over Survivor/American Idol ANY DAY!

I COULD PROBABLLY get more out of it.. actually.. I'd sit the chick who gave me THIS (/points to head) monstrosity I'm sporting at the moment and explain to her that at least the NKoreans have FUNCTIONING HAIR CUTS! I can't do ANYTHING with it.. when I try .. I end up looking like Wolverine.. which would have been cool when I was 15.. not so cool now.

What were we talking about?

Oh yeah.. I feel bad for those people.. real bad actually. BUT! No matter how bad I feel about the state of their state, I will NOT advocate attacking their country and dropping democracy on them from orbit. That will not make me or them feel better about the situation.

Shadow, thanks for the 411.. learn something new every day eh? Thats really frelled up.

"Its alright doc! The family are in denial! I won't let them hurt each other!"

posted on Jan, 11 2005 @ 08:25 PM
Vis Mega, yeah attacking N. Korea would be a bad idea, specially with Crazy Kim with his pudgy little finger on the NUKE S. Korea button. That would not go down well with the rest of the World and it could lead to political isolation for the USA, not to mention massive civil unrest in the USA. Man if Bush attacks N. Korea he could be the first sitting president to get strung up by a lynch mob...well maybe not, I was exagerating just a bit but the Fallout would be bad.

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