August 28, 2003
Questions That Don’t Keep Me Up At Night
“…But I’m also a member!”
They call it the Hair Club For Men.
Why is it that they are so careful to qualify the club as for men only? Is it because their rival Hair Club For Women taunts them so, or is it just a vestige of the same sentiment that produced the clubhouse on the corner with the sign “No Girls Allowed” (with one backwards “S”) posted in the window?
And how can they get away with calling it a club? It’s not a Hair Club! No one joins a yacht club with the wish of getting a boat. What a misnomer!
I’ll tell you what it sounds like to me.
It’s a cult.
You’ve got all these people, promised unreceivable gifts, lured in by some false exclusivity to make them feel special, led by a fanatic with delusions of grandeur. It’s a mass suicide waiting to happen. In fact, now that I think about it, I haven’t seen those commercials for a while…