Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Pete is THE Big Scary Bald Guy

Kiri W screaminblue88 at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 28 20:10:01 MDT 2004

hmmmmm......Pete scary? Never, intense ya....scary... no.

Pete shaved off his long blond locks cause his hair got in the way when he 
was surfing, and he is actually 6'7".


>From: ribman at manthey.com.au
>To: <powderworks at cs.colorado.edu>
>Subject: [Powderworks] Pete is THE Big Scary Bald Guy
>Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 09:24:29 +1000
>I know lots of us know Pete's not a fashion-victim ...but here's a quick 
>from an old fart just in case ...
>Pete shaved when it WASN'T trendy to do so.  Back in (?) '78 bald was
>actually really weird.  Extremely few people shaved ... it was actually 
>threatening ... most notable other shaved bald people were Rose Tattoo's
>Angry Anderson (shave-bald and covered in tat's ... ooo scary! ... heh) and
>severe movie-type gang members, ie: in either "The Warriors" or "The
>Outsiders" can't remember which.  The only other bald people were from
>complete hair loss or chemo patients.  It was NOT a desirable look.
>Somewhere about 1990 someone figured that shaving bald was actually a
>great alternative to the monk or combover response to male-pattern-
>baldness.  So suddenly people with failing hairlines hit the razor as a
>hiding place.  Then people with perfectly good hair formation decided that
>it could work for them too.  Hey presto ... Right Said Fred.
>Now Pete shaved (as I recall one story) as a sign of utter commitment to
>the Oils project. It was NOT an attractive look and wasn't intended to be.
>In 1981 (I was 17) a 6ft6 scowling bald guy drenched in sweat and
>screaming about the CIA and bombs was as fear-inducing as hearing the
>grim reaper whisper your name while a great white is circling your surf-
>rant rant rant
>  rob
>On 28 Apr 2004 at 18:51, Beth Curran wrote:
>From:           	"Beth Curran" <bcurran at columbus.rr.com>
>To:             	<ribman at manthey.com.au>, <powderworks at cs.colorado.edu>
>Subject:        	RE: [Powderworks] Austrlia IS the Lucky Country
>Date sent:      	Wed, 28 Apr 2004 18:51:44 -0400
> > Wow, TITS at last, after all these cleavage-free years......Rob, you've
> > made me a very happy woman today!
> >
> > And along similar lines, are we not ALL sick of every other big bald
> > white man on the face of the Earth being compared to PG?  The one about
> > the Right Said Fred guys just about killed me.  Yeah, I too have
> > mistaken oddly unattractive shaved-chested buff poseur men for PG, so
> > long as they were bald.  And come to think of it, I have a little
> > trouble with my 10 year old when summer comes and he requests "a Peter
> > Garrett" (translation:  he wants me to buzzz-cut his blond hair to about
> > 1/8 inch).  You can hardly tell them apart.
> >
> > Sheesh. - Beth
> >

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