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Advance notice - Which is not unduly obvious, as I am about to explain
Advance notice
So I'm going to be having a movie night at my place, and suddenly I get an e-mail from one of the guests who'll be coming. She asks if I'd mind if one of the guests can use my place to give another one of the guests a haircut, because university students in Winnipeg will do all sorts of things to save twenty bucks.

So I said sure, use the laundry room, it's ugly and the floor is cement, but it's easy to clean up in there.

The next day, I had an idea. Aah, the joys of advance preparation!


Current Mood: gleeful

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pyat From: pyat Date: September 22nd, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
You made a serial killer shrine! Awesome! ;)
dronon From: dronon Date: September 22nd, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
...What?? No!!! No no no! Aieeee!

Edit: Actually, come to think of it, I hadn't realized until now the many common features of a serial killer shrine and a barbershop/salon layout...

Now you've reminded me of the film "Roadkill" where a young woman from the city gets lost in northern Ontario while looking for a wayward rock band. Various characters over the course of the film teach her how to drive. At one point she ends up with a guy named Russell, and while making conversation, asks what he does, and he says he's a serial killer, only he hasn't started yet.

I forget his lines - I think he still has to figure out the kinds of people he'll kill, what his signature will be, and then with some bitterness he says something like, "Most people think you're only successful if you go down to the States, but I'm going to change all that." But his best line, thankfully, I found online:

"Well, I've never really killed anyone before, but that's what I'm shooting for. That's my ambition. I know it's a hard profession, and it's a competive field and getting tougher every year. You have to kill about 20 people now before you're taken seriously, But let's face it, what other options do I have? There's not a lot of opportunities up here for social mobility. I mean you can either become a hockey player or take up a life of crime. And I have weak ankles, so there you go. "

Edited at 2012-09-22 02:59 pm (UTC)
From: cjthomas Date: September 22nd, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I recognize absolutely none of these people with questionable hairstyles. I'm pretty sure I should be glad for that.

Though middle-row-left _does_ look a bit like the actor who played Anakin Skywalker.
dronon From: dronon Date: September 22nd, 2012 03:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Me neither, I found most of them by doing a Google image search for men's hairstyles. The only two deliberate images - the guy on the top left is a member of the German soccer team. (I forget his name, but the person getting his hair cut is proud of his German heritage, so I'm wondering if he'll notice.) And the one on the far-left with the blue shirt is from the 80s new wave band Flock of Seagulls, which was a suggestion from a co-worker.

Oh, and once the haircut gets going, I have the music from the Bugs Bunny barber-of-Seville cartoon music all queued up. :)

Edited at 2012-09-22 03:14 pm (UTC)
porsupah From: porsupah Date: September 22nd, 2012 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm getting a strong ST:TOS vibe from the (apparently!) Flock of Seagulls guy, as if they'd remade it in the 80s. (And how come no sci-fi production ever deviates from either current fashions, or a vaguely "futuristic" style, generally involving boringly slick hairstyles for males, and pageboy for females)

The far right reminds me strongly of Alan Partridge. The far right photo, I should say.
lupine52 From: lupine52 Date: September 22nd, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL, the glue, WD-40 and hedge clippers instead of proper gel and a pair standard pair of blunt edged scissors is such a testament to your oddball humor

Though if you had one a flowbee and a shopvac would have been just as silly.

kfops From: kfops Date: September 22nd, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well stocked, but where's the iodine and leather strap.
dronon From: dronon Date: September 23rd, 2012 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)
It's all I had to work with! Well, I was also thinking about spreading ketchup on my palm and leaving a bloody, smeared handprint on top of the dryer, but then I thought, enh, I'll have to clean it up later.

Anyway, it went over well tonight! And my guest did indeed recognize the German soccer player thrown into the bunch.

skippyfox From: skippyfox Date: September 23rd, 2012 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
The glue is a fantastic touch. Now if you can make the room smell like hair and chemicals instead of laundry...:P
aurifer From: aurifer Date: September 23rd, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha! I hadn't gone in, but I saw the "Hare Salon" sign and laughed. The music brought back memories, too.

I love the hedge clippers and Band-aids.
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