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Sunday, August 28, 2005

About my amazing powers.

I busted out laughing at the end of the Book Review's "Nonfiction Chronicle" when I came upon this passage from Marion Roach's The Roots of Desire: The Myth, Meaning, and Sexual Power of Red Hair:

"That redheads are untrustworthy, fiery, unstable, hot-tempered, highly sexed, rare creatures is what passes for common knowledge today," writes Roach, a redhead herself. "While we no longer burn them at the stake, we still carry potent, inflammatory beliefs about their power."

It's a shame that Roach no longer carries inflammatory beliefs about herself. I, on the other hand, continue to believe that my hair is not red at all, but orange.

Copyright © 2005 by Philocrites | Posted 28 August 2005 at 8:14 AM

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Dan Harper:

August 28, 2005 10:13 PM | Permalink for this comment

Wow, redheads are all those great things?! Chris, I think there's some real possibilities in "untrustworthy" and "highly sexed" (but don't tell your wife).

And gosh, had I only known all this before my red hair started fading to gray, I coulda been a Casanova or something. Although that bit about burning at the stake doesn't sound fun at all -- maybe there's a good side to going gray after all ;>

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