Chest hair makes a modest comeback

My friend D emailed the good news:
Gossip Girl Doing Its Part to Bring Chest Hair Back

Actors are men, and men have chest hair. This particular quirk of human anatomy, like natural tooth color, is one that television has spent the last decade annihilating. (Dreamboat actors used to look like this.) But battling natural phenomena is a loser’s game. There’s only so long that you can fight the rising tide, stop the setting sun, or convince Americans that the male body’s ability to sprout pectoral fuzz until death is disgusting. And so, chest hair on television is making a comeback. As proof, please look no further than the young men of Gossip Girl.

Prior to this season, Dan Humphrey and Nate Archibald were clean-shaven from the nose to the navel. (Chuck Bass was never quite, but he’s always worn his shirts buttoned to the top.) But over the course of this year, the gossip boys became men. Apparently, it’s cool to have chest hair once you’re in college.

Hooray! As I’ve said before,

Men, liberate your chest hair! Free yourselves from the shackles of waxing, plucking and shaving. Save the wax for your cars!

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6 Responses to “Chest hair makes a modest comeback”

  1. Nolanimrod Says:

    Guldangit! I used to have lots of chest hair. For my whole life it was out.Now chest hair is in?

    It ain’t fair! Now that I’m old I’m,er, sparse.Why does the stuff that diminishes become valuable just about the time it diminishes?

    Fausta: that was my attempt at a bon mot.

  2. Bastiat Fan Says:

    This is great news! Now if we can get guys to quit this insane trimming and shaving south of the border, I’ll be very happy.

  3. Obi's Sister Says:

    Jon Hamm isn’t shy about showing his hairy chest…

    Just sayin’.

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  5. Fausta Says:

    Mmmmm…Jon Hamm….

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