Driving home from yoga tonight, I heard a story on NPR about the devastating oil spill that's been spreading off the Gulf coast. The reporter talked about how hair is being used as a tool for soaking up the oil. Hair salons all over the country have rallied in a big way; hair is being swept up, boxed, and shipped off to some place where it gets stuffed inside of nylons, kinda like sausages, and used along the shoreline.
But here's the second piece to this story. Nylons? The reporter noted that the wearing of nylons is not what it used to be. The good news is that some companies, like Hanes, have contributed to the cause. But the real heroes (or heroines?) of the story seem to be the transvestites of San Francisco, who have generously donated drawers full of nylons to help with the clean-up effort.
After last week's *silver balls sighting, (I so don't get that), this story was a spirit-lifter. Ordinary American citizens, hair stylists and men in nylons, stepping up, most likely in a good pair of heels, to generously offer a helping hand.
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