Mark Frauenfelder at 11:02 am Mon, Jun 9, 2008
ADVERTISE AT BOING BOING!
"Safe and soft plastic wigs. Fits all head sizes." Wearing one is mandatory here at Boing Boing headquarters. Link
When I first saw this post, my immediate thought was: “How long until someone actually Photoshops Cory Doctorow in one of these wigs?”
46 minutes. Pretty impressive.
They look like rejects from that Lazytown kid show:
Oh yeah. I remember 2 of my 3 sisters having those and playing dress-up (Jen was a baby). They were thin soft plastic and had a dizzying chemical odor. The most completely artificial thing you could put on your head.
That was the summer a lawn dart poked a permanent hole in my leg. It used to be so easy to please us. A plastic machine gun. A Science Kit full of toxic chemicals. Molded artificial hair.
It’s all so different now.
Bruce, sorry about the delay. It actually took me about half an hour to hike from my truck, through the dense Canadian forest, avoiding the carefully laid out laser-traps and nano-swarms, to the SuperSecretBoingBoingBunker. Then it took about 7 more minutes to seduce the lock on the bunker door to open, before I could get into the server battery.
From then it only took another 5 minutes to hack the mainframe, and another 3 or 4 minutes to locate the SuperSecretMeetingsMinutes folder in the NotForFlickr directory.
With the photos located, I immediately uplinked to my follow-sat, and spread the prize to both BoingBoing and WikiLeaks.
Hopefully the public nature of my disclosure will fend off any repercussions, but we all know how dangerous the Boingers are.
If you don’t hear from me in the next … uh! ugh. arar argha rarhga rgh ahhhhh..!
*strained in whisper* h-e-l-p m-e..
How did Cory end up w/ a purply wig?
Reminds me of the alien babes from that old British sci-fi show ‘UFO’ – ALL of those babes had purple hair, thigh-high leather boots, and mini-skirts ….
Ark, you don’t have any of THOSE pix stashed away, do ya?
OMG, someone’s banging on my doo…. no, no NOOO!!!!
..just ..enough.. strength.. to press.. t. the.. send ..button.
[Last Transmission : FAO Gary61]
Can I get a bicycle or motorcycle helmet made in this style?
I was going to write “Well, that’s quaint”, until I realized that I was slightly terrified.
I luv yous Arkky!
Things get intimate with all hands on deck.
Well, it’s better than My First Stripper Pole.
heh heh! Too bad it was just a stocking error. I’ll bet any adults that used it ended up suing for broken legs.
It looks like they’ve got a large wad of cake frosting on their heads.
Holy crap! There were a few of these in the play area of my Kindergarten class. Extremely strange objects.
Booji Boy is hella jealous!
mmm lego hair
My cousin had these. Hot and stinky. But we thought we were soo cool wearin’ ‘em.
Wearing one is mandatory here at Boing Boing headquarters.
Pictures, please! (Or I will Photoshop some myself!)
Internal Staff Photograph of BoingBoing Staff, In Uber Secret Ritual-Wear, Leaked!
See the shocking truth here!
I wonder if this is how Lipsynka or Lady Bunny got their start?
oh…thanks Arkkie, just pissed meself…
I remember wanting this when I was very young. I was an idiot.
@6 – Stefan
Unless you, too, are an alumnus of Becky’s Kiddie College, these things must’ve been more common than I thought.
They went well with the Devo-esque matching JFK hair-helmets for the guys, though.
lol, my sisters had this!! We used to use them for buckets…
I remember playing with one of these when I was little with a cousin of mine. Fun times. We also had those plastic dolls with the large plastic bell shaped skirts. Then we’d go to the Ben Franklin and get an orange push-up and listen to Zager and Evans’ “In the Year 2525″. Good times.
I want to see Xeni wearing the redhead wig.
Hey! what happened to Arkizzle’s link??
Only one? Feh! Are you too gripped by fear to unleash the dreaded Tri-Color Wig Tower upon an unsuspecting world?
Unless the child has their hair dyed an exotic color, one of the fake wigs is always going to be redundant.
I guess they could like the hair style, but WHO could like those?
that…is truly,truly intimidating
I tried to cheat ‘em out of some pennies by direct linking to the pic, instead of using their ad-gateway..
Here’s the “correct” link
thanks for that – and screw the greedy jerks!
The fake link aside, pics of entire staff or it didn’t happen.
“fake”? Like I said above, this was leaked.. from like, a super-secret server buried deep in the Canadian heartlands..
Jeez, what kinda evidence do u gotta have these days..
Admittedly, the mods aren’t in that picture.. but they were dancing around in their cherub outfits, behind the camera, out of frame.. i swear.
We totally had these wigs when I was a kid and we thought they were weird, but effective.
LATEX cherub outfits, I’ll have you know.
This scan is actually the picture on the box. My mom had this when she was a girl, and my brothers and I would actually, break them out of storage and put them on. God I wish I had a photo of that.
Ark, now add em to the lolCory!
Oh, sorry, I thought that was a given.
Am I the only one who thinks these are completely awesome?
I mean, anything else would just fatigue under the constant wear..
Bwaaaa! The thread lives!
Arkizzle’s art is now my wallpaper.
Why yes Jed, you are. ;)
I was reminded of a favorite Lynda Barry cartoon, in which the wigs showed up and were absolutely horrible; can’t find the cartoon online, but here’s an older review of the same product from earlier this year that cites the comic.
I remember my little sis and her friends having these when I was a kid in the 60s. Even back then, when me and my pals were in the dirt-crawling, bug-eating stages, these things creeped me out.
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