NOTE TO BACHELORS: put down that razor before you go out this weekend. Researchers in England used a software program to design and morph three male faces – rated equally attractive in clean-shaven form by a group of women – with five levels of facial hair, up to a full beard. This set of 15 faces was then evaluated in random order by another group of women. In line with previous research, perceptions of masculinity, dominance, aggression, maturity, and age all increased in proportion to facial hair. However, attractiveness was highest for light-stubble faces and lowest for clean-shaven and fully bearded faces. The authors note that this result could be due to contemporary fashion, the particular age preferences of the (university) women in the study, or stubble signaling a happy middle ground of masculinity.
Neave, N. and Shields, K., “The Effects of Facial Hair Manipulation on Female Perceptions of Attractiveness, Masculinity, and Dominance in Male Faces,” Personality and Individual Differences (October 2008).
Take it to the bridge now [yeah]
There is no such thing as a bad world in which, for a mere 5,000 US$, you can own a SEX jumpsuit from the godfather of soul.
This reminds me of going to see Diplo play a few days before New Years 2007. As the set was winding down, Diplo played a few James Brown tracks and the DJ gave a series of shout outs to the Godfather of soul, who had just died that day.
Give it up for James Brown, y’all. James fucking Brown!
Crowd g0es wild
Godfather of soul, James Brown, rest in peace we will miss you
Louder crowd cheering
Then another DJ gets up on the mic:
And give it up for Gerald R. Ford, rest in peace man!
(apologetically) He seemed like a nice guy…
Diplo back on the mic:
James Brown, y’all James Brown
Crowd goes wild again.