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March 26, 2009

Nikolas Schiller gets a haircut from Jacqui Burger

Nikolas Shiller needs no introduction so I won't give him one.

Yesterday he sent me a link to a YouTube video of his recent haircut (above), writing in his email, "This morning I published a short time-lapse video of the haircut I had last [Tuesday, March 24] night. I grew my hair for over a year, so the cut was a bit drastic! I thought you might enjoy the 'mullet moment.'"

Yeah, Nick — me and about six thousand other people around the world.

Remember, when you send me something the default assumption here is that you want me to make you famous.

Well, that's not easy to do if I hide your light under a barrel, is it?

I wonder if Nick realizes that those hair clippings on the floor are solid gold, money in the bank.

Why, the 3-inch-long strand of hair pictured below,


said to be that of Che Guevara, sold at auction in 2007 for $119,000.

You could look it up.

Nick's description of his haircut on YouTube: "After growing my hair out for the last year, I decided to film the long-awaited haircut in my living room using my digital camera's time-lapse recording function. While the haircut was taking place a couple of my housemates come home and watched the haircut — unaware that there was a camera recording.


Music: "Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in F Major"
Composed by Antonio Vivaldi
Performed by the Gardner Chamber Orchestra
Audio directed by flautist Paula Robison

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For those feeling a bit altruistic, Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that we've been telling people about for years. LoL provides hairpieces to children suffering from hair loss due to (or as a result of treatment for) long-term medical conditions such as cancer. My wife and a couple of her friends grew their hair for over a year just so they could donate to LoL. Good thing to remember as people prep for the shorter, more carefree Summer 'dos.

Posted by: Rob O. | Mar 27, 2009 1:02:44 AM

That was most entertaining!

Never being a Vivaldi fan (but always a Paula Robison fan) I just had to listen to it with a little Philip Glass ("Facades") in the background, and then some J. Strauss ("Perpetuum Mobile"). And, of course, the Bacchanale from Saint-Saens' "Samson and Delilah". Y'know, Samson, hair, and all? Anyway, it was good.


Posted by: Flautist | Mar 27, 2009 12:11:30 AM

Thanx as always Joe :)

Street artist Banksy once said, "The time of getting fame for your name on its own is over. Artwork that is only about wanting to be famous will never make you famous. Any fame is a by-product of making something that means something." ...and I will add, once a year time-lapse videos of haircuts included. After all, fame is overrated anyways. Just ask....

As for the hair clippings (the other by-product), I decided to put some of the hair in our compost bin. I'm curious to see how long it takes for worms to eat my hair.

@Milena: I think the sideburns are coming off next week!

Posted by: Nikolas | Mar 26, 2009 4:10:12 PM

Good haircut. I like the sideburns. This was fun.

Posted by: Milena | Mar 26, 2009 2:20:58 PM

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