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Cap'n Inducted Into Poofy Hair Objectivist Society

I'm back from vacation. Among my many fun activities that would make you very very jealous if I told you about them, I was inducted into the ultra-secretive Poofy Hair Objectivist Society. Following in the august styling of such luminaries as Leonard Peikoff and David Kelley, I sported poofy hair one morning.

Leonard Peikoff with poofy hair

Leonard Peikoff with poofy hair

David Kelley with poofy hair

David Kelley with poofy hair

Cap'n Arbyte with poofy hair

Cap'n Arbyte with poofy hair

The initiation process consisted of kidnapping, disorientation, a blindfolded interrogation under a bright light ("it's rational!"), and the recitation of the Oath of the Order of the Poofy Sect (OOPS): "I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never see my hairstylist, nor ask another man to see his."

Curiously, Ayn Rand herself had decidely un-poofy hair. Poofy-haired objectivists do not discuss this.

Ayn Rand with un-poofy hair

Ayn Rand with un-poofy hair

I have learned of a heretical breakaway ideological group that does discuss this, and claims that the OOPS is actually a misquotation and that the whole poofy hair thing is all a big misunderstanding. I find the conflict frightening and am trying to avoid taking a position on the matter so I don't alienate any of my friends.


Happily, the incident appears to have caused no permanent psychological damage to my photographer. But it's pretty hard to tell.

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