October 23, 2015:
Continuing with a Back to the Future theme, in a loose kind of way now, it’s time we turn to one of the greatest action movies to come out of the 1980’s, Lethal Weapon, and more importantly, to its greatest legacy left on pop culture, the mullet.
Ah, yes, the mullet, the greatest hairstyle to hit a generation since the Moe Howard bowl cut, which I guess was just a revision to the old Caesar cut, which was likely the revision to an alpaca’s hair–I’m no hair historian, so I don’t know. From the mullet we have learned a great many thing:
- Bad guys tremble at the sight of a mullet.
- Ladies melt at the sight of a mullet.
- Mel Gibson was at his best in a mullet.
- The Lethal Weapon series died with the movie that did not give us a mullet.
- Bonus Fact: George Clooney and John Stamos gained fame under a mullet. (Not really Lethal Weapon related, but still an accurate observation born from the eighties.)
As you can see, the mullet was important to our culture and to the longevity of Lethal Weapon, Mel Gibson, and maybe the eighties?
Let us never forget the power it had on 1980’s cinema and the stars that had graced our screens.
Long live the mullet!
Want more mullet drama? Come back at 9:00 to read about the epic battle between man and his hair, told in poetry.