The Merkin: A Retro Style

If you’re searching for that extra something to complete your new look for a new semester, why not try a merkin?

“What’s a merkin?”

Well, I’m glad you asked. According to Wikipedia, “A merkin (first use, according to the OED, 1617) is a pubic wig, originally worn by prostitutes after shaving their genitalia to eliminate lice or disguise the marks of syphilis. There are many different ways of wearing a merkin, although most involve placing the merkin on the vulva or the scrotum.”

I think it’s just a great idea for everyone.

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You Look Nice Today

The internet is sometimes filled with wonderful gems of humor and wonderment. One of these gems is You Look Nice Today: A Journal of Emotional Hygiene. Mostly, It’s just 3 guys talking about nothing on Skype. At the same time, it’s mostly hilarious and filled with very vague pop culture references from the 1920’s and/or 1930’s.

They’ve had a dozen or so episodes so far including a wonderful series with guest stars John Hodgman and Jonathan Coulton. Go give them a listen at

A video example of their humorous styling:

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