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Monday, August 14, 2006

Madrid: Volume 4: Cultural Oddities

Current mood: I found myself soiled, sullen, and silly

Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities

Ok so of course going to Europe things will no doubt be different. You can prepare yourself with the knowledge and learn to expect the unexpected. You can work extra hard to be aware of your surroundings and study the culture you find yourself immersed in. But somethings are still just gonna strike you as odd or different.

One such phenomenon that I was not prepared for was the popularity of the Euro-Mullet. Yes it seemed that everywhere I turned in Madrid the dudes and you know who the dudes are, don't you. The trendy, fashion conscious 20 something males. The dudes were wearing mullets like it was Jeff Foxworthy convention. Now they weren't quite like the American Redneck Classifacation of Mullet. They seemed to be more well groomed, have much more of a definate shape, and more hair care product per square inch than the less civilized U.S. mullet. But rest assured they were still Mullets, short in the front and long in the back.

More on cultural oddities later. For now ask yourself, "Self, do the French carry around French bread as they walk the streets?" The answer is just around the corner in a future blog in the continued series covering my travels of Spain and France.

Currently listening :
Age of Reptiles
By Showbread
Release date: By 01 August, 2006

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