Sunday, April 10, 2011

What Was the Question?

This boy is getting ready to fly away to college
but before he goes he is keeping us entertained
with his funny ways.

He wrote this parody of the "To Be or Not to Be" soliloquy for an English assignment.

Toupee or not toupee- that is the question: 
Whether ‘tis better for a man to suffer
The contempt and rejection of beautiful girls
Or to take arms against a lack of hair
And, with a wig, end them. To comb, to brush-
Have hair-and with this hair to say we end
The heartache and the thousand missed opportunities
That scalps are heir to- tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To strut, outside
Outside, perhaps with wind. Ay, there’s a catch,
For with that jaunt of locks what breeze may come,
When we have covered up this glossy cranium
That’s a thought. There’s one fear
That gives baldness such long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The thinning forest, the dying lawn,
The curse of the comb over, the wrong approach,

That hair gel from the cabinet sends
Next to hairspray. Who would bear this,
To work and toil under a barren skull,
Unless something is worse than male pattern baldness?
The dangerous toupee that often brings
Unnatural hairlines, whispered jokes
And makes us rather accept the hair we have
Than try for more from another’s head?
Thus wigs make bald-heads of us all,
And thus the tempting thought of hair
Is beat by the works of better reason,
And the troubles of little hair and much scalp
Compared toupee, lose their clout
And baldness feels just fine.



Sue said...

Apparently the apple does not fall far from the tree.

Great job!


Dixie Mom said...

I'd say he's funny...and spot on! What a great kid you have there..

Holly said...

Oh yeah, he will do just fine in college. Funny kid. Is he going to be staying in AZ? Curse those tuition rate hikes!

just call me jo said...

You have quite the budding writer there. Hope he's not going too far away.

Anna M said...

oh man, I am jealous at his abilities.

"what breeze may come"

HA! awesome

Pondside said...

I think he's hair to a family tradition!

Pondside said...

....and of course, I meant a family tradition of writing!

karen said...

That was brilliant! I can tell he's your son. I loved that.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Tis obviously in the genes. LOL What a riot. Your son is creative and hilarious. Is college ready for him?

Christine Jain said...

Hahahahaha. Go Joey. That is fantastic. You've taught him well. And/or passed along your genes well. I'm guessing both.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

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Michelle Teacress said...

Gee, I wonder where he gets his sense of humor. ;)

My favorite part is his use of 'glossy cranium'. Haha!

Connie said...

So what kind of grade did he get? Absolutely hilarious! Those photo's were a perfect visual.

kate said...

toupee = most awkward thing EVER.