Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Facial Hair Thing at Lawndale High

Here's an interesting little something I've been noticing. This is a Lawndale High group from "The Lawndale File" with, of course, Kelly and Josh, and there's this guy on the far left I call Number Twelve for obvious reasons. Twelve here has a goatee. Facial hair was forbidden at my high school 35 years ago. Did they relax the ban on beards recently, or what?

Twelve can be seen in another picture posted here from Is It Fall Yet? with Corey also in the background. He looks like he's growing a full beard there, or at the very least forgot to shave that morning.

In fact, several male students at LHS have beards and other facial hair. Maybe it's just because I'm like really old and stuff, you know, but it just looks weird. What do you think? About the facial hair thing, I mean, not about me being old.


the nightgoblyn said...

I had a Castro-sized beard in High School. That was in the early nineties.

James said...

With the nutrition that modern kids get, they look like twenty-five year olds at age eighteen these days.

Kristen Bealer said...

I remember quite a few guys with facial hair in high school (1997-2001 for me). Some girls with facial hair, too... :-p