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What happened?

There was a time, roughly 25 years ago, when the sight of a guy with manicured hair that swooped artfully down over his forehead told you all you needed to know: not only was he a douchebag, he was totally, soullessly evil. Consider Johnny from The Karate Kid, or Steff from Pretty in Pink:

Alas, those days are gone. Now, these hair farmers (not my term, sadly) are the heroes. Take it away, Justin Bieber and Zac Efron:

And oh yeah – GET OFF MY LAWN!


  1. Jonathan Webb says

    Good call Matthew. I wonder what the mark of today's movie villain is. Maybe the hair slicked back like the guy in "Edge of Darkness"?

  2. Quin Finnegan says

    Is that James Spader?

  3. Matthew Lickona says


  4. Bernardo says

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