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Monday, January 14, 2008

No Afro Picks

posted by on January 14 at 9:40 AM

In the rush to catch a flight, I forgot my afro picks in Seattle.
Photo-0048.jpg I’ve failed to find a shop that sells even one pick in Perugia. Rome might have picks, but it’s over two hours away. I have not combed my hair in a week. It’s been nappy everyday in Perugia.

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I'm sure it's a conscious decision on the part of the Indo-European hegemony to keep you down.

Posted by Judah | January 14, 2008 9:24 AM

lmao. judah ftw!

Posted by Bellevue Ave | January 14, 2008 9:26 AM


Posted by Mr. Poe | January 14, 2008 9:26 AM

You look terrific. Use a wide toothed comb, they must have those.


Posted by mla | January 14, 2008 9:33 AM

In Florence years back there was a store called China Foods that nominally was an Asian food store but really was a one-stop shop for everything a non-Italian might need... Mexican food, American snacks, black hair care products. Of course in Florence there was also a black hair salon. There's a lot of Africans in Italy, no?

Posted by daniel | January 14, 2008 9:37 AM

maybe you could ask that african bar owner in the meredith kircher/amanda knox case where he goes.

Posted by max solomon | January 14, 2008 9:42 AM

White folks use "afro picks" too - they're the best when you have long, tangly hair.

Posted by Pffft | January 14, 2008 9:44 AM

ride the nappy man. ride it.

Posted by Cale | January 14, 2008 9:49 AM

Clearly, your only choice is to shave your head.

Posted by monkey | January 14, 2008 9:49 AM

This is going to be the best movie ever.

Posted by elenchos | January 14, 2008 9:50 AM

Umm, you know....

Posted by Don Imus | January 14, 2008 10:10 AM

@3 agreed. This is racist. Although when it's reverse we just ignore that tiny detail.

Maybe he should sue the country for not being sensitive to his hair needs? I'm sure there is American's with Disabilities Laws in Europe?

If not there should be.

Posted by Reality Check | January 14, 2008 10:27 AM

Can't someone FEDEX you a pick? C'mon... help a brother out y'all.....

Posted by M | January 14, 2008 10:41 AM

wow; a Charles post that makes him seem...gulp...HUMAN!!! and relatable!!

he has my vote now.

Posted by michael strangeways | January 14, 2008 10:54 AM

Behold… the hollow, dead, soulless eyes of the Marxist…

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | January 14, 2008 10:54 AM

They had some in Venice and Florence - and probably did in Milan, but I don't remember seeing them.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 14, 2008 11:06 AM

It also appears that you haven't slept in a week. Party on, Charles.

Posted by Mahtli69 | January 14, 2008 11:09 AM

You look good, nappy man! Don't fight the fuzz!

Posted by Jennifer | January 14, 2008 11:47 AM

Do they have barbers in Perugia?

Posted by mattymatt | January 14, 2008 11:59 AM

That's a long way for natty to be from home.

Posted by Bob | January 14, 2008 12:28 PM

Actually, you should be able to find a barber with a good steel comb - in a pinch it will do.

Posted by Will in Seattle | January 14, 2008 1:28 PM

Ooh, go buy a stylish hat, Charles. You'll look divine; problem solved.

Posted by Irena | January 14, 2008 3:00 PM

Use a wide tooth comb negro. Your post is ignorant on purpose.

Posted by hunh? | January 14, 2008 3:11 PM

everyday nappy?

Posted by STJA | January 14, 2008 4:36 PM

Pardon my ignorance, bu there's nothing in an entire town that you can use, like a serving fork or a pair of chopsticks?

Posted by Lou | January 15, 2008 7:22 AM

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