Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Welcome to Shatner's Toupee

Welcome to Shatner's Toupee, the definitive resource regarding William Shatner's toupee. What we will try to do here is to piece together all the clues and try to resolve some of the mysteries...Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave your messages in the comments sections. We are big fans of Shatner and our aim is not to ridicule but rather to inform. There are a lot of misperceptions about Shatner's toupee, so let's try to set the record straight!

13 comments:

  1. I have to admit, I had my reservations about this site at first. But upon reading through this blog, it is light hearted and amusing withiut being mean and malicious. I have always thought William Shatner was good looking regardless of wearing a toupee. Thank you for a great blog!

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  2. chrome(dome) magnonAugust 12, 2016 at 5:21 PM

    Every time I visit this blog I find something new, that, for perhaps toupological reasons, stimulates a dark, mysterious part of my brain. Then, when the time comes for me to leave it I keep thinking of Kirk in 'This Side of Paradise' when he's fighting the spores and says (as only the great Shat can) "No. Nooo! I.... can't...LEAVE!" Does this mean that I need help?

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  3. If you have felt the toup's numinous power, and it has entered and inhabits your spirit, and radiates though your present, future and past like a luminous shaft, there is no help for you sorry. And I fear you are indeed under the fearsome sway of the mystical toup.

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  4. chrome(dome) magnonAugust 14, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    geniecoefficient, do you think the constant urge to visit this site at least four times a day will increase? Like eating at least five portions of fruit and veg a day I do feel the positive health benefits of visiting this site at least four times a day but fear that you can have too much of a good thing. Maybe in years to come, health professionals will advise us to not only limit our alcohol intake to so many units per day/week, but also the number of times we can visit this site? You're right; I fear I am indeed under the fearsome sway of the mystical toup.

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    1. Yes, health professionals are becoming more aware of this hazard, but most reject my occult explanation, if for no other reason than the prognosis is so pessimistic (as humans are famously ill-equipped to fight a toupee from the Other World). I haven't noticed that my toupee content cravings intensify over time (they’re already pretty high), but others might habituate to the constant intake of toupee information, after which they begin to administer dangerous doses of satirical articles and choice visual toupee artifacts. I do not have any advice for those so afflicted. It may comfort you to know that people at the forefront of disease therapy are preparing an entry in the DSM on Acute Faux-Follicular addiction, and the best minds are working apace on an effective treatment. Contrary to my previous statement, there is hope.

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  5. chrome(dome) magnonAugust 15, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    Thank you my fellow toupism affectee, that means a lot. Just knowing that there are others so affected out there and that effective treatment is on its way is helping to fortify my resolve in fighting this dubious addiction. I hope the help does come soon, as, in an attempt to nullify the sometimes overpowering urge to visit this site I have taken to watching DVDs of old 60s and 70s television series in an attempt to take my mind off things. Unfortunately, although this has helped to a degree, it has made me more aware of toups worn by other actors at this time. I have considered train spotting or even bird watching as an alternative therapy, but fear my urges to return to this website may return and overpower me when I spot toup evoking birds such as a Hooded Merganser, Gloster Canary, or (tho much less likely) a Bald Eagle. I will stay strong.

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    1. People... if you want to avoid toup thoughts, for the love of heaven DO NOT GOOGLE the Gloster Canary (Hooded Merganser is pretty toup-evoking too). You were warned.

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    2. Well I was warned yet couldn't help myself. Let me say that the Power of the Toup is definitely present in these glorious creatures. And I got a good chuckle!
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  6. chrome(dome) magnonAugust 15, 2016 at 11:13 PM

    As President of the Society for Discouraging Unfair Ridicule Aimed at Gloster Canaries (SDURAGC), may I take this opportunity to say that all of my members have declared themselves to be toup free and naturally follicular. We trust that a website aimed at exposing any of our members as toup wearing charlatans (in the nicest possible sense) will not be forthcoming. Most of our members have declared themselves to be Shat the Great fans and, in a recent poll ascertaining which of his screen performances rank highest overall, the resounding winner was TJ Hooker (presumably as Mr Shat's hair in this series looks the safest place in which to nest). We salute you Mr Shat.

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    1. Hahahaha. As for the Hooded Merganser -this is astonishing, the raised "hood" conjures the late, Voyage Home-era Half Dome TJ. Uncanny! If I am not mistaken there are readers of this blog who cannot help reacting to the TJ as they would to bug-infested rotten meat, so if you are one of those, don't look! However, if we are going judge on cuteness, that sweet-looking bird in its TJ crushes Shatner on his best toupee day. I am sorry to say!

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  7. chrome(dome) magnonAugust 17, 2016 at 12:33 PM

    In an attempt to rid myself (or at least reduce the urge to visit the site every four hours) of this dubious addiction to shatnerstoupee.blogspot, I have considered many things. Acupuncture, reflexology, wearing an energy-deflecting golfer pendant, leeches, hypnosis and even rebirthing therapy have seriously crossed my mind (well, at least one of the methods anyway). However, the one method that I believe will work is a variation of staring at goats. I believe a sustained burst (10+ minutes) of staring at one picture of Shat the greats toup (probably circa 1975) will effectively kill off the toupological desire to constantly visit this site. There is a distinct possibility that this method will work, however there is a guaranteed certainty that the method will also result in my being locked up in a facility with many padded cells and the key being thrown away (think Sam Neill in In the Mouth of Madness). If I do choose this route, which toup (circa 1975) should I select? Maybe I'll just take up fly fishing instead...

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  8. hey chrome me to. i took up toup dancing to help me get over it. could try a pic of shatner from fade in to murder. good luck

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  9. Someone may have picked this up before (maybe I already did myself and I've forgotten) but this great GQ interview with fellow Katz customer Burt Reynolds from Dec 2015 (when Burt was promoting his - excellent & well-worth-reading - autobiography) contains the following pair of smoking-gun, lest-there-be-any-doubt paragraphs about the Katz/Shatner relationship:

    "You've made no secret of wearing toupees. When you made Deliverance , did you have a stunt toupee?
    That was all me! That was my real hair. It wasn't much. But it was me. You know, if I had it to do over again, I would do it natural. Not wear a toupee. But I ended up seeing this guy William Shatner sent me to. Edward Katz. He's a genius at what he does. Best guy in the business.

    Why?
    Because his pieces are so hard to spot. And he listens. He gets it. And he tells you what's best. Most guys with toupees overcompensate. They want too much hair. They end up piling it high, looking like a weird flower. But if someone offered me a movie now—and I'm still waiting for one—I'd go back to my natural look. With whatever I have left up there."

    http://www.gq.com/story/burt-reynolds-trump-toupee-paul-thomas-anderson

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