Our most recent poll sought to gauge your views on the question of how seemingly subtle, self-deprecating hair jokes make their way into the Bill Shatner sitcom $#*! My Dad Says. Only 7% thought that the writers, much to Bill Shatner's surprise, ask if they can include them; 14% thought that all sides, including Bill Shatner, agree to put them in to add some much-needed spice to the show; 19% thought that Bill Shatner was the one asking for them, while a quarter of voters thought that the hair jokes in the show had nothing to do with Bill Shatner's hair. 33%, the largest share, thought that the writers of $#*! My Dad Says just threw them in the script and hoped that Bill Shatner wouldn't notice.
Thanks, as always, for voting!
A quick roundup of some of the latest Bill Shatner toupee news:
A sportswriter reporting on a basketball game in the US between the Portland Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers noted that "The Blazers, meanwhile, feasted on a Cavaliers defense that overcompensated more than William Shatner's toupee." A simple but effective analogy!
Meanwhile, several media reports have noted that the young Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has followed in William Shatner's shoes by selling a piece of himself. Bieber raised more than $40,000 for a dog charity when he put up some of his shorn locks for sale on eBay. The hair was purchased by Goldenpalace.com, the same on-line casino that in 2005 paid $25,000 for Bill Shatner's kidney stone - the actor then donated the cash to a housing charity.
Possibly William Shatner's kidney stone - image sourced here.
Naturally, Bieber couldn't donate a kidney stone because he is far too young to have one, while Bill Shatner couldn't donate a lock of his hair because he doesn't have any to spare! But, these sales raise an obvious question: how much could Bill Shatner raise for charity by selling one of his old toupees? Possibly millions, we think!