Manhattan: I feel sorry for every bald man on Earth. They did nothing wrong to lose their hair, which can destroy a person’s self-esteem. But nothing could look worse than Mr. Clean’s shaved head, and I wish they would retire this hideous trend (only a few men can pull it off, like Yul Brynner).
Yes, I get that you don’t want to look like a banker or a politician, but look at Bernie Sanders’ fantastic hair. He makes the comb look great! Also, Mr. Clean’s look doesn’t make sense from any angle. The Edge of U2 always wears a comfortable cap, which not only looks infinitely better, but means you don’t have to shave your head every day or even every week! Two hundred years ago they wore powdered wigs, which is also better than the painful Mr. Clean look! You have to shave your head every day, to look worse?
If I were a bald man, I might go as far as tattooing “hair” on my head for less discomfort. They spend millions to put tattoos in less logical places on the body! Or I would wear wigs like Elton John, which looks so much better than a shaved head.
In my parents’ yearbooks, all the men had to put greasy Brylcreem in their hair. That’s not only gross, but it was a waste of time and money! Please stop looking at Mr. Clean! That’s lose-lose-lose! larkin novak
Bronx: My cat Rocky Shamrock made it to the semifinals in the America’s Favorite Pet competition! The contest started with more than 50,000 cats. Only 16 left! It would be nice if this got a bit of exposure. Help him win this thing! Kevin O’Brien
Jamaica: How quickly we forget! In 2019, the best film of the Academy Awards was “Parasite”, the best director was “Parasite”, the best original screenplay was “Parasite”, the best international feature was “Parasite”; to date, the only nominee to win best picture in both categories. ! Don’t forget that “Parasite” really opened the door, but definitely congratulations to “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. carol grant
Brooklyn: The 95th Academy Awards ceremony was one of the worst made-up shows ever. Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue was too long and set the stage for the misery that followed. How could the Academy have omitted the passing of Chaim Topol in the “In Memoriam” segment? The mere fact that his passing was announced by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed the importance of this person. Also, Kimmel’s comment about Robert Blake was offensive at best. We know what Blake was charged with years ago. Teasing the audience to vote for him in the “In Memoriam” segment was unpleasant and unnecessary. The Oscar shows of years ago had class. Ed Greenspan
Brooklyn: On the right, Leonard Greene (“Bigot busted, for now” column, March 12). You did the right thing. Not talking would be classic Martin Niemöller. He publicly confessed to his inaction in the face of the fate of many Nazi victims. He wrote the following after being imprisoned by the Nazis. “First they came for the socialists and I didn’t say anything, because he was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn’t say anything, because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t say anything, because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.” marlene and john in white
Malverne, LI: I can’t believe we have to get ahead of ourselves. Here we are, well into the 21st century, with the prevalence of LED lighting and other smart technologies making this twice-a-year ritual unnecessary. Each year we move further away from Ben Franklin’s era of candlelight and his argument for the cost savings of having more daylight at night. To make matters worse, the US is considering making Daylight Saving Time the permanent time. This is catering to a culture of waking up late and having coffee at night. Who cares about workers starting 5 or 8 am shifts? Certainly not our politicians. Where are our representatives in Congress with virtue and sensitivity to our future as a working nation? Make the standard time 12 months of the year. Help make Daylight Saving Time obsolete. Kosmas Patikoglou
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Manhattan: Dear Host Eva Tortora: With so much wisdom in so few words, keep in mind that you alone, with that pen, changed many lives for the better on Saturday, including mine. My cats and I thank you from our collective hearts. Ameen Keshavjee
Brooklyn: As a taxpayer and voter, I am frustrated with the way New York screwed up and delayed the implementation of marijuana legalization so that local small business owners are now being raided. Although New York spent so much time trying to figure out how to enforce the law it passed to legalize marijuana, some people exhibited American entrepreneurship by opening pot shops. Since New York is clearly making up rules as it goes along, how about you pivot to work with these local small business owners to turn them into legal vendors instead of the search and seizure strategy that consumes police resources, ruins local small businesses. and it benefits no one? Also, it’s absurd to suggest that anyone would cut marijuana with fentanyl because there’s simply no profit in it. It’s clearly a fake scare tactic. Stop failing to deal with this, New York. katherine raymond
Monroe, NJ: Does the Daily News think it’s okay to replace Rosie the Riveter with a black woman because the city of Newark unveiled a white statue of Harriet Tubman? Not well. What a shame. john ray
Bel Air, Md.: As a former Bronx resident, employee of the Bronx Zoo, and lifelong Yankees fan, I thought that with the possibility of adding patches to Major League Baseball players’ uniforms this year, it would be a tremendous chance of a perfect marriage (and of goodwill) for the Bronx Zoo to feature prominently in the Yankees’ sleeves in 2023. On the surface it may seem silly, but consider the benefits to both organizations: To the Yankees, a nod and nod to their reputation while also promoting the other storied organization on the other side of town (without coming across as overtly mercenary). For the zoo, the obvious promotional and endorsement value. For me? Seeing my favorite Bronx institutions come together. If only I could get the Botanical Garden involved too (yikes, I’m a yenta!). Steve Giegerich
Brooklyn: What was Democrat Jamie Raskin thinking when he asked those 26 Republicans on the House Oversight Committee to sign that letter against white supremacy? He didn’t realize what would happen if they did? They would have to give up their white supremacist voter base, give up their white robes and pointy white hoods (to match their pointy white heads), and be banned from white supremacist roasts and lucrative fundraisers for always! Of course, they could just give up their current party affiliation and become sane, common-sense, science-minded Democrats! But then again, they’re Republicans, which explains everything! kevin hanley
Bronx: Tucker Carlson wrote the following text: “Those are the last four years. We’re all pretending we have a lot to show for it, because admitting what a mess it’s been is just too hard to swallow. But we go. There really isn’t an advantage for Trump.” Anyone who still sees Carlson is a total jerk. Randall Borra
Syosset, LI: A 2024 song for the Democrats, with apologies (and a truly wry nod) to Jefferson Airplane: When all the joy inside you dies / Don’t you want someone to run? / Don’t you need someone to run? / Wouldn’t you love someone to run? / You’d better find someone to run to. / When your mind is so full of red / don’t you want someone to run? / Don’t you need someone to run? / Wouldn’t you love someone to run? / You’d better find someone to run to. drew oringer