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Old 04-15-2005, 12:03 PM   #1
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just watching local Toronto news. They did a piece on a local barber/haircutter in Toronto - italian guy - he's been cutting gord's hair since the 60's. gord was just in the other day so he's ready for his tour out west!
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Old 04-15-2005, 02:16 PM   #2
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So he used to snip at those 'golden curls' all those years ago. Wonder if he thought to keep any - they would make a fortune on eBay! LOL
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:55 PM   #3
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I think I need a haircut when I get up there Char, point me in the right direction okay?
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:55 PM   #4
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I think I need a haircut when I get up there Char, point me in the right direction okay?
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Old 04-17-2005, 12:32 PM   #5
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Well I wasn't going to say anything but he sure needed a trim when he played in Hamilton. I wonder if he got a buzz cut this time ? LOL

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Old 04-17-2005, 01:16 PM   #6
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Well I wasn't going to say anything but he sure needed a trim when he played in Hamilton. I wonder if he got a buzz cut this time ? LOL

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Given the size of Mr. Lightfoot's ears, one would hope he has the good sense to NEVER get a buzz cut! Is it true that our ears continue to grow as we get older? Another thing to look forward to in our "Golden Years?" LOL
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Old 04-17-2005, 03:24 PM   #7
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Bill [/qb][/QUOTE]Given the size of Mr. Lightfoot's ears, one would hope he has the good sense to NEVER get a buzz cut! Is it true that our ears continue to grow as we get older? Another thing to look forward to in our "Golden Years?" LOL [/QB][/QUOTE]

The answer to that is ... a qualified yes. See below:
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As we age and shrink, our ears grow on

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

By Michael Woods, Post-Gazette National Bureau

Why do old men have big ears?

A dozen scientific studies have tackled the topic, including the ear-size landmark, done in 1999 at the University of Milan in Italy. Scientists used computer analysis to document the "normal" sizes of facial structures and how structures change as people age.

Ears, they found, do get larger with age. And the study found that old women have big ears too -- although hair styles often hide it.

A British doctor named James A. Heathcote may have pioneered modern research on the topic with a 1995 study that involved several other physicians. They measured ear length in hundreds of patients, aged 30 to 93, and concluded that ears grow an average of 0.01 inches a year.

Japanese scientists confirmed it in a 1996 study of 400 people.

Researchers say that people who live to old age have bigger ears because there's more time for their ears to grow.

One London scientist immediately challenged that in a report published in the British Medical Journal. He argued that old men's ears look bigger because of a trend toward smaller ears in young people. Maybe it's due to passive smoking or changes in parenting, he said, noting that older people got their ears scrubbed or "boxed" -- smacked as punishment -- regularly.

A specialist on aging from Cambridge, England, wrote to the BMJ and said the findings may mean ears are a "biological marker" for longevity. Men with small ears may die younger, leaving a population of healthier old people with big ears.

Several scientists have tossed physiognomy into the debate, in letters to BMJ and other medical journals that published the studies. Physiognomy holds that the study of a person's face reveals a lot about personality and can forecast the future -- including longevity. Long ears mean long life.

Most of the kings and emperors of ancient China had long ears, as do many statues of Buddha. An emperor named Liu Bei, who lived around 220 AD, had ears that reached to his shoulders. He could actually see how own ears by glancing sideways

One Chinese physician recalled his mother's childhood nagging: "Stretch your ears daily, child, to ensure long life."

The earlobe itself has been proposed as a biological marker for heart disease risk. Dozens of studies have shown that men with a diagonal crease in both lobes may have an increased risk of heart attacks.

Some doctors advise that men with the "positive ear lobe crease" pay special attention to controlling heart disease risk factors like smoking, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and cigarette smoking.

When science's eyes turn to people's ears again, you'll hear more on the subject.

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Thanks, Annie. That was interesting reading. I have noticed that pictures of GL as a young man show him with large ears. Since people with musical ability are often said to "have a good ear for music," do you know if there have been any studies that show a correlation between ear size and musical talent? Just wondering....
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Old 04-18-2005, 08:46 PM   #9
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I hope he didn't get a buzz cut, but I think his ears are cool. I liked going to barber shops with my younger brothers to watch them get their haircuts, but it used to bug me a little that one of my brothers always wanted a buzz cut just to copy our dad. He doesn't wear his hair that way now, but my other brother keeps his head shaved. :D
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So he used to snip at those 'golden curls' all those years ago. Wonder if he thought to keep any - they would make a fortune on eBay! LOL
keep pieces of Lightfoots hair? what will you think of next?
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Old 04-18-2005, 09:28 PM   #11
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So he used to snip at those 'golden curls' all those years ago. Wonder if he thought to keep any - they would make a fortune on eBay! LOL
keep pieces of Lightfoots hair? what will you think of next?
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Old 07-14-2018, 08:44 PM   #12
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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/princ...ears-1.4744023
After 60 years, Joe the Barber can still cut it

Joe Punzo has seen his share of hairstyles — but says 1960s had the best

Shane Ross CBC News Posted: Jul 14, 2018 9:00 AM AT | Last Updated: 10 hours ago

'I'm 75 years old and I'm still working. And I'm busy, too!' says Joe Punzo. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)
If Joe Punzo didn't get caught skipping school when he young boy in Italy, he might never have become a barber.

But his teacher tattled, and his father had enough.

"He took me by my ear, and took he took me to the piazza, which was about four or five blocks away, and he went to his barber and he said 'Carlo, this is my son Joe, he's gonna be a barber.' And that's why I'm a barber."

Sixty years after moving to Canada, Joe the Barber is still in business.

I love it. People come and talk and tell stories.
—Joe Punzo, a.k.a. Joe the Barber

Many of those years were spent in Toronto. Punzo moved to Charlottetown eight years ago "to retire," but he's now working six days a week. He said his daughter, Marley, will eventually take over the business.

Joe Punzo moved to P.E.I. to retire, but he's now working six days a week. (Shane Hennessey/CBC)
"This trade is something that I really like. I'm 75 years old and I'm still working. And I'm busy, too," he said.

"Maybe if I was working for somebody else, they would kick me out but I work for myself so nobody's going to kick me out."

All walks of life

Over the years, Punzo has had some big celebrities in his chair including George Lucas, Charles Bronson, Gordon Lightfoot and Pat Boone.

Punzo says he used to cut Bruno Gerussi's hair. Gerussi was the star of the CBC television series The Beachcombers in the 1970s and '80s. (CBC Television)
He's even tackled Bruno Gerussi's curly Beachcomber locks.

"I love it," he said. "People come and talk and tell stories. This guy's a golfer — I talk about golf. That guy's a fisherman, I talk about fishing. That gentlemen over there he's a businessman, I talk about business. So we talk about everything possible."

Punzo has seen hairstyles change through the years.

"I remember when I first got into the shop it was brush cuts, then it was crew cut, boogie cut, the Elvis Presley style."

He said the best era for men's hair was in the 1960s — "when the Beatles came out."

Customer's always right

But he said no hairstyle is bad, even the much-maligned mullet, if the customer likes it.

Punzo says the best era for hairstyles was the 1960s when the Beatles came on the scene. (The Associated Press)
"You do what people like. If you come to me and say give me this style, that's what I'll do because you the one who pays me, and you the one who's the boss."

Punzo said it was a challenge in the 1970s when customers would ask for a haircut in the style then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau.

"People with lots of hair would come and say, 'Can I get a Pierre Trudeau style?' and you couldn't do it because Pierre Trudeau was bald. We would laugh but you had to please people."

Some customers would ask Punzo to cut their hair in the style of Pierre Trudeau — even though he was bald on top.
He said there is one style, however, he doubts he could ever do — the U.S. president's.

"What is it? It must be a wig. I really don't know what it is," Punzo said. "No, no, you can't do a Donald Trump haircut.
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But, but, but...if my ears have gotten bigger, why oh why don't I hear as well???
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