Ahh, the mullet. Also known as hockey hair, ten ninety, ape drape and business in the front/party in the back — the mullet has some murky origins. Some claim that it was invented in the nineteenth century by fishermen who needed to keep their necks warm when out fishing for, well, mullets. Others believe both Mark Twain and Marcel Proust reference the bilevel monstrosity. Whatever the origin, we're stuck with it now, and in my book, the only person who ever looked good with a mullet was David Bowie. The worst, though? What Wikipedia tells us was once a big trend: "The hairstyle achieved further popularity in the late 1970s and 1980s among entertainers with receding hairlines . . ." Ack!
Thanks, eBaum's World!