The story so far:
As I've stated many times, two of my creative idols are Shel Silverstein and Alfred Hitchcock. They were both very bald. Is there a correlation between hairlessness and creative genius? (Einstein has a famous mop, but he was more of a left-brainer.) A hypothesis is only as good as the tests which prove or disprove it, but am I willing to sacrifice my vanity for the possibility of inspiration? I mean, Al possessed a distinct profile and Shel touted a hippy beard; perhaps it wasn't their shiny dome that provided divine sparks. On the other hand, if all good things come from heaven, common theory holds that heaven is above, and the highest point on my body is the tip of my head, then the first thing a heavenly idea would contact is my hair. By removing that, it's one step closer to reaching my brain before being filtered. On the other hand (or back to the first hand, I suppose), if light is a symbol of inspiration, dark absorbs light, whereas baldness too often reflects it. I don't want the brilliance to bounce off my skull; I'd rather it be absorbed so I can process the magnificent concepts slowly while my hair held it in place. Toward that end, I should probably buy some better quality shampoo.