Tuesday, August 3, 2010

An Eye Opener

Today Willow posted an interesting piece about the mustache. It reminded me of those years when just about every male had one. You know, the '70's and '80's. http://willowmanor.blogspot.com/

During my last trip to Texas, I happened upon my old, long expired Texas Driver's License. I had completely forgotten about it, and no wonder: I had that damn '70's porn star mustache, and MY EYES WERE CLOSED!! YES! And the Texas Department of Public Safety let me keep that license. It tickles me, but it also just blows my tiny little mind!

Now I haven't lived in Texas for many many years. I was overseas in Asia, Northern Africa, and the Middle East for a long time. I don't really talk like a Texan. But damn if something doesn't always pop up to perpetuate those stereotypes about Texans and Texas.

Well, I snapped a quickie cell phone photo of that license, so pardon the blurry image. But I find it amusing and decided to share. So here it is.... Can't you just hear ZZ Top blaring on the car radio?

drive me
drive me
drive me crazy!

let me
close my eyes, ossifer,
so you'll know
it's really

Rick Baker
Rochester, NY
August 4, 2010


  1. Hey, Rick -- I think you looked groovy!

  2. You did look groovy, man! That was the look! If their eyes happened to be closed in a pic, my kids would draw little starey eyeballs on. At least you didn't do that. I think it's fun to see how much my signature has changed over the years, too. Fun post, Rick!

  3. Lol
    Not only in the 70s and 80s... at my granddad's time... the 19 thirties... there was also this tendency.
    They say men who 'wear moustache' are hiding something... Who knows?...

    D. ;)

  4. cool pic rick!!! i also remember that guys back in the seventies wore those necklaces with the little ivory or gold horn at the end. remember those?!! steven

  5. My eyes were always closed in mine to...:-)
    But I did not have a mustache! lol
    Thanks for making me smile... :-)

  6. I think you looked groovy,too
    maybe I'll dig up an photo of me with flowers in my hair! and my face painted...good golly
    this was fun...porn star moustache! hahaha
    loved the poem too