It's amazing the things you can learn from the Wikipedia.
During a bit of research just now, I ended up at The Mullet. The list of well-known people who have worn The Mullet over their lifetimes is quite impressive. Here is an incomplete and randomly-ordered sample:
- Jaromir Jagr - Hockey player. Used the mullet most of his carreer, but changed to short hair in late 1990s. His point totals have dropped since getting rid of the mulllet.
- James K. Polk - U.S. President in the 1840s. Appears with a clearly defined mullet in most photographs
- Keith Richards - spent the Rolling Stones' peak years in a mullet.
- James Hetfield - musician; lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Metallica. Many would see Hetfield's as the mullet that finally put an end to their acceptability. In 1995 his mullet was one of the most extreme mullets featured in the Beastie Boys' article, with very short top and sides, and perhaps without such a high profile proponent, the Beasties might never have been moved to write their article. His cutting of his mullet in 1996 was taken by many fans as a sign that he had sold out.
I'm Wil, your guide to the world of facts. (With apologies to Futurama.)
Ah, one more bit of praise for WikiPedia: A few months ago, I noticed that there was an error in my filmography there. I posted about it in my Slashdot journal, and the error was corrected within ten minutes. Contrast that with my entry at IMDB, which contains numerous errors. I've repeatedly contatcted IMDB to get the errors corrected, most recently over a month ago. To date, the IMDB has never responded to my requests, either via e-mail, or by editing the content.