Hairnets for hippies

Logically their concerns should have extended to all long-haired drivers, whether hippies or not. But evidently the Automobile Legal Association simply didn't like hippies.

Belvedere Daily Republican - Dec 11, 1968

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Dec 24, 2017
     Category: Motor Vehicles | Cars | 1960s

Of course, the exact reason for driving around looking like the "ball of fuzz" was to disconcert drivers of older generations. Mission accomplished.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 12/24/17 at 10:46 AM
At one time, every food service kitchen worker in SD had to wear a hairnet, even if they were bald, and a full beardnet even if all they had was two-day-old stubble. This included the clean-up crew who came in after all the food was put away.

Hairnets are such a hassle, I proposed a ski mask made out of shrink-wrap -- slip it on, stand under a dryer for a couple of minutes, and you're set with no tangles, snags, or slippage. Sadly, I could never find anyone willing to finance my getting a patent and going into production.
Posted by Phideaux in in his own little world on 12/24/17 at 01:38 PM
@Phiedeaux~ You may not have got a patent. This is not really the same, but the patent trolls would have you in court.
Posted by BMN on 12/25/17 at 11:26 AM
@BMN -- It might have been a close thing, as my idea was contemporary with them. One important difference is mine was based on shrink tubing, which was just coming on the market, and a hole in the end kind of defeats the purpose of their usage.
Posted by Phideaux in in his own little world on 12/25/17 at 01:30 PM
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