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 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 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 on 12/25/17 at 01:30 PM
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