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Granddaddies of Grooming: The Mohawk Indian Tribe

It seems Mr. T, Travis Barker and a whole bunch of 1980s antiestablishment teens have the indigenous people of the Iroquois Confederation to thank for inventing the Mohawk.

As the story goes, in preparation for war, the Mohowaùucks of upstate New York (translation: “Man Eaters”) would shave the sides of their heads, don war paint and create an overall terrifying appearance.

There was indeed reason for terror, according to The Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Volume 1, which states that the Mohawks were known to “roast their prisoners dead before a slow fire for some days and then eat them up. The common people ate the arms, buttocks and trunk, but the chiefs ate the head and the heart.”

Here’s a little more to chew on...»

Avery Day


Our favorite ex-Conde Nast intern got a bit of video today, thanks to an ESPN profile exploring Mr. Avery’s sensitive side. Sporting a buzzed Mohawk and a self-effacing mumble, Avery spouted bon mots such as “It’s probably my desire for dress up that brings me back to the whole women’s clothing thing,” and “I certainly admire a nice purse.”

Naturally, the interview briefly touched on Avery’s constantly questioned heterosexuality, but we couldn’t help but be embarrassed by the whole thing. Can’t a man admire a purple sequined purse without everyone getting ideas?

See the video here»

Bear Markets, Robot Kicks and Global Warmers


Leather Fetish: Half of Hollywood's A-list (the good half) are in Belstaff. Good for them. [WWD]

Emerging Market: Watch out, the luxury industry is going to pin you down and sell you diamonds. [WSJ]

Big Daddy: Adam Sandler pairs a questionable mohawk with even more questionable Knicks game shorts. [She Knows Best]

Defender of the Universe: Rebok's Voltron collection combines to form… a pile of shoes. [Uncrate]

Do Women Who Find Ferrari Drivers Sexy Contribute to Global Warming?: You know, we hadn't really thought about this one. [Wired]