Haircut 100

An old white van with a handwritten sign saying, “Need a Haircut? drives up. Who wouldn’t jump in for a root job, some foils, or a scrape with the cutthroat? Unfortunately no amount of the Cohen filter aka unsharp mask can resolve the other words. From Pilot V.

Unrelated, but Peter J Nichol who comments here from time to time is looking for a copy of The Jets greatest hits. Any leads?

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32 Responses to Haircut 100

  1. Frank Calabrese says:

    Best bet to try for The Jets is at Bower Bird Records in Fitzgearld St North Perth

    The Record Finder in Fremantle

    and finally Replay Records in Kenwick.

    Or you can try the Record Fair run by the RocknRoll Record Collectors Club.


  2. monkeypants says:

    Whilst the sizing of that sign maybe a little off if you are trying to attract new clientele, the font is quite handsome and well prepared.

    After all, it’s all about the sign is it not?


  3. poor lisa says:

    The Jets greatest hits? wouldn’t that be a compilation consisting of “We Can’t Be Beaten”, “Am I Ever Gonna See YOur Face Again” and to canvas the later years a few Noiseworks numbers?


  4. I seem to remember it, on vinyl, have such cringe-worthies covers of “Stairway to heaven” and various ACDC tunes.


    • ronggly says:

      I remember them as a cover band too. Saw them one lunchtime at the Curtin Uni (then WAIT) Tav in early 81. God they were awful, “Eagle Rock” and “It’s a long way to the top if etc. etc”. I didn’t realise at the time that they were an indication of things to come.


  5. Onanist says:

    Those years of substance abuse had a greater affect than I ever knew.

    I simply can’t remember staggering out of The Raffles with this ringing in my ears?


  6. Shreiking Wombat says:

    Well since we’re talking about haircuts, if anyone’s up for a bit of shaved Russian pussy, step over this way:


  7. Snuff says:

    Yesterday. Today. Who knows what tomorrow will bring


  8. Richarbl says:

    In automotive jargon winding back a speedometer is known as “giving it a haircut”
    I was wondering if this van is actually offering a mobile service for the non technically minded dodgy backyard dealer?


  9. Pfortner says:

    (Indecipherable scrawl)
    Get into the van


  10. Shreiking Wombat says:

    Something along these lines, I expect.

    I believe the Deadcrackwhore is the standard unit:


  11. Pilot says:

    Hey, sorry for the poor image quality. It was taken on a phone shooting into the son and I really didn’t want to get much closer, heh. The sign, in full, read – “Need a haircut? Knock this door”.


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