Measuring Hurricane Sandy by The Ponytail Index
We don't yet know how much damage Hurricane Sandy will do. But we already have evidence of the ruinous effects the storm is having on the crowing glory of so many women, their hair.
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We don't yet know how much damage Hurricane Sandy will do. But we already have evidence of the ruinous effects the storm is having on the crowing glory of so many women: their hair. Sifting through photos from the entire East Coast, you can measure Sandy's intensity by the Ponytail Index -- whether women will venture outside hatless or elastic band-less, and what disastrous effects those decisions have. A quick Twitter search pulls up hundreds of tweets echoing the concerns of @Betelly
, who tweeted, "This bitch sandy done fucked my hair up." Many sufferers posted photographic evidence. "GUYS IM LAUGHING SO HARD LOOK AT MY HAIR HURRICANE SANDY I C U" tweets @SexGodHoran
, who appears to be tweeting from Byfield, Massachusetts
and posted the photo above. At left, a woman on the Hoboken, New Jersey waterfront had a ponytail that doubles as a windsock on Monday.
You can track the progress of the storm by hair intensity. In Florida on Friday:
Along the beach on Sunday:
Nine-year-old Molly White struggles to control her hair in Frankford, Delaware on Sunday.
(Photo via Associated Press.)
Inland Hurricane Hair in New York on Monday:
There can be grave consequences for not protecting your hair during a record-breaking storm. Monday morning, tamel4684 tweeted this photo of some escaped hair in a tree on Instagram.
Monday afternoon, @bewedbyEllie tweeted that Sandy blew her hair up really high, but not off, at Carl Schurz Park in Manhattan.
Sandy-related hairface on Instagram:
Many hair casualties were tweeted as the waters rose on the Eastern Seaboard. "Me, my hair and the wind are living the ultimate struggle right now. Thanks a lot Sandy," @KissMeImMixed_ tweeted.
In dire times like these, one must sacrifice vanity temporarily for the greater hair good. "This is how I keep my hair dry and away from that hatin ass bitch SANDY!!"
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