the bbc made me do it

36 Comments

  1. stevie

    March 12, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I love the leather man look – very dirty
    the toothbrush is more chaplin than hitler

    stevie

  2. Major Bedhead

    March 12, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Some of those make you look like a fugitive from
    America’s Most Wanted….

  3. Miguel

    March 12, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    hahahahaha, good pics, fun man.

  4. Jason

    March 13, 2009 at 3:24 am

    Morgan Spurlock lives! 😉

  5. den

    March 13, 2009 at 5:04 am

    Auditions to replace jason lee in “My Name is Earl”?:)

  6. Geoff Coupe

    March 13, 2009 at 9:34 am

    The last picture makes you look disturbingly like Jonathan Ross. Shudder…

  7. Valerie W.

    March 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Love it Love it Love it

  8. Scott

    March 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    The long hair and beard is not a good look.
    I prefer the old Alistair of short hair, which we all know and love, its the Hitler Youth look.
    Please bring it back, damn it.

  9. Scott

    March 14, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Oh no Alistair.
    From Che Guervara to Morgan Spurlock to Zapata to Chaplin to Jonathan Woss.

  10. R. J.

    March 14, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Blaming the bbc? You have to get over this need to
    blame, and accept that things like this just happen.

  11. Lady P

    March 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Ha! hysterical. The dimpling blue-eyed hitler is the best 🙂

  12. ALBERT

    March 14, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    get rid of the long hair its aging

  13. Luis

    March 15, 2009 at 6:13 am

    That’s too funny!!

    Strangely enough, you resemble Peter Gabriel in the last photo.

    Those shots are just asking to be played with in photoshop. LOL

  14. Brent

    March 16, 2009 at 8:18 am

    LOVE the full beard and the sassy Hitler. Fully shaven
    looks surprisingly Jeff Daniels.

    The head-suit could definitely use a trim.

    Awesome post!

  15. ed wojewodka

    March 16, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Alistair you are beautiful from the inside out.
    Does facial hair really matter? Which do you prefer?
    What about the man who’s lucky enough to
    kiss you?

  16. lori

    March 17, 2009 at 3:38 am

    1.hobo 2. my English teacher 3. Metallica 4. Pornstar gone to seed
    (porntache) 5. the Furher himself 6. Dorian Gray?

  17. Duane Albertson

    March 17, 2009 at 6:10 am

    Part of your psychotherapy process? I have to agree with Albert – the hair ages you. 1. Verging on Manson 2. Not so bad. 3. Gangs of New York 4. Boogie Nights 5. Non-verbal, illiterate, though highly enthusiastic to get point across. 6. A glum Hugh Grant.

  18. Sarah

    March 17, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Ooooh Alistair, i’m not gettin the long haired look from you. I saw you on escape to the country today with long hair and found myself shouting at the telly to get you to cut your hair! Please do something about it sooooon!

  19. Susan

    March 18, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Agree with the others, the long hair parted in the middle is not so good … for me you always look your best clean-shaven, with your hair cut quite short at the sides and in a brushed upwards, spikey style – you look so boyish then.

    Luckily, whatever your hair style, nothing detracts from those heart-stoppingly beautiful eyes!

  20. scott

    March 21, 2009 at 6:40 am

    Wha?,…Who?…Oh,..Oh my.
    The look really worked in Zimbabwe:)
    Whatever makes you happy, you’re adorable!

  21. Wilhelm

    March 21, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    You’ve let yourself go , Alistair, very very sad. A nice short back and sides would do the trick.

  22. Cadi

    March 23, 2009 at 5:00 am

    Truly scarey.. right up there with The Moth Man. Still cute though 😉

  23. Mickey

    March 26, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    there’s something disturbing about seeing one of your
    modern tv totties turn into something from the darker
    side of your fantasies… picture 3 made me clench…
    scuse me.. i think I need some air..

    Mickey x

  24. Dennis

    April 1, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    All are a wonderful experimentaion with the physical and inner self. Play is good, especially without the trapings of trends…the look etc. I look forward to more of Alistair’s adventures and self expression. A true explorer.

    Dennis

  25. Carol Jones

    April 2, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Oh my! You don’t look like yourself! I do like the long hair though 🙂

  26. Amanda

    April 3, 2009 at 12:43 am

    What in the world?? I haven’t dipped into your blog for aaaaages and this has made me choke on my coffee, laughing. Thanks!

  27. Amanda again

    April 3, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Hmmm. I just read the title to the post. Is that a joke too? *is concerned*

  28. Dominic

    April 3, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    In Pic 5 you look eerily similar to the subject of Wiertz’s ‘Faim, Folie, Crime’ in which a madwoman cooks her child’s leg.

  29. Daniel Murray

    April 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Well…this is exactly the type of thing goes awry when professionals aren’t consulted! I mean…where’s the product in his hair for these photos? It needs height to carry off that goatee — the only barely viable look of them all.

    Nonetheless, the whole look is just…well…still four feet left of woeful. How can anyone be on a true search for spiritual enlightenment if they haven’t learned to backcomb their hair a little?

    Doesn’t he realize that it distracts people’s calm and inner peace when they have to gaze upon that hair that rolls back and forth like sea grass on an outgoing tide?

    If you imagine I’m mistaken, just go to any church in England, or even Massachusetts for God’s sake, and look at the stained glass windows or scattered books — no matter the denomination or spiritual leaning involved — and you won’t find one, not one, enlightened male figure, in either place, without height and volume to their hair: locks firmly affixed and resistant to earthy temptations (except the images St. Francis: and that’s only because he’s got doves flapping from the palms of his outstretched hands trying, desperately, to fluff up the composition with their ruffled feathers.)

    I bet when Alistair trots off on his meditative journeys — earnest in his quest for insights from the universe — that there isn’t a tube of gel or bottle of spray in with his allotment of must-have items for such an odyssey.

    Not surprisingly, whenever I bring up his name, about those shows he does, week after week, searching through all those want-nots on BBC America, from here in California, the response I get is always the same. It starts with a quizzical expression — followed by an unsolicited frown: “Oh…isn’t that the almost-blond guy on that BBC-thingy? The one who beagles about in people’s ancestral belongings with that shiny nose and that — and here comes the judgmental-pause — succumbed-to-gravity hair?”

  30. Ali - Melbourne AU

    April 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Funny.Your are so cute no matter what. Prefer the old Alistair though. Hope this is not the new look you

  31. Ali

    April 12, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Hey Alistrair! You still look cute no matter what. Prefer the clean shaven you though

  32. steven

    April 19, 2009 at 6:51 am

    hey alistair hope your ok?
    it seems that a mojority of people prefer you with
    hair (me included)

    if you wanted i could make you even better lookin if
    you visit my salon.

  33. Philippa D.

    April 27, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I swear to God that as I scrolled back to look at these photos, Stephen Colbert on TV said “and “just as some gays are forced to have beards…”! (Admittedly, he was just angling to present a photo of Liza Minelli.) It’s part of a story on the legalisation of gay marriage in the United States. (re: The Colbert Report” on the Comedy Channel in Australia. But from the US.) I like the beard(s). And the long hair.

  34. David

    June 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Please wear the Hitler muzzy on Cash in The Attic. It would elicit the same response as a bald man appearing with a new wig

  35. smuk

    August 15, 2009 at 10:28 am

    bring back the beard! particularly top right

    I say – bring back the beard…prepare your placards
    and prepare to demonstrate

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