essays the bbc made me do it Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Post navigation the sublime of the puppetlife on a scottish isle: animals smell meditation on you like polos 36 Comments stevie March 12, 2009 at 1:30 pm Reply I love the leather man look – very dirty the toothbrush is more chaplin than hitler stevie Major Bedhead March 12, 2009 at 7:06 pm Reply Some of those make you look like a fugitive from America’s Most Wanted…. Miguel March 12, 2009 at 7:44 pm Reply hahahahaha, good pics, fun man. Jason March 13, 2009 at 3:24 am Reply Morgan Spurlock lives! 😉 den March 13, 2009 at 5:04 am Reply Auditions to replace jason lee in “My Name is Earl”?:) Geoff Coupe March 13, 2009 at 9:34 am Reply The last picture makes you look disturbingly like Jonathan Ross. Shudder… Valerie W. March 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm Reply Love it Love it Love it Scott March 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm Reply 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. Scott March 14, 2009 at 1:23 am Reply Oh no Alistair. From Che Guervara to Morgan Spurlock to Zapata to Chaplin to Jonathan Woss. R. J. March 14, 2009 at 7:52 am Reply Blaming the bbc? You have to get over this need to blame, and accept that things like this just happen. Lady P March 14, 2009 at 2:45 pm Reply Ha! hysterical. The dimpling blue-eyed hitler is the best 🙂 ALBERT March 14, 2009 at 6:03 pm Reply get rid of the long hair its aging Luis March 15, 2009 at 6:13 am Reply 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 Brent March 16, 2009 at 8:18 am Reply LOVE the full beard and the sassy Hitler. Fully shaven looks surprisingly Jeff Daniels. The head-suit could definitely use a trim. Awesome post! ed wojewodka March 16, 2009 at 2:47 pm Reply 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? lori March 17, 2009 at 3:38 am Reply 1.hobo 2. my English teacher 3. Metallica 4. Pornstar gone to seed (porntache) 5. the Furher himself 6. Dorian Gray? Duane Albertson March 17, 2009 at 6:10 am Reply 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. Sarah March 17, 2009 at 10:19 pm Reply 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! Susan March 18, 2009 at 10:39 pm Reply 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! scott March 21, 2009 at 6:40 am Reply Wha?,…Who?…Oh,..Oh my. The look really worked in Zimbabwe:) Whatever makes you happy, you’re adorable! Wilhelm March 21, 2009 at 6:29 pm Reply You’ve let yourself go , Alistair, very very sad. A nice short back and sides would do the trick. Cadi March 23, 2009 at 5:00 am Reply Truly scarey.. right up there with The Moth Man. Still cute though 😉 Mickey March 26, 2009 at 4:17 pm Reply 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 Dennis April 1, 2009 at 11:54 pm Reply 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 Carol Jones April 2, 2009 at 11:06 pm Reply Oh my! You don’t look like yourself! I do like the long hair though 🙂 Amanda April 3, 2009 at 12:43 am Reply What in the world?? I haven’t dipped into your blog for aaaaages and this has made me choke on my coffee, laughing. Thanks! Amanda again April 3, 2009 at 12:45 am Reply Hmmm. I just read the title to the post. Is that a joke too? *is concerned* Dominic April 3, 2009 at 3:25 pm Reply 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. Daniel Murray April 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm Reply 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?” Ali - Melbourne AU April 10, 2009 at 3:21 pm Reply Funny.Your are so cute no matter what. Prefer the old Alistair though. Hope this is not the new look you Ali April 12, 2009 at 3:49 pm Reply Hey Alistrair! You still look cute no matter what. Prefer the clean shaven you though steven April 19, 2009 at 6:51 am Reply 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. Philippa D. April 27, 2009 at 11:11 am Reply 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. Wes Hatadji May 1, 2009 at 7:35 am Reply H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S! David June 10, 2009 at 2:45 pm Reply 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 smuk August 15, 2009 at 10:28 am Reply bring back the beard! particularly top right I say – bring back the beard…prepare your placards and prepare to demonstrate Leave a Reply Cancel Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.