Please let me have: your worst haircuts

Ok, so we've asked you about the most expensive haircut you've ever received. But what about the worst? Y'all are really lucky I couldn't find the picture I was going to post of me circa this very haircut. I'm not going to make the rules for you, but I do think childhood shouldn't count, unless you suffered psychological pain. I mean, yes, I'm sure many of us were subjected to some strain of Dorothy/Mark Hamill wedge (here's a blueprint if you'd like to recreate the glory), but did we really hurt inside because of it? Prove me wrong.

I've definitely had my share of lukewarm, vaguely crowd-pleasing haircuts, but then I have what I call my "high ropes haircuts"--these are character builders--the ones where you walk into a dplace with long hair and violent eyes, or better yet--(this is my own nomination & watershed) go over to your best friend's house, imbibe something 80 proof, cue Pavement, and hand over whatever you've christened as shears. Well la di da, I was twenty, and my friend, bless her heart, entrusted her head to me right after. If you switched the track to KMFDM or even just some GNR, probably Sweet Child O' Mine, it would pretty much be the best blood sisters ceremony ever. It wasn't just the not quite honey-you're-always-pretty response from my father: "Interesting." And it wasn't just the disregard I had for the Ann Arbor windchill. That haircut was really just the obvious result of having Elliott Smith as white noise--you bet you're going to be someone who fights problems with bigger problems. The reactionary haircut, you gotta love it. Okay your turn. Worst haircut.

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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked

Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"


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