Giving CNBC the Hairy Eyeball

If your daughter loves finance, business, and economics, that’s all well and good, but if you really want her to go somewhere, name her Rapunzel.

Hail, the Hairs Apparent on CNBC:

Him, Her, and Her.

Fifty years ago,  if a woman wanted to get a job in the business world, she needed to know shorthand.  Oh, we are sooooooo-o-o-o-o beyond that!

Helloooo-o-o-o, long locks and cleavage.

Pure coincidence?

Beauty and the Beast.

Those long tresses may be saving the day for the network:  hair averaging.  If the average lifespan of a strand of hair is 5 1/2 years, these women look good for at least a five-year contract, but the men may be hanging on by a hair.

There are almost 700,000 Google references to the CNBC women–guesses about their bust size, rating their sexiness.   CNBC is all about numbers, I suppose.

Smart women?  Think Ginger Rogers doing the same dance that Fred Astaire did, only backwards and in high heels.

I do wonder about the dearth of long-haired blondes in the anchor seats.  Does that harken back to the jokes about blondes being…well, you know… dumb?


I got my hair highlighted because I felt some strands were more important than others.

She was what we used to call a suicide blonde – dyed by her own hand. – Saul Bellow