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Calling All Mullets to the Clarendon Metro Station

by ARLnow.com March 9, 2011 at 2:27 pm 2,438 26 Comments

A local woman is hoping to round up area mullet-wearers for a photography project in Clarendon this weekend.

The woman, who would only identify herself as “Irene,” posted an ad on Craigslist to publicize the event.

“I think mullets are interesting and I think, although not in line with popular opinion, that mullets look great on those that choose to have them,” Irene wrote on the site. “I want to take your picture and ask you a couple of questions about why you have your mullet and what you think about mullets and yourself.”

The posting asks mulleteers to show up at the fountain in the park next to the Clarendon Metro station, between noon and 1:00 on Saturday.

“Be there or be square!” the ad beckons.

We asked Irene via email why, of all the possible subjects for artistic exploration, she chose mullets.

“I have been thinking about mullets for I would say 3-4 years now,” Irene wrote back. “I don’t know why I decided on mullets except that I kind of feel like so many people are stereotyped and hair has a lot to do with it, you know?”

“Mullets I feel are totally funky but I bet the people are varied and probably have a lot to offer and we all just see them as honky tonks,” she continued. “I really want to know the mullet wearer and what they are all about and hope to have it exhibited in some way in the future, assuming anyone shows up.”

An art major in college, Irene said she now has a job that does not satisfy her need for creative expression. She acknowledged that some may view her as “a complete weirdo,” but it’s all good — she is keeping her true identity hidden.

“I am trying to start a quiet revolution and I am hoping I can do it without being known, ya digg?” Irene wrote.

Just be forewarned, should you decide to show up with your mullet in tow. Irene said she is a known prankster who once — for an art class, mind you — put a giant maxi pad dispenser in the middle of her small Catholic university campus during blood donor week.

“My professor had to defend why my art should stay up,” she said. “It was great!”

Update at 4:30 p.m. — Irene insists that her mullet project has “nothing to do with pranking people.”

Update at 4:45 p.m. — Irene now tells us that she is embarrassed by this article and that the event is off.

Flickr pool photo by afagen

  • AllenB

    Is it April 1st already?

  • Lou

    Very clever. Bring them all together in one place and then quickly eradicate them. Gingers next.

    • Banksy

      My vote would be for combovers to be next. Talk about being in denial…

  • Eponymous Coward

    Basically, a flash mob, but with an Lynyrd Skynyrd soundtrack.

  • Cat

    I never got the impression that mullet-wearers actually referred to their hairstyles as mullets… there’s a helping of denial at work, and are there even any mullets in North Arlington? Let’s be realistic…

    • Cat

      ..maybe some hipsters with ironic mullets will come out…

    • Sgt. Hartman

      To capture the entire universe of this style and it’s variants and offspring, the organizer should include the “hockey cut.”

  • JamesE

    I prefer the skullet

  • FREDTERP

    Where is Irene’s photo. FREDTERP

  • Aaron

    I sincerely hope no honest hard-working mulletted Americans in our area are gullible enough to fall for this.

  • R.Griffon

    Yeah … Good luck with that. I’d suggest you go to Stafford, or maybe Manassas, and try again. May have a bit better turnout.

    I went to see the Monster Truck rally at the Verizon Center a few weeks back, and even then the mullets were very few and far between.

    • Overgrown Bush

      Monster truck rally? Sounds like you had one once! Does that count?

      • R.Griffon

        Busted. Do I get extra points for a thin, cheesy, “Dirty Sanchez” lookin’ mustache?

  • Mullet Mikey

    I’ll be there. Yea, haw!

  • Arlwhenever

    Irene would have a lot better luck if she asked mulleteers to gather outside the Crystal City Restaurant where they’ve been known to gather in search of other forms of artistic expression.

  • Tre

    No one that lives in Clarendon… or in North Arlington has a mullet… and if any of them show up from Fairfax or Fauquier, they’ll probably be saying “hey, i’m here for the gang bang”.

  • OX4

    “I have been thinking about mullets for I would say 3-4 years now”

    I think there’s a support group for that.

  • BEDAZZLER

    She’s going to have more people turn out to see how many mulleteers actually show up than actual wearers of this hairstyle. Courthouse /Clarendoners don’t have anything else to do really before 8 pm when they can cram into Spider Kellys and Whitlows.

  • TXtoVA

    Business in front; party in the back. Just sayin’.

    • Clarendude

      You nailed it!

  • Novanglus

    Instead of trying to bring them all to Clarendon, she should just go to the IcePlex above Ballston Mall during an adult league game.

    • Toucan Sam

      Niiiice.

  • Joe Dirt

    Has someone been stalking me?

  • el fat kid

    didn’t this joke die awhile ago?

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