by allison calder
The Mullet breed is everywhere. The hairstyle that swept the nation in the 70’s and 80’s is apparently here to stay. You may even have a Mullet sitting next to you right now. Also known as the S.F.L.B. (short front, long back), mud flap, hockey-head, soccer rocker, business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back, bi-level, squirrel pelt, shvelby, the 10/90, the Missouri Compromise, and a host of other titles, this quasi-do/cultural phenomenon was first brought to the nations attention in 1993 when the Beastie Boys apparently coined the term Mullet. Since then, the follicular wonder-style has been extensively researched and documented on the Internet. The best and funniest site I’ve found is www.MulletsGalore.com and is a must for anyone with a sense of humor. MulletsGalore has painstakingly classified and photographed the mullet kingdom. Their classifications include the CamaroMullet; the original 70’s Mullet; MidgiMullet, the highest mulitude per square inch; Fem-Mullet; and contrary to popular belief, not all Fem-Mullets are DykeMullets; and the Mulletard: a rare and “special” creature.
When I started looking around, I couldn’t believe how many Mullet websites were out there. There are websites for Mullet haters, Mullet lovers, and even an Adopt-A-Mullet site. Some of the others I found were: MulletGods.com, Mullethunters.com, Mulletfrenzy.com. You can even purchase “Mullchandise” on the Mulletjunky.com site. Basically, go to any search engine and search “Mullet,” and you will be transported to a world of people who might have too much time on their hands.