New York City’s BEST doctor referral service

Foot pain?



Would you like to know where to get the best treatment for these and a host of other maladies? Just hop on the uptown IRT subway to 42nd street.


I find the snoring ad particularly effective. It can kill you! is so melodramatic.

The subways are a chocked-full of useful information. Get healthier. Forge ahead in your career or start a new one. Find a divorce attorney. Do any of you ex-New Yorkers remember Dr. Zizmor? A local icon. “You can have beautiful, clear skin!”

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Just look at this poor bastard.


I took this in the theater the other night. It’s the Worst. Comb-over. Ever. He worked that pathetic little thing over and over, getting it in just the right spot.

I don’t think women have any idea how much some men suffer for their hair loss. Mine is prematurely graying, but I don’t care if it turns purple. As long as it doesn’t fall out. If it did, I’d embrace it and go bald.

Of course, I went to law school and took a law degree
And counseled all my clients to plead insanity
Then worked in hair replacement, swindling the bald
Where very few are chosen and fewer still are called

Then on to Monte Carlo to play chemin de fer
I threw away the fortune I made transplanting hair
I put my last few francs down on a prostitute
Who took me up to her room to perform the flag salute

Mr. Bad Example
Warren Zevon

Man, I’ll never write that well. Not many will.

16 thoughts on “New York City’s BEST doctor referral service

  1. worst hair i ever saw? a “comb forward”. guy had his back to me at a sushi restaurant a few weeks ago and i stared at it all through lunch… does he not own a mirror? does he not have a wife? children? friends?

  2. I’ve seen the comb-forward thing too. The husband of one of my patients at work does that. I actually don’t mind bald(ing) men at all. Especially if they keep what they have short and neat. Like Captain Picard on Star Trek TNG. Or Sean Connery. *swoons* I don’t really like younger men who shave their heads, though. For some reason, for me at least, the guy needs some maturity to pull of the no hair look properly.

  3. There are no more Warren Zevons.NY’s subway ads far surpass Mpls’s bus ads. It’s either offers to help you quit smoking or ads for McDonald’s in Spanish.Pearl

  4. Daisy: Some men just can’t let go. It’s funny/sad. SF: I believe Warren Zevon to be one of the great under appreciated songwriters of this era. That song I quote, Mr. Bad Example, has more plot and character than many movies I see. Ponita: I think men with a thinning dome would be less panicked if they new how many women liked bald men.xl: I’d deal with it if I had to, but am glad I’ll go to my grave with a full head of (white) hair.Pearl: I just love Zevon. Sometimes I feel like I’m the only one who listens to him anymore. As far as the subway ads, there are NYC Transit Authority messages that have to be printed in several languages. We’re a melting pot!

  5. I dyed my hair purple. I also dyed it green. I was ‘blonde’ for about 4 years. Maybe that’s why it fell out! :¬)@Pon; You DON’T like younger men who shave their heids?? :¬)

  6. M DeF: To me, it just shows the poor man’s insecurity. Letting nature take its course is always the way to go.Pat: Good heavens did I suggest that?! Surely not. What a cad.kykn: Fifty? Must we wait that long?Ellie: I wish I had taken a short film of the manipulations.

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