The Knucklehead of the Day award
Goes today to Ohio Barber Marx Sizemore and hair collector(Yes you heard that right!) John Reznikoff. Mr. Sizemore sold a bag of former Astronaut Neil Armstrong's hair to Mr. Reznikoff. Price- $3,000!
Thanks to Outsidethebeltway.com who posted this Cincinnatti Enquirer article.
Maggie DownsCincinnati EnquirerJun. 2, 2005 12:00 AM
LEBANON, Ohio - The first man to walk on the moon has some sharp words for his barber.About once a month, Neil Armstrong got his hair cut at Marx's barbershop in Lebanon, Ohio."Nothing special. Just a regular businessman's haircut," said owner Marx Sizemore, 36, of
And then Armstrong discovered that Sizemore had sold a tiny plastic baggie of his hair for $3,000."He doesn't come in here anymore," Sizemore said.
Armstrong's lawyer, Ross Wales of Cincinnati, contacted Sizemore by letter, warning that legal action will be taken unless Sizemore agrees to return the hair or contribute $3,000 to the charity of Armstrong's choice.
Sizemore has also been asked to pay Armstrong's legal fees."I don't have $3,000 to donate to a charity. And I told his lawyer I'm not going to pay for lawyer fees for someone I didn't hire," Sizemore said.Wales declined to comment.Armstrong, who is 74, resigned from NASA in 1971. He later became an aeronautical engineering professor at the University of Cincinnati. He lives in a Cincinnati suburb and zealously protects his privacy.
I don't blame Mr. Armstrong for being angry about his privacy being violated, but a lawsuit is a bit over the top. Mr. Sizemore's greed and Mr. Reznikoff's collecting don't gain any sympathy at all from me. They are both deserving knuckleheads of the day.