When I was little (I'm not sure what age), The State put out a call to all the redheads of South Carolina. As many as could gathered on the field at Williams-Brice Stadium to take a picture. That picture appeared in the paper.

No, I don't have the picture to show you (although, I might be able to find it at my grandmother's house). Yes, my grandmother found me on the page and circled me in the giant sea of freckles and pale skin.

Of course, they had to take the picture early in the day. If they would've waited until high noon, all of us redheads on the field would've caught fire and burned alive. (Our kind is quite sensitive to the sun.)

Now, I'm sure there are some people out there who would've loved to have just done away with the lot of us as a service to the human race. After all, red hair, pale skin, and freckles are all a result of recessive genes. But as a service to you, the reader (and as a way of proving our worth), I'd like to present a list of redheads who have made society a better place in which to live...

  • Conan O'Brien

  • Lucille Ball

  • Ron Howard

  • Amy Adams

  • Axl Rose

  • Molly Ringwald

  • Seth Green

  • Reba McEntire

    And of course...
  • Rupert Grint (as Ron Weasley!)...

    Terrace Crawford said...

    Thats so funny The State did that. What a cool idea. And yes, I'd love to see the picture. How dare you tease us like that.

    --Terrace Crawford

    BCSM said...

    i'm feel that you might not like what i'm gonna say, bc i am sure you have heard it a million times....
    you look like seth green. (my kind, the blondes, state the obvious)