The head. The horror. The AFTER.

Well, Burghers, you really came through for the Post-Gazette’s Bill Toland, as you helped him raise almost $2,200 for kids with cancer.

And in turn, Bill Toland had his head of thick, lustrous hair shaved down to the stubble over the weekend during the St. Baldrick’s Day celebration.

I emailed Bill yesterday,

Anxiously awaiting the AFTER picture.  Is it terrifying? Are babies going to cry? Have babies already cried?

Bill responded:

What, no ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Bill’?

No, ‘Say, how was your weekend, Bill?’

I wrote:

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Bill! Say, how was your weekend?

Say, does your naked head make babies cry?

And he sent me this picture with the instructions to shrink it because “it’s pretty grotesque otherwise”:

It is impossible for people as generous as Bill to ever be “grotesque.”

In fact, Bill is the next Awesome Burgher!  Your crown is in the mail Bill, and by crown I mean a nice, warm HAT.  I kid.  It doesn’t look bad at all.

If you haven’t already let me know that you contributed to Bill’s efforts, please do so (I don’t need to know how much you gave) so that I can place your name in the hat for the drawing for the free shirt.

As always, thanks, Burghers for your generous hearts.


  1. Ms. Caroline
    March 18, 2008 7:17 am

    He is awesome. Good to know people like him still exist.

  2. cultlord
    March 18, 2008 8:55 am

    What? No mohawk pic?

  3. F. Monahan
    March 18, 2008 10:56 am

    Oh God. You look just like Chris Potter now.

  4. Steeler_tom
    March 18, 2008 6:55 pm

    I look better in my “Post shave” picture than Toland does. Maybe we should have a “poll”? LOL
    My props to Bill, He raised a buncha cash, I didn’t do as well as he did.

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