If it’s not one thing, it’s another.
The following is a very culturally specific reference to a TV character on Saturday Night Life. An example can be seen here.
A Mr. Roger Feder from Fr. Lee, New Jersey, writes in and says, “Dear Rosanne Rosanna Bandana, I heard there is something called a Hair Fair going on. Don’t they have enough with craft fairs and art fairs, car fares and state fairs, book fairs and college fairs, renaissance fairs and train fares, the fairest of the fair and the vanity fair? I know of air fares but what is this hair fair?”
“Well don’t you ask a lot of questions for a guy from New Jersey. Don’t they have fairs where you are? I guess nothing ever happens in New Jersey.”
“It’s very simple. Hair Fair is a yearly fair in SL where hair creators sell brand new hair with a percentage going to Wigs for Kids. Wigs for Kids makes hair pieces for kids who have lost their hair due to illness.”
“Once I, Rosanna Rosanna Bandana, lost my hair in a freak SL accident. I wore a wine glass and my hair came flying off. I can tell you, it’s not a nice thing. On some people, the system head is lumpy and smells funny. And you know, if you look close, some people have those lines in their skin where the face matches up to the head and it looks like someone sewed on their face badly or maybe used tape and you don’t know where they’ve been. Or their hair falls off and suddenly all you notice is that they have these squinty tiny eyes and a frown on their face like they forgot to wipe?”
[At this point Sasy Scarborough interrupts. “What does Hair Fair have to do with that?”]
“Well you know, as they say, ‘If it’s not one thing, it’s another.’ If it’s not Hair Fair, it’s squinty-eyed frowners who forgot to wipe.”
I went through this whole parody for Hair Fair. This year again I made a bandana for Hair Fair, with all proceeds going to Wigs for Kids. I named the bandana for the pun, of course, but also for the actress who played her. Below is my explanation:
“Thanks for purchasing this Rosanne Rosanna Bandana, named in homage to Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer after a courageous battle with the illness. While she was not a child herself, she played childlike characters on Saturday Night Live in the US during the 70s, including Judy Miller, a little girl who pretends to put on a talk show in her bedroom (http://www.hulu.com/watch/3518), Lisa Lubner, a nerdy girl who is in love with a boy named Todd (http://www.hulu.com/watch/4142), and my favorite, Rosanne Rosannadanna, a New Yorker with an opinion about many things with the philosophy, “It’s always something…” (http://www.hulu.com/watch/4147).”
I hope you purchase one. I kind of made the texture from scratch (though I used brushes from Falln Stock). Thank you to Vaalith Jinn for explaining how to preview the texture on the hat (nope, didn’t use a temporary texture).
Please buy one. I worked hard on this and this blog entry. I am certainly no artist but I did my best so some little kid who is sick doesn’t have to worry about people seeing her bald head.
If it’s not one thing, it’s another.
Bandana: Bandana Day 2013 Rosanne Rosanna Bandana by Harper Beresford, available at Hair Fair 2013
Skin: Glam Affair – Summer – Europa – 01 A by Aida Ewing for Glam Affair *
Eyes: IKON Ardent Eyes – Blossom (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON
Dress: *DNR* NADIA Liquid Swim Suit Dress Orange by Nicky Ree for Designing Nicky Ree
Feet: [Gos] Mesh Feet – Arched Foot by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique *
Poses by Mavi Beck of Ma Vie *
Hair: SHOCK – electric bob – black by Tutys for Tutys
Skin: RUBYSusannaSkin(bright red-purple) by Carmella Ruby for Ruby Skins *
Eyes: pearl – warm onyx – large medium by Lano Ling for Poetic Eyes *
Top: E’ire – Blazer + Tee Leopard by Linkin Wardell for Éire
Hands: Slink Mesh Hand Elegant 1 L and Slink Mesh Hand Gesture R by Siddean Munro for Slink
Pose custom made by Olaekna Chesnokov of oOo Studio (thank you!)