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  • It's a nice one, from the appealing smile to the weird use of "Brylcreem":

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  • I remember visiting my dad one day just after he'd washed his hair and hadn't had time to slick it down with his usual squirt of Brylcreem.

    They're my parents. I miss them

  • The Brylcreem had always made his hair look much darker, and we used to look at old photos and joke about his "movie star" looks, while my mum rolled her eyes.

    They're my parents. I miss them

  • I love the '60s of Mad Men, but watching NBC groom Eddie Cibrian as their clone of Jon Hamm in The Playboy Club has me scratching the Brylcreem.

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  • After all, these young punk rockers need to feel that someone can identify with their Brylcreem dalliances lest they become another lost generation, hell-bent on dancing the Tarantella and strung out on moon pies.

    Edward Murray: Apparently, I'm Christine O'Donnell

  • After all, these young punk rockers need to feel that someone can identify with their Brylcreem dalliances lest they become another lost generation, hell-bent on dancing the Tarantella and strung out on moon pies. • "I would go to Washington and do what you'd do."

    Edward Murray: Apparently, I'm Christine O'Donnell

  • Mad Men c'est moi -- from the start this series has been my autobiography as a child growing up in New Rochelle, New York, in the early 1960s, with a father who wore Brylcreem and rode the train slavishly to work, with a mother who sat at home with too many kids and drank and smoked and ate way too many valium.

    Michael Conniff: Con Games: Mad Men , C'est Moi

  • These were working class kids whose last pennies were spent on parkas or Brylcreem depending on their clan, as well as copious gallons of petrol.

    Brighton: the grit and the glamour

  • What with the suave Wild Beasts and Anna Calvi on its current roster, Domino Records surely has a bulk-buy deal with Brylcreem.

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  • Brylcreem: that's what your modern footballer is missing.

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