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Red Until Dead

Red Until Dead
Whenever people see the picture of my family I have in my living room, they ask if my brother and I are adopted. “You look exactly alike each other but nothing like either of your parents,” they exclaim. Because both of my parents have dark hair, while my brother and I obviously have red hair. And... Read more »

If you are a redhead, you see yourself as a redhead

If you are a redhead, you see yourself as a redhead
I learned this from the girl studying next to me at Overflow Coffee. Some guy from Yale came up with this amazingly brilliant insight. He also said, according to the girl, if you are black, you see yourself as black. If you are a woman, you see yourself as a woman. The girl’s friend, who... Read more »

Hitler Banned Redhead Marriages

Hitler Banned Redhead Marriages
I always kind of liked to think that if I was in the Holocaust, I’d have a better situation in the internment camps because I have red hair and blue eyes. But I never considered what may have happened if I had been a ginger Gentile…until now. Reportedly, Hitler, in one of his finer acts,... Read more »
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A darker shade of pale

I realized my foundation…the lightest shade of pale…is now too light for me. Which can only mean one thing; I am tan! But that also means I’m a …dun dun dun… Daywalker! Who wants to help me sterilize myself?

How Tough Redheads Really Are

How Tough Redheads Really Are
Read this, and feel sorry for us gingos.  

Redheads Came from Scotland, Not the Vikings

Redheads Came from Scotland, Not the Vikings
Despite my claim that red hair came from the Vikings, apparently new research shows it most likely came from Scotland. Uff da. On the brighter (or should I say, cloudier?) side of things the article says the following amazing things about redheads, proving we are a superior race: “People carrying the gene had the fairest skin... Read more »
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Viking Redheads

On seeing Viking ships in Norway: “Gazing up at the prow of one of these sleek, time-stained vessels, you can almost hear the screams and smell the armpits of those redheads on the rampage.” (From Rick Steve’s Snapshot Norway) Add your email address to subscribe to The Ginger Philes, if you dare:

Russell Means Red

Russell Means Red
As a gift for my mom’s first post-retirement birthday, my brother and I chipped in on a membership to Ancestry.com. She’s been blabbing on and on about wanting to do genealogy, but I think she needed a kick in the butt to start acting on it. And that’s what I, as the proverbial redheaded (non... Read more »

We Are the One Percent!

We Are the One Percent!
Did you know that red hair and blue eyes are the rarest hair/eye color combination? WE ARE THE ONE PERCENT! (Side note: I’m surprised it’s not red hair/green eyes. Either way, I’m quite proud of my exoticness.) Enter your email address to subscribe to The Ginger Philes, if you dare:
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The Redhead Dictionary (updated)

The Redhead Dictionary (updated)
I have three additions to The Redhead Dictionary to share: Ginger Gentile: a non-ginger, who doesn’t eat gosher reddicted: addicted to redheads redorphins: the endorphins you feel when in the presence of redheads (no need to run for your daily high)
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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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