The following mind-map is one of a series which I'm using to create gags for a 7-minute stand-up routine.
The starting point for this one is 'Professor,' chosen because I've studied science and because I was self-employed for a while as a jokey Prof. sharing science with children in schools.
Our overall starting theme was baldness, which we've strayed from a bit, but the direction you or I want to allow ourselves to go is entirely up to each one of us.
This mind-map leads us to the subjects of:
Drinking habits as a student
Marketing women's underwear
Overcompensating for baldness, and
Professor Bunsen Honeydew, Muppet scientist.
I'll list the gag ideas from this at the end.
Probably the most well-known bald scientist is Prof. Bunsen Honeydew, resident experimenter on the Muppet Show. We mustn't forget his helper, Beaker, the most terrified lab. assistant in the history of science
In the 90's there was a boom in sales of underwear for big women. Unfortunately it was followed by a huge double bust.
It's a bit sad the way some men try to deal with their lack of hair.
First has to be Bobby Charlton, who's probably better known now for his comb-back than for his footballing skills.
Then there's Charles Dickens, who sprouted hair everywhere except where his wide parting was.
I think the most evil example though is Prof. Honeydew. It's quite clear to me that he compensated for his own baldness by deliberately terrorising Beaker because he had more hair than the Professor.
I studied Bernstein, Epstein and Einstein, but as a student I was more interested in the steins the local bierkeller served their beer in. The 'oompah' band got me interested in the musical 'Oliver.,' and I found that researching Victorian social history was more interesting when banging steins on the tables. Why I failed that exam is a mystery to me.