I laughed when my idol, Prof. K., told me that he wanted to keep long hair. (He used to have very short hair.)
I: You'll look like a mad scientist!
Prof. K.: I am a mad scientist!
I: Are you a scientist?
Prof. K.: I don't take those labels.
I interviewed him and he didn't like those "favorite questions", such as what his favorite animal was, etc. "People are always changing. Asking about favorites is reductionistic," he said. (Man, so cool.) Then he said he liked owls a lot.