The thing is, Tom actually appreciates the fact that Max has chosen something other than "just whatever" or "clipper #3" as his haircut style. It's intentional, which meets Tom's requirement for everything from home decor to landscaping to attire. But Tom would NEVER in a million years tell that to Max - you know - "He of the very stylish and cool hair" because he still likes the clippers. So I think it's cool that Max won an award given by his peers in the 6th grade that recognizes not athletic ability or brains, but something different for him. As one friend said to me (in another, unrelated context," maybe he really is becoming a renaissance man, and that's kind of a cool thought.