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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:23 pm 
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It ain't all bad and it ain't all good so I figured the time was ripe for a Random Things thread for those of us with random things happening that go right in between the good and the bad...

I've never been comfortable using an electric razor. Ever since the facial hair started growing a couple of decades ago I've been using blades.

Last year the were handing out Wilkinson Sword's new 4-blade razor and I grabbed one, hoping to finally find a razor I could be happy with.
I've never been brave enough to use a knife or those old-school ones where you insert razor blades yourself so it's been prefab all the way for me. I've also got a gut-feeling that Gillette as a corporation is evil so I was all set for something new.

I was very happy with the Sword. The shave was close and comfortable. The handle is sturdy, almost heavy, giving you a sense of quality which the Gillette's don't have. It has one flaw, though, one I can't live with.
I only shave when the stubble starts itching so the razor has it's work cut out for it. The beard is impossible to clean out of the razor. Absolutely impossible. No matter what I do the hairs stick between the four blades and this shortens the life the blades a lot more than any other razor I've tried.

This weekend I needed new blades and bought Gillette Mach IIIs again. I was really surprised to find that the shave is closer and more comfortable than the Sword's and that it cleans a lot easier too.

I can only conclude that the Mach III is a better razor than the Sword.


Then there's this, which is quite funny:

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/33930

vs.

http://money.cnn.com/2005/09/14/news/fo ... /gillette/

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I once shaved a man with an old fashioned razor. It was rather... intimate. And nerve wracking.

Edited to say: by intimate I mean that the moment was intimate.. not that I was shaving anything intimate!

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BWAHAHAHA...:lol:
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Alli wrote:
I once shaved a man with an old fashioned razor. It was rather... intimate. And nerve wracking.

Edited to say: by intimate I mean that the moment was intimate.. not that I was shaving anything intimate!


funny you should mention this...

today i came across a flyer for wax-jobs, massages, aroma therapy, hot stone relaxations, blah blah etc waste of money...

but they had advertised, and i quote,

"brazilian wax 1 --- $70
brazilian wax 2--- $80"

never having a brazilian wax before, nor caring to, i did wonder what the difference was. what does that extra 10 get you for the # 2? i'm inclined to call just so i can find out.

if i do, i'll tell.

any ideas?

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Ha Ruuntje, good one!
I was about to post on razors in the Random Bad things list. I hate that Aloe strip. I use the razor much longer than before, way after it is blunt - because I can't stand that slime. It is a con job. sure your face feels smoother than after a shave with other razors: they have just covered your face with slime. If I can't pull the aloe strip off it takes a week before I start getting a proper shave, then I keep that razor going for another 4 weeks.

The other thing is here you can't buy razors off the shelf anymore - you have to buy a card and then put the card into a machine which spits out the razor. So I can't tell by looking at the cards which ones have slime and which ones don't. It is a conspiracy.

Butch: I am just guessing, but I am guessing that a Brazilian is for the extra exposure that a brazilian bikini reveals. I'd pass on that offer is I was you...


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BUTCH wrote:



"brazilian wax 1 --- $70
brazilian wax 2--- $80"




BW1 = the whole pubic area
BW2 = includes between the butt crack too. The 'whole' if you catch my drift.


Not that I'd have any experience of a BW. TOOOOO painful.

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The ante has been upped, Ruuntje. The cafeteria at work is closed for the holidays, so I had to go to the supermarket for lunch. There, in the ice cream display, was the latest in razor developments - from Gillette. The "Venus Vibrance", which "vibrates gently". Seemed otherwise to be a standard wet razor.

I know you will be wanting these, I'll send a dozen of them.
(and no, I wasn't shopping anywhere more exotic than Rema 1000).

Alli: are you sure that price is only for the crack?, not cheeks as well?. I heard that the Ryman theatre doesn't have cushions so I planned to keep my butt hairy for padding. But after the show and before Butch takes us to his "Gentleman's Club" (that he wrote about before) it might be good to book a brazilian wax.


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Re: Brazilian Waxes

I am so not going to go there...
(at least not on a public forum, anyway...)


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Can of Beans wrote:

Alli: are you sure that price is only for the crack?, not cheeks as well?.


Well, I was specifically referring to it from a female point of view. I'd rather hope that there aren't many women in need of having their actual bum cheeks waxed.

What you need Can is the full monty for men: The BSCW aka Back, sack n crack wax.

I'm finished with this conversation now. It's all getting a bit personal.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Can I get a price quote on a wax?

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D'you know what caught my eye in that photo?

The braces! :clap:

Great photo, btw. Is that the house where nobody lives?
(Only there isn't a stack of papers on the porch...)


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One night we TP'd a friend's house, forked his yard, and took this picture to mail to him a coule weeks later....

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Know what? When I woke up today I felt like shaving again. Just to feel that smooth skin. I bet the slime you detest, Can, is more than slimy slime. It's addictive too!!! Gillette is like an evil dope dealing pimp. With a long fluffy overcoat.

I resisted temptation!


Can of Beans wrote:
The ante has been upped, Ruuntje. The cafeteria at work is closed for the holidays, so I had to go to the supermarket for lunch. There, in the ice cream display, was the latest in razor developments - from Gillette. The "Venus Vibrance", which "vibrates gently". Seemed otherwise to be a standard wet razor.


I saw that one. Falls into the phone/camera - wristwatch/gun - razor/vibrator useless category.

Girls: Are you falling for the girly razors, pink and with a wider handle (so you don't slip and fall in the bathroom, as seen on tv)?

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Alli wrote:
BW2 = includes between the butt crack too. The 'whole' if you catch my drift.



Don't forget the the "t'aint"... makes it much eaiser to play the rusty trombone.

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