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Razors - When I began shaving I was maybe 12, 13. I used those cheap disposable, one blade razors. You could buy a pack of ten for five bucks, or something ridiculous like that. I never shaved that much as a teenager, though; I was one of those long haired, bearded, band t-shirts, ripped jeans, and flannelette grunge types. Uni-bomber shacks, pub bands, or cults were my future. Eventually, though, my hair began to recede--and when I say eventually I mean, like, at 17--and by the time I was nineteen, I was shaving my head and trying to find a way to step outside fashion, trends, and being a walking advertisement. In an attempt to shave as much as possible, I bought a two blade razor, which may or may not have been advertised as revolutionary at the time. I used a kind like that until C, who works for Coles, was given a complimentary razor with three blades and a battery powered motor. A vibrator to cut yourself with, was the joke. At the time there were commercials telling the world how revolutionary it was. The vibrating function was pretty useless, though, especially when shaving my head, but free is free. This week, however, I went to buy new blades for it, but couldn't find it, and ended up buying a razor with four blades on it. I don't watch much TV anymore, but I suspect at one stage, someone said it was revolutionary. It's not too bad, actually, and I didn't buy the vibrating version.

Still.

Every time I pick it up I pause.

I look at it. It has a nice weight. But I stare at it. I think: How long until twenty blades? How long until they start to look lie--



--the Eyeball Kid.

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shadowsandice
Apr. 20th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
*snooooooooortcackle*
strangedave
Apr. 20th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
I love the Eyeball Kid, and Eddie too.
benpeek
Apr. 20th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
both get my love.
jody_macgregor
Apr. 20th, 2007 12:18 pm (UTC)
Both deserve your love.
black13
Apr. 20th, 2007 08:09 am (UTC)
There's a five-bladed razor available. Which has a thin sixth blade on the back to reach those parts that the front five blades have gotten too wide to get at.

I use four blades too. I used to use three blades, then got a free four-blader and found the save far more comfortable (and with far fewer nicks and cuts). So I switched.
benpeek
Apr. 20th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
oh, yeah, i've heard of that. the sixth blade.
(Anonymous)
Apr. 20th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
True conversation from my teens, that has stuck with me:

Keith: "I just got one of those new Gilette three-blade razors."
Joe: "What's the point in them? You'll only cut yourself three times."

I liked Joe. He was to the point.
benpeek
Apr. 20th, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
i don't really understand how people cut themselves shaving--i do it once every couple of years, maybe, and if i'm in a rush.
crookfactory
Apr. 21st, 2007 03:38 am (UTC)
non-shaving related question (but it's about black sheep so that's gotta be ok)
took a look on amazon and saw that the cover for black sheep has been changed. wasn't the one you had the one with the (albino?) guy and a predominantly white/clean cover? or did i miss out on a covers update?

and i'm rather confused at how some folks are already offering a cheaper offer saying it's in stock.

it's saturday and i only got 3 hours sleep last night. so i'm confused about a lot of things :|zzzzz
benpeek
Apr. 21st, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: non-shaving related question (but it's about black sheep so that's gotta be ok)
well, i hope you have had more sleep, man.

anyhow: the book.

firstly, the cover is an old cover, a placer that prime put there when they announced the book waaaaay way back. it's not the cover. the cover is a white one, but not with the albino guy. albino guy was cover two. cover three, which is, er, around here on the blog somewhere, is the cover. it's sweet.

i don't know what the deal is with places offering it cheap. to my knowledge, the thing isn't out yet...

i'll email you the cover, man.
crookfactory
Apr. 21st, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
Re: non-shaving related question (but it's about black sheep so that's gotta be ok)
phew! now i don't have to worry and can get some sleep at night then! ;P
benpeek
Apr. 22nd, 2007 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: non-shaving related question (but it's about black sheep so that's gotta be ok)
i knew it was keeping you awake at night ;)
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