Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mach II razors for a dull guy

Just pausing for a moment from the usual posts of sketching to focus on a certain necessity. Shaving.

I got a scare this morning. I was looking in my bathroom for a razor blade replacement for my two-blade holder and couldn't find any.

That's a big deal.

You can't find these Mach II razor replacements anywhere. The Mach IIIs, IVs, and Vs have all passed me by. And yet, I can't help but wonder, just how fast can a guy shave anyway? Mach V? Are you kidding me?

I realized just how last century I was when I tried to google a picture of my razor for this post. I couldn't find any. I did find these disposable types. But there's the rub. My two-bladed razor has been relegated to the throw away crowd.

That's sad.

And so I continue to stretch the life-span of each and every remaining two-bladed replacement after every shave. I carefully dry the razor head with a blow dryer and place it into the drawer with its "safety razor" cousin. (See blue picture.)

You may laugh, go ahead. But it's true. Drying the razor makes it last longer. Mine last 3-4 months this way. But, of course, I'll eventually run out of razor heads.

Maybe I should step up to the Mach III and shave a bit faster.

A day without sunshine is like, night.


Gina said...

Saw your post on the EDM SuperBlog and almost skimmed over it. "Razors? How exciting could that be?" I thought.

But I read the entry anyway and, to paraphrase a line from Jerry Maguire, "You had me at, 'just how fast can a guy shave anyway?'"

You're in my RSS feeds now -- don't let me down. ;-)

dave terry said...


Yikes, you've put me in an RSS! What were you thinking?

Now the pressure is on. I can be dropped. I hate it when that happens.

I'll try to live up to your expectations. But it won't be easy.

Now I'll have to post more...and shave less. That's not so bad. I could save some blades.

The best thing I like about my egotist friend is that he never talks about other people.