(* Irish Saying)
Humorist Dave Barry once said, “One day soon the Gillette company will announce the development of a razor that, thanks to a computer microchip, can actually travel ahead in time and shave beard hairs that don’t even exist yet.”
Shows what he knows.
I remember when the objective of shaving was to get a close shave. Gillette and other razors based all their advertising on how well they could do the job.
Soon, electric shavers jumped on the bandwagon, bragging they could deliver a close shave just as well.
So what happened, guys? Why are so many of you walking around looking like you’ve just come off a three-day bender?
Dave Barry’s fantasy razor has yet to become a reality. But Braun (and I doubt they are alone) has a razor that will shave off everything but the three-day growth. I’ve discovered that there’s even a name for this look, “designer stubble.” Criminy.
From all evidence in movies and on TV, this type of razor has been a huge marketing success. One sees portrayals of doctors, lawyers, and cops all sporting the look. Even the occasional military guy on TV somehow gets past inspection with stubble. I’m all for creative license, but this just stretches credulity a little to far for me.
I’m not sure what I’m missing. This is sexy? Dang, I must be getting old.