So I’m in lockup this morning getting some tasks taken care of. I stumble across the item you see to your left. It is a real item, I am not clever enough to make stuff like this up. Enter the i.Beat emo, a device that I assume is an MP3 player for people I loathe. I was immediately reminded of a day about two years ago. 6/6/06, National Emo Kid Beatdown Day. I did punch a fellow teenager in his personal grill with my personal fist. And deep down I think we both enjoyed it. Now you can have that joy all the time, by punching the face of anyone that owns one of these things. Remember, that’s the i.Beat emo, available at your local Office Depot. Christ.… (More) “The World of Badly Named OD Products, Vol. I”
Those of you that know me in real life know that, at any point in time, my facial hair is somewhere between “five o’clock shadow” and “hobo”. It’s not that I enjoy looking that way, it’s the simple fact that if I shave more often than about once a week, my face and neck become excruciatingly painful, and an angry red sea of ingrown hairs adorn the underside of my neck. Given a choice, I simply wait a week and shave then.
Having heard the same not-funny jokes too many times, I resolved to find a way to improve my shaving experience. Enter my other hobby, perfuming, and the group of enablers I keep company with, Basenotes. I posted a thread to the effect of what I have just written, and received several recommendations, many of them as cheap as one could ask for.
I bought nearly everything possible that they recommended, minus a new razor. I’ve got a few unused heads for my Gillette Fusion and I will be using them up, thank you very much. All the time in the world to buy a safety razor after these are gone. So I find myself with shaving cream in a tube not unlike a toothpaste tube, a boar-bristle brush, and some sort of miracle product that allows me to get an entire shave’s worth of lubrication out of 3 to 5 drops. Right.
Before I did battle with my face, I learned. Namely, I learned how to shave. Sounds a little backwards, but one of the members of the shaving website Badger and Blade was kind enough to make a lot, and I mean a lot, of YouTube videos covering nearly everything you’d want to know about shaving. The first video in a three-part series that I watched … (More) “The lost art of scraping your face with sharp bits of metal, and how to make it suck less.”
Today is a red-letter day. The rebirth of the blog (and cleaning up and whatnot). I’ve sorely neglected my own website and will be taking steps to correct that. I deleted the old posts about WoW, and websites that don’t exist anymore, basically everything. I did leave my most recent how-to up as I noticed several people found it through Google, which was the point. Refocusing the site more towards the professional side of things, but still keeping it a little fun, seems to make sense. I don’t know how hard I’m going to hit it tonight, but I’m going to be doing a lot of stuff. Stick around.… (More) “Renaissance”