I came across this wonderful photo somewhere
The gulf between real and replay is as deep and broad as it has ever been, and a taste of the real now and again, like the flavor in a tomato that has never felt the dulling breath of the fridge, is the crucial touchstone that keeps us all from dissolving forever into an endless spiral of Amanda McBroom.
It was something on Elements that got me wondering what Corey Greenberg was up to nowadays. Last I heard he was pissing everyone at NBC off. A quick google got me here and from there I moused over to Shaveblog. I was intrigued, I still had the old old safety razor my dad gave me when I was like 4 (the little silver one with the blue handle in the pic). I’d shave with him in the mornings (sans razor blade, of course), just plowing the cream off my face. I felt very mature. I’d kept it all these years just as a memory holder, but I’ve still never used the razor with a blade loaded. Corey makes point quite convincingly that a safety razor is a far better shaving device than one of those shitty little plastic multi-blade rip-off machines. Fifteen bucks for a pack of 9 blades (including the one free one!). Gimme a fucking break. How about fifteen bucks for one hundred double sided blades?
Another fifteen bucks on eBay plus shipping got me the lovely Gillette Adjustable in the above pic. I boiled it in alcohol for half an hour or so and it’s mint. (it already looked perfect, but it is a 30 some-odd-year-old razor after all). It came with a free blade and I was utterly hooked. Never again will I overpay for those inferior little toys.