Tuesday, May 25, 2004
The best a man can get?
Was watching TV yesterday when a shaving commercial came on. Everyone of these commercials is exactly the same... a little foam, an animated drawing showing the hairs magically standing straight up, then the guy wipes his hand over his chin and neck, and finally a hot chick appears out of nowhere and wraps her arms around his neck. What the crap? This is not real. Where in the world is this happening?

Here is a true shaving commercial... Guy in his underwear, shaving three and four and five times over the same area because, well, that's just what you have to do with any razor. He cuts himself, more than once. Partly because the razor is a piece of crap and partly because the line between cutting yourself and getting a close shave, well, doesn't exist. THAT'S the best a man can get. When he gets done, he rinses off his face, carefully tears small bits of toilet paper off the roll and places on each cut, because if you don't they just keep bleeding and bleeding and you look like a psychotic killer all day. And lastly, there is no girl, because it's morning and he is running late for work. The girl comes in later in the day and complains because he missed some spots shaving. The slogan should be something like, "Sure it's not that close, but what else are you gonna use?" or "Not the closest, but we guarantee you won't look like Johnny Damon." That would be a real commercial right there.

"Tomorrow's another day, and I'm thirsty anyway, so bring on the rain..."
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