Razors & such

July 6, 2008

Journal, Lauren

The other day I noticed my razor was getting pretty dull, so I replaced the blade.  I noticed that it wasn’t working as well as the old one, so I looked at it closely.  Of course.  This one only had three blades, not five.

Seriously.  Five. I am not making this up.

Does anyone remember the old Saturday Night Live skit about the razors with tons of blades?  I believe they were making fun of double-bladed razors, which were the new thing back then.  “The first blade shaves close, the second even closer.  The third blade digs into your skin and holds it tight, while the fourth blade cuts out the hair’s root.  The fifth blade is there to frighten away any new hairs who might be gettin’ ideas.”  That’s not how it went, but you get the drift.

Too many razors.

I think I’ve been buying razor heads without actually checking to see if I’ve run out.  Currently I have samples of old three-blade, new three-blade with wraparound moisture collar, and the new five-bladed model.  I can’t wait for six-blade with in-door ice maker.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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12 Responses to “Razors & such”

  1. Deanne Said on:

    Five? Does it fit in your old razor base?

    We’ve had terrible trouble with our bases -- they’re holding on to the razor too loosely, so it pops out. I thought the whole idea was to buy a razor base for cheap that would last forever and pay through the nose for the blades. Now we’re going to have to buy the whole thing.

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    • Peggy Said on:

      I have trouble with my base too … my 1st razor head fell off and I can’t even get that one to stay back on. I’ve tried so many different razors, that never work out for me so I just stick with the disposable ones & all the cuts & blood …

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      • Deanne Said on:

        At some point in my frustration, I thought of getting one of the old school ones. But my husband would never go for that.

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  2. Beth Said on:

    Tara thought those were really interesting sitting on your bathroom counter…she asked if they were candy.

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  3. Dana Said on:

    they look like something you would stick your camera’s memory card into.
    so did you have to take out a loan to buy the new blades? seriously, prices on razors are crazy.

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  4. Lauren Said on:

    They are crazy expensive, but I use them until they’re worn out (and until I’ve forgotten that I still have a refill). Deanne, I’ve been using the same handle for over ten years, but it’s a man’s handle, baby. (Cue Austin Powers voice.) It’s made of metal.

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    • Deanne Said on:

      Ours are both metal and both of them have failed. Rrrgh. Makes me want to swear, but I’m too nice a girl for that. I finally broke down and bought a CVS brand one… but I lost it before I even took it out of its packaging!!

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  5. Brad Said on:

    Uh, sorry to tell you like this, but I used that middle razor to shave my back yesterday.

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