Friday, April 06, 2007

Four Blades

I was restocking my razor blade collection which I do about every 6 months. One blade lasts me about 2 weeks and so the big pack of 16 about 32 weeks. I thought that I had the latest and greatest of the Gillette razors: Mine has a AAA battery that makes the razor vibrate while you're shaving. It's called the G3 Power and has 3 blades. When I've finished shaving I always run my hand along my jaw bone and pretend that I'm 1% as good looking as the guy in the commercial who does that. I notice the mirror vibrate a little if I do it for too long.

I was disappointed to see that Gillette now have a 4 bladed razor called the Fusion. It looks like it comes in both manual and battery power like the G3. My disappointment was because I no longer have the MAX blades that a man can get. I think that the number of blades that they're packing into a razor is now hitting the ridiculous level. It's a bit like the 3rd, 4th, and 5th releases of marginally B movies.

When are they going to stop adding blades to the razor? Will we see a 5, 6, 7, 8, 20 blades razor in the future? Will I have to grow an extra long face to use the 20 blade razor?


Anonymous said...

What happened in March?

Guy Ellis said...

I went through a forgetful phase ( and even though I thought of lots of things that I wanted to blog about by the time I'd gotten in front of a computer I'd forgotten what it was.