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(Slate)   If you shave in the shower, you're a selfish coot   (slate.com ) divider line
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2010-12-30 08:00:03 PM  
Piss off - my water bill is included in my rent, so I can take as long a shower as I want.
 
2010-12-30 08:15:27 PM  
This is everything wrong with the modern environmental movement. We're not going to solve our problems by worrying about the carbon footprint of razor blades.

/uses a straight razor
//nothing like taking 3.5 inches of razor sharp steel to your throat in the morning
///slashies
 
2010-12-30 08:33:43 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: This is everything wrong with the modern environmental movement. We're not going to solve our problems by worrying about the carbon footprint of razor blades.

/uses a straight razor
//nothing like taking 3.5 inches of razor sharp steel to your throat in the morning
///slashies


I think someone did not actually bother to read the article
 
2010-12-30 08:41:23 PM  

TheOnion: I think someone did not actually bother to read the article


Yeah, I did, and it was some guy estimating the carbon footprint of electric shavers by comparing them to electric toothbrushes. Seriously dude? Who cares?
 
2010-12-30 08:43:01 PM  
Who shaves in the shower? How can you even see what you're doing?
 
2010-12-30 08:43:58 PM  

fusillade762: Who shaves in the shower? How can you even see what you're doing?


They make mirrors that can be placed in the shower now.
 
2010-12-30 08:56:23 PM  
If he didn't blog this bullshiat, imagine how much energy he'd save.
 
2010-12-30 09:01:06 PM  
I shower while I shave.

The roof leaks and I taped some soap to the front of the sink.
 
2010-12-30 09:01:55 PM  

fusillade762: Who shaves in the shower? How can you even see what you're doing?


I do. I use a mirror.
 
2010-12-30 09:03:49 PM  

fusillade762: Who shaves in the shower? How can you even see what you're doing?


I used to shave in the bathtub and use the webcam from my laptop as a mirror
 
2010-12-30 09:05:40 PM  
Also, my shaving carbon footprint (ugh) is a pack of these every few months.

i55.tinypic.com

I make up for it by lighting my smokes with coal.

bituminous, not anthracite.
 
2010-12-30 09:12:59 PM  
I'm not going to shave my junk at the sink.
 
2010-12-30 09:24:04 PM  
I shave in the shower because my neck line is prone to very minor nicks. Shave at the beginning of the shower and they clear up by the end. If I shave at the sink, I basically have to spend an equivalent amount of water splashing my face to prepare it, or about 10 minute with a hot towel on my neck. And quite frankly, when you work 10-12 hours a day, 10 minutes is rather valuable.

But I have also noticed that on days I don't shave (which is definitely Saturday and Sunday, and any other day I do not expect to have face-to-face contact with a client), I spend the same amount of time in the shower, sometimes just standing there for 5 minutes because a shower is a good part of the day.

And the guy in TFA says that if you spend 10 minutes shaving in the shower, it is equivalent too . . . It doesn't take 10 minutes. And I don't use a mirror, just guided by the fingers. I can't see without my glasses, so I can't see what I'm doing in or out of the shower. My fingers are my guide either way. Though the wife gave me a steam-free mirror for Christmas. I'll hang it to make her feel good, but I probably won't be able to use it.
 
2010-12-30 09:28:25 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: This is everything wrong with the modern environmental movement. We're not going to solve our problems by worrying about the carbon footprint of razor blades.

/uses a straight razor
//nothing like taking 3.5 inches of razor sharp steel to your throat in the morning
///slashies


If you don't mind a serious question, how did you learn to use a straight razor? I've been using safety razors since I was 13, based on watching my father.

/Rather learn how to first, in order avoid decapitation the first time, you know.
 
2010-12-30 09:29:48 PM  
I shave in the shower, but I use Dr. Bronner's Organic Fair Trade Shaving Soap Gel. So there.
 
2010-12-30 09:34:44 PM  
I shave in the shower with a disposable.

No mirror cuz after 46 years, I know where my face is and what needs to be scraped. Feel with my fingertips to see if I missed anything. Takes about five minutes.
 
2010-12-30 10:14:58 PM  
I use hot wax on my face.

I bath by using a Xeros washing machine.
 
2010-12-30 10:42:53 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: TheOnion: I think someone did not actually bother to read the article

Yeah, I did, and it was some guy estimating the carbon footprint of electric shavers by comparing them to electric toothbrushes. Seriously dude? Who cares?


Well the author certainly doesn't. From the article:

So what does that annual difference represent? Driving your car for about 16 miles or running a compact fluorescent light bulb for 47 minutes. It would take more than 350 years of shaving with a disposable instead of an electric to account for the annual greenhouse gas emissions of a single cow. In other words, don't sweat it.

So if you read it you'd probably have noticed that. The article was more of a mental exercise, basically because it's that's writers job to do these sorts of articles. They actually pretty interesting generally, even if not necessarily practical or useful.
 
2010-12-30 10:49:29 PM  
I shave my junk (I sweat like a pig when I work out and it gets all tangled and it stinks if I don't shave). Does this make me a worse person?
 
2010-12-30 11:03:03 PM  
I shave in the shower with one of those hangy mirrors. It doesn't take me 10 minutes -- more like three. Even so, I've always felt vaguely selfish doing it that way and letting all that hot water just go down the drain. Thing is, it seems like that's the only way I get a nice clean shave without nicking up my face or getting weird bumps. Something about the water and the steam makes it easier.

Maybe I'll try stepping out of the shower to shave again. Maybe I just need to do it immediately or use a different lather or something.
 
2010-12-30 11:13:18 PM  
Shaving in the shower eliminates the need for shaving cream, as it's primary purpose is to keep the skin wet and lubricated while shaving.

I use a Gilette Fusion razor in the shower and have a suction-cup mirror. Haven't bought shaving cream in over 15 years.

Takes me about 1 minute if I shaved the previous day, maybe 2 if not.

I recommend it highly. Buying shaving cream is for suckers.
 
2010-12-30 11:15:02 PM  
It would take more than 350 years of shaving with a disposable instead of an electric to account for the annual greenhouse gas emissions of a single cow. In other words, don't sweat it.

WAT?

Blogers should be shot. It's decided.
 
2010-12-30 11:40:33 PM  
I shave in the shower every other day, then hit it with an electric shaver when I get out to get anything I missed.

is that doubleplus bad for the environment?
 
2010-12-30 11:41:46 PM  

gilgamesh23: I shave in the shower with one of those hangy mirrors. It doesn't take me 10 minutes -- more like three.


Same here.

Tor_Eckman: Buying shaving cream is for suckers.


You obviously have a thin, girly beard. If I don't use shaving cream, soap or conditioner, I'm just asking for trouble. I might as well be trying to dry shave.

I'd also like to be able to use an electric shaver, but with every one of them I've tried, I might as well be using an epilator. I have yet to find one that doesn't yank my hair out.
 
2010-12-30 11:43:30 PM  
I shave in the shower because I have nowhere else to do it. I mean do you know how much of a pan in the ass it is to shave your legs, pits and lady parts? They can kiss my shaved smooth ass! If they have such a problem with people shaving then they are more than welcome to pay for electrolysis for my entire farking body because there is nothing I hate more in this world than shaving.

/and criminals
 
2010-12-30 11:43:55 PM  
I don't think I've cared about anything less in my life.
 
2010-12-30 11:44:36 PM  

Shostie: fusillade762: Who shaves in the shower? How can you even see what you're doing?

I do. I use a mirror.


I know where my face is. I don't need a mirror to do it.

And shaving in the shower is the best the way to get a close shave and not worry about cutting or hurting myself. Electric isn't even an option if you have a thick beard, that shiat hurts unless you're keeping it real short by doing it a couple times a day.
 
2010-12-30 11:44:38 PM  

Aar1012: fusillade762: Who shaves in the shower? How can you even see what you're doing?

They make mirrors that can be placed in the shower now.


Doesn't it just get all steamed up?
 
2010-12-30 11:44:54 PM  
fusillade762 2010-12-30 08:43:01 PM

Who shaves in the shower? How can you even see what you're doing?


Why do you need a mirror? Aren't you shaving the same face you have always had or have you recently gotten a new one?
 
2010-12-30 11:44:59 PM  
Shower shaver checking in. I don't use a mirror, though. I go on feel alone. Never had a problem.

/eff off hippies
 
2010-12-30 11:47:17 PM  
I shave in the shower. I use Alaffia soap and shampoo.

/where the hell else can you shave legs? I'm not using a sink.
 
2010-12-30 11:47:31 PM  

fusillade762: Who shaves in the shower? How can you even see what you're doing?


I don't see. I shave by touch. I also shave under my arms to avoid having deodorant and sweat tangled up in there becoming disgusting.

As an added benefit any small cuts will have stopped bleeding and be clean by the time I get out of the shower. I don't bother with shaving cream or gel anymore, not when running water does the job more cleanly.
 
2010-12-30 11:48:14 PM  

fusillade762: Aar1012: fusillade762: Who shaves in the shower? How can you even see what you're doing?

They make mirrors that can be placed in the shower now.

Doesn't it just get all steamed up?


If you put some soap on it and wash it off it'll stay fog free for a few minutes. Or spit on it, much like diving goggles.

/Shower shaver w/ mirror cos I have a beard. When I had a goatee, I could do it no prob without a mirror.
 
2010-12-30 11:48:36 PM  
I shave in the shower, but it doesn't take ten freaking minutes.

If it bothers you, then turn off your stinking computer.
 
2010-12-30 11:49:32 PM  

Ghastly: I'm not going to shave my junk at the sink.


Shave your junk at the sink, you'll save money on having to buy a shower rug.
 
2010-12-30 11:49:55 PM  

EsteeFlwrPot: I mean do you know how much of a pan in the ass it is to shave your legs, pits and lady parts? They can kiss my shaved smooth ass!


I don't know what a "pan in the ass" is, but I can almost guarantee you just got about 5000 hits on your profile.
 
2010-12-30 11:50:26 PM  
What about Cold Water Shaving?
http://artofmanliness.com/2010/03/24/cold-water-shaving/

Do that and use a straight razor if someone has their panties in a not about the environment.
 
2010-12-30 11:51:52 PM  
No one should ever shave. It's the way the God of Abraham intended. (But do shave the tip off your wiener.)
 
2010-12-30 11:52:28 PM  

ArkAngel: fusillade762: Who shaves in the shower? How can you even see what you're doing?

I used to shave in the bathtub and use the webcam from my laptop as a mirror


And did you charge viewers for the live tub show too?

FTA: Which kind of razor is better for the environment?

The only "environment" I'm concerned about is wether there is too much fog on the mirror for me to see. My carbon "footprint" is two bare feet on the floor.
 
2010-12-30 11:52:57 PM  

TheOnion: Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: This is everything wrong with the modern environmental movement. We're not going to solve our problems by worrying about the carbon footprint of razor blades.

/uses a straight razor
//nothing like taking 3.5 inches of razor sharp steel to your throat in the morning
///slashies

TheOnion: I think someone did not actually bother to read the article



you're only a real man if you dry-shave with a strait razor

/the article was mindless drivel that totally fails to actually address the topic and was(judging from the writing style) crapped out by a semi-literate monkey and proofread by a 5th grader with severe ADHD.
 
2010-12-30 11:53:13 PM  
Ghastly: I'm not going to shave my junk at the sink.

Agreed. Trying to shave the hair around your bunghole is a challenge when presented with a pedestal sink.
 
2010-12-30 11:53:33 PM  

PacManDreaming: EsteeFlwrPot: I mean do you know how much of a pan in the ass it is to shave your legs, pits and lady parts? They can kiss my shaved smooth ass!

I don't know what a "pan in the ass" is, but I can almost guarantee you just got about 5000 hits on your profile.


hahahha I meant pain! I don't know how that happened, damn typos. For any girls out there, am I the only one that uses men's razors? The ones with like 4 or 5 blades? They work sooooo much better than the shiatty ones made for women. My legs are smooth for a good 4 days before any significant stubble starts to show.

/took out my profile pic anyhow
 
2010-12-30 11:53:53 PM  
Simple solution....Work from home, shave when you feel like it. For the record, I use the clippers to knock it back a bit, and probably shave once a month.
 
2010-12-30 11:54:02 PM  
I shave in the shower every day. Showers aren't appreciably shorter if I don't, so meh.
 
2010-12-30 11:55:21 PM  
I don't shave all that often. I just can't be bothered with it. When I do, I start with one of these:

www.bestnosehairclipper.com

It gets the van dyke to the right length, then chops everything else down to a size easily handled by this:

planetgreen.discovery.com
 
2010-12-30 11:55:41 PM  
I started reading then realized after about two sentences that I didn't really care.

/best shave is either in the shower or after a sauna.
 
2010-12-30 11:56:43 PM  

Ghastly: I'm not going to shave my junk at the sink.


the chaffing....it burns(like stubble rubbing sensitive areas)

/a nice trim can however be done at the sink
 
2010-12-30 11:57:00 PM  
Stealing your wife's razor because you like the moisture strip and then wearing it all off while ruining the blade for girl hair makes you selfish. Denying it for 11 years despite overwhelming forensic evidence makes you a coont.
 
2010-12-30 11:58:23 PM  
I shave in the shower everyday. takes us girls so much longer to shave everything too.
 
2010-12-30 11:58:24 PM  
of course I shave in the shower. My house is so cold right now that the only time I take my clothes off is when I'm in the shower.

Also, I want one of those old-fashioned razors that you just replace the razor blades. ONE razor blade. Not a disposable POS.
 
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