If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(New York Magazine)   If you thought the American razor industry couldn't get any more ridiculous, you'd be wrong. And it represents what's wrong with American ingenuity   ( nymag.com) divider line
    More: Stupid, Americans, market dominance  
•       •       •

24656 clicks; posted to Main » on 20 Apr 2014 at 12:56 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

Voting Results (Funniest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

2014-04-20 01:09:37 PM  
13 votes:
img.fark.netView Full Size
2014-04-20 12:04:00 PM  
12 votes:
FTFA: the ProGlide FlexBall

Well, the name definitely screams, 'you can shave your nuts with this.'
2014-04-20 11:58:54 AM  
12 votes:
I only shave with personally-knapped flint blades and a balm I make from the bark of trees I planted as a toddler.

2014-04-20 01:14:57 PM  
10 votes:
collectorsfrenzy.comView Full Size
2014-04-20 01:05:22 PM  
10 votes:

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: the ProGlide FlexBall

Well, the name definitely screams, 'you can shave your nuts with this.'

i.imgur.comView Full Size
2014-04-20 01:24:48 PM  
7 votes:
A lot of people advocate classic safety razors with a badger brush and various creams, but what most forget is the pyramid that allows the finest molecular straight edge, critical for that extra smooth shave.

i.imgur.comView Full Size
2014-04-20 11:32:06 AM  
7 votes:
Obligatory (NSFW language)
2014-04-20 06:18:42 PM  
4 votes:
i276.photobucket.comView Full Size

24.media.tumblr.comView Full Size

"Okay, now for the biki line.  Okay, sitting down, legs up behind the head, aaaaaand..."
2014-04-20 01:33:27 PM  
4 votes:
I'm still waiting for something that looks like a pencil sharpener where I can just stick my face in a handy wall-mounted unit and just crank the handle (mine would be manual, not electric, because I'm old school).
2014-04-20 01:16:28 PM  
4 votes:

Rhypskallion: I use a rechargeable electric razor, that was probably $50-$80 two years ago and still works great.    Why is there a blade industry at all anymore?

Because most of us a) want our face to actually be smooth after shaving b) don't like the sensation of having the hairs pulled out by scalding hot steel whirligigs.
2014-04-20 11:18:10 AM  
4 votes:
So... Dollar Shave Club then.
2014-04-20 05:47:27 PM  
3 votes:
Razor industry today = aircraft industry 110 years ago.

upload.wikimedia.orgView Full Size
2014-04-20 02:11:54 PM  
3 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.comView Full Size

A little splash'll do you.

2014-04-20 12:58:51 PM  
3 votes:
This article is what's wrong with American journalism, so it's fitting.
2014-04-20 07:22:40 PM  
2 votes:
In every cliche there is a hard nugget of truth....
i.imgur.comView Full Size
2014-04-20 05:47:35 PM  
2 votes:
media.comicbook.comView Full Size
2014-04-20 02:45:11 PM  
2 votes:
I started with the disposable double blades once upon a time.  I shave in the shower, so it's easy to rinse them out really well, and they last for a month. When I got married the first time, my new wife got me a bulk pack of them at Sam's Club.  That went in the upstairs closet to be slowly used up.  A few years after the divorce, I had a girlfriend (not knowing I already had a stash) buy me a big package of the twin blade razors from Sam's Club.  They went next to the other bag.  Recently, my second wife decided to buy another large bag of disposable twin razors, not realizing I have about 150 razors already.  I am set for life.  In fact, my estate sale will involve about a dozen packs of unopened, vintage disposable double-blade razors.
2014-04-20 01:49:59 PM  
2 votes:

Mad Scientist: SeaMonkey311: If you ain't shaving with these then you're not shaving properly

[www.westcoastshaving.com image 300x300][www.shavingstuff.com image 480x359]


And this:

Can hipsters do NOTHING without going waay overboard??

You gotta turn something simple like shaving into a $200 ritual to feel manly?
2014-04-20 01:35:16 PM  
2 votes:

Occam's Disposable Razor: Razors are for women. A man's face should look like a cross between a Viking and a Dwarf.

Coffee. Computer screen. You ass.
2014-04-20 01:33:56 PM  
2 votes:

The more you eat the more you fart: Johnny Texas: So Fark even has shaving snobs?

Hipsters fark lots of stuff up.

You can get a good shave for much less money if you buy into their shiat.

Reading this thread hipsters are simultaneously shaving with hand edged antique razors and growing beards like Billy Gibbons.

/Fark.com, where hipster hate consumes itself like ouroboros
2014-04-20 01:15:26 PM  
2 votes:
Unavailable for comment:

4.bp.blogspot.comView Full Size

/happy valentines day, honey!
2014-04-20 01:12:15 PM  
2 votes:

ajgeek: This isn't Ameican Ingenuity. This is some farking moron giving another farking moron with a business degree oversight of an engineering team.

/Simpsons did it.

The problem is this constant urge to "improve" things, even after the point where they work just fine. At a certain point, things actually get stupid and less useful. But the "progress" must go on. . . .

See also: "smart" TVs that switch the input source when you simply want to get a DVD out of the player, "smart" cars that second-guess when your wipers should be on or your lights dimmed, etc.

Or, you know, Windows 8.
2014-04-20 01:01:58 PM  
2 votes:

Relatively Obscure: I only shave with personally-knapped flint blades and a balm I make from the bark of trees I planted as a toddler.


Gwenyth Paltrow, is that you?
2014-04-20 01:01:18 PM  
2 votes:

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: the ProGlide FlexBall

Well, the name definitely screams, 'you can shave your nuts with this.'

to further fit the name, slap some titties and a pocket pussy on there and my daily shower is complete.
2014-04-21 05:30:00 PM  
1 vote:
What if Gillette really were the best a man could get?
2014-04-21 02:46:52 PM  
1 vote:
... or make your own.

img.fark.netView Full Size
2014-04-21 09:39:40 AM  
1 vote:
The more you eat the more you fart:
Now, I buy unscented van der hagen luxury soap for $2, melt it into my bowl in the microwave and add a bit of Pinaud's aftershave lotion ($4) for scent, and use my $5 boar brush.

I shave happy for 6 months or so until its time to spend another $2 for soap.

do you bring your typewriter to the park as well?
WAY cheaper than the macbooks and ipads all the hipsters use

warosu.orgView Full Size
2014-04-20 07:29:44 PM  
1 vote:
Havn't figured out who but I'm pretty sure Patrick Bateman has been in this thread using an alt.
2014-04-20 03:40:13 PM  
1 vote:

Frantic Freddie: "Little tiny hairs...growin' outta my face!"

/not obscure

So I take my razor *zip-zop*.
My face is ripped to shreds.
2014-04-20 02:47:41 PM  
1 vote:

axeeugene: Double-edged safety razor convert here. I never did spend much on the disposables before, opting for whatever the cheapest option was, but after I bought a couple of really nice, heavy-duty antique razor handles for about $8 each and 100+ blades for about $15, I was sold. I don't think I'll spend another dime on razor hardware for the next two years at the frequency with which I shave, and although the process is a little more time-consuming and the risk of nicking is a bit higher, I've found the whole experience of shaving this way has become more pleasurable.

Telling the companies in the obscene cartridge racket to fark off is just an added bonus.

These double edge safety razors sound like a pretty "hip" thing to do. My first razor was with one of them newfangled contraptions. I was lazy about proper disposal of the used ones, and it became a safety hazard. I switched to disposables in the seventies when I went to boot camp, and never switched back.
2014-04-20 02:44:46 PM  
1 vote:

JuggleGeek: This "article" is just an add for http://www.dorcousa.com/  which is even linked in the article.

I read it, mostly thinking "This is stupid, you can buy cheap double bladed disposables for very little".  At the end, I was curious about the site they were trying to get people to buy razors from, so I clicked.  This is what I got.  I thought it was funny that the first thing on their front page was for a six bladed razor - one of the stupid things the article was whining about.

[i1005.photobucket.com image 850x515]

World's first six bladed razor? These has been on the shelves of the my grocery store for a couples years now.
scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.netView Full Size
2014-04-20 02:00:39 PM  
1 vote:
I've had a full beard for as long as I can remember so I really haven't  paid attention to any shaving related stuff but for some reason I decide to read this thread only to find there are razor hipsters now. People really do ruin everything.
2014-04-20 01:58:15 PM  
1 vote:

SeaMonkey311: If you ain't shaving with these then you're not shaving properly

I bought a Merkur safety razor. It gives a close shave, but I cut myself more often and it doesn't fit under my nose so I get a Xavier Cugat mustache.

3.bp.blogspot.comView Full Size
2014-04-20 01:35:42 PM  
1 vote:

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: the ProGlide FlexBall

Well, the name definitely screams, 'you can shave your nuts with this.'

add taint, anus and butt crack; and you are set!  Plus, help the lady friend do all her sweet places... oh wait, I don't have a lady friend, and am as hairy as if a wookie mated with a snuffleupagus...
2014-04-20 01:31:32 PM  
1 vote:
been shaving with one of these for about 10 years.  never needed replacement.  had it sharpened once.

maggardrazors.comView Full Size

suck it hipsters.

2014-04-20 01:26:04 PM  
1 vote:
2014-04-20 01:07:55 PM  
1 vote:
I haven't shaved my face in more than 15 years.

/problem solved....
2014-04-20 01:07:40 PM  
1 vote:
"Little tiny hairs...growin' outta my face!"

/not obscure
2014-04-20 01:06:52 PM  
1 vote:
So... seven blades?
2014-04-20 01:06:34 PM  
1 vote:
What a terrible idea.  That reminds me of all those ridiculous products you see advertised on TV.  If you really think that'll solve whatever problem you're having with your shave, then you're a damn fool.

I've been saying for years that it's more profitable to pay marketing people to convince the customer that a product is superb and necessary than it is pay engineers to actually come up with a product that says those things on its own.
2014-04-20 01:05:43 PM  
1 vote:
2014-04-20 12:46:43 PM  
1 vote:
I have one of the Gillette something or others, not sure which one to be honest, Tri-Pro Flexecutioner Powersport Xtreme or something like that, and I only have to buy a package of razor heads once every year and a half or so.  I shave six days a week and a single cartridge lasts between three to six months, so it's not like it's such an expense that I really ever even think about it.
2014-04-20 12:21:13 PM  
1 vote:
Or just use an electric razor, they're far less terrible to use.
2014-04-20 12:02:57 PM  
1 vote:
I find more blades make it more difficult to shave. I needed razors last week and found the megamarts barely even carry twin blades any more. Those work fine for me.
2014-04-20 10:06:43 AM  
1 vote:
welp, time to bust out the strait razor
Displayed 45 of 45 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.