Thursday, January 31, 2008

man versus nuture

I now have two male friends who shave with straight razors because, they claim, it is more manly. Yeah...unless you are shaving with a straight razor because you live in the wilderness and you also use it to fend off bears and harvest willow bark as an analgesic for your many bear wounds, it's not really manly. It's really more foppish, the kind of thing that sits on your lacquered Louis XIV boudoir next to your snuff box, wig powder, opera glasses, and whatever apparatus is required to create those creepy fake beauty marks.

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