Tuesday, February 02, 2010

A Can a Month?!

This from the National Post:

"In the course of a year, you go through about a dozen cans of shaving foam. 250 grams runs about $5 a can. That’s $60 annually. One puck of shaving soap, on the other hand, will run you under $2 and will last seasons."

A can of shaving foam a month? Are you kidding me? I know I travel a lot, but I get a can of shaving foam in my bathroom and it lasts me for what seems like years. Buying a new can is an event. We even have a ceremony to honor the occasion.

What about the rest of you? Is there anyone on the planet that goes through a can of shaving foam a month? I want to hear from you.

Still, a "puck" of shaving soap does sound appealing. Mahovolich at the blue line. He's going in. He shoots... he scores!

And that's the way the puck bounces.

12 comments:

The_Iceman said...

A dozen cans of shaving cream? I grow hair like an ape, and I go through two per year max. How do normal people go through a dozen unless you are Vernon Wells in a winning season?

Brian said...

Yeah, that's insane. Go with shave oil - lasts forever and it is 1000 times better than shaving cream.

RkBall said...

Shave oil? That's a new one. Must. Investigate. I'm in the UK, so I'll check it out.

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I have a confession to make. On trips, I often use hotel hand/body lotion as shaving cream. Does this make me a bad person? Am I not human? If cut (shaving), do I not bleed??!!

Brian said...

King of Shaves Kinexium - probably the best.

: )

RkBall said...

King of Shaves Kinexium it is! I shall use nothing else from this point forward!

Brian said...

The force is with you... but you are not a Jedi yet...

Joe said...

What do you use shaving cream for. I haven't used a razor since I was 25.

RkBall said...

I am holding a bottle of King Of Shaves Kinexium Shave Serum in my hand. I will never be the same. I bought two kinds -- Cooling Menthol, and Sensitive Skin. It's got a pump. I hope, in time, to learn how to master its use. Fits in a toiletry kit bag really well.

Brian said...

So you'll be starting another blog which tracks its use, right?

RkBall said...

Brian, there are only two kind of men in the world; those who use Kinexium, and those who don't.

But I see that I bought Shave Serum, and I should have bought Shave Oil.

Must. Keep. Seeking.

Brian said...

This was a fear I had... that you would make a Padawan Learner mistake like this... it must be OIL!

RkBall said...

Oil it shall be!

I see now that the inspiration of your writings extends not merely to the thoughts expressed, but to the very words used. Serum, I now see clearly, is not just a hoity-toity British word for oil.

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"