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Re: Friday's Rave

Postby Peg Leg » February 11th, 2019, 9:44 am

4 weeks ago I heard someone on a podcast talking about razors and how the gillette model of more blades = smoother and sensitive is a load of bollox.
I hate shaving, I cant wear cotton anywhere near my neck after shaving as my neck balloons in some form of localised anaphylactic shock. After shaving i spend a good 30seconds convincing myself that angry red blotches is preferable to stubble.
So I bought 10 bic single blade razors for €1. Submitted a risk assessment and method statement to my wife, put the local hospital on standby and brought the first aid kit up to the bathroom and shaved with that little orange death stick. Suffice it to say, Gillette are really good at marketing, because I've been hacking the face off myself since i started shaving and paying over €20 for 4 poxy blades.
I can't overstate the difference, f%~k you Gillette.
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Re: Friday's Rave

Postby blockhead » February 11th, 2019, 10:27 am

Peg Leg wrote:4 weeks ago I heard someone on a podcast talking about razors and how the gillette model of more blades = smoother and sensitive is a load of bollox.
I hate shaving, I cant wear cotton anywhere near my neck after shaving as my neck balloons in some form of localised anaphylactic shock. After shaving i spend a good 30seconds convincing myself that angry red blotches is preferable to stubble.
So I bought 10 bic single blade razors for €1. Submitted a risk assessment and method statement to my wife, put the local hospital on standby and brought the first aid kit up to the bathroom and shaved with that little orange death stick. Suffice it to say, Gillette are really good at marketing, because I've been hacking the face off myself since i started shaving and paying over €20 for 4 poxy blades.
I can't overstate the difference, f%~k you Gillette.


I've been using the Lidl multi blades for years, perfect. And 1 can last for months.
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Re: Friday's Rave

Postby RoboProp » February 11th, 2019, 7:32 pm

blockhead wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:4 weeks ago I heard someone on a podcast talking about razors and how the gillette model of more blades = smoother and sensitive is a load of bollox.
I hate shaving, I cant wear cotton anywhere near my neck after shaving as my neck balloons in some form of localised anaphylactic shock. After shaving i spend a good 30seconds convincing myself that angry red blotches is preferable to stubble.
So I bought 10 bic single blade razors for €1. Submitted a risk assessment and method statement to my wife, put the local hospital on standby and brought the first aid kit up to the bathroom and shaved with that little orange death stick. Suffice it to say, Gillette are really good at marketing, because I've been hacking the face off myself since i started shaving and paying over €20 for 4 poxy blades.
I can't overstate the difference, f%~k you Gillette.


I've been using the Lidl multi blades for years, perfect. And 1 can last for months.
Gillette can eat my shorts!


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Re: Friday's Rave

Postby suisse » February 12th, 2019, 1:19 am

Peg Leg wrote:4 weeks ago I heard someone on a podcast talking about razors and how the gillette model of more blades = smoother and sensitive is a load of bollox.
I hate shaving, I cant wear cotton anywhere near my neck after shaving as my neck balloons in some form of localised anaphylactic shock. After shaving i spend a good 30seconds convincing myself that angry red blotches is preferable to stubble.
So I bought 10 bic single blade razors for €1. Submitted a risk assessment and method statement to my wife, put the local hospital on standby and brought the first aid kit up to the bathroom and shaved with that little orange death stick. Suffice it to say, Gillette are really good at marketing, because I've been hacking the face off myself since i started shaving and paying over €20 for 4 poxy blades.
I can't overstate the difference, f%~k you Gillette.


Good post. Funny. I haven't bought a Gillette product in years. I can't remember when I last bought one. I usually head to my local 7-11 or any corner shop and buy their own brand thing. Costs less than an ice cream, lasts for weeks, and is much better than the overpriced well marketed shite.
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Re: Friday's Rave

Postby John23 » February 12th, 2019, 7:51 pm

Ah, shaving a topic close to heart and my guilty pleasure. Have not bought a Gillette product in about 15 years. No GIIs, Fusions, 5 blade cartidges for me. No canned shaving muck either. Old fashioned double edged blades, shaving brush and artisan shaving soaps/cream. The way to go for a tenth of the price.
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Re: Friday's Rave

Postby IanD » February 12th, 2019, 8:23 pm

Can't really add too much to the topic of shaving other than.....

All men who shave are wimps who don't/won't stand up to their partners who won't let them grow a beard. :roll: :lol: :D :roll:

I can report the findings of a friend of mine. He kept getting skin infections around his neck. He ended up with a dermatologist whose first question was what razor he used. He was using a multi blade Gillette razor.

Dermatologist told him to use a single blade razor as the multi blade razor strips moisture from the skin. He now has an old school style razor and gets blades from America. He gets 2 weeks from a blade.

Best part is for over 2 years no skin infections.
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