April 23, 2009

Shaving News 4.23.09: Kings, Collectibles, Headlocks and Neosexuals

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Shaving the Web:

From the Scotsman, we have a look at the King of Shaves, who started at his kitchen sink:

"Redundancy gave one entrepreneur the chance to hand-fill 10,000 bottles of shaving oil. The effort paid off."

News-Antique.com has an auction listing that includes "occupational shaving mugs":

"A highly specialized collection with crossover interest throughout, the Bob Miller occupational shaving mug collection includes more than 60 examples. A top entry is the boxing-themed personal shaving mug of Charles Hitte, a celebrated turn of the 20th century pugilist who died tragically and ironically of a non-boxing-related injury."

In Australia, a shaving supplies store was robbed at knifepoint:

"A knife-wielding man put a female staff member into a headlock during a lunchtime robbery at a store at a western Sydney shopping centre."

From the New Zealand Herald, a columnist riffs on stereotypes:

"Now we have, according to a survey conducted by a deodorant company, the neosexual - someone with traditional masculine qualities who is also sensitive and emotional. As one commentator observed, that's not a man, that's a lesbian."

And a writer for the Seattle Times questions an American Idol contestant's "almost-moustache":

"While Anoop Dogg does have a sweet voice, he's just bland as oatmeal. "Dim All the Lights" was an OK choice, but with that almost-moustache I was hoping for something a little more suave, even sinister."

Finally, a Saudi woman is jailed, lashed, and fined for shaving her step-daughter's head:

"A Saudi woman who shaved off the hair of her step-daughter was sentenced to a jail term of three months, 70 lashes and a fine of SR3,000 to be paid to her ex-husband."

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Posted by Derek Markham at April 23, 2009 7:00 AM

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