Electric Razors and the End of America
"The first electric razor was patented in 1928. About six months later, the Great Depression hit. This is not a coincidence.
From the moment Col. Jacob Schick decided that electricity was necessary for men to shave their faces, the nation's fate was sealed. Because once American manufacturers realized they could sell Americans products that simply have no function or value, the entire economy was doomed.
Electric razors are one of the great breakthroughs in marketing history. Simply put, electric razors don't work. They've never worked. They never will work. You'll get an equally close shave from a pickle."
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Posted by Derek Markham at September 22, 2010 5:00 AM