February 19, 2008

MythBusters Busts A Can of Shaving Cream

mythbusters.jpgHere's a shaving-related myth recently addressed by the crazy MythBusters team:

If you freeze a can of shaving cream, cut it open, and then put the foam in a car, it will heat and expand to fill the car.

Hmm... Honestly, I've never heard that one. So is there any truth to the myth?

This myth was first tested with one can of shaving cream; there was little effect. Even with 50 cans of opened shaving cream in the car, the foam did not significantly expand. Lastly, the MythBusters tried putting a large quantity of polyurethane foam in the car, and it expanded to completely fill the car.

So for a great shave, lather up with a large quantity of polyurethane foam. (Kids, please don't try this at home.)

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February 14, 2008

The Worst Valentine's Day Shaving Gift?

valentines_day.jpgOh Valentine's Day. If you're in a relationship, you're probably stressed out trying to find the right gift for your mate. And if you're not in a relationship, you're dreading the day that spotlights the fact that you're all alone. Stupid Hallmark made up holiday.

Here's a cute twist on Valentine's Day gifts from ShopInPrivate.com - a press release detailing The Worst Valentine's Day Gifts of 2008. And what's last on the list for guys? Our good friend and back-shaver Razorba.

Razorba - This is her way of subtly saying, "I'm sick of shaving your back! Shave your own darn back!" Not quite the right way to go about it. Valentine's Day is a special day the two of you should happily shave each other. I'd advise saving the Razorba gift for their birthday, or sneak it under their pillow the night before you plan to go to the beach. Now that's more appropriate planning.

Hmm... They may have a point there. I'd stick with the flowers and the chocolate.

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February 4, 2008

Valentine's Day Offers from Best4Men

best4men.jpgValentine's Day is fast approaching, so if you've got a man who's in need of some quality shaving supplies, check out this this offer from Best4Men, especially if you've got a loved-one in the military:

Thank you for making 2007 our best year ever. To express our gratitude, we are extending an exclusive online offer through February 14, Valentine's Day. Use discount code Val08 to get 10% off any order of $25 or more. We especially want to thank all the men and women in the Armed Forces. Use discount code Mil08 and take 20% off any purchase $40 or more if your order is shipped to a US military installation anywhere in the world.

Best4Men doesn't have a huge selection - just the products they've deemed to be the best in each category. Oh, they have Billy Jealousy for shaving cream? Yup, we'd have to agree.

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January 23, 2008

Beards BeCAUSE Raises Money for the Battered Women's Shelter of Charlotte, North Carolina

beardsBecause.gifHere's another group of men using their facial hair growing powers for good. The group is Beards BeCAUSE, and over the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years season they proudly tossed their razors aside and let whiskers flourish. Not an easy thing to do, given all the social events and inquisitive relatives, but in the end they raised $10,000 for the Battered Women's Shelter of Charlotte, North Carolina.

We wanted to congratulate winner Nate Field (and all the participants), who turns out to be a friend of a friend, for his grizzliest adams. Here's a photo and his bio:

I'm a professional facial hair grower. I've done them all. Goatee, dirty 'stache, chops, full beard, fu manchu, three musketeer, Wolverine, even the good ol' Magnum PI/cop mustache. But never for a good cause. So as a Southern transplant to New England and with a sure-to-be chilly winter approaching, what better to do than to grow a chin warmer and raise money for a good cause while doing so. Oh and to have the burliest beard of every one else come January.

Nice beard (and hair) Nate! You look like a cross between Eric Clapton and Trey Anastasio.

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January 15, 2008

'Alternative Shaving Centre' unable to explain long beards

Here's a cute story from Englands NewsBiscuit about an Alternative Shaving Centre dedicated to "non-interventionist methods of removing facial hair". In a time where green energy and sustainable agriculture are hip, I'd buy it.
[...] our residents will learn to cure themselves of unwanted hair growth the spiritual way, without the harsh intervention of metal blades or electric shavers. They will be clean shaven thought the power of their own minds' he explained; 'we see facial hair as a symptom of an imbalance in the body’s energy field.'

Really? Sounds interesting. I'd like to learn more. Is the method fool-proof?

'Not everyone is able to locate their inner stubble' explained natural shaving guru Dave Cunliffe who denies accusations that he himself has been seen using a Gillette Mach II wet razor

A Gillette Mach II?!? What? There's no Gillette Mach 2. The only Mach is a Mach3. That's it! Ridiculous! Get your facts straight. This story is obviously fake! ;)

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December 20, 2007

Details for Men On Your Mobile Phone

detailsMShopper.jpgOK, so you're in Saks. Or Neiman's. And you're checking out some kick-ass Baxter or Gentlemen's Refinery. And you're like, "Wait. Do I really need to pay top dollar for these products?"

So you whip out your cell phone. Beep boop blip blop. Key in www.mshopper.net. Find Details for Men. Lo! And Behold! I can get those products cheaper on my phone. Thanks, phone!

Now where's the food court?

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December 18, 2007

Conquer Your Neck and Conquer the World

Here's a pairing which seems like an odd couple. National Geographic and Philips Norelco have teamed up to bring you the chance to win a trip to one of three exotic destinations. Get ready for one of the segues of the century:
The new Philips Norelco arcitec gives you a great shave, even on the neck. Conquer your neck and get ready to conquer the world, because Philips Norelco is sending one grand prize winner on a trip for two to Alaska, Belize, or the Galápagos. Trip includes guided tours with a National Geographic expert and exciting adventures on land and sea. It could be you!

With an electric razor named Arcitec you may be tempted to go to Alaska, but I recommend the Galapagos. I had the chance to go there a few years ago. It was an experience of a lifetime.

So here's the one funny thing about the contest - according to the rules neither the grand prize winner nor any of the 85 runners up win an Arcitec. What? Hey Philips! Share the love.

Enter the contest at ConquerTheWorldTrip.com/.

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December 13, 2007

Shaving Supplies and a 19" Stanley Toolbox

So you want to get the special man in your life interested in upscale men's grooming products, but you're worried the gift won't seem masculine enough. Best4Men has got you covered with two gift possibilities - The Men's Starter Grooming Toolkit ($89) and Men's Ultimate Grooming Toolkit ($280), both of which come in a "rugged 19" Stanley™ Toolbox".

Both toolboxes are full of products from some of the highest quality brands around - Billy Jealousy, John Allan's, Anthony Logistics for Men, By142. Whoever stocked these boxes knows how to pick 'em. And there's free shipping if you order before the holidays. Just tell him it came from the Home Depot and he'll be thrilled.

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December 6, 2007

Specials From Around the Shaving World

wholeman.gifBunch of specials you should know about as the holiday season kicks in.

Wholeman is having a 10% off promotion today, December 6th 2007. Use promo code "CHRISTMAS" when checking out. Also check out their recommendation of Christmas Gifts broken out by price and by type.

ZIRH is offering the following on all online orders:
Free shipping (US orders only)
Free ZIRH 2007 Holiday Chocolates
Free ZIRH Holiday Body Bar
Free ZIRH skincare and fragrance samples
No promo code needed. Just shop online and load up.

Anthony Logistics for Men
Not to be outdone, Anthony Logistics for Men is offering free shipping on orders over $75, plus a free "Special Gift" with order. Special Gift!?! What could it be? How special is it?

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November 29, 2007

Mustaches for Kids Kicks Off Again

m4kchicago.jpgThe Chicago chapter of Mustaches for Kids is at it again - starting with a clean slate and growing 'staches for charity. You might remember those wild and crazy guys from last year's post, but if not, the Chicago chapter of Mustaches for Kids is raising money for Off the Street Club. Pretty much self-explanatory.

Now this may sounds a little silly, but these guys are serious. Shave before the end of the year and you'll be publicly labeled a quitter. Hey, with names like Stachin’ Action Jackson, Stache Gordon, and the Krustache Kid, you best not be messing around.

So if you're in the Chicago area, check out m4kchicago.org for where their weekly meet-up is. And if you're not in the Chicago area, check out m4kchicago.org for how you can sponsor a "grower," or simply click on the Donate button and make a donation to the Off the Street Club.

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