February 9, 2007

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Frylock

Those of us in the Boston area were treated to a scare recently when guerilla marketing for the TV show Aqua Teen Hunger Force was mistaken for bombs. While there was no malice behind the campaign, I can't help but wonder if somehow this is exactly the kind of prank the Hunger Force might pull. Specifically Frylock. I mean look at the guy... er... fry. He's got a goatee. That makes him evil. Remember evil Spock from the transporter accident? Goatee. Evil.

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January 26, 2007

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Billie Piper

OK, this is a first. It's Celebrity Facial Hair Friday and we're picking a woman. Is this some kind of mistake? Honestly. It might be. According to this FemaleFirst article, Billie Piper, former star of the recently revived British sci-fi show Dr. Who, grows a mustache.

Billie, 24, told: "I have to work a lot at facial hair. My eyebrows are hairiest but the 'tache is definitely a close second. "I don't shave, I use cream. If I'm on holiday and I let it grow so I can do twiddle the ends when I'm concentrating.

Huh. Well, ok. I couldn't get confirmation on this, but it's on the Internet. And on a lot of sites. So it must be true.

I wonder what cream she uses. I wonder if it would work for me.

Special thanks to Jack's Grooming Blog for sending this one in.

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January 15, 2007

Celebrity Facial Hair Monday - Martin Luther King Jr.

mlk.jpgToday is Martin Luther King Jr. day. A day in which we all reflect on race and civil rights issues in America. A day we pay tribute to a great man who helped usher in an era of equality and understanding. We are grateful for how far we've come, but we also recognize we've still got a ways to go.

So to honor MLK we present a special chapter of Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Monday Edition. Dr. King distinguished profile is recognizable to virtually everyone today, almost 40 years after his assassination. And chief among those distinguishing features is a well-groomed mustache. Simple and unassuming, perfectly manicured, dipping just below where the upper and lower lips join. It's tough to pull of the mustache, yet Dr. King elevates this one to legendary status. Bravo.

Spend some time reading about Martin Luther King Jr. today.

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December 29, 2006

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - You

fog_free_mirror.jpgHere's the thing about Time magazine's proclamation that the Person of the Year is "You". Even though it's the most inane thing you've ever heard, everyone is talking about it. It's a brilliant PR move.

So, this week's Celebrity Facial Hair Friday pick is You - the ShavingStuff reader. Thanks for another wonderful year. You've helped this blog grow and reach more people, more faces, more beards. Take a good hard look at yourself in the mirror (that's an image of a mirror on the right) and give yourself a hearty congratulations. And if you've got a cheesy mustache, shave it. Start the new year fresh.

Happy New Year from all of us at ShavingStuff.com!

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December 22, 2006

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Santa Claus

200px-Santa_usairforce.jpgIt's the penultimate Celebrity Facial Hair Friday of 2006 and who better to profile but good old Saint Nick. I'm talking about Santa Claus. Mr. North Pole. Raindeer Man. I'm also talking about the creepy old man at the mall with a line of kids in front of him.

And of course, I'm talking about that big, flowing, bushy, white beard. Nice facial hair Santa! If you were a modern day invention that look would be trademarked.

Speaking of modern day inventions, here's a popular myth busted by Wikipedia:

Images of Santa Claus were further cemented through Haddon Sundblom's depiction of him for The Coca-Cola Company's Christmas advertising. The popularity of the image spawned urban legends that Santa Claus was in fact invented by Coca-Cola or that Santa wears red and white because those are the Coca-Cola colors. Both claims are false.

Thanks Wikipedia. And Merry Christmas. And Merry Christmas to all you ShavingStuff readers. Hope you've been nice. And if you've been naughty, I hope it was worth it.

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December 15, 2006

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Steve Wozniak

Apple was founded by two Steves - Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. You've heard of the first one, right? Who hasn't. But the other Steve? Not so much. See, Jobs has the business and marketing down. He's smooth and commanding. Wozniak - he was the nerd in the background making the computer. Literally.

Wozniak, or "Woz" as he's affectionately known, has been in the news recently for his new book - iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It. Two colons in the title? One wasn't enough for you?

Woz has... how do I say this nicely... always liked his food. And one way to cover up the rather large face which comes from being a tad portly is by growing a beard. A thick, full beard. He's had one for most of his adult life. In fact he and George Lucas have pretty much trended the same throughout the years. These days the beard is a little more salt than pepper, and appears to have receded slightly, although that might just be the illusion of lighter hair. It has finally started to look dignified. Started. The inner nerd is still there. Save the facial hair Steve. And maybe shed a few pounds. We'd like you to stick around a little longer.

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December 8, 2006

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - John Bolton

I don't want this shaving blog to become political, but the obvious choice for Celebrity Facial Hair Friday this week is soon-to-be-former US Ambassador to the UN - John Bolton. And while most of his colleagues took issue with his brash, abrasive style, we're taking issue with his mustache. What is up with that thing? First of all, it needs a trim. Actually, all the hair on his head needs a trim. Secondly, it needs to match. Either color the mustache, or stop coloring the hair. Seriously dude, you look ridiculous. Anyone else think this guy looks like Wilfred Brimley at his worst? (Apparently so.)

Save it or shave it? Start with a shave. Then proceed to a haircut. That's "two bits" of advice.

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November 17, 2006

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Jack Black

tenaciousJackBlack.jpgThis week's Celebrity Facial Hair Friday pick is Jack Black, comedian, movie star, rock star. Jack is one half of the greatest band of all time - Tenacious D. (WARNING: The Tenacious D website is not suitable for browsing while at work, especially on computers with speakers.) And this Wednesday, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny opens in theaters nationwide - no doubt the greatest movie of all time. (The website for the movie Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny is a riot, and while marginally more suitable for work than the band website, really is the greatest website of all time. Click over and have a laugh.)

Jack is one of the few people in Hollywood who really seems to have fun with his facial hair. Whether it's the outrageous mustache in Nacho Libre, or the random beards in his various TV appearances, Jack's facial hair knows no bounds. For the Tenacious D movie Jack sports a little bit of scruff below the lip (and later a full beard). It's the perfect subtle touch to a not-so-subtle actor. When he's calm, the scruff reminds you he could explode at any moment. And when he's on, it makes him look like the devil. And we all know devil-worship is the soul of rock and roll. (Funny story - Jack and his partner Kyle once battled Satan and defeated him by playing the greatest and best song in the world. Unfortunately, they have since forgotten how to play it.)

I'd like to clear up one bit of constant confusion before we end this post. Jack Black the comedian is in no way related to Jack Black the men's grooming line. I get asked that question more often that you'd think. I'm sure Jack Black the company does too.

Well, there you have it. Jack Black is today's celebrity facial hair Friday pick, which makes this post the greatest celebrity facial hair Friday pick of all time.

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November 10, 2006

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - K Fed

kevin_federline.jpgA lot of stuff happened this week - midterm elections, Rumsfeld's resignation, Cosby settled his groping suit - and a certain couple took a trip to splitsville a couple days ago which I fear might have gotten lost in the shuffle. Yes, we're talking about Britney and K Fed.

Now I have to admit, while I know the name, I don't really know much about Mr. Fed. So I asked around and here's what I learned - he's an aspiring musician, he and Britney have two kids, and the 'K' stands for korn. Also, ShavingStuff wife calls him the poor man's Justin Timberlake.

His image is street and dangerous, thus the unshaven stubble. And honestly, it's not bad. If he had carved "Britney-4-eva" into his sideburns, then we could ding him on facial hair, but the truth is he's stylin'. Guess we'll have to call him on something. Dude, you can't sing. For your sake, I hope you get alimony.

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November 3, 2006

Celebrity Facial Hair Friday - Borat

Jagshemash! This week's celebrity facial hair pick is a faux Kazakhstani reporter Borat Sagdiyev, known more affectionately as simply Borat. Borat is the creation of Sacha Baron Cohen, and until now could only be seen as one of the characters Cohen plays on Da Ali G Show. However today Borat steps out on his own in the movie "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan". If you have a sense of humor, go see it. If not, stay very far away.

Borat is notoriously over the top, and his facial hair suits him. The moustache is exaggerated, just like the Borat character. It's fake (he's a fake reporter), it's foreign, (Kazakhstani), it's ridiculous. It's also designed to make you instantly judge the man as out-of-touch and awkward - the piece de resistance to put his interviewees at ease. And then toy with them as only Borat/Cohen can.

It takes a talented man to pull this off. Think you've got the "hram"?

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