Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Call Me Smooth....

Was anyone else reminded of that Saturday Night Live commercial, with Will Ferrell doing the voiceover, for the Platinum Mach 14 when they saw the commercials for the new Gillette Fusion during the Superbowl? That can't be too far down the road, can it? I remember thinking how ground-breaking it was when the Mach 3 came out (SNL actually did a commercial for a crazy 3-blade razor on their first ever broadcast). Then the Schick Quattro. Now the Fusion, which actually has 6 blades. Anyone want to take the over/under on years 'til we see the Platinum Mach 14? As Dave Barry wrote in this article: "Yes, the razor-technology race shows no signs of slowing. And who knows what lies ahead? Razors with 10 blades? Twenty blades? A thousand blades? Razors that go backward in time and shave your ancestors? Exciting times lie ahead, shaving consumers!"
Related Note: I shaved with the Gillette Fusion Power this morning. It was actually a pretty nice shave, although I find the vibrating razor a little distracting. Also, I think the head pieces with the blades on these things are starting to get a little unwieldy, which may be the problem for the Mach 14. Finally, I didn't try it, but I would be fairly terrified to use this thing on any areas below the belt-line -- way too many blades, especially since there are blades facing two directions. Just a heads up. Anyway, I still give it 4 out of 5 stars.

5 comments:

optimus crime mach 5 said...

Here's the report from Engineering. Someone put it in the bathroom: I want to wipe my ass with it. They don't tell me what to invent—I tell them. And I'm telling them to stick two more blades in there. I don't care how. Make the blades so thin they're invisible. Put some on the handle. I don't care if they have to cram the fifth blade in perpendicular to the other four, just do it!

brownbear said...

That is one of my favorite onion articles ever!

NegativeMode said...

Excellent article. Way too much linkage Optimus. That's okay though, you da man.

dj skuggs said...

i only have one blade in my razor (the only razor i've ever owned). and one blade works. amazing!

NegativeMode said...

That's pretty impressive, Mr. Skuggs, that you were able to shave such a perfectly semetrical half-beard with only one blade. One would think such a masterpiece would require at least three.