Monday, September 15, 2014

Let's Get It Straight




One of the blogs I read regularly is by author Stephanie Faris. Recently -- like, roughly two and a half months ago -- Stephanie wrote a very brief but entertaining post called "Writers Don't Use Typewriters."

In that post, Stephanie explained how "the typewriter continues to be the universal symbol of 'writer'," although most modern writers seem to have adapted quite well to that newfangled gadget called the "computer." (I assume you've heard of them.)

Similarly, the straight razor seems to be the universal razor for those who shave in movies or on television... and that's the real subject of today's post.

Most of the guys I know shave with one of those multi-blade monstrosities that have been on the market for half a century, more or less.

So. Let me ask all of you female readers something: Does your husband or boyfriend shave with a straight razor?

And to all my male readers: Do you shave with a straight razor?

I've heard that straight razor use is on the rise, but are they really that prevalent? Or is this just a purposeful misrepresentation, possibly to avoid publicizing any particular brand of multi-blade razor by showing it in use?

Just curious.

Thanks for your time.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Yeah, So...?


I've been so effin' apathetic and uninspired lately, I can't even write a good post about it.

Instead of checking out the many blogs on my blogroll 5-6 times weekly, I'm lucky if I crawl to the library 2 or 3 times a week lately. And if I bother to leave a comment for any of you, it's a lackluster one at best.

Just letting you all know why I've been MIA for the past month. I wish I could say it's because I have something exciting in the works that's keeping me from blogging. But I don't. And frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn. I don't even have the energy to recycle old RantZ.

This isn't just writer's block. It's spilled over into my day to day "activities." The only thing productive I've done lately is... Well, does watching one's entire DVD collection count?

(By the way, this post is the closest I'll ever get to "soul searching" -- a/k/a whining -- on this blog, fellow babies! Don't worry.)

So, I'll see you when I see you.

Thanks for your time.

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