Monday, January 14, 2008

The Best A Man Can Get

I don't think that anyone who reads this blog or has ever met me would find it surprising that I hate Tom Brady, Bill Belicheat, Rodney Harrison and the rest of the New England Patriots. But you may find it a bit strange that I hate their stadium nearly as much.

Don't get me wrong, the building itself is a great venue. I've seen Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Buffett put on tremendous concerts there, and have gotten paid to work five Jets games as well. Hell, I even saw the Jets win there last year, and got to meet my childhood idol Joe Klecko too!

So why would I hate this place?

Two words: Gillette Stadium

I just have to hate Gillette and their damn razors!

For years, I was satisfied with a disposable razor. Then when I was in college, I used my buddy's Gillette Sensor, and I was hooked. They were only marginally more expensive than your average pack of disposables, but man what a difference!

A few years later, they came out with the Mach 3. I was reluctant to switch since I don't really like change, but I tried it when my wife gave it to me as a stocking stuffer. Oh. My. God. It was the best razor EVER! I almost didn't mind shelling out the eight bucks for four razor cartridges.

Then came the Fusion. To be more precise, the Gillette Fusion Phantom. My wife picked one up for me when we moved this past summer and I have got to say that I don't know how they could ever improve this product. It has five "powerglide" blades and runs on a AAA battery and shaves closer and more comfortable than anything on the planet.

So why do I hate Gillette? Because the cartridges cost $15 for a four pack. That's right, $3.75 each. If you can get a weeks' worth of shaving out of one cartridge, that is $195 a year!

Sure, I could buy a cheaper razor, but there really is no turning back once you've experienced the Phantom! Anything else is just slumming.


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Happy Elvismas!

Thank you. Thank you very much.

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