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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A Sharp word on Pointy things… Razors

I’m not sure about everyone else but these new and improved razors are neither new nor improved.  They have flexible heads.  Why? If you are shaving any part of the human anatomy you will certainly find bumps.  Bumps mean cuts and razor burn which hurt like the dickens.  Also a portion of the population (namely me) has shaky hands.  Shaky hands and a flexible head razor together foretell the start of a horror movie.  The handles have improved but for people with certain hand issues that can cause trouble.  A thicker handle with rubber grips would be a start in the right direction.  I can’t complain too much about the amount of blades.  The more blades on a smaller surface the less surface area each blade touches.  This basic knowledge of physics has saved me many Band-Aids and tissues to stop bleeding.  I simply look for the highest blade count.  Unfortunately, they have decided to drop the blade counts.  I have trouble finding 5 blades and 4 are starting to disappear too.  The other thing they do is put these moisture bars around the blades themselves.  All the bars do is make the surface your trying to shave slick.  If you wanted that, you would use shaving cream.  Don’t put added lubrication on the handle of the sharp object you are placing against delicate places of your skin.  As far as packaging in the store, I understand that you have to have the teaser pack with only one replacement blade.  Why not offer a second option with a full replacement set of razors and a small lotion bottle for a little more money?

In fact why not do what the bathing suit companies have now started to embrace, mix and match?  I think a company could stand to make a lot of money by coming out with a line of razors that were mix and match.  Offer several different handles.  Think and sleek, Male and Female, one for those with motor issues, even training handle.  Then offered separately the blades, that fit only your company’s handles.  Different blade counts, pivot or not pivoting, with or without lotion strips.  My goodness you could even offer different scented strips to change out every day!  

Monday, July 22, 2013

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer

So we kinda got a fiftieth trailer… Well the 2000 people that were at comic con got a trailer.  The rest of us got the promise of a trailer sometime in the future.  We also got threatened if anything leaked to YouTube that there would be no more goodies at comic con for us(them).  Well the trailer for “An Adventure in Time and Space” leaked already.  Guys, if you were gonna leak a trailer and get us in trouble you leaked the WRONG ONE!!!! Fortunately several media outlets had coverage and described the trailer in detail for us.
It doesn’t seem to reveal anything that wasn’t in the “press kit”, excuse me, media coverage from April when the “filming” went on.  There were no real “gotcha” moments.  We knew the Daleks would show up.  We knew there would be a wand weighing, sorry, sonic screwdriver comparison.  The catchphrases MUST be used.  Everyone had pretty much guessed that the Time War would be involved.  I wanted some new details.  I want to know who else is in it.  We know like 10 cast members.  How can you do a 1 to 2 hour movie with 10 cast members?  How long is it?  I’ve heard anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.  John Barrowman said he wasn’t involved.  When Moffat said Jack might be back, was he just being mean?  Is River going to show up?  Will the other Doctors be involved either live or digitally?  Moffat is just plain mean!  Oh well, we get to stew for another 4 months.  Or until they put up a REAL trailer!

P.S. BBC has already pulled the one leaked trailer so if you missed it you weren't fast enough!

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

It Is The Length That Matters… The Strap Length That IS

So is it just me or have people forgotten how to adjust guitar straps?  It seems to be an epidemic lately!  It sounds catty maybe but if you are performing on stage you have to think about stage presence and how you look to your audience.  I have seen a rash of performers, both male and female, with guitars that are too high or low on their body or too small or large for their frame.  Yes, it is an instrument and it matters what it sounds like but if you like Alice in Wonderland or like you stole your kid’s toy it destroys the image of a rock god!  I know this isn’t my usual rant but I needed to get this out there.  Your guitar should be proportional to your body and sit at your hip.  Also if you don’t have your guitar strap situated properly, you will sustain injuries to your shoulders, hands, hips, and fingers.  Sorry, just wanted to rant!

Sunday, July 14, 2013


A broken shell
Lies in the sand
A thousand feet pass by it
A million waves crash around it
The sun beats down upon it
It waits patiently for something
But no one wants
A disconnected piece
A reminder of the past
And still it lies

Wanting something more
A wanton pleasure waiting,
Weathering every storm
Tomorrow waits for no one
As a team, we trade and transcend.
Pleasure pacifies people.

As we pretend to be