Please excuse me while I roll on the floor laughing my ass off!
The razor gives a clearn shave. Just remember to go in straight lines up and down. Going side to side will cut you in the wrong way.
Thanks. I'm glad I was able to milk some humor out of the situation. :)
Yeah, I did the up-down thing. I think that I just haven't got the right speed/angle/pressure/humidity/lunar-phase combination down yet.
Dude your the king rat and you don't know how to do it?
Hey, real rats don't actually have to use razors. Shaving isn't one of the rat superpowers. (The rat superpowers being... umm... maze solving, I guess.)
Darn reliance on technology...
At least you can see more then 3 feet in front of you unlike other rats.
You must learn the powers of the blade....
Glasses. I'm pretty nearsighted, actually. (Again with the technological crutches!)
*pats on the back* There is hope for you yet. Just you wait for the rabbit to fix that for YA!
I used to use a regular razor, before switching to electric. One thing Norelco tells you when switching to an electric is that it may take your skin 2-3 weeks to adjust to the electric. I wouldn't be surprised if there's an adjustment going back to a blade.
Not to mention, getting the right pressure, angle, etc. with a blade...
Personally, I'm sticking with my electric. At least I don't cut myself like I used to with the razor!
splinter would be very disappointed.
(maybe that's the problem? maybe it would work if you used a katana?)
Wait, when did we see Splinter teach shaving?
(Hmm... I do have that extendable razor I used for trimming foam rubber... It's about 5 inches...)
I'm thinking more conceptually than emperically here. Unless we assume the mutagenic goo somehow stopped his fur from growing, then it wouldn't be untoward to assume that shaving was, for him, something of an issue?
(turtles don't grow hair, fair as I know, so it isn't necessarily a skill he'd have to pass on. but still.)
I assumed that his new pelt came in like animal fur, at a natural length, and didn't require trimming. (Combing and grooming, perhaps.)
Though, IIRC, he was clean-shaven as a human.
I have the best luck with those cheap disposable razors with two blades and the little goo-strip for lubrication. Shaving foam seems to make little difference for me; YMMV.
I shouldn't point out (but will anyway) that I first learned to use a regular razor shaving.. other than my face.. and developed a steady hand out of the sheer terror of nicks and cuts. That must be the Seekrit!
You shave in more places then your face?! The horror!
I have an unusually hairy big toe. Horrific is right!
Oh I can fix that perminently! Where is my chopping block!
Nice! Yeah, definitely similar experiences. And at a similar age, too! Maybe it's a rat thing? ;)
Try shaving the backs of your knees standing up in a shower stall THEN bitch about how hard it is to shave your fac! ;-)
Seriously though; first, shave in the direction of the beard growth, then shave in the opposite direction. That is supposed to be the best way to go about it.
Okay, granted, my challenge is definitely at the beginners' level. For my second time using a safety razor, though, that's still enough of a challenge. I'll move up to knees later. :)
Well, I have to admit that, other than a small patch of my chest once (when I was a kid and hair had just started growing there); I've never used a real razor myself. My first shave, and all succesive ones, I did using an electric razor.
So I know how it must feel, to be so old and not knowing how to use these things...
I too have never used a blade. An electric has served me well for the last 30 years.
Multiple edged razors tear me up to. I'm used to a 1940's era razor holder that holds double edged blades, one on sharp edge on each side as King Gillette intended, and it's the only way I can shave decently and painlessly.