The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 December 2006

Taking it on the chin

One of these days, I'm going to have to figure out which came first: the five-bladed Gillette Fusion razor, or the three-bladed (or so it appears, judging by the grille) Ford Fusion sedan.

Last month, McGehee reported getting one of these in the mail. The Gillette, I mean, not the Ford. At the time, I proclaimed my loyalty to a lower-tech scraping device, which probably has nothing to do with the arrival of a Fusion at my door today. The Gillette, I mean, not the Ford.

At first glance, I don't see the appeal: this thing looks like something you'd use to disassemble constant-velocity joints, and industrial-strength auto-service tools are generally something I'd like to keep at a safe distance from my face. They did throw in a bribe — $4 in store coupons — but of course, as McGehee has already noted, "Gillette is giving this shaver away because they hope to make the real money selling ... the blades." I thought of offering this to a woman with gorgeous legs, but it occurred to me that she might think that I thought that she needed it, which would be counterproductive in the extreme.

But then there's the question of washability, in which case the Fusion rules. The Ford, I mean, not the Gillette.

Posted at 8:32 PM to Dyssynergy