Robert Kimmerle
executive branch in a nation of one

Thursday, October 24, 2002
There's already plenty of needless violence in the world, but there's nothing quite so bad as shaving with an old, dull disposable single-blade razor. I'm really not sure how men subjected themselves to a daily close-shave without Mach 3s and hypermodern polymerized shaving gel. Or, conversely, it makes war throughout history a lot easier to comprehend; a room full of men with vicious razor burn making policy decisions is bound to cook up something ugly. Let us not forget, also, that the first people to make a practice of shaving were the priests of Assyria; for them it was an ascetic rite, a purifying ritual of sacrifice to their gods. Damn right.

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