Sunday November 15, 2020 Smile for the Day: The Gillette Razor

On this Day:

OK I admit, only a lawyer would get interested in the anniversary date of a patent.  In 1901, King Camp Gillette patented a razor with disposable blades.  Gillette’s innovation was the thin, inexpensive, disposable blade of stamped steel (Wikipedia).

Gillette was inspired to invent something (the razor blade) that fit inside his razor. Once worn out, the blades would be then thrown away, which kept his customers coming back for new blades. He was sharp, for sure.

First, a Story:

What do you call a group of men waiting for a shave? A barbercue.

Second, a Song:

What would be more apropos to shaving than a Barbershop Quartet?  This is a performance from the Barbershop Harmony Society.  The Newfangled Four provides a playful demonstration of what the barbershop classic “Hello My Baby” would sound like if it were written/performed throughout the decades.  


Thought for the Day:

Hanlon’s razor is an aphorism, “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity”

Have a great day!

© 2020 David J. Bilinsky and Colleen E. Bilinsky

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