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Thu, 04/02/2009 - 00:33 by Ananth in response to a face like sandpaper

I, uh, wasn't quite sure how to feel about this when Yuko did it. I'm glad she can get some use out of my face, I guess. 

I'm not sure how much the ladies can relate, but some of you dudes probably can ... shaving is a constant losing battle for me. It only takes me a day or so to grow stubble back in, which is why I appear in Johnny Wander as such.

My mother hates it! When she's visiting, she's usually happy with my appearance for about 1 hour every 3 days or so. I just gave up years ago. 

It was April Fool's day yesterday! Last year, we posted a gigantic poster of Rick Astley on Conrad's wall, with the appropriate lyrics scrawled underneath. Little did he know that we saved it ... this year, we tacked it above his bed. The joke's a lot less relevant now, but hey, when you have a gigantic prank poster, you try to get the maximum mileage out of it. 





Comment by JSRadio (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 01:13

I'm starting to get there. maybe one day I'll be able to wake up, look in the mirror and think, "At least it isn't gross peach fuzz type stuff."

Same boat

Comment by Jukebox (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 02:05

I'm in the same boat. I really should shave every day, but that got way to expensive with buying new razors, so now I do it every other day and just live with the fact that 50% of the time I look like a bum.

Really contemplating getting a straight edge, that way I can not only shave every day, but I get to be all old school while doing it as well. I just have to get past the price tag (not a huge deal when you look at the price of razor blades) and the fact that I'd be using something that could slice my neck open like it was cheesecake if I screwed up (yeah...that's a problem).


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Comment by foducool (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 02:14

ahah, I do that too sometimes, with my own beard though
(and only when it's freshly shaved... damn I look like a wookie right now XD)


Comment by Naeros (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 02:45

That's my problem too, and that's why I decided to grow a beard.
If you don't shave in a couple of days, it doesn't look that bad with a beard. Really useful xD

Electric Shaver

Comment by Sustenance (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 03:25

I usually shave every day or every other day.

In fact, this is the "other day" that I haven't shaved. After reading the comic my hand was itchy....what to do what to do....

Anyway, I use an electric shaver and it is SO much easier. I'm usually in a rush in the mornings and I don't mess with any sort of shaving cream (though a pre-shave whatever could work) and it does it's job. Minimal risk of cutting yourself, unless you can somehow manage to cut yourself -_-

Man, I hate shaving too

Comment by McClaud (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 03:41

My problem is that I work the 7 pm to 5 am shift, so when I crash late in the morning, I'm too tired to get my stuff in gear to shave before I hit the shower.

It's 5:45 pm when I finally get to the bathroom. So I have less than 30 minutes to get ready. So I shave on the weekend, which means by Monday, I'm fully stubbled again.

I have an electric shaver, and it works well, but it cost me $100. Kinda a waste of money now that I think about it.

Live-Action Rick Roll

Comment by Arael (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 04:42

Last year a few of my friends decided to grab their guitars and go around "Live-Action Rickrolling" people.

But none of us thought of a giant dot-matrix poster. That's brilliant!

Is Conrad leaving it on the ceiling, where he will slowly but surely become terrified that the AstleyFace will fall on him when he least expects it?

All in your face, poster-wise

Comment by Naktarr (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 19:22

Heh, I've been told many stories of grown men with posters on their walls falling on them in bed, and freaking the bejeebus out of them - the best one was of the Iron Maiden poster with the big smokey face falling right on my friends face as he slept, he woke up, looked at the poster image right on his head and apparently screamed - big tough metal guy, huh?


Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Fri, 04/03/2009 - 01:12

It is NOT going to stay there.


Just like it didn't the first time they rickrolled us.


Comment by Emily (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 06:12

I have absolutely done that to Stefan. It's usually not so. . .cavalier? It's usually more like, I'll kiss him, and the stubble will make my cheek itchy, so I rub my cheek on the stubble to scratch it. It's a vicious cycle.

White Flag.

Comment by Joe (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 07:27

I gave up on trying to tame this thing. Now I really only shave 20 minutes before I have to work.
Strange thing is, it's always back by the time my shift is over...

And waking up to a Rickroll? Sounds like Nightmare Fuel to me.

this is stubble's noble purpose

Comment by Rai (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 09:01

I will absolutely and unapologetically rub my itches on Mikael's face. That's part of his job, along with holding my coat, escorting spiders outside, and giving me :| looks when I do something retarded.

Yeah, I scratch my own

Comment by John Kelly (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 09:31

Yeah, I scratch my own itches with my face.

That sounds awful.


Comment by Dame (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 09:37

My cats and I do that to my father all the time. Stubble feels great!

Scratching post

Comment by Farren (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 10:03

My girlfriend hates my stubble. She doesn't use that for scratching. Instead, she uses the rest of me. Sitting on the couch, I'll feel her foot on my side. I tell her, "You're welcome." which elicits an "I had an itch." It's great.

I couple of times I got tired of shaving, and tried growing a beard. Nobody liked it. I normally have a goatee, so the cheeks had to get shaved again.

I use an electric, and can never get a decent shave, but I'm afraid of blades. And yes, it is possible to cut yourself with an electric...I have sensitive skin. I shave every day or two, but my neck ususally ends up looking I was mauled.

It get's worse

Comment by Scott (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 10:06

Yeah....I shave my head with razor about every other day, and people are constantly rubbing the stubbe because "it feels wierd"