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I guess it's good for something

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 missing (not verified) Tue, 05/05/2009 - 19:11

Ask a deeply religious Christian if he?d rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don?t seem so bad lately.


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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"

Shaving is a never ending

Comment by Sovy Kurosei (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 10:42

Shaving is a never ending epic battle between good and evil.


Comment by Chris (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 11:56

Ahhh the rasterbator. Back when I had my first apartment I had the walls decked out in giant posters of random stuff, like my (now ex) girlfriend and video game characters. I burned through a couple inkjet cartridges that way. Good times.

Oh, and I hate shaving too. Now that I don't have a job that requires me to be clean-shaven I've given it up and am much happier for it.

Straight Razor

Comment by Gregory (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 14:05

Ha! If only my wife thought of my stubble as useful as I do. Its primary purpose in life is as an itch aid. I've even itched my knees with my stubble!

I go with the every other shave day cycle too. Beard doesn't come in fast enough to look too much like a vagrant.

In an effort to stop spending money on razors, I thought about getting one of those straight razors like they have a some barber shops. Best shave of my life was from a barber in East Hartford, CT! Probably not the best way to get myself to shave everyday though. My Dad said when he was growing up, his father taught him how to shave with a straight edge by first shaving the fuzz off of a ripe peach. All I can think of are all the peaches in my Grandfather's kitchen adorned with tissue pieces :P.

Nice stubble

Comment by Jaclyn (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 15:54

Usually I hate stubble on guys (both the look and the feel), but my friend only shaves like twice a week. The result is the softest stubble you will ever feel. It's kinda scratchy, yet it's still soft, and oddly soothing. It's like petting a really short-haired cat. And he doesn't look too shabby either.

My dad can shave in the

Comment by Suzi (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 16:31

My dad can shave in the morning before work, and need to again by late afternoon. He's got like, super hair or something. I'm told he had to start shaving by the time he was 12 years old.

I make my fiance shave every other day. Otherwise his face gets too prickly.

take heart

Comment by ritsuka (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 17:15

i have to say, you should enjoy the beard growing ability. the best i can achieve is whats become know as the 'johnny depp' - mustache, soul patch, goatee. i have no cheek/jawline beard or anything resembling sideburns.

take heart in the friends of mine with a nicely groomed beard get plenty of good looks/thumbs up! (much like the site redesign!)

I do this to myself all the

Comment by Jack T Robyn (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 17:32

I do this to myself all the time, it's super effective!

Great idea!

Comment by Pupsqueak (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 18:59

I hope you did it while he was sleeping. >:3

Last time it was when we

Comment by Rachelle (not verified) Fri, 04/03/2009 - 01:14

Last time it was when we came back at like 2am from a concert and were all ready to sleep. DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO SLEEP WITH A GIANT RICK ASTLEY LOOKING AT YOU???!


Comment by Reynard (not verified) Thu, 04/02/2009 - 23:11

My skin's so dry and sensitive that I can only shave once a week. (Usually Monday mornings.) By Tuesday afternoon it feels like I could use it as sandpaper, and by Friday it looks like it needs a good brushing. I hate my facial hair...


Comment by limitbreakingcat (not verified) Sat, 04/04/2009 - 20:36

I itch myself on my boyfriend's face like this. Hahaha. He seems perplexed at first, then thankful I'm not asking him to shave right that second.

Never gonna give you up...

Comment by AntonVonUber (not verified) Tue, 05/05/2009 - 03:31

I've just started reading the comic... I love it!

I love the Rick Roll thing... In the Fall of '07 is when I discovered who Rick Astley was from my engineering roommate, my other roommate (and best buddy) and I decided to repay the knowledge by desecrating said engineering roommate's room...

I do the same thing when I

Comment by Ramen King (not verified) Tue, 05/12/2009 - 11:42

I do the same thing when I neglect to shave. It's pretty effective.


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Comment by Elkian (not verified) Sat, 06/27/2009 - 20:14

...I wonder if they sell heavy-duty mustache wax (for guys)? But that'd probably be too painful

Oh my!

Comment by Chivalry (not verified) Wed, 07/22/2009 - 14:50

Sad to say that all I could think about when seeing the second picture was "Hey, I have those computer speakers too"

I do that too sometimes...

Comment by Vagrantly (not verified) Fri, 09/18/2009 - 22:51

I do that too sometimes...

That is so cool - I have the

Comment by Brian (not verified) Tue, 07/06/2010 - 00:41

That is so cool - I have the same speaker set!

(Sadly, mine died years ago from the cat chewing up the control cord. I still use the subwoofer as a footrest at the computer desk, though)


Comment by Chris (not verified) Tue, 07/06/2010 - 07:39

..if it's a Chi Mei Optoelectronics CT-712A....

stubbled face

Comment by Ray (not verified) Tue, 08/24/2010 - 09:11

I can relate....... I'm usually fully bearded, lately though, I've taken to shaving the cheeks and neck leaving a fairly heavy goatee type beard. Razor burn ensues and then, the stubble from hell! In about three hours I could sand wood. I hurt people when I hug them or rub them raw they tell me. Years ago, I kissed a lady and she slapped my rough cheek leaving a red hand print on me. I jerked away painfully and told her she had hurt me and she told me to make an appointment to have my "shadow tamed" with electrolosis!! Maybe I should have felt her legs for stubble then took my belt off and put some red whelts on them legs! To me, it's the same reaction!