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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. 




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.

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.

...I wonder if they sell

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!