GBS Shaving Story

The immensely prolific and scarily big-brained Gab (aka Agagooga) at Balderdash has a great anecdote I need to pass on...


George Bernard Shaw was once asked by a manufacturer of electric razors to endorse their new product - by shaving off his trademark beard. Shaw explained that, like his father before him, he had grown a beard for a very good reason:

"I was about five at the time," Shaw recalled, "and I was standing at my father's knee whilst he was shaving. I said to him, 'Daddy, why do you shave?' He looked at me in silence, for a full minute, before throwing the razor out of the window, saying, 'Why the hell do I?' He never did again."




Posted by: expat@large on Feb 01, 07 | 10:16 pm | Profile


You could take the same attitude to many things, like washing up, cleaning, or even having a shower...of course then you will never get laid again.

Which might explain why GBS was an only child? ~grin~

Posted by: Indiana on Feb 02, 07 | 8:03 am

Wrong Dr Jones, shaving has nothing to do with hygiene and health issues, so no, you can't take the same attitude.

Look at your father for example - as he said, "my boy, we are pilgrims in an unholy land." According to Sav.

However, my fastidiousness and obsession with ultra-cleanliness still has not allowed ME to get laid. Again.

GBS was only child because he was a total fruit-cake and his parents ran away from home.

Posted by: expat@large on Feb 02, 07 | 9:25 am

it's always about sex...

Posted by: savannah on Feb 02, 07 | 9:30 am

it is with Indy, whose mind is in the gutter...

Old joke...

SHE: Get your mind out of the gutter!
HE: I can't, it's attached to my body.

Posted by: expat@large on Feb 02, 07 | 10:06 am


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