June 17, 2010
Further Signs That the End of the World is Near…

…from the New York Times:

…As hairless torsos have become the norm for male models and actors, below-the-neck hair removal has gone mainstream. The nascent category of body shavers has surpassed $10 million in annual sales, according to Nielsen data cited by Remington. But many men who aspire to the polished trunks of the “Jersey Shore” men face a dilemma when it comes to their backs: they don’t want to undergo the expense of waxing or laser hair removal, but are embarrassed to ask others for assistance.

Enter the extendable Remington Body and Back Groomer, which came out last year and costs $39.99. It’s an update of shorter Remington Body Groomers, which have sold briskly since being introduced in 2005.

To make the next-generation model, Remington conducted studies of men as they wielded various products to trim body hair. “You haven’t lived until you’ve been in a bathroom with a man watching him shave all his body parts,” said Carl Kammer, director of new product development at Remington…

To illustrate the article excerpted above, the Times chose a truly revolting photo. Not only is it not suited for workplace viewing, it is not suited for viewing at all. I strongly advise you not to click on the words “Read on,” below. If you do, you are proceeding at your own risk. And remember — I told you so.


I told you so.


Posted by Jerome Doolittle at June 17, 2010 11:57 AM
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I wonder what percentage are made by Repuglicans.

Posted by: One Fly on June 17, 2010 1:23 PM

Are you sure this was the NYT and not the Weekly World News?

Posted by: karen marie on June 18, 2010 11:31 AM

Well, the text is from the Times. As to the art work? Hey, I lied, okay? Nobody's perfect.

Posted by: Jerry Doolittle on June 18, 2010 12:55 PM

Holy Bigfoot, Batman! I don't think that dude's problem is hair . . .

Posted by: John Gall on June 19, 2010 4:14 AM
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