You know Bond, of course, and likely Draper too. He’s the star of Mad Men.
We recently bought a fancy television with internet connection. We had never seen Mad Men before, but now we’re addicted. We subscribed to Netflix, which currently has four seasons, 2007 through 2010, of Mad Men.
We see two shows a night and we’re into the early part of Season Two.
We’re as addicted to Mad Men as we are to Breaking Bad, which we watch on cable because the Netflix versions are older, just like the Mad Men seasons.
But Mad Men is not available on our cable service. It’s fresh to us.
Don Draper shaves the old-fashioned way, which is not a surprise since the show is set in the early 1960s, and lots of men still shaved that way, I guess.
My father didn’t. I didn’t, but I wanted to, even then.
I don’t own a straight razor, but I do have a machete. FYI.
Few television shows or movies are set in the early 1960s. Don’t know why. Those were my times. I graduated from high school in 1962.
But let’s return to shaving. James Bond, whom we saw recently at a movie theater, the new installment, Skyfall, a good movie, shaved with the soap mug and brush. He got a helping hand from Miss Moneypenny.
I generally shave three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Sometimes I shave on Sunday if something special’s planned, and I want to look my best.
Last week I bought a new can of Gillette Foamy, which I consider the greatest aerosol soap on the market. I’ve tried other things, even those yucky gels, but nothing is as good as Gillette Foamy.
Though the soap mug and brush seem romantic, I don’t think I would have the patience for it, plus you have to put a straight razor to your throat.
Were I in a foul mood, that could get messy.
But if Miss Moneypenny helped, it might alter everything.