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June 08, 2007
At the Barbiere, Milano.
A simple visit to the barbershop, but everything's just
16 years ago
Shit, he JUST posted today's. Scroll down one for the barbershop post.
Very nice. Although I'm thrown off by the lack of thirty-five year old National Geographics.
I used to go to an old Greek barber on the Plateau. Place was plastered in pictures of Melina Mercouri. He'd do the back of your neck with a straight razor, holding a smoke in the same hand. "Don't move." No worries about that -- I'm paralyzed with fear. Good times, good times...
Also, I want a haircut there. Stupid health laws in this state have made it a
for a barber to give you straight-razor facial or neck shave after a haircut. I consider this to be one of the greatest injustices I have ever suffered.
Yes. Discovered that from a sign on the neighborhood barbershop's wall when I got my first haircut after moving here. I immediately began second-guessing my decision to marry my wife.
Any idea why? Or is this just one more reason why Fark ought to have an "Arkansas" tag?
I believe the concern is spreading disease...? Nick someone with HIV, contaminate the blade? I never actually investigated, just assumed that since "health codes" were specifically cited as the reason, it was something like that.
Isn't that what the eerie blue liquid in the jar is supposed to prevent? :)
The Barbicide? Has any comb ever come out of the Barbicde jar? I thought it was just there for decoration. Like the barber certification diplomas.
The blue liquid has a NAME?
Barbicide kills HIV.
Says so right on the internets. So I can use this to clean my needles instead of bleach now?
well, you should be piping that shitty, stepped-on Canadian junk in the first place. Definitely a snortie on that.
that's SHOULDN'T, not should.
I haven't found the straight razor law, but I did find this utterly depressing rule from the state cosmetology board: "No school or salon shall require or permit a student or a practitioner, to massage any surface of the skin or scalp where such skin is inflamed or where a skin infection or eruption is present
and/or knowingly, to work upon a person suffering from any infectious, communicable disease or on a client with an infestation of animal parasites which may be transmitted during the performance of the act of cosmetology or any of its branches
." Correct me if I am wrong, but this could be interpreted to mean it's illegal to give haircuts to people with HIV. It's that "may be transmitted during the performance of" part that's questionable, but hey, you nick the guy's ear, you've got a hangnail...
mr medusa went to an old fashioned barber in Modena and got a great haircut. I think he still misses that place...
Mmmmmmmm. I can practically smell the cappucino. Maybe Figaro retired to Milan when he was done in Seville.
I am looking at the most recent entry on the link on the fpp, and I am baffled as to why the author thinks that women look good wearing pieces of fabric that look like they were shot onto them from out of a cannon.
Kinda like them pants what ya gotta hold up with one hand.
I dunno, I thought the flowered-sheet lady looked nice. Now throw that on an old, flabby lady and it'd look totally different. That model would probably look good in anything.
Oh, damn! That made my ribs hurt. But she does look hot in oven mitts.
I've never seen anything go into or come out of the jar of barbicide (which seems to mean 'beard-killer' - uh?). In the UK barbers are now apparently required to ask the customer whether they want a cut-throat razor used. Mine always moans about it - "Now I have to ask you if you want the razor. The government says I have to. Have I killed anybody? How many years have I been using a razor like this? Has anyone ever asked me not to use it? But I have to ask you. So, sir: do you want me to use this razor? Huh?" I'm going to Seville in August. Should I seek out the barber?