Of course I was obliged to use them.
Fortunately, my local supermarket carried “store brand” blades that would fit either one for considerably less than the overpriced brand name blade cartridges.
It seems that these days, a modern razor needs at least three to five cutting edges. The generic two blade cartridges have just been discontinued.
I looked at the alternatives.
I’m NOT going to pay $20 for stupid razor blades.
For some reason they still carry the old fashioned double edge blades that prehistoric safety razors used. They’re less than $4 for a package of ten.
I scrounged around in my basement and found:
- An old Schick safety razor with a damaged plastic handle (vintage unknown)
- A Gillette “Super Speed” (date code indicates 3rd quarter 1956, about when I started shaving).
- A Gillette “Slim Adjustable” (date code indicates 1st quarter 1966, I was young lieutenant)
- A package of rusty generic “Blue Blades”.
- A package of Schick stainless blades with one blade left.
When it’s time to change blades, I have every intention of trying the 1956 razor, and finding out that the “adjustable” feature was just a sales gimmick.
BTW: It seems that old Gillette razors have become collectors items. (That’s why I was able to date them). Originally priced at $2 and change, they’re going for hundreds at auctions. If my wife had ever found them, she would have thrown them out.
I wonder what happened to my grandfather’s straight razor?
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November 10th, 2018
The Debian project is pleased to announce the sixth update of its stable distribution Debian 9 (codename stretch). This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories have already been published separately and are referenced where available.
Please note that the point release does not constitute a new version of Debian 9 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old stretch media. After installation, packages can be upgraded to the current versions using an up-to-date Debian mirror.
Those who frequently install updates from security.debian.org won't have to update many packages, and most such updates are included in the point release.
New installation images will be available soon at the regular locations.
Upgrading an existing installation to this revision can be achieved by pointing the package management system at one of Debian's many HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:
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