How to Recover from a Bad Shave

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Reader Comments (40)


June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Do I have to say this?
If you think face-shaving cuts hurt, try armpit -shavng, and if that doesn't have you whimpering, shave your legs and round your "personal area"...We learn to be VERY careful.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDee

The ultimate torture: styptic pencil

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJack

By having a goatee and mustache, you have to shave, and trim both the goatee and the mustache. Double the work, and twice the pain. Clean shaven is easiest and most comfortable. But if you have a weak chin then I guess you have no choice about the beard.

June 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertooluser

I love you ....magnificent neck beard! :) Funniest thing on the internet!!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmily.

After this, we'll not speak of the dreaded Styptic Pencil ever again.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermengelji

Love the Shakespeare quip.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEric Phillips

The last panel is priceless!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKris

The last panel is great. I also chuckled at the idea of using a white towel to protect a black shirt from blood stains (so maybe you should change "paper towels" to just "towel"). Are bloodstain even visible on a black shirt?

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreg E

This is why I don't shave.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermoomoomoo

At least it was your neck and cheeks, and not the top of your head.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJudas Peckerwood

Haha.. I just started using a straight-razor for shaving. It may look like my face was attacked by a cat, but considering that I am pretty much learning the art of shaving from the beginning I feel I did a pretty fair job. Compare it to how my face looked when I started learning with disposables and I am coming out ahead!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertrubacca

I shaved last night because I had to get up at 4.30a.m. It doesn't look good but I don't care.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike Geordie Brown

yeap, been there lol... each box, a good laugh

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermolinar

Panel 2 had me laughing like a mofo

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertheoneandonly

"It did not go well" - genius

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersean

You had me at "magnificent neck beard".

Also: first.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

dude man up and grown a proper beard


June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterthe great beardo

Every statement was awesome. From the Star Trekian "I have shaved!" proclamation, to Shakespeare's invention. The last panel was a bit ho-hum, but so what.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEDE

Neckbeard- the lesser-known, slightly ridiculous brother of Blackbeard.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Daddy

Neck beards do look bad and there creepy as hell!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMe

man neck shaving is the worst

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbarfhead

neck shaving+aftershave=GOD MODE

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentertrav

Panel 3 was the hardest I have ever laughed at this comic, and thus received my first post

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Josh

LOL at panel 4!

If I had the ability to grow facial hair I'd ROCK a neck beard!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSusieMacEsq

Great one - again.

@Dee: Dear Lady: if you think "shaving your private area" is bad, try doing it if you're a man. Yes, I mean the wrinkly-skin bits.

There's no way you do this well without cutting yourself. None. This coming from a man who never cut his face while shaving.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLerkistan

Great stuff.

This problem is why I keep a full beard instead :P

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

Whose idea was it for men to wake up, stagger bleary-eyed into the bathroom, then pick up the sharpest thing in the house and scrape their face all over with it? Not a recipe for success!

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterProfessor


June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCornh

This is the funniest comic you've written in a long time.

I just put my head on my desk and laughed until tears were streaming down my cheeks. Every panel was brilliant, and then the culmination of "I have a magnificent neck beard."

Excellent word: magnificent

Made my day.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBen Inkster

Armpit shaving doesn't hurt any more than face shaving's just more difficult.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDan

I haven't cut myself shaving in . . .

Umm, never mind.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMP

Two words: witch hazel

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSoul of Wit

The punch-line from panel one made me cringe. The grain under my chin goes to the right, so it takes at least three or four tries to get all the stubble. Not fun times.

June 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterFojar

Try waxing your face. Then you only have the pain every 3-6 weeks. There is also the nair method of chemical hair removal. It stinks though.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeoriagrace

+ lots o' shaving foam
+ downward strokes
+ rinse after every stroke
= smooth shave with minimal problems.
Took me six years to learn that. Never learned to shave with my dad, sadly. *sighs*

This was an excellent comic in all four panels! I have often toyed with the idea of shearing/shaving down to wearing a goatee much like Scott wears.... but this panel reminds me WHY I do not do it. After having worn a full beard/mustache for close to 30 years, I think I will stick with ONLY the issues with shaving my neck... it is aggravating enough... so I do not want to add in the other facial areas that would be required to shave with a goatee.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPipeTobacco

Does this mean that the great razor blade experiment from a while ago has been a failure?

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRedRocker

Oooooh, that's so sad let us never speak of this again; unless you want to hear me cry. You really don't want to hear that; I'm extremely loud and sad sounding.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpeoriagrace

It took me about 5 minutes to get past the first line of panel 2, I was laughing so hard. And then panel 3 started me off again. Thank you!

June 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Roger
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