Another Wet Shaving Moment on Tele

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Another Wet Shaving Moment on Tele

Post by jww » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:05 pm

Dickensian, episode 17, about 9 and a half minutes or so in. Young Arthur Havisham speaking with cad Compeyson wielding a shaving brush and straight razor. Click on individual images to see them fully.

And if you enjoy the traditional British period piece, you ought to watch this. It started Christmas night or Boxing Day night, and has been progressing along ever since. 30 minute episodes for series one which ends in a couple of weeks. We love it --- so much so, that we spent yesterday watching the BBC production of Bleak House all the way through (Family Day in Ontario, so I took the day off from my current search for contracts).
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Re: Another Wet Shaving Moment on Tele

Post by BBSshaveCo » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:20 pm

It's fun to see that as wet shaving continues to gain in popularity we are seeing an ever increasing number of safety razor and straight razor sightings in movies and TV. My latest sightings were in Bridge of Spies with the safety razor the spy uses and the giant C.O. Bigelow sign in a few scenes.
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Re: Another Wet Shaving Moment on Tele

Post by Chaps » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:26 pm

Wendell, is this show on BBC America?
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Re: Another Wet Shaving Moment on Tele

Post by jww » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:31 am

Chaps wrote:Wendell, is this show on BBC America?
No Danny, it is not.

We are streaming it via the BBC iPlayer (we run Unblock-us for VPN streaming of UK tele). But, you can stream it now from the US site known as www.SimplyJune.org. They have a ton (and I do mean ton) of UK series.
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Re: Another Wet Shaving Moment on Tele

Post by Chaps » Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:59 am

Thanks so much for the info, Wendell. I appreciate it.
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Re: Another Wet Shaving Moment on Tele

Post by Kyle76 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:48 pm

Actor Matthew McConaughey is shown lathering up with a brush in a recent Lincoln car commercial.
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Post by jww » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:58 am

Kyle76 wrote:Actor Matthew McConaughey is shown lathering up with a brush in a recent Lincoln car commercial.
I noticed that. It goes well with his accent. 8)

I wonder if Lincoln is actually selling more cars as a result of bringing him on as their main celebrity spokesperson.
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Re: Another Wet Shaving Moment on Tele

Post by Rufus » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:37 am

jww wrote:
Kyle76 wrote:Actor Matthew McConaughey is shown lathering up with a brush in a recent Lincoln car commercial.
I noticed that. It goes well with his accent. 8)

I wonder if Lincoln is actually selling more cars as a result of bringing him on as their main celebrity spokesperson.
I find the Lincoln commercials pretentious not to mention pompous and this chap just adds to my annoyance. I've never understood why someone would buy a product based on a putative celebrity endorsing the product (on a paid basis).
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Post by Kyle76 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:03 am

The current Lincoln and Buick campaigns are designed to change the image of those brands from stuffy to hip. McConoughey was chosen for his ultra-cool image, but the ads are a little over the top for me as well. There's a difference between being ultra-cool and acting ultra-cool.
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Post by CMur12 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:23 pm

To tell you the truth, the Lincoln ads look kind of slimey to me.

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Re: Another Wet Shaving Moment on Tele

Post by brothers » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:55 pm

I got the impression that the car company is trying to send some kind of sex message to young/cougar female wanna-be consumers, or to their male counterparts. Just my 2 cents. . . :)
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Re: Another Wet Shaving Moment on Tele

Post by Rufust445 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:20 pm

Rufus wrote:
jww wrote:
Kyle76 wrote:Actor Matthew McConaughey is shown lathering up with a brush in a recent Lincoln car commercial.
I noticed that. It goes well with his accent. 8)

I wonder if Lincoln is actually selling more cars as a result of bringing him on as their main celebrity spokesperson.
I find the Lincoln commercials pretentious not to mention pompous and this chap just adds to my annoyance. I've never understood why someone would buy a product based on a putative celebrity endorsing the product (on a paid basis).
+1

The commercial quickly shows him lathering up with a brush, but not using a razor, perhaps because it would be too risky for his Hollywood face, even without a blade in it. Also, gotta wonder if the Lincoln had a manual transmission, whether he would know how to drive it.

Garry Shandling and Jerry Seinfeld had a bit of fun with this guy's Lincoln commercials here:

http://comediansincarsgettingcoffee.com ... till-alive

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Re: Another Wet Shaving Moment on Tele

Post by nicodemus38 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:45 pm

those car commercials are disgusting. I willnever buy a Lincoln or buick because of these commercials.

Id rather get a powder blue prius, and drive around holding a Chihuahua all day, and still be the cooler, manlier, image.

The screenshot was interesting to say the least.

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