Barbasol

This post will qualify as “Miscellany.”

While watching Jurassic Park the other night, I noticed that Dennis Nedry’s dinosaur embryo theft cannister was a Barbasol shaving cream cannister. I have warm feelings for Barbasol and those feels were created by marketing.

Ten years ago, the greatest ad in shaving cream history began running on American television. I know many of my readers do not live in the U.S. Honestly, I’m not even sure you can play this YouTube video in your home countries. I hope you can though. I also hope your country has its own version of this advertisement, with unrelatably attractive blue collar workers, stirring music, majestic settings, and an inspirational smooth shave.

♪♪The road is tough, your spirits strong, driving all along.
Close shave, America.
Close shave, Barbasol.
America, you’re looking good, handsome, free and tall.
Close shave, America.
Close shave, Barbasol.
Close shave, Barbasol.
♪♪

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