That was no small feat! When I saw the Camus reference I immediately though of Le Etranger! (The Strange Hair, i.e. The Whisker! )KUJO said:Sing to me of the man, Ron, the man of cuts and nicks
driven time and again off course, once he has shaved
too close with Futur!
Nice article, ties a lot of of threads together. I'll admit, I would not have tied Corey Greenburg, Homer, Albert Camus, and Gillette Fusions into the same train of thought, but that's what makes the internet great!
On a good day, a good close shave is the Iliad and the Odyssey in one: the mastery of the dangerous blade, the return to the comforts of home. To shave well is to be a man, and to be a man is closer than Homer could ever have imagined to being like in appearance to the immortal godsas Psalm 8 put it, "a little lower than the angels," and as Genesis put it, made in the image of God.
As an aside, the Fagles translation is great and easy to read.