Most men get their haircut quite frequently, whereas I on the other hand go only twice a year. I know, I know, this is a long time, but visits to the salon and barber can be quite expensive. The last time I went I dropped $250 not including tip. Now you can see why I don't frequent fashionable frocks.
Well look no further because in 1987 Rick E. Hunts, a San Diego carpenter design and patented the Flowbee. After vacuming sawdust out of his hair, he then thought of the cleanliness of having a motorized razor attached to a vacuum, i.e. "haircut system." The interesting fact is the Flowbee can be attached to your home vacuum,hoowever they do make a mini vac to go with the attachment as well. A Flowbee will run you abotu $100+ with taxes, shipping and handling. The Flowbee is not only geared for human hair, but animals' as well. So now. both pet and zoo gorillas, can not only bite your face off but also give themselves and you a haircut.
What is truly amazing is this product is still on the market after 25 years. The biggest question is, who buys this and does it work? Well...testimonies from Stan at Beacon Electonics, and CE Crow "this is the best bang for your buck." Crow estimates "saving about $2000 and 120 hours or about a month of productive time" and Molley say "let alone the travel to and from a barber and the wait til hes available." The Flowbee has a following one reviewer has been dedicated for 10 years and anothern for 22. These guys even set up the Flowbee convention in Corpus Christie Texas. They've sold millions of Flowbees and still managed to maintain the "local, mom & pop" storefront appeal, well at lease this transcends in their website, which looks like the first one ever created. You really can't go wrong with buying a Flowbee, there's a 30 day money back guarantee.
But if you have hair longer than 6 inches additional attachments are needed. Most folks start out doing a little cleaning and vacuuming and all of a sudden hey find themselves trimming everything right in the tub; dogs, hogs, pubic hair, back hair, thus ending with head hair. You'll never feel so dirty with short hair.
100 Objects of Popular and Material Culture is an blog exploring the manifestations of human consumption and commodity-ization. The purpose of this experiment is to explore material and popular culture in contemporary society by using objects and concepts to prompt wider questions and reflections. So by emulating The British Museum's and Neil MacGregor's format of A History of the World in 100 Objects I plan to satirically analyze and reinterpreted 100 material culture objects over the course of 2014. Material Culture is the study of our culture's consumption of stuff; namely the manifestation of culture through material productions where people's perceptions of objects is socially and culturally dependent. With this, objects reflect conscious and unconscious beliefs on the the individuals who fabricated, purchased, or used them, and by extension the society where they live. So examining materiality, cultural truths and societal assumptions may be discovered. As anthropologist Arjun Appaduai states "in any society the individual is often caught between the cultural structure of commodity-ization and his own personal attempts to bring a value and order to the universe of things." Objects and commodities make up a much larger symbolic system consisting of want and need, socio-economic status, fashion, etc. Often times form follows function whether the commodity, market, and or consumer forever evolve around one-another. Philosopher Pierre Bourdieu's theories of capital flow full circle; where regardless if you are a minimalist or a hoarder the world is made up of things and everyone will leave their footprint on the earth. So by humorously analyzing marketed objects and concepts, hopefully this blog will provide further incite into ideas of over-consumption, a disposable society, consumerism vs. anti-consumers, planned obsolescence vs. sustainability, as well as the greater good of mankind and future generations.