Wednesday, January 4, 2012

My Wife was Right about Jack Black

Several months ago, my wife brought home a new product for me to try. It was a small tube of of Jack Black beard lube. As you can see from my picture, I shave my head. I do it every morning in the shower. And I was very happy with the product I had, and saw no reason to try the new product she brought home. I figured I knew more about shaving my head then she did, so I tossed this little tube in the drawer.

Fast forward to this past weekend. I was a Men's store in Little Rock, and as I completed my purchase, the salesman gave me a free sample of the same product which I've been ignoring.

I don't know why I tried it when he gave it to me, but I did. I will tell you, it's the best shaving experience I've ever had. I use it sparingly, just a light coat over my dome and face. I don't know how it works, but there are two things I like. First, it gives me a very close shave, better than anything else I've used. And second, it doesn't gum up the five-blade shaver I use. The lube rinses out quickly, and that means I can also shave faster. A third bonus is that in contains some kind of oil that keeps my head smooth, and doesn't dry out. Give it a try. My wife was right. I don't say that often, and I've never said it in print. Now we'll see if she reads this blog.
She also told me about a story she heard regarding a dead rodent and Mt. Dew. Seems a man is suing Mt. Dew, claiming he found a mouse in his Dew. The Company's response: That can't possibly have happened, because the content of Mt. Dew would have disolved the mouse. Really? Is that the best answer they could come up with.
You can't make this stuff up. Here's a link to the story:


The short answer is frustration. I had a member from the Occupy LR folks on my morning show on FreshTalk 93.3. I say member, because he was quick to point out they have no structure. But they do share a common frustration about what he called lack of representation in Government. His point was that big business can afford to lobby Congress and regulating agencies, but the common person has no way to be heard, hence the movement.
Fast forward to Senator Mark Pryor. He is also frustrated. His comes about from a lack of action on real solutions for the economic problems facing the country. The Senator said this morning he doesn't think we'll see any real answers before the election. The reason is simple. If a member of Congress votes for any kind of revenue increase or spending cut, those same big dollars the Occupy people talk about will be used in ads to target that Congressman or Senator. "He voted to raise your taxes", or "He voted to take away your benefits".
So, frustration over the big money that controls Congress is a concern they share.

I hope you'll join me for "AM Arkansas", weekday mornings from 6am-8am on FreshTalk 93.3 - Arkansas' New Talk Station.


  1. i'm so glad you have a blog. I'm SO glad that you admitted your wife was right, and I am SO glad that you told me about the mountain dew story. I give this blog 2 thumbs up :)

  2. do i want to smell like Jack Black? Or have him in my bathroom?