So the other day I was thinking about my nemisis, the shaving industry. Running through all the brand names in my mind, like a tormented kid who feverishly pores over his list of bullies fantasizing about revenge, I remembered a brand of shaving cream that my dad would use on the non-bearded parts of his face. Barbasol.
I remeber the can was decorated in the spiraling strpes of a barber pole, assumingly in an attempt to portray a sense of well-groomed-ness. I guess it worked on Dad, and I must admit, it did indeed help him keep nicely defined beard borders.
But this is all beside the point. The point is, having learned the Spanish language to a solid intermediate level, it dawned upon me as I thought of the Barbasol brand name that it has a hidden meaning. “Barba” is Spanish for beard. “Sol” is Spanish for sun. So essentially the brand name is “Beard Sun.”
That conjured up a great mental image that I felt compelled to bring into the world in full glory. Below I present to you an original piece of art created by me, Coach Adam. It is, of course, entitled “Barbasol.”