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For Gold, or Lice? [Jun. 14th, 2005|06:27 pm]
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The exact origin of underarm shaving in the U.S. is unclear, but some believe prostitutes in California during the gold rush were the first to take up the practice. They shaved their underarms to prove they had no body lice - a big problem in the Wild West.
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From: nyguen9
2005-06-14 04:24 pm (UTC)
I wonder what the wives did when they found out. :P
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-14 08:10 pm (UTC)
Do you think they ever found out? I guess a lot of times it was just expected back then.. and a lot of those men didn't havewives. I watch a lot of Deadwood, so I have that as a basis of comparison, along with documentaries and books I've read, etc.
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From: tsebaoth
2005-06-14 04:32 pm (UTC)
hello friend of sparklylights...
ive \actually always thought the practice to be just a bit bizzare.. trim and tidy by all means... but bare?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-14 08:12 pm (UTC)
Hi there! Welcome to Randomposting. :)

I'm very Parisian today. It's been a couple weeks since I've shaved. Haven't worn anything but sweaters out and about in awhile, so what's the need?

I'm with you though, if I wasn't looked at like a total freak I'd never shave my legs or armpits.. but alas. I have too. :) Hard to go to an audition in a nice tank top and skirt, and show off body hair like that and get a gig.
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[User Picture]From: _fabulae
2005-06-14 04:52 pm (UTC)
lurvely.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-14 08:19 pm (UTC)
I love history like that.. so itneresitng.
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[User Picture]From: _fabulae
2005-06-14 04:56 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-14 08:20 pm (UTC)
I'm so confused. What is this?
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[User Picture]From: neotatsu
2005-06-14 05:47 pm (UTC)
Umm... thanks for sharing?

Now find the origins of shaving the pubic area... I want to slap the person who started that (^_^)
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[User Picture]From: haruchine
2005-06-14 05:56 pm (UTC)
Girls shaving fine, but guys should not shave anything below their neck. It's just wrong.

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From: deederiti
2005-06-14 06:21 pm (UTC)
That's way hot.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-14 08:38 pm (UTC)
Totally. Lice turn me on. ;)
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From: m_buggie
2005-06-14 06:26 pm (UTC)
Huh. Now I'm going to feel like a whore the whole summer while I'm shaving. Oh well.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-14 08:44 pm (UTC)
Well, don't you live in a brothel? ;)

I thought all the New York girls were prostitutes.

*just kidding!*
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-06-14 07:43 pm (UTC)
wow, those are some classy sluts
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-14 09:12 pm (UTC)
Now now, prostitutes are NOT sluts.

Sluts don't get paid, and are just doing it to be sluts.

Not to make a living.
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[User Picture]From: dominatrixcat
2005-06-14 08:11 pm (UTC)
i guess that makes sence...or should we be talking dollars here?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-14 09:22 pm (UTC)
Maybe dollars.. depends on how far it is from the closest brothel or saloon, I suppose... Vicinity had to be big.
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[User Picture]From: my2_front_teeth
2005-06-17 05:48 am (UTC)

I shaved my head

and that got rid of my lice. That and dying the one remaining strip blue. But I still had hair everywhere else the mind could conjour.
We call those "MTFT's wild years".

Sidenote for those who don't know me: I am very much a girl. And my head hair was profuse enough to occupy a most astounding number of nits that they never felt the need to move on. Seriously. When you've been living with hippies for a couple of years, scratch your head one day and ask a friend to check your head, only to hear, OMIGOD, I HAVE NEVER SEEN SO MANY LICE ON ONE HEAD AT A TIME you have to assume you've got a lot of hair, even if just to preserve you own feelings. I mean, several month later, a bunch of us were taking shifts pulling them out of a friends' hair so he could get his dishwasher job back and he had OMIGOD! lice. But they had spent a long time festering. With me, it was like a colony set up overnight, signalled to the ships on the horizon, and started a new civilization within 12 hours.

oh god, they crawl around in your ears, ugh, shudder never again
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-06-17 09:48 pm (UTC)

Re: I shaved my head

*SHUDDER* Oh God! Now I'm all itchy all over! That's AWFUL!!!! AWW!!!!! Not coolnotcoolnotcool! LOL. I've never had lice, thank the Lord. I think he knows I'd have a breakdown and has spared me.
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