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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Holy Grail of Cheap After Shave


Forget the Axxe Effect. This is the real deal. I knew my parents had this somewhere. I finally found this over the weekend. A 1968 vintage bottle of Hai Karate. You can't buy this for money. Well actually you can buy this on e-bay. I'm not sure if I can wear this though. I don't have the original box with the self defense strategies. I might get mobbed.

4 comments:

:==8) said...

Pete's gonna LOVE this. Ever since that MST3K comment, "I smell Hai Karate something fierce..."

hazmat said...

So did your father have to fight off your mother after using this?

Peter said...

I DO love it. Not because of MST3K, but because my parents also had a bottle tucked away under the sink in a bathroom. I recall finding it once and reading the insert, which read in part something like, "Karate, developed on the island of Okinawa...etc etc. Hai Karate, developed on the island of Manhattan...etc." Even as a kid I recognized the writing as clever and interesting, but clearly not serious. Could this be the first post-ironic after shave?

Anonymous said...

Here are the instructions:
http://www.blastfromyourpast.com/haiKarate/pages/karate_3.html