Yes, boys and girls. It's that time again... MAYhem. What is MAYhem you ask? Kind of like the Olympics, it allows folks all over the globe to come together in peace and brotherhood for the good of all mankind... Only, it's kind of an like an Olympics for dim-witted, reckless shavers with bad ideas... who usually don’t have any athletic abilities... and there's no Olympic Village... and... OK, in retrospect, it's nothing like the Olympics. Anyway, for those unfamiliar with MAYhem or the 30 Day Crew, I encourage you to check out the MAYhem 2019 30 Day Rule/Focus Pix & Discussion Thread (or 30DC THREAD for short), and to meet a great group of guys, who, although a bit nuts, can help you become a shave ninja. Yes, they look like they just escaped from the island of misfit toys, but I've seen them help many a shaver along the path while demonstrating generosity, brotherhood, and the (more than) occasional Shenanigan. The event of MAYhem was established to demonstrate the 30DC Credo - "Technique Trumps Tools". In other words, once you really master good techniques in shaving (i.e. pressure, blade angle, muscle memory, etc.), the tools you use (i.e. razor, soap, preshave, voodoo potion, etc) become almost immaterial. Ergo - we engage in stunt shaving for prizes... and then have a video awards ceremony in June. (Yes, I'm being serious.) So, before we start, make sure you've read the opening post at the start of the 30 DC MAYhem thread to familiarize yourself with the 30DC and MAYhem rules and disclaimers. For simplicity I'll sum them up here: 1. If you are a newbie (or really anyone with a functioning cerebral cortex) I'd encourage you to enjoy the festivities by gawking from the sidelines, since much of what goes on here is not condoned by me, management, or anyone with even a grain of common sense or functional intelligence. 2. If you choose to participate in the shenanigans and foolishly injure yourself and/or end up hospitalized (or worse) as the result of being an idiot, remember that "I told you so" in rule #1. 3. There are prizes for the biggest idiots (as determined by the Academy). So, ALL of TSD (whether you are a spectator or participant) is encouraged to participate in this thread and gawk, offer up nominees, or even suggest new awards to the Academy based on reports posted in the 30 DC THREAD throughout the month of May. In order to be considered for a nomination, a report of the shave, gear used, and preferably pictures (you know..."pics or it didn't happen") must be posted in the 30DC thread (or maybe even somewhere else on TSD), but you also must REPOST THE NOMINATIONS IN THIS THREAD too. The ridiculously high and ever increasing post count in the 30DC thread makes it impossible for me to keep up, so even if you suggest or nominate someone in that thread, again, please REPOST ALL NOMINATIONS HERE. Some clarifications: 1. You can't nominate yourself for a Shavey. Someone else must do it. 2. In complete contradiction to #1, there are a few Shavey Awards you CAN nominate yourself for. These awards are more like PIFs for the "less insane" who take on their first shaving rule/focus, or choose to learn to shave with a new blade style or razor type during MAYhem. Now, with no further preamble, LET THE GAMES BEGIN!