Welcome to Just curious media. This is let's talk Cobra Kai. I'm Jason Connell.
And I'm Sal Rodriguez.
All right, Sal, we are back for a first ever type episode.
Yeah, this is new territory for all of us.
For all of us. In fact, what are we wearing?
Yeah, we are wearing the official manscaped T shirts.
And there's some small print underneath. I think it says your balls will thank you. I believe it does. Yes. And that means exactly what it says.
This episode is dealing with Cobra Kai strikes manscaped and manscaped for those of you who do not know have never heard of they are the best and men's below the waist grooming, and offers precision engineered tools for your family jewels.
Yeah, and more. I mean, I would add and then much, much yes,
but that's where they got started. And so we've never had a sponsor know. yet. I even said at one point in time on a Patreon episode Patreon Palooza, I believe I said, We'd rather never have sponsors. Well, I meant we're going to do this show with without it. We have Patreon to support us. We have listeners who support us, any and everybody is why we keep coming back. But now that we've been here, we have 100,000 downloads, and we've got a little bit of heat on us. I was able to talk to this sponsor, and they sponsor lots of podcasts now, lots of them. I've heard them a lot. And I thought, hey, you know, our numbers are good, we've got a really popular show. Well, now we have a partnership with them. And it's kind of a trial run. But at the same time trials can turn into long term with some success. And so this is an opportunity for us to, you know, work with them and not just work with them. So we actually had to try the product.
Yeah, well, that that keeps a genuine, you know, yeah, I have reviewed multiple items on my YouTube channel. And I'm not unfamiliar with trying something and giving my honest opinion that it's not gonna be any different here. No, this is not a rah, rah, rah manscaped? No, this is the introduction of our partnership and our personal experiences with manscaped products and items before manscaped. Were involved in our life.
Yes, and what I really liked about them, and again, I'm only reaching out to products or places that I would believe in, and I haven't heard back from a lot, but sure, bam, I heard back from them. I thought, Oh, wow. I love the fact that they said we're going to ship you and sell these products. Try them. Yeah. And in your own words, talk about them. They gave us nothing to say. I mean, they gave us talking points, but they want us to share our own experiences. If we don't like the product. Well, we probably wouldn't endorse them. But if we had issues, air them, I love that about them. They're fully transparent. And that's great. Yeah,
no, that is great. They don't want us to just, you know, be fake. We're not here to be fake. We're here to talk the truth about our relationship with manscaped. And the products themselves and our experience with the products and that's exactly what we're gonna do.
Yes. And here's a quick little talking point they gave me and I'm gonna throw these in sometimes, because in subsequent episodes, we're going to do smaller plugs. But this episode was just to shed a light on this relationship. Yes. You can join over 4 million men worldwide who trust manscaped. And with this exclusive offer, you'll get 20% off and free shipping worldwide with the code. Cobra firstname.lastname@example.org So that is the code sow. What does that code again?
That code is Cobra Kai? Now by the way, does it need to be in all caps? Can it be lowercase? Can it be cap and lower? Do we know that I don't
think caps are an issue but there's no space. Okay. All one word, Cobra Kai, all one word. Nice. And
by the way, the word manscape has been around a while. This is manscaped. There is absolutely a D on the N ma n scaped.com.
And spell Cobra Kai for everyone.
CLB ra K AI Hey, if you don't know how to spell Cobra Kai by now, my friend.
I thought about making the code no mercy. That would be what I love with Cobra Kai.
Well, actually, Jason, if you're dealing with the family jewels, let's have some mercy.
Yeah, let's show mercy. So again, 20% off, it's like wow, if you're a listener of our show, and want to give manscaped a go or you're already using manscaped know of it, you get 20% off and free shipping. Even if you want to get it for a loved one. I know the holidays have just passed and so this relationship kind of came into being right during the holidays is like oh man, but it's okay. Because people are constantly getting products and trust me I had to go return something at the mall today and it's like Christmas hasn't even happened yet. is packed. Yeah. So maybe more shopping now than there was a week ago.
Sure. And speaking of gifts, I mean, if you're going to talk about that Valentine's Day is right around the corner. So if it comes to gift giving, that's I think probably second only to Christmas itself would be Valentine's Day is tremendous time for gifts. Giving.
I think you're right. And somebody birthdays who knows, man. I mean, I just think it's a great way to support us try it out. So you and I got a great package.
They were quite generous. They really were.
Why don't you explain it? Let's show our listeners and viewers. I should say those on YouTube. Those aren't on YouTube will describe it. What do we have in the box? And what did you and I try besides the T shirts now?
Yeah, well, okay, they sent us these awesome T shirts. And by the way, they feel great. And I think they kind of the way the t shirt fits on me. I'm one of those guys was hard to fit. I'm one of those guys with short arms with bigger chest and shoulders. I if I put something on it fits me here. The sleeves are long. This T shirt feels really great. I feel like it's one of these T shirts kind of makes me look a little buff, which I always like it feels really great material is really great. So I'm in love with the man t shirt. Yeah, if you're going to wear a t shirt, which is ultra casual, right? You want it to be comfortable. And this is absolutely a comfortable t shirt, which then leads us down to the boxer shorts. They have these. They're not just any boxer shorts, their performance briefs is what they are. Yeah. And let me tell you something I have performed in these, meaning I wear them all day was in various positions, up down, squatting, walking, everything. And they felt great the material. I forgot they were there. Honestly, I forgot I was wearing these things. The material just lays on the skin and it feels really great.
And it says manscaped or the front. Yeah. Reminds me of boxing shorts or something. I like it.
Oh yeah. Like you have the logo across your fighter shorts. Yeah, it's
very nice. And they're both black. Those of you who are just listening to Episode black shirt, Slack boxer briefs now go ahead. What else was in our box?
Okay, amazing. In addition to those two items, which I was surprised to see, right, I wasn't expecting that. So tremendous gifts and generosity. The first thing I noticed was it wasn't just about our main trimmers, which we're gonna get into, but they also included the weed whacker. Yes. Which is a nose and ear hair trimmer. And I will admit here, since it's just you and I talking privately, Jason, I am getting the nose hairs, you know right about here about my nostrils, in the ears. The ear hair is coming. And happens. That's the state of life I'm in. And this thing is really great. It feels great. ultra portable. It comes with the charger. Yeah. Which is really cool. And by the way, you know, you get a lot of electronics nowadays, any item that's electronic, and you may it may have a USB, it wants you to plug it into anything, right. But this one also comes with the wall jack. Yeah. Oh,
thank you, apple. I love it.
So you have the option. I like options. You can plug this directly in your computer literally. Or you can plug it into the wall, which I totally appreciate. And that's the weed whacker for the ear hair and nose hair. And hell, I don't know what other hairs eyebrows what other hairs do could be
anything. I've had other versions, not manscaped. And I've liked them and then you know, they eventually wear out and I get another one. This one is amazing. So sleek. I immediately I finally used it. I got it the other day. And I was like okay, this is legit. They're black as well. Very sleek, looks nice in the bathroom, and worked perfectly. And then you can even take the blade off and replace it. So it's not as if it's like a one and done thing. So very, very good. Which we'll keep going keep going I won't interrupt your flow.
Okay, so we have the weed whacker for the nose and ear hair. And then they included a couple of products here. Yes, this first product is called crop preserver and it is a ball deodorant now, I will defer you to the old Steve Jobs saying people don't know what they want until you show it to him. I didn't know I needed the ball deodorant. Yeah, now I'm in love. It smells absolutely great.
Sal, your girlfriend now bye. Bye.
That's hilarious. It smells really good. No,
it does. I was couldn't believe it. I tried. I was like that is very refreshing.
Yeah, yeah, that's a good word. Look, we're gonna get into this once we get into the you know where the rubber meets the road so to speak as far as the actual lawnmower 4.0 trimmers, but I wanted to see how they kind of coincide because think about this. If one were to accidentally nicked themselves, you wouldn't necessarily then apply something which could sting you isn't there that that Home Alone scene doesn't he put on after shave after shaving or during shaves? There you go. So that's what happens. Yeah, I did not want that to happen. But the good news and we're gonna get into this. The good news is I did not need to worry because I did not Nick myself. So that's that gave me a lot of security. Okay, then we got another product called crop Reviver. And this is a ball toner. Yes, it's a spray. Is that what it is? Okay, I have not tried this yet.
I did. I did very refreshing. Yeah, I couldn't believe it. This is so great. As much as I thought I knew about grooming. I had a lot to learn that's a product I didn't even know existed
okay then which do you apply the toner first or the deodorant first?
Well, they don't work in tandem per se. I guess you could work them in tandem, but they definitely serve different needs. Okay, maybe like alternate maybe it's not dangerous to mix them but I don't think you have to do a one two.
Well, I know there's certain things When it comes to skincare because this would fall in the category of skincare absolutely and that would be like order
yeah they can work together are apart but the first one you showed was definitely good for chafing if you're gonna go on a long hike or walk and be more active than that could be you know, you can kind of coat your jewels in it and it works that way. The other one is a great spray and a Spitzer if you will, so yeah, I say experiment away so I could not believe how great they both were. And they are now part of my routine.
Oh, yeah. Okay,
this leads us to the big one. No,
no, not not yet. We're almost there. Oh, sorry. So because I was very excited to see this.
That was cool. Very nice touch they included
a beautiful travel bag. Now Jason, both you and I are going to be taking trips, respective separate trips soon. I am taking this this is really nice. In fact, really, the whole set is an upgrade from previous years. Although I do have experience with personal grooming, soundscapes, I have soundscapes in the past, not to this level, this is the whole set is beautiful. I like the color I like the the symmetry you got matching clippers, so to speak with the weed whacker and in the lung more 4.0 but this bag is beautiful, absolutely beautiful. It's great looking travel bag,
leather, perfect to put all your gear in and other stuff. You could throw your toothbrush, your hair, everything in there. It's big enough for everything that you need for your trip coming up.
So it's got a zipper compartment very nice. So you have to purchase.
So let's talk over can we work with classy sponsors? Yeah, it
is no, I do feel that I do feel a kind of a sense of elegance. With these products. This isn't you know, drugstore items here.
Well, every company has kind of a marquee product. You mentioned Steve Jobs. And that was of course apple, the apple tv and and now it's the iPhone. That's their main seller. Well, this is probably their number one seller because it's their fourth version.
Well, by default, since it's called 4.0. I guess that implies there were a few others.
Yeah, I think I read about other versions so they keep evolving, getting better and sow what is that product?
This is the lawnmower 4.0 Personal groomer now they say below the waist. But the truth is I did use this on my chest as well. I believe in keeping sort of a trimmed look year round, but especially seasonally, and on top I notice as well. You know what I started shaving my own head. personal grooming also below the neck, probably in my for sure. My early 20s. Yeah, I don't even know how I heard about it. But once I heard about it, I was like, Oh, I'm gonna give this a shot. This lot more 4.0 comes in a nice little Stan and then it has a plug in there in the back. Very slick. And one thing I think is really cool. Just worth mentioning for you techie geeks. The blades are not two metal blades that rub on each other necessitating oil and lubrication, I believe because it has a ceramic blade along with a metal blade that you do not have to lubricate this because sometimes you get trimmers that come in a little bit of oil for you to lubricate it. I don't think you need to lubricate this. I've read nothing about the need to lubricate because you have ceramic on metal as opposed to metal on metal.
Very sleek, very modern. They look great together. Like I said in the bathroom in the cupboard. Marcel, I believe both trimmers are waterproof.
Yes, I mean, I don't know if you're gonna dunk it in a pool, but I think you can feel safe using it in the shower. Yes,
absolutely. And what I noticed right away in my usage of the lawnmower 4.0 is the fact that what
I'm waiting on
pins and needles, pins and needles is the fact that no nicks Yes, that is huge. I have definitely been manscaping not scaped for years. I learned about it on my own. It was like 2000 Yeah, so I've been doing it 20 years, and you use different products. And the other some it was always dangerous. It was a dicey situation, you would get nicked and go oh my gosh, and then other things weren't effective enough. And this I'm telling you I couldn't believe how just effortlessly and slow and effective it was. And not to mention it has a light on it. Oh, a spotlight. That blew me away. 4000 I believe LED spotlight amazing.
Now that I'm using the lawnmower 4.0 with a little light on it. I'm going to tell you how goofy I used to be before in the past when I was trimming in the shower with a headlight on. I'm wearing a headlight on my hair coal miners have exactly in hindsight I felt so goofy. Another thing you know you mentioned you don't Nick yourself. One of the reasons why you don't Nick yourself is the guard. I use the shortest guard I used to short guard too. Okay. And after a while I became very comfortable once I realized I am not going to Nick myself.
That gave me so much confidence. Yeah, because
you know, half a half a man scaping in the past is don't cut yourself. Don't cut yourself. Don't cut yourself. Yeah,
half a manscaping was fixing the next 100 hertz this or
so. That was my concern before it's like what if I Nick myself, I can't even try these products. Well, guess what? I didn't think myself at all. And therefore you can try the products at your leisure.
I do have one thing I gotta say not a complaint but uh oh, you know, this is 4.0 Yeah, so they're evil. golfing meaning they're open to ideas that get feedback, I'm assuming just knowing how they are. I would say one thing. Yes. When I was using the lawnmower, from a certain vantage point, I was turning it on and off with my thumb. Because of previous things, I'd use other trimmers, other companies, I was so used to that placement. And so I have to get kind of retrain myself as like, okay, as I always had on or off, and my finger was just my thumb was in that spot. Because it's a real slick on and off, it's more of a touch. And it's like really cool. But I almost would like to see that moved, or I'll just have to get used to it
as an instrument and a tool, you will have to get used to it. But yeah, that did happen to me a few times. Absolutely. I did turn it off. But then like you said, I just kind of adjusted, you kind of got to learn it
in different positions. It was fine. But at first, I was like, Wait a second, because I had to learn it and look for them to evolve as well. Yeah, right. I don't know what 1.0 2.03 point I look like. But I'm assuming it's come a long way.
I'm genuinely curious what the 1.0 2.0 and 3.0 look like now that I've had the 4.0 in hand. I'm imagining that they were great. Just this is really great.
Well, I wonder if there'll be any manscaped references on this season of Cobra Kai? Seems like there could be
right at this point. Nothing will surprise me. And maybe there has been and we've missed them. Well, yeah, now we're gonna have an antenna for that. Well, in addition
to everything you just share with us, thank you for being the visual aid of this episode. But they also threw in a classic newspaper, which cracks me up for those who can't see this cell. What does it say?
It's literally a giant newspaper, old fashioned style newspaper. manscaped daily news headline, we save balls.
Yeah, like, I so many funny there is
a lot of it's like, it's almost like a Mad Magazine, you open it up. There's a lot of funny stuff in there. Exactly. Or like the onion, I think, you know, at one time the onion was an actual newspaper at one time before it just went online exclusively.
So again, get 20% off and free shipping with the code. Cobra email@example.com Unlock your competence and always use the right tools for the job with manscaped.
I believe in that I believe in that and have some security and serenity, not having to worry, it's going to be cutting yourself up because Jason I both did this the both of us, Nick free.
When I heard about manscaped for the first time was like I'm really going to try this. But it's funny how I didn't. It took Cobra Kai to get us manscaped essentially. And here we are to sing their praises and try their products.
It took all this to have two grown adult men have an open discussion about something that we both have been doing. All this time, we never would have talked about it. You know, Jason, I just want to say one last thing. You know, when it comes to personal grooming, I'm reminded of a certain image and that is I think it was the time machine. You remember the time machine the original? Yeah, the guy goes to the future. And in the future. And this is the way it is in a lot of movies. When you look at the future in the future. You have all these beautiful buildings, but covered up with vines. And right the bushes and the ivy. The buildings are fantastic. But they're covered up with all this stuff. That's the future, right? Yeah, we're no different. Hey, if you got stuff you want other people or they may see, or you might just see, forget other people. What about you looking in the mirror, right? You want it to look nice. You want it to look kept and presentable. And it shows that you care and it shows that you have an element of self care. So think about those buildings. You do not want to look like those buildings in the future.
Yeah. All right. That's all I got Sal, again, what's that code and what do they get?
It's very generous. I love generosity. Go to manscaped.com Enter Cobra Kai and get 20% off your order. It's a great deal.
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