Birchbox Man Short List: April 28

Need some talking points for your elevator rides and water cooler fill-ups? The weekly Birchbox Man Short List highlights our favorite conversation pieces from around the web. We do the browsing, you just show up and click. This week: Ronald McDonald's "makeover," ear hair removal by fire, famous people with LiveJournals, and more.

Ronald McDonald's 'Fresh' New Makeover is Straight Out of 1998 via Huffington Post

Rebranding a clown is definitely an uphill battle, but Ronald does look more svelte. It must be all those apples they've been putting in the Happy Meals.

The Manliest Way to Remove Your Ear Hair via GQ

Watch as a barber singes a GQ writer's ear hairs. As the video states, don't try this at home. Instead, visit your nearest Turkish barber.

In Deep: The Dark and Dangerous World of Extreme Cavers via The New Yorker

These guys are true daredevil spelunkers, whereas we feel brave for taking the Holland Tunnel to and from New Jersey.

5 Famous People Who Still Have LiveJournals via Salon

Paramore? No surprise. George RR Martin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev? Surprise.

The Past, Present, and Future of Streaming Music via Pitchfork

Whether you're loyal to Pandora or an avid YouTuber, it's amazing how much has changed on the music frontier in a few short years.

Photo: McDonald's
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