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by Rufus
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: In honour of our fearless leader
Replies: 14
Views: 199

Re: In honour of our fearless leader

That’s great to hear Chris. My thoughts are with you.
by Rufus
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: In honour of our fearless leader
Replies: 14
Views: 199

Re: In honour of our fearless leader

Great post Clive. We’re thinking of you Chris: have faith and be strong.
by Rufus
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1654

Re: COVID survivors

You guys are very lucky. Our Prime Minister (he of fancy socks and nice hair) and his band of clowns managed to screw up procurement of vaccines so we’re ranked about 40th in getting our population vaccinated. ](*,)
by Rufus
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: Plumbing!
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Plumbing!

I don’t know what to say Chris. That picture made the hair on the back of my neck stand up and sent a shiver through my body. I had intensive chemotherapy 12 years ago, but it was nothing like what you are experiencing. My thoughts are with you ; I hope all goes well for you and your family.
by Rufus
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1267
Views: 166992

Re: What are you reading?

“Fly Fishing for Trout, the next level” by Tom Rosenbauer. I’m hoping to get back to my favourite stream this year; couldn’t fish last year due to surgery and COVID-19.
by Rufus
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: TRUMPER "SPECIAL SCALP LOTION" AND "SPECIAL L
Replies: 66
Views: 8542

Re: TRUMPER "SPECIAL SCALP LOTION" AND "SPECIAL L

That's because you are a(n old) man of good taste! There was a time when it regularly made lists of the worst scent ever, along with Pinaud Lilac Vegetal (which it faintly resembles). But if you can encompass 'sweet' and 'green' at the same time in your olfactory imagination, you know it could be g...
by Rufus
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: TRUMPER "SPECIAL SCALP LOTION" AND "SPECIAL L
Replies: 66
Views: 8542

Re: TRUMPER "SPECIAL SCALP LOTION" AND "SPECIAL L

Crikey Chris, Taylor’s No 74 Original is one of my favourite aftershaves.
by Rufus
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1654

Re: COVID survivors

I obtain most of my information from the BBC, NPR/PBS and Al Jazeera English. For the written word it’s The Economist, The Telegraph, (Canada) The Globe & Mail, (Canada) The National Post, WSJ, The Times, The New York Times and assorted magazines.
by Rufus
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Here's a salute to our friend ---
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Here's a salute to our friend ---

fallingwickets wrote: Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:44 am did smf miss a post or two about our fav doc??? whatever the cause for this:

I join Gary in his sentiments

Salute!

clive
Ditto. All the best Doc Chris.
by Rufus
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Socks
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Socks

In the beginning there was Smartwool, currently selling for $18-20 a pair in stores. The magic ingredient is Merino wool, which does not itch, and the socks are machine washable with minimal shrinking. Have located similar socks on eBay and Sierra trading post from other sources such as REI, Gander...
by Rufus
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Badger Cull To End
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Badger Cull To End

I can’t say that I’ve come across a synthetic yet that satisfies me. To date I’ve tried Muhle V1 and V2, Kent, Simpson Classic I and AP Shave Co SynBad. The only one I still use, and that’s for travel only (none in past 12 months), is the SynBad. The Classic I I re-knotted with a Muhle V2 and it now...
by Rufus
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Socks
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Socks

The nicest socks I've ever owned were from Gammarelli , a Rome tailoring business that has catered to the Vatican for over two hundred years. Their socks are black (for priests), purple (bishops), red (cardinals) and white for Il Papa. The red ones made of merino wool are comfortable, don't slip do...
by Rufus
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Badger Cull To End
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: Badger Cull To End

That is very good news. Not because we’ll have non-Chinese badger hair in our brushes sometime in the indeterminate future, but because the badger cull was as needless as it was thoughtless. =D>
by Rufus
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hoppin' John
Replies: 20
Views: 2514

Re: Hoppin' John

When I get the chance, which isn't nearly often enough, in the great state of Louisiana I always try to find a big ol' plate of crawfish etoufee. And yes, some's better'n others! Gotta check 'em all out. Tabasco is mandatory. My favorite place in New Orleans is Bon Ton Cafe. They do great crawfish,...
by Rufus
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hoppin' John
Replies: 20
Views: 2514

Re: Hoppin' John

Sam wrote: Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:35 am Bryan. Gotta have mud bugs.
Gotta have mud bugs. I like to suck the heads for their rich flavour.
by Rufus
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hoppin' John
Replies: 20
Views: 2514

Re: Hoppin' John

When I get the chance, which isn't nearly often enough, in the great state of Louisiana I always try to find a big ol' plate of crawfish etoufee. And yes, some's better'n others! Gotta check 'em all out. Tabasco is mandatory. One of my favourite eateries in New Orleans is Felix’s Restaurant & Oyste...
by Rufus
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hoppin' John
Replies: 20
Views: 2514

Re: Hoppin' John

Gary & Sam, you’re making me hungry and bringing back fond memories of my years in Houston, TX. There is a seafood eatery just inside the West Loop (610) called Captain Benny’s I’d frequent every week. They served up the best gumbo, whole, deep fried catfish, boiled shrimp and fresh oysters on the h...
by Rufus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hoppin' John
Replies: 20
Views: 2514

Re: Hoppin' John

Clive, that sounds very good and I’ll give it a try.
by Rufus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:51 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Hoppin' John
Replies: 20
Views: 2514

Re: Hoppin' John

I made Hoppin John for dinner last night. By mistake I used black beans instead of black eyed peas. My wife and I agreed that it tasted richer with black beans. Either way, it’s still an excellent dish.
by Rufus
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: COVID survivors
Replies: 49
Views: 1654

Re: COVID survivors

It’s a very strange disease. Two people in seemingly good health can have very different reactions, one barely notice and the other get deathly ill. I can’t help but think the secret to an effective treatment lies in understanding why it affects people so differently. It sure seems to be. The only ...