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by Rufus
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Geoducks
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Geoducks

Yuk, very nasty looking. I’ll take your word that they’re delicious when properly prepared. Do I see a beard?
by Rufus
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: When We Were Young
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: When We Were Young

fallingwickets wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:25 am
with whom I have no contact. :-x
perfect excuse to reignite a conversation :D

clive
You might think, but I have absolutely no desire to have any form of contact.
by Rufus
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: I'm like someone gaining and losing weight...
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: I'm like someone gaining and losing weight...

I call it the Pack Rat Syndrome or the Magpie Syndrome. I suffer from it too: I can’t help being attracted by “shiny” objects. #-o
by Rufus
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Canada Day
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Canada Day

It’s Canada Day up Canada way on the first day of July,
And we’re shoutin’ “hooray” up Canada way, when the maple leaf flies high... =D>
by Rufus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 14
Views: 1034

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

The Mühle certainly looks identical in size and shape to the EJ puck I have. Mine is a few years old and still smells as good and lathers as well as the first day I broke open the box. EJ Sea Buckthorn is the only shaving soap I’ve truly come to terms with, but then I’m a dyed in the wool (never co...
by Rufus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: When We Were Young
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: When We Were Young

Very nice pics. Chris. Those were the days. Unfortunately, all my pics. from that era are with my brother with whom I have no contact. :-x
by Rufus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Endeavour
Replies: 20
Views: 1165

Re: Endeavour

Wendell, great to hear from you; it’s been awhile. Thanks Bryan -- nice to be posting. Not sure how much time I'll get here as I am between consulting gigs at the moment. I seem to get focused so much when I am with clients that I just don't have it in me to check SMF regularly. I’m glad to hear th...
by Rufus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: BBQ Grills and more specifically, Kamados
Replies: 26
Views: 3464

Re: BBQ Grills and more specifically, Kamados

jww wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:57 am
So Bryan -- what does a natural gas grill and a DE and SE razor tell you about me????? :wink:
Hmmm, let’s see now...having your cake and eating it too? The possibilities are limitless. :mrgreen:
by Rufus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: BBQ Grills and more specifically, Kamados
Replies: 26
Views: 3464

Re: BBQ Grills and more specifically, Kamados

We have always had gas - and currently own a Weber Genesis with a direct line to our natural gas hookup from our home. Very economical, and much cleaner than a grill. Our oldest son does wondrous things with charcoal - smoking, slow cooking, the lot. We are fans of heavy-duty marinating and get goo...
by Rufus
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)
Replies: 13
Views: 726

Re: Face lathering and brush loading (soap)

I only face lather. When I use soap, which is very infrequently, I find I have the best results when I rub the cake directly on my face the same way as I use a soap stick. I’ve struggled to make good lather by loading my brush from the cake or by building lather on the cake, but rubbing the cake dir...
by Rufus
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Endeavour
Replies: 20
Views: 1165

Re: Endeavour

jww wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:36 am
Rufus wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:26 am
brothers wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:22 am
We've learned that the current season is indeed a new one (season 5) and they've already started season 6 for 2019 release.
That makes my day. =D>
Mine too!
Wendell, great to hear from you; it’s been awhile.
by Rufus
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Trumper Skye
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Trumper Skye

Several years ago, when I visited Trumper’s Curzon Street shop, I sampled Skye aftershave, but for some reason(s), which escapes me now, I didn’t buy any; perhaps for the reasons cited by our resident quack. I bought a bottle of Wellington aftershave instead, which I quite like although the scent is...
by Rufus
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Endeavour
Replies: 20
Views: 1165

Re: Endeavour

brothers wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:22 am
We've learned that the current season is indeed a new one (season 5) and they've already started season 6 for 2019 release.
That makes my day. =D>
by Rufus
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Endeavour
Replies: 20
Views: 1165

Re: Endeavour

brothers wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:10 pm
This week we discovered a new (to us) episode of Endeavour on Masterpiece Theatre.
If it was the same one we watched last night on PBS Detroit Masterpiece, it was excellent, but the goriest Endeavour we’ve seen. I must add that we’ve yet to see an Endeavour we haven’t liked.
by Rufus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: World Cup 2018

Watched the Iceland v. Argentina match. The Icelanders are a plucky lot (Viking blood perhaps) and they had a game plan which they executed wellI. I was pleased with the final result 1-1. =D>
by Rufus
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: World Cup 2018

I will add my two cents to the avalanche of responses. :lol: I understand that the favorites are Brazil, France, Germany, and Spain. On a related subject, I understand that the 2026 FIFA World Cup will take place in USA. At the present time 17 US cities are candidates for the games 8 years from now...
by Rufus
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 646

Re: World Cup 2018

CMur12 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:03 pm
My first choice is Brazil; second choice is Portugal; and third choice is Spain.

- Murray
But Germany will take it. 8)
by Rufus
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Spam?
Replies: 33
Views: 2525

Re: Spam?

As SWMBO is out tonight and I haven’t eaten Spam in a while, I decided to break into my secret stash of Spam for dinner. SWMBO has a real aversion to Spam, so I’ve had to hide a tin of it well, as she would throw it out if she found it. Anyway, I ate a couple of slices of Spam, garnished with some H...
by Rufus
Tue May 01, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 43
Views: 3764

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

The Crown
Endeavour
Civilizations
Doc Martin
Porridge
Upstart Crow
Maigret
Dr Blake
by Rufus
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Kitchen knives
Replies: 63
Views: 6569

Re: Kitchen knives

Hopefully it'll be a while before they decide straight razors and DE/SE blades are too sharp for the citizenry to have and use. It occurs to me that they seem to be treating their citizens as if they are little children who might accidentally pick up a carelessly laid knife or otherwise and hurt th...