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by Rufus
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 70
Views: 11111

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

I’ve just watched the first two episodes of Van der Valk. This is a 2020 remake of the 1972 series. It’s a crime drama set in Amsterdam. I watched the original series right through when it came out in 1972. The current re-make is very good, but seems grittier and rougher than I remember.
by Rufus
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Classic New Orleans Hurricane
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Classic New Orleans Hurricane

Reminds me of too many misspent evenings at Pat O’Brien’s, not to mention the headaches in the morning and having to call on a client.
by Rufus
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Pasta and Beans
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Pasta and Beans

This recipe serves 2. It’s very easy to make, but very tasty. I find that canned cannellini beans work as well as dried beans, but I’ve asterisked the instructions for dried beans; a lot of effort for little return. This dish can be served as a meal in itself or as a soup. INGREDIENTS - 200 g canned...
by Rufus
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Who's your favorite writer?
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Who's your favorite writer?

There are many, but here are a few: Winston Churchill Rudyard Kipling John Buchan Joseph Conrad Ian Rankin John Le Carre Pierre Burton H. Rider Haggard Margaret MacMillan Arthur Bryant Arthur Conan Doyle Saul Bellow Ron Chernow Niall Ferguson John Keegan John Mortimer Harper Lee John Tolkien And man...
by Rufus
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: Looking for Advise
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Looking for Advise

I have half a dozen vintage DE razors all in excellent condition that I should sell. I find trying to price them a chore and after that there’s the high cost of postage and PP fees that make it more of a hassle.
by Rufus
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1257
Views: 154000

Re: What are you reading?

Well, I like Buchan too, and one of my favourite authors is Rudyard Kipling. I especially like Kipling’s ‘Kim’, which I’ve read at least three times. Call me old fashioned, but I did grow up in the outer reaches of the Empire. The outer reaches of the Empire? Sometimes it feels like I still live th...
by Rufus
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 209
Views: 60345

Re: Acquisitions thread

drmoss_ca wrote: Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:57 am I get the feeling when I browse the fendrihan.ca site, that they might be on the way out. Lots of things out of stock and it doesn't look like that changes ie they don't restock the item. I hope I'm wrong as they have been useful.
That would be terrible.
by Rufus
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1257
Views: 154000

Re: What are you reading?

Well, I like Buchan too, and one of my favourite authors is Rudyard Kipling. I especially like Kipling’s ‘Kim’, which I’ve read at least three times. Call me old fashioned, but I did grow up in the outer reaches of the Empire.
by Rufus
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Royal Yacht
Replies: 54
Views: 15402

Re: Royal Yacht

The animal heads on the wall are a turn off.
by Rufus
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Rooney... catch me up?!?
Replies: 14
Views: 1275

Re: Rooney... catch me up?!?

I’ve been trawling through some old Simpson paperwork today and have found some old receipts from the 70s/80s re: hair supply. Will scan in some examples and post on a separate new thread. It’s been great fun today looking at some of the old paperwork! I’ve found some old price lists from the 70s/8...
by Rufus
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Worst scent ever
Replies: 61
Views: 21981

Re: Worst scent ever

I too like Lilac Vegetal once it’s on my face, but right out of the bottle it smells like Jeyes Fluid. The one aftershave I can’t stand is Brut: I find the scent very sweet and cloying; in fact, it makes me gag.
by Rufus
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: Multi-razor shaving
Replies: 2
Views: 421

Re: Multi-razor shaving

When I shave with a DE razor I clean up with a Mach3. There are certain areas of my face that I just can’t get with a DE without nicking myself, so to save me the trouble of trying not to nick myself or to staunch the flow of blood when I’m not successful the Mach3 (and sometimes a Sensor) works lik...
by Rufus
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 41
Views: 2779

Re: Guns

Living in a small town in South Western Pennsylvania we do not have problems that I have seen on the news when it comes to police brutality and overzealousness when doing their jobs. I go see though the major problem with policing in much larger communities and big cities. There seems to be a whole...
by Rufus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 47
Views: 3029

Re: Face masks

Bryan, I'm with you, but sticking it to the evil big government seems preferable to concern for others in me-first America. Covid-19 is real, masks actually help protect those around you, and not wearing one is no great demonstration of liberty but rather a perfect embodiment of me-first ideology. ...
by Rufus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 47
Views: 3029

Re: Face masks

Bryan, I'm with you, but sticking it to the evil big government seems preferable to concern for others in me-first America. Covid-19 is real, masks actually help protect those around you, and not wearing one is no great demonstration of liberty but rather a perfect embodiment of me-first ideology. ...
by Rufus
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Peaky Blinders
Replies: 13
Views: 4042

Re: Peaky Blinders

drmoss_ca wrote: Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:44 am And tomorrow, Netflix gives us Season 3 of The Crown!

C.
Please, please no more: it’s getting like Downton Abbey, which goes on and on, ad nauseam; enough is as good as a feast. :mrgreen:
by Rufus
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A Hairy Situation!
Replies: 27
Views: 2371

Re: A Hairy Situation!

drmoss_ca wrote: Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:14 am I picked a very different Shavemac today - the 22368. I love the long handle in the sexy art deco shape. The knot is a bit soft for me these days, but I'm happy to use it for old times' sake; it can stay on the shelf.
I love that brush. Too bad Bernd doesn’t make it anymore.
by Rufus
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A Hairy Situation!
Replies: 27
Views: 2371

Re: A Hairy Situation!

Actually sounds like a socially useful fate for bores! I went straight to the Beaufort, given it had not been used and I didn't remember ever buying it. Like any pure brush, it manages to have very prickly tips and no body in the shafts of the hair. Neither comfortable, nor effective, which is not ...
by Rufus
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Wet Shaving and the Internet
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Wet Shaving and the Internet

=D>
by Rufus
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Broke my Moss Scuttle
Replies: 12
Views: 1020

Re: Broke my Moss Scuttle

Sara confirmed that my new scuttle was mailed yesterday. =D>