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by Rufus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Return of the VLB?
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Return of the VLB?

Chris, it’s a good forum. I’m surprised it didn’t come to your attention before. Your name in connection with the VLB has been mentioned there a couple of times.
by Rufus
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Soccer/Futbol
Replies: 26
Views: 4211

Re: Soccer/Futbol

I watched the Futbol in Ireland and Australia. I like theirs better than our Football. It won't get a chance in America because there is too much action! Not enough time to sell products. Theirs Isn't loaded with penalties, injuries, and time outs. Every time the opposing football team gets momentu...
by Rufus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Hypothetically, what would happen if I click on "delete all board cookies"?
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: Hypothetically, what would happen if I click on "delete all board cookies"?

The stupid thing about the Globe and Mail is that I tried quite hard to get a subscription to the physical paper, but they didn't deliver it in rural Nova Scotia, and now for the last year, they don't print a copy for sale in the whole of eastern Canada at all. Once they stopped, our other 'nationa...
by Rufus
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Dopp Kit/Toiletry Bag
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Dopp Kit/Toiletry Bag

If you want a nearly indestructible toiletries bag look at the two Red Oxx makes: the Nomad Shave Kit and the Tri-fold Shave Kit. I have the Tri-fold and it’s a real beast in terms of its construction and materials used, including the zippers. I think I’ll be able to bequeath my Tri-fold to my son a...
by Rufus
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Simpler still
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: Simpler still

Clive, what is dry lather shaving? For me, I prefer a Mach3 or Sensor cartridge razor over a DE or SE razor, shaving cream over shaving soap, face lathering over bowl lathering, and badger and boar over synthetic and horse. I never saw the point in making mounds of lather either; seems a waste of ti...
by Rufus
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Elections
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Elections

churchilllafemme wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:35 pm
You may not agree - perhaps you are very invested in some of the outcomes and pay close attention to the daily skirmishes - but I am sooo tired of the campaigning and will be extremely relieved when these midterm elections are history.
But, let the games begin for 2020. ](*,)
by Rufus
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Coffee

I love coffee, but I’m lazy, therefore I buy my beans (Komodo Dragon) from Starbucks and make my coffee in an Italian Mocha pot.
by Rufus
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: T-Cells & Cancer
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: T-Cells & Cancer

Absolutely fascinating, both about the research and the man behind the research. Having been through the “cut, burn & poison” routine nine years ago, it is very uplifting to learn that there is a more effective and less intrusive treatment in the offing. What also struck me is that Allison is a true...
by Rufus
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What's for supper?
Replies: 225
Views: 35272

Re: What's for supper?

To-night it’ll be homemade (by me) salmon cakes and salad.
by Rufus
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Brush of the day
Replies: 868
Views: 42519

Re: Brush of the day

Simpson QE II Jubilee Manchuria.
by Rufus
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1117
Views: 115777

Re: What are you reading?

“Right Here, Right Now” by Stephen Harper.
by Rufus
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tiger making a comeback
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Tiger making a comeback

A complete, unadulterated flame out. Europe more than won, they trounced America.
by Rufus
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

It is now reported that 6 tornadoes touched down in fact!
by Rufus
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: The state of the current English Shaving soaps
Replies: 25
Views: 2704

Re: The state of the current English Shaving soaps

For the first time in my +50 years of shaving I bought a tub of T&H shaving cream last week; it’s the 1805 flavour. I haven’t used it yet, but I have high expectations of it given its premium price relative to my life long go-to shaving cream, TOBS. Another cream I haven’t tried is Castle Forbes. At...
by Rufus
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

Wendell, you’re very fortunate. From the news it looks pretty devastating. I just realised that the second tornado went through Arlington Woods, which is where we lived before moving to Hog Town. From the satellite imagery I’ve seen, it looks as though our old house was not damaged. I lived in Houst...
by Rufus
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tiger making a comeback
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Tiger making a comeback

Yes he has , but I think it’s time the focus was on other talented players.
by Rufus
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Tornadoes in Canada's National Capital Region

Glad to hear that all is well with you and your family, Wendell. Must be a very frightening to experience a tornado. Do you have power? Our friends are in Ottawa this weekend for the Army Run; fortunately they were out of the tornados’ path, but they are in darkness.
by Rufus
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Day travel bag
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: Day travel bag

I use a few options depending what I need to be doing. LLBean small adventure duffel (we actually have one each in medium and large as well) - great for when you need to add stuff to your bag as you roam around the market, town, etc. Custom made 16" british school satchel in leather from Zatchels U...
by Rufus
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Libraries
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Re: Libraries

I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t been to my local library for a very long time. I don’t read as many books as OP does, just one a month (usually history or biography), so I buy the book I want to read; it’s not an e-book, however. Ironically, my wife’s first job was as a librarian for the Hampshire...
by Rufus
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Probably not the healthiest, but good
Replies: 9
Views: 1235

Re: Probably not the healthiest, but good

At boarding school there’d be a jug of custard on each dining table at dinner time. One could only guess when it was made, but by the thickness of the skin on the top it wasn’t fresh. I don’t mind custard,but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it. My wife has a tin of Birds Custard Powder on hand at...