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by Rufus
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

Murray, I'll try to explain why it's so insulting to many of us. It's because it portrays all men as stereotypical a-holes. It portrays behavior that most men abhor, but it blames each and every one of us. Then it shows 2 children rough housing on the lawn, both are laughing, and one of the men bre...
by Rufus
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Gillette Scores an own goal
Replies: 13
Views: 214

Re: Gillette Scores an own goal

Ye gods and little fishes; what will be next? Fortunately I have only 3 Mach3 cartridges left, so I’ll be able to switch brands soon enough if P&G/ Gillette doesn’t recant or I have a gene transplant. Unfortunately the ad is attracting a lot of attention, which is exactly what it wants.
by Rufus
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Acquisitions thread
Replies: 142
Views: 33808

Re: Acquisitions thread

Very nice indeed. I have a small Moss Scuttle and wouldn’t be without it.
by Rufus
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Review - AP Shave Co Brushes

I’ve tried several synthetic brushes (Muhle, Muhle V2, Kent, Simpson and AP) and so far the AP Synbad is the best. As with the other synthetics I’ve tried, it has very soft tips, which caress your face, but what differentiates it is the medium backbone and the ease with which it splays. Since I lath...
by Rufus
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: Mince Pies etc

OK, I'm going to retaliate with foods in Yiddish. Have you ever had kreplach? Knishes are more likely, I suppose. I’ve had both, but I didn’t know I was eating a kreplach in the first instance. Many, many years ago I spent 2 months in the Montreal Jewish General Hospital where I got a good introduc...
by Rufus
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: Mince Pies etc

Here are a few more obscure ones: Eton Mess, Fly Pie, Bedfordshire Clanger and Eve’s Pudding.
by Rufus
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: Mince Pies etc

I already found out about Spotted Dick years ago, but Dead Baby? What else is there that I don't know about? I’ve always thought Dead Baby pudding to be a basic Christmas Plum pudding. Have you heard of Dead Man’s Arm pudding or Dead Man’s Leg pudding? These are other names for Jam Roly-Poly pudding.
by Rufus
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My Quest for working car traction mats may finally be over
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: My Quest for working car traction mats may finally be over

All Weather tyres perform better in winter than All Season tyres, but not as well as Winter tyres. Looking at average stopping distances at 80 km per h/50 miles per h, a Winter tyre stops 100-feet shorter than an All Season tyre and 65-feet shorter than an All Weather tyre on icey roads. In temperat...
by Rufus
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My Quest for working car traction mats may finally be over
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: My Quest for working car traction mats may finally be over

For ice and snow I’ve used kitty litter and pieces of carpet. They work, but I don’t know how they’d perform in mud.
by Rufus
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Package incoming from Pakistan
Replies: 18
Views: 409

Re: Package incoming from Pakistan

Yup, sounds like phishing to me.
by Rufus
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: Mince Pies etc

We have a friend from Newfoundland who makes a traditional Christmas pudding for us every year; it’s absolutely delicious. She also makes figgy duff, plum pudding, spotted dick and peas pudding from time-to-time; I love them all along with boiled salt meat and cabbage.
by Rufus
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1122
Views: 117703

Re: What are you reading?

‘The Wicked Wit of England’ by Geoff Tibballs.
by Rufus
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Return of the VLB?
Replies: 5
Views: 740

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: 4502

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: 1296

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: 9
Views: 454

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: 752

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: 597

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: 460

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: 527

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...