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by Pauldog
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Phoenix Starling SE Razor
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: WTB: Phoenix Starling SE Razor

By the time I checked it out a day or two later, the razor was sold out again.
by Pauldog
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My Quest for working car traction mats may finally be over
Replies: 15
Views: 371

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

The big winter test for me of any tire is whether it will get me up a somewhat steep driveway without momentum. Sometimes I have to back the car out into the street to build up a little more steam to make it, with tires that are more or less average sporty all-seasons made more for speed than snow t...
by Pauldog
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Phoenix Starling SE Razor
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: WTB: Phoenix Starling SE Razor

Phoenix just got the Stariling back in stock, in case anyone else is looking for one. I might even get one.
by Pauldog
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: One of many favorite songs from the past
Replies: 36
Views: 5810

Re: One of many favorite songs from the past

brothers wrote:
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:32 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgrYrEvh4FE

Slim Harpo - 1961 - Do you have the guts to listen to it all the way through just one time? I love it!

OK, now check out Sun House, followed by Howlin' Wolf.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdgrQoZHnNY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C4PsXoFslM
by Pauldog
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My Quest for working car traction mats may finally be over
Replies: 15
Views: 371

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

The mats came in the mail on Thursday, so I took a close look at the construction. The round metal things that look like grommets are actually washers to keep one side of the metal rivets in place. There are no grommets; the rivet shafts are touching the mat material with almost no clearance. The ma...
by Pauldog
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Helpful suggestions:
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Helpful suggestions:

Also live-stream your life as it happens, putting different parts on different special interest websites. The part where you're sleeping, for instance, might make a positive contribution to a help-me-get-to-sleep website. Then monetize the living daylights out of the whole thing, and get an IPO goin...
by Pauldog
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 803

Re: Mince Pies etc

Rufus wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:10 am
my roommate suggested I order from the kosher menu if I wanted decent food.

That's supposed to work on airplanes, too.
by Pauldog
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 803

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.
by Pauldog
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My Quest for working car traction mats may finally be over
Replies: 15
Views: 371

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

Almost all the all-weather tires I mentioned have that mountain/snowflake symbol. I've gotten by with decent all-seasons (and traction mats) for decades, so I figure that switching to all-weather tires will be a good-enough improvement, and I won't need to deal with two sets of tires. By the way, I'...
by Pauldog
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Spam?
Replies: 36
Views: 4249

Re: Spam?

This reminds me of the time years ago when I gave a jar of homemade hummus to an Italian co-worker of my then-wife's, to reciprocate the marinated mushrooms he had given us. He had never had it before, and asked me if it was made from liver. I'm not a vegetarian, but I like eating non-meat dishes wh...
by Pauldog
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Russian Tea Cookies
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Russian Tea Cookies

You can make powdered sugar by putting regular sugar in a blender.

I love getting tea cakes (and whatever else they're serving) at the Russian Tea House in St. Paul.
by Pauldog
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Mince Pies etc
Replies: 19
Views: 803

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?
by Pauldog
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My Quest for working car traction mats may finally be over
Replies: 15
Views: 371

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

If you ever do need to make anything like that in the future, a piece of spent rubber belt After reading a bit of the patent document, I think the Centipedes use nylon-reinforced neoprene. My original ones showed little sign of wear after several uses, unlike my prototype. :) The metal parts were u...
by Pauldog
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My Quest for working car traction mats may finally be over
Replies: 15
Views: 371

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

Does ABS make any difference for these wreckless skidders? There's a new kind of tire called All-Weather, an improvement over the familiar All-Season. They're almost as good in the winter as regular snow tires, and about as good as regular tires the rest of the year. I know of the Goodyear Assurance...
by Pauldog
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Occam's Razor
Replies: 22
Views: 752

Re: Occam's Razor

$32? Let's see... I'll assume I have the permanent hardware already - razor, brush, mug, and no need to get pre-shave oil or more after-shave or special prescription (or OTC) skin care products. And no B.A.D. or R.A.D., which is a BIG assumption. :) $10-20 for soap? $10-20 for blades? If you go thro...
by Pauldog
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: My Quest for working car traction mats may finally be over
Replies: 15
Views: 371

My Quest for working car traction mats may finally be over

I just bought this ancient device on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/253963844796 Why did I buy that one? you ask. Because I once found the same thing years ago, on clearance, gathering dust in a hardware store. I had never heard of traction mats before, but once I saw them, they seemed like a good i...
by Pauldog
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Package incoming from Pakistan
Replies: 18
Views: 419

Re: Package incoming from Pakistan

I supose the seller didn't realize that Hawaii is part of the USA? Or maybe there's a FedEx surcharge for shipping there. In any case, with the speed of delivery, it's possible that shipping cost more than the value of the package. You daughter ordered the item from a place in Pakistan? I've ordered...
by Pauldog
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: WTB: Phoenix Starling SE Razor
Replies: 2
Views: 147

WTB: Phoenix Starling SE Razor

I know a fellow oddball razor merchant who is looking for a Phoenix Starling. They're out of stock, and I don't know if they're planning to make more.
by Pauldog
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Feather DER-A Adjustable Razor
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Feather DER-A Adjustable Razor

I didn't realize that Connaught wouldn't be able to ship it to the USA. I haven't looked into how else to get it. I'd check eBay or Amazon first, or other shaving forums.
by Pauldog
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: iKon Custom Made Safety Razors
Replies: 17
Views: 7625

Re: iKon Custom Made Safety Razors

What are you talking about? Shaving never stops...