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by bleedingface
Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Smart Shoes
Replies: 28
Views: 5817

I'm basically screwed when it comes to shoes. Not many in size 15D off the rack. As such, my shoes also usually look like junk. I usually get my shoes at Oddball Shoes.
by bleedingface
Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: Thread marked as unread even when they are read.
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Sometimes my browser does this even with a page refresh. Usually I have to restart the browser to fix it.
by bleedingface
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Does DE shaving increase the coarsness of your hair?
Replies: 19
Views: 2303

I must admit that the manner of listing the ingredients is odd, as Richard has pointed to also, and have to concede that it is possible that the manufacturers are listing reactants that are no longer present in the final product. I've learned something :) That is a really strange standard by which ...
by bleedingface
Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Eliminating PMI
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

I'd just pay it down. Side benefit is if you do this probably have reduced the term of your mortgage by a good 5-10 years.. The amortization schedule on a 30 year loan is an incredible thing to behold.

Don't forget to thank the housing bubble.
by bleedingface
Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: ShaveMyFace University
Topic: How do you use your adjustable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2219

i Dial my Merkur Progress all the way down for two passes WTG and XTG, then dial it up to 4 for a super light touch ATG.
by bleedingface
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:15 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: The New SMF Ads - Has Anybody Found Anything Interesting?
Replies: 29
Views: 3617

At $100/yr operating costs, it would take a $2000 CD at 5% to generate an $100/yr coupon while retaining the principal. What I would do it make a small donation part of some of the SMF projects that occur here (brush, bag, etc.), generate $2000 with it, then put it in a trust fund of sorts to pay fo...
by bleedingface
Fri Dec 21, 2007 4:07 am
Forum: Shopping
Topic: The New SMF Ads - Has Anybody Found Anything Interesting?
Replies: 29
Views: 3617

Well, it's not quite that easy. I think that if you use AdBlock to block googlesyndication ads, it's an all-or-nothing approach. If someone can show me how to allow the googlesyndication ads on SMF, but not show them on all the other sites on the WWW, I'll gladly do it. I occasionally suspend the b...
by bleedingface
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hobbit movie w/ Peter Jackson a go!
Replies: 21
Views: 2710

I learned a long time ago to try to NOT compare films to the books on which they are based. If I do, then I almost always am disappointed. It is much easier to enjoy both a book and a film by treating them as completely separate entities. I can appreciate artistic license. I can appreciate that the...
by bleedingface
Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hobbit movie w/ Peter Jackson a go!
Replies: 21
Views: 2710

I think The Children of Húrin would make a fine movie as well. Maybe in the end they can live Happily Ever After :) I will concede to movies 1 and 2 falling into the potentially epic category. I really liked them. I can completely understand leaving T. Bombadil out of the movie. In composition clas...
by bleedingface
Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hobbit movie w/ Peter Jackson a go!
Replies: 21
Views: 2710

Its one thing to have an off day; quite another to completely mess up the denouement of the whole trilogy! How can one exclude--or worse-- pose as an alternate, avoided ending-- the Scouring Of The Shire chapter?? It is this chapter, more than any other chapter, that raised the LOTR story from fanta...
by bleedingface
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Hobbit movie w/ Peter Jackson a go!
Replies: 21
Views: 2710

Peter Jackson completely horked up Lord of the Rings. Sorry, but Return of the King officially did it for me and I don't really trust Jackson to "get" Tolkien any more...
by bleedingface
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Credit Card with rewards or point system recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 1780

Gareth, Maybe I am misinformed, or it could be a difference between laws of the US vs. the UK, but I've been charged a surcharge for using my credit card in the past. It hasn't happened in a long time, though. I didn't mean to come off as criticizing your own financial choices; I hope I didn't come ...
by bleedingface
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Credit Card with rewards or point system recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 1780

I actually do not put much importance on reward plans. I chose my card based on trust and the low interest rate they gave me, with no catch. It also happens they have a points system which gives me a little something in return. AMEX Platinum looked interesting if one used all the features of it, but...
by bleedingface
Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Pet peeves at a restaraunt
Replies: 90
Views: 12373

I used to like Outback but they've been jacking the prices of their steaks up to ridiculous territory...
by bleedingface
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Adjustable vs. Nonadjustable
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

I would get an adjustable if I was doing it over. The trick is finding a good one. Barring that, I had good luck with the Gillette Tech as a non-adjustable option. Not aggressive, but more so than the Weishi, which is under-aggressive for most people.. The HD can be a little too aggressive for some....
by bleedingface
Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Handguns
Replies: 84
Views: 9466

Not an op, but I agree; we've had a lot of thread lock lately and this is probably unnecessary among gentlemen. We all have issues to which we are intractable-- some more than others, maybe. For my part, I just think gun control debates are usually misdirected, and I have a pet peeve about the argum...
by bleedingface
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Handgun thread, without the political BS
Replies: 44
Views: 5296

One can get a semi automatic shotgun.
by bleedingface
Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Pet peeves at a restaraunt
Replies: 90
Views: 12373

Minor: I don't like when the waitstaff can't pronounce the items on the menu.

Major: I don't like how the cups of soup are tiny and the bowls of soup are so huge!
by bleedingface
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Handguns
Replies: 84
Views: 9466

I can't resist to provide more context... After another round, I might be inclined to agree to disagree. One of Bow's quotes is from the Federalist Papers. The text surrounding the quotes provides adequate historical and philosophical context. "The only refuge left for those who prophesy the downfal...
by bleedingface
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Handguns
Replies: 84
Views: 9466

I've always considered the second amendment debate targeted incorrectly in most cases. The point is, as I think can be inferred from some of the quotes above, that there remains martial power in the people to stand up against a foreign force or their own government. So yes, guns that are used to kil...