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by SupaDongzu
Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: London Shave Shop
Replies: 15
Views: 2670

F&M is convenient for weekend shopping, however, when the nearby shops are largely closed. I guess that's more of an issue for locals, though.
by SupaDongzu
Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Query on the name of a British food
Replies: 62
Views: 7463

Did you ever try the summer drink called a Dog's Nose? A glass of cold beer into which you pour a shot of gin. Has quite an impact. You can do the same thing with Sake into a glass of beer. They're called "Bombs". Coarser Russians have always spiked their beer with vodka. "Vodka without beer is lik...
by SupaDongzu
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Query on the name of a British food
Replies: 62
Views: 7463

MSG is found ...in yeast extracts like Vegemite (1.4%) and Marmite (2.0%). Marmite is pretty much MSG Spread Product. 0.02 doesn't equate to "pretty much", surely? It's not the hyperbolic 80% that I threw out for style and flair, but your 100ml jar of marmite has 2ml of pure MSG. For such a tiny ja...
by SupaDongzu
Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Addicted to Talc
Replies: 9
Views: 3056

The warnings given about talc were initiated when talc was being contaminated with asbestos way back when if I remember. As recently as 1999, many brands of talcum powder were known to contain lead. Even many listed as "baby powder" seemed to have contained the stuff. Judging from http://www.leadpr...
by SupaDongzu
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Query on the name of a British food
Replies: 62
Views: 7463

drmoss_ca wrote:Did you intend that to be rude, as it certainly sounds that way?
Intentions, as the man once said, are the booby prize. And if it's intentions that you want, then you are most likely a booby. Please close the booby hatch behind you.
by SupaDongzu
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Query on the name of a British food
Replies: 62
Views: 7463

You are right, it does contain MSG, but it is naturally occurring. I thought you meant it was added. The naturally occurring stuff is the most voluminous. I think marmite and parmesan cheese are the two worst offenders. The point is that when you buy a jar of MSG (not that I ever have) it's basical...
by SupaDongzu
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Query on the name of a British food
Replies: 62
Views: 7463

rustyblade wrote:I thought it was loaded with Vitamin B?
Lots of foods specialize in particular vitamins. That's the whole reason we need to balance our diets. It can have a megadose of vitamin B mixed in and still be 90% mad cow prions.
by SupaDongzu
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Query on the name of a British food
Replies: 62
Views: 7463

Libel. There is no MSG in Marmite. The stuff is mostly beer faeces (that's to say, yeast sh*t). Um, how do you think they make MSG? http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cookbook:MSG MSG is found naturally in seaweed, in fermented soy products such as miso and soy sauce (1.0%), and especially in yeast extra...
by SupaDongzu
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: anyone remember the game ZORK ???
Replies: 47
Views: 5862

Excllent! As a huge Infocom fan, I ended up writing and maintaining a portable interpreter that plays all of the old Infocom games (except for the two with graphics), mostly so I could play them on UNIX machines (it also worked on DOS, Windows, VMS, AmigaOS, BeOS, most UNIX platforms, and wherever ...
by SupaDongzu
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Query on the name of a British food
Replies: 62
Views: 7463

drmoss_ca wrote: I used to get my wife to bring back some Crabbies for me when she went to England to visit her parents.
Insert punchline here.

Rum and black is a girly drink, and marmite is something like 80% MSG. No amount of peppering your sentences with "dear boy" and "old bean" will change any of this.
by SupaDongzu
Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: shaving's best kept secret
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Oh, good grief! They're right near where I work. I must have walked by them today when I was getting lunch!
by SupaDongzu
Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Explain your SMF name
Replies: 124
Views: 23164

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by SupaDongzu
Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: shaving's best kept secret
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Ooh, Where is the London shop?
by SupaDongzu
Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Clippers
Replies: 29
Views: 5842

Thanks for the link, ichabod. I'm not particularly concerned about the closeness of the shave, but I'm more concerned with the ability to use the thing on myself. Too many clippers are made for a barber to use on his client, and the angles for solo use are too awkward. Still, that may be my product ...
by SupaDongzu
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Proper prep"
Replies: 25
Views: 3098

I shower, using hair conditioner on my stubble to soften it. Then I get out and put proraso pre-shave on because I've found it helps protect my skin no matter what cream I use. I also find that it makes the management of the shaved dross in the sink easier. that, and the chilling is fun.
by SupaDongzu
Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Clippers
Replies: 29
Views: 5842

You clearly had nothing to lose.
by SupaDongzu
Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Clippers
Replies: 29
Views: 5842

(giant thumb)
by SupaDongzu
Thu Jun 01, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Clippers
Replies: 29
Views: 5842

Timpac wrote:Shave the head. If you're cutting it that short with a clipper every two weeks, just shave it every day or every other day.
See, a man of African descent can shave his head and look like a normal, functioning member of society. A white guy like me just looks like a giant thumb.
by SupaDongzu
Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Clippers
Replies: 29
Views: 5842

Or you could get one of these www.shaveeverywhere.com Er, what is that? All I see is a site telling me to install flash. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000EG8HLE/102-0558782-2648169?v=glance&n=3760901 from that site: Not for use above the neck that rules that thing out, whatever it was.
by SupaDongzu
Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Clippers
Replies: 29
Views: 5842

rustyblade wrote:Or you could get one of these www.shaveeverywhere.com
Er, what is that? All I see is a site telling me to install flash.