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by Gene
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Kirk Douglas
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: RIP Kirk Douglas

Sam wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:03 pm
Gene, I would love to more about item 1.
Sam:
https://people.com/movies/how-kirk-doug ... blacklist/
by Gene
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Kirk Douglas
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: RIP Kirk Douglas

I heard two things on the radio today about Mr. Douglas:

1) He was instrumental in helping break up Hollywood's "Blacklist" era
2) Survived by his wife of 65 years!

Rest easy Mr. Douglas.
by Gene
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Kirks Castille, Yardley and Mitchell's Wool Fat
Replies: 11
Views: 1396

Re: Kirks Castille, Yardley and Mitchell's Wool Fat

Sam - I tried Kirks a few years ago, and liked it. In a thread way back then someone on our forum said that the amount of coconut in the soap made it too drying, and didn't recommend it for face use. I also bought Mitchell's and used it in the shower. I really liked it. In the shower it won't last a...
by Gene
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1197
Views: 140519

Re: What are you reading?

After my annual year-end read of Rosamunde Pilcher's Winter Soltice, I determined to read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings again. We have limited hard-copy versions of both and they are a joy to hold in your hands to read together with beautiful artwork and original line drawings by JRRT. The H...
by Gene
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Lather While Traveling
Replies: 10
Views: 1024

Re: Lather While Traveling

When I got back into wet shaving, and really started paying attention to the water at hotels, I came to the conclusion that most hotels had hard water ... some more than others. I was always more prone to irritation and weepers when on the road than at home.
by Gene
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: "new" Arko sticks, new order in ingredients

This is odd, or it's too early in the morning, but...

I followed the link you included - see 12 sticks for $14. One of the images is the ingredient list, which clearly shows Stearic Acid as the number 2 ingredient.

Reformulations make me sad.
by Gene
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: My Purchase of the Decade
Replies: 14
Views: 1156

Re: My Purchase of the Decade

brothers wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:28 pm
Clive, mine has to be the General V2 razor from Colonial.
I have to agree with this, although mine is the black aluminum model. I just love it!

Running low on Feather blades - am thinking about trying the Schick version to see how it fares. The Kai's were not so good for me.
by Gene
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Shishito Peppers
Replies: 5
Views: 1045

Re: Shishito Peppers

Popular here in Austin, too. I never found any heat in one I ate, though. But I like them.
by Gene
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What bath soap are you using right now?
Replies: 548
Views: 116894

Re: What bath soap are you using right now?

I get them at my local grocery store - dirt cheap and like $1.50 for 3 bars. Down on the bottom shelf - got to look for them, though.
by Gene
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?
Replies: 14
Views: 6155

Re: What Bath soap/Body Wah do you use?

Vinolia - like they had on the Titanic? I remember that Gordon loved that soap, but thought it had passed into retirement, or reformulation, a while back? I found Palmolive soap at our local grocery store. Wondering if it might have the same scent as their shave stick (it doesn't) I bought some --- ...
by Gene
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Cobra Conversion
Replies: 16
Views: 2644

Re: Cobra Conversion

Yes, the General is a great shaver.

They have been discussed here before - I have the black aluminum version - and I love it.
by Gene
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 4146

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

I have had an American version of bangers and mash - that's pretty goo.

Heard about bubbles and squeak - don't know that that is, though.

I am sure most are good.
by Gene
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 4146

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

Not sure about the pudding, but the rest sounds delicious.

The Brits - funny food over there:

Black pudding
Spotted dick
Dover sole (Yes, I know it's a fish - but every novel I think I have ever read about England includes at least one reference to them.)

???
by Gene
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?
Replies: 21
Views: 4146

Re: What is the best meal you've had at a restaurant?

I have a friend out in California - a Brit by birth - who tells me that every time he goes to England the very first thing he does on landing is head to a local place for a "proper English breakfast". Beans and a better bacon are involved, but I don't remember more than that. For me - that's a toss-...
by Gene
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: History of Witch Hazel
Replies: 6
Views: 4854

Re: History of Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel - I was going to start a thread about this myself. Many long-time posters here at SMF will remember the threads about witch hazel - some of the newer folks might not. At one time we discussed it quite a bit. I was shopping at our local grocery store last month - and they had a large end ...
by Gene
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush
Replies: 13
Views: 1871

Re: A tribute to the 2006 SMF brush

Dr, Moss - You have a PM
by Gene
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: SOLD: Vintage Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades - Reduced Again
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: Vintage Wilkinson 'Light Brigade' DE Razor Blades

But health issues mean that I only have 8-10 more years of wet shaving, so I need to decrease my stock somewhat. A sad message embedded there - sorry to read this. I hate that our members are going through anything.I think I bought a few LB's from you a year or so ago - they are nice blades, no dou...
by Gene
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ghosts are REAL!
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: Ghosts are REAL!

Welcome back, Greg! Missed your charm and wit!
by Gene
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Anyone know what happened to Squire?
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: Anyone know what happened to Squire?

There are some great names in that thread, Gary - thanks for sharing it.
by Gene
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone ordered Connaught Shaving and Shaving.ie lately?.
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

Re: Has anyone ordered Connaught Shaving and Shaving.ie lately?.

My few dealings with Connaught have gone perfectly.