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by Gene
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Asian Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 949

Re: Asian Movies

Not sure if I could watch them all - but I truly enjoyed Seven Samurai.
by Gene
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 42
Views: 1259

Re: Guns

The orange pair they gave us at the range, in one year, it did not stay in. The free ones at our local range are too firm - they don't fit me well, prone to falling out, too. The link DR. Moss provided is for some nice ones, and the "roll/squeeze" works great with them. Also - +1 on the electronic ...
by Gene
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Sudoku anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Sudoku anyone?

I like working the puzzles a lot. I found a couple of apps - and I do the easy ones when I want to let my mind wander. The medium's and hard's require me to put little number in the boxes too much (if you do these you understand that). I find that often times what does NOT go in the box is as import...
by Gene
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 42
Views: 1259

Re: Guns

Sorry to hear about the issues, sorry about the loss. I have done a few Neighborhood Watch meetings with our local PD Chief. I found out what the ammo of choice was for our local PD - there is a school of thought that says using what they use can't be wrong. Here in Buda they use Federal HST, +P (th...
by Gene
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Guns
Replies: 42
Views: 1259

Re: Guns

Not as deep as Brian, but pretty immersed myself. Interested in the Shield EZ in 9. My Shield carry piece is nice, but that slide action is nice. Plus the grip has been redesigned, and it fits my had better. I also just bought a new piece - mainly because I have a ton of ammo I inherited from my dad...
by Gene
Wed May 06, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Fountain Pens
Replies: 40
Views: 6174

Re: Fountain Pens

Montblancs are beautiful works of art ...... like a vintage razor from you birth year when you are 50 or over. :D I like the looks of the Montblanc ... at the Atlanta airport in the "E" terminal there is a Montblanc store - ink and fountain pens galore. Quite pricey, though -- I always wondered if ...
by Gene
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 771
Views: 94888

Re: Joke of the Day

Talking bird joke... Man goes to the pet shop - asks for the most exotic pet in the shop. Attendant says: "This parrot speaks 5 languages." Man converses with the bird as a test - marvels at the skills - buys the bird and asks to have it delivered. Man gets home that evening - asks what's for dinner...
by Gene
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dovo/Merkur misfortune
Replies: 7
Views: 1193

Re: Dovo/Merkur misfortune

This is quite upsetting. The fallout from all this is going to be loss of life, coupled with the failure of companies and small business people everywhere. My wife and I are real estate agents here in Austin. Our last closing (read that as income) was in late February. Can't do open houses, very few...
by Gene
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: PIF time! - Paying it forward @ SMF
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: PIF time! - Paying it forward @ SMF

Gary ... I have been looking for a brush to use in the shower. It is time to consider retiring my old Tweezarman brush, and your looks really nice.

PM sent.
by Gene
Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: RIP Kirk Douglas
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

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: 1216

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: 2254

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: 1232
Views: 147457

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: 1951

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: 1674

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: 27
Views: 3162

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: 1694

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: 121539

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: 7064

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: 3521

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.