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by John Rose
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Face Masks - technical, non-political issues
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Face Masks - technical, non-political issues

I know of no antiviral activity from titanium dioxide. Many people are aware that some metals have a mild antibacterial property (copper, brass), but that anti- bacterial , not anti-viral. Ah. An important distinction. Good to know. A hypothesis has been floated in the NEJM that masks may assist us...
by John Rose
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Tabac
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: Tabac

I tried Tabac for the first time this summer, when I got a shapeless 20 g sample lump of it. I soon ordered some in the ceramic bowl, because I know I'll be buying refills for it. As far as the scent goes, it seems like an authentic "natural" scent to me. :-k Maybe it's actually carefully engineered...
by John Rose
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 158

Re: SOTD September 14 - September 20, 2020

SOTN Thursday . SOTD 2020 09 17 DSCF7340.JPG prep - shower with Caprina Fresh Goat’s Milk Original Formula bar soap razor - British Gillette Flare-Tip Rocket blade - Astra Superior Platinum (6) brush - Simpson Special 1 Best Badger soap - Tabac post - warm water rinse, DSA “Pure & Natural” alum, co...
by John Rose
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 380

Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

SOTN Friday SOTD 2020 09 11_DSCF7332.JPG prep - shower with Caprina Fresh Goat’s Milk Original Formula bar soap razor - Gillette '46 Aristocrat blade - Astra Superior Platinum (1) brush - Simpson Special 1 Best Badger soap - RazoRock For Chicago post - warm water rinse, DSA “Pure & Natural” alum, c...
by John Rose
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 788
Views: 100463

Re: Joke of the Day

GA Russell wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:46 pm I'm still looking for more British gags.
An oddly specific kink, but here ya go:
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I was hoping to find one with a Union Jack.
by John Rose
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Straight Razors
Topic: Argan Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Argan Oil

I've recently come into possession of a couple of RazoRock soaps ("For Chicago", "Don Donato", "Classic" and "Tobacco #1"), all which are new to me. All of them perform very well for me and I wondered what they might have in common. As it turns out, in the descriptions for those soaps on Italian Bar...
by John Rose
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 380

Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

Thursday SOTN Cheap date night SOTD 2020 09 10 DSCF7330.JPG prep - shower with Caprina Fresh Goat’s Milk Original Formula bar soap razor - QShave Adjustable Futur clone ($14?) blade - Shaverboy Super Stainless (20 - and done, so tonight's shave cost me all of 0.3975 cents in blades) brush - Fendrih...
by John Rose
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 380

Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

@jgreenepa - Well, that (the Ronson) is certainly interesting to see.
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Thanks.
by John Rose
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 380

Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

SOTN Wednesday, September 9 - "Looks like you're up next, Ms Ripley. Full head shave like last time?" - SOTD 2020 09 09_7323 .JPG prep - shower with Caprina Fresh Goat’s Milk Original Formula bar soap razor - RazoRock Old Type with RR Barber Pole handle blade - Shaverboy Super Stainless (19) brush ...
by John Rose
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 380

Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

jgreenepa wrote: Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:37 am RAZOR: CKBA Damascus 6/8 Koa Wood Scales (Mug), Ronson Safety Razor (Dome)
BLADE: Schick Twinjector (Dome)
That Ronson razor looks interesting. Is it a self-stropping head?
Got more pix?
by John Rose
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020
Replies: 34
Views: 380

Re: SOTD September 7 - September 13, 2020

SOTN Monday, Stardate -302314.6 Commander William T. Riker takes the "Badger Bucket Challenge". . SOTD 2020 09 07 B.JPG prep - shower / water / 43ºC, with Caprina Fresh Goat’s Milk Original Formula bar soap razor - Gillette Single-Ring Old blade - Shaverboy Super Stainless (17) brush - Simpson Spec...
by John Rose
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

SOTN Saturday . SOTN 2020 09 05_0807.JPG prep - shower with Avon "Black Suede" Hair & Body Wash razor - Gillette O2 Black-Handled SuperSpeed blade - Shaverboy Super Stainless (15) brush - Stirling 2-Band Synthetic soap - Stirling Noir post - warm water rinse, DSA “Pure & Natural” alum, cold water r...
by John Rose
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons
Replies: 15
Views: 917

Re: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons

I'm still lost about what a washer is? My guess is that it is some ring like thing we put in screw joints? Yup. They are made in many different sizes, thicknesses and materials. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2f/Washers.agr.jpg/220px-Washers.agr.jpg I never even clean my raz...
by John Rose
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons
Replies: 15
Views: 917

Re: Placement of nylon washers for cosmetic reasons

There is the Japanese notion of wabi-sabi . In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.[2] The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete".[3] It is a concept deri...
by John Rose
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 69
Views: 10996

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

Just finished Jojo Rabbit.
It was great.
I thought that 11-year old Roman Griffin Davis who played Jojo was amazing. He nailed it. It reminded me of watching Dakota Fanning in War of the Worlds.
by John Rose
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 328

Re: SOTD August 31 - September 6, 2020

A ’crathadh Dihaoine - Sept. 4 . SOTD 2020 09 04_0805.jpg prep - shower with Caprina Fresh Goat’s Milk Original Formula bar soap razor - Edwin Jagger DE87 blade - Shaverboy Super Stainless (14) brush - Simpson Wee Scot ("Och, I could mak hundreds of sporran tassels wi' it") soap - Stirling "Scots P...
by John Rose
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 69
Views: 10996

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

Not a TV show, but a strong recommendation for those who can tolerate humour, satire, and catharsis. Go find a showing or buy a copy of Jojo Rabbit . I've got it bookmarked in Crave On Demand for future viewing. Glad to hear a positive opinion about it. Again on the topic of subtitles, for Japanese...
by John Rose
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???
Replies: 69
Views: 10996

Re: Shows I'm anticipating - new seasons coming soon???

I highly recommend the German sci-fi show "Dark" on Netflix! The show begins with the disappearance of a child in the small German town Winden, the disappearance of the child is quickly revealed to be linked to a "time travel portal" under the town's nuclear powerplant. It's an absolutely brilliant...
by John Rose
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath Soap Slivers
Replies: 17
Views: 2288

Re: Bath Soap Slivers

In our house the sliver is used until it's malleable when wet and slapped on the next cake of soap. That's what I do. I have noticed that once I get down to about 10% of a bar the performance drops off noticeably - less scent and less density in the lather. I don’t know if this is all due to less a...
by John Rose
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Who's your favorite writer?
Replies: 11
Views: 207

Re: Who's your favorite writer?

Ray Bradbury (what a poet, knows how to set a mood) John Brunner (vastly under-rated, IMO) Douglas Coupland William Gibson O. Henry (short stories) Stephen King Larry Niven (earlier work, for hard SF) Thomas Pynchon (when I feel like punishing myself) John Steinbeck J.R.R. Tolkien Harry Turtledove T...