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by John Rose
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD December 9 - December 16
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: SOTD December 9 - December 16

Dec 10 SOTN razor - Schick E3 Injector blade - Schick (7) soap - Williams Mug brush - APShaveCo 24 mm SynBad post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Pinaud Clubman For some reason, this shave seemed a lot less rough that previous ones on this blade. A 2½ pass BBS,...
by John Rose
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Shopping
Topic: How to write a perfect essay
Replies: 10
Views: 2157

Re: How to write a perfect essay

I know that students are now very difficult to study. Indeed, because they keep moving around. Best to shoot them with a tranquilizer dart first, then you can weigh and measure them. Also fit them with a GPS tracking collar before you release them back into campus life, so you can study their movem...
by John Rose
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 2 - December 8, 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: SOTD: December 2 - December 8, 2019

SOTN Dec. 8 razor - British Aristocrat Junior blade - QShave Titanium (16) soap - TOBS Mr Taylors brush - Omega 10086 Travel Brush - my favourite boar, even though it's tiny. post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - vintage Stetson AS balm I'm gonna have to order ...
by John Rose
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?

Does this help? https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/height-of-land Height of land, a region of high ground that may act as a watershed. Heights of land were important in the historic fur trade for their influence on the determination of routes and portages, and they have affected many tra...
by John Rose
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?

ShadowsDad wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:06 pm
There's one of those lines seen on this map below, but it's unmarked.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Heigh ... 70.7105827
Zoom in a bit and "Appalachian Trail" appears.
by John Rose
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?

Here's another line that is not connected, yet it also runs from north of Lake Athabasca (elevation 213 m), meanders around through Saskatchewan, and ends up in the vicinity of Edmonton, Alberta (elevation 645 m). . height of land_0483.JPG . These lines sometimes pass across rivers and lakes, so the...
by John Rose
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?

This one runs from north of Lake Athabasca to Naujaat (formerly Repulse Bay), which is at sea level.
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by John Rose
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Any cartographers? What's "Height of Land"?

My fave cafe has a 1950 map of Canada hanging in the bathroom, complete with ads in the corners promoting Neilson's chocolate bars. In several places, it has dotted lines labeled "Height of Land". I have no idea what that means. It is not a topographic line. height of land_0481.JPG (more pix to foll...
by John Rose
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 2 - December 8, 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: SOTD: December 2 - December 8, 2019

drmoss_ca wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:26 am
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by John Rose
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD: December 2 - December 8, 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: SOTD: December 2 - December 8, 2019

SOTN Dec 7

razor - RazoRock Hawk
blade - KAI Captain Titan Mild (2)
soap - Saponificio Varesino Stella Alpina
brush - Stirling 2-Band Synthetic
post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse
AS - Reuzel
music - none, tonight. SWMBO went to bed early.
by John Rose
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Barbershop professional shaving bar
Replies: 12
Views: 1381

Re: Barbershop professional shaving bar

I remember the brush from more than 20 years ago, mainly for the fact that the paint that covered the wooden handle soon started to flake off. It was replaced under warranty, but the replacement was no better than the first one, which taught me to be wary of painted wooden handles. Mine was already...
by John Rose
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Friday's shave
Replies: 51
Views: 4420

Re: Friday's shave

SOTD Friday, December 6, 2019 sotd-dec-6-2019_0486.JPG . razor - Canadian Pre-War Fat-Handle Tech blade - QShave Titanium (15) soap - Williams Mug Old Spice mug lid - Duncan Hines creamy chocolate cake icing brush - vintage Barbershop handle with APShaveCo Tuxedo post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Nat...
by John Rose
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Your best concert experience
Replies: 20
Views: 1979

Re: Your best concert experience

... Best experience was a four nighter - the first Ring Cycle in Canada to mark the opening of the new opera house in Toronto. What an experience - to have ~16 hours of music, costumes, acting, sets, all spread over five days. You spend the days trying to make sense of the story and what it might m...
by John Rose
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Cooking & Recipes
Topic: Cosmic Crisp
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Cosmic Crisp

I gather that the Cosmic Crisp was named for the appearance of its skin.
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by John Rose
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How did Robin Hood shave?
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: How did Robin Hood shave?

I suspect that with Fairbanks and Flynn they wanted to evoke another 'stache & goatee-wearing scallywag, to make him look like a badass. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/98/12/47/981247a6aca5920b0157aa7ddf6e49c2.jpg The rest just followed suit. For more learned discourse about shaving in the Medieval ...
by John Rose
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath Soap Slivers
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Bath Soap Slivers

Soap Saver bags. Crocheted... https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4d/d9/b9/4dd9b90b3ee9d4ca2a2df8f6664dc112.jpg Or finer mesh: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51sYCMiVmsL._SY355_.jpg I have no doubt that you could easily sew some out of athletic mesh fabric. I'm thinking an old hockey je...
by John Rose
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Your best concert experience
Replies: 20
Views: 1979

Re: Your best concert experience

(Ooh, this is an old thread.) Supertramp's "Even in the Quietest Moment" tour, Halifax Forum, 1977-ish. I think they played some songs from "Crime of the Century" too. 1971(?) The Philip Glass Ensemble, at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, also in Halifax. Specifically, in the Anna Leonowens ...
by John Rose
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: shave powder
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: shave powder

FWIW, there was such a thing as Colgate "Rapid-Shave Powder", that was supposed to lather up for wet shaving.
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Completely different sort of product as the "Magic" variety, which is more of a depilatory.
by John Rose
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: ShutterBug Shaver
Topic: A Vagrant
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: A Vagrant

SWMBO would be over the moon to see a Cardinal in our back yard, being originally from Illinois and all.
Nice catch!
by John Rose
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2179
Views: 116502

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

Fendrihan's "Aloe Water", from a 5 g sample jar.
Texture is a bit softer than a Proraso croap.
Whatever scent it has is pretty faint, but it performed fairly well.