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by John Rose
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1194
Views: 140200

Re: What are you reading?

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World , also by Haruki Murakami. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d1/Haruki_murakami_hardboiled_9780679743460.jpg At present I am reading Fahrenheit 451 since I'm teaching it to my sophomore students. Do you have it memorized yet? BTW - Kudos to ...
by John Rose
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Aftershave as hand sanitizer
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re: Aftershave as hand sanitizer

ShadowsDad wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:05 am
I've read that Lysol also works as does a 1:5 dilution of ordinary household bleach (sodium hypochlorite) but who wants to walk around the store reeking of bleach?
Anybody who wants everybody else to keep their distance. :whistle:
by John Rose
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Aftershave as hand sanitizer
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re: Aftershave as hand sanitizer

In response to the OP question, MSDS is your friend. See https://www.wbbarber.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Clubman-After-Shave-Lotion-SDS.pdf TLDR? for "Clubman After Shave Lotion" Composition of Hazardous materials Alcohol denat _________ 67.01% (%w/w) In this article https://www.cbc.ca/news/covi...
by John Rose
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 23 - March 29, 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: SOTD March 23 - March 29, 2020

Thursday SOTN razor - British Aristocrat Junior blade - Feather (12) soap - Mitchell's Wool Fat brush - Simpson Special 1 in BB post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Reuzel music - none MWF and Reuzel in the same night! \:D/ It doesn't get any better that that.
by John Rose
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Colognes & Aftershaves
Topic: Aftershave as hand sanitizer
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re: Aftershave as hand sanitizer

Seems like a timely topic to resurrect.
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by John Rose
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Shaving schedule

For the last 17 years before retirement about 1/3 of my shifts were night shifts, from 8 pm to 8 am, rotating every six weeks. My default day was sleeping 'til noon, and I've not gotten out of the habit.
by John Rose
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1194
Views: 140200

Re: What are you reading?

jww wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:57 pm
Haven't decided what I'll pick up next.
If you want to start into something long to kill time during the Current Difficulties, consider The Chronicles of Amber, by Roger Zelazny.
It's a collection of ten Spec Fic novels, covering two major story arcs, all in the same "universe".
by John Rose
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1194
Views: 140200

Re: What are you reading?

ten thumbs up on your perseverance :) I consider it a flaw of moral character to not finish what an author has persevered to write. I put one novel down in the middle ( Under the Dome ), and did not read anything in print for almost three years. See https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008...
by John Rose
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 16 - March 22, 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: SOTD March 16 - March 22, 2020

Friday SOTN razor - Edwin Jagger DE87 blade - Feather (9) soap - Saponificio Varesino Stella Alpina brush - APShaveCo 24 mm SynBad post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Floïd Vigoroso music - streaming CHMA Campus Radio - Just for the halibut I corked the blade ...
by John Rose
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1194
Views: 140200

Re: What are you reading?

John Rose wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:35 pm
Just started Pinball, 1973 by Haruki Murakami.
I'm about 3/4 through it. Still not sure what the actual story is. :-s
by John Rose
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shaving schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Shaving schedule

I'm retired. I always sleep 'til noon, and shave in the evenings.
No change there.
The only change in daily routine are the places that we do not go to (such as The Black Duck Café) because they are closed for the duration. :cry:
by John Rose
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: Shaving soap or cream of the day
Replies: 2188
Views: 123474

Re: Shaving soap or cream of the day

That Fendrihan "Aloe Water" - it's well on its way to becoming my favourite cream.
by John Rose
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Synthetic brush head
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Synthetic brush head

Sam wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:25 am
... Works fine so it is only aesthetic. ...
Sure.
At least it's sorta' even all over. I doubt I would have noticed it if I saw it on the shelf.
by John Rose
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Joke of the Day
Replies: 730
Views: 86408

Re: Joke of the Day

Fixed it for ya...
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by John Rose
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 9 - March 15, 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: SOTD March 9 - March 15, 2020

Tuesday SOTN razor - QShave Futur clone, set to 3/6 (instead of my usual 4 or 5) blade - Feather (3) soap - Saponificio Varesino Stella Alpina brush - APShaveCo 24 mm SynBad post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Floïd Vigoroso music - streaming CHMA Campus Radio...
by John Rose
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Synthetic brush head
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Synthetic brush head

Sam wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:09 am
Does anyone notice that their synthetic brush head does not go all the way back to tightly packed? Sometimes if it’s still soapy it will do it but I have used regular bar soap to try to clean it and this is how it looks
Here's a thought - Is there any chance the knot was put in boiling water?
by John Rose
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Synthetic brush head
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Synthetic brush head

Do you mash the brush in use? I do that (sometimes) when loading it from a hard soap, but only the synthetics. After I'm done shaving I rinse them well under running warm water, and then do paintbrush swipes on a dry towel to partially dry them. Right away they look new, even before they're really ...
by John Rose
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:08 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Synthetic brush head
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Synthetic brush head

I don't quite understand the question. Are you talking about the fibers fanning out, or clumping, or what? All four of mine (APShaveCo Tuxedo, APShaveCo SynBad, Stirling 2-Band, The Body Shop) return to how they looked when they were new once they've dried out. Also a Kabuki makeup brush, which feel...
by John Rose
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: SOTD March 2 to 8, 2020

Saturday SOTN What a treat tonight's shave was. razor - Edwin Jagger DE87 blade - Feather (1) soap - Fendrihan "Aloe Water" brush - APShaveCo 24 mm SynBad post - warm water rinse, "Pure & Natural" Alum stick, cold water rinse AS - Mennen Skin Bracer music - streaming CHMA Campus Radio Since it was a...
by John Rose
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: got a new gold futur
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: got a new gold futur

... anyway, i bought a gold futur hoping it would be more forgiving. i was right. it is smoother than other futurs i've had but still leaves me a little raw ... Say what? I find it difficult to believe that the plating would make a discernible difference. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...