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by Bargepole
Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Daylight Saving Time ENDS on October 29th
Replies: 17
Views: 3091

I hate having to reset the 30+ clocks in my apartment. :shock: So hold on a moment, you're living in SAC HQ? I hate the whole damn business. For a bunch of farmers. Because the cows need to be milked. But the cows don't use watches . So what is it , then? (Over here, it's Scottish people pushing th...
by Bargepole
Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Selling & Trading
Topic: FS: Vision 2000 <SOLD>
Replies: 2
Views: 730

FS: Vision 2000 <SOLD>

Used a couple of dozen times by me - long enough to decide, regretfully, it's a beauty but not quite right for me.

Stripped, cleaned, sterilized, boxed with 10 Merkur blades. £30 shipped in UK, $60 shipped to US. Or make me an offer. Seems a pity to have it sitting there unused.
by Bargepole
Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Some Lessons from the Old Timer
Replies: 17
Views: 2280

Sam wrote:Yes, our grandmothers were telling us to use washrags before the advent of those poofs and scrubs. ?

Sam
Yup. Didn't have them, back in the day. Especially in the bath. Anyway, real men use wet-&-dry, coarse grit..
by Bargepole
Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:33 am
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD Oct 23-29 2006
Replies: 148
Views: 34880

rustyblade wrote: I may have to create a by-pass with a special hard-water spigot in the bathroom, but then the water would be cold. ;)
Small fission reactor under the bathroom basin and bypass the feedline through a heat-exchanger. Mrs Blade couldn't possibly object.
by Bargepole
Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:27 am
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Le blaireau Plisson est arrivé
Replies: 12
Views: 1818

Gatorade wrote:Oh I didn't mean it in a bad way. Just about how much went into the choice, and we all got an education on the way.
Shouldn't that be "credit downrating"? :shock:

Must... get... Plisson... black. Must... get... Plisson... black...
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Lost Pens
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Belfast... Belfast... Do you know... I think.... yes, I'm pretty sure... I lost an Aston Martin. DB7, I think, but I can't be sure. Around the same time I lost the Learjet 35 and Raquel Welch. Yup; it's all coming back to me now.
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Married Up
Replies: 39
Views: 4627

Speaking of marriages, upcoming marriages, single guys, and anyone in between, make sure you don't marry down, wayyyy down, like Stephen Hawking apparently did. This sad business is typical of abuse, and it goes both ways. We think it's men on women, but it's equally often the other way round. I wa...
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 27, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: SOTD - Shave of the Day
Topic: SOTD Oct 23-29 2006
Replies: 148
Views: 34880

Saturday: another early start in Blighty: 0230 over here. (Book publication day on Tuesday; working 18-hour days.) Penhaligon English Fern Plisson HMW #16 Slant Coral Trumper "Lazy Scalp" hair tonic (old bottle, still good.) Caron Tabac Blond (theoretically SWMBO's but she's asleep.) What I need is ...
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Mrs., Miss or Ms.?
Replies: 40
Views: 4403

Condolences, Sue. In England there's an added layer of either complexity or courtesy according to your attitude to these etiquette questions. A woman - let's call her Mary -- married to John Doe is, formally, Mrs John Doe. Should the misfortune befall them that Mr Doe dies, she is Mrs John Doe until...
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Safety Razors & Blades
Topic: Question about DE (per side usage)
Replies: 15
Views: 2360

The Splott Method, named after the district of Cardiff where I lived doing my postgrad stuff. (Yes, it exists. "I know: let's call it 'Splott'." The mind boggles.) It goes like this: Shave, shave, sha-- SPLOTT, ick [TWIST RAZOR 180°] shave, shave, shave, sh-- SPLOTT, ugh [RINSE RAZOR] shave, shave s...
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Le blaireau Plisson est arrivé
Replies: 12
Views: 1818

Gatorade wrote:Have you read any of Sam's threads about choosing a brush? :wink:
Oh God. Yes. Oh merciful heavens. [UNSCREWS FOUNTAIN PEN, BEGINS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY].

I only had seven brushen before I found this ACCURSED FORUM.
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: why are the high end creams better than plain old edge gel
Replies: 38
Views: 5366

I don't know much about carcinogenic. (Well, actually, I do know a bit, but I'm not getting into it here; it's all too controversial.) My short answer is: the brush. Not necessarily a whizzbang ultra-Himalayan lunar mutant werebadger; a Hawg will do nicely. But whipping up and brushing on seems to b...
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Coate's
Replies: 29
Views: 4580

It's still available in tubes in England. But no tubs. This "repackaging" thing has a faint whiff of BS to me; I mean, how long does it take to source some damn TUBS, for heaven's sake? No disrespect to Coates, but, guys, your customers weren't born yesterday.
by Bargepole
Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pool your 'Passes'
Replies: 16
Views: 1788

About 10 minutes on average. Two N-S One ear-chin One horizontal outside to middle (nose=middle. YFMV) One horizontal, middle to outside. Very seldom do the S-N. Doesn't seem to add that much. And if I do do it, it's more chin-to-ear than straight up. (YFMV: "Your Face May Vary", but I suppose most ...
by Bargepole
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Trumper fined for ivory handles
Replies: 47
Views: 8499

There will also be a substantial fine, I hope, levied by the moderators on the first person to make the "load of old balls" joke.
by Bargepole
Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Look what followed me home from the City
Replies: 11
Views: 1796

Magnum. Wow. Yom tov.

You're going to point that thing at us, thank G*d it's not loaded.

Okay: details, please.
by Bargepole
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Le blaireau Plisson est arrivé
Replies: 12
Views: 1818

Michael, FINALLY we get to see this bloody thing. Yep, looks like a HMW to me....unusually nice one, in fact. Enjoy! What are you saying, Gordon? Are you saying I've been boring on and on and on about this thing, and on and on? Are you? ARE YOU? Well I have. And I'm glad, do you hear me, glad, glad...
by Bargepole
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Aesthetics vs function
Replies: 34
Views: 5052

Interesting . . . now I've only had four Plisson brushes (snip) ... I'll let you know my opinion after twenty years of daily use and the brush is broken in a bit. So that'll be, er... four brushes at twenty years each... yup, eighty years in total. [MAKES NOTE TO COME BACK FROM THE DEAD IN 2086 TO ...
by Bargepole
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: What's the secret...
Replies: 13
Views: 2082

What's the secret...

... of why we like shaving brushes so much? A knot of hair, a handle. Not particularly complex. Yet we're fascinated by them, and love them, and some of us [PUTS INNOCENT LOOK ON "FACE"] have even been known to fall asleep clutching a favourite brush like a little kid with a transitional object. So ...
by Bargepole
Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Trumper fined for ivory handles
Replies: 47
Views: 8499

Trumper fined for ivory handles

Trumper were fined £10,000 this week for selling ivory-handled shaving brushes, which are made from 19th century ivory billiard-balls, because they didn’t have a licence; some twazzock from the International Fund for Animal Welfare said this will “serve as a warning”. To whom? About what? Save The B...