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by rustyblade
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Tossing out the President (not political)
Replies: 13
Views: 1298

And while you're at it get one and two dollar coins into circulation. I somehow got a yankee loonie when I was getting change.
by rustyblade
Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1158
Views: 130273

Just finished Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann.

Currently reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.
by rustyblade
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath/Shower Brush
Replies: 12
Views: 3520

It’s not a brush but it works for me: Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloth/Towel http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41v39SahmVL._SS500_.jpg http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41pZTi3A5aL._SS500_.jpg It gives your body a great scrubbing; makes you feel good all over! Mike I'm going...
by rustyblade
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:08 am
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath/Shower Brush
Replies: 12
Views: 3520

Squire wrote:I must be having better luck with them Richard, mine last for years.
Squire, I have an uncanny ability to make stainless metal rust and make wood rot. I think my water has something to do with it.
by rustyblade
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Skin Care & Hair Care
Topic: Bath/Shower Brush
Replies: 12
Views: 3520

Bath/Shower Brush

I've come to the conclusion that wooden, natural bristle bath brushes are not compatible with water. They crack within weeks and begin shedding bristles not long after. Can anyone recommend something...synthetic *shudders* that I might get a little more mileage out of?
by rustyblade
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 41921

Wendell, I have the Sony touch, last years model. It sports a touch screen and buttons. I can't stand dirt or fingerprints on the screen as they are too noticeable (it also has the pearl screen). Fingerprints on the iPad doesn't bother me as the bright lcd overpowers them (if that makes sense). The ...
by rustyblade
Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:22 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Thoughts on eBook readers
Replies: 431
Views: 41921

The Pearl e-Ink is much clearer and easier to read than the original e-ink -- and that was unbelievably impressive to begin with anyway. Swipe and touch means that my wife will no longer get annoyed at the constant clicking sound that the D-navigator button on my original used to make as the button...
by rustyblade
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Thater 2 Band
Replies: 104
Views: 15312

I've always wondered when preference would swing back to softer brushes instead of the elusive, heavily "doctored" stiff black shafts with milky-white bleached tips. I've been using a BK4 for a few months now. Hey Richard, your comment makes me curious. Are you saying that Rooney Heritage and other...
by rustyblade
Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Shaving Brushes
Topic: Thater 2 Band
Replies: 104
Views: 15312

I've always wondered when preference would swing back to softer brushes instead of the elusive, heavily "doctored" stiff black shafts with milky-white bleached tips. I've been using a BK4 for a few months now.
by rustyblade
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Cool day
Replies: 27
Views: 1992

RazoRock wrote:it was even 70 degrees today in Toronto! :)
I don't understand non-metric speak, call yourself Canadian? :lol:
by rustyblade
Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1158
Views: 130273

Reamde - Neal Stephenson
by rustyblade
Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: THE tea thread
Replies: 77
Views: 9614

One knock on the tea bag is that most companies use finings to fill them. Finings are the leftovers of the tea world. They have been evaluated over the years by Consumer Reports and found to be inferior in flavor to the loose tea versions of the same company. This came up some time ago and I don't ...
by rustyblade
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1158
Views: 130273

If On a Winter's Night A Traveller - Italo Calvino
by rustyblade
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Talk Me Out of This
Replies: 29
Views: 2936

I only use soft water.
by rustyblade
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:41 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Talk Me Out of This
Replies: 29
Views: 2936

fallingwickets wrote:i remember the fanfare and buzz that permeated smf when you bought that puck......the shower seems like such a shitty ending for it :lol: :lol: :lol:

clive
Clive, you got your wires crossed, I am using Yardley Sandalwood bath soap.
by rustyblade
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Talk Me Out of This
Replies: 29
Views: 2936

I think Chris has hit on the explanation. Minerals in the water gradually leach into the cake, hardening it even further. I experienced this hardening with my last cake of Taylor's Lavender. I tried to grate it, but it resisted the grater. It was as though it had been not triple milled, but five or...
by rustyblade
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Talk Me Out of This
Replies: 29
Views: 2936

fallingwickets wrote:Richard, not the *real* yardley I hope????

clive
Clive, there is only one real Yardley soap. Come on now.
by rustyblade
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: THE tea thread
Replies: 77
Views: 9614

bernards66 wrote: I've degenerated to Twinings Darjeeling tea bags. Kind of lame, I admit, but ordering tea bags just became too much of a hassle and that one Twinings offering isn't really too bad, so I get by.
Regards,
Gordon

Gordon, you should be given a medal. How do you make it through the day?
by rustyblade
Mon Sep 05, 2011 5:19 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: Talk Me Out of This
Replies: 29
Views: 2936

I was using my Taylor's lavender in the shower recently, up until it became really difficult to lather. It just seem to dry up and became really difficult to get suds out of. I had to chuck it and use Yardley Sandalwood instead.
by rustyblade
Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Stoopid Irene
Replies: 23
Views: 2373

(one for each of the above 2 posts) ditto on that All I have to say is if that you live near water, don't be surprised when you get wet. If you're a warm swampy panhandle type of state that juts into a warm body of water, well, you're just asking for it. NJ deserves it too (Jersey Shore, 'nuff said...