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by rustyblade
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: MIA
Replies: 30
Views: 3767

Re: MIA

... Have you tried the game Hive? It's an excellent 2 player strategy game. Most people seem to enjoy it and the strategy is very deep, yet easy to learn. Best of all it can be played anywhere, even in the rain! Reminds me of Kensington from the early 80s. I really liked it, but couldn't find anyon...
by rustyblade
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Ford Fusion hybrid
Replies: 16
Views: 1047

Re: Ford Fusion hybrid

Didn't Ford sell Land Rover and Aston Martin (and Volvo, Jaguar) several years ago now? There shouldn't be much cross over anymore.
by rustyblade
Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: MIA
Replies: 30
Views: 3767

Re: MIA

... That darn Carcassonne pulled me into the hobby and hasn't let go. Nice to have you check in Richard. We have missed you. My wife isn't near as big a fan as I am on that one. She likes Lost Cities which is fun, but not as fun, to me anyway, as Carcassonne. Of course Catan still is my favourite. ...
by rustyblade
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: MIA
Replies: 30
Views: 3767

Re: MIA

I still check in now and then. Hobbies come and go I suppose, but I still wetshave, although I suppose the desire to chat about it has diminished. I do miss the friendly atmosphere of this place though, I spend most of my free time these days playing/researching modern boardgames. That darn Carcasso...
by rustyblade
Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: This ones for Richard
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: This ones for Richard

I'm here! I check in from time to time. Not sure how I like this new forum layout, while the technological changes are nice, I don't like having the poster information on the right hand side.
by rustyblade
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: AOS Soaps/Valobra
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

I bought a load 5-6 years ago when rumour said it was being discontinued...and it never happened.
by rustyblade
Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Went for a test drive.
Replies: 100
Views: 6581

so I drove one with a six-speed manual. as an aside, i parked next to a mini yesterday and was horrified to see that it wasnt manual.....seriously!,they shouldnt sell a mini with automatic gears.....ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh clive If the vehicle is a daily driver and if you are in stop and go t...
by rustyblade
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Went for a test drive.
Replies: 100
Views: 6581

NPR had a regular piece called "Interviews from the Corner Office" or somesuch where the interviewee was the CEO of a company. One was an interview with Alan Mulally perhaps a year or two after he took over Ford. It was fascinating (could be available as a podcast from NPR ... dunno), the one thing...
by rustyblade
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Went for a test drive.
Replies: 100
Views: 6581

Sam wrote:Interesting Richard. Maybe I can get it on Kindle. Got some books that were easily transported to my Kindle, reading the Steve Jobs book now.
I read it on my Kindle. If you enjoyed Steve Jobs, you will enjoy the book on Alan Mulally.
by rustyblade
Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Went for a test drive.
Replies: 100
Views: 6581

Daytime running lights have long been the law here in Canada, as well as parts of Europe. Denmark, as an example, reported 7% reduction in accidents because vehicles are more visible to each other. But if you look hard enough, you can find evidence that suggests they don't make any difference at al...
by rustyblade
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:42 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: TOBS Grapefruit cream
Replies: 27
Views: 3912

I can take or leave most scents, but I must admit, I've got the itch to get this one.
by rustyblade
Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: They want our business
Replies: 20
Views: 3089

I gave up on deodorant several years ago, old spice being what i used. In any event, the allure of old spice is gone for me. I just realized that now when i read richards post. back in the day, the mere mention of old spice shaving soap would have sent me into a tizzy of anticipation. Right at this...
by rustyblade
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Shaving Creams & Hard Soaps
Topic: They want our business
Replies: 20
Views: 3089

SharpSpine wrote:We are certainly living in the golden age for traditional shaving.
When Old Spice shave soap is released in the traditional glass mug it will be complete.
by rustyblade
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Went for a test drive.
Replies: 100
Views: 6581

Having said that though, the car I'd like my wife to get is a Subaru Outback, but she won't hear of it for her own murky reasons...sigh :cry: :cry: My brother's Subaru STi WRX spent the first month in and out of the dealership because they couldn't find why it kept throwing a code (something about ...
by rustyblade
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Went for a test drive.
Replies: 100
Views: 6581

Richard, you must have gotten one of those Monday cars! :D My 2010 Tundra pickup is a beast. I have no complaints *knocking on wood*. I was considering the 2013 Tundra, because we wanted a full size. I was comparing with the F-150. There is no comparison, the Ford beats it in many ways, and I never...
by rustyblade
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Went for a test drive.
Replies: 100
Views: 6581

Toyota quality isn't what it used to be. I just traded in my '12 Tacoma which had a random hard start issue every 3 weeks or so. It would just crank over and over for 5-10 seconds and finally start. Nobody knows what causes it, it is a somewhat common problem according to Tacoma forums. It doesn't t...
by rustyblade
Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: Miniature War Gaming
Replies: 30
Views: 2808

Sort of related, but I'm recently getting into "modern" boardgames. Carcassonne, Puerto Rico, Ticket to Ride, San Juan, etc. Really enjoying it.
by rustyblade
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:03 am
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 1266
Views: 156246

Yeah, Clive, they took the series off streaming. Netflix continues to go down the drain as content owners continue to up the price for their products. Canadian Netflix is just like US Netflix, only 1000% more disappointing. I continue to pay for it in the hopes that it slowly gets better, which it ...
by rustyblade
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: I ordered a Canadian barbecue grill
Replies: 18
Views: 1234

In Canada (this part, anyway) we refer to the grill as a bbq. I have a Weber BBQ sitting out on my deck. I looked at a Napoleon, very, very nice, but also very very expensive. I have respect for the charcoal heads, but I love the convenience of my natural gas bbq. Around here, barbecue is pulled po...
by rustyblade
Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: The Gentlemen's Parlor
Topic: The NRA's sincere and respectful response
Replies: 14
Views: 1791

The rest of the civilized world shakes its head and weeps.