How old are you? A demographic poll

Feel free to post anything unrelated to wet shaving or men's grooming (I.e. cars, watches, pens, leather goods. You know, the finer things of life).

How old are you?

Poll ended at Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:52 am

15-20
2
2%
21-30
11
9%
31-40
31
24%
41-50
33
26%
51-60
34
27%
61-70
13
10%
70+
2
2%
I'm a vampire
1
1%
 
Total votes: 127

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How old are you? A demographic poll

Post by siouxsie » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:52 am

Just wondering what the average age is here. It seems an older and wiser demo here than elsewhere. No need to fess up, just click and run.
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Post by Squire » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:32 am

Six decades and counting.
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Post by Leisureguy » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:54 am

I'm the first 70+! :)

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Post by desertbadger » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:24 pm

There's a lot of us baby boomers!

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Post by GA Russell » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:39 pm

I wonder what percentage of North American traditional wetshavers are old enough to remember a father using a safety razor or perhaps (like me) a grandfather using a straight.
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Post by drmoss_ca » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:41 pm

Old enough to have seen the original new wave punk bands at the The Camden Theatre (aka The Music Machine, and these days, Koko). Believe me, the new wave wasn't that fantastic in the London of the mid 1970's. I still preferred that which had gone before.
The Kings Road might have been where the punks had their photos taken, but Camden was where their bands performed. Either way, I had more time for the Greek Cypriot restaurants of Camden, the Irish pubs of the same, and for BBC Radio 3, which in those days broadcast some real music.

52, by the way, and my father used a DE all his life, and both my grandfathers used straights.

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Post by CMur12 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:55 pm

I'm 58, and I've read that my birth year, 1951, was the most prolific of the Baby Boom. :)

My formative teen years were in the 1960s, I graduated from high school in 1970, and I will have my 40-year high school reunion next month.

My father always shaved with a Gillette DE and canned foam. I learned on a Schick Injector and Noxzema canned foam, both of which I think were my mother's recommendations for an easier start and better protection for young skin.

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Post by Esoteric83 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:47 pm

27 8)

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Post by GA Russell » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:58 pm

CMur12 wrote:I'm 58, and I've read that my birth year, 1951, was the most prolific of the Baby Boom. :)
Murray, I don't think that's right. I've read often that the births were a bell curve, and that the peak year was 1957.
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Post by wayne06 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:02 pm

GA Russell wrote:I wonder what percentage of North American traditional wetshavers are old enough to remember a father using a safety razor or perhaps (like me) a grandfather using a straight.
I do!!! I remember my father using a straight and then switching over to a safety razor. My grandfather always used a straight til his death in 1961.
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Post by wayne06 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:04 pm

By the way, I'm 66.
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Post by marsos52 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:21 pm

im 57 and remember my dad shaving with a superspeed or a rolls

dont remember what my grandparents used but i do remember seeing
them come out of the bathroom with weepers and little tiny pieces of toliet paper all over there faces

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Post by Trumperman » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:36 pm

I'm an even 60. My father was using a Rolls when I started shaving and I followed suit. After many (pardon the pun) hairy moments I was given a Fat Boy. I used Fat Boys (on #3) until I fell from grace and succumbed to the carts. Going through my late Great Aunts estate about 8 years ago I came across my Great Uncle's late 30'e Tech. I was back on track.


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Post by DEF » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:32 pm

I'm 41. My son is 9, and I asked him a while back, "So, are you going to mow the yard for me in a few years when you're bigger?" He answered, "Yeah, Dad. You're 40, and your limbs are shot."

I remember pretend-shaving with my dad's Gillette gold TTO -- sans blade, of course.
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Post by Thalay Sagar » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:06 pm

Forty-five next Monday.
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Post by siouxsie » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:50 pm

drmoss_ca wrote:Old enough to have seen the original new wave punk bands at the The Camden Theatre (aka The Music Machine, and these days, Koko). Believe me, the new wave wasn't that fantastic in the London of the mid 1970's. I still preferred that which had gone before.
The Kings Road might have been where the punks had their photos taken, but Camden was where their bands performed. Either way, I had more time for the Greek Cypriot restaurants of Camden, the Irish pubs of the same, and for BBC Radio 3, which in those days broadcast some real music.

52, by the way, and my father used a DE all his life, and both my grandfathers used straights.

Chris
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Post by Bonzo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:53 pm

25!
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Post by Paddywhacked » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:42 pm

22 years old.
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Post by kronos9 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:07 pm

My standard reply:

I'm old enough to remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.

Going to sharpen some knives now...
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Post by siouxsie » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:12 pm

For the record, I'm 40. Just old enough to barely remember my pops and grandpops using DE razors and blades and not old enough to remember anything but carts on the shelves. But then again, for most of my life shaving was a chore because I didn't know how to do it right or what equipment was best.
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