9 years ago today I joined SMF

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Post by Antique Hoosier » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:06 am

Gentlemen, my intention is not to produce a self vanity post here but rather to in a sense celebrate the enjoyment that I have experienced by being a member of SMF for what is now as of today 9 years. I have 10000 plus posts on another shave forum but have since perhaps a year ago pretty much left that group behind and now when I post on occasion, it is at SMF. I do so because I believe in being a part of what i believe is the purest shaving forum devoid from the constant vendor commercials and troll posts. I have learned so much from the collective group of core individuals here at SMF. My acquisition of shaving tools and materials has significantly waned over the years but I still enjoy a straight razor shave and the joys that it brings as a part of my morning routine. Looking forward to a wonderful 2016 and wish all SMF members the very best year as well.
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Post by drmoss_ca » Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:26 am

Good lord, are we that old?

Hell's bells - I checked and discovered it was 11½ years since I joined up. I must have been young and handsome in those days.

Thanks for your long term support and posts, AH! Keep it up for the next nine years...

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Post by Squire » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:49 am

We're still young and handsome Chris, I blame that lying mirror.

Good post Mike, thanks for the support and kind wishes.
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Post by GA Russell » Fri Jan 01, 2016 2:34 pm

Happy Anniversary Mike!
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Post by Kyle76 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:24 pm

Ha! Squire, your post reminds me of the joke about what the man said to his wife after being caught en flagrante. "Honey, are you going to believe me or your lying eyes?"
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Post by maskaggs » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:39 pm

Congrats, Mike. Your name indicates Indiana origins but your profile says Tampa Bay. I'm in South Bend. Do you originally hail from our fair crossroads of America?
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Post by CMur12 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 4:48 pm

Congratulations, Mike. You and I joined around the same time, as I just marked nine years, myself.

I had been lurking here for awhile, but I joined because I wanted in on the SMF shave brush made by Rooney.

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Post by rustyblade » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:36 pm

Get off my damn lawn you hippies!
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Post by rustyblade » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:38 pm

rustyblade wrote:Get off my damn lawn you hippies!
Holy crap I joined over 10 years ago!

I was a 28 year old baby with a bad shave when I joined. Now I'm an old man approaching 40 with slightly less hair but much more handsome if I do say so!
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Post by drmoss_ca » Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:06 am

Well, hello Richard! If you've got Gordon stashed away in some dungeon do let him post now and then....

Nice to see you here again.

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Post by Antique Hoosier » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:12 am

maskaggs wrote:Congrats, Mike. Your name indicates Indiana origins but your profile says Tampa Bay. I'm in South Bend. Do you originally hail from our fair crossroads of America?
Born in Corydon, Indiana, the first state capitol of Indiana. Also was a resident of Indianapolis until April 30th, 2014. South Bend has a bit of a family connection however as my Dad was an employee of a Studebaker dealer and to this day owns several classic Studebaker vehicles. Antique Hoosier was the name of my Auction company as well as I am a licensed Auctioneer. I currently am a manufacturer's rep in the Automobile chemicals industry and travel throughout the state of Florida calling on dealerships, car lots, car washes, and detailing shops/mobile detail companies. The company I represent had it's start in Indianapolis in 1947 so it seems that Indiana connection never quite leaves me.

Richard (rustyblade) and I have a very slight connection as I once bought his massive shedding Tulip 4 back in 2007? Loved that brush and never should have sold it but it went out in a massive den clearing when I decided to give up DE shaving and embark on straight razors. I sold it and a huge lot to fund my straight journey.

Gordon and I have a slight connection as we both have resided in the Tampa Bay area although never met him in person. There are quite a bit of "6 degrees of separation" between myself and many members of the shaving community. Lots of story-lines in the last 9 years of buying, selling, and trading among the members that I have come into contact with.
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Post by Squire » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:06 pm

Gordon is a myth, actually there were several different personalities posting here under his name.
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Post by CMur12 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:54 pm

Squire wrote:Gordon is a myth, actually there were several different personalities posting here under his name.
Oh, you mean like they did with Lassie? :lol:

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Post by Squire » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:08 am

I think more like the MGM lion but point carried.
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Post by Rufus » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:34 am

drmoss_ca wrote:Well, hello Richard! If you've got Gordon stashed away in some dungeon do let him post now and then....

Nice to see you here again.

C.
Ditto.
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Post by fallingwickets » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:37 am

Congrats Mike. :D

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Post by fallingwickets » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:38 am

Nice to see you out and about Richard....hoping the little princesses are doing fabulously!

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Post by rustyblade » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:20 pm

Antique Hoosier wrote:
Richard (rustyblade) and I have a very slight connection as I once bought his massive shedding Tulip 4 back in 2007? Loved that brush and never should have sold it but it went out in a massive den clearing when I decided to give up DE shaving and embark on straight razors. I sold it and a huge lot to fund my straight journey.
Ah, yes the Tulip 4. Was it a shedder? I don't remember. I know there was a large Kent T4 that shed a lot. I regret selling some things. I knew I had a problem when there seemed to be a whole economy of my used things out there. Like all hobbies, they come and go. I still shave with a DE and use my still many soaps and blades, but I don't spend that kind of money on hobbies anymore as life gets in between my wallet and such.
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Post by rustyblade » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:23 pm

fallingwickets wrote:Nice to see you out and about Richard....hoping the little princesses are doing fabulously!

clive
Great to see you too Clive. The girls are 6 and 8 now!
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Post by fallingwickets » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:33 am

I know there was a large Kent T4 that shed a lot.
I think I was the one that bought that (if not, kent must have had a bad run for a while) :( :shock: But the 'sheddah' was passed on and the gent that owns it loved it regardless

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