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    La Toja?

    Yeah, maybe I should have used my synthetic. Amended about the scent: It now reminds me of a perfume my mother would dab on before she went to to work at the hospital as a private-duty nurse when I was a kid. No idea what it was called, but it was sort of powdery, like this.
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    What Are You Reading?

    Jim, Stand By Me was the first true, honest adaptation of a King work to the screen. The Dead Zone a few years earlier came very close, but SBM really knocked it out of the park and was completely unlike any adaptation before, as well as unlike any King story before. When I tell people who...
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    What Are You Reading?

    Jim, Stand By Me was the first true, honest adaptation of a King work to the screen. The Dead Zone a few years earlier came very close, but SBM really knocked it out of the park and was completely unlike any adaptation before, as well as unlike any King story before. When I tell people who...
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    La Toja?

    Just used my La Toja stick for a shave on a 36-hour beard. Good stuff, but 2 comments: I rubbed a little of the soap from the wet stick onto my cheeks and throat and then lathered with a damp badger brush. It needed a bit more water than I thought it would -- like Tabac in that sense. And...
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    What's your soap for today?

    The La Toja in stick form that I purchased last week.
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    '62 Slim Adjustable/new Personna Red blade With the La Toja stick as my soap, I went with setting 3 on cheeks and throat, down to 2 for lower lip and second pass on the the cheeks and throat. Not BBS, but I was not trying for it. My recent setting of the Slim to numbers like 5-3-1 is a bit...
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    36-hour beard '62 Slim Adjustable, new Personna Red blade La Toja soap in stick form EJ badger brush Stirling Sharp Dressed Man aftershave, Assured lotion, Clubman powder No shower, so I washed my face and used the hot wet towel (over a light pre-shave coat of La Toja) on face and throat...
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    What Are You Reading?

    Jim, As others said above, "Richard Bachman" was a pen name King used for 5 novels published in the late '70s and early '80s. Roadwork is about a 40-year-old man whose house and long-time business are about to be plowed under by a new turnpike extension, and his midlife crisis consists in...
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    What Are You Reading?

    Re-reading Stephen King's "Richard Bachman" novel Roadwork. It's more of a non-genre novel than his usual, and very much a portrait of its time (the early '70s). I don't think I've re-read it since I bought the collection of the first 4 RB books in 1985.
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    Remember Encyclopedias?

    In my case it was the Golden Book Encyclopedia. And there were other series that my mother bought for us, and which I also read cover to cover. The front half might have a series of short articles on breeds of horses, there'd be a section of dictionary in the middle, and the back third would...
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    Remember Encyclopedias?

    I still do! A set of the Britannica purchased in 1984. I frequently consult them still.
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    What razor/blade did you use today

    My first shave with the Fatip Open Comb Slant, Personna Red blade (new). Despite a nick on my Adam's apple, which didn't need to happen -- I was doing some unnecessary cleanup -- the Fatip performed very well.
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    *Fatip Slant*

    My first shave with the Fatip Open Comb Slant, loaded with a new Personna Red blade and employing Tabac soap in stick form! I tried to keep all the variables to a minimum and my routine unchanged. Showered, a little Tabac as a pre-shave, then lathered up and wielded the razor. First pass to...
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    What did you use today? +Rate the shave 1-10 (10 best)

    My first shave with the Fatip Open Comb Slant! 48-hour beard Personna Red blade, new Tabac in stick form APShaveCo synth tuxedo brush Clubman SR aftershave, Assured lotion, Clubman powder I tried to keep all the variables to a minimum and my routine unchanged. Showered, a little Tabac as...
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    What Do You Now Mainly Shave With?

    I have 8 DEs now, all in rotation. Somehow I can't imagine putting in the effort to maintain a straight, and I get such close shaves now with the DEs I can't see investing in an SE.
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