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    B&B Circle Letter "Schick"

    I just received the letter from Corey yesterday and will send that note, together with my own addition, to Devin within a week.
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    Tricks for one armed shaving?

    Typically, I don't do the skin stretching thing all that much. Just learn to make all sorts of funny faces to stretch the skin. That should be all that is needed as long as you have an assistant to work up the lather for you.
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    Thinking of my next soap purchase

    Oh, bite the bullet and try AOS.. I'm not sure, but isn't stocking up for the GRU-Christmas kind of defeating the purpose of a purchasing sabbatical?
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    October 2014 Acquisitions.

    A couple of books 1) Mennonite Country-Style Recipes 2) Mennonite Community Cookbook
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    No matter how inexhaustible resources may seem

    Although not too many would consider it a "resource" in the usual meaning of the word, the story of the Rocky Mountain locust and its ultimate extinction is the subject of a fascinating book by Jeffrey Lockwood ("Locust: The Devastating Rise and Mysterious Disappearance of the Insect that Shaped...
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    Ball Points get very little love here. but this is too good to not read

    I remember the early ballpoint pens of the 1950s. The ink they used was oil based and the seal wasn't perfect. Before you used the pen, you had to wipe off the little oil glob which formed on the end. A little piece of scrap paper worked for that purpose, or you could wipe it on your trousers...
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    100 Russian blades PIF

    Nice offer, but I already have enough blades, including Russian Astras, for a lifetime.
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    What did you learn from your last shave?

    Today I decided to see if it made any difference if I let the lather stand on my face for a few minutes before putting blade to face. It didn't..I bowl lathered C.O. Bigelow, lathered up, and let it stand for 2-1/2 minutes. Still, I haven't tried this with other soaps.
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    Fellow atheists, come say hello! (theists welcome too!

    Pantheist here. I have not read the full text of the Bible (or any other religious sacred text), though I have read most of the New Testament and the first few books of the Old Testament. Also the first couple of chapters of the Book of Mormon. The latter, whose style is much ridiculed by...
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    What are your favourite non-biblical quotes?

    “Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb nail.” (Henry David Thoreau)
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    A small rant about home work.

    This thread has confirmed in me the view that if all one is interested in is learning, then there is no reason to go to school. If you need the creds or a degree, well, then you have no choice because they have a monopoly on that.. For learning, per se, I have found the Great Courses lectures...
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    A small rant about home work.

    I had always thought that was the case as well. But then when I mentioned this to someone (current college student) she told me than in some cases it was because soon after the new edition appears, all of the problems can be found, worked out in detail, on the web. Don't know what to think...
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    Jeans Going Out Of Style?

    Good news! According to this article, it appears blue jeans will never go out of style as long as folks need to keep sharpening their disposable razors to save money on shaving. "Sharpening Disposable Razor"...
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    B&B Circle Letter "Schick"

    Giving this a bump to let everyone know that there are 5 signed up for this latest circle letter, with as many spots still open. The "Gillette" circle letter has completed its first go-round and is starting on its second. The notes from all the participants were quite enjoyable to read. Don't...
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    B&B Circle Letter "Schick"

    Excellent! Glad to see another circle letter start. And feel free to move my name to whatever position you want to add it. 1. Corey (Stuart, FL, USA) - Corey 2. Jim (Redmond, WA, USA) - Cynomys 3. 4. 5 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. *12..Devin (Oklahoma City, OK, USA) DevinLT1966 *13..airmech
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