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    Marco Member Interview

    Excellent interview with an absolutely topnotch forum member. Thanks for this! It's fascinating. It would be nice to manipulate time, jump into the past and correct the mistakes done by humanity. The consequent world would certainly be a much better place where to live than what we have...
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    What are you drinking tonight?

    Gin and tonic is pretty concealing, and not particularly style-sensitive.
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    September 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. The finish line approaches. If I had had any doubt that Acqua di Parma was going to be a one-and-done for me, that doubt was resolved by the aftermath of my shave with it two days ago. I broke out in pimples. Pimples! At my age! Had to skip a shave yesterday. It's one thing to do...
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    Mitchell's Announces New Vegan Product Line

    Depends on how much you like MWF. I like it a whole lot, so it was hard to find the humor within the panic. Don't get me wrong, it's a good joke, just not one that can land right for me.
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    SV vs. What the Puck?

    I tend to look at both stereo gear and shave soaps in a holistic fashion. That is, rather than break things down into characteristics, I ask myself: how do I feel about the whole experience? So my amp + speakers combo is not something I assembled, but a system I heard at an audio show, and knew...
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    What are you drinking tonight?

    If it tastes as good as their amplifiers sound, you should be in heaven.
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    Kamisori honing

    True. I'm still puzzling over that odd wave in the bevel. I don't know how one could even make that happen on a new razor. That said, I have several much-uglier kamisoris that are great shavers, including a couple that I had to take a Dremel to, to make more of a scoop-out for honing. My...
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    Kamisori honing

    Like any edge, Kamisori edges make burrs as you sharpen, so the burr method applies. What I think I see in your third picture is a polished heel, an oddly small bevel on the toe side of the middle, and an unpolished toe. A picture of the bevel on the other side might be useful. It looks to me...
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    What are you drinking tonight?

    You, sir, are spoiled. Pichon-Baron is amazing wine.
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    September 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Oh certainly. It was just an off day, no big deal, everyone has them. It sprang from worry about a venerable relative who has moved to my area and is now, to some extent, in my charge. Even though he is well-settled, concerns for him to have the best possible life have kept me up at night...
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    A rather unusual PIF...

    Not in, but I know this keyboard well. I use one on my work MacBook Pro. It's not quite as suited to my tastes as the buckling-spring Unicomp I use on my home computer, but it's so good that I don't notice it, which is high praise from me for a keyboard. It has also lasted a long time. Tl;dr...
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    What are you drinking tonight?

    Ah, my wife would not approve of that for me. What were their names?
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    What are you drinking tonight?

    Vago mezcal. Extraordinary stuff. Even good blanco Tequila seems really boring once you've had this.
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    September 2021 Gentlemanly Restraint Until Month End (GRUME)

    Still in. Today I was not having a good day. Then I shaved, and thought of nothing but the shave, and came back to the world in a much better frame of mind. I used a large kamisori. It is still Big Razor Month, after all, even though I used a small kamisori on my trip, because I could not...
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    Show us your Japanese Natural Whetstones

    I'm with you on that. But I would love, someday, to read an essay on the role of the base stone vs. the role of the slurry. When I tried the Nagura progression, it was on a green asagi, and the coarse scratches of the asagi (compared to my usual JNat finishers) kept it from being a good shaving...
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