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« Reply #8820 on: January 27, 2011, 04:14:02 AM »
They say that if you're making baked potatoes, and you don't poke some holes into it, they'll "explode". True or false?

R them po-ta-toes frozen ?

Nope, not frozen, though the thought of deciding to make french fries and then poking holes in every individual one is quite funny  ;D

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« Reply #8821 on: January 27, 2011, 05:41:49 AM »
They say that if you're making baked potatoes, and you don't poke some holes into it, they'll "explode". True or false?
I suppose if you put a spud in the nuker for longer than a half-hour without poking any holes into it, it's likely to explode. I usually bake mine for about 8 minutes and have never had one blow up on me.
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« Reply #8822 on: January 27, 2011, 08:17:47 AM »
They say that if you're making baked potatoes, and you don't poke some holes into it, they'll "explode". True or false?
I suppose if you put a spud in the nuker for longer than a half-hour without poking any holes into it, it's likely to explode. I usually bake mine for about 8 minutes and have never had one blow up on me.

From the looks of it, an exploded potato can cause alot of damage... :o


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« Reply #8823 on: January 27, 2011, 10:35:52 AM »
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
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« Reply #8824 on: January 27, 2011, 01:04:41 PM »
So I'm curious...what are the advantages of a double-edge safety razor over a fancy gillette?
Cheap, baby, cheap!  You only buy the razor once.  Blades are next to nothing, and if you're like me you find an old curved sharpening stone and get triple use out of 'em, at least.

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« Reply #8825 on: January 27, 2011, 01:09:47 PM »
So I'm curious...what are the advantages of a double-edge safety razor over a fancy gillette?
Cheap, baby, cheap!  You only buy the razor once.  Blades are next to nothing, and if you're like me you find an old curved sharpening stone and get triple use out of 'em, at least.

Ok, so what are we talking about in terms of performance? Does it take alot longer to shave with them? Do they shave as close? Is it easy to cut yourself?

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« Reply #8826 on: January 27, 2011, 01:23:26 PM »
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

That was really bad... my kind joke!  :D

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« Reply #8827 on: January 27, 2011, 01:30:17 PM »
Ok, so what are we talking about in terms of performance? Does it take alot longer to shave with them? Do they shave as close? Is it easy to cut yourself?
I get an okay shave from mine.  I tend to make multiple strokes, but I think I also pretty much do that with other razors when I use them occasionally.

I've sliced myself twice.  Literally sliced.  I'm talking a sliver of skin something like an inch wide and a quarter-inch long.  But it's only happened twice.  I suspect that better form, or technique, or just slowing down would have avoided it completely.  When I use a brand new blade, it tends to cut me all to pieces.  But those cuts are the tiny little ones that look like they're bleeding badly, but then stop pretty quickly.  Those never seem to hurt.  In fact, I sometimes look at my face a minute or so later and only then realize I'm cut.  "Holy cow!" -- I hadn't felt them at all.  (The slices hurt like heck, though, just to be sure.)

That's my experience.  I'm sure others' mileage varies...

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« Reply #8828 on: January 27, 2011, 01:31:56 PM »
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

That was really bad... my kind joke!  :D
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« Reply #8829 on: January 27, 2011, 01:33:08 PM »
Ok, so what are we talking about in terms of performance? Does it take alot longer to shave with them? Do they shave as close? Is it easy to cut yourself?
I get an okay shave from mine.  I tend to make multiple strokes, but I think I also pretty much do that with other razors when I use them occasionally.

I've sliced myself twice.  Literally sliced.  I'm talking a sliver of skin something like an inch wide and a quarter-inch long.  But it's only happened twice.  I suspect that better form, or technique, or just slowing down would have avoided it completely.  When I use a brand new blade, it tends to cut me all to pieces.  But those cuts are the tiny little ones that look like they're bleeding badly, but then stop pretty quickly.  Those never seem to hurt.  In fact, I sometimes look at my face a minute or so later and only then realize I'm cut.  "Holy cow!" -- I hadn't felt them at all.  (The slices hurt like heck, though, just to be sure.)

That's my experience.  I'm sure others' mileage varies...

Lol...I think that sounds a bit too dangerous for me. So I assume the old-school barber shop blades are even more difficult/dangerous to use?

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« Reply #8830 on: January 27, 2011, 01:34:41 PM »
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

That was really bad... my kind joke!  :D
I once posted ten puns to see if they would amuse anyone, but no pun in ten did.

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« Reply #8831 on: January 27, 2011, 01:56:40 PM »
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

That was really bad... my kind joke!  :D
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« Reply #8832 on: January 27, 2011, 02:14:48 PM »
Ok, so what are we talking about in terms of performance? Does it take alot longer to shave with them? Do they shave as close? Is it easy to cut yourself?

A little late to follow-up, but I agree with what Chrevbel said.  The blades are cheap and once you develop technique and determine equipment (primarily blades and soaps/creams) works best for you, it results in a much better shave.  It will take a good bit longer, especially at first, but the preparation and shave becomes a much more enjoyable experience.

There is a qualifier to the "cheap" assessment though, as it is fairly easy to overdo the experimentation and collecting of razors, blades, creams/soaps, brushes, aftershaves, etc.  Granted, a little self-control can overcome this.

I think my favorite part of traditional wet shaving is the use of "old fashioned" soaps/creams and a brush.  I'm by no means a person who is overly concerned with chemicals and such, but to me it's better than squirting stuff out of a can.  I've had a couple of nicks, but unless I'm very negligent/hurried, I hardly ever have them anymore.  Still, sometimes I'm forced to cheat, if running behind.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #8833 on: January 27, 2011, 02:20:31 PM »
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

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« Reply #8834 on: January 27, 2011, 02:38:42 PM »
Lol...I think that sounds a bit too dangerous for me. So I assume the old-school barber shop blades are even more difficult/dangerous to use?
I tried one of those once, too.  The nostalgia factor was just too much to skip.  But it never really worked for me.  I sharpened the living daylights out of it, using a leather belt as a strop.  I never could get a good shave.  I imagine it's an acquired skill.  I finally gave up, and decided that safety razor shaving was all the nostalgia I really needed.  And certainly safer.  Straight razors are six inches long, unguarded and, well, razor sharp.  Definitely a keep-out-of-reach-of-kids item.

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« Reply #8835 on: January 27, 2011, 02:40:30 PM »
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
If you dissolved him in water, would he be a saleutian?

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« Reply #8836 on: January 27, 2011, 03:54:41 PM »
Lol...I think that sounds a bit too dangerous for me. So I assume the old-school barber shop blades are even more difficult/dangerous to use?
I tried one of those once, too.  The nostalgia factor was just too much to skip.  But it never really worked for me.  I sharpened the living daylights out of it, using a leather belt as a strop.  I never could get a good shave.  I imagine it's an acquired skill.  I finally gave up, and decided that safety razor shaving was all the nostalgia I really needed.  And certainly safer.  Straight razors are six inches long, unguarded and, well, razor sharp.  Definitely a keep-out-of-reach-of-kids item.
I love the idea and aesthetic of a straight razor, but like you said, I think the safety razor is enough nostalgia and additional attention to shaving for me... At least for now.
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« Reply #8837 on: January 27, 2011, 09:22:49 PM »
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.

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« Reply #8838 on: January 27, 2011, 10:15:40 PM »
Did you get this from our FB friend?
Yes. You can tell from his sense of humour that like Our Lord, he had a stable home life.

*Sigh*  Well played, sir.
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« Reply #8842 on: January 28, 2011, 06:29:44 PM »
Just returned from Tallinn. The trip last only about four days but it started to feel rather homely. I'd like to go back. I wonder if it feels always like this after travelling abroad.
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« Reply #8843 on: January 28, 2011, 06:57:13 PM »


 :o :o :o :o :o If only I were there... I'd be in heaven...

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« Reply #8844 on: January 28, 2011, 11:03:03 PM »


 :o :o :o :o :o If only I were there... I'd be in heaven...

I don't know...they're alot of fire in that crowd... ;)

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« Reply #8845 on: January 29, 2011, 05:20:05 PM »
I don't know...they're alot of fire in that crowd... ;)

It'd be worth it  :angel:   

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« Reply #8846 on: January 29, 2011, 09:22:26 PM »
Next thing you know, they're gonna go Planet of the Apes on us!

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« Reply #8847 on: January 29, 2011, 10:50:42 PM »
Next thing you know, they're gonna go Planet of the Apes on us!

I love gorillas!  :angel:

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« Reply #8848 on: February 02, 2011, 01:48:26 AM »
New Forum Records from January...

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We also just barely missed new records in 1) total number of posts in one month, and 2) total number of page views in one month.

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« Reply #8849 on: February 02, 2011, 01:56:47 AM »


Being of Irish descent, here is what I learned about being Irish in the American grade school system:

It is better to dead than red on the head.
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« Reply #8850 on: February 02, 2011, 02:11:44 AM »
^ could be worse...


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« Reply #8851 on: February 02, 2011, 02:57:02 AM »
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« Reply #8852 on: February 02, 2011, 03:04:53 AM »
If that guy can find a woman to marry him, maybe there's hope for me yet! ;D

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« Reply #8853 on: February 02, 2011, 03:23:11 AM »
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« Reply #8854 on: February 02, 2011, 03:31:05 AM »
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« Reply #8855 on: February 02, 2011, 03:44:53 AM »
If that guy can find a woman to marry him, maybe there's hope for me yet! ;D

I'm sorry.



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« Reply #8856 on: February 02, 2011, 09:02:15 AM »
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« Reply #8861 on: February 02, 2011, 12:32:12 PM »
Meanwhile, in Germany...

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« Reply #8863 on: February 02, 2011, 11:42:11 PM »
Meanwhile, in Germany...

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« Reply #8864 on: February 03, 2011, 01:32:48 AM »
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