Friday, August 31, 2018

That color...

Planting the Flag

Neil Armstrong style.

Watch and learn, Ryan Gosling.

Note: there are TWO American flags in this picture.

The LT sent me a seafood platter feast he just enjoyed in Maryland



Cabin Porn

The Woman's Touch

Freckles, they are good

Word of the Day

German compound word for a 'face that should be slapped'

Motor Porn

Good: hot gun on a cold day

Scene a redditor posted yesterday showing the In-and-Out Burger Progressive boycott apocalypse

Guerrilla action?

Friday Open Road

The all time, number one aftershave

But one of these days I've got to try some of this

Thursday, August 30, 2018


What's that on his desk to his left?

Two years into his presidency and Donald Trump still doesn’t use computers:

You can see the resemblance

As of March 2018, John Tyler, our 1oth President,  has two living grandsons through his son Lyon Gardiner Tyler, making him the earliest former president with living grandchildren. Lyon Gardiner Tyler Jr. was born in 1924, and Harrison Ruffin Tyler was born in 1928. Lyon Tyler Jr. resides in Franklin, Tennessee, and Harrison Tyler maintains the family home, Sherwood Forest Plantation, in Charles City County, Virginia.

They are the sons of Lyon Gardiner Tyler Sr., one of President Tyler’s 15 children.

Harrison Tyler, the youngest grandson, was born when his father was 75.  His father LGT Sr., was born when President Tyler was 63.  A family of randy oldsters!


Social Justice and Militant Political Correctness are interested in you

Very interested.  Even if you aren't interested in them.

Just in case you think this is all that far fetched.  Here are students in South Africa arguing against science and for magic.   Disagree, and you're a racist colonizer.

Thursday 1911

Wood propeller

Shave of the Day

So today I decided to shave with this straight, which I frankly bought cheap off eBay so I could use it to practice sharpening/honing.

Somehow, it got so sharp that it would effortlessly whisk hair off my arm, so I decided that I must use it on at least one legitimate shave to see how it performed in real action.

It's a Temperite, made by Case, the pocketknife company.   

The other tools are PAA Pineapple Bay Rum soap, lathered up by the Fire and Ice two band badger brush, and finished with a very masculine Lonestar aftershave from Noble Otter.

First off, the badger brush rocked the soap.  The PAA Pineapple Bay Rum produced a cloud of thick lather, so much so that I just kept on shaving until I'd made three full passes and a bit of cleanup, and still there was seemingly a gallon of it left.  It felt like a crime to wash the leftover down the drain.

This was a noisy shave.  The first pass, I could have used hearing protection, it was like a grader blade down on a gravel road. The second and third passes were more hushed, but still louder than with a safety razor.  The last swipes across the hide produced a satisfying hiss as the very last whisker survivors were nicked off.

But, the shave ended up being very good quality.  Plus, very minimal blood, and blood is always are real risk with a straight. 

Finishing this off with the leathery smell of the Lonestar was perfect.  A great shave with an el-cheapo straight, but one that was at the same time plenty sharp and up to the job.