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    Dear Obie,

    On my own?

    Double Edge: Rolls Razor Imperial No.2 (well it's actually a single edge with guard, but never mind).
    Blades: Included part of razor, as are leather strop and barber hone in the lid!
    Brush: Wilkinson hogbristle, unless I can find a good quality horsehair before I go.
    Preshave: Only hot water with a drip coal-tar shampoo whisked in.
    Soap: Droyt's Glycerin Shaving Soap, originally made in Minsk pre-Russian Revolution now made in Lancashire England since 1938.
    Cream: Erasmic (love their shaving soap too), just like your great-grandad used.
    Aftershave: My usual mix of witch hazel + surgical spirit (which has castor oil in it) + glycerin + cheapest vodka + bay rum.
    Infinitely variable proportions (in other words completely clueless).
    Cologne: Lanvin 'Arpege Cologne For Men'.
    Incidental: Borsalino fedora (a silver-grey peluche fur-felt, how on Earth I ever afforded it I don't know).Very useful for when sitting by the
    cottage door, Pall Mall King Size Plain in right hand, Samuel Smith's Stout or two fingers of Maker's Mark in left hand, lurking there waiting for
    a middle-aged female in extremely good condition to walk by with a friendly smile, while I convincingly pretend to be contemplating what to
    write next.
    Still on Page One.

    Sorry Obie, there's something wrong with the carriage-return
    on this
    typewriter.
    Are you sure this is how Harold Robbins
    started
    out?

    Regards,
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    Last edited by Blackpool; 05-16-2011 at 06:15 PM. Reason: Nice to meet you, Gloria, my name's Mike. Got any TippEx back at your place?
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    My dear Blackpool:

    Forget Harold Robins. If I were a few decades younger, I would have wanted to start the way you describe that colorful scene. Where do I sign up?

    Stay well.

    Obie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obie View Post
    My dear Blackpool:

    Forget Harold Robins. If I were a few decades younger, I would have wanted to start the way you describe that colorful scene. Where do I sign up?
    Pitmans course or "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" while locked in room at Betty Ford's.

    Method: Forget typing, close book. Get down on knees behind door and wait for sound of porter's clodhopping footsteps. Call his name and pass $100 bill under door with instructions to buy bottle of Maker's Mark and a drinking straw. On return, instruct to open bottle, put one end of straw in bottleneck and poke rest of straw through keyhole. When no more left, lie flat on back and resume thinking up first line of novel till curtain comes down. Nighty Night all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackpool View Post
    Pitmans course or "Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing" while locked in room at Betty Ford's.

    Method: Forget typing, close book. Get down on knees behind door and wait for sound of porter's clodhopping footsteps. Call his name and pass $100 bill under door with instructions to buy bottle of Maker's Mark and a drinking straw. On return, instruct to open bottle, put one end of straw in bottleneck and poke rest of straw through keyhole. When no more left, lie flat on back and resume thinking up first line of novel till curtain comes down. Nighty Night all.
    Ah yes, Blackpool, I've been there. Make it with a couple of ice cubes and a hint of water. "It was a cold and rainy day," said Snoopy.

    Regards,

    Obie

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    Hmm... locking your self away in the middle of nowhere to write your novel...

    Why am I reminded of this?
    YouTube - All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
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    Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

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    HNSB:

    They stole my work, the criminals. Well, at least when I wrote those pages I enjoyed some glorious shaves.

    Regards,

    Obie

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    razor: none
    blade: Derby Extra
    Brush: none
    AS: Prozac for not having a nice straight

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinklather View Post
    razor: none
    blade: Derby Extra
    Brush: none
    AS: Prozac for not having a nice straight

    No razor but a DE blade, hhmmmm..... my guess is you snapped your pencil writing 'Chapter One', and you can't resharpen it with the potato-peeler.

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    So I walked into the butcher's shop, and greeted him in his striped apron and straw cady.

    "Morning Mr Hackett, have you got any rabbits today?"
    "Certainly! Some nice plump ones, fresh in this morning."
    "Have you got one with a hunch back?"
    "Err no.... whatever for?"
    "Well I'm making a rabbit pie for dinner, and it keeps the crust up."

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    A double edge, eh... how about this: It is a double edge, right??

    OK, so it has been quite while since I have used a DE, but this was the combo that worked best for me when I used one:

    Double edge: Fatboy set on 9
    Blades: IP blue
    Brush: 2010 LE Semouge Boar
    Soap: CELLA!!!
    Nick repair: styptic pencil
    Astringent: alum block
    Aftershave: Hmm, tough choice... LaToja probably
    Incidental: Can I bring some Spanish Floid Vigoroso instead??

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    I am kinda low brow,
    Razor: Gillette black beauty adjustable,
    Blades: Wilkenson sword
    Soap: Method hand soap
    Master hone Bake lite razor hone
    Dont use or need aftershave or anything else with this combo.

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