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Archive for March 17th, 2021

Get a degree and live longer.

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Written by Leisureguy

17 March 2021 at 7:56 pm

Posted in Education, Medical, Science

A grim view of the UK — and of the US

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Umair Haque views things through a dark lens, but he does make some good points. Rather than try to extract the essence, let me offer three of his recent columns for you to read, one after the other:

What Does it Look Like When a Society Commits Suicide? Brexit.

Can the World Resist Being Americanized?

Britain is Showing the World How Nationalism Implodes Into Fascism

I’m interested in hearing your thoughts after reading both.

If you want another, try one of these (from a search on “America failed state”).

Written by Leisureguy

17 March 2021 at 6:45 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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What’s Irish and stays outside all year?

Patty O’Furniture [sound fx: rimshot]

Written by Leisureguy

17 March 2021 at 10:09 am

Posted in Daily life, Video

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Emilion and The Drunken Goat

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I got a hot tip on the knot quality of some new Rooney brushes and I bought two from that batch: this butterscotch Emilion and the ivory (color) Victorian I’ll use tomorrow. The knots are fairly dense and with a short loft so they are firmer than (say) yesterday’s Style 2 Rooney, but becaused the hooked tips are so soft and velvety, the brushes are not “scrubby” at all — they’re more “massage-y.”

The tub is labeled on the side, and I am rapidly completing the labeling of all tubs that lacked side labels, done in the same fashion as this (i.e., slightly crooked). ML = Mickey Lee Soapworks, and The Drunken Goat is a favorite soap, now alas getting low in the tub. Sic transit gloria mundi.

The lather was excellent in both consistency and fragrance and my Dorco PL602 did a flawless job — it trusly is one of the best-performing razors I have. A splash of The Drunken Goat aftershave finished the job, and I’m so glad I got a bottle of this before ML ceased production. It’s a terrific aftershave.

Written by Leisureguy

17 March 2021 at 10:01 am

Posted in Shaving

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