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“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” with

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The BBC has an amazing production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, starring John Hannah and Maxine Peake. The link is to the Amazon.com streaming version, so if you have Amazon Prime, do watch it. Wow! It’s also on BritBox.com, in case you subscribe to that.

Written by LeisureGuy

15 June 2019 at 8:09 am

Posted in Movies & TV

Darkfall and Fresh Vetiver

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I really like Declaration Grooming’s Icarus formulation:

Stearic Acid, Water, Castor Oil, Avocado Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Mango Seed Butter, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Bison Tallow, Lamb Tallow, Colloidal Oatmeal, Goat’s Milk, Lanolin, Bentonite Clay, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba L. (White Willow) Bark Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tussah Silk

Darkfall was a seasonal soap that came out in autumn 2018. t’s currently out of stock but may return. The comment at Maggard Razors at the link:

Darkfall is a spicy oriental designed to capture the spirit of fall in the rural south.  Agarwood, amber, and benzoin provide a deep, warm base for the cinnamon and clove top notes.  Birch tar adds a slight smokiness that represents the ever-present smell of burning leaves that heralds the arrival of fall in Georgia.

It’s a very nice soap, and I easily got a fine lather with the RazoRock Bruce brush, not even having to add water despite the Bentonite clay the soap contains.

Three passes with Fine’s Marvel razor (here mounted on a bronze UFO handle) left my face perfectly smooth and ready for the splash of Fine’s Fresh Vetiver. A very nice beginning to the day.

Last month I switched to a vegan diet, which I’m finding quite enjoyable. (I really like to enjoy my pursuits.) I mention that (a) because I’m liking it so much and (b) to demonstrate that one can have a vegan diet without embracing the full vegan idea: note the soap ingredients in boldface above: not a vegan formula. But the vegan diet is great. Watch Forks Over Knives on Netflix for some reasons.

Written by LeisureGuy

7 June 2019 at 7:47 am

Posted in Food, Movies & TV, Shaving

Great film to watch on Netflix: “Forks over Knives”

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Watch it. Fascinating. Give it 25 minutes.

Written by LeisureGuy

2 June 2019 at 6:02 pm

Interesting duology of movies: “Olympus Has Fallen” and “London Has Fallen” (Note demotion for London)

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Same actors in principal roles. Note the implication that deadly power is a panacea, something I believe is false. Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen are both on Netflix. I, for one, say “Thank God for CGI.”

Written by LeisureGuy

28 April 2019 at 3:57 pm

Posted in Movies & TV

Here’s the GOOD “Total Recall”

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Not the Arnold Schwarzenegger one. This one.

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24 April 2019 at 6:54 pm

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Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire in “The Band Wagon”

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And now, as was often said in Monty Python, for something completely different:

Written by LeisureGuy

18 April 2019 at 9:34 am

Posted in Movies & TV, Video

It’s official: I’ve changed my goal to 8000 steps per day

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The Nordic walk is only a portion of that, of course, but a pretty good portion (about 7100 steps) is the Nordic walk. Additional steps are from around the apartment, shopping, etc. I usually go well above 8000.

And I thought “The Highwaymen” on Netflix was quite good.

Written by LeisureGuy

30 March 2019 at 5:52 pm

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