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#1202896 What's on your mind?

Posted by @~thehung on Yesterday, 10:34 AM

"International Selfie Day" ... otherwise entitled ... "International Self-Masturbation Day" << that would at least be useful




"International Selfie Day" ... otherwise entitled ..."First World Vain Self-involved Asshole Day" << would be more truthful

#1202673 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by @~thehung on 07 June 2018 - 09:46 PM

why would i waste precious bodily fluids when i could be doing something i enjoy ?

according to extensive personal experience, these are not mutually exclusive.

#1202662 what about Mr. America ?

Posted by @~thehung on 07 June 2018 - 04:27 PM

or how about this:


"It's what comes out of their mouths that we care about," Ms Carlson said."


"In the current cultural climate, just as a fast food store like McDonald's feels tempted to tie themselves in knots presenting themselves as a healthy salad bar, in a similar act of simpering self-loathing, cognitive dissonance, and bald-faced hypocrisy, we are setting about trying to pass off our little beauty contest as a fucking TED talk."

#1202660 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by @~thehung on 07 June 2018 - 03:39 PM

I always experienced pain when shaving with foam or gel, regardless of brand/shaver/technique, but when I use KoS oil, it's just smooth and pain free, even with old cartridges. Two drops of oil does the job, without foam or gel. 
The safety razor is entirely new territory though.


you mean the silicon based one? yeah coz i didnt enjoy the hassle of getting that all over my hands i often ended up just spraying it directly on my face and trying to shave fast enough to chase the drips haha — doing it wrong? the shave was really smooth, but the whiskers dont shake off as easily as they could. even when used correctly though, and this is very subjective — ive found that with oils its not long before a blade starts gliding over stuff it should have already cut, so i end up covering the same ground / pushing harder, causing more irritation later. plus, it doesnt sound quite the same...

...okay, going super deep now lol :), but you know that sound when the barber is using a cut-throat on the hair at the back of your head? well, i love that sound! and its one of the best cues to getting the action just right, because there absolutely IS a perfect angle with a safety. thinking on it now, thats why really short strokes helped in the beginning. learning that angle at every point, especially over the jaw line. pretty much exactly how you originally learnt to shave, just with less margin for error. with a brand new blade and one day growth, i barely retread the same area with so much as a second stroke (before going back against the grain). this is why its possible for me to wake up and shave dry. if youre prone to irritation a safety might be the answer to your prayers if you can stick with it through the hacking your face to pieces phase.

btw, a shout out to .:Cyb3rGlitch:. whose threadwas actually a catalyst for me trying ye olde razor.


anyway, whilst i dont expect my quirks to be applicable to most, here is a hot tip i urge everyone to try (including scruffy, ya dirty slob :P):

Pears soap. yes, the big orange-brown translucent block that smells vaguely (to me) of soldering flux. its just the right amount of greasy — fairly 'thin' and still highly miscible with water. you can use a shaving brush on it and it will lather really well and not disintegrate into sludge. seriously. its awesome. do it. report back. the only reason i dont use it is i shave too often to need it.

#1202604 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by @~thehung on 05 June 2018 - 06:21 PM

Godless Cranium is a brainy fella, but this is very far from the way he speaks and a perfect illustration of how Jordan Peterson makes banal bullshit sound profound.


this was way too dry to be HAHA funny, but impressively on point as satire :)


the irony here, is that a good deal of it was profound!  it just doesnt warrant long-winded deconstruction — partly because popular wisdom tends to absorb more of the insights of intellectualism than it ever gets credit for.  


there is a lot Peterson says that is well argued and which i either agree with or find persuasive.  but i do find him tiresome, because the bulk of what he says is either stating the obvious or conjecture leading nowhere in a hurry, with light pepperings of both gold and cra-cra.

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Posted by @~thehung on 05 June 2018 - 07:43 AM

I know you're not supposed to shave against the grain... but I do anyway now and then when I want a close shave.

if you do it without issue, then youre supposed to.

i really wonder about this. i mean, theres no shortage of gravely serious shaving advice out there decrying the practise like its as clear a no no as shoving your dick in a blender.

fair enough if some people get a rash or whatever, but i question how common and how dire all that really is.  the advice should be, try it and see. 


with the grain only, and i look fine.  but the skin still catches like sandpaper in the other direction.  so i pretty much always finish off against the grain, and buy myself a few extra hours before i start looking like an unshaven slob.  i do both directions for the life of the blade with a safety with no irritation, but not so with a cartridge, because theyre shit! ;) — just wish i didnt take so long to find this out.

#1202570 Post Your Latest Real Life Purchase!

Posted by @~thehung on 04 June 2018 - 05:22 PM


I just bought 60 double edged razor blades with express delivery for less than $30.


You're a mug if you but those Gillette's from the supermarket.


I'm gonna get 240 (2 per side) shaves outta these. 



I just bought a safety razor for the first time about a week ago. Thought I'd try it in order to minimise waste and cost. Have only used it once so far, on what was for me a rather heavy growth, and ended up bleeding from five locations. The shaver is adjustable, and I had it on either the lowest or second lowest settings (minimal blade protrusion). I guess I should try it a few more times to see if I can refine my technique, but I'm not sure about all this. What's your experience?



the amount of money i save with ye olde razor is ridiculous. 


i think its partly down to how easily you can clean the blades after every stroke or so.  occasionally i unscrew the clamp mid shave and give it a tap under water and its totally clean.  the modern ones by contrast get guffed up too quickly and its there to stay unless you have a hot water tap with the pressure of a gerni. 


and you just get more control of angle and pressure.  it depends on your growth and how much your face resembles a moonscape i guess.  but i am a shave every day guy (with maybe a 10pm shadow :D) and i can shave completely dry with a fresh old-timey blade, with just water on the second, and then push a blunting blade out to almost a week with foam etc. ...because i am a cheapskate.  doing the same with modern razors would just plain hurt.


when you first start out, the trick is to let the razor cut with its own weight, ie. more in a constant state of fall alongside your face under its own weight rather than being pushed towards it or pulled down it.  and do a lot of really short strokes rinsing between every one.  soon you will be pushing into your face on the upstroke like youre trying to strip paint.  also, i am sure everyone is different, but i think your skin just needs to get used to it.  i was without one for a few months, and even though i have the technique down, the first couple of shaves were brutal and left my face feeling pretty raw.

#1202176 My leg and the last 2 months

Posted by @~thehung on 20 May 2018 - 02:40 PM

They had to amputate?
That's annoying

i can relate. my favourite TV show wasnt on last night due to blanket coverage of some wedding.


just kidding chris! in context, the upbeat pragmatist angle is a valid one.

also truly sorry to hear that TMFP :(

on the bright side, one little piggy just got a promotion! :D

#1202137 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by @~thehung on 18 May 2018 - 02:08 PM

dunno, lets see what happens when i hit post, using ALT+148...


Jörg Sprave

#1202135 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by @~thehung on 18 May 2018 - 01:28 PM

#1201713 And What Are You Listening To?

Posted by @~thehung on 26 April 2018 - 08:21 AM



#1201467 What's on your mind?

Posted by @~thehung on 12 April 2018 - 06:47 PM

oh yes!  ive had the very thing a number of times in Sydney.  i made the mistake of finding out the spread was pate, for which i guess i have an irrational phobia, but i kept eating.

#1201463 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by @~thehung on 12 April 2018 - 03:38 PM

#1201460 What's on your mind?

Posted by @~thehung on 12 April 2018 - 02:08 PM

just googled that ^^ , some of the images for orthodox pork roll were, not great


i know right, its like did i google "orthodox pork roll" or "warm yeasty flaps of pink meat with thick yellow ooze"?

its enough to turn a man off ever eating out again!

#1201427 What's on your mind?

Posted by @~thehung on 10 April 2018 - 08:46 PM



It's tempered glass, engraving or stamping would break much compromise it's strength.

... Yes. I'm aware. Got your 'literal' pants on today, huh?



Probably LOL



what i deduce from this, is a greater than 50% probability that you really did laugh out loud.