"I have one of these GEM micromatics. I first learned how to use a safety razor with it a few years ago. I'd say it's not the most user friendly right out of the gate. There are definitely more forgiving razors out there but…"
"I have been shaving every other day with one of three Micromatics for the past year. I have two clog-prufs and one classic. As long as I'm careful, I can avoid cuts and achieve some of the closest shaves.
In my opinion, the trick is to keep the…"
"I did a lot of reading last night, and this morning gave it another go. There are some things to learn about safety razors before just diving in, it seems. Damn this thing shaves close. No nicks or cuts, no irritation.
I have an old Gem Micromatic, exactly like the one in the third photo in the bakelite case here: http://wiki.badgerandblade.com/MicromaticI used this once a really long time ago. It was awful. Now, I wouldn't hesitate to chalk that up to bad technique or a cheap blade. But does anyone use these daily? Is there a secret I'm missing?See More
"I had similar experiences during many visits to Korea. Out in public I often felt invisible and disconnected from everything or when I was noticed it was as a foreigner. Inside the bathhouse, however, I was just another naked guy and…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
"What's your documentation to prove that water is wet? Studies show that water is composed of hydrogen and oxygen molecules--both of which are gases. In fact, at different temperatures, water itself can be solid, gaseous, or even a…"
"OK. You want Latin, there's a parish nearby that celebrates the Tridentine Rite. Somehow, I don't think God cares what language you worship in.
For that matter, part of the Latin Liturgy is actually said in Greek..."
"That's interesting about the first breath being the start of life. When I worked in paeds we'd get called to the delivery room if the baby was coming out covered in meconium (fetus poop). If the baby came out not crying you'd have to…"
"The economist did a good article on this a year or so ago. They looked at the amount of startups and growing companies around the world and found the majority of them coming from the USA. They argued that the USA was still a better land of…"
"Incorrect. Not only is a person not a "life" until he breaths his first breath (Gen 2:7; Ex 21:22-23/Lev 27:6), but Jewish law forbids the mourning of a child which did not live for 31 days (Rambam) because they are worthless and not…"