A Gentleman NEVER dry cleans...

When it comes to fragrance it’s important to follow a really simple rule: LESS is MORE.

When you apply fragrance with too much vigor it gives the impression you’re trying to cover up something far more sinister. To some ‘dry cleaning’ appears to mean not going near water for a while and compensating heavily by dousing their body in Jean Paul Gaultier (a very common culprit) for weeks on end.

A fragrance is a deeply personal choice and the decision to subscribe to a particular scent should be based on how it smells rather than dictated by what’s in fashion. The latter being the most common decision maker whilst leaning over the counter at Boots on a Saturday afternoon.

Take a break from Boots and have a look at Taylors, Trumpers, Floris and D.R HARRIS & Co all of which are wonderful shopping experiences which offer a plethora of high street alternatives at around the same price points.

A deodorant stick will set you back little more than a can of Lynx, with soap costing the equivalent of a couple of pints (but lasting a lot longer).

Dr Harris has been in business for over 200 years, Floris supply The Dorchester, Trumpers have been shaving famous faces for over 100 yrs. All offer a fantastic range of soaps, shaving equipment, and aftershave along with a shopping experience that is rarely encountered these days on the high street.

Remember, the perfume counter was historically placed on the ground floor of dept stores to hide the smell of horse manure that used to waft through the front doors when the horse and cart was the nations mode of transport; essentially it was placed there to cover up the smell of shit….. we have choices in the modern world, we no longer need to ‘cover up’ smells or disguise them.

The best advice to give is Less is More (and leave the dry cleaning to the specialists)…

Things i'm sick of, in three stanza's, maybe more.


Bible thumpers, Donald Trumpers, Charlton
Heston and his cult; Warm beer and pissing
forty times a night - the way she cries
when I let her down


Racists and reverse racists, uneducated
feminists and the men that hate the
educated feminists; Little Caesars pizza
and shitting forty times a night - how the
sun never shines on me, even when it


Spoon fed zombies that believe every fucking
thing that’s posted on social media platforms,
facebook games, and “help us travel all fifty
states” posts; fuck you - you wanna travel, grey
hound bus has a deal for you.


Days that never end and days that end too
soon; my inability to decide on anything;
because these are days i’ll never get back,
even if these days are the hardest days of
my life.


That i cannot take your pain away. You, your pain,
doesn’t matter if I know you or you know me, I’m tired
of pain that polarizes our ability to see and connect
to one another without hate and or rage being the caulk
that binds our bones till we are fossils that tell a story
to our future we never understood.


The words in my stomach, wanting so badly to be thrown
against the wall of reality … yet i know, there is
no time nor understanding for the things I think or
feel and for that

I’m sick.


I met @realDonaldTrump recently, my name is alex and this is my M&G story. I met him August 20th of this year and it was horrific. He was rude, not classy and he lost a long time trumper that day. I walked into the $350 M&G and say hello he replies with “fat” and I shook it off because I thought maybe I had heard him wrong. As I approached him and asked to do my pose he stared at me blank faced. I continued talking “you saved my life” I say. “You’re the reason I’m alive today”. He looks me dead in the eye and says “you’ll die soon enough, fatty” and then whispered “obesity”. I started crying I had never felt pain like this and he started laughing and said “are you crying? Stop it. Stop it now” and he flicked my vagina. The photographer took the picture and I headed out of the M&G section and that’s when Donald started speaking whale to me. I still can’t believe this happened. I cried writing this. I wish this weren’t true but Donald Trump is in fact; a horrible person. Thank you for reading this.
The Blue of Desire

Author: Fyredancer

Pairing: Tom/Bill

Rating: NC17

Length: 17 Chapters


“…looking at your face turns me on.” “Are you messing with me?”

Bill Trumper’s best friend Tom Kaulitz is the envy of all straight men, getting it with countless pretty girls whenever he wants with no strings attached. Bad news for Bill, who knows the best course is to keep his crush hidden to preserve their friendship. One day Tom blows Bill’s solidly-rooted notions out of the water with a confession that leaves him more confused than anything. Before Bill realizes, he’s tangled up in a dangerous love game with his best friend where only one thing is certain…someone’s getting hurt.

Admin G’s thoughts:

If you haven’t read this story already, then I definitely think it’s about time that you do. It is absolutely amazing. The writer surely has come up With a great story. It has friendship, complications, romance, lust, fluff and precious moments where you grab Your pillow – either to hug it while ‘awwing’ like mad or just because you’re blushing so hard you’re scared someone might see you.

It really draws you in and makes you feel, even taste, everything that happens. It starts off as sweet, then it evolves to an intriguing and amazing Journey, With a few ups and Downs, some moments where you wanna grab the characters and just hold them, but sometimes, you totally wanna kiss them for being so awesome, and even though it’s 4 in the morning, and you have class tomorrow, you just can’t Close THFF and go to bed, because you HAVE to know what is going to happen Next!

Not only is the plot amazing and a great pairing , it is perfectly written and the flow is so amazing you can just… you’re not Reading the story, you’re in it. And it’s absolutely wonderful!

If you’re looking for something that’ll take you completely away, as well as Your breath then read this one. It’s golden! And totally worth being tired in class!

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just list all ur husbands


Shit, I’ll see if I can remember…..

Rhys and Vasquez from Borderlands

Francis Dolarhyde, Mason Verger, and Frederick Chilton from Hannibal

Eridan from Homestuck

Eggsy from Kingsman

Uhhhh Greed, Kimblee, and Barry the Chopper from Fullmetal Alchemist

King Candy from Wreck-It Ralph

Gundam Tanaka from Dangan Ronpa

Iggy Koopa from Super Mario (sure he counts)

…Cheese Sandwich from My Little Pony…?

Wheatley, Rick, and Cave Johnson from Portal

Freddy Krueger

Freddie Trumper from Chess the Musical


……Not many of them actually wear glasses, that’s weird

DE Razor Blade Experiment Results
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This summer I conducted what I thought would be an incredibly easy and straight-forward experiment to find the perfect razor blade for my face.  I had been jumping around so much between brands that I had no idea what even worked or didn’t work for me.  I’ve always thought that the biggest challenge with traditional wet shaving is the abundance of products available.  This double-edged sword provides a wonderful variety of wet shaving gear, but it also makes the foray into learning a very daunting adventure.  With this in mind, I took the summer to narrow down my selection of razor blades.

I planned to try ten different blades while keeping the remainder of my shaving set-up constant to accentuate the differences between each blade.  Here is a quick list of the other items included in my set-up:

Upon starting the experiment, I had expected to discover which blade I liked the best.  However, I did not realize what else I would learn about the wet shaving process.  First, I underestimated the importance variety plays in my enjoyment of shaving.  I love the Proraso “Green” shaving soap, but several weeks in, I began to tire of using it, and, by the time I had gone all ten weeks, I didn’t want to use it anymore.  On a more practical level, I realized that stainless steel blades seem to be sharper and more durable than platinum coated blades.  The platinum coated ones felt more comfortable, though.  However, with the proper angle and pressure the comfortability factor was negated, and the stainless steel blades provided a better shave overall.

Concerning the results of the experiment, I’d like to highlight a few blades, then give an over-arching ranking.

Most Overrated Blade: Feather Hi-Stainless

Don’t get me wrong, I think the Feather Hi-Stainless is a very good razor blade.  Unfortunately, my experience does not justify the hype this blade usually receives.  While this blade is incredibly sharp, it is not forgiving at all, nor is it very durable.  I felt like three shaves was the maximum number possible.  Additionally, the extreme sharpness irritated some of my “trouble spots”.  This was also the only blade with which I cut myself.

Best Value: Gillette “Green” Super Stainless

Not only were the Gillette “Green” Super Stainless the least expensive blade I tried, but they were also one of the best performing.  They were durable, sharp, and provided great auditory feedback.   Each day with this blade was better than the previous.

Best Razor Blade: Kai Stainless Steel

These blades are absolutely incredible.  They gave me the closest, smoothest shaves of the experiment.  Additionally, I had the least irritation in my “trouble spots” using the Kai blades.  Now, these are one of the most expensive blades I tried, but, in my opinion, they are worth every penny.  I was also able to push them to six days of use once the experiment ended, dropping the price per shave to more in-line with the other blades.

Overall Ranking

  1. Kai Stainless Steel

  2. Gillette “Green” Super Stainless

  3. Gillette “Black” Super Platinum

  4. Feather Hi-Stainless

  5. Gillette Silver Blue

  6. Personna “Red” Platinum

  7. Astra Superior Platinum

  8. Voskhod Teflon Coated

  9. Rapira Platinum Lux

  10. Bolzano Superinox

For the most part, as you run down the list, my shaves were not as close, with more irritation, and the blades lost their edge faster.  If you would like to discuss any blade in particular, please leave a comment or connect on social media.  I would be happy to respond.  I’d love to hear any thoughts on this post or anything else you have on your mind.


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Donald Trump Not Funding His Own Campaign Like He Said He Would

Donald Trump Not Funding His Own Campaign Like He Said He Would

What? #The Donald wasn’t being honest with us? He’s NOT funding his own campaign from his personal billions? Wow, what a shock! NOT! Hey, you know that one friend of yours on Facebook who revealed himself to be a Trumper recently? And remember how, when you confronted them about it, they gave you a bunch of terrible reasons for supporting him, including the claim that he’s a “self-funded guy” and…

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Seventeen Candidates Not Enough for Bill Kristol

I’m beginning to wonder if Weekly Standard editor William Kristol is becoming a parody of himself, driven by his remarkable record of faulty predictions to make wilder and wilder forays into foolish speculation. The latest exhibit is a column suggesting that the 2016 Republican presidential field just isn’t large enough. Seriously, I guess:

[W]hat if come October all we have is Bushies lacking all conviction, Trumpers full of passionate intensity, and a bunch of uninspiring also-rans? I devoutly hope this isn’t the case. But what if it is?

Shouldn’t Republicans be open to doing what Democrats are now considering? That is: Welcoming into the race, even drafting into the race if need be, one or two new and potentially superior candidates? After all, if a new candidate or new candidates didn’t take off, the party would be no worse off, and someone from the current field would prevail. If the October surprise candidate caught fire, it would be all the better for the GOP–whether he ultimately prevailed or forced one of the existing candidates to up his game.

Who could such a mysterious dark horse be? Well, it’s not as if every well-qualified contender is already on the field. Mitch Daniels was probably the most successful Republican governor of recent times, with federal executive experience to boot. Paul Ryan is the intellectual leader of Republicans in the House of Representatives, with national campaign experience. The House also features young but tested leaders like Jim Jordan, Trey Gowdy and Mike Pompeo. There is the leading elected representative of the 9/11 generation who has also been a very impressive freshman senator, Tom Cotton. There could be a saner and sounder version of Trump—another businessman who hasn’t held electoral office. And there are distinguished conservative leaders from outside politics; Justice Samuel Alito and General (ret.) Jack Keane come to mind.

Alito for president? Alito for president?

Surely, Kristol’s looking to expand the field to an extent where anything’s possible, up to and including a Kristol candidacy. Or why not just draft a certain former two-term vice president of the United States who is available? And I’m not talking about Poppy Bush.

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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 4:30 Marathon Pacer Profile

Name: Duncan Palmer
Nickname: Tropic
Pacing time:4:30
Marathons/Half’s run: many
PB’s: Marathon at 2:59… box ticked
Why are you a runner?: So I can pace great running events with the beautiful Jane Trumper
Favourite running moment so far? See above
Advice for the day?: Do not start too hot. As a pacer running even km’s all day we start catching runners at the 9km mark

Name: Jane Trumper
Nickname: Small
Marathons/Half’s run: Over 200 marathons and Ultras
PB’s:Marathon 3:45
Why are you a runner?: Brother had quadruple bypass surgery at age 38, died in his 40’s.
Favourite running moment so far?: Finishing Coast to Kosciusko (240 kms) and being the first woman to run across the Simpson Desert.
Advice for the day?:Look like you’re having fun.


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Satanic Temple to join Hindus asking to put up statue next to Ark. State Capitol Ten Commandments display + MORE


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Satanic Temple to join Hindus asking to put up statue next to Ark. State Capitol Ten Commandments display


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An October Surprise For the GOP?


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Jihad John: I’ll Return To Britain To Behead Again


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