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Re: Stupid question of the day

May 19th, 2020, 11:46 pm

It looks like a thinner. (I resisted the urge to say "Jeremy," too obvious.)
For nostril hair?
Do you think this one will please a man aesthetically and functionally?
Japanese, stainless steel head (Seki steel famous for its sharpness, but that's because they add other metals, which can make it rust - I can't find any info about the composition of steel in this particular product :-/); hardwooden handle (unfortunately don't know what wood - at least not bamboo).
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One of reviews says:
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Not the cheapest razor but the quality more than outweighs this as having a razor that even the most sensitive face can tolerate on a daily basis I would also recommend this razor to anyone starting out DE shaving as the angle and finish make cutting yourself very difficult it also makes shaving beneath your nose very straight forward due to its slim head profile If you only buy one DE razor then this should be seriously considered I’d be very surprised if you were to be disappointed. I have no regrets selling my kids to buy mine ! "
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 1st, 2020, 11:12 am

Does Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome have sad or happy ending? Or does it invalidate the simple categorisation? (Welcome back to high school literature classes!)
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 1st, 2020, 2:12 pm

Does Edith Wharton's Ethan Frome have sad or happy ending? Or does it invalidate the simple categorisation? (Welcome back to high school literature classes!)
is she like Enid Blyton? (oops almost wrote Python)
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 1st, 2020, 2:54 pm

It's my first book by Wharton and I'm guessing she's the opposite of numbskulled Blyton.
Undoubtedly upper class Wharton pouring so much depth and meaning (more than I could comprehend if I read it at the high school age) into the life of someone of a much lower social status - sounds revolutionary even (especially?) for nowadays America.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 1st, 2020, 4:17 pm

Why not read Hans Brinker first?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Mapes_Dodge

The 1960s was the decade when everyone was middle-class and smoked dope.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 1st, 2020, 4:22 pm

I'm at Mary Shelley now :-)

BTW, I already know how Wharton knew so much about love:
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 18th, 2020, 10:02 pm

What is a decent annual return from a first-world index tracker? (from the past several years)
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 18th, 2020, 10:23 pm

Just eyeballing 5-year price returns in GBP terms, S&P 500 is up about 100%, Euro Stoxx 50 is up about 20%, and the Nikkei is up about 60%. So it depends on your weights, and much of your returns would have been courtesy of the Brexit crowd successfully tanking the pound. 
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

June 19th, 2020, 11:55 am

Thanks, Bearish! Silly me, I completely forgot about the Brexit effect.
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