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    Default B&B Confidential #1: Ready, Set, Finish

    Welcome to our first installment of:

    B&B CONFIDENTIAL - #1


    READY, SET, FINISHED



    Hi B&B'ers and welcome to B&B Confidential. This is a section where you can read articles about what is going on and around Badger & Blade. For this installment I would like to talk about a new trend that I have seen burgeoning around these parts.

    I'm talking about all of these completist threads going up. This concept began awhile back when Doc4 began The Graveyard thread some time in September of 2008 and this thread has received almost 20,000 views. It is simply a thread to post which products our members completed during the course of their shaving sojourn.

    I know once I started posting in that thread I became maniacal about posting in it once a product was completed. I see alot of the same faces in there but I am starting to see many more members contributing posts in there.

    Jump to 2010 and we can see a growing trend, perhaps in line with our struggling economy, of purchase sabbaticals and threads dedicated to using a product until they are finished.

    You have Joshmpdx's Considerations for a Shave Purchase Sabbatical Thread wherein members have dedicated themselves to, let's see, how shall I say this... depriving themselves from purchasing any new items in 2010. I was participating and going along swimmingly until I imploded and found myself the owner of a Simpson 90th Anniversary Brush (#56 to be sure )

    There is the Finish It In 2010 thread begun by Sullybob. Another completist thread wherein members commit to finishing a product whilst providing some convenient loopholes to help enable them reach their goals.

    I joined the fray as well with the My Guess... 2017 thread wherein I have committed myself (or is it have myself committed? ) to using only one shave soap until it is complete. I started the year using only C&E Sandalwood Soap which I completed and have now started using a tin of Pre de Provence which I intend to complete.

    So there you have it. It appears that even wet-shavers are tightening their belts (or strops) in these tough economic times and have committed themselves to using the products that they have so steadily accumulated and hoarded over the years.

    As with so many of us, even with a self-imposed purchase embargo, we could still have a different SOTD for years to come without making another purchase in 2010.

    That's what's going on in this little corner of Badger and Blade so until the next installment of B&B Confidential... keep your friends close and your shaves closer.


    * If you would like to be a freelance journalist and contribute a segment of the B&B CONFIDENTIAL please contact one of the Mod team
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    This is great! I like this little summary update.
    I don't get to read everything on here or follow all of the threads etc so I had only seen two of the above mentioned threads so it's interesting to notice the trend and I think it's great too that people are using what they have rather than giving into their ADs for a change!
    An rud is annamh, is iontach

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    This is a neat update of current trends.

    So, who finished the Pashana?
    Shawn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullybob View Post
    This is a neat update of current trends.

    So, who finished the Pashana?
    Hope it didn't get dropped on the floor.
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    I knew that there was a reason my shaving supplies were growing smaller instead of expanding. I just thought that it was a time warp, or a new episode of the TWIGHLIGHT ZONE.
    Ah come on, Just ONE more shave!

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    The Fatboymania would be a good thread to incorporate so people can keep an eye on the price trends.

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    Bob, I've been lurking on all of these threads. This is great, great stuff. Thank you for this first entry to B&B confidential. It promises to be quite a wonderful addition to this obsessive diversion.
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    How you guys can deprive yourselves like this is beyond me!
    Cheers, Paul

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    isnt this the truth....I have yet to finish any soap or cream that I have bought thus far lol!
    I nicked my jugular and I can't get up!
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    Sorry, would some one be able to define this term "finish" for me?

    I kid, actually finished a puck of Tabac this year! And there are two or three applications left in my Speick AS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkh View Post
    Sorry, would some one be able to define this term "finish" for me?
    "East of Swedish"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc4 View Post
    "East of Swedish"

    Bravo!
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    A great read, I look forward to seeing more of these!

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    This year I have finished a bottle of Thayer's WH and a bottle of Nancy Boy facial cleanser.

    It felt... wrong.

    I was so bummed that I bought another 3 bottles of each.

    Then I bought a puck of Knize 10, 2 pucks each of C&S 88 and Oxford & Cambridge and 2 more bowls of Monsavon.

    Thank God I had already completed my Penhaligon's frag line up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sullybob View Post
    This is a neat update of current trends.

    So, who finished the Pashana?
    I think that was Jim.

    Quote Originally Posted by Darjeeling Express View Post
    It promises to be quite a wonderful addition to this obsessive diversion.
    Thanks and keep an eye out for additional installments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc4 View Post
    "East of Swedish"
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntmol View Post
    A great read, I look forward to seeing more of these!


    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Scruffy View Post
    Then I bought a puck of Knize 10, 2 pucks each of C&S 88 and Oxford & Cambridge and 2 more bowls of Monsavon.
    Harry, I am going to go out on a limb here and say that you are not really interested in the aforementioned threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmrson View Post
    The Fatboymania would be a good thread to incorporate so people can keep an eye on the price trends.
    Or just not buy them . . .

    I personally have sworn off all Method Shaving products. Mind you, I have never purchased any, but still . . . it's the thought that counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc4 View Post
    "East of Swedish"
    That was perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnniegold View Post

    Harry, I am going to go out on a limb here and say that you are not really interested in the aforementioned threads.
    It's all part of the "Mr. Scruffy Economic Stimulus Program" designed to bring us back from the precipice of financial ruin.

    If you check out this thread you can see the overwhelmingly positive impact of my "Cash for Clunkers" program.

    Just doin' my part to prime the pump that fuels the American way of life!!

    Besides, who can really say that one puck of tallow based SS is enough? Huh? Huh?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Scruffy View Post
    This year I have finished a bottle of Thayer's WH
    Wait, witch hazel counts? Sweet! Instant self-esteem boost!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkh View Post
    I kid, actually finished a puck of Tabac this year!
    I heard rumors that someone had finished a puck of Tabac ... but I filed this away in the "Urban Legends" category.
    Last edited by dpm802; 04-28-2010 at 08:10 PM.
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