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They say that if you're making baked potatoes, and you don't poke some holes into it, they'll "explode". True or false?
 

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According to Weather Underground, the temperature here is -0.2 degrees... which is apparently a record low for the day.

EDIT--I looked up the record low for the month of January for where I live... it's -29 degrees... so I guess things could be worse  :)
 

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I've been recently mistaken for a Priest more times than I can recall.  How can a self-proclaimed Maverick pass as clergy unless I bear a resemblance to the Priest who was listening to the Chicago Blackhawks hockey game while serving the Divine Liturgy in the movie Do You Wanna Dance?
 

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Since this thread used to be about counting down until posting milestones:

# of new posts per year since OC.net's reincarnation (according to the stats at the bottom of the statistics page, which may differ from the sum totals at the top which take into account deleted posts and threads):

2002:    2,687
2003:  26,866
2004:  32,926
2005:  38,968
2006:  42,453
2007:  53,622
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2010: 120,780
 

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Jakub said:
Asteriktos said:
They say that if you're making baked potatoes, and you don't poke some holes into it, they'll "explode". True or false?
R them po-ta-toes frozen ?
There are three things I know to do how with potatoes...and baking them is not included among them.
 

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Ortho_cat said:
Jakub said:
Asteriktos said:
They say that if you're making baked potatoes, and you don't poke some holes into it, they'll "explode". True or false?
R them po-ta-toes frozen ?
There are three things I know to do how with potatoes...and baking them is not included among them.
*gasp!*

Redeem yourself. Is one of them include a "potato gun"?
 

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Azurestone said:
Ortho_cat said:
Jakub said:
Asteriktos said:
They say that if you're making baked potatoes, and you don't poke some holes into it, they'll "explode". True or false?
R them po-ta-toes frozen ?
There are three things I know to do how with potatoes...and baking them is not included among them.
*gasp!*

Redeem yourself. Is one of them include a "potato gun"?
Unfortunately not, the three things being: 'boiling 'em, mashing 'em, and sticking 'em in a stew" ;D
 

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Ortho_cat said:
Azurestone said:
Ortho_cat said:
Jakub said:
Asteriktos said:
They say that if you're making baked potatoes, and you don't poke some holes into it, they'll "explode". True or false?
R them po-ta-toes frozen ?
There are three things I know to do how with potatoes...and baking them is not included among them.
*gasp!*

Redeem yourself. Is one of them include a "potato gun"?
Unfortunately not, the three things being: 'boiling 'em, mashing 'em, and sticking 'em in a stew" ;D
Bwahahahah!
 

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lol - that's how my grandpa always says he learned how to bake a potato in the microwave: take 2 patatoes, put one in the microwave till it explodes, clean it up, then put the other potato in the microwave for 1 second less than the first one! :)
 

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theistgal said:
lol - that's how my grandpa always says he learned how to bake a potato in the microwave: take 2 patatoes, put one in the microwave till it explodes, clean it up, then put the other potato in the microwave for 1 second less than the first one! :)
Good idea, but wasteful! (unless you don't mind eating mash potatoes that have been splayed all over the inside of the microwave!)  :D
 

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Entscheidungsproblem said:
I received a double edge safety razor as a gift.  Trying it out on the weekend will definitely be interesting...
Good luck with it.  Once you've refined your technique a bit, I recommend experimenting with a few different blades.  This made a big difference for me.

Azurestone said:
Entscheidungsproblem said:
Trying it out on the weekend will definitely be interesting...
Works better if you try it on your face.  ;)
;D
 

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Cognomen said:
Entscheidungsproblem said:
I received a double edge safety razor as a gift.  Trying it out on the weekend will definitely be interesting...
Good luck with it.  Once you've refined your technique a bit, I recommend experimenting with a few different blades.  This made a big difference for me.

Azurestone said:
Entscheidungsproblem said:
Trying it out on the weekend will definitely be interesting...
Works better if you try it on your face.  ;)
;D
So I'm curious...what are the advantages of a double-edge safety razor over a fancy gillette?
 

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theistgal said:
lol - that's how my grandpa always says he learned how to bake a potato in the microwave: take 2 patatoes, put one in the microwave till it explodes, clean it up, then put the other potato in the microwave for 1 second less than the first one! :)
LOL!!!!
 

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Jakub said:
Asteriktos said:
They say that if you're making baked potatoes, and you don't poke some holes into it, they'll "explode". True or false?
R them po-ta-toes frozen ?
Nope, not frozen, though the thought of deciding to make french fries and then poking holes in every individual one is quite funny  ;D
 

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Asteriktos said:
They say that if you're making baked potatoes, and you don't poke some holes into it, they'll "explode". True or false?
I suppose if you put a spud in the nuker for longer than a half-hour without poking any holes into it, it's likely to explode. I usually bake mine for about 8 minutes and have never had one blow up on me.
 

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PeterTheAleut said:
Asteriktos said:
They say that if you're making baked potatoes, and you don't poke some holes into it, they'll "explode". True or false?
I suppose if you put a spud in the nuker for longer than a half-hour without poking any holes into it, it's likely to explode. I usually bake mine for about 8 minutes and have never had one blow up on me.
From the looks of it, an exploded potato can cause alot of damage... :eek:


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So I'm curious...what are the advantages of a double-edge safety razor over a fancy gillette?
Cheap, baby, cheap!  You only buy the razor once.  Blades are next to nothing, and if you're like me you find an old curved sharpening stone and get triple use out of 'em, at least.
 

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chrevbel said:
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So I'm curious...what are the advantages of a double-edge safety razor over a fancy gillette?
Cheap, baby, cheap!  You only buy the razor once.  Blades are next to nothing, and if you're like me you find an old curved sharpening stone and get triple use out of 'em, at least.
Ok, so what are we talking about in terms of performance? Does it take alot longer to shave with them? Do they shave as close? Is it easy to cut yourself?
 

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ozgeorge said:
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
That was really bad... my kind joke!  :D
 

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Ortho_cat said:
Ok, so what are we talking about in terms of performance? Does it take alot longer to shave with them? Do they shave as close? Is it easy to cut yourself?
I get an okay shave from mine.  I tend to make multiple strokes, but I think I also pretty much do that with other razors when I use them occasionally.

I've sliced myself twice.  Literally sliced.  I'm talking a sliver of skin something like an inch wide and a quarter-inch long.  But it's only happened twice.  I suspect that better form, or technique, or just slowing down would have avoided it completely.  When I use a brand new blade, it tends to cut me all to pieces.  But those cuts are the tiny little ones that look like they're bleeding badly, but then stop pretty quickly.  Those never seem to hurt.  In fact, I sometimes look at my face a minute or so later and only then realize I'm cut.  "Holy cow!" -- I hadn't felt them at all.  (The slices hurt like heck, though, just to be sure.)

That's my experience.  I'm sure others' mileage varies...
 

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chrevbel said:
Ortho_cat said:
Ok, so what are we talking about in terms of performance? Does it take alot longer to shave with them? Do they shave as close? Is it easy to cut yourself?
I get an okay shave from mine.  I tend to make multiple strokes, but I think I also pretty much do that with other razors when I use them occasionally.

I've sliced myself twice.  Literally sliced.  I'm talking a sliver of skin something like an inch wide and a quarter-inch long.  But it's only happened twice.  I suspect that better form, or technique, or just slowing down would have avoided it completely.  When I use a brand new blade, it tends to cut me all to pieces.  But those cuts are the tiny little ones that look like they're bleeding badly, but then stop pretty quickly.  Those never seem to hurt.  In fact, I sometimes look at my face a minute or so later and only then realize I'm cut.  "Holy cow!" -- I hadn't felt them at all.  (The slices hurt like heck, though, just to be sure.)

That's my experience.  I'm sure others' mileage varies...
Lol...I think that sounds a bit too dangerous for me. So I assume the old-school barber shop blades are even more difficult/dangerous to use?
 

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ozgeorge said:
Asteriktos said:
ozgeorge said:
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
That was really bad... my kind joke!  :D
I once posted ten puns to see if they would amuse anyone, but no pun in ten did.
Hey, I like your style...keep em comin'! ;)
 

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Ortho_cat said:
ozgeorge said:
Asteriktos said:
ozgeorge said:
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
That was really bad... my kind joke!  :D
I once posted ten puns to see if they would amuse anyone, but no pun in ten did.
Hey, I like your style...keep em comin'! ;)
I'd love to but I have to ring my girlfriend. She's only a whiskey maker, but I love her still.
 

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Ortho_cat said:
Ok, so what are we talking about in terms of performance? Does it take alot longer to shave with them? Do they shave as close? Is it easy to cut yourself?
A little late to follow-up, but I agree with what Chrevbel said.  The blades are cheap and once you develop technique and determine equipment (primarily blades and soaps/creams) works best for you, it results in a much better shave.  It will take a good bit longer, especially at first, but the preparation and shave becomes a much more enjoyable experience.

There is a qualifier to the "cheap" assessment though, as it is fairly easy to overdo the experimentation and collecting of razors, blades, creams/soaps, brushes, aftershaves, etc.  Granted, a little self-control can overcome this.

I think my favorite part of traditional wet shaving is the use of "old fashioned" soaps/creams and a brush.  I'm by no means a person who is overly concerned with chemicals and such, but to me it's better than squirting stuff out of a can.  I've had a couple of nicks, but unless I'm very negligent/hurried, I hardly ever have them anymore.  Still, sometimes I'm forced to cheat, if running behind.
 

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ozgeorge said:
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
Did you get this from our FB friend?
 

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Ortho_cat said:
Lol...I think that sounds a bit too dangerous for me. So I assume the old-school barber shop blades are even more difficult/dangerous to use?
I tried one of those once, too.  The nostalgia factor was just too much to skip.  But it never really worked for me.  I sharpened the living daylights out of it, using a leather belt as a strop.  I never could get a good shave.  I imagine it's an acquired skill.  I finally gave up, and decided that safety razor shaving was all the nostalgia I really needed.  And certainly safer.  Straight razors are six inches long, unguarded and, well, razor sharp.  Definitely a keep-out-of-reach-of-kids item.
 

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ozgeorge said:
I thought I saw an Opthalmologist on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
If you dissolved him in water, would he be a saleutian?
 

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chrevbel said:
Ortho_cat said:
Lol...I think that sounds a bit too dangerous for me. So I assume the old-school barber shop blades are even more difficult/dangerous to use?
I tried one of those once, too.  The nostalgia factor was just too much to skip.  But it never really worked for me.  I sharpened the living daylights out of it, using a leather belt as a strop.  I never could get a good shave.  I imagine it's an acquired skill.  I finally gave up, and decided that safety razor shaving was all the nostalgia I really needed.  And certainly safer.  Straight razors are six inches long, unguarded and, well, razor sharp.  Definitely a keep-out-of-reach-of-kids item.
I love the idea and aesthetic of a straight razor, but like you said, I think the safety razor is enough nostalgia and additional attention to shaving for me... At least for now.
 
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