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RE: A Pretty Good Movie

Here's another one. If you're a fan of trains, this one will keep you on the edge of your seat. I found it on tubitv.com (it's free). Name of movie: UNSTOPPABLE. I don't know if it's also on You Tube. Really worth watching, if you're craving a little excitement
mr. ed 09/27/22 02:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Looking for a Good Men's Hair dressing

Yeah, I guess being bald has its benefits (especially here in the TX panhandle, where it can get quite windy). I used plain water today after shampooing out any Brylcreem remnants. My hair stayed in place pretty well, but I'll be concerned about those windy days. I remember the Brylcreem commercial from many years ago: "Brylcreem, a little dab will do ya, Brylcreem, you'll look so debonair, Brylcreem, the gals will all pursue ya, they love to get their fingers in your hair." I think that was false advertising; I didn't have any gals pursuing me! :M
mr. ed 09/25/22 02:58pm Around the Campfire
A Pretty Good Movie

I had some time to kill this afternoon so I thought I'd try to find a good movie (sometimes difficult to do these days). I stumbled on one: A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Found it on You tube ( it's free). It's quite emotional and enigmatic. I found myself choking up at times. I think the whole family could enjoy it, although there were some brief scenes that some parents may find objectional (nothing real bad, IMO). The director is Mr. Spielberg, so you'd expect it to be exceptional. The young boy playing the lead does an exceptional job, as well as the other actors. I won't go into the plot, but thought I'd just share. :)
mr. ed 09/25/22 02:44pm Around the Campfire
Looking for a Good Men's Hair dressing

I'm wondering if any of you men can recommend a good hair dressing. I've always had a good head of hair, and even now, at 78 yrs old, I still have pretty good hair, although I'm noticing some slight hair loss lately. Right now, I have a tube of Brylcreem, which I've used 'till now, but it just has a greasy feel to it and I don't think it holds that well. I remember using Brylcreem in the past and it was somewhat more satisfactory then (I was a lot younger, and perhaps had thicker hair). So, if you have good hair now, can you give me a suggestion as to what you've found works best for you? Thanks. Mr. Ed
mr. ed 09/25/22 07:37am Around the Campfire
RE: Early Television

Ahh, yes...memories, memories. I remember, as a youngster, living in Levittown NY, somewhere around 1948 or '49, we didn't yet own a TV. Our neighbor bought one and invited us to come over and watch. Some of the shows I remember were Howdy Doody, Farmer Grey and Felix the Cat cartoons, Sabu, among a couple of others. What was amazing back then is so passé now. I also remember, some years later, you could buy a plastic sheet to stick on the picture tube with various colors in it to make your B&W TV into a "color" TV. Of course, it was a scam. As I recall, the top section was blue, the bottom brown (maybe green), so if it was an outdoor scene on the tube, it would show a blue sky and a colored ground. Dumb, indeed! :S
mr. ed 09/24/22 04:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

I wonder, if a driver has very recently used hand sanitizer, would that be a problem? BTW, when it comes to cell phones, even though I have a Bluetooth connection to my phone in my vehicle, I don't bother answering a call when driving. The reason: I have a small device stuck to my dashboard, supplied by my car Insurance company, that lets them know my speed, how many miles I've driven and if I'm using my phone while driving. I don't really mind their snooping because it lowers my rate a little. You know, "a penny saved..." :W
mr. ed 09/24/22 03:48pm Around the Campfire
RE: Coffee Quality?

Too bad there's no coffee plantations here in the Texas panhandle. So far, the Seattle's Best dark roast I mentioned earlier is working out OK. I'm adding extra half & half, plus using a little less grounds in my Mr. Coffee machine to counter the bit of bitterness. i'll look for medium roast next time (same brand). :C
mr. ed 08/22/22 07:02am Around the Campfire
RE: Panic Water buying Again?

yes, there's a lot on the news regarding the drying up of water sources, especially in the western US; all in spite of large amounts of recent rainfall. I'm also aware of the antibacterial properties of silver. in fact, I think silver nitrate (?) used to be put in newborn baby's eyes as a preventive measure (don't know if it's still done). :@
mr. ed 08/22/22 06:51am Around the Campfire
RE: Panic Water buying Again?

Mr. Ed, have you considered a filtering pitcher? I used one while at university in Canyon (just south of Amarillo), and it did a great job of removing the chlorine and other off tastes. I kept it in the refrigerator. I used to have one of those water purifyng pitchers you mentioned. It might have been Brita, but I don't remember. I have no good explanation why I stopped using it, except I just got used to buying bottled water at the markets where I shop for other items. I should really give the purifier another chance. Thanks for the suggestion.
mr. ed 08/20/22 12:51pm Around the Campfire
RE: Panic Water buying Again?

We stock water in anticipation of a hurricane here in Florida. We keep a good supply handy, then take it camping for drininkg water, hiking, etc. We keep a stock of easy to fix meals too. And have a camp stove if we lose power, and a few oil lanterns for light. Only needed it once last season, but nice to have supplies instead of needing when the time is right. We continuously cycle old to old as we buy it. Paper products too. We store it all in a pantry, use it at home when needed. Fill the camper when we go travling... Restock when we return. Works for us. Yep, I used to have a camping stove (ran on a liquid fuel,and you needed to pressurize the fuel by pushing a rod on the fuel tank in and out). I cooked many a good meal on it. It's a handy device for emergency,or even every day use. ;)
mr. ed 08/20/22 12:44pm Around the Campfire
RE: Coffee Quality?

Coffee too strong??!! Nay, that's blasphemy, so such thing. If you can't stand a spoon up in it, it's tea. :) LOL! I've had Turkish coffee before, and liked it. It comes in a very small cup, is sweet, no milk or cream, and there are many coffee grounds mixed in. You could almost literally stand a spoon in the cup. ;)
mr. ed 08/20/22 12:27pm Around the Campfire
RE: Coffee Quality?

Well, my coffee search may be over. for now. I took one last chance and purchased a bag of ground coffee (Seattle's Best Post Alley dark roast). I brewed a cup this morning, and it met my criteria; just a bit too strong, but I may be able to counter that by adding extra half & half. Next time, I'll buy the same brand, but medium roast. I would still prefer whole bean product,if Seattle's Best could provide that. Anyhow, I can once again enjoy my pancake breakfasts with drinkable coffee! :C
mr. ed 08/20/22 04:50am Around the Campfire
RE: Coffee Quality?

I tried the Juan Valdez instant coffee this morning. Nothing like freshly ground at all. Decidedly somewhat bitter, and not a pleasant experience. I'll try adding a little less coffee next time, to see if that helps. A little sweetener might help, but I never drink sweetened coffee, the only addition being a little half & half. Directions on the bottle say that all hot milk may be used in place of water. I may try that, using my usual almond milk, to see if the brew becomes drinkable. Failing that, I'll just stop drinking coffee until I find an improvement. Thankfully, my green tea with a little honey still tastes good, but I'll still still miss a good cup of joe for a while. I hope you folks are still getting enjoyment from your ccffee. ;)
mr. ed 08/19/22 04:23am Around the Campfire
RE: Coffee Quality?

OP here again. Well, I did the unthinkable this morning. I bought a jar of “Juan Valdez “ freeze dried coffee. I figured if anyone knows good coffee, that would be Senior Valdez! :B I normally wouldn’t buy instant coffee, since I’ve tried it and found it terrible. Maybe I was not trying “freeze dried”, which may be better than the other stuff (spray dried?). Being used to grinding my beans just prior to preparation, this may prove to be a challenge. Haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll find out tomorrow morning. :@ BTW, i like what’s written on the back of the jar, “contains no alcohol”. Now, that would be some interesting coffee! :E Well, I did try a cup, and it's a no go. I'll never buy instant coffee again. I should have known better! :S
mr. ed 08/18/22 11:03am Around the Campfire
RE: Coffee Quality?

Maybe where and who you are buying your coffee from needs to change. Do you have a local coffee shop (not a chain) nearby? Grocery stores aren't known for great coffee. That's why coffee shops exist. I don't know, but I could check it out. Thanks for the suggestion. (•?•)
mr. ed 08/14/22 03:50pm Around the Campfire
RE: Coffee Quality?

I just bought a bag of ground coffee this morning at a different market. Got it home and gave the smell test. It was very vaguely like coffee with a sort of burnt smell. I brewed a cup in my usual manner just to see if it was usable. No way! I got my money back, and will probably give up on coffee for a month or so, and then see if the quality improves. I wonder if weather conditions are affecting the coffee crop, and growers are packaging it anyway? Coffee just isn’t the same as I remember it not too long ago. :h
mr. ed 08/11/22 01:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Coffee Quality?

Well, I tried grinding and brewing the whole beans "cowboy style", like I used to. The result: threw out $10 worth of whole bean coffee. I had a chance to test sniff 2 brands of ground coffee before purchase, Starbucks and Grevalia. The Starbucks smelled like urine, and the Grevalia didn't smell like coffee at all (and there's nothing wrong with my sense of smell). I've used Grevalia brand often in the not too distant past, so I know what it should smell like. My next step will be to try a different market. Instead of buying coffee today, I put the savings towards a couple of pounds of red cherries. At least they taste good! :C Well, you got my curiosity up, so I popped the lid on my daily go to ground coffee. And surprise, it smelled like... coffee. Oh, and it's plain old Folgers medium grind Classic Decaf that I prepare in our plain old Mr Coffee drip machine that only has an on/off switch. Thanks for that, Dutch. I may just try Folgers ("The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup"), so goes the song! :D Coffee is practically a necessity when I'm having my homemade whole wheat pancakes, like I had this morning. It really wasn't the same without coffee accompaniment. Tea just wouldn't work, either :M
mr. ed 08/09/22 08:58am Around the Campfire
RE: Coffee Quality?

Well, I tried grinding and brewing the whole beans "cowboy style", like I used to. The result: threw out $10 worth of whole bean coffee. I had a chance to test sniff 2 brands of ground coffee before purchase, Starbucks and Grevalia. The Starbucks smelled like urine, and the Grevalia didn't smell like coffee at all (and there's nothing wrong with my sense of smell). I've used Grevalia brand often in the not too distant past, so I know what it should smell like. My next step will be to try a different market. Instead of buying coffee today, I put the savings towards a couple of pounds of red cherries. At least they taste good! :C
mr. ed 08/08/22 08:29am Around the Campfire
RE: Panic Water buying Again?

People who buy so much water are strange. I understand only those who have a large family. Sometimes I also buy a lot of water because everyone in my family drinks a lot of water As world and national situations continue to deteriorate, it's probably not a bad idea to have a reasonable overabundance of such important products such as water and non perishable food items, IMHO. I'm mostly focused on water at this time since it's the most important commodity. I have a very small stock of canned items, not a long term emergency supply. What about tap water? I have a strong aversion to city water from the tap, which sometimes smells of chlorine, or has some other off-putting quality. Of course, I would drink it if dying of thirst was a probability, but I'll avoid it if I can.
mr. ed 08/06/22 02:33pm Around the Campfire
RE: Coffee Quality?

OP here. Good replies. I had my 2nd cup of fresh ground coffee this morning (the same batch of beans I previously complained about). It was just..OK, but not up to par. I think I'll brew my next batch "cowboy style", as I used to do when fulltime RVing. I didn't have a coffee machine then, as I wanted to save counter space. If "cowboy style" doesn't improve the results, I may have to pony up another $10 or so for a different brand of whole bean product. This time, I'll pay closer attention to any dates on the bag, just in case I've been buying outdated stuff, although I'm usually date-conscious with most products I buy at the market.
mr. ed 08/06/22 02:17pm Around the Campfire
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