Welcome to the “Mayhem” edition of the 30DC thread. Our guest lecturer this month is none other than Mr. Mayhem himself: With a special appearance by Mr. Mayhem's trusted right-hand man: (Clearly, this character hasn't spent any time on our 30DC thread) For many of you, this is the most exciting month of the year, because you get the opportunity to shave with and show off your unique, shaving contraptions. Personally, I find running an open blade, ridiculously keen piece of steel in the proximity of my jugular vein as close to “mayhem” as I ever wish to come…but, to our 21st century Evel Knievels, this author says: For the rest of us mere-mortals, let’s talk about the goals of this thread and for those, who may be joining us for the first time, this information will serve to enlighten you as to the intent of this thread. We are a merry band of shavers, who are constantly searching for ways to improve our technique---and along the way, help the newbies really enjoy their shaves as well. The best and most time-tested manner in which to do so, is to commit to the “30 Day Rule” 1 brush, 1 soap, 1 brand of blades, 1 razor, 30 Days. The rule is really that simple. It seems boring, but this is probably the most straightforward way to learn for a brand-new shaver. This exercise eliminates variables and will likely solve any problem you may have, with a strict scientific approach. If this strict rule isn’t your ballywick, then there is this option: the “30 Day Focus” This is a less rigorous exercise, designed for exploration and comparison of gear and technique. This is the most common exercise on the thread. Generally, the elements are rotated one by one to allow clear observation. Examples of focus areas include brush types, blades, soaps, razor variants, etc. Naturally, these are just suggestions, but there are a few RULES, that must be observed and followed: 1. New Members always welcome. Start anytime. 2. Old Members always welcome. 3. Respect everyone. 4. Refrain from political conversation.** ** This includes, but is not limited to: Covid-19, treatments and/or advice. Please keep these discussions off of this thread and indeed, off of TSD. So, let's all have a wonderful month of great shaves. Keep your contributions coming. "To Shave, Share, Support and Educate"