02-08-2014, 10:37 AM
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The visionary writer was born on this date in 1828.

From Around the World in Eighty Days (1873):

"The mansion in Saville Row, though not sumptuous,was exceedingly comfortable. The habits of its occupant were such as to demand but little from the sole domestic, but Phileas Fogg required him to be almost superhumanly prompt and regular. On this very 2d of October he had dismissed James Forster, because that luckless youth had brought him shaving water at eighty-four degrees Fahrenheit instead of eighty-six; and he was awaiting his successor, who was due at the house between eleven and half-past."

One must have that shaving water at exactly the right temperature....

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 02-08-2014, 10:47 AM
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My favorite "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea"

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 02-08-2014, 11:28 AM
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(02-08-2014, 10:47 AM)slantman Wrote: My favorite "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea"

I agree. Loved it, still do.

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 02-10-2014, 02:13 PM
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Verne was so far ahead of his time. Love him.

Happy Birthday Jules...

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