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About jwr0201

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    Near the beach - native Floridian!
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    Good cigars with a strong coffee, fine rum, scotch or bourbon. Soaring, fishing, and outdoors in general.

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  1. Know it's late, but this is still a good one! A young Kindergarten teacher addresses her class and explains they would have a show and tell for the afternoon. With all the kids brimming with excitement, she holds up a shiny ripe red Braeburn and asks the kids what it is. Hands fly up everywhere. The teacher calls on little Suzie, “OK Suzie, what is this fruit?” The swift reply is ”it’s an apple, teacher”. “Very good, Suzie, come get your apple!” Next, the teacher holds up a bunch of round, ripe, purple Concords. “Who knows what these are?” Again, hands shoot up all around! “Sally, what do you think?” Sally replies that they are grapes! “Very good, Sally, come get your grapes”. Last item the teacher holds up is a small, foil wrapped pyramid chocolate candy. “Who knows what this is?” Nothing, not a single hand goes up. Teacher is perplexed and asks again with not a single reply. She calls on little Timmy to come up to her desk, unwraps the candy and puts it in his mouth. “Timmy, do you know now?” Still nothing! The teacher decides to give the kids a hint…”it’s what your mommy gives your daddy just before bed at night”. Suddenly little Tommy shouts out, “spit it out Timmy, that there’s a piece of ass!”
  2. Just think...this might just be either a really late or really early April Fools tweet from the Donald, uh, the prez ( not you, Rob), I mean the US President and twitter in chief. He's probably a connoisseur of fine cigars and really doesn't mean to sell us down the river just so's those selfish Canucks can get all the CC goodies! At least we still have a great exchange rate going for us!
  3. C'mon Rob...everybody knows our gov't does clusterf**ks so very well!
  4. Wow! Seems like throwing stones whilst living in a glass house. WE sell arms to Saudi Arabia... France included and a host of others. Let's all be big enough boys to take the blame.
  5. Like the OP, I was on the search for a serious upgrade in coffee. After scouring this thread, took the plunge and bought an Aeropress. AWESOME COFFEE! The search is over and coffee nirvana has been found! I'm a happy dude!
  6. That second hearse dog is worth his weight in premium habanos! Atta boy!
  7. Southeast US; good to excellent service: 20 - 22% poor to outright bad service 0 - 10%
  8. Decadently strong coffee with cream and turbinado. Slightly sweet side. Mmmmmmmmm!
  9. Recently received a 15 count box (5 3-packs) of HDM Petit Robustos in the paper board counter display 15 pack box. No date that I can see. Not a bid deal, as these are damn good little cigars, but curious if these are dated anywhere.
  10. Well, looks like the 8th dwarf has been outed - Bitchy! Kidding! Lived in Orlando - Disney World city. Agree that the 'Magic Kingdom' can be rough for those of us who are just not into overcrowded amusement parks. Animal Kingdom, on the other hand, is well worth a visit and the food there is pretty good. Can even get a good cold beer or three!
  11. With the acknowledgement that my experience is no where near that of yours, I respectfully disagree. I believe that a pale, sickly wrapper is an indication of what may well be that of things to come with many CC's. I base this on a few experiences with items received in trades where the cigars have wrappers that pale in comparison to the norm for the marcas. I received some 2014 HU 2's that turned out to be ghostly pale and the same with another group of '14 Monte Petit No 2's. The Montes also had a good bit of mold as well. In neither case was this noted prior to my receiving them. Taste on each was as pale as the wrappers. On the other hand, I have no issue with seconds where there is some foot damage. Bought many a box from our host that way and found no issue at all with taste and construction quality.
  12. I very much agree. After making a good number of trades, I find that there is often a reason someone is looking to part with lots and often they are looking to be rid of substandard cigars. This is quite disappointing when one sends decent, sought after sticks and receive poor items in return. I am finding it is best to do box purchases as well.
  13. It would be nice if the fokkers in government and special interests would simply stop telling everyone else what to do and how to live! And those fokkers are supposed to be our "representatives". What an unfortunate joke!
  14. Clearly in the US and Oz, that would be a NO!
  15. Wrappers can have a dramatic influence on the flavor profile of a cigar. Take a popular NC marca, LFD. Their Double Ligero line includes both natural and maduro cigars in like sizes. Aside from the wrappers, the filler and binder is identical for each. There is a world of difference in the total flavor profiles of them. Can't speak on CC's as I have not had two of the same Cubans with different wrappers, but I would bet there is the same difference.

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