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    Cars, Golf, IPhone text mess-ups, Travel, Rough-Housing, High Fiving, Inteligant Mintal Stimyulation, Surprises (pleasant only), Old Tractors, Ankhs.

    Telling people how the more I smoke the more I like Petite Coronas meter--132

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  1. zeedubbya

    Celebration of wrappers

    I love playing this game...first 4 boxes I came across.. 2014 Hoyo PE 2012 SCDLH El Morro 2008 BRC 2017 RYJ Short Churchill’s
  2. Thought I would bump up this old thread I ran across from 12 years ago. Everyone anticipating the first REs for Asia Pacific, an explanation of pricing from El prez, knowing what the next years release would be. Fascinating discussion here—to me at least. P.S. Do old thread bumps count for the FOHnies
  3. zeedubbya

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    ESO JUN15 Bolivar Corona Gigantes while at fireworks tonight. This is a magical cigar, which has legs for 100 years. Stunning now, in 10 years will be efffing legendary. Dumbest discontinuation EVER—HSA YOU SUCK!!
  4. Phil—It’s from the factory MX-5 RF (Retractable Fast Back). Incredible engineering. Sorry to jump in and answer, but I’m a big Mazda fan....and I ran a Mazda store when they introduced it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Maybe this isn’t necessarily old school exactly, but a cotton dress shirt and wool trousers. Dressing for work in general. I cannot stand the new “dri fit” “microfiber” whatever they want to call polyester now to trick everyone. There’s nothing feels better, looks better, and it is a hell of a lot less hot than polycrap than a pair of well tailored wool pants and a cotton dress shirt. It’s 90 degrees outside and I’m grilling steaks in a pair of wool pants right now, and I will hang them up this evening and wear them next week and they will look perfect. Rant over. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. zeedubbya


    Happens on Cohiba Shorts to me. I just take a rag/napkin/paper towel and wipe it off and continue. Seems to fix the issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I’ve seen something similar done many times with a lottery “bust” in which the US Powerball Lottery red ball number is used for a drawing. Each entrant picks a number from 1-26 (the amount of red balls in the US Powerball) and agrees they will put up a premium cigar 5er as an entry fee. First come, first shot at picking a number. All entries are posted in the thread so everyone can see who’s in and what number they picked. Once filled to 26 spots it runs. Person with number closest to the drawn Powerball number wins 11 5ers, second and third closest wins 6 5ers. Note there’s only 23 5ers available because it’s assumed 3 winners would keep their own 5ers. Winner picks 11 people and sends them his/her address, 2nd and 3rd pick 6 people each to have send them a 5er each. Winner ends up with 55 cigars, 2nd and 3rd with 30 each (assuming everyone sends their 5ers....) This could feasibly be done with singles as well—I just think it’s not as cost effective to ship a single cigar, and that’s why 5ers are used. As a post script, I kind of like that FOH doesn’t have things like this going all over the forum, but maybe running something like this might be fun for members...
  8. zeedubbya

    FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Started out really tasty with good solid Upmann flavors, went to a gritty, rough, metallic not good taste at about the end of 1st 3rd, and just as I was about to toss it at half way it completely transformed into a nice refined shortbread and baking spice with a subtle sweetness. Decent opening, terrible 15 min in middle and a very nice surprise in last 1/2. Strange smoke, but enjoyable enough.
  9. Sticking with Coen Brothers, O’ Brother Where Art Though has some great lines. “Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin'?” “Well ain’t this place a geographical oddity, two weeks from everywhere.” ”No thank you Delmar, a third of a gopher would only arouse my appetite without beddin’ her back down.” ”Damn, we’re in a tight spot!”
  10. Hattie B’s is uh-mazing. Was in Nashville a year or so ago and had hot chicken at Hattie Bs and Puckett’s and somewhere else where it wasn’t as memorable. My wife kindly suggested I should maybe eat something else in Nashville besides hot chicken so I had a sweet tea brined pork loin with pimento cheese grits at Merchants, and it almost changed my life. It would be a tragedy if I didn’t mention both of my grandmothers made the worlds best fried chicken. One would serve it with mashed potatoes and gravy and the other with Macaroni Salad and Baked Beans. They put EVERY fried chicken place I’ve ever been to shame. Now that’s comfort food! As for Soul Food I am no stranger. When I was in college I had a friend who’s grandmother and grandfather would invite me over for dinner instead of him. I loved his grandmothers cooking (he didn’t). They lived in a really really bad neighborhood. About twice a month she would make Smoked Neck Bones with potatoes, alongside either greens or green beans which were so spicy they made you sweat. I am sure I looked out of place sneaking in and out of there a few times a month, but damn that food was awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. zeedubbya

    Burn line indicates quality

    In reference to the OPs question I had a friend of mine who was an expert cigar smoker and a true aficionado—he would grab the cigar up by the burn line and feel if it was burning hot or not. He never said anything about why he did it but I assume it had something to do with quality/age of the cigar. I’ve seen other people do this as well. I don’t recall anyone ever saying the way the burn line looks equates to quality of leaf. And now to jump in the fire. It’s not an unknown (most) NCs are light years ahead of Cubans in terms of quality. Rob even mentioned the Padrón’s and Fuentes the other day on 24:24. Taste is another thing altogether, but taste is extremely subjective. Guy I work with smokes about 10 Black and Milds a day. He clearly enjoys them and that strange ritual of taking out that pesky piece of plastic or whatever it is. I have given him many cigars and he’s always very gracious and tells me he enjoys them. Last week I asked him if he wanted me to get a humidor started so he could start smoking some better cigars more regularly. He said he would rather not. He just loves Black and Milds. So I smoked one with him a couple days back, and wouldn’t you know—it was actually decent, and to top it all off—the burn line was about as perfect as I’ve ever seen! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Audi Fox my parents....had, and by the way it ran I would say if you change the O In Fox to a U that may describe their feelings about what Audi did to them.... One of my earliest memories is of my Father pressing the hazard light button on the car and me, as a child, thinking it was what fixed the car. He would press it repeatedly in anger, and occasionally it would spring to life and off we’d go. No clue why my parents had this car? I recall my Dad one time telling my Mom the car was so out of place in the rural Midwest it was sick. It looked about like this one...’‘twas a turd.
  13. I would make the Monsdales a regular production cigar. No Marca, just boxes of the Monsdales. Put them in same packaging as the RYJ Cazadores, but with a different box design. No bands. I think these would sell and it would make me very happy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. This has been a discussion for far longer than any one of us have been alive. Being on the cusp of what I understand is the “Millennial Generation” and GenX (I am 38), and training and studying Millennials everyday in my workplace, I have found them extremely creative, driven, well mannered and hard working. IF you give them the information in the correct way. Sociologist Simon Sinek has completely changed the way I think about millennials. They are a product of failed parenting. Parents of this generation have given them free access to something akin to opening up the liquor cabinet in the free access to social media. It’s been shown the dopamine release provided by social media is not all that different from Alcohol. BUT, if you can hold their attention by imparting new, interesting knowledge in the right way, there’s something amazing there. They do amazing things. One of my favorite quotes is below.... “The counts of the indictment are luxury, bad manners, contempt for authority, disrespect to elders, and a love for chatter in place of exercise. … Children began to be the tyrants, not the slaves, of their households. They no longer rose from their seats when an elder entered the room; they contradicted their parents, chattered before company, gobbled up the dainties at table, and committed various offences against Hellenic tastes, such as crossing their legs. They tyrannised over the paidagogoi and schoolmasters.” Kenneth John Freeman (1907), quote consistently and incorrectly attributed to Socrates... This is an issue that’s been around for ages. But don’t worry—I’m not going to get depressed if no one likes my post, my generation is the slacker generation—I’m surprised I even took the time to write this up... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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