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  1. FOH'ers Daily Smoke

    Very glad you enjoyed the experience my friend! If only they could all be like that!
  2. Understood, no worries. As mentioned above, your understanding is just not accurate. It is a broad discussion topic, but in general I would say that the strength differences between Cuban and certain non-Cuban cigars are due to many factors, not just blending. The idea has been discussed many times but there doesn't seem to be much incentive for Cuba to export premium cigar leaf in any major quantities, or evidence of it happening, at least that I am aware of.
  3. Uhhh....what? Are you sure you're not confusing blending differences between Cuban and non-Cuban cigars with other differences related to terroir, the use of different tobacco cultivars, and differing methods of cultivation and production?
  4. Congrats on a solid achievement! There is something uniquely satisfying about challenging yourself, training hard, and achieving your goal. Savor this.
  5. Been a runner for about a decade. I'd probably be considered a fast weekend warrior. I will occasionally pick up an age group top 3 in local races. Have raced up to the marathon distance on asphalt and 50k on trail. In my most aggressive training I've been at 60 miles/week, but nowadays more of a fitness runner banging out a strategic 10-15. Agree with El Hoze - I've never noticed any detriment due to cigars (though I don't smoke all that much), but booze is a killer.
  6. Used to be Clash of Clans, now I prefer Clash Royale. Less time/effort overall. Dumb Ways To Die for funny/stupid Color Switch for mind numbing/infuriating Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  7. Final Mould Report

    Damn science, ruining everybody's fun
  8. All in jest Ken, I didn't really see you as the reptile purchasing type Very true regarding designer breeding...though the folks at the reptile expositions look very different from those at the flower shows! Some good has come from captive bred reptiles though...it has reduced pressure on wild populations, at least here in the US. The red, white and black snake that @JamesKPolkEsqposted above was hunted extensively here in California before captive bred specimens became widely available.
  9. No doubt, the illegal wildlife trade is a global catastrophe. Born of ignorance, fueled by greed. As far as value in reptiles, it's all about rarity. On occasion, tens of thousands have been paid for newly discovered/unobtainable color morphs. Generally though, there is a lot of price exaggeration in the 'designer' reptile world. The new morphs get captive bred quickly, become widely available, and those exorbitant sums evaporate. A few breeders make some good coin. At the end of the day, the target buyer is still an awkward 13 year old...which is inherently self limiting as far as price goes I know a little bit about this, I bred and sold a few species of snakes to help pay my way through college. If you're interested, this guy is one of the legends in the captive bred snake trade: http://www.bobclark.com I'm sure you could find some pricy animals on his site. Hots (venomous) generally don't bring the really high prices as most people have enough common sense to not want to keep them, and/or the legal restrictions. Check it out, I found you a deal on an albino monocled cobra: http://www.faunaclassifieds.com/forums/showthread.php?t=620509
  10. Wages at the Kempinski

    Wow. That is just so wrong.
  11. @JamesKPolkEsq - nice find, that is the second mountain kingsnake that has been spotted by an FOHer in the last few months. I recall Lotusguy posted a pic of one at his place not too long ago. Regarding the original post...there are a lot of degenerates in the reptile business (yes, there is a business). He was probably selling as much as he was collecting. In any case, it takes a real scumbag to be that careless with deadly animals. I hope whatever slap on the wrist he receives has some effect on him. Some of these animals fetch pretty high prices. I saw another pic of the bust that shows a bucket labled '10 baby Gila Monsters'...which would be a very valuable bucket. Heck Ray, your white cobra was probably worth $500, keep a closer eye on her next time!
  12. Snakes

    +1 Good call. Definitely a non-venomous Nerodia, though if you have ever handled one I think the smell of the musk alone elevates it well above 'harmless' [emoji38] Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  13. Beer Cellar

    Awesome. Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
  14. Great review gents. One of the few regionals I ever sprung for a full box of. I have only had a handful so far but I really like this cigar.
  15. I do not have everything, so I will hold off on the fancy box...but man, I do love cheese.

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