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About gcman68

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    Golf, Cigars, Scotch, the Arizona Wildcats and New York Yankees.

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  1. Rob, Never heard Petula Clark? Have you ever seen a show called Seinfeld?
  2. When the rules weren't as clear I had a bit of an argument about a lighter in an approved container taken from my golf bag that was being checked in Phoenix. The JetBlue lady behind the counter interjected what was starting to be a bit of an argument between me and a few TSA guys and eventually mailed it to my address. I never forgot that and wrote them a nice letter about her after I received it. Sometimes you get lucky I guess.
  3. I came through a Duty Free in Mexico a few years back (maybe 8-10) and got a very good fake Sig VI tubos. I even sent it to someone who is well known on the boards who opened it up and confirmed it was a well done fake. It happens or happened but regardless be happy you can take care of the collective knowledge of the Board here to help you out.
  4. 1) Atlanta 2) Freeman 3) Ryan 4) Edelman
  5. Election night in one of the most watched areas of the country I am guessing it should be pretty quiet down there! Have fun Prez! :-)
  6. Very interesting thread! I hope when the dust settles the people do better than the Native Americans did at least originally. I can certainly say that I have "donated" more than my share back over the years. On to cigars I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't just put a ban on the export of non rolled tobacco, assuming they had an interest in allowing private companies to conduct business in the Country. If you want to make Cuban cigars then they are grown, rolled and packaged by Cubans in Cuba etc etc Just my two cents.
  7. I freeze everything mostly because my cabinet in my unfinished basement can get a little warm. In the hottest part of the summer it gets to 72-73 degrees so I just sleep better but I never had a problem and know plenty of people that haven't had any problems as well.
  8. Punch Aguilas (instead of RJ ) Perfecto 50 x 143
  9. I use the Avallo with the 4 canisters and additional fans and have no complaints. I went a little overboard and put a canister (two likely would have worked) on each shelf along with the additional fans and best I can tell I have a pretty stable humidity throughout. I also like the ability to easily adjust the humidity accordingly which this time of year is great with my temps in the 58-60F range.
  10. I don't agree with the process but 3 Cubans in the top 25 makes some sort of sense only when you look at the way they say they rate cigars. First, I don't know the number but a guess would be maybe 15-20% of the cigars they rate are Cubans (13 out of 77 in last issue by my quick unofficial count) if that many. Second, they supposedly buy them at retail and then if they score well buy them again for the final tasting. So it seems they are buying the Cubans blind and since a large part of the scoring in the top 25 relies on consistency it makes sense to me that for this type of testing Cubans don't score as well as we would think. That is not to excuse 3 in the Top 25 of course but it's just my attempt at a rational explanation. I know I am very happy I don't have to buy blind and I suspect that if CA did the same things might change.
  11. Since about the age of 12 I have always wanted to be Hugh Hefner's replacement and for over 30 years nothing has changed.
  12. I suck compared to some of you guys (12 handicap :-) ) but I also enjoy smoking on the course as well but I stick to NC's as I generally as I don't have time to concentrate on them. My old tobacconist used to ask me where and when I was playing the next day and select a few for me. I used to think that was a bit much but I did actually find that certain wrappers smoked better in windy conditions.
  13. I had one within the last month and I still thought it needed more time which really surprised me. I have been trying these pretty much every 6 months waiting until I thought they were ready and I am still waiting. It is the only cigar I have had where my patience hasn't been rewarded by this much time. Could be I got the odd off box though.
  14. http://nypost.com/2015/07/04/new-yorkers-board-first-flight-to-cuba-in-over-50-years/ A few stories of regular people going back to see family etc. Growing up, having half my family still in Italy, I personally can't imagine not being able to go see where my parents grew up or having the aunt, uncle or lifelong friend come visit for what was a family celebration of food (cheese's handmade on the farm imported via suitcase), home made wine and often home made pasta. The funny part was I really never knew until I was older why, during the 2 hour period after dinner, the laughs got louder and louder. Looking back over the years, especially after hearing of someone passing, it was nice to be able to have met some people that were a part of my family's history. Glad to know at least for a few Cubans it's getting easier for them to be able to have some of the same experience.

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