joeypots

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  1. An utterly decadent cab of RASS, TAO JUL 20, arrived yesterday. These go to the bottom back of the humidor for a good nap.
  2. Interesting. I have a Honda Ridgeline. It's a great vehicle for me except the infotainment is an electronic mess. I could see Honda doing better if there were less issues with it. I'd take the Toyota system any day.
  3. Don't be too surprised if he gets mad or is insulted if you tell him the cigars are counterfeit. People often do not like being told they have been scammed. A friend of mine ran a yoga retreat in Cuba a few years ago and brought a box back for her brother. I don't remember all of the details. She bought the cigars from the "monks" at the retreat place......"Those people wouldn't rip people off."was the response when I said you can't buy Cuban Cigars anywhere for that price. I didn't press the issue.
  4. Don't be too surprised if he gets mad or is insulted if you tell him the cigars are counterfeit. People often do not like being told they have been scammed. A friend of mine ran a yoga retreat in Cuba a few years ago and brought a box back for her brother. I don't remember all of the details. She bought the cigars from the "monks" at the retreat place......"Those people wouldn't rip people off."was the response when I said you can't buy Cuban Cigars anywhere for that price. I didn't press the issue.
  5. Looks great. That's a nice looking smoker. I'm on about my fifth cook on a little RECTEQ that I got for Christmas. What wood do you like for beef? I found the Kingsfor blend was a little strong and hickory was very good.
  6. I heard this on satellite radio the other day. I've always been a fan of early Elton right through GBYBR. This cut is just Elton singing and piano, Dee on Bass, and Nigel on drums. A tour de force, imho.
  7. Smoke one for sure. I'd put it, out of it's tube, in my desk top at 60-62 RH until the big day.
  8. I had a root canal on the upper far rear molar. The endodontist said the tooth was dead. The procedure didn't hurt one bit. 6 hours later.........not so good.
  9. I've had the same dentist for 34 years and I don't think there is a tooth in my mouth that hasn't been worked on. I suppose the only thing worse than dental work and paying the bill is not having teeth or having tooth pain.
  10. A rock and roll classic. The cover of That's Alright Mama, the only other version I know of was by Elvis Presley, is a tour de force. I'm Loosing You? Fuggetahbotit.
  11. Burningman nailed it. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\
  12. I'm not so sure the Conni B is well classified as a robusto. At 54 X 5 7/8th its huge compared to a D4. Any way, all of these vitolas that are an eighth of an inch different than the next closest one seems like shameless marketing to me. I suppose making 10 vitolas in each marca and making every cigar a great one would be bad marketing. I know I could get by with 4 vitolas. That would be a good survey. What 4, or 5, or whatever reasonable # of, vitolas could you live with for ever?
  13. I think it's great. And Robert Brown was quite a guy. https://www.whitesittfuneralhome.com/obits/obituary.php?id=648949 https://americanart.si.edu/artist/robert-brown-6460 His work is widely collected. There's a fair amount of interest in face jugs made by slave potters in the USA before the Civil War like the one posted below. Many of these pots can be very well done are highly collectable.
  14. I think it's the best vitola. PP, Mag 46, and the Siglo IV all have a place in my smoking rotation. Not too big, not too small, not too fat, not too skinny. And when someone stops by my studio its takes just the right amount of time to smoke, about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.
  15. Because CJ is published in Miami it would seem to me that they must cater to the USA for advertising revenue. They probably can't advertise Cuban Tobacco products and they don't want to alienate their advertisers. I haven't paid attention to and USA cigars ratings in years.
  16. For me, it would come down to how many cigars you have and how much you trust your vendor. If the cigars are well sourced and you have a big collection so that you aren't always thinking about that particular box, hang on to them for a while. I have a fair # of cigars and I only smoke two or three a week so waiting 4 or 5 years isn't hard. If I had three boxes and I was burning through them pretty quick I'd spark one of those babies asap. That's just me.
  17. This memorable cigar was one of the last of a box. Not the best box of Cohiba I've ever had but a few construction issues were more than made up for by flavor. I cracked the box in July '19 and burned through it quickly. Usually I savor a box of Cohiba and it takes a while to smoke them all but the poor construction of many of the cigars in this box made me feel that other cigars would be better left to rest while the COROs burned. With more than six years of box age the cigar was proof to me that Cohiba demands aging. If you like them young I won't argue but I think they come into their own
  18. I think by the time it get's to me in the States England will have quite a bit of data about efficacy and side effects. So I'll get in line ASAP. There are some serious research scientists/doctors here in the summer community I live in. I'm close to Boston and the big medical centers. I've spoken to a few and the anecdotal consensus is that the world wide cooperation and lack of profiteering for this vaccine has been fantastic.
  19. Punch Punch, RAE DIC 14. Nothing fancy, just really good.

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