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  1. I don't always drink beer but when i do i prefer dos equis.
  2. I think, therefore I am
  3. Is this the foot fetish thread?
  4. luckme10

    why don't you die!

    Sent this to the wife.
  5. Thanks everyone. I'm going to thank him and I'll probably give it some time. Was going to send some cigars his way too. Maybe I'll send a cohiba and an EL so he can take a look at the wrappers and bands. Wouldn't be a bad idea to sit down with him sometime next month.
  6. So a friend of my wife dropped me off a few cigars today. Last time I had spoken to him, he wanted to see if I had some time to sit down and talk for some cigar advice as he was just starting to get into the hobby. He had a strange worried look on his face which I sort of shrugged off but anyways as the story we've all heard many times, he had just came back from Mexico, and brought me a few cigars, a custom, a legit epi 2, and well... this: I'm just not sure what to tell him because I don't want to discourage him. Considering the look on his face as he was talking to me, maybe he knows. I could gently nudge the attributes of counterfeits? Maybe ignorance is bliss? To think that this could have been purchased as a retail talisman or a robusto reserva consecha, I'd hate to think how much he spent on it. This is probably a fairly common question among here, so I do apologize if it's been beaten to death. Would you tell someone their purchase was a counterfeit? Maybe I'll start with the story about how my friend and I went on a tour in vinales in pinar del rio and were scammed into buying cigar ashes that were sold as coffee grounds and $200 of custom cigars that, although was shown in a demonstratration with long filler, had floor sweepings as short filler in the center.
  7. 1. Toss up: Padron 64' in Natural principe. Padron Family Reserve 50 in Natural 2. Ashton VSG Belicoso 3. Arturo Fuente Anejo Shark 4.Tatuaje chuck skinny monsters. 5. My Father Flor de Las Antillas I have a stash that I gradually go through when I want to mix it up a little. But I can't see myself actively trying to replenish any of my non cubans for a long time. These dont' really disappear anymore. I really just don't feel like having spice bombs very often anymore. Tatuajes do have a nice chocolate flavor profile I can't get from other brands though. The utility that I would get from $30 on a Padron Family Reserve isn't worth what I could get in Cubans for the same price point. I guess my tastes have gotten more mild as I age.
  8. luckme10

    California Fires

    I know someone who just bought a home in paradise, ca. Considering essentially the whole town was burned down, I'm pretty concerned.
  9. Next FOHrensics experiment idea. Does being drunk improve the taste of the cigar? 3 parts, 3 levels of drunkenness.
  10. Surge Soda. Jolt Cola, which was like the predecessor to bawls. Nitro Cola. A St. Louis speciality. And of course, the original blackout inducing Four Loko, with all the alcohol, caffeine, taurine and guarana the body can handle, literally.
  11. luckme10

    Off to Japan

    I would spend a day hitting up Kappabashi, Asakusa Temple and Tokyo Skytree since they're nearby: Nearby: Kappabashi in Tokyo is a street filled with kitchenware shops and plastic food stores as this is restaurant row where owners go to buy their plates, supplies, wrap, bags, and plastic food https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy-NPZ28--g Asakusa Temple. It's a huge market / Temple that's very popular. https://fastjapan.com/en/p100331 Tokyo Skytree The world's second tallest building https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokyo_Skytree There is the Kirin Brewery and Yebisu Brewery. We went to the in Yebisu Brewery but the tours are only Japanese. Cup Noodle Museum was also really crowded so it's better to get there in the morning to get a tour. Yasukuni Shrine is also worth taking a look at. It's the large shrine near the imperial palace that is notorious for having all of the War Officers. It's also pretty close to a yama-chan which is a chain of fried chicken wings that are famous over there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=solB0X3zokA Ameyayokocho was also a really nice shrine that's near akihabara that's definitely worth a look. If you see a Gindaco nearby, their Takoyaki are really good. I’m not a Takoyaki person, but theirs is really good with a crispier crust and they are huge! -Econnect wireless routers let you connect your cell phone to the internet. Important for having google maps, foursquare (asia's linkedin for place and restaurant reviews), imessage, email, etc. They're like 8 bucks a day to rent and you can have them sent to the post office at the airport, hotel, residenc for delivery, pickup,and drop off. https://www.econnectjapan.com/ -The google translate app will help with some of the text translations. -Buy a Suica card at the train stations. It'll save you a lot of time instead of buying tickets one at a time. This also simplifies the process considerably! They're like multipurpose credit cards that in addition to having credit for using the train, you can use for various restaurants and vending machines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=TSPISZ8X6kY -JR Pass if you plan on going to osaka or kyoto, these pay for themselves. They allow free travel on all JR railtracks, which are about half of the tracks in Japan. They were godsends -FourSquare is like Asia's Yelp. It will have general reviews of restaurants in Japan that you can look at nearby. Download the app and you'll be able to find a good place to eat anywhere in Japan.
  12. Toilet paper is important. They don't give you much at the casas, and their paper is like paper towels that you get at a public restroom. A toilet seat would also be nice. Some of the bathrooms I went to didn't have one and others had a really them made of really cheap plastic. A water bottle - buy a big gallon of water and keep in fridge to refill. Pepto Bismol because the ice can make you sick. A map
  13. Keep the desktop humidor close and convenient. Store the large humidor somewhere more impractical to get to. Set ahead of time which cigars you're going to ration for say the month and keep your hands out of the big humidor.
  14. “Congratulations to the Red Sox 2018. Dodgers, again, better luck next year.” - lifelong Giant’s fan. Celebrate the good times!

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