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    Mike: Unfortunately, I believe we no longer have 'any' operating drive-in's in the Bayou State. 😢 What I 'don't miss' about the drive-ins were the mosquitoes that got in the car through the 'little-tiny' slit(s) in your window(s) that you hung the speaker (yeah...I hated to sit on that...
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    Cigar Of The Day (COTD)

    Chef: Love the 'stache'. :thumbsup: "You need [commitment] in your soul to give birth to a mustache [and beard]". Friedrich Nietzsche
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    Liver anyone?

    Rusty: ...now, this Thread could be just 'offal' :))), but seriously...the Mrs. and I love some liver & onions, but being a 'equal opportunity' carnivores ...; The innards I love is braunschweiger, liverwurst, oxtails, pork belly, scrapple, beef marrow roasted bones, kidneys, ham hocks...
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    Tales for spoiled brats

    Legion: I remember my Dad telling me when my other brothers got me to ask...”Why don’t we have more bathrooms”? His rejoined with a wink...”Bathrooms...when I was your age...I had to share the one bathroom with my brother while he was still in it”. “Chiidren are often spoiled because no one...
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    Shaving Mug or Coffee Mug...Difference?

    Twoswords70: My shaving mug is my Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalog Ceramic Shaving Mug (I'm a 90% face latherer & 10% scuttle user), which is 3¼in tall and 3in across the top. :thumbsup: Also, I use a 3in Plastic Test Cap as a Lid for my mug (plus it has a 'nipple' in the middle to grasp the cover...
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    What Brown leaf 'good stuff' are you waiting on to be delivered?

    Zippo Update!!!! " Review: Official Zippo Butane Lighter Insert!!! The distinct ping of a Zippo lighter opening is music to the ears of many, but for cigar lovers, it’s more of a warning. This is because seasoned cigarians know that old-school Zippos may look cool and inspire nostalgia, but...
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    Your favourite "hot" sauce ?

    Hot Saucers: “Edition OLD BAY Hot Sauce Now Available! OLD BAY Hot Sauce is heeeeeere! And there are two ways to get it. Live on the East Coast? Click here for a full list of stores carrying the good stuff. Outside the East Coast? Click here to purchase from our limited online supply...
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    Songs with a great intro

    Erik: For your music pleasure...Earth, Wind & Fire...w/ "September"; "When words leave off...music begins". Heinrich Heine
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    Make Ice Cream, in a Mason Jar [say whaaaat?]

    Ever think you could make Ice Cream w/o all the fuss? This idea / recipe is just what the doctor ordered during these difficult times! 😷 By Amelia Nierenberg - NY Times - 9 May 2020 "Making ice cream at home feels like alchemy, a complex process of mixing and cooling. Now that summer is...
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    Post your family heirloom

    Captain: For me, it's my 1936 Longines 14K Pocket Watch (engraved with my full name, birth date and the quote..."A Wrist Watch merely tells Time...a Pocket Watch tells a Story." ). ...which I use just about everyday! :thumbsup: Besides keeping excellent time, my watch has great sentimental...
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    Mike: Other than Vegas, we've been to Atlantic City, NJ casinos, but we have been to casinos in Germany (Bad Soden, Baden-Baden and Bad Kissingen). Like to go to Reno, NV and like to go back to Vegas (we'll stay at the downtown Fremont and enjoy the Fremont Street Experience [wink])...
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    Sardines - food of the gods - best recipes - post pictures!

    Sardine Lovers: :2guns:I 'pulled' the trigger on a four (4), pack (cans), of King Oscar Mediterranean-style sardines (w/ top-grade extra virgin olive oil, sliced black olives, red bell pepper, garlic, and herbs of Provence),...hmmm, hmmm good! :thumbsup: "I'd rather be someone's tin of...
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    Back from the dead

    Mick: So you say you're back from the dead No way...just a well deserved 'sabbatical' that's all. Q. BTW, what other shaving accoutrements (blades, brushes, soaps, scents ect...), are you working with? As you can imagine, B & B has 'grown' since then, but when it's all said and done...
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    What Brown leaf 'good stuff' are you waiting on to be delivered?

    [ Lighter Buffs: Additional text in blue above. [Zippo:]"Always works—or we fix it". Zippo lighter slogan since 1937
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    What Brown leaf 'good stuff' are you waiting on to be delivered?

    Today, I 'pulled the trigger' and am waiting on a brand new (23yrs old...some say 'rare', in original tin, with instructions and UPC code), 1997 Premier Issue Cigar Aficionado [CA], Lighter (matte black textured finish with the CA plaque affixed to the front & protected with crystal clear enamel...