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    What Brown leaf 'good stuff' are you waiting on to be delivered?

    My Cigar Freinds: I'm now waiting on four (4), - Cuban Montecristo (5 sticks ea), No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 & No. 5 Samplers (20 cigars), and I hope they send their 'oldest' Box Code. :drool: "Pull out a Montecristo at a dinner party [and the world stops in its aroma]". Martyn Harris
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    Your favorite Brandy and/or Cognac

    Nortac: My favorite is Hine VSOP! :thumbsup: "All Cognac’s are Brandy...but not all Brandy’s are Cognac". CBJ
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    Thanksgiving 2019

    Pepin: Turducken is awesome too! :thumbsup: https://www.badgerandblade.com/forum/threads/happy-thanksgiving.470130/post-7729020 "Turducken: It's like 'Inception' with poultry". Author Unknown
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    School me on Brandy vs Cognac

    Nortac: All cognacs are brandy, but not all brandy's are cognac. :thumbsup: Cognacs are made grapes 🍇 only from one of six regions in Cognac, must be distilled twice in copper pot stills & must be aged in oak barrels for at least 2yrs (VS), 4yrs (VSOP), & 6yrs (XO), but there are cognacs that...
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    What Brown leaf 'good stuff' are you waiting on to be delivered?

    Cigar Freinds: I'm now waiting on a box of twenty-five (25), Cuban Fonseca No. 1 (6⅓in x 43 - Cazadores...hope they send their 'oldest' Box Code) cigars. :drool: "My rule of life [is] prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite [of] smoking cigars...". Sir Winston S. Churchill
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    What does your blotter look like?

    Slivovitz: Here's mine old reproduction blotter w/ J. Herbin Blotter Paper Refills. :thumbsup: Measures 4½in long, 2½in wide, 2½in tall and weighs less than 1lb. "[Ink blotting] is like driving at night in the fog. You can only [write] as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole...
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    Potato Chips

    Aaron: I don't think I have a favorite, but I do like; "My idea of a meal, if I was hungry, was to open a bag of potato chips". Sandra Cisneros PS However, Doritos w/ salsa, or Ruffles w/ french onion dip is fine also.
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    It’s official, the final nail

    This Month's issue is 'more like it'...very interesting. :thumbsup: "[Reading a magizine] is a device to ignite the imagination". Alan Bennett
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    Distilled Water

    Wes: The Mrs. and I after many years of travel, hearing that sage advice hammered into us..."Don't drink the water", and having since grown from drinking tap water as a child, teenager and young man (and since joined the Service in the 80's), we strated drinking (but I shave w/ tap water)...
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    The Cigar Smoking Worlds Champioinship; the Best Always Finish Last ;-)

    Wow...I would have never thought that there was a world championship of smoking...puff away my friends. :thumbsup: By Andrew Keh - NY Times - 29 Oct 19 Split, Croatia: 'The smoke machine seemed redundant. This was the Cigar Smoking World Championship. There was already a lot of smoke. But...
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    Any Kilt Wearers here?

    Biloxi: Have I ever worn a kilt? Nope...not I. :blushing: "It's a kilt, [you bonehead]. It's only a skirt if I'm wearing underwear". Damon Suede
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    The Best Cheeseburger In Los Angeles?LA Sells Out Every Weekend

    I always love a great cheeseburger (we have some awesome ones here in Lake Charles, LA), but could this be the Best Cheeseburger in Los Angeles? I don't know, but maybe a member or two in Los Angeles could 'chime-in' here (sort of like a roving foodie critic), to see what's the internet (gone...
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    Ban the user above you!

    "foolish-enough-to-listen" is because being literate is not a 'game-changer' in this sub-forum (btw, when I'm told to turn on a computer...I ask where I'm supposed to rub it). "I put cool into school & lit into illiterate". Author Unknown
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    Cigar Of The Day (COTD)

    Isaac: Thanx for info and for sharing! :thumbsup: BTW, I sure wish I had that kind of cash for one of those limited humidors. :001_rolle “He lit his cigar and sat back at peace with the world;…”. Evelyn Waugh
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    Cigar Of The Day (COTD)

    Issac: First of all, I'm so very sorry that your cat & BFF of 12yrs passed away. I know the grief and pain you both are feeling because when our black cat Minka had passed many years ago after 12yrs with us. We were 'crushed' because she was such a big part of our family that we have yet to...
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