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When no less a persona than Muhammad Ali says that you are the only person he idolized more than himself, that says something about your stature in sport. Rest in Peace, Mr. Aaron.
MLB: Hank Aaron dies at age of 86 (yahoo.com)
General Yeager was 97 years old.
The example of calm cool and collected when things went wrong in the cockpit, Yeager was the prototype for modern pilots both military AND civilian.
May his memory be a blessing.
Gentlemen, and ladies, if you will permit me a moment . . .
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn...
So, for those who may not know, a solara bottle is one which has been mostly drained, to which you add the last few drams of another bottle. Always the same spirit "type", but over the long haul, you end up with a kind of Frankenstein's blend of, say, Bourbon or Gin, etc.
I recently did this...
Following in @RookieGuy 's footsteps I plan to keep a chronology of my wanderings through the world of pipes and pipe tobacco. I have never been a "smoker" but, a little over a year ago, I became interested in cigars. I currently have a small fridge humidor holding around 100 cigars, and all...
Are the pipes in their "First pipe" offering any different from the "regular" pipes on offer?
In other words, if I order a "320" style pipe via the first pipe package, is it any different from just a regular 320 elsewhere on their site?
Second bowl today . . . only loaded about 3/4 full, as my intent was to keep relighting until I was certain I had nothing left unburnt in the bowl.
Well, mission accomplished, to a degree. the carbon within the bowl now reaches down to where the shank enters and there is carbon on the shank...
Anybody use them?
I assume they are meant to sit in the bottom of the bowl to prevent ash from heading up the stem and into your mouth.
Seems kind of gimmicky to me, though I suppose they "could" provide an air pocket when you pack your pipe.
Just what the title says . . .
I have been smoking cigars regularly for about a year now. I am narrowing my field to a few trusted marques that I enjoy, and will likely stick with a steady supply of those, while purchasing the occasional one off "just to try it".
My wife has always mentioned...
I have always believed that a man "shoots his own dog", so to speak. Last night, my boy made that choice unnecessary . . .
A little over 13 years ago a ginger tom cat named Winston stepped out of his cage at the animal shelter into my arms and over my shoulder. He stayed there, purring, until...
A very merry Christmas to all and sundry. My journey into cigars this year has been made easier by this sub-Forum. And by easier, I mean more $$$ departing my wallet . . . LOL. At least it went to useful purchases thanks to you all.
See you in 2020.
Sorry, gentlemen, but I need to get this off my chest . . .
My brother-in-law is a very nice guy, with a lovely wife. They frequently visit a specific resort in Cuba and have, over the years, become very friendly with several members of the staff. Prior to a recent trip, and sharing a mutual...
Selling my Wolfman WR2 razor with WRH2 Handle. Some people will only drive Cadillacs, others are fine with a nice Chevy. I am firmly in the latter category. And so, the details . . .
WR2 Razor in Basic Mirror Polish
Dual Comb plate (0.95 on the OC side, 1.05 on the SB side)
I live in Ontario where the tax on a cigar is in the 40-50% range on the retail price. I stopped in at a tobacco shop attached to a local grocery store, and discovered that one of my preferred cigars (MF - Flor des Antillas) is about $2.00 per unit cheaper than the specialty shop I have been...
Okay . . . I know enough to check my sticks for mold or possible beetle infestation before throwing them into storage. My question is about the metal tubes that some come packed in.
Do you take them out?
Loosen the cap?
Doesn't matter so long as the temps and RH are good?
I received an "ammo case" (metal) as the container for my groomsman gift at a wedding a while back. It seems to seal fairly tightly, and I am wondering if I can use it as a makeshift humidor to store extra cigars until I decide on a real humidor down the road. I'm thinking that some sort of...