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  1. MisterE

    What Quarantine Activities Are You Doing?

    I'm interested in how we are all using this Covid-19 time to stay productive and reconnect with things we've been putting off. Learning new things, picking up a new/old hobby, maybe even getting outside and exercising again. I think sliding into the comfort of Netflix or whatever we do to unwind...
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    Banjo and Monbla

    Has anyone heard from either of them recently ? Hope everyone's okay....
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    Rocky Patel On The Recent FDA Ruling

    More cigar specific, but we're all in the same boat. His estimate of the cost of post-2007 products is pretty scary IMO. Curious about what you guys think. http://cigarandspirits.com/reactions-rocky-patel-fda-regulation-ruling/
  4. MisterE

    Sad morning

    One of my colleagues in the orchestra passed away this morning. He had a massive heart attack during rehearsal and we lost him right there on stage. I've never seen anything like that before. It sobers you up very quickly. Obviously all activities were cancelled. I spoke with him about ten...
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    Comoy's Cask 7

    Has anyone tried this? Is it just repackaged Bullseye Flake, or is it actually something different?
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    Remember Pete Rose?

    Having a little more free time than usual these last couple of days, I got to thinking about the Big Red Machine. Most of you guys from my generation (I'm 48 now) will remember the Cincinnati Reds in their prime. Many will also remember Pete Rose and all the controversy which ended in his...
  7. MisterE

    Rossi Pipes

    I was down at one of the local cigar shops today, and I saw the has a few of the Rossi remakes for sale. I read up on them a little and discovered they have a long history and we're a competitors with Savinelli. The pipes I saw seem to be well made with no pits and good drilling. At around $60...
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    Backatcha Peeb...

    Narco corridos! <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CwaiCriEIXw" frameborder="0" loading="lazy" allowfullscreen ></iframe> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jlZQiVLoZMs" frameborder="0" loading="lazy" allowfullscreen ></iframe>
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    WHOA! Fully Automatic 12 Gauge

    Sheeeiiit,  :shock: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WOoUVeyaY_8" frameborder="0" loading="lazy" allowfullscreen ></iframe>
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    Five Tins of Copenhagen

    Not nasal snuff, but the dude's a champ in any league. I might've managed half a tin back in the day, but dayum! <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ZVczYJC4Ci8" frameborder="0" loading="lazy" allowfullscreen ></iframe> What possesses people to do this stuff.
  11. MisterE

    Ad blocker for iPhone

    Can anyone recommend an ad blocker that will work well with Safari in iOS8?
  12. MisterE

    Ebola Virus in US

    It appears that Ebola has now been transmitted here in the US. A female health care worker was infected treating an Ebola patient in a Texas hospital. http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/13/health/ebola-nurse-how-could-this-happen/index.html The woman, Nina Pham, took basic precautions while treating...
  13. MisterE

    Briar Spirit bombs Mexico!!

    I just opened up the box! This is what was inside! An amazing pipe and a beautiful custom tamper made by my buddy (Briar Spirit) Kirk!! I will try to get some shots up of the tamper, too. It's a beaut! To my knowledge it's the first Briar Spirit pipe south of the border!  :cheers:  It is an...
  14. MisterE

    Condor Original Long Cut- thank you alandadp!!!

    I finally was able to try the Condor that alandadp sent me a few months ago. The delay was because it arrived at my mom's house up here in the US and we didn't get back stateside until last week. Wow, what passes for OTC across the pond makes our versions (the Capt., the Prince, et al ) even...
  15. MisterE

    E's in da house!

    My son and I just got up to the US yesterday for a few weeks' stay. :cheers: 8)   .....already made my first B&M TAD, too. One of the new Savinelli blends, Dobloon d'Oro (or something like that)..... :roll:
  16. MisterE

    Dentist time..

    Ok gents, due to some major pain in my jaw I'm off to the dentist. I know what awaits me and it isn't pretty. I'm effin' scared. Send me good vibes!  :pale:
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    Newminster bulk tobaccos

    I'm curious what people think of Newminster bulks. The price can't be beat, so I'm thinking of trying some of this: http://www.smokingpipes.com/tobacco/by-maker/Newminster/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=102423 I swear, the close up shot looks like a fungus sample in a petri dish...
  18. MisterE

    World Cup anyone?

    It's a pretty big deal down here. Even though México isn't a powerhouse, they managed to overcome the formidable squad from Cameroon. They'll need all of their newfound confidence as the face Brazil next week.  :lol:  Any of the brothers out there following?
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    MisterE in Acapulco

    I just got home from a quick getaway down to Acapulco. We had a great time, ate waaaay too much, swam, but no sunburn...rained the whole time. No biggie, because Acapulco, rain or shine, is still a helluva good time. Me, with Ferndown and Marlin Flake from 2004, enjoying the view from our room...
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    Quitting cigarettes with other forms of tobacco

    Okay. It seems that cross-addicting into some other form of tobacco is much like quitting drinking by only drinking beer and wine coolers. Same drug, different delivery. Granted, there are many who consider pipe and tobacco much as connoisseurs treat wines or fine whiskeys. But for the...
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