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  1. Packaging like this esp. with alcohol can lead to some unfortunate incidents. I found out this the hard way. Whilst brewing beer and drinking at the same time with a mate some years back, his rather inebriated girlfriend popped in to say hello and kindly offered to make us a drink. Well unfortunately the beer bottle sterilising solution, 10% phosphoric acid, came in what was basically a soda bottle. So of course the girlfriend mistook it for such. In our very drunken states, we both took a nice big swig before realising the mistake. Luckily for us H3PO4 is not really toxic. Extraordinarily sour though 🤢
  2. As for the old saying "you can't polish a turd", someone has proved that wrong. In general though I don't think this applies to cigars any more than it applies to wine or cheese. Cigars maybe smokable after some time, but if it starts out a dog rocket I think you're shooting for at best mediocre. Garbage in, garbage out is more appropriate in most cases.
  3. According to Quantum Cigar Entanglement this is true. Believe me, you have many more issues to overcome because of the Quantum Cigar Uncertainty Principle (aka Habana Uncertainty Principle) ... a) The cigars are in a superposition of being both smoked and unsmoked until someone observes you either smoking them or not. b) You cannot determine both where you are smoking the cigars and how fast you are smoking them at the same time. c) You are smoking the same cigars in many places at the same time until observed smoking them.
  4. '18 PSP Trinidad Vigia. Just a couple of years has done wonders for this cigar. Found them a little to strong for my liking fresh, but the second from the box I had only a week ago and it was fantastic.
  5. Just imagine when self-driving cars become the norm. It won't be long before some country singer comes out with a song about how his pick up truck left him! 😏
  6. Geez these things are so badly infested they are no longer cigars, they are protein bars! 🤢😂
  7. "Scientific certainty" is almost an oxymoron. The whole point of the scientific method is that it is a self-correcting system. It does a disservice to true science when, at least as history has shown, it is fringe science and pseudo science that usually spouts certainties in their beliefs. Most true scientists are very unwilling even within their own circles to be absolutely certain of anything outside of fundamental laws, and even then some.
  8. I've not yet tried a San Juan so I am very interested in peoples response to this. It is going to be very disappointing if it turns out that the changes in the Le Hoyo line are not just a shift from traditional gauges to the current fat gauges. Cigars from HDM's Le Hoyo line have traditionally aged extremely well. Think Des Dieux, Du Prince, Du Gourmet. It just seems out of place for the Le Hoyo line to have a cigar that smokes well young but dies as it ages and doesn't have aging potential.
  9. Greek Jesus, I am hoping you can use your divine powers to finally answer the age old dilemma. What came first, the chicken or the coleslaw?🤪
  10. I thought Volado was the least powerful alongside Seco and Ligero and was mostly for burn? If so, then how can Viso be between Seco and Ligero, and be Volado?
  11. Call me old-fashioned, but my favourite has always been
  12. I love anchovies. Versatile and tasty little ocean gems. Boguerones en vinagre Boquerones fritos Accompanied by black olives, capers, onion, peppers, mozzarella and fresh basil on thin and crisp pizza Fermented in a sauce with tamarind to marinade, baste or accompany meat, cheese, and Italian pasta dishes Made into a paste and spread onto one cut side of crisp Vietnamese bread rolls, similar to the traditional shrimp paste/pate for Banh mi and we can't forget Caesar salad dressing
  13. By far the worst car for me was a white 1995 Holden VS Commodore. I don't have a picture of the one I had but here is the same model I inherited this car from my grandfather when he died. I was immensely grateful at the time as I had not long returned from overseas and did not have a car. My grandfather loved his cars, but by this stage he was getting a little too old to drive and this car was pristinely kept like new in his garage and barely driven. As is often the case with cars like this that mostly sit idle no matter how lovingly they are cosmetically kept and how religiously they are serviced, they might look great but lots of things start going wrong with them if they are put back into regular use. I never got on all that well with my grandfather. An evil thought maybe, but I was almost convinced he had cursed the car and was trying to kill me with it. The main design flaw of this particular model car was that it had plenty of power up front, but an extremely light back end. I got the death wobbles on the freeway doing 110km/h once, pulling out a little too quickly from behind a really slow old driver in the slow lane. Still to this day, I feel it just was not my time to go. I managed to correct the car into the slow lane after at least a kilometre of wild, barely controllable fish tailing. After so much spent on servicing to deal with the continual issues, this was the final straw and I sold it on.
  14. From all I have heard about Rob and sharp objects including knives, from Rob himself mind you, if I were him I would trust myself more with a jigsaw than a Stanley knife too 😉😂 Stanley knives can be evil things. Had a few nasty lacerations to fingers myself in the past.
  15. Are these essential oils, extracts, or just artificial flavours? Does this mean we now need to expand our flavour wheels to include fake artificial versions of flavours? Those vials look like the vials that LorAnn artificial flavouring agents come in. Apart from the obnoxious clouds, sickly sweet artificial flavours are what turned me off the idea of vaping. I might not mind the occasional artificial coffee, chocolate, raspberry or banana flavour in a sweet/lollie, but I would not want to associate these flavours with cigars.
  16. [redacted] I don't want to jinx the last game 😉 Hoping to see a 3-0 clean sweep!
  17. Best cigar this year so far for me has been a Diplomaticos Bushido I smoked a week or so ago. It only just gets in under the 7 year mark, at just over 6 years of age. With a perfect construction and burn, at this age this one had turned into pure magic. 99/100. I only have two left now unfortunately.
  18. I think the dog that did that should probably go to the vet for a checkup.

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