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  1. davek

    I'm Seriously Thinking About Taking Up Religion!

    Never hear any jokes about Jonestown. Guess the punch line is too long.
  2. davek

    Pipe Tobacco While Working?

    I'm pretty plebeian and one dimensional in my tastes, but do you like Burley at all?
  3. davek

    I'm Seriously Thinking About Taking Up Religion!

    A buddy of mine told me that he used to take acid trying to see God. When he finally saw God, God told him to quit taking acid. True story, and a common one. :)
  4. davek

    How Do You Cut Yours?

    When I smoked cigars on a regular basis, I chewed them as much as I smoked them. I'd smoke one halfway down, let it go out, and chew on it for an hour or so before finishing it. At least that's how I did it at work. I had a cigar, lit or unlit, in my mouth most of the day. So, it was a no...
  5. davek

    Swisher Sweets

    Rigoletto Black Jack was another good everyday cigar. There was another good drugstore Rigoletto whose name escapes me at the moment. Marsh Wheeling was my brand, though. They were a little hard to find and I actually had one tobacco store order specifically for me. Marsh Wheeling "stogies"...
  6. davek

    Swisher Sweets

    Outlaws are good. A cross between Backwoods and Swisher Sweets. Quite nice for a cheap cigar. The cheap cigar I smoked a box of a week for years was Marsh Wheeling. Finest kind. No longer made.
  7. davek

    “Perfect” Tobacco and Drink Pairings?

    Bourbon n' Burley when I am so inclined. Water otherwise.
  8. davek

    Bright Virginia with Tongue Bite

    Virginia bite could be steam, and it could be PH. Virginia has a low PH (is acid). All of the above tips will help. Adding a more alkaline tobacco will as well. Burley has a high PH (alkaline), so does Perique. Both will change the flavor of course, Perique less so. It's surprising how little...
  9. davek

    Last Year's Backyard Virginias

    Burley takes at least a year aging if you don't kiln. Two is better. Here's some good stuff "Ammonia is created within the leaf during oxidation of the leaf's proteins. If there is no oxidation, then there is no ammonia produced. The oxidation is not caused by microbes or air, but by two...
  10. davek

    Last Year's Backyard Virginias

    Did you kiln it? If you are relying on aging instead, stoving at 200 will kill most enzymes which cause that type of aging.
  11. davek

    County in NY Seeks Smoking Ban in Private Homes

    Here in Ohio I don't know of any apartment complexes that allow smoking. A situation just occurred at a friend's complex where the smokers (rightfully) banded together to pressure the owner into some sort of roof over their smoking area and a picnic table or two.
  12. davek

    UFOs, the Pentagon, and Tin Foil Hats

    I read somewhere that there was a reason the the govt. called all the UFO's weather balloons at first. In the early days of the cold war, we were desperate for aerial intelligence on Russia. Early spy satellites were an off the shelf camera with film on a reel, picked up at sea manually, etc...
  13. davek

    Bourbon Query.

    Anyone know a good mint julep recipe using Southern Comfort? Sorry for the rabbit trail. I just got a bottle for some planned mint juleps tomorrow under the mistaken idea that a traditional mint julep was made with Southern Comfort instead of Bourbon. Southern Comfort is made from Bourbon...
  14. davek

    UFOs, the Pentagon, and Tin Foil Hats

    A closer look reveals the human race. I find it interesting as well. Do some reading on time dilation. If constant acceleration were to be achieved, interstellar trips are quite possible in a lifetime but many lifetimes will have passed on earth. You reach relativistic speeds at around one year...
  15. davek

    HONEY! Really?

    Honey, jelly, or sugar water, will build up a cake, but that cake is said to be less solid. So I go for a milder version. I have a little dropper bottle of half honey, half water and I will put drops in bad spots in a bowl and then rub the ashes around after smoking. A couple drops go in the...
  16. davek

    Tobacco Drying Bowl

    :) You sure that was tobacco?
  17. davek

    Views from Older Gents on Sex, Love, and Relationships in the 21st Century

    A man is dating three women and wants to decide which to marry. He decides to give them a test. He gives each woman a present of $5000 and watches to see what she does with the money. The first does a total make-over. She goes to a fancy beauty salon, gets her hair done, new make up and buys...
  18. davek

    Views from Older Gents on Sex, Love, and Relationships in the 21st Century

    Love is just finding someone who can put up with your particular brand of shit.