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  • Friday Cigar and Beer of the Week. Brick House and Icelandic Porter

    by coldwarrior ( 49 Comments › )
    Filed under Beer of the Week, Friday Cigar, Open thread at September 7th, 2018 - 9:22 am

    Some days are better than others, some rewards are better than others. Last night I got finished with work late, I didn’t mind, I’m off for three days. Freedom! the instant that I punched out. It’s nice, hard work got rewarded with a new gig that pays great and requires me to work less hours to make more bank. Hard work…reward.

    This reward is one of my favorites. I always have J.C. Newman’s Brick House in my humidor.

    History:
    In 1937, J.C. Newman launched Brick House; a true Cuban puro cigar made with the finest Havana tobaccos. To honor his family and heritage, J.C. modeled the Brick House label after his childhood home – the only brick house in their small, Hungarian village. Locals and visitors would gather at the house nightly to eat, drink, smoke and enjoy each other’s company. But with the Cuban embargo came the end of the Brick House.

    This cigar is the Brick House Churchill, 7 1/4 inches by 50/64ths.

    “Body: Medium
    A subtly sweet cigar with flavors of nougat and caramel with notes of pepper and cream. This well-constructed cigar is finished with a medium brown wrapper showing good oils. Medium bodied with a perfect draw.”

    And that marvelous cigar got paired with the equally amazing Einstök Icelandic Toasted Porter. “With clear notes of toffee and dark chocolate, this Porter is roasty and rich, offering a medium body that is robust, yet smooth on the palate. Toasted and chocolate malts give it a sinister black color, but its easy-to-drink taste will have you believing there’s no need to be afraid of the dark.”

    What a pair! Nicaragua and Iceland on the deck whilst watching approaching thunderstorms light up the night sky. Some moments are damn near perfect.

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    49 Responses to “Friday Cigar and Beer of the Week. Brick House and Icelandic Porter”
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    1. eaglesoars
      1 | September 7, 2018 9:43 am

      201k jobs added, about 190k expected.

      not too shabby. waiting until stuff goes up I can link to for details


    2. coldwarrior
      2 | September 7, 2018 9:43 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      BOOM!!!!


    3. eaglesoars
      3 | September 7, 2018 9:45 am

      here we go. BLS. unemployment unchanged, etc.

      https://www.bls.gov/


    4. coldwarrior
      4 | September 7, 2018 9:46 am

      i am out of tequila. must rectify this situation STAT!

      see yinz later!


    5. eaglesoars
      5 | September 7, 2018 9:52 am

      explain this to me. My Willow is beside herself, running to the door, whining.

      I’m babysitting Thor, my girlfriends pit, this morning. This was arranged via text, not a word was uttered. But Willow is expecting her best buddy and is getting damn excited.

      These creatures amaze me.


    6. 6 | September 7, 2018 9:59 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      i am out of tequila. must rectify this situation STAT!

      see yinz later!

      coldwarrior wrote:

      @ doriangrey:

      the guy is a genius, i give him that and we do need to get off this rock. i’d like to see him actually make a profit with tesla instead of sucking up massive tax subsidies tho.

      When I was making the Arm for the International Space Station that captures the DragonX Capsules (the resupply capsules) what the SpaceX engineers told me was, that the Tesla automobiles were always designed as vehicles for Mars. That’s why the government subsidizes Tesla, because it is a “Proof of concept” vehicle.

      Yes, it would be nice for Tesla to earn a profit, but pretty much Elon Musk is a NASA proof of concept creation himself. Back in the early 2000’s NASA and the US Government decided that space exploration was to expensive for any government to do because popular support was to fickle. So they decided that a significant portion of the financial burden had to be shifted to private corporations.

      In order to convince private corporations to take this risk, they invented Elon Musk. Elon was/is a private citizen with the dream of space exploration, so NASA made him the face of private industry tackling space exploration and kicked off the whole private corporation assault on space exploration. Now we have Jeff Bezos and Sir Richard Branson also throwing their hats in the ring. Which they would not in all likelihood have done without Elon going there first.

      Sometimes, you have to prime the pump before you get anything out of it.


    7. eaglesoars
      7 | September 7, 2018 10:03 am

      Well, Tesla’s chief accounting officer, who joined in August just quit and the HR chickie who was on leave isn’t coming back

      (from some posters at zip’s place)


    8. 8 | September 7, 2018 10:16 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Well, Tesla’s chief accounting officer, who joined in August just quit and the HR chickie who was on leave isn’t coming back

      (from some posters at zip’s place)

      They discovered to their horror that they were working for a conservative, so they jumped ship.


    9. eaglesoars
      9 | September 7, 2018 10:22 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      They discovered to their horror that they were working for a conservative, so they jumped ship.

      or he’s so erratic their sanity was in jeopardy

      50/50

      interesting info about the proof of concept stuff, thanks


    10. 10 | September 7, 2018 10:39 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      or he’s so erratic their sanity was in jeopardy

      In the minds of liberals, those two are one and the same.


    11. 11 | September 7, 2018 10:43 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      interesting info about the proof of concept stuff, thanks

      I had some very interesting discussions with the SpaceX engineer’s I worked with when building the ISS grappling arm. To a man, they all said that Elon Musk was nuttier than squirrel shit, but at the same time, one of the most brilliant people they had ever met. (Most Aeronautical Engineers by the way, tend to be conservatives, I’m not sure why that is, but it is, at least in my experience with them)


    12. eaglesoars
      12 | September 7, 2018 10:47 am

      doriangrey wrote:

      Most Aeronautical Engineers by the way, tend to be conservatives, I’m not sure why that is, but it is, at least in my experience with them)

      same here. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that they deal with reality and if they fuck it up there are a lot of dead people.


    13. 13 | September 7, 2018 10:59 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      doriangrey wrote:

      Most Aeronautical Engineers by the way, tend to be conservatives, I’m not sure why that is, but it is, at least in my experience with them)

      same here. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that they deal with reality and if they fuck it up there are a lot of dead people.

      Yup, your feelings about something will not stop a 787 from falling out of the sky and killing everyone on board if you fuck up the design. Reality and real accountability have a way of purging fantasy bullshit from your list of top priorities.


    14. eaglesoars
      14 | September 7, 2018 11:02 am

      this is fun. the top 10 misconceptions Chinese have about America

      1. Trump is despised and going to prison if he isn’t executed first

      https://metallicman.com/laoban4site/the-top-ten-misconceptions-chinese-have-about-america/


    15. 15 | September 7, 2018 11:06 am

      More lunacy for Bernie Sanders- a 100% tax on businesses to cover the cost of social welfare programs (food stamps, medicare etc).
      https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bernie-sanders-amazon-walmart-with-100-tax/

      I sure wouldn’t pay some of these executives (and athletes) what they’re being paid, but it’s not up to me!

      And I never expected to agree with Fauxahauntas, but a while back she said something about ‘no compete’ clauses in employment contracts for people working in businesses like fast food, and how they make it harder for someone to go from a place like Brian’s Burgers to Joe’s Burgers if Joe offers more money. And I agree that for someone whose main job is flipping burgers or dropping fries in hot oil, there’s not a need for a non compete clause.


    16. 16 | September 7, 2018 11:37 am

      @ right_wing2:

      I completely agree there. The idea of non-compete clauses are there for a variety reasons, not the least of which is to protect the client base of an organization and/or keep trade secrets from falling into the hands of an rival company. But please – is there anyone who thinks the fry cooker at Burger King going to McDonald’s is going to upset the hamburger industry balance of power?


    17. 17 | September 7, 2018 12:01 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      But please – is there anyone who thinks the fry cooker at Burger King going to McDonald’s is going to upset the hamburger industry balance of power?

      Such a clause in the fast food industry has but one single purpose, to hold your employs hostage to whatever wage you are paying them.


    18. eaglesoars
      18 | September 7, 2018 12:11 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      More lunacy for Bernie Sanders

      does he realize these are part-time jobs?


    19. 19 | September 7, 2018 12:21 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      right_wing2 wrote:

      More lunacy for Bernie Sanders

      does he realize these are part-time jobs?

      Of course he does, that’s not the point. People having to work for their free grabberment handouts offends him, because those people will not work for their free grabberment handouts.


    20. 20 | September 7, 2018 12:49 pm

      In other news, maybe Gavin Newsom doesn’t have the “lock” on the Governor’s race that he thought:

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/07/california-dems-newsom-feinstein-drop-to-single-digit-leads-in-latest-poll.html

      He and Feinstein have single digit leads over their challengers, and that’s with 17% undecided. This may be another Hillary/Trump moment for us in California. Newsom will continue the disastrous policies of Brown and is even worse on gun rights. It may be that the Sanctuary State policy is not sitting as well with the voters as Newsom thought it would. Between plastic bag/straw legislation and Gavin’s innate arrogant personality, there may be potential for a GOP upset. Also, I don’t think Gavin was expecting to run against a Republican – I think he thought he’d be facing another Democrat after the Jungle Primary, who could be told by the Party to “stand down.” He has a real opponent in this.

      Of course, now that the polls are getting close, we can expect Gloria Allred to step in sometime in October with her quadrenniel accusations of malfeasance against the Republican candidate.

      I was not a Cox supporter but will certainly vote for him.


    21. coldwarrior
      21 | September 7, 2018 1:07 pm

      well, i have to give george clooney something, his company makes some fine tequila.


    22. 22 | September 7, 2018 1:31 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Which is Clooney’s? I’m not a tequila fan – I’m a Maker’s Manhattan type of gal. But i love a good Margarita made with a GOOD tequila.


    23. coldwarrior
      23 | September 7, 2018 2:16 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Which is Clooney’s? I’m not a tequila fan – I’m a Maker’s Manhattan type of gal. But i love a good Margarita made with a GOOD tequila.

      casamigos


    24. 24 | September 7, 2018 3:08 pm

      Have you all seen where CBS is resurrecting “Murphy Brown”? Of course! Makes sense – that way they can take a barrage of pot shots at Trump and the Republicans for a month prior to the November election.


    25. 26 | September 7, 2018 4:52 pm

      Papadopolous has been sentenced…..
      14 days. Now of course the left will say “look – someone’s actually served time in PRISON for Russian Collusion!”

      Except not. Process crime.


    26. coldwarrior
      28 | September 7, 2018 4:59 pm

      @ The Barbarian:
      Declassify all of it.


    27. lobo91
      29 | September 7, 2018 7:23 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Not going to ask why there was dynamite laying around…


    28. eaglesoars
      30 | September 7, 2018 7:25 pm

      I need some advice. I need to find out if/what criminal records may exist for someone.

      Full story: My sister is a child advocate. She’s got a case of a guy with a history of domestic assault and mental issues from a head injury who is trying to get custody of his 2 small daughters. No info on the mom (divorced). The social worker is missing all this after one 15 minute interview and my sister is stuck in a small burg w/not enough broadband power to get her past her phone.

      I found him and his past addresses and we KNOW he has a criminal record (he was convicted in Texas but serving probation in Pennsylvania) but I can’t find them and don’t know how to look. There are 2 convictions, both in 2012.

      Any ideas?


    29. lobo91
      31 | September 7, 2018 7:32 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      I would certainly hope that the social worker would run an NCIC check on him. It would be on that


    30. coldwarrior
      32 | September 7, 2018 7:44 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Not going to ask why there was dynamite laying around…

      It was a Warner brothers cartoon.


    31. coldwarrior
      33 | September 7, 2018 7:44 pm

      She was playing Wile E Coyote…super genius


    32. eaglesoars
      34 | September 7, 2018 7:44 pm

      @ lobo91:

      what is that?


    33. coldwarrior
      35 | September 7, 2018 7:45 pm

      A road runner was captured on security cameras speeding away from the scene


    34. eaglesoars
      36 | September 7, 2018 7:46 pm

      @ lobo91:

      I ran a check on him with Truthfinder, but it found no criminal records


    35. lobo91
      37 | September 7, 2018 7:54 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ lobo91:

      what is that?

      NCIC? The basic criminal records check.I’d be amazed if the social workers don’t have the ability to pull one (or wouldn’t do it as a matter of course)


    36. 38 | September 7, 2018 8:11 pm

      @ lobo91:

      NCIC requires that you be an employee of a law enforcement agency to access, but if she can explain her concerns to a sheriff or policy agency, they might be able to run the NCIC for her.

      For “civilians”, we use http://www.beenverified.com here at the firm.


    37. Possum
      39 | September 7, 2018 8:14 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      I need some advice. I need to find out if/what criminal records may exist for someone.

      Full story: My sister is a child advocate. She’s got a case of a guy with a history of domestic assault and mental issues from a head injury who is trying to get custody of his 2 small daughters. No info on the mom (divorced). The social worker is missing all this after one 15 minute interview and my sister is stuck in a small burg w/not enough broadband power to get her past her phone.

      I found him and his past addresses and we KNOW he has a criminal record (he was convicted in Texas but serving probation in Pennsylvania) but I can’t find them and don’t know how to look. There are 2 convictions, both in 2012.

      Any ideas?

      Do you have the county in Texas he was convicted in?

      Some counties have excellent court record searches. Harris County is one (Houston) Fort bend is another great one.


    38. eaglesoars
      40 | September 7, 2018 8:17 pm

      Possum wrote:

      Do you have the county in Texas he was convicted in?

      the city is Gatesville, don’t know the county

      I found one criminal record for him in Pennsylvania via instantcheckmate

      My sister owes me money


    39. eaglesoars
      41 | September 7, 2018 8:19 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      I’d be amazed if the social workers don’t have the ability to pull one (or wouldn’t do it as a matter of course)

      you don’t want to know the horror stories I’ve heard about ‘social workers’. If they did their jobs, the system wouldn’t need my sister


    40. AZfederalist
      42 | September 7, 2018 10:25 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      same here. I suspect it has something to do with the fact that they deal with reality and if they fuck it up there are a lot of dead people

      High school counselor’s brother was a PhD Civil Engineer. There was one class that he took as an undergrad that everyone failed the first time they took it. The professor’s statement to them was that if a doctor screwed up, he killed only one person at a time. If they screwed up, they could kill hundreds or thousands of people at once.


    41. eaglesoars
      43 | September 7, 2018 10:45 pm

      I have a question.

      Obama told us that 2% GDP was the new normal and we had to suck it up

      Today Obama was trying to take credit for a 4.2% GDP

      Has anyone pointed out that he’s trying to take credit for something he said would never happen?


    42. AZfederalist
      44 | September 7, 2018 11:07 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Has anyone pointed out that he’s trying to take credit for something he said would never happen?

      Do you have to ask that question? With the MSM we have?


    43. eaglesoars
      45 | September 7, 2018 11:42 pm

      more arkancide

      Mifsud may be presumed dead, according to DNC court filings.

      Dead men tell no tales, especially about their role in trying to set up and take down U.S. President Donald Trump.

      The Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday raised the prospect that the London-based professor who told former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos that Russia had “dirt” on Hillary Clinton may be dead.

      DNC lawyers wrote in court filings Friday that Joseph Mifsud, who spoke to Papadopoulos during the 2016 presidential election, “is missing and may be deceased,” Bloomberg News reported. The lawyers did not elaborate.

      The DNC stood by its claim in a statement to The Hill on Friday. The committee indicated that a private investigator had been used to find Mifsud, who had disappeared for months, and was told the Maltese professor may be dead.

      https://truepundit.com/mystery-as-mueller-key-witness-professor-who-used-papadopoulos-to-set-up-donald-trump-is-presumed-dead/


    44. Aussie Infidel
      46 | September 8, 2018 1:10 am

      Happy Birthday to me. I decided that in order to get the present I needed I’d better go out and buy it for myself.

      🙂

      I have a brand new chainsaw!

      HEH

      Watch out firewood! I’m coming for ya!

      🙂


    45. 47 | September 8, 2018 1:36 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      Point.


    46. Deplorable Bumr50
      48 | September 8, 2018 4:11 am

      Hi, kids!!

      Sorry about the absence.

      I’m trying to square some sh*t up.

      I love all of you!


    47. Possum
      49 | September 8, 2018 5:42 am

      4:40am Saturday

      Five shots fired

      No screaming.

      Must have missed.

      I need a better place to live.


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