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Tom Allensworth

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that Scott is smoking something he shouldn't be. :-lolI really need to visit this forum more often. I read his message about the demise of this forum just like everyone else did initially. We had talked about paring down the forums, but this one was never in consideration as far as I was concerned. So, when I read his "joke" (son, we have to have a talk about the definition of that word), I went into apolectic shock. So, just to put to rest any concerns that "management" here might have been involved in this little attempt at humor, please be assured, we weren't.AVSIM may well go the way of the dodo, or may well end up being subsumed into a larger RACING FOCUSED (NASCAR 4 RULZ!!!) site, but there will always be a "Propilot" family forum in some incarnation. As I have said in the past, it will only be when they rip my keyboard from my cold, withered, Carpal Tunnel infested nubs, will this forum see its demise.Having said that, maybe we should rename this forum from ProPilot to something like:"Sonorous Economics and Family Values","Meekal's Smackdown Dowa Ditty Family","Lindy's Lavacious BBQ","Pork Fat RULZ Dude!!!!","The World of Smilies and How to Succeed in Finding a Love Interest With them!"Oh, oh.. I forgot..."Cousin Maynard's School of Obedience","Doc's School of Pet, Cigars, and Fine Food Management"....Okay, we are open to suggestions. Any? :)

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Tom:Over a grand in posts, and you missed that it's Brother Maynard. As in Brother Maynard, Keeper of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.Is apolectic shock related to apoplectic shock?Pork seems to have taken a powder, so Meekal, being the Moderator In Fact, should chose any new nom de plume for this journal.And you missed noting the two sparring partners of Sims, now both assembling wing spars and other riveting bits, which one might call "LA and Jerry's Alternative Aircraft and Simulator Site."Doc BryantHandling the hubris with a double maduro Hoyo De Monterrey Sultan.

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Thanks for being the wordsmith today, Doc. Tom dropped the "p" when typing as I sometimes do on some common words - although that one was not "common".Honorable mention for the aircraft construction is appreciated. I will post wing kit arrival pictures later this evening on my web pages for all to see. For now, I have to run to dinner and Walmart before the night gets much later.I presume that line below your name refers to an exotic "SEE-GAR". Where are Penelope and Cooter Brown when you need them? (Only ProPilot "old timers" will get that gag line.)Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.(Down South to y'all!)

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Not an "exotic" as in reference to a cigar made in a small island nation 90 miles or so south of Florida. This one's my four or five a dayer.The Montecristo #2's, Romeo and Julietas (the real ones), Bolivars, and Ramon Allones (Habanas) I smoke less frequently.I have never had need of Penelope and Cooter. They were the literary comparable to a prostate examination.Doc Bryant

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I must admit, I have some distant relatives who were "Cooter and Penelope" type characters. They seemed to always have a "sun burn" just above the collar and below the hairline.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.

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Well, Tom has made my day. I was convinced that he would never axe the forum, and that Scott was only joking. Still, the whole episode was somewhat disturbing.Particularly, when our moderator, Meekal, did not step up to bat right away. I would hate to have to switch to another moderator, so Meekal will just have to make a greater effort concerning his presence here.Perhaps we should change the name of the forum, and all of Tom's suggestions are pretty good. How about we alternate and change the name once a week?Maybe we could call it the hula girl forum for a while:http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e1710307a5d0496.gif http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e17105d7b9e4277.gifAll right, they are not smileys, but I like themhttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3e1710b77cdb117f.gifBest regards.Luis

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Brother Luis:Can't you tell Meekal is busy? You can not pick up a business daily, weekly or monthly without seeing some expert bemoaning this country's or that country's currency woes.That's our boy at work. Kinda makes you proud. You have to wonder sometimes, did we give him the right direction in life? And then, whammo, he pots some lesser sub Saharan nation's legal tender. Then gives the Argentines the old "one two."So sit back, let the boy have his fun. You and I can step in here as needed. Now that Tom has cuffed Scott around. And invest in metal in case Meekal decides to torpedo your legal tender. The metals I would invest in? Gold, Silver, platinum and a decent Colt 45.Doc Bryant

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Oh my. I gave up those in College. In retrospect I think it's a good thing I had to give the Avsim Reno event a miss. I sense another hand would have been dipping into my humidor.Doc Bryant

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"I sense another hand would have been dipping into my humidor."Not unless it also contained a fifth of single malt scotch.. :-lol My appreciation for "fine" cigars is right up there with my appreciation for "fine" ballets. I don't know what the connection between cigars and tutus is, but it must be a Clinton'esque kind of thing. :-lol

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So you're telling us in your Runyon-esque way that you would go watch elephants dance Swan Lake if someone gave you a stogie?It would take multiple fine cigars to entice me to watch the ballet. Or sit through any one of the Ring Cycle operas.Doc Bryant

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Doc,You will have to excuse me for making my voice heard now, normally i settle with the joy of reading what you fine gentlemen are up to. I know you are a close society of which only a few people have the "understanding" for, understood correctly.What inspires me to make my voice heard at this moment is your most serious cigar interest :-)I too have my personal humidor filled with aromas (enough to persuade you to have one each time you dare open the thing).But i rarely have more than two a day as i feel perfectly satisfied after having my first.Five double Maduro Hoyo de Monterrey Sultan a day is a huge amount for me (they are Churchill class afterall). It makes me wonder when you started smoking? You said something about having stogies in college? Personally i can not recall my first cigar and i am still very young for beeing a cigar smoker.My first recommendation to you is an aged Macanudo Crystal, "Nothing short of spectacular" as they say... Off-topic? what IS that anyway?// Daniel

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Daniel:To each his own, they say. Macanudo's, of any variety, are a bit light in the flavor department for me. That's why my regular diet is the Hoyo De Monterrey. And that's the regular due to not being able to get the Hoyo De Nicaragua's of old (Presidente or Viajante sized).If you want to try something that might entice you away from the Macanudo's, look into the Drew Estate's Naturals. Might even save you a few quid on your purchases. And if you find you do like a more full bodied smoke, see about a Padron Anniversario.No topic is too off topic here.And yes, I have been smoking cigars for many years, through six presidents I think.Doc Bryant

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Tom,I had been wondering about your silence over Scott's "humour" and suspected you were in cahoots with him. Glad and relieved to see you are not. Meekal

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We miss you when you go away too long. When you are here, Lindy seems to check in regularly as well.I am really working hard to get here tonight from the Dallas, Texas area on a dial-up connection that just won't go any faster than 14.4! Yuck!!!! Bad HOTEL PBX lines.Jerry K. ThorneEast Ridge, TN.

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Hi Doc,I will certainly try all your recommendations including your main brand the Hoyo de Monterrey. Coming from you i hold no doubt that they all are excellent cigars.My taste for cigars are quite broad, ranging from palebrown to coffee-dark, it is merely a matter of mood, situation and if you choose to accompany the cigar with an "aged toxic bevarage"... Strangely the only brand i have difficulties comming to sense with is Davidoff, ironically the most higly praised and prized brand in my knowledge(?) ;-)For a change of subject, have you any experience with the Desert Eagle? I have read it can be loaded with both 357 Magnum rounds as well as 45 ACP? (not mixed though)It is powerful peice of iron which i dream of owning... // Daniel

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Daniel:In cigars, try the Griffon, you might find that quite to your liking. Or the Bucaneros, if you can find them. The Davidoffs are as tightly rolled a cigar as I have ever found. Perhaps that is why you have difficulty with them.I have a friend who sank serious money into a Desert Eagle. He thinks its great. I outshoot him regular as clockwork with my Para Ordnance. He lauds the fact he can shoot different calibers. I note he can miss with them all. He spent way to much, and got way too little. But the gun is a hit amongst Hollywood writers. That says it all.Doc Bryant

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Doc,I find Griffin to be only slightly better than Davidoff, but then i have not had any of the Griffin darker selection cigars.The Bucaneros are new to me, but i will determinately ask for them next time i go out to fill my humidor.I am afraid the reason for why i like the Desert Eagle is the same as that of those Hollywood writers... ;-)I can perfectly understand as heavy and bulky as it is that it is not well suited for target shooting.Now the Clock 17 is another deal. A fine experience in my words :-)(Though it gives you the feeling of a toy gun...)Never thought i would be talking guns and cigars when i first joined these forums :DShould we move this discussion to a new post or do you feel like ending it?// Daniel

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Daniel:This works for me. I agree, the Glock is another deal. I think Glocks are fine guns if you intend not to get enamored with guns. Or if you intend not to spend a great deal of range time. The ergonomics are better in some areas, but I am not impressed with any DAO (double action only) weapon that relies on the trigger as its only safety. I remember very well people having trouble with the first S & W 39 and 59 9mm's. We would see these things in other fellows' holsters and remember not to be near him when things got dicey.Glock has done an admirable job of marketing out here with officers getting wonderously low prices on Glocks. But it is equally significant to see how many of them get replaced with other weapons shortly thereafter. Contrary to what others might think, I really do not get all frothy at the mouth over guns. I will be carrying one tonight. It will be a burden at my right side all night. I truly wish I did not have to have one on me as much as I do (and I frequently "forget" and wear a jacket so no one knows I am not armed). But, since I have to, I carry something that is very safe and reliable in my trained hands. And will do the job should I have to do the unthinkable.Doc Bryant

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Doc,I would just like you to know that i during the past weekend enjoyed a Hoyo de Monterrey du Prince.Very own in its taste i have to say! I could taste vanilla cookies(!) and raisins quite clearly. I now fully understand why you hold them as your preferred cigars.Now do not think that i am not aware that the Sultan double Maduro differs quite a bit from the du Prince ;-) A Maduro is ALWAYS different than the main line to start with. Anyway this my first Hoyo de Monterrey surely gave me taste for the "bigger&badder" brothers to the du Prince :D Take care// DanielPs. Would you care telling me who "Brother Maynard" is ? (just curious)

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Daniel:Good to see you have joined the ranks of those who appreciate a medium to full bodied cigar.Brother Maynard, the English Trench Weasel, is my four legged aide de camp, and general Dog About Town. Unless I am really working, he can usually be found in close proximity to me.Note attached picture of Brother Maynard, taken at a recent birthday party for another dog. All the other dogs had to be on tight leash. Brother Maynard is above all that nonsense. Seldom wears jewelry either.Doc Bryant

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Brother Luis:I have passed on your compliment to him. I also passed on to him a chocolate covered cake doughnut.*Doc Bryant*Before anyone raises up a hue and cry about giving chocolate to dogs, milk chocolate is not the same as the bittersweet chocolate (shall we say pure chocolate) that is decidely unhealthy for dogs.I also thoroughly tested same doughnuts before passing one on to Brother Maynard. I followed the 3 to 1 rule of testing doughnuts for dogs. I test three, he gets one. He has accepted this procedure in the name of safety. He has not accepted this procedure in the name of equality or fair play. Negotiations are ongoing.

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"I could taste vanilla cookies(!) and raisins quite clearly."When I go for a cigar, I go for one that doesn't taste like a Baskin Robbins menu selection. :)I hope those don't cost more than about $.99 a piece (or is that a scoop?). :-lolEDIT:Imagine having one of those with a glass of Port... blech.

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Tom:Different smoke for different folks, to paraphrase the old cliche!At one time I too would have laughed at some people's perceptions of what they might taste in a good cigar. Working with these folks in the coffee business has opened my eyes, so to speak. I am now learning what it takes to evaluate coffee. In the trade, that is called being a cupper. Like those who evaluate perfumes are called "noses."For much of my life with cigars, they were plunked into my mouth, lit, and devoured. Sometimes from both ends. So to me any hand made cigar, as long as it did not fall apart, was suitable, providing it be of substantial length and ring gauge. Now that I have started to learn the components of coffee taste and smell, and how to evaluate those items, so too have I become more discriminating in cigars.And I have had to add two more humidors at Casa Doc. I am also seriously thinking about a 4 foot by 8 foot wall humidor. That will come after I sell more coffee, obviously!But to disdain a fine port and a cigar? Perhaps with a selection of cheeses too? Oh perish the thought! ;-)Doc BryantOne nice thing about your taste in cigars is that when we finally meet, my hoard of cigars will undoubtedly be secure! :-lol

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