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Smoking my first successful attempt at a cigar... It's good. Smoking my first successful attempt at a cigar... It's good.

After a few attempts with some Virginia flue cure, I broke down and bought 1/4 lb of Dominican filler, fronto and a fronto wrapper. This guy’s video is what I followed along with, and the results are well worth the effort. Easily better than anything I could afford to smoke otherwise.

Showerthought: Tatra should get back into building passenger vehicles as ultra-luxury armored cars. Showerthought: Tatra should get back into building passenger vehicles as ultra-luxury armored cars.

Tatra has been out of the car game for a while, and they probably can’t afford to build a whole line of cars. Armored cars are high margin, and Tatra could build some pretty awesome cars that are designed to be armored from the get go.

KIIINJAAAAA! KIIINJAAAAA!

For some reason I can’t log in to Kinja on Jalopnik (Chromebook).

Welp, we Caved.... Welp, we Caved....

After looking again at the only other R-Class in the area, and discovering that it was rebuilt after a total loss, my wife went back to the dealer and signed our lives away.

Just walked out on a car purchase due to a mandatory arbitration clause... Wife not happy.

Trying to buy a 2010 Mercedes R Class (the Mercedes minivan-looking crossover). First day they told us they couldn’t take a deposit to hold the car. Called back today and they said they would hold it for a $500 deposit. So we go back, again, with all three monkeys in tow, again, arriving around 6pm with cash (a check…

Introducing and explaining my new handle O.R.C. Hunter

So I’ve alluded before to a frustration with various communities where there is what I feel is an excessively pessimistic attitude about projects that fall outside of the norm. It seems like it tends to come mostly from retirees who have nothing better to do than sit online and take potshots at doe eyed young’uns. I…

Any Colorado opponauts have concrete connections? Any Colorado opponauts have concrete connections?

Looking to build a concrete sailboat with a similar mix design to what the concrete canoe guys use. Having trouble finding expanded glass spheres, and VCAS (pozzolonic powder) and fine sand. Anyone work in concrete who knows where I could score some? Trying to avoid paying shipping costs for what will amount to a…

2010 MB R350 Minivan Review/Road Trip! 2010 MB R350 Minivan Review/Road Trip!

The rich assholes are going on a road trip! Well, actually we just got to our destination, and I’m sitting in the hotel, having spent no money on the car (besides gas) the whole trip! My wife and I were both somewhat nervous that “insert $5000 to continue” would pop up on the nav screen at some point on the trip. Most…

Saw TLJ yesterday with my daughter (spoilers in the comments) Saw TLJ yesterday with my daughter (spoilers in the comments)

Definitely in the “it was good” camp, but not without its flaws.

On the subject of Oofoes On the subject of Oofoes

So, my thought on UFOs has always been that they were black Air Force projects that whoever it was that saw them didn’t have the clearance to know about. So, in this instance it seems like some senators decided to use government money to investigate u.s. projects that they had no business investigating. If they were…

Military octocopter, ran when parked

Calling all would-be Bat-persons: up for sale is a lightly used experimental flying bus. Custom. No lowballers.

I can't Internet anymore today... I can't Internet anymore today...

Between the old codgers bludgeoning young’uns dreams on forums and the people trying to say that Tolkeins dwarves (who write with freaking runes, have names ripped straight from Norse mythology, and who use the Gaelic word for “fort” for “fort”) should speak with a “Hebrew” or “Semitic” accent, I must officially…

QOTD: Fastest road car for $15000?

No mustangs, because we’re not barbarians (I kid... But seriously no mustangs)

Renault Alpine for $30k on BaT

I drooled a little.

A Brief History of the Impact of American Politics on Space Exploration A Brief History of the Impact of American Politics on Space Exploration

That space is a political frontier is something of a sore subject for a lot of us. Many of us who love science aren’t thrilled with the idea of tying it to the political process, and so we tend to plug our ears anytime anyone tells us that our projects are political. But, as they say, those who can’t fight with swords…

Is it better to use a dealer you trust to get you the (used) car you want, or fly to where the car is? Is it better to use a dealer you trust to get you the (used) car you want, or fly to where the car is?

I’m looking to buy an Audi A4 Avant with a manual (2005.5-2008), with less than 100000 miles. At any given time, it seems like there are usually about two of these cars for sale nationwide. I really don’t want to drive the damn thing 24 hours back : I really wouldn’t mind paying a $700 destination charge (or…

Best Cars Without a Grille? Best Cars Without a Grille?

All the hoopla about the Model 3's mouthlessness immediately made me think of the Sagaris as grillelessness done right (even though it does have an ICE that needs to be cooled). But I thought I’d poll the collective wisdom of Oppo: what are your favorite mouthless mobiles?

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