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Cigars in Cinema PREDATOR

To start this series, I have chosen one of my favorite movies, Predator. Action, suspense, science fiction – this movie has it all. With a star-studded cast represented by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, and Jesse “The Body” Ventura. While watching Predator you get to follow a team of commandos as they take on a mission in a Central American jungle. They are there to hunt down an unknown enemy, only to become the prey themselves. The team’s skills are put to the test as they uncover and attempt destroy this foreign enemy. Without giving too much away, for those that have not had the chance to see this movie – I highly recommend it.

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Cohiba Behike 56

For this article I decided to dive into the “Smoking With Chris” archives and I found this rare and wonderful cigar memory. Behold the Cohiba Behike BHK-56!

Let’s first take a little walk into the Cohibas history. Cohiba is the premier brand of Habanos which was initiated in 1966 as a limited production that was exclusively for Fidel Castro and high-level officials of the Communist Party of Cuba. Often these Cohibas were gifted out as diplomatic gifts to politicians and important people from other countries by Fidel Castro himself. They were made in the now famous El Laguito Factory in Havana, Cuba.

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Something Old, Something New Album Review

Welcome back for Something Old, Something New Album Review Ep 3. Generally I do these about once a month, and if you read to the end of the last one you may remember I said I was going to review a couple of albums that are heavy on vibes. Albums that are good for smoking cigars to…and other stuff. But that will have to wait. We’re pivoting. I realized that it’s the end of the year. Because of that I’m going to do a special album of the year post. Since it’s something old and something new, I’m going to review my favorite album of 2020 and the year of my birth, 1981. First up, my favorite album of last year.

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Past Year, Past Problems

2021 is finally here Ladies and Gents, and 2020 is a thing of the past. I am not going to even talk about what went wrong in 2020 because as we all know, everything went wrong.

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Off the Beaten Path Morgan Wade

Loretta Lynn.. Pasty Cline.. Dolly Parton.., those names instantly bring to mind unforgettable songs and incredible voices that have stood the test of time. Make no mistake about it when I say that one day soon that list will include another name: Morgan Wade.

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Nica Rustica

Released in 2013, the Nica Rustica El Brujito by Drew Estate is a tribute to Esteli (Nicaragua), its people, and the leaf that is grown there. Jonathan Drew of Drew Estates calls it ‘El Brujito’, meaning ‘Witch Doctor’ or to the locals of Esteli, ‘The Shaman’. Witch doctors are deep in the history of Esteli and in ancient times used tobacco in healing and ceremonial rituals. This is why every box of the Nica Rustica El Brujito has the symbol of The Shaman on the lid.

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling, an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist, was born in India, which inspired much of his work

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Smoked Turkey Legs and Chicken

Smokin’ Food Reviews with Uncle Hemmy

A Holiday Feast.. for Two!

This year was a little different, where I live we had strict rules for no outside visitors due to Covid-19. So my wife Danielle and I decided to smoke a Christmas feast for 2. I know, Christmas has come and gone, but I promise this spread will work on any holiday, or even just a nice meal on a weekend when you have time.

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