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Researchers have created a robot that can move through water powered only by photosynthesis. We discuss a bit about what we've read and smoke an Aladino Cameroon and sip some Makers Mark Cask Strength. In the 2nd half they focus on the Old Fashion and a recent event at Renegade Cigar with Christian Eiroa which included an Eiroa cigar made just for …
 
The NEM will create a “grid participation charge” of $8 per kilowatt on the solar systems of residential customers. The typical rooftop system is about 5 to 6 kilowatts so the charge would come to about $40 to $48 per month. They smoke the Blackbird Rook and drink some Very Old Barton. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/story/2022-01-11/…
 
They boys talk about the recent Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) rule changes on scotch barrel use. They smoke the La Barba Ricoche Cru Mexi-Sol Coronita and drink some Aberlour 12 Yr. Martha Stewart partners with Treasury Wine Estates. Darrell has been playing VR Golf and they talk about some VR games. https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/latest-news/…
 
What's new in 2022? 25 states that are raising their minimum wage. They also talk a little about Bills renovation of the smoking lounge. They smoke the Montecristo Pepe Mendez Pilotico and drink the Redemption Straight Bourbon Cognac finish. They also talk more about doing your own mash bill at your local distillery. https://www.aarp.org/work/job-s…
 
Darrell is intrigued by an article claiming that motor training using a tool improves our ability to understand the syntax of complex sentences and vice-versa. Syntactic training improves our proficiency in using tools. They smoke the HC Corojo Red with the Russell’s Reserve 10 Yr Straight Bourbon whiskey. They also talk about home prices in Dallas…
 
James Webb telescope is launching soon. The boys discuss the capabilities and compare it to Hubble for reference. They smoke the CAO L’Anniversaire Maduro square press Robusto and have 1792 Full proof Barrel Select. They're very excited to see what this telescope does. https://www.livescience.com/james-webb-space-telescope-hubble-images-comparison …
 
Microbes in oceans and soils across the globe are evolving to eat plastic and they discuss it. They smoke the Blackbird Crow and drink some Appleton Estate 12 Year Rare Cask. They talk a bit about climate change and pollution. In the end they discuss boutiques and possible consolidation in the cigar world.…
 
One of Darrells favorite shows is Explained on Netflix. They talk about the episode 'The Next Pandemic' and how well timed it was since it came out 1 month before the pandemic and called it imminent. Today they smoke the 3x3 Tubo Robusto by Davidoff and drink the Milam and Greene Triple Cask Blend of straight bourbon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
 
The US scientists at University of Vermont, Tufts University and Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering who created the first living robots say the life forms, known as xenobots, can now reproduce in a way not seen in plants and animals. We just had to talk about that. A They smoke a Plasencia Alma Fuerte Sisto2 w…
 
Bill gives props to the Boveda ashtray. Poses that Apple changed the future of packaging. They smoke the 601 Habano with Diplomatico Mantuano Rum. Siri2 read the muscles in your face to determine your emotions. https://becominghuman.ai/apples-ai-secret-how-the-43-muscles-in-your-face-will-play-a-big-part-of-apple-s-new-ai-and-siri2-de8d4f54894 http…
 
They talk about the Congressional Cigar Caucus getting formed. They smoke the Arturo Fuente Opus X Destino Al Siglo and drink the Lockwood Straight Bourbon Whiskey. Darrell now remembers the New Madrid fault is the one in Missouri. Darrell asks if Bill feels bad smoking a $25 cigar. https://halfwheel.com/ https://cigarsliquorandmore.com/…
 
Julia joins Bill and Darrell to discuss an interesting saint. They find an article on St. Vitalis, the patron saint of genital disease and bladder. His head went up for auction in 2011 before moving to a US collector in 2016. They smoke the Aladino Vintage Selection with Bacoo 12 Yr Dominican Rum. Then they rant about outlets and remote controls. h…
 
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new injectable therapy that harnesses "dancing molecules" to reverse paralysis and repair tissue after severe spinal cord injuries. Darrell and Bill discuss this while enjoying a Definition Cigars, Conception Box Pressed Toro and El Pasador de Oro XO rum. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/202…
 
Smart chainmail switches from flexible to tough under pressure. It moves from a fluid-like state into a specific solid shape with the application of pressure. The researchers behind it hope this tech could potentially be used as a smart fabric for exoskeletons. Bill and Darrell discuss this while they smoke the CAO Gold with Two Tigers Small batch …
 
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill includes tax reporting provisions that the cryptocurrency and NFT worlds are concerned could stifle transactions. Adventura The Royal Return Queen’s Pearls Lancero with the Rhum J.M. VO. Martinique rum. https://www.cigarsliquorandmore.com https://www.adventuracigars.com/…
 
David Graeber's last book, 'The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity’ was critiqued by The Atlantic. Bill and Darrell critiqued the Atlantic review and Graeber's view. They enjoy the Good Karma Cigar shop house blend with Oregon Spirit Straight American Wheat Whiskey. They also toast an Old Fashioned.…
 
They talk about Renegade Cigars 11th Anniversary party. They see Henderson Ventura at the party. They talk about recent innovation, the logical qubit, and error correction in quantum computing. They smoke the Room 101 Farce CT Churchill and sip some Doorly's XO Rum. Coconut talk? Why aren't watermelons growing on desert islands?…
 
Caldwell Cigars signs on with Cigars for Warriors to announce the Cigars for Warriors Synergy Program with the addition of the Mad Mofo. They discuss the Cigar and Spirits Magazine 3rd Annual event. They talk about the recent totaling of Darrells car. All the while they smoke the Caldwell Midnight Express with the Mount Gay Barbados Rum XO Triple C…
 
The US Treasury tracks the stock transactions to make sure they aren't getting shorted. Now they want to track every bank account transaction to make sure they aren't getting shorted. Too much? We think yes. They smoke the Rocky Patel ITC Emerald Double Claro candela and drink the Grangestone Bourbon Cask finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky with it. w…
 
They cover the congressional dream of getting $96B in taxes from smokers and recent CRA letter to congress. They smoke the Cohiba Weller cigar and sip the Redemption bourbon and eventually a Redemption Old Fashioned. They imagine you could make $96B if they legalized THC and taxed it.
 
Tech support experiments with garlic and basil flavored vodka. They discuss Mojitos and Blood Marys. Bill gets called out on using vocabulary correctly.... and is vindicated. Bill taste still hasn't returned. Bill and Darrell again protest the foot band. They remind themselves and others that Lone Elm will release 2 new bottles. They talk about Dru…
 
The Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Plasma Science and Fusion center made a breakthrough so big they made fusion 'net energy' which means it created more energy than it consumed. A huge leap forward which will change our lives. Honestly huge. They discuss the future of the planet's energy source with a …
 
They talk about the potential formation of the Industrial Finance Corporation. There is a bill that would create the Industrial Finance Corporation, a bank owned by the U.S. government that would fill the “manufacturing gap” and finance high-tech production nationwide. They discuss this while having a Caldwell Long Live the King with Lone Elm Small…
 
They talk about how Bill's been out with COVID. Then discuss an Atlantic article on the conjecture that the US is likely to loose it's status as the global reserve currency. Darrell get a new pellet feed smoker. All the while they enjoy the Pichardo Clasico with Brugal Anejo Rum.
 
Lab-made mini brains grow their own sets of 'eyes' from livescience.com. They talk about the growth of these brains and what it could mean for us. The discussing also includes the 601 Maduro with Wild Turkey Rare Breed Barrel Strength. As usual they have an Old Fashion with this whiskey. They eventually trail off talking about the Wuhan Virus, Peyt…
 
This week they discuss the VMT, Vehicles Miles Traveled, and RUC, Road User Fees, future of travel. As gas tax disappears as gas vehicles disappear, we will introduce a new road tax system. Through all that they enjoy the EP Carrillo Elite Seleccion Oscuro with Winchester Double Oak.
 
They end up talking about Noel Rojas himself to begin the show. They summarize some ins and outs of Aruba. They finally get to the cigar and liquor. They smoke the Rojas Street Tacos Barbacoa and drink some Smooth Ambler Old Scout Straight Bourbon. They of course make an Old Fashioned from this Bourbon. https://www.facebook.com/nrojascigars/ https:…
 
The boys sit down with Ryan and Marcia Linzey at Lindan Cigars in Aruba. Ryan has tons of stories from the business and his vast connections throughout the Caribbean. They smoke a Cuban Bolivar Belicoso and Ryan regales us with many stories of his adventures. https://cigarsliquorandmore.com
 
The boys are in Aruba. They find the most excellent purveyor of cigars, Ryan Linzey, at Lindan cigars and smoke his unique blend made for Kristoff. At present, it is only available at Lindan Cigars in Aruba, but it may become a Kristoff blend. Look for more to come from this shop. He and his wife Marcia are super nice and super knowledgeable tobacc…
 
For this episode Darrell is in Kansas City while Bill is in the studio. Darrell has a Henry Clay Warhawk with Balcones Lineage while Bill has a Perdomo Habano Sungrown with Remus Repeal Reserve II. They talk about cutting your cigar when you don't have access to cigar cutter (Don't cut it with your teeth!). How we describe the process of doing a re…
 
With Darrell still in Kansas City we do another split location recording. On this episode we take look at just how little DNA is unique to making a human - well - human. We also touch some on Covid Delta variant. Darrell smokes a Alec Bradley Lost Art with some Balcones Baby Blue corn whiskey. Bill is having an Espinosa Habano with Michters Bourbon…
 
The boys take a break from science and technology to marvel at the best of Craig's List again. Stolen Throne released their 2nd cigar and we chose the Diplomatico Distillery Reserve Nº1 Batch Kettle to have with it. Another shout out to Noel Rojas and a job well done. https://rondiplomatico.com/ https://www.facebook.com/StolenThroneCigars/…
 
Bill and Darrell talk about the Delta variant and virus that cause cancer. There are vaccines more important than the COVID19 and they talk about some of them. You can't escape talking about the Delta variant and so they do. All the while they enjoy the Aladino Corojo Reserve and and sip on some Rocky Mountain Stranahan’s Single Malt Whiskey.…
 
With all the summer plans and vacation, we are putting out some cigar manufacturers and product updates while we vacation. Luxury Cigar Club, Trident punch, Martinez Cigars, Perdomo, Gran Habano, Sinistro, The Nubber, and Ventura Cigars. https://luxurycigarclub.com/ https://www.tridentpunch.com/ https://www.martinezcigars.com/ https://www.perdomoci…
 
With all the summer plans and vacation, we are putting out some manufacturer updates while we vacation. Don Lino, Epic Cigars, Bahamamamas Cigars, JM Tobacco, John Hay Cigars, Kristoff Cigars, https://miamicigar.com/ http://www.epiccigars.com/ https://www.bahamamamascigar.com/ https://jmtobacco.com/ https://johnhaycigars.com/ https://kristoff.com/…
 
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