KATMANCROSS

Cigars...Strudel...& Hollowpoints
DECEMBER 6, 2011 10:30AM

Chapter 22- Where is Chip?

Each chapter is written with the intent that it makes you want to read another chapter. It doesn't matter which one. Although, starting from the beginning is fun too. Either way, I enjoy my comradeship at OS and hope you enjoy this little moment in time.....

 

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Length: 6.75″
Ring Gauge: 48/52
Vitola: Box Pressed Perfecto Grande
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

I walked into my local B & M and lo and behold, a bounty was presented of IPCPR surprises. I was virtually the first to purchase these cigars since the… Read full post »

WARNING: I VIOLATED THE RULES OF TRUTH AND ETHICS BY GETTING THE STREETS MIXED UP. IT WAS SUNSET BLVD, NOT HOLLYWOOD BLVD. THANKS TO LESPETOMANE FOR BECOMING A MEMBER FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF CORRECTING ME. THANKS 'MANE.

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butch 45
 
pine kone
PINE KONE PRODUCTIONS 
 

We had both sides of the 45 single recorded and the master passed on to the record company for pressing and distribution. We did the promo photos ourselves with the assistance of a real pro.

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DECEMBER 4, 2011 7:36PM

READUS INTERRUPTUS

FORGIVE ME, MY FAVORITES.......I HAVE HAD A BAD COLD/FLU FOR SEVERAL DAYS NOW AND I BOW TO THE GODDESS OF MALAISE.

AS SOON AS I CAN FOCUS, I SHALL BE ON IT.

KAT

 

tony clifton

 

 

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 Yes. Bizarre is the only way to describe it.

 I was smack dab in the middle of my professional musical career. I had attained some peer cred and therefore got to do and see things.

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DECEMBER 1, 2011 4:10PM

My daughter, Katie-the EMT

You can see in her eyes the way her job affects her.

 

katie
 
She will be 26 in January.
LOVE YOU, KID!
 

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Just me and Leo. I taught him everyhing he knows about cigars.
 
The Departed
 
"THE DEPARTED"
 
(My deepest thanks to David Allee for making me look ridiculous)
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 The 601 La Bomba by Eddie Ortega....possibly one of the greatest cigars in the world.

Read the label on the second photo.

Not for wusses!

And two photos of me...the first being happy. Yes. That's me happy.

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The State of Wisconsin is going nuts at the moment...no, I dont' mean hunting season.
Dems are trying to recall the new governor, a Republican.
I'm an independent. 
I believe my letter published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will explain how I feel about this.
 
 
 

 

405_Freeway

 

 The black Lincoln was cruising on the 405 freeway heading towards Sherman Oaks. I had just noticed that Chip was bleeding from his stomach. And he seemed to be unconscious.

I told Saul, Uncle Sam's favorite hit man, to take us to see Dr Robert. He did… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 27, 2011 6:19PM

ASH & Katmancross in Human Form

 
ASH (Chip) is on the far right.
Phil (Katmancross) is on the far left.
1972
 
 
 
NOVEMBER 26, 2011 11:56AM

Is Chip the Mob's Lone Ranger?

Chip’s first time in action was a disaster.

Not only had he been uninvited, he came close to killing a cop.

Uncle Sam had begrudgingly allowed my best friend, Chip, to tag along in all the “mischief” that took place. Mostly, it was: “Kid, wait in the car.”Read full post »

STILL WAITING FOR MY CAMERA CABLE TO ARRIVE. I'V BEEN HAMSTRUNG WITHOUT THE USE OF TAKING PHOTOS OF THE CIGARS I REVIEW....MAYBE TODAY?

 

Back to what I love. Smoking and reviewing cigars.

The following will be reviewed over the next few days:

 

c&c-corojo

 

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Today, I was told by a woman that I have the same facial features as Meatloaf. ??

Are eye exams that expensive?

 

me now
 
ME-TAKEN TODAY AGE: 61
 
 
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MEATLOAF 
 

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I was sitting at a Taco Bell in Sherman Oaks, California. A man approached and introduced himself as Carlos Castaneda. I introduced myself as Katmancross. He sat.

He had a small leather pouch wrapped around his mid section. Carlos

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I was bored. I needed an adventure to liven things up a bit. I sat in my bamboo chair overlooking the Mediterranean, sipping fine cognac, and smoking a Padron 1926. I dressed accordingly and then stood on the veranda and closed my eyes. I found… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 19, 2011 10:27AM

La Palina Pasha- My Desert Island Cigar

 

William C. Paley

 

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bp pasha shaggy foot

 

 

 

bp pasha shaggy foot lit

 

Size: 7.25 x 50 (Pasha)

Wrapper: Costa Rica

Binder: Costa Rica

Filler: Honduras / Nicaragua

Strength: Medium

 

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I stood there panting like a greyhound after a race. My .44 hung at my side....smoke still emanating from the barrel.

Uncle Sam was laying on his back.

 

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The man that Uncle Sam shot was on the floor splayed in a… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 18, 2011 12:52PM

Graduation Gift-Hollow Points Not Included

It was high school graduation. I had the whole cap and gown thing going. My dad was there but my mom was in the hospital at UCLA, a month away from dying.

 

Graduation Photo
44 AMMO 240 GRAIN  
 

 

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Chip wouldn't let up. He kept goading me and goading me after the Morty incident, to call Victor. I didn't want to bother him but Chip found the whole thing deadly entertaining. It was mid week, after school, and the only person in my home was the… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 15, 2011 9:55AM

My First Paid Assassination

We all sat at the round table, like King Arthur. Uncle Sam and Uncle Victor seemed to be the moderators. Business was being discussed like any other company's upper management would do....but this business concerned illegal things and life and death appointments.

I listened in the… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 13, 2011 10:18AM

Eddie Munster- We Were Both Out of Control

The Waldorf Astoria charged $18 for a burger and fries in 1983.

Butch and I ordered one extravaganza each. The voice on the other end of the phone said it would take approximately 45 minutes. OK. This would surely be a feast.

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1975. We were living in London. Chip and his wife, Zelda... and me and my wife, Liza.

We had found ourselves meandering through Europe and watching our money dwindle much faster than we had planned.

With only a few bucks left, we figured

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The lieutenants were never dependable. On occasion, they would be battle hardened but most of the time, they were thrown into the fray without being competent. As a result, we had little respect for them. Most were killed in the first minutes of a fire fight for lack of firing backRead full post »