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Old 03-22-2012, 02:10 PM   #25851
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HBO basically always gives a show two seasons.
I was going to say that this wasn't the case for The Mind of the Married Man (a show I enjoyed but was one of maybe five people who ever watched it), but looked it up and it ran for two seasons. Although only 20 episodes, which counts for two in HBO's world but barely a single season on the networks.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:22 PM   #25852
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Let's get something straight - the show was not canceled. It was the creators' decision to end the show. How much they were strong-armed by HBO into that decision isn't clear, but they've given interviews and it doesn't sound like that was the case.
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Yeah- there's absolutely no fuel to the "HBO used this as an excuse to shut it down because of low ratings" thing. Most notably because ratings don't mean nearly as much to HBO as other networks.
I guess my post wasn't super clear, but I didn't mean to imply what dids is implying. I think it got shut down because of the horse deaths. Milch seems to be just as upset as PETA/anybody else because horse racing is apparently a huge passion of his. But, I do believe that if the show were a ratings hit, HBO might have been willing to take the heat. Maybe Milch would have shut it down anyway.
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:30 PM   #25853
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i kind of want to get into cigar smoking, ive smoked like 2 in my life mebbe

going to a tobacco shop tomorrow, anyone have anything i should look for? not really certain type, but is there something between different cigars, maybe one that's better for a beginner/smoother etc?
mighta been mentioned already, but any size-type of Acid cigar is probably right down your alley.

I have a humidor in my basement with maybe 15 decent-great cigars but haven't even opened it other than to change the pillow since last fall. smoking cigars is a porch-in-nice-weather kind of thing and ever since I quit cigs I haven't really had the taste for them that often.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:15 PM   #25854
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i kind of want to get into cigar smoking, ive smoked like 2 in my life mebbe

going to a tobacco shop tomorrow, anyone have anything i should look for? not really certain type, but is there something between different cigars, maybe one that's better for a beginner/smoother etc?
Oliva Serie O are a very nice smoke and a good cigar for a beginner. Still one of my favorite smokes. They aren't well stocked quite everywhere, but if you see them, grab one. I'd stay away from Serie V for now if they have them.

Torano Silver and Gold Exodus are also probably a good starter smoke, albeit they might be a bit on the spicy side for the inexperienced palette.

If you want to be a cheap ass and smoke a piece of glorified paper, you could always try a Helix, Acid or one of those asinine Java cigars. Kill yourself if you do, though.

Romeo y Julietas are another good beginner brand.

Punch as a brand generally isn't the greatest for a new smoker, but the Punch Rare Corojo (if you can find them anywhere... not even sure if they are in season atm) are another nice line to try.

I've been into cigars for about 8 years now. Anyone else here smoke regularly? I don't get to smoke weekly anymore (or ****, even monthly since I moved to DC) since I live in a stupid city that hates smoking + my apartment bans it anywhere on the grounds, but I try to work them in as often as possible when visiting friends or if I have time to hit up a cigar lounge.
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:17 PM   #25855
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Classic,

Sorry- didn't mean to suggest that's what you specifically were saying. It's just something that a lot of people are putting out there.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:04 PM   #25856
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I've been into cigars for about 8 years now. Anyone else here smoke regularly?
I usually smoke two cigars per round of golf, one on each nine. The back nine cigar is a dark leaf Ashton that I have come to appreciate because it's strong and burns slow so I can milk it for almost the entire nine. Front nine selection varies but usually something lighter.

Other than that I rarely smoke them, but a few years ago I was playing pai gow (with none other than goof.yballer, among others) at NYNY and they let us smoke cigars at the table MUCH TO THE DISMAY of everyone within fifty yards.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:21 PM   #25857
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GOAT Cigar smoker

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Old 03-22-2012, 04:42 PM   #25858
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Was so expecting Most Interesting Man In The World there
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:50 PM   #25859
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That's who he posted afaict.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:55 PM   #25860
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I occasionally smoke a cigar. I see it mentioned above but Romeo y julietas are definitely my favorite so far
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Old 03-22-2012, 05:42 PM   #25861
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So...

R.I.P Luck?

Also, The Wire wasn't great ratings wise in it's 1st or 2nd seasons. (moreso with 1st IIRC)

I remember when BET tried airing episodes lol
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:38 PM   #25862
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Also, it's pretty funny how people keep saying it takes awhile to get into mad men. Scene 1; Episode 1; Season 1 is elite.
mad men starts off as a soap opera
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #25863
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The Wire had bad ratings throughout its run.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:13 PM   #25864
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the wire winning no emmys should have been the end of the emmys
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #25865
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Wire seems like it would have been hard to keep up with

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Old 03-22-2012, 07:59 PM   #25866
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Not only that, but they pretty much all get killed or arrested and are replaced with a fresh batch of new, similar looking characters.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:21 PM   #25867
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Fully serialized shows like The Wire are always going to struggle. Watch from Day 1 or GFY
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #25868
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pretty incredible that the wire got made tbh
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:28 PM   #25869
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Just reading through the OP for the listed bans; why do the placeholders for actionjacson stop after only the 7th offense category? Is he not good enough to be placed in the upper mega elite echelon, alongside the late Epipen and grear10?

(I actually have nothing against AJ; just thought the placeholders were a good touch).
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:32 PM   #25870
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And It seems this thread does eventually always cycle around the same topics. The wire, Karaks fingers...and I think it's only a few days away to going back to Radiohead.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:49 PM   #25871
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Yet we can never get another epic Ro-Sham-Bo match.

Last edited by Needle77; 03-22-2012 at 11:50 PM. Reason: 1k posts in this thread...yikes...
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:22 AM   #25872
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Not only that, but they pretty much all get killed or arrested and are replaced with a fresh batch of new, similar looking characters.
season 2 tho

but seriously, there are a lot of white characters on the show too, and i don't think i ever struggled too much confusing characters when watching the first time. probably less than with say The Sopranos, for example (way less "wait, who's that guy again?" moments). maybe it's just me though...
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:24 AM   #25873
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Well it actually took me multiple episodes to figure out that Stringer Bell and Avon Barksdale were two different people. I think because they didn't show them together for awhile I didn't realize there was more than one boss.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:01 AM   #25874
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And It seems this thread does eventually always cycle around the same topics. The wire, Karaks fingers...and I think it's only a few days away to going back to Radiohead.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:47 AM   #25875
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And It seems this thread does eventually always cycle around the same topics. The wire, Karaks fingers...and I think it's only a few days away to going back to Radiohead.
Do u guys remember Jetto?
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