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Zippo on the iPhone

Zippo Screen capture from Freds iPhone
Screen capture from Freds iPhone

We know that I love Zippo lighters. If the economy was based on Zippo lighters, I’d be a rich man — but alas… that’s discussion for another rant. Anyway, where were we? Oh yeah… Zippo lighters.

Well, my new favorite iPhone app is the “Zippo Lighter” program. What does it do? It’s a virtual zippo lighter. You choose the lighter you want and using the iPhone’s motion detection you flick the lighter open. Light it as normal, and when done, flick it closed.

The distinctive Zippo sound? Yes, it’s there.

When you tilt the lit Zippo, the flame responds. Very fun to play with if you’re a zippo fan like me.

Quick Tip — To take a screen shot from your iPhone, simultaneously press and release the home and sleep buttons.

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Rothchilde en Tubo

I love cigars. Love them. Love them. I’m now making sure I enjoy cigars more often—the only problem being the local stores in Gainesville charge through the ass for the simple pleasure of a good cigar.

Take for example one of my absolute favorite cigars, Romeo y Julieta’s Rothchilde en Tubo. I love this cigar, and a year ago could get one for under 5 bucks. Today at Modern Age, the price was $6.24! As I paid for 2 of them, I kept thinking to myself, “you’re fucking kidding me.”

Sure, a great cigar is worth the money, but at over 6 bucks a pop, I’m looking at bankruptcy.

Ordering cigars over the Internet was never my favorite thing to do, but with today’s sticker shock I decided to give it another try. I chose Atlantic Cigar and the price was under 4 bucks per tube. With shipping (2 day) and humidifying products, the price was still under 5 bucks per tube—which is just a great way to end the week.