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Suddenly, a HTC Legend appears!

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I've always wanted to get me dirty hands on Android phone. 

And i did. 

htc_legend_image.jpgIt was a bit inconceivable that rather geeky phone with Java inside managed to compete with ultra-refined iOS X from you-know-who. Now, I am really afraid of things with Java inside, probably a result of exposure to way too many Java programmers hailing from various warm countries which are somehow in south and east at the same time. I suppose one can say those programmers have Java inside them too, which does explain the scare factor, but many of them, apparently, traded their brain for it (hat said, I do know some excellent Java guys too).

Yet, despite blackest suspicions, Android  turned out to be excellent. I still do think that in terms of general population iPhone is pretty safe: Android still exposes too much of its internals during normal usage, and I can imagine people who would not be amused by this. I mean, you really do not need see the intestines of a partner you living with to appreciate them more, and this holds with other devices as well. 

But, being a fat person with a beard and aura of stupidity, exploring the device actually was fun, the sort of fun you get when you are digging a hole to plant a tree and then suddenly you discover a hell pit with crapload of angry demons inside, who when proceed to merrily chase you, occasionally delivering fun and probably anal trauma. In fact, it's been a while since I felt so interested in exploring a new device, and this feeling was welcome. 

So, I think Android is awesome. It's probably still not for everyone and slowpoke elderly of today are not likely to appreciate it, but it looks nice, has tons of apps some of which aren't written by complete nerds, does lots of things well and do not submerge its owner into a horrible depths of red-eyed software hell like Nokia N900 does. It also does not generate any female deflector field at all too, being rather cute and desirable. It doesn't even look like a gangrenous wound, a feat that ruined many fine phones (and gangrenous wounds). 

I am pleased with it. 

Macanudo Ascot Maduro.

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A quest to fuel the desire to smoke various smoldering objects yielded me a box of these Macanudo Ascot Maduros. And they made me sad. 

Problem is, Macanudo in general makes really good cigars. They are cheap, and for the price asked truly awesome. Or maybe they are not, but I will hold to this misconception of mine. 

This, however, fails in case of Maduro Ascots. They look like a darker version of normal ascots, they are made by Macanudo, yet sympathetic magic fails here: they do not taste like I would expect them to. In fact, at some stages through the cigar they actually taste like something that a dog has made, and dogs in general are not known for producing anything but crap. 

Funnily enough, they (cigars, not dogs and their byproducts) do have an absolutely epic, coffee aftertaste. They also taste best (or just taste) in their last third, which is not too common with cigars, as far as I can tell. 

Another problem, apart from funny taste, is the fact that people who make them have truly ascended to the top of cockhandness. Or maybe, if they are made by machines, robots have already turned on us and those small cigars are the first shells fired on the human race from the heartless metal beasts who will reasonably soon rule the earth. Or maybe I am right and it really were dogs who made them. Bottom line is, they are not really well made. And this is a shame, as if they didn't unravel, I'd probably think of them as very well made. 

All of that leads me to a interesting conclusion: me (and probably someone else) are much better off buying things like fake beards, pottery or even an axe murder, than spending money on these. Which are, here in Australia, not that cheap anyway. 

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Manly Gifts

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Upon receiving these badass gifts from the people I love I've instantly grown a huge beard!

A bit more exposure to those gifts, and I started speaking in low voice that sounds like fairies, only instead of fairies it was murder.

Behold them, as those are awesome.



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