Normalized relations with Cuba means...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by matthewbrown, Dec 17, 2014.

  2. More Baseball players from there.
    pacojas and 47th Street like this.
  3. will33


    May 22, 2006
    It means they ran out of parts for '57 Chevy's.

    Also the cigar lobby has won.

  4. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Cigars, rum, music, baseball players, Cuban women. I can't think of a downside here.
  5. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    After the Castros die off we'll own them too. Say hello to the 51st state. Can you say "annex", it will be just like an extension of Florida, like the furthest key.
    jmverdugo and pacojas like this.
  6. the harp unstrung

    the harp unstrung Humankind: be both. Inactive

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    means...........that a pimple on our collective conscience has been lanced... Let's play nice.
    (OH Yeah!.........and great baseball players and great music and great rum and............hmmmm...I've never smoked a cigar in my life, but I've got a birthday coming up in June!) :)
    pacojas likes this.
  7. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown

    Feb 16, 2011
    Buena Vista Social Club anyone?
    DiabolusInMusic and pacojas like this.
  8. viribus

    viribus Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    It's about **** time.
    47th Street and pacojas like this.
  9. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    As much as I love the film and the musicians and their music, it destroyed the variety in the music played in the streets and bars and restaurants on the island.

    The dance bands were incredibly vibrant and diverse in style and content but all the small bands played the same 3 songs ad nauseum everywhere I went during the month I spent there. I'm sure even the most uninterested tourists got tired if it, too.

    I'm a bit afraid for the future, too. The people need a break but who knows what will happen if massive American investment is allowed.
  10. Stogies!
  11. BazzTard

    BazzTard Inactive

    Casinos will open again!
  12. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    IF it means that the people will get some relief from the austere parched earth totalitarian nothingness they have endured for half a century, Bravo ! I have a Cuban friend who described to me his experience of being given a piece of chewing gum as a little boy when he got here. It was a major life experience for him. One thing he said in the very animated narrative is that there is *nothing* in Cuba.

    "How's that workin' for ya" ?
    47th Street and One Drop like this.
  13. 48thStreetCustom


    Nov 30, 2005
    They said on the radio this morning that most cubans can't afford to eat meat.
  14. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    More pickles on sandwiches.
  15. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA

    ShoeManiac, Gaolee and pacojas like this.
  16. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Ending a 50 year old policy that should have been shut down 20 years ago.
    Not having to go to Mexico to get "Cuban" cigars.
    A whole new market to sell stuff to.
    Depending how far the internet and travel opens there, somewhere besides Brazil for American adult websites to go to film "exotic" looking women having sex.
    Music and Baseball players = meh.
    pacojas likes this.
  17. Should have been normalized back in the late 80's/early 90's.
    Bob Lee (QSC) and One Drop like this.
  18. Well, us Canadians are a little less pleased by normalization as it will certainly raise the price of vacations in Cuba! Currently, Cuba is the least expensive destination for snow birds looking to get out of the cold and onto a beach! "Normalization" with the U.S. will only raise the cost of everything in Cuba.
    Glad I bought and paid for our trip, we leave Saturday for a week in Veradero, earlier this year, although I don't expect price will have risen as of yet.
    I won't get into the politics, but I can say that after having travelled to a number of Caribbean destinations, the Cuban people that I have encountered have been the friendliest, kindest folks I have met.
    One Drop and DiabolusInMusic like this.
  19. D Bopp

    D Bopp Supporting Member

    May 26, 2007
    Alpharetta, GA
    It means there will soon be a Wal Mart, McDonald's, and Starbucks on every corner in Havana!
    pacojas likes this.
  20. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    should be plenty of vintage car enthusiasts making vacation plans
    matthewbrown likes this.