AFGL: List of Lists, King, Fielder

January 13, 2012 · Posted in AFGL, Cigar Community, Cigar Industry, Entertainment, Sports 

A Few Good Links this week is going to focus on a list of the lists of top cigars, some news about Stephen King’s Dark Tower series and an update on the (so far) sad tail of a slugging first baseman without a bag.

  • The Consensus: 2011 Awards via halfwheel: Ever wanted a Metacritic-esque survey of the cigar world? (Incidentally, I think that would be a good idea. It would need constant updating and there would have to be some kind of resolution as far as scoring goes, should certain sites be weighted more heavily, what about vitola… I digress.) Well, halfwheel has come out with a survey of what the cigar blogging world thought were their favorite cigars of 2011. I will only tell you that Undercrown was the consensus top pick according to them. If you want to see the rest of this amazing post (like top brand, factory, country and some trends) you’re going to have to click on through.
  • Stephen King wrote one of my favorite fantasy series of all time in The Dark Tower. In late April there will be a new addition to this series with The Wind Through the Keyhole, which will basically shed some light on the main character’s past. I think it’s kind of like Godfather 2 in that there are some elements that take place during the natural progression of the story and there are some prequel elements as well. This will be mostly prequel though. With the movie/tv-ification of this series in peril the new book is at least something to look forward to.
  • While Prince Fielder’s normal pace is slower than most his current pace is maddeningly slow. I’m guessing his agent, Scott Boras, is playing a game of chicken with all of his client’s potential suitors but there comes a time when you have to wonder whether or not this was a bad move. And then I see a little piece of news like this and I’m thinking the AL West is where the real arms race is.

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2 Responses to “AFGL: List of Lists, King, Fielder”

  1. Jake on January 16th, 2012 10:10 am

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the last I heard (please let me be wrong) was that the Dark Tower Ron Howard movies / TV series was a no-go. I’d had my heart set on it for over a year =(

    http://insidemovies.ew.com/2011/07/19/stephen-king-dark-tower-universal/

    Hopefully Ron Howard can find another way to get it to materialize. Maybe under his umbrella of Imagine. Long shot wish? A Peter Jackson involvement =)

  2. Travis Lindsay on January 17th, 2012 6:14 pm

    @Jacke: I’ve heard that they are going to try and take the Dark Tower to HBO (maybe they could do DT as much justice as they are doing Game of Thrones?) but I don’t know if anything materialized from that. Let’s hope.

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