This beauty was waiting for me in Arizona once I got back from the Great Burning Man Journey of Aught Six:
Gadzooks . . .
(Did I say that already?)
Well, so, yeah, then. Banjook.
You will recall the fabulous Sancho Panzer. The Banjook is another fine Russ Kemner / Sonny Daze original. I love me the banjo ukuleles. I do.
Appropriately (if you're me, which I am), this instrument is Numero 23 (see The 23 Enigma).
This Banjook is named Grand Cru. Grand Cru is a sleek . . .
. . . yet moon-faced little Cubana:
Grand Cru is also a wine term that means "great growth." Most importantly, Grand Cru is a type of Cuban cigar, and part of the body of this Grand Cru banjo ukulele happens to be made from a Punch Grand Cru cigar box.
I'm not a cigar smoker, but I can't think of any legitimate reason why arguments among idiotsthis is to say, politiciansshould prevent people anywhere from buying cigars from or selling cigars to people anywhere else. I suppose I should consider myself fortunate that at least Cuban cigar boxes are still legal in the U.S.
I suppose further that it is more or less predictable that this small freedom does not make me feel all that fortunate.
Howsomever. . .
. . . Grand Cru the Banjook definitely makes me feel fortunate.