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CONTENTS Volume 25 | Issue 1 | 2016 PUBLISHER Jaguar Web Media EDITOR Julius F. Kedvessy COPY EDITOR Michelle Leekam

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PROOF READER Cindy PHOTOGRAPHERS JFK HOSTING National Net

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SPOTLIGHT

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orbitalpay If you have been to an adult industry tradeshow in the last decade or have wanted to speak to a qualified professional about the detailed nuances of payment processing, there is a very good chance you have already spoken with Karen of Orbital Pay at some point in the past. That’s why FubarTimes decided to sit down with Karen in the present to discuss how she sees herself personally and professionally evolving in the future: How long have you worked in the industry and what roles have you had along the way? “I started in the industry in August of 1998, seventeen years ago. I started doing everything from customer service to payroll and staff scheduling. After a year or so I started doing sales in addition to my other tasks and eventually I just found myself doing sales.”

So What Exactly Does Karen Do At OrbitalPay Now? “My official title is VP of OrbitalPay. I do sales, sales training, I help with procedural issues, I attend trade shows and I always help to promote our brand by speaking on billing panels, etc. What’s the most exciting part of the job and the most challenging? The most exciting part of the job for me is very personal - It’s being recognized by my peers, clients, and my competitors for my hard work, dedication and integrity. I also enjoy helping and educating merchants about processing. My background is actually in accounting so it gives me a solid foundation in my current field and helps me explain the real numbers to merchants. A challenge I think we all face is staying motivated. I have found that it is most important to stay focused and realize what the true reward is; self respect.”

What did you do prior to working with OrbitalPay? “I have been a part of the OrbitalPay team for almost seven years. Before that I worked for an industry gateway provider. It was a brand new company when I started there and I helped to really build the client base and establish the call center services.”

What are the best and the worst experiences you’ve had at an industry event? “Best experience - WINNING!!! I was honored to have been awarded the Brand Ambassador of the Year Award at XBIZ’s inaugural Executive Awards, and last year I was recognized as the CyberSocket Business Person of the Year as well. I really haven’t had a worst experience.”

Is there any advice you would give attendees based on your experience? “Attending a trade show is an opportunity that not everyone gets, utilize it to enhance your business relationships and learn everything you can while you’re there surrounded by such knowledgeable people.”

to stay positioned in the fight against fraud and continue to maintain cardholder security. With the new US regulations for EMV chip technology, fraudsters will be targeting online transactions even more than ever. Being PCI Compliant is absolutely required for all merchants and processors.”

What are you most proud of accomplishing in your current position? When I was asked to join OrbitalPay my biggest fear was that I would not be able to live up to the expectations of my position. My proudest accomplishment is that not only have I met those expectations, I have far exceeded them.

If you could have a secret life, tell us a bit about what it would be like.

Seriously?!? If I told you then it wouldn’t be a secret :)

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? End hunger, somehow.

What makes Karen happy? Happy for me is being around my family. I enjoy simple things like going to the beach, cooking Sunday dinners, and spending time with my mom, children and grandson.

What is the single most important thing that makes you successful in this business? My success is derived from being honest and working for a company that is reputable. I believe people recognize me as a professional who is educated in my field and always available to help merchants become successful.

What makes a processor great, and what do most people overlook? Stability, security, service and experience are the most important things your processor should be providing for you. In processing there are so many companies coming and going, companies that do not have best practices in place, and companies that really don’t care if you succeed or fail. Always do your research, it is not always about how much it costs, it is about how your biller can support your processing needs.

What do you think are biggest changes to adult processing coming in the next 18 months? “The adult processing arena has been fairly consistent over the last several years. I really don’t foresee any major changes. However, we will definitely need

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UP IN SMOKE | THE FUBAR CIGAR BLOG

“You should hurry up and acquire the cigar habit. It’s one of the major happinesses. And so much more lasting than love, so much less costly in emotional wear and tear.” —Aldous Huxley

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CIGAR ? Etiquette How is YOUR

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elcome to the fourth Fubar Cigar Blog. My topic today will be what is known as cigar etiquette. A cigar is not a cigarette and you should always keep in mind how much work and time it takes to produce even one cigar. You should treat each cigar with respect and hold yourself to certain etiquette when preparing and smoking it. As a frequent visitor to cigar lounges, adult conventions and payment conventions around the world, I inevitably get in touch with cigar smokers from many different countries and cultures worth sharing. I remember a visit to the “Club Macanudo” in New York City in the year 2005. Although the club is home to the private humidors of celebrities like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gene Hackman, it is open to the public and everyone who purchases a cigar is welcome to smoke it there. Now, in 2005 it was quite difficult to find a suitable place to smoke in New York so I took the recommendation of a friend and visited this club. It was something to anticipate because the furnishings were great and reminded me of an English private club. The selection of cigars was also to my satisfaction with a wide variety of international brands in evidence, although of course there were no Cuban cigars. The only thing that was not pleasant was the behavior exhibited by some of the visitors that day. It seemed to be mostly guys from Wall Street in expensive suits and even more expensive watches on their wrists. With great interest I observed the smoking behavior of these guys and I have to tell you honestly that it almost brought tears to my eyes. I would like to spare you the details here, but it was clear that these guys had never heard anything about cigar etiquette and certainly didn’t practice it. They were obviously just pure prestige smokers. I would like to take the memories of this experience, however, and write in the current blog something about the proper and correct cigar etiquette that should be followed. I recently found a couple of very good points gathered by Andrew Sloss. So let’s deal with the five most important points of cigar etiquette.

1WhenPreparing Your CigaR preparing your cigar, cut the cap with a genuine cigar cutter such as a double blade cutter, cigar punch, or a V-cutter. Don’t use a penknife or a box cutter, and most of all, don’t bite-off the cap. It’s just bad taste, and the latter can cause a number of problems, particularly unraveling. When toasting the foot, take your time, and keep the flame as far away from the foot as possible while still being able to char the tobacco. If you use a torch lighter, you can easily ruin a cigar by holding the flame too close. And please hold the cigar in your hand, not your mouth, so you can see what you’re doing. When the foot begins to glow red, gently blow on the foot to spread the heat across the entire foot. This may require a little extra toasting, especially if the cigar has a lot


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“I never can understand how anyone can not smoke, it deprives a man of the best part of life. With a good cigar in his mouth a man is perfectly safe, nothing can touch him, literally.” —Thomas Mann of oily ligero tobacco in the blend. Those leaves are usually the black areas that don’t take right away to the flame. Finally, whatever you do, don’t just put the cigar in your mouth and light it like a cigarette or you can overcook it, which often results in a lousy light and a bitter smoke.

2 Smoking Time Ever notice how some cigar smokers finish their cigars in record time? Chances are they are former cigarette smokers or still are; they’re used to puffing often. Even if you’ve never touched a cigarette, you should hit on the cigar roughly about once a minute or two. It lets the cigar cool down a little, and allows you to pick-up the flavors and aromas the blender intended. Besides, cigar smoking is supposed to be relaxing. Take your time and enjoy it, like chewing your food slowly. Otherwise, you may find the cigar isn’t living up to its best, and that could be your fault for not being patient. So just remember – smoking a cigar is a relaxing activity – so take your time and relax while you are smoking.

without a break between smokes, don’t be surprised if the next cigar doesn’t taste right. Here again, the whole point of cigar smoking is to relax and enjoy the flavors and aromas. If you take your time during and in-between smoking cigars, you’re more likely to get your money’s worth. Recently I read about the maker of some very fine and highly respected cigars who was capable of smoking 50 cigars a day if he wanted to. He recently told me that he only smokes two cigars a day; one in the morning with coffee, and another at around 3:00 in the afternoon. That time-lapse between cigars allows him to get the most out of each smoke, so he consistently enjoys his daily cigars. So, there’s some food for thought to digest before the next time you light up your favorite cigar regardless of whether you are in a cigar lounge or in a private dwelling. Keep in mind that most of the cigar etiquette tips noted above apply to wherever you happen to be partaking of the leaf. Suffice it to say, it’s better to be a gentleman who smokes cigars than a cigar smoker who’s not a gentleman.

3 Ashing A lot of cigar smokers get a kick out of seeing how long they can get the ash on their cigar. Oh, it’s a fun game, but normally not a good way to smoke. If you doubt me, think about how many times you’ve dropped ashes on yourself as a result. A one half to one inch length ash is about right. It also acts as a filter allowing the cigar to cool down the smoke a little bit. Once you get to that one-inch point, gently tap the ash into an ashtray. You can also roll the ash against the wall of the ashtray to shape it into a neat little cone. Whatever you do, NEVER tap it on the floor, or into the palm plant in the corner of the room.

4 Putting Out Your Cigar Are you one of those cigar smokers who smoke their cigar down to the very last inch or more? There’s nothing wrong with that as long as the cigar is still delivering good flavor, and there are some cigars that will taste good to the very end. However, most of the time the cigar will start to turn bitter in that last inch or two. If you continue to relight it to get every cent out of that $20 cigar, it will only get worse. Moreover, if a cigar turns bitter early on and doesn’t change or gets worse, you should just put it down and let it go out. It’s not going to improve no matter how long you stay with it, so let it go. When you do let it go, don’t snuff it out like a cigarette. Simply lay the butt in the ashtray saddle and it will extinguish itself. Snuffing it out only causes it to release a sour odor and leaves an ugly mess. When you are finished with your cigar, just place it gently in the ashtray and let it go out on its own – remember - it took a long time to produce a cigar, so you should show some respect and honor that after you have finished the smoke.

5 Chain Smoking I know a fellow from my local cigar club who’s a “chain cigar smoker.” Not one minute after he puts his cigar out, like magic, another appears in his mouth, and they’re always excellent, complex cigars. There’s nothing wrong with smoking several cigars in one sitting if you can handle it, but give your palate a break! Try to wait at least half an hour before preparing your next cigar. You might also want to cleanse your palate with bitter lemon or lime soda. By chain smoking you can get palate burnout. That first cigar may have tasted great, but

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“I’ve got a great cigar collection - it’s actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn’t going to smoke every last one of ‘em.” —Ron White

Your active co-operation is highly appreciated by the blog writer:

I’d like to fill this blog with life and interaction from everyone who enjoys smoking whether you prefer smoking cigars, pipes or cigarettes. So everyone, please feel free to hit me up with any kind of suggestions, proposals or just tell me some good stories around the topic “smoking brings people together”. Send your two cents to overhoff69@gmail.com or connect with me via Facebook.com/tobias.overhoff

Join the “Cigar Club of the Adult Industry” on Facebook Every smoker who reads FUBAR Magazine is welcome to join the Facebook group “Cigar Club of the Adult Industry.” The group was established in July 2015 and is hosted by Tobias Overhoff. So far nearly 100 members are having fun and sharing interesting information about cigars and smoking. If you are interested in participating, please send me a member request at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cigarcluboftheadultin dustry/?fref=ts or check the Facebook groups for “Cigar Club of the Adult Industry.”

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