Category: Cigars

Celebrate the Great American Smokeout »

The Great American Smokeout is November 16th, and we’re making plans to participate. I’ll be getting together with several cigar smoking buddies and we’ll smoke…out. We’ll start with a round of cigars, filling the air with thick tobacco smoke and light conversation. Then we’ll all have a very nice, very unhealthy dinner, followed by even […]

Cigars – The Second Cut »

This is such a simple way to improve your cigars enjoyment I’m surprised more herfers aren’t aware of it. When you clip your cigar, remove less of the cap than you usually do.  Then, when the stogie is somewhere between 1/2 and 2/3s finished, clip it again, taking off an 1/8 of an inch or […]

The 20,000% tax increase. »

No, that is not a misprint. Congress is trying to implement a tax increase that will be 20,000% in some cases. State, federal, and even city governments have been screwing cigarette smokers for decades. In some cases those taxes are over 800%. (The Boston Tea Party was a protest against a 4% tax.) Cigar smokers […]

Mad Max in Australia »

There is something almost magical about the social aspects of Cigars and Pipes. The simple act of lighting one changes your demeanor, relaxes you, and makes you more willing, hell, more able, to consider other points of view. Conversations among cigar and pipe smokers are different and better then most smoke free conversations.   As […]

Cigar Review – Comancho Corojo »

It had been one of those days. I came home from work tired, wanting nothing more to flop down in my recliner and watch something mindless on the Tivo. Sammy, though, wouldn’t allow it. He had been alone all day and he demanded a walk. Right now, dammit! (Sammy is a hundred pounds of fur […]

Cigar Review: Oliveros XL For Men »

Every well stocked humidor contains a few surprises – cigars bought on a whim, just waiting to be tried out.  Sometimes you discover something great.  More often you’ll find something that’s OK, but not as good as your favorites. An Oliveros XL For Men corona had been sitting in my humidor long enough, so I […]