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    Surprised that nobody has yet mentioned General...

    Surprised that nobody has yet mentioned General Jack T. Ripper in the classic "Dr. Strangelove".
    He didn't want his precious bodily fluids contaminated but he loved his cigar.
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    I'm constantly amazed at how folks continue to...

    I'm constantly amazed at how folks continue to buy obvious fakes. Are we just greedy? :confused:
    If
    -The price is stupidly low.
    -the seller is not only not a legal cigar retailer but has no idea...
  3. Thread: Punch Churchills

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    On the other hand: I have a box from 1999 and all...

    On the other hand: I have a box from 1999 and all the cigars have been very good so far. :smile:
    My 1997 box has only 8 smokes left so I'm rationing all my Punch Churchills until I can buy another...
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    Does anyone remember this old chestnut from the...

    Does anyone remember this old chestnut from the 'early days' of the internet? :41:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sab2Ltm1WcM
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    Nope. Anyone who has ever worked in the...

    Nope.
    Anyone who has ever worked in the electronics industry or medical testing knows about accelerated aging practices. Look up the accelerated aging caused by progeria and if you are a coke...
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    Very scary ideas here. :( Some schools of...

    Very scary ideas here. :(
    Some schools of thought actually maintain that air circulation prevents proper ageing (read Min Ron Nee) and seal boxes in cling-wrap to keep oxygen out. The theory being...
  7. Thread: Reloba cigar..

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    Blue paper bands are common on Reloba / Bauza...

    Blue paper bands are common on Reloba / Bauza with brown/tan on el Credito and others. I think they just print on whatever paper they have handy.
    Some friends did a "taste test" of peso cigars a few...
  8. Thread: birthday cigar?

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    I'd go with a classic that will probably continue...

    I'd go with a classic that will probably continue in production for a long time to come over something that is currently being hyped and may disappoint or a LE or RE that will not be around next...
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    I concur but the cost of buying 24 boxes/year,...

    I concur but the cost of buying 24 boxes/year, every year could be steep. Still, many folks have the budget and if you buy online, flaunting the import laws, you can do quite well.

    In my own case,...
  10. I'm of a similar mind. Why do so many producers...

    I'm of a similar mind.
    Why do so many producers of cigars outside of Cuba put the word "Cuba" or "Cuban" or "Havana" or "Habano" in their brand or cigar names?
    "Cuban Crafters" does not craft Cuban...
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    Some nice inventories here folks. :smile: It...

    Some nice inventories here folks. :smile:

    It took me quite a few years to build up enough stocks so I could smoke at least a couple of different, decent cigars every week (4 boxes/year) and still...
  12. Thread: Boli Britanicas

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    "2nd" "fermentation" ? Really? "experianced (sic)...

    "2nd" "fermentation" ? Really? "experianced (sic) many, many times"? Since 2006??? :confused:
    NAW.
    No offense intended but I have to call BS on these observations, especially with recent stock....
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    Opps. Sorry Nic, I thought that was the...

    Opps. Sorry Nic, I thought that was the delightful Miss Sanja you were standing next to. But seeing the other vid: I was wrong.
    Never mind.
  14. Thread: on the square

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    If I've identified the organization correctly...

    If I've identified the organization correctly then members might be interested to know that the Casa de la Musica near my school in Miramar, Playa, la Habana, is in the former Lodge Hall, (really...
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    Hobbies OTHER than cigars :confused: Hmmm......

    Hobbies OTHER than cigars :confused:

    Hmmm... well, I like to travel; mostly to Cuba ... to buy cigars-sometimes even to Spain. I'm also trying to learn Spanish... because my favorite torcedor...
  16. Talk about apples vs oranges. :biggrin1: Do you...

    Talk about apples vs oranges. :biggrin1:
    Do you really expect ANY kind of comparison between the "cheaper" Cuban cigars you mention (none of the brands make a robusto size) and a pricey overhyped...
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    Interesting to hear about a bad Cohiba, given the...

    Interesting to hear about a bad Cohiba, given the usual hype and the premium price one pays for the privilege of smoking them.
    I also had a bad experience with a Siglo-a Silgo I tubo- that was a...
  18. Thread: Humidor too cold?

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    Thanks a bunch! I'm always forgetting about...

    Thanks a bunch! I'm always forgetting about siesta time. :biggrin1:
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    Cigars in Seville?

    It's been a while and I'm totally out of touch with cigar shops in Seville. Because so many of the UKCF lovers of the Cuban cigar often pop off to Spain from time to time, I thought this might be the...
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    Had a Por Larraņaga Regalias de Londres last...

    Had a Por Larraņaga Regalias de Londres last evening and thought this might be the place to mention that it was by far the most disappointing Cuban cigar I have smoked in many a year.

    I used to...
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    Interesting point Nic. I've already commented...

    Interesting point Nic.
    I've already commented elsewhere that this is the identical list, from a year ago, of the "Habanos to be Deleted in 2011". :der:
    Perhaps that notice didn't produce the sales...
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    The ones we smoked were great. Lots of flavour,...

    The ones we smoked were great. Lots of flavour, good Upmann profile...everything a good Cuban cigar should be and less -as in these would be even better if they were full length Coronas. :smile:
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    I understand what you mean Nino. For me, it was...

    I understand what you mean Nino.
    For me, it was a good value and the only negatives were the tiny fridge and the agua tibio in the shower. Great views on the ocean side and close enough to school...
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    [QUOTE=Ryan;159753]Sorry to have missed you in...

    [QUOTE=Ryan;159753]Sorry to have missed you in Havana cbob, smoked a few of Santos's myself, nice cigars. Spent a nice afternoon with him, Nino, Jose and Rob in his shop. Are you going at festival...
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