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Saturday, February 13. 2010
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It's Valentine's Day weekend, so go out and buy your hubby some really good smokes. Get some for your kids, too. Maybe beloved hubby will get a good one for you, too: a pretty lady looks sexy with a cigar. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
Why our pro-smoking campaign this week? It's a companion-piece to Michelle O's anti-obesity campaign. A good cigar, which lasts at least quadruple the time of a Wendy's burger (450 calories), has zero calories and quadruple the enjoyment.
(By the way, I do not know what the fuss is about childhood obesity. I drive past our local high school all the time, and I have yet to see a fat kid. They all look kinda scrawny to me except for the muscular athletes.) I always told my kids "Do not eat vegetables. They are for grown-ups." That was the truth and it worked well. Still having trouble getting them to enjoy the mystic Indian miracle of organic tobacco, though. They are brainwashed.
I plan to light up a tasty, sweet, well-aged and fragrant Dominican Bolivar this afternoon. Bolivar builds a heck of a strong, solid cigar, like a piece of wood. They have become my favorites for the moment. It's fun to rustle through ye olde Yankee humidors to see what you have, and what you forgot you bought online a year or three ago. It is sort of like a wine cellar, filled with interesting, anti-obesity suprises.
Posted by The Barrister in The Culture, "Culture," Pop Culture and Recreation at 12:30 | Comments (15) | Trackbacks (0)
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"People born with the genes are 20 times more likely to reach a century – and 80 per cent less likely to develop the senility disease Alzheimer’s.
"Even being overweight or a heavy smoker does not stop a third of those with the genes living to 100."
Why stop at encouraging kids to smoke, though? Why not get some of those -- remember those sheets of paper that had those colored candy dots on them? Why not give them a sheet of those, replacing the candy dots with oxycontin (after all, those candy dots have calories!) With enough oxy in the system, food has a way of becoming second fiddle to -- well, almost anything!
And while we're at it, let's stop this shameful thrusting of soda and juices on kids; I say bring on the strong stuff while they're young! Their livers can sort it out later! Let's pack a Mike's Hard Lemonade for family picnics (except those attended by the awful Aunt Sally; bring on the Jack Daniels for those... her hugs are WAY too tight!)
And no more warm milk for those sleepless nights -- have you any ideas the fat content in whole milk? I say a few xanax with a nice chianti will put 'em in dreamland quicker than you can say, "Dude, would Daddy give you something that would harm you?"
Why would you start a paragraph with parentheses? Learn to write.
It's parenthesis, you moron. Learn grammar before you criticize someone else's.
Parentheses is the plural form. John is correct. The More You Know!
Oi, Jim, you mean to criticize his spelling, not grammar. Grammar is the construction of the sentence.
Also, I like the idea of indulging in these kind of things. More down to Earth, you know? I say a fool indulges entirely, and a fool abstains entirely.
Back to cigars. Here in Tampa Florida cigar capital of the US, just finished a CAO LX2 Lancero, great cigar with lots of flavor. Smoked it at the local humidor who ships across the USA as well. www.tampahumidor.com Sorry for the plug but its mine version of the local bar with lots of good people talking and smoking good cigars and politics. By the way Florida still has no state taxes on cigars so there are cheap (kinda) too. Everything went up 40 cents or more last year for Obama's S-Chip bill that paid for children's health care including Michelle's obesity plan.
So by smoking you are helping the children. What a country!!
If smoking is cool again can you guys tell my snotty ass fellow Californians to stop with the fake coughing when I light up 50 feet away from them? Thanks.
I was in San Diego last year. On a mountain bike, with a 'bro hangin out of my mouth, I was blasting past the locals and they were aghast when I went by. Even had my friend yell at me to slow down (he never smokes) because I was making him exercise. Pansies...lol.
Seriously, I try to be the polite smoker. But if some jerk 50 feet away acts like that I move in closer....
Great reference there - I'm a big fan of Tampa H. online, and was able to stop by last summer...
Oh, and the newer Bolivars? Outstanding smokes, and quite frankly better than the Habanos by a good margin. The folks at General Cigar are doing a masterful job of bringing a variety of quality tobaccos to market...
give me connecticut river valley broadleaf in the form of a Topper or Evermore and you can keep all of the banana republic products with their fancy names and prices.
I agree when I was young the army came into school in third grade . They handed out ration boxes to all the kids , demonstrating the effects of good nutrition an a supply of goodies accompanying each box which in all I can surely remember the candy bars matches and smokes each an every box had a few packs of smokes . It was a tribute to the troops no matter if they were smoked or not the troops had them not only to barter with but also to give out to the kids in the war zone to stave off hunger . those were the day's for weeks after the rations were handed out every day on the playground we all congregated around the monkey bars traded baseball cards played marbles and bartered over the remaining few candy bars an cigarettes. In those day's even the teachers smoked while watching us all out on the playground at recess. With today's puritanistic value you cant even smoke a cigarette anywhere on hospital or school grounds in our state completely pitiful is my comment . When I went to elementary school there seemed to be one fat kid out of hundreds of skinny rail thin kids . Now it's the exact opposite 50 years later , Oh my theres the anorexic kid out of all the plump children , plump HA ! but I am trying to be considerate but it seems there is a small few of the kids these days actually thin or of a proportionate standards .
It's all too overwhelming to see
but maybe I am getting too old .
cheers to all Dirtdog
14000 dead from smoking DAILY and you guys promote smoking (even tongue-in-cheek).. Yeah, I can totally believe all you guys have your GED's.
While I agree with you on the Bolivar, we are in a renaissance of cigar making. There are so many interesting blends coming out not only from the established manufacturers, but the younger generation are now making their mark with their spin on things. Don't pass up Alec Bradley, Diesel, Padilla, Nick Perdomo, Rocky Patel and the rest of the young Turks of the cigar world. On the old standbys, check out Punch Double Maduro, sometimes labelled "Oscuro" in the toro or rothschild size - my goto cigar.
Coming from a cigar smoking family, I introduced my sons to cigar smoking years ago, now at ages 26 and 22, we have a lot of fun attending cigar events held in the midwest and have twice now gone to the Cigar Aficionado Smoke Out in Vegas.
Here in the Chicago area, with the nanny smoking laws taking effect, we are experiencing a rebirth of the cigar shop with smoking lounge. I have 5 such establishments within 30 minutes of my home. All offer an opportunity to enjoy great product and great company.
I know of what you speak - talking about rustling through the humidor. I like to rotate my stock (in my converted, Spanish cedar lined tuba case) every couple of months or so and I always turn up something I forgot about. The extra time in the humidor always seems to improve these surprises!
Keep it up.
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