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  1. Wrapper Repair Help

    If you take the cut cap off of a parejo (straight) cigar, there is a surprising amount of wrapper tobacco there. Wet it out thoroughly, let it sit and you can peel off the round cap to reveal the flag. It is usually about 2.5" long and at least an inch across. A couple of those could easily be used to repair those cracks.
  2. I've had cigars come with patches from the factory. They seem to be cut from the same wrapper leaf so they match well. Seen on Hoyo DC, CoRo, etc. Should just be covering a wrapper flaw like a split.
  3. I was hoping this was going to be about a Shelby Cobra...:)
  4. Box code help

    Boy I sure do miss the old band..
  5. I saw a show on the "Vice" channel here in the states. The cartel guys regularly sew cocaine packages into knockoff bags and other designer items. They sell them to unsuspecting tourists with the intent of grabbing them at the airport in their destination. They also solicit mules to carry a spare bag for a few bucks. They actually tracked a couple of mules on the show and it was pretty amazing. Personally if I were in Columbia I sure as hell wouldn't do anything sketchy for someone I just met.
  6. I have worked on many proposals to the US gov't. Typically they require a printed version delivered to their office by a certain date and time. I vividly remember one of my young engineers volunteering to take a cross country flight to deliver the proposal. He was stoked to get paid to goof off for a couple days. Then our boss said, "we are also sending Mary with a copy on another flight in case your plane crashes." The look on his face was awesome
  7. That's funny, I have found red and yellow thread in more than one cuban cigar. I figured they were just threads that fall off of ribbons in the factory.
  8. Formula 1 - 2017

    This is a total cop-out. NASCAR doesn't seem to have a problem running seriously high strung small block V-8's...in fact the noise and power is a significant draw of NHRA. Lots of teams running in both of those series. What F1 really doesn't want to admit is that it was a mistake to go to the hybrids in the first place.
  9. I sure do miss those Upmann Super Coronas too. RA cab coronas, PC's, 898's, Bolivar coronas and CE's, Partagas Selection Privada #1, Bolivar Lonsdales...the list is getting pretty long I think the box I miss more than any was Bolivar Lonsdales from 1993. I can still taste that old Bolivar blend. Nothing but great memories from those.
  10. Formula 1 - 2017

    I hate the "sharkfins." I'm glad they banned them previously and I hope they do again. The fact that Mercedes stayed away is a good sign. Now if we could just get back to 19,000 rpm naturally aspirated 3.0 liter motors...I would be happy again.
  11. It's just my observation that I don't think I have ever had a plugged cigar that had a heavy dent from the cabinet ribbon. Perhaps they compress because they are not overfilled? I don't know, but I always get a kick out of "that" cigar.
  12. The pinched cigars in a cabinet always seem to smoke especially well.
  13. While I don't have extensive Davidoff experience, I do not detect similarities between Siglos and Davidoffs. What did kind of taste similar was a Presidencia churchill I had the pleasure of smoking quite a few years ago.
  14. Some of my all time favorite days started out with me deciding to skip work and do something fun instead :-)
  15. Some interesting comments about the Club Allones. The last cab of RAC's I got were insanely strong for the first five years. Perhaps the Clubs might remind me of those...

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