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  1. Congratulations mate for the the great review and the win... nice New Year's present from the Czar, hey?
  2. Hey Oz, it seems we've suffering from the same too-much work virus... same story here, work+travel has been draining the time out of my life... Though I am taking a break till the 10th (and hence my reappearance here), the sad part is that I can see the clouds gathering for a similar overdose of work in this year's horizon. But then, I remind myself, that no-work is the same as no-cigar. To all those of us who have taken a big hit on the health front (and those who have been alright as well), I hope the new year brings us all better health and prosperity and better cigars BTW Oz... that i
  3. Thanx for the reply mate. Many of us dream of building a stash suitable to our palates, and to regularly indulge in their nowadays evanescent quality. Cheers!
  4. Nice pix and collage Dom Pig... pray tell, are those shots of nice memorable smokes? or are they just nice shots of unremarkable smokes?
  5. Most of my end-of-year parties and family-get-togethers tend to have lots of children under the age of 10 (two of mine included), this fact together with the heat reaching the upper 30C mark in the near-south-western front of Australia, forces me to smoking late at night when everyone is asleep, specially the kids, and the air has cooled sufficiently. 12.55am. Not a soul in sight (or earshot), faint warm and wet easterly breeze, 27C… I chose a cigar that I haven't touched for a while: a minute Montecristo Joyita. They went painfully dry and rough about a year ago, so I let the last nine ha
  6. Prosperous and Happy 2011 for youse all! May youse all get more, and smoke more, cigars than in 2010...
  7. Sorry... that "friction created by the water rushing into billions of tiny pores at incredible speed" sounds like BS to me, some chemical reaction is going on (chemically inert substances do not "absorb" ammonia either, as they claim)... unless they've had a breakthrough in nanofluidics and have found a way of overcoming capillary forces and surface tension... if that's the case, a Nobel prize in physics is surely forthcoming...
  8. Partagas Corona 06 - elegant and refined start, sweet paprika/cinnamon wrapped in leather, with a scrumptious progressive body and spice build up... developing steadily into a more balanced and refined smoke. Unfortunately, only half a box left... nothing lasts for ever...
  9. Vying for that wooden spoon... I am in...
  10. Thanks for sharing mate, great review and pictures...
  11. That's what I call an EVENT! BTW...Bloody rad bike mate!
  12. Most idiots can only see themselves, and their reflection, everywhere... (delete the comment and do not grace him with a reply).
  13. 1 - Unless you are lucky to have indoor smoking space, don't smoke in extreme weather conditions (too hot, too cold, too windy, too humid... and not under the rain ). You won't enjoy the experience and the cigar will perform poorly, and you'll want to finish it asap (getting it too hot in the process). - yeah, I have tried smoking a cigar in 40C and -5C weather 2 - Train your palate... try to savour spices is foods and desserts... and don't waste a cigar by smoking it when your palate and taste are compromised (cold, flu, under dental anaesthetic, etc), it will be insipid and lacking in char
  14. Unfortunately, Tony Abott is scared of all types of insects (specially ants) and was last spotted with a can of Mortein spraying around his neigbourhood. The greens were also last seen trying to develop cannibalistic behaviours in both ants and grasshoppers. Moral of the story: Polititians are no messiahs, they will divide society for a vote. However, vote and bear some guilt like any responsible citizen... if you don't vote, don't bloody whinge and blame others!
  15. Hey Smithy... I think that ColKurtz may want you to attach some more stickers to the boxes in his next order to help with his sailboat project...
  16. Same here... I miss the partagas and bolivar coronas most
  17. Hope it all goes well with your better half's surgery... On the other hand, though I suspect that it won't happen until the bend is finalised, when are they expected to be rollin'em Czar customs?
  18. Unfortunately, once the embargo gets lifted it is quite likely that a great flood of fakes will be mixed in with dinkum CC's (replace the NC band with a CC band, and voila!). Though I suspect that Habanos would have already projected how they will release CC's in the US (through network of authorised retailers), the B&Ms may (in)advertedly sell the fake stuff... I really hope that the end of the embargo coincides with more freedom and prosperity for the generality of Cubans, and that it will not result in the obscene extremes of wealth and poverty that have followed the dismantling of c

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