MD Puffer

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  1. Unless you're the world's biggest Jim Nabors fan, I have to assume you're from the 'Caug. BVI sounds nice- especially if anchored off the coast in a nice sailboat.
  2. Agreed. Ever get a chance to go to Zurich? Love that city. Looking forward to going back to Switzerland again when I can.
  3. Even though it’s been hell at times, if I were ten years younger I’d have three more (wife permitting of course).
  4. I don't think there'll be any controversy over #3 this year- but I'm still biting my nails until the 25th...
  5. Enjoyable video. Would like to see these Jun ‘19 cigars revisited in a year.
  6. Water. Publix brand. Bottled from local municipal water. Hmmmmm.
  7. You try touching up the blades with an Arkansas stone?
  8. Next level stuff here. I submitted my answer. The next night had one of my own and have second guessed myself since...
  9. Gonna stop reading right there... By the way, that’s a box of non-Cuban R&J. So technically, they’re the genuine R&J. But made with non-Cuban tobacco. Some enterprising young buck applied the Habanos stamps and DOP label. After looking them up, even the DR version isn’t exactly cheap. Maybe they’re knock offs of the DR version? Now my head is spinning. A knock off of a knock off...
  10. Have no idea- have never been. But I pray that the people of Hong Kong start getting the support they deserve...
  11. Not a good paint scheme in my opinion, but if you can spend over 2 million on a car then I guess you can paint it whatever floats your boat. Just goes to show you having money and having class aren't the same thing.
  12. To ensure that everyone gets a chance to know of this change it might be a good idea to make this a sticky...
  13. 45 ft sailing cat anchored off the coast of some uninhabited island in the Caribbean, 82 degrees, 5mph wind, a frozen cocktail machine dispensing overly sweet vodka based fruity cocktails, and a fridge full of fresh shrimp. Not another soul around in a 100 mile radius.
  14. Damn you! There’s blank which I didn’t even think of because of its misleading name, and then there’s blank which everyone raves about and is real hot right now but I only tried one a couple of years ago that was gifted to me and I though “meh”, and then there’s blank which I’ve never tried- and I don’t think I know of anyone who has- surely they wouldn’t put blank in the mix. Ok, 8? so random distribution would be 12.5% unless I’m missing any. Still wouldn’t change my choice however.
  15. I could see them working in suppository fashion as well. They can play double doody. I mean double duty.
  16. I’m not a big PL guy, so don’t quote me, but they all became tripa larga except the panatelas. Short filler doesn’t necessarily take away anything. My favorite cheap and cheerful is LFDC Selectos.
  17. I agree blending isn’t an exact science, but I do believe they have expert blenders attempting to maintain consistency enough so that they can ensure each respective marca’s flavor profile is at least in the same ballpark. These little blind tastings could actually demonstrate that since there are only a given number of any regular production vitola. If it’s truly as you suggest, then the guesses should be an evenly random distribution across each marca (statistically insignificant variations aside). So for this cigar, there should be 20% of the guesses going to each marca (since there’s only five regular production cigars in this size). Now there are biases, etc that can be argued but if you can get enough participants (n) then you could account for them and normalize your results. Reading these threads before smoking introduces a bias as well- I won’t be doing it again. People are saying they tasted such and such. One person’s such and such is suggestive of blank and another person’s such and such is suggestive of blank. So I tried to forget what I read on this thread and lit up. In the first third I thought to myself, “It’s not blank, blank, or blank. I don’t know about that one dude, but I didn’t taste such and such.” That left two. Finishing up the first third, I felt supremely confident it was blank. Suddenly, I drew this fleeting and wonderful such and such that it threw me for a loop. The second third was uneventful and there was little evolution and it wasn’t reminding me of blank any more. It still didn’t taste like blank, blank, or blank. Was it blank instead? Honestly, it didn’t really taste much like blank either. So, I’m sticking with my first guess and will submit blank as my answer. Naturally, it had to start raining right after I lit it up. Meteorology doesn’t appear to be an exact science either since the forecast didn’t call for rain until tomorrow.

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