The Squiggler

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About The Squiggler

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  • Birthday 10/06/1982

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    Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
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    chew, chew, chewin' gum &
    twid, twid, twiddlin' thumbs

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  1. Starting Empire of Gold now... I must commend Chataborski for such punctual publication... Now, if only Scott Lynch would finish off the next Gentleman Bastard book I might be able to close out 2020 feeling surprisingly contented (so far as fantasy fiction goes, anyway)
  2. I suppose you could also light a cigar with a traditional Roman oil lamp if you wanted to ? might be a little sooty though
  3. Oddly I found three of these lurking in deep in my loosies box. I can't remember who sent them to me but it must have been at least 2.5 years ago.
  4. but they have the 'garantia de calidad' sticker... The quality is guaranteed
  5. The specific atmospheric conditions in your area can obviously affect your smoking experience. I think it's something you have to experiment with until you hit the sweet spot. I will say this though--a lot of people seem to find that keeping their cigars (especially Cubans) at lower RH produces more even burn and better draw. This seems like it would be especially helpful if the humidity in your area is especially high. If you are having burn issues, maybe try dialing the RH down to the lower 60s.
  6. I'm not sure what 'CRW' stands for, because I couldn't find the original post, but I hope this fits the bill (after all, it is a 'Classic, charmingly-crafted Cohiba cigar'... and that's 'CCCCCRW' ) I know it's been a while, but this seems like as good a time as any... I've missed you guys/gals. Cheers all! Admittedly, I thought I had pulled a Siglo iii out of my singles bin until I started to punch it and noticed the pigtail. Turns out it's a 'Corona Especiales'--Laguito #2. Lucky me Cold draw presents a touch of honey, hay, and lemongrass... has the feel of a delicate and ref
  7. errrrm... 'Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends'? (-Francis Bacon, Tom Waits, 'Fall Out Boy', etc.)
  8. It could simply be a that/which situation (ie. not 'RyJ Piramides that are aged' but 'RyJ Piramides, which are aged'), but this would only make sense if they unearthed some dusty, unbanded torpedoes and decided to name them 'RyJ Piramides'. This, of course, creates more questions than it answers, especially since the program includes multiple examples of brand-new vitolas assigned to cigars that are supposedly 'aged'.
  9. !!! Hooray! A very pleasant surprise to cap off a long, arduous day. Thanks to @MoeFOH and @Elpresidente for keeping weekend these comps rolling. Cheers all!
  10. thanks guys, but it was actually a 91.632791546002... I just rounded down to 99.5 for the sake of convenience ?
  11. The Godfather Cigar Review Weekend!! Feat: Le Hoyo Des Dieux (BUM ENE '14) For this weekend's review I decided to reach for the godfather of vitolas--a sleek and elegant lonsdale. The Le Hoyo Des Dieux by Hoyo de Monterrey, technically a 'long corona' or 'corona grande', never seems to disappoint, gaining rank among my favorite cigars of all time. Suffice it to say (if smoking in bed weren't such a flagrant fire hazard) I would certainly be 'taking this one to the mattresses' ? Straight out of the SLB, this cigar is a sight to behold--oily, toothy, and beautifully const
  12. Fold arms and roll aggressively to the right. If your first attempt fails, eat a lemon from your snack-bowl and try again ?
  13. A conspiracy theory of sorts? Altadis didn't start those NC brands with Cuban names, they acquired them prior to acquiring half of HSA, so I'm thinking there's still very little interconnectivity between the NC brands and the CC brands of the same name, despite now falling under the same umbrella to some extent. And, assuming Habanos SA (whose bread and butter has always been Cuban puros) has retained relative autonomy even though half the company was acquired, I doubt they'd allow it to happen. And even if Altadis' original management retained some autonomy themselves after being acquired
  14. I think I'm going to have to get one. I've had reasonably decent luck with the trusty drill-bit when I need to remove a little tobacco, but unfortunately I don't have any 4.5 inch drill bits with ergonomic handles.

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