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there is such a ridiculous anti-cigar movement on television these days (i have no problem with the anti-cigarette lobby but they have dragged cigars into the whole morass and the cigar producers have stood back and allowed it - they need to distinguish themselves), that it was nice to see something a little PI the other day. had that 'las vegas' show on in the background and saw a moment when tom selleck, who apparently now owns the casino, was smoking in a meeting.

someone pulls him up and says basically, 'ah, you smoking in here'.

he just looks at them and says, 'yes, and it is a really good one'.

nice for a change. couldn't see what he was smoking but did see him with monte 2's on another occasion.

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How bizarre...... I had a little time today, so I smoked an '07 RASCC (finally coming around - quite good). I can't recall the train of thought, but

whatever it was, I thought about Magnum P.I, and how Higgins and Magnum used to smoke cigars on the show. If I recall correctly, they were

Canary Island cigars.

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How bizarre...... I had a little time today, so I smoked an '07 RASCC (finally coming around - quite good). I can't recall the train of thought, but

whatever it was, I thought about Magnum P.I, and how Higgins and Magnum used to smoke cigars on the show. If I recall correctly, they were

Canary Island cigars.

they repeated the old magnums again recently out here. what a great show.

there was actually a las vegas episode where two high rollers that were great mates of selleck's character turn up for the annual high stakes poker game - TC and rick. they kept waiting for their british mate to show but he never did. wonder if higgins is still with us.

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Interesting Ken.. I know for a fact I would probably spend more time in the casinos when I go if I could smoke a cigar while playing the tables. Wonder what Toms opinion on this would be.

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Interesting Ken.. I know for a fact I would probably spend more time in the casinos when I go if I could smoke a cigar while playing the tables. Wonder what Toms opinion on this would be.

agreed but the problem is that when they have areas for smoking, they stink of cigarettes.

had quite a few hours stopover in the qantas club in santiago a few years back and i'd saved a boli gigantes for an opportunity on the trip home. it is a great little club and has a smoking area down one end, or did. i'd waited till it had emptied of all the cigarette smokers and settled in with a book and a glass of champers and lit up. they stopped me. cigarettes were fine but they were not having those filthy cigars in a smoking area.

fair to say that they no longer thought of me as that nice aussie after the discussion on that but i still couldn't smoke my boli. they may have let me if i was tom.

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This is where the US gets it right. Couldn't have a cuban, but after work tonight I took a cab into town and smoked an Oliva Serie V (ok, not good but ok) indoors, in the company of other chaps who were all interested in cigars. It was almost enough to overcome the fact that the cigar was just average. I'll be going back again tomorrow, to smoke another average cigar indoors.

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This is where the US gets it right. Couldn't have a cuban, but after work tonight I took a cab into town and smoked an Oliva Serie V (ok, not good but ok) indoors, in the company of other chaps who were all interested in cigars. It was almost enough to overcome the fact that the cigar was just average. I'll be going back again tomorrow, to smoke another average cigar indoors.

if we could just combine your venues with our cubans...

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there is such a ridiculous anti-cigar movement on television these days (i have no problem with the anti-cigarette lobby but they have dragged cigars into the whole morass and the cigar producers have stood back and allowed it - they need to distinguish themselves), that it was nice to see something a little PI the other day. had that 'las vegas' show on in the background and saw a moment when tom selleck, who apparently now owns the casino, was smoking in a meeting.

someone pulls him up and says basically, 'ah, you smoking in here'.

he just looks at them and says, 'yes, and it is a really good one'.

nice for a change. couldn't see what he was smoking but did see him with monte 2's on another occasion.

Selleck is a cigar smoker.

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I took full advantage of being allowed to smoke cigars in the casinos in Vegas last year....

Other Cigars on TV of note - Col. Hannibal Smith on the A-Team? Can't wait for the bad-but-hilarious A-Team movie coming out later this year

Also - for any Star Trek fans out there, nothing beats the time-travel episode to 1880s San Francisco, where Mark Twain ends up on the Enterprise and decries his inability to get a "Hand Wrapped Havana" in the 24th century.

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Selleck is a cigar smoker.

He certainly is and it seems his favourite is a Monte 2. :cofcig:

Tom Selleck is a legend and seems like a top bloke.

Here is a small excerpt from his interview in Cigar Afficionado:

"Most of the time I smoke Havanas," he says. "Hoyo de Monterrey double coronas, Punch double coronas. I haven't had a Ramon Allones Gigantes. Those are really coveted because they're so hard to get. Cohiba Robusto is the only Cohiba I like. I find the others overrated; they're all overpriced." But he adds, "I have enough Havana cigars. It's kind of neat being a celebrity--a lot of people find out that you like cigars and give them to you. To me, Cuban cigars won't be as much fun when they're not contraband."

Selleck has also been enjoying more and more non-Cuban cigars. "The domestic cigars keep getting better and better," he says. "I'm smoking a lot of La Gloria Cubanas from Miami--when I can get them. The La Gloria Cubana Wavell is a sensational smoke. But because they're so highly rated in Cigar Aficionado, they have become almost impossible to get. I also love Davidoffs. I know they're expensive, but Davidoff Special R's are just excellent. The Special T's are very good, and they're a classic shape. Their Double R's are also consistently high in quality. The Davidoffs are just made so well. And I'm finding that with almost all of the Havana cigars there are a lot of inconsistencies. You're going to get some duds in every box, which is sad. I know the problems, without getting into the politics of Castro; there are huge problems with supply and demand, and the large demand affects the quality control."

When it comes to his favorite, however, Havana wins, with the Montecristo No. 2, a figurado. "I'd rather hold a Monte No. 2 than any cigar," he says. "I just love its shape."

Full interview: Here

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How bizarre...... I had a little time today, so I smoked an '07 RASCC (finally coming around - quite good). I can't recall the train of thought, but

whatever it was, I thought about Magnum P.I, and how Higgins and Magnum used to smoke cigars on the show. If I recall correctly, they were

Canary Island cigars.

Used to love that show when i was growing up, Tom Selleck loves his cigars,though last i heard he had more or less given up on Cubans because of the inconsistencies

Cheers OZ :cofcig:

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I remember watching a James Bond movie once, with either with Dalton or Brosnan playing Bond, can't remember which, and in one scene he lites up a cigarette in a darkened room and starts talking to one of those sexy Bond girls. I remember thinking that it would have been so much more appropriate to the character if he was portrayed as a cigar smoker instead.

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I remember watching a James Bond movie once, with either with Dalton or Brosnan playing Bond, can't remember which, and in one scene he lites up a cigarette in a darkened room and starts talking to one of those sexy Bond girls. I remember thinking that it would have been so much more appropriate to the character if he was portrayed as a cigar smoker instead.

He was; you see Bond (Brosnan) light a cigar in an open air bar in Cuba in 'Die Another Day" just before Halle Berry 'bounces' onto the screen.

Dalton was the last Bond to smoke a cigarette though.

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Cohiba cigars feature in the film Hotel Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina has a box specially imported from Cuba to give as gifts to businessmen and diplomats. He says "If I give a businessman 10,000 francs, what is that to him, he is rich. But if I give him a Cohiba cigar, that is style."

In episode 11 of Keen Eddie, Supt. Nathanial Johnson orders a 'Cohiba Torpedo', which he refers to as "the finest, rarest, and most expensive of cigars." This size does not exist in official production (apart from limited edition releases of the similarly-sized Pirámide) and is a very commonly-encountered counterfeit.

Lil' Wayne references the Cohiba brand cigar in his song "Hustler Musik" from his fifth studio album, Tha Carter II.

In his Window Shopper music video, 50 Cent is seen walking in the streets of Monaco; upon meeting a rich man, he asks him for a cigar, and the man gets a Cohiba out of his pocket.

In 50 Cent's first un-released album Power Of The Dollar he mentions in the song Slow Dough "Broke niggas smoke niggas, rich niggas smoke Cohibas"

Talib Kweli references Cohiba cigars in his song "Rush."

Cohiba cigars are mentioned in the movie Bad Boys II when Cuban drug smuggler Johny Tapia (Jordi Mollà) offers Russian club owner Alexi (Peter Stormare) a Cohiba before a meeting. During the movie you can also see the yellow Cohiba label being smoked by Tapia.

In the movie Into the Blue, Bryce (Scott Caan) refers to his box of Cohiba's after Jared (Paul Walker) finds a 'rock' used as ballast by ships back in the day.

In De Fem benspænd, The Five Obstructions, Jørgen Leth's "The Perfect Human: Cuba" segment features a Cohiba.

Les Claypool's solo album, Highball with the Devil features a song entitled "Cohibas Esplendidfs."

The sheriff in the final scene of the remake of Psycho is sporting a Cohiba.

In The Song "Leather So Soft" by Birdman and Lil Wayne, Birdman mentions : " Smokin' Cohibas" at 1:57

In the pilot episode of Sex and the City, when offered a lesser cigar, Mr. Big says, "Cohibas, that's all I smoke."

In the Simpsons episode "That 90's Show", when Homer goes into Moe's and finds out it has been turned into a Cigar bar, Homer says "Fine, Cohiba Me"

During the Boston Celtics 2008 championship parade, Paul Pierce and other Celtic players are smoking Cohiba cigars in homage to the late Red Auerbach.

Many more coming up

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they repeated the old magnums again recently out here. what a great show.

there was actually a las vegas episode where two high rollers that were great mates of selleck's character turn up for the annual high stakes poker game - TC and rick. they kept waiting for their british mate to show but he never did. wonder if higgins is still with us.

Yes, Higgy Baby (as TC called him) is still alive and kicking. John Hillerman is 78 years old now. What an awesome show!

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I loved the show Boston Legal and always looked forward the the closing scene where two men enjoyed cigars together pokin fun at their own show.

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Cohiba cigars feature in the film Hotel Rwanda. Paul Rusesabagina has a box specially imported from Cuba to give as gifts to businessmen and diplomats. He says "If I give a businessman 10,000 francs, what is that to him, he is rich. But if I give him a Cohiba cigar, that is style."

In episode 11 of Keen Eddie, Supt. Nathanial Johnson orders a 'Cohiba Torpedo', which he refers to as "the finest, rarest, and most expensive of cigars." This size does not exist in official production (apart from limited edition releases of the similarly-sized Pirámide) and is a very commonly-encountered counterfeit.

Lil' Wayne references the Cohiba brand cigar in his song "Hustler Musik" from his fifth studio album, Tha Carter II.

In his Window Shopper music video, 50 Cent is seen walking in the streets of Monaco; upon meeting a rich man, he asks him for a cigar, and the man gets a Cohiba out of his pocket.

In 50 Cent's first un-released album Power Of The Dollar he mentions in the song Slow Dough "Broke niggas smoke niggas, rich niggas smoke Cohibas"

Talib Kweli references Cohiba cigars in his song "Rush."

Cohiba cigars are mentioned in the movie Bad Boys II when Cuban drug smuggler Johny Tapia (Jordi Mollà) offers Russian club owner Alexi (Peter Stormare) a Cohiba before a meeting. During the movie you can also see the yellow Cohiba label being smoked by Tapia.

In the movie Into the Blue, Bryce (Scott Caan) refers to his box of Cohiba's after Jared (Paul Walker) finds a 'rock' used as ballast by ships back in the day.

In De Fem benspænd, The Five Obstructions, Jørgen Leth's "The Perfect Human: Cuba" segment features a Cohiba.

Les Claypool's solo album, Highball with the Devil features a song entitled "Cohibas Esplendidfs."

The sheriff in the final scene of the remake of Psycho is sporting a Cohiba.

In The Song "Leather So Soft" by Birdman and Lil Wayne, Birdman mentions : " Smokin' Cohibas" at 1:57

In the pilot episode of Sex and the City, when offered a lesser cigar, Mr. Big says, "Cohibas, that's all I smoke."

In the Simpsons episode "That 90's Show", when Homer goes into Moe's and finds out it has been turned into a Cigar bar, Homer says "Fine, Cohiba Me"

During the Boston Celtics 2008 championship parade, Paul Pierce and other Celtic players are smoking Cohiba cigars in homage to the late Red Auerbach.

Many more coming up

Joe...

That is quite an impressive list. Can't wait to read the additions you make. Thanks.

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I watched through 5 seasons of Boston Legal to try and work out which cigar it was that they were smoking. Finally got it towards the end of the 5th Season when Allen and Denny Crane go away for a camping holiday. At one point you see Allen shove a davidoff box in to his saddlebags.

I may have yelled, "boom gotcha!" at that moment.

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i'm embarassed to say that years ago i saw dirty dancing vol 2 - havana nights, i think. there is a shot early in the film where the father of the girl who enters the comp is smoking a cigar - no big deal being havana (or allegedly - i saw nothing familar). however, and it was a very quick glance so i may have been wrong but it sure looked like it, it appeared to be a limited edition (i forget which - a pyramid, i think). given that this part of the film was set in late 1958, i thought that perhaps premature.

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