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Discussion Contest: A Cigar With Anyone

Discussion Contest: A Cigar With Anyone

Happy Wednesday folks! 

It’s been a long time since we’ve done one of these, and I wanted to bring it back! For the life of me I can’t remember why I ever stopped, but I’ve missed hearing your thoughts. 

If you could have a cigar with anyone today, who would it be with and why? 

Myself, I’d have to choose my Dad. We always burn a few cigars when we get together anyway, but it’s been a long time since that happened. And we just moved further away, so it doesn’t seem like a cigar is on the docket any time soon. 

He also just retired! Crazy times… I remember he would always stay behind and work to send his family on vacations. Now, I’m getting ready to send my family on vacation and I guess it has me reminiscing about my childhood.

I’m curious to see what this newly bearded ninja is up to now that he doesn’t have to punch a clock. If anything, I’m sure his newfound free time is more of an oddity than a luxury these days. 

Anyway, I’d love to hear who you’d share a cigar with this week if you could! 


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3/24/2021 5:26 AM
Solid choice! I think I’d choose my grandpa. I just recently got my own dad into smoking cigars with me, and it wasn’t until then that I found out my grandpa used to smoke. He died when I was younger, but he used to hide his smoking from his grandkids so I had no idea until recently. But I think it would’ve been cool to have three generations all together smoking a good cigar.
3/24/2021 5:47 AM
DAVE! Because somehow we have not had a cigar together in the 6-ish years we’ve been nerding out about cigars.
3/24/2021 6:00 AM
oooooh man! You're definitely on my bucket list Rich :D That day can't come soon enough my man
3/24/2021 6:07 AM
This one is easy.  Arnold Schwarzenegger without a doubt.   It would be a pretty cool experience to be able to have that much time with him. I read his book and would like to know more about his childhood and his time in the military.   Also,  I would be expecting insider information on his next movie project.
3/24/2021 6:09 AM
I am with Jordan on this one.  My Grandpas. The 4 that are no longer with us.  The stories they all told!  What I would give to have my boys hear the stories right from the guys that lived it!  Can you even imagine what a life was like in the 1930s and 40s.   What a different world that we can all continue to learn from.  Keep it Smokin!
Your BOTL,
3/24/2021 9:03 AM
I’d love to smoke a cigar or two with the great Larry David—a comedic genius!
3/24/2021 10:27 AM
Any member of the Grateful Dead!
3/24/2021 11:30 AM
I could say all the sentimental types, but give me Steve-O from Jack$ss!. What a life that guy has lived and survived.
3/24/2021 11:40 AM
I would smoke with the Small Batch/Maxamar crew as well as all of the Small Batch reviewers.
3/24/2021 2:08 PM
I would like to have a smoke the twenty year younger version of myself so I could tell him to stop chasing the almighty dollar and go do what he loves.
3/24/2021 4:48 PM
Anthony Bourdain (RIP). I don't think he smoked cigars, but he could smoke a cigarette while we talked about all the great food around the world over Pappy Van Winkle.
3/24/2021 6:52 PM
My late grandfather. He smoked cigars but I was too young to join in when he was alive.
3/24/2021 7:45 PM
With the recent passing of vocalist LG Petrov I was checking out videos on YouTube and one of them had him smoking a cigar with a beer and having a great time. I had a chance to meet him briefly before a concert 5 years ago and I got the impression that here’s a guy who enjoys life. I would’ve loved to hang out and talk about his experiences on the road while smoking a cigar.
3/25/2021 5:15 AM
Red Auerbach because he was always one step ahead of everyone and maybe it would mean we just "won" something. Victory cigar.
3/25/2021 6:21 AM
Winston Churchill or Charles Spurgeon...Just kicking back with a great stick and talking.
3/25/2021 5:56 PM
Tough question because I have many people I would love to smoke a cigar with. Today I would probably smoke one with my father. It’s always nice to have a cigar with my dad, our conversations tend to be more relaxed and new topics come up.
3/25/2021 5:57 PM
Started smoking cigars with my grandfather when I was 18 (I turned 68 last week) When I lived in Tampa, I always came home for Christmas with a cigars as gift to him and would smoke a few. Wish he was here to enjoy this great era of cigar we're experiencing.
3/26/2021 5:53 PM
Tom Delonge! Musical and creative genius. But more importantly, he can talk about UFOs and aliens and secret government projects so long, probably need a whole sampler pack ready to light!
3/27/2021 10:32 AM
Just finished watching "The Last Dance", and since nobody has mentioned him yet, I'll pick Michael Jordan, for 3 reasons:

1) I like basketball and golf, so I think it would be fun to shoot the breeze with him for an hour.

2) As a child of the 80's, he was such a pervasive element of the culture, so it would just be nostalgically cool for 10 year old me to hang out with him.

3) Based on the series, I bet he has plenty of awesome cigars to share ;).
3/28/2021 7:17 AM
Congrats to Chris (Steve-O)! It was great hearing everyone's comments this week. Looking forward to hearing more from y'all next week :D
3/28/2021 7:54 AM
3/29/2021 12:19 PM
A stranger who is older than me, and that I have nothing in common with.  One of my favorite things about smoking cigars is that the simple act of smoking one dispels tension and allows people to talk to each other on even ground.  Smoking cigars in a lounge has led to some of the coolest conversations I have ever had, and these conversations are almost always with a stranger whom I have nothing in common with.
3/30/2021 10:15 PM
Rudyard Kipling, for his masterpiece poem, The Betrothed (1919). Where my hero, Kipling, ruminates an ultimatum from Maggie, his fiancée....
     You must choose between me and your cigar.

(After much internal debated he concludes...)

    Open the old cigar-box—let me consider anew—
    Old friends,
           and who is Maggie that I should abandon you?

     A million surplus Maggies are willing to bear the yoke;
     And a woman is only a woman,
                                   but a good cigar is a Smoke.

This is a guy I’d like to have a long smoking session with and include my wife of 35 years who loves my cigar smoke!