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Room 101 Chief Cool Arrow - opinions?
Pudding Mittens Offline
#101 Posted:
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Good audio interview with Matt Booth of Room 101. He talks about Chief Cool Arrow, among other cigar topics:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/cigadv-media/mattbooth_broadcast-mix.mp3
Ewok126 Offline
#102 Posted:
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lance4824 wrote:
I have not had a Chief Cool or MC3 Roxxo. I bought a box of Chief Cool. Should I get a MC3?



Umm ok I am going to try to answer this one in the most civilized, diplomatic way I know possible.




DUHHHHHH!!!!






Yeah I think I hit the mark. Anxious
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I bought so damned many boxes of the Chief that I simply can't justify buying anything else, period. No more buying, no no no. Done. No more cigars, full stop. No MC3 or anything else for me. No more money hemmoraging!
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Ewok126 Offline
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
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I bought so damned many boxes of the Chief that I simply can't justify buying anything else, period. No more buying, no no no. Done. No more cigars, full stop. No MC3 or anything else for me. No more money hemmoraging!
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Brother, you can't take the money with you. If you die over night the rest of your family will be fighting over your left behind money. If you really really care for your family you will take away that urge and spend it all now. This way they can focus on celebrating your life and not what you left behind. Now, there is your justification.

Do it for them BUY SOME! Anxious
Pudding Mittens Offline
#105 Posted:
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Ewok126 wrote:
Brother, you can't take the money with you. If you die over night the rest of your family will be fighting over your left behind money. If you really really care for your family you will take away that urge and spend it all now. This way they can focus on celebrating your life and not what you left behind. Now, there is your justification.

Do it for them BUY SOME! Anxious

You sir, are a master at rationalization. Bravo! Applause
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lance4824 Offline
#106 Posted:
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Ewok126 wrote:
Umm ok I am going to try to answer this one in the most civilized, diplomatic way I know possible.




DUHHHHHH!!!!






Yeah I think I hit the mark. Anxious


I got one box of MC3. I know someone say you need to buy more but I've never even have one.
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#107 Posted:
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lance4824 wrote:
I got one box of MC3. I know someone say you need to buy more but I've never even have one.


One box........you're gonna be kicking yourself later.
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#108 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
One box........you're gonna be kicking yourself later.



Maybe. There's only so much money and room. I got to figure out where to put these two boxes. I guess I might have to do one of those plastic tub humidors or cooler.
Whistlebritches Offline
#109 Posted:
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lance4824 wrote:
Maybe. There's only so much money and room. I got to figure out where to put these two boxes. I guess I might have to do one of those plastic tub humidors or cooler.


Grab 3 or 4........you're going to need them.I much preferred coolers to plastic tubs......YMMV
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#110 Posted:
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lance4824 wrote:
Maybe. There's only so much money and room. I got to figure out where to put these two boxes. I guess I might have to do one of those plastic tub humidors or cooler.


Kinda the same here. Coolers are totally packed and have had to put excess into Ziplocks with Bovedas. The lack of space prevents me from buying any more boxes so had to pass on these. Plus, no telling what’s gonna happen when I get to Casa Fuente next Monday.... Gonz
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Filerokees just went up from $80 to $90 and lost free shipping.

Ranflajos recently went up from $85 to $95 and lost free shipping.

I wonder if the warehouse is nearing emptiness, spelling the permanent end of the Chief's availability....

Time is growing short. TICK, TOCK, TICK, TOCK...
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Whistlebritches Offline
#112 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Kinda the same here. Coolers are totally packed and have had to put excess into Ziplocks with Bovedas. The lack of space prevents me from buying any more boxes so had to pass on these. Plus, no telling what’s gonna happen when I get to Casa Fuente next Monday.... Gonz


I never buy much at Casa Fuente......too pricey.Have you ever been to Cigar Warehouse or the Payute Smoke Shop?I have got great deals out of both.I only do the Payute shop in the daytime......that is one **** ed up neighborhood.
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
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Filerokees just went up from $80 to $90 and lost free shipping.

Ranflajos recently went up from $85 to $95 and lost free shipping.

I wonder if the warehouse is nearing emptiness, spelling the permanent end of the Chief's availability....

Time is growing short. TICK, TOCK, TICK, TOCK...
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All good things have to end. I remember checking back in on the Camacho’s watching as each one went out of stock. I’ve been doing the same here, wondering which will go out first the Filerokees or the Ranflajos?
Ewok126 Offline
#114 Posted:
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Yep one more large cooler is no big deal. It will be worth it when the cigars are all gone and you can go look at the the large cooler and say I GOT MINE! Yall can smell my Envy right?
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Whistlebritches wrote:
I never buy much at Casa Fuente......too pricey.Have you ever been to Cigar Warehouse or the Payute Smoke Shop?I have got great deals out of both.I only do the Payute shop in the daytime......that is one **** ed up neighborhood.


Normally I don’t either but splurged a bit a couple years ago. Was at the end of my really good commission checks run so bought a few more CF smokes that I’m sitting on. Really only looking to pick up a couple of their lanceros (...hey, a fella can dream, can’t he?...).

Never been to either CW or PSS but will add them to the list of places to go to.
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Deal is back with free shipping. Applause

c3s
bgz Offline
#117 Posted:
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Alright, ordered me a box of the filerokees. Got another box of the Room 101 San Andres 213 as well.

Don't know if anyone tried those, but I was impressed with my first box I ordered, so figured might as well pick another one up before they're gone.

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#118 Posted:
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Well, I received my final shipment today, so have at it, guys! Buy all you want, I'm done! Herfing

bgz wrote:
Alright, ordered me a box of the filerokees.

I don't think you'll be sorry. I've never had a cigar nearly as good as those at $4 each. The bang-for-buck is just crazy good.

Let us know what you think when you smoke one! But remember, GO SLOW, these fellas perform best that way.
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bgz Offline
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
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Well, I received my final shipment today, so have at it, guys! Buy all you want, I'm done! Herfing


I don't think you'll be sorry. I've never had a cigar nearly as good as those at $4 each. The bang-for-buck is just crazy good.

Let us know what you think when you smoke one! But remember, GO SLOW, these fellas perform best that way.
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They're going to be used as golfing smokes... so by nature of their purpose, they will be smoked slow.

Been using those San Andres 213's as golfing smokes too ;)

As long as the wrapper is thick and hearty I'm sure I'll like them. I've liked all the other San Andres wrapped Room 101s that I've tried.

I'll try to smoke one just chillin' one of these times, but I really don't smoke that much anymore when I'm just hanging out, and rarely pick a maduro when I do.
Ewok126 Offline
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bgz wrote:
They're going to be used as golfing smokes... so by nature of their purpose, they will be smoked slow.

Been using those San Andres 213's as golfing smokes too ;)

As long as the wrapper is thick and hearty I'm sure I'll like them. I've liked all the other San Andres wrapped Room 101s that I've tried.

I'll try to smoke one just chillin' one of these times, but I really don't smoke that much anymore when I'm just hanging out, and rarely pick a maduro when I do.



Sounds to me like you need to stop and smell the roses a little more.fog
corey sellers Offline
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So Ben I need to get a few boxes of those
Pudding Mittens Offline
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There are exceptions, but generally here's what I usually do:

Physical activity while socializing == Lower-grade cigar.
Physical activity alone with my thoughts == Mid-grade cigar.
Sitting while socializing == Mid-grade cigar.
Sitting alone with my thoughts == High-grade/world-class cigar.

Level of distraction is inversely proportional to my ability to fully appreciate a cigar.

Smoking something like a Chief Cool Arrow while doing something like golfing, especially with other people, would largely be a waste to me.

If I hit the Powerball or something, sure, I'll burn the world-class stuff in all situations. But until then, the above is what I do.
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Ewok126 Offline
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
You sir, are a master at rationalization. Bravo! Applause
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No not really, It's just common sense on my lonely planet. Anxious
bgz Offline
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
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There are exceptions, but generally here's what I usually do:

Physical activity while socializing == Lower-grade cigar.
Physical activity alone with my thoughts == Mid-grade cigar.
Sitting while socializing == Mid-grade cigar.
Sitting alone with my thoughts == High-grade/world-class cigar.

Level of distraction is inversely proportional to my ability to fully appreciate a cigar.

Smoking something like a Chief Cool Arrow while doing something like golfing, especially with other people, would largely be a waste to me.

If I hit the Powerball or something, sure, I'll burn the world-class stuff in all situations. But until then, the above is what I do.
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For me, it's the price I paid for it, and the type it is...

It's 4 bucks, it's a Maduro... for you it may be a high grade/world class cigar... for me, it's a golfing smoke ;)

Then again, the vast majority of the time that I smoke, is when I'm golfing... so there is that.
bgz Offline
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corey sellers wrote:
So Ben I need to get a few boxes of those


Ya, they've been putting the room 101s on sale quite frequently. I haven't been disappointed with the couple boxes I've already picked up. I haven't got the Chiefs yet, but I'm sure they're good.
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bgz wrote:
For me, it's the price I paid for it, and the type it is...

It's 4 bucks, it's a Maduro... for you it may be a high grade/world class cigar... for me, it's a golfing smoke ;)

Then again, the vast majority of the time that I smoke, is when I'm golfing... so there is that.


Very interesting. It's actually about a $12-14 cigar, and was from its 2016 introduction until now, and is only briefly available to us now at $4 two years later due to a chain of business events that led to a liquidation being performed. It tastes and performs like the $12-14 cigar it was created as, and still is.... we just lucked out for the moment!

As for maduro, I don't view it as superior or inferior to any other wrapper type. There are good and bad examples of all wrapper types, and of course the combination with the binder and fillers is hugely important.

So CCA to me is top-notch construction, draw and burn, complex flavors with lots of transitions, and great stick-to-stick consistency. It's one of the best sticks I've ever had in 20 years in the hobby. In other words, world-class, about as good as it gets.

What I actually paid for it is irrelevant, and what wrapper type is has (provided it's delicious and "works" great with the binder and filler) is irrelevant also.

It's interesting to hear others' views on how to classify cigars though!
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corey sellers Offline
#127 Posted:
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I will check them out this weekend if this storm don't cause me any problems. I got 4 boxes of the chiefs
bgz Offline
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
Very interesting. It's actually about a $12-14 cigar, and was from its 2016 introduction until now, and is only briefly available to us now at $4 two years later due to a chain of business events that led to a liquidation being performed. It tastes and performs like the $12-14 cigar it was created as, and still is.... we just lucked out for the moment!

As for maduro, I don't view it as superior or inferior to any other wrapper type. There are good and bad examples of all wrapper types, and of course the combination with the binder and fillers is hugely important.

So CCA to me is top-notch construction, draw and burn, complex flavors with lots of transitions, and great stick-to-stick consistency. It's one of the best sticks I've ever had in 20 years in the hobby. In other words, world-class, about as good as it gets.

What I actually paid for it is irrelevant, and what wrapper type is has (provided it's delicious and "works" great with the binder and filler) is irrelevant also.

It's interesting to hear others' views on how to classify cigars though!
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I use maduros for golfing smokes because the wrappers on a good maduro can take a beating... which is essential for the golf course. Technically, I'll smoke anything on a golf course... but I haven't had good luck with more delicate wares.

Also for me, I can fully enjoy a good smoke while in good company. I've smoked many high end cigars while on the golf course or partying with friends, and I don't regret it (except that Padron 1926 I left somewhere between 7 and 9 that one time... doh).

After years of smoking on the course, I just came to the conclusion that maduros are better for golf.
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bgz wrote:
I use maduros for golfing smokes because the wrappers on a good maduro can take a beating... which is essential for the golf course. Technically, I'll smoke anything on a golf course... but I haven't had good luck with more delicate wares.

Also for me, I can fully enjoy a good smoke while in good company. I've smoked many high end cigars while on the golf course or partying with friends, and I don't regret it (except that Padron 1926 I left somewhere between 7 and 9 that one time... doh).

After years of smoking on the course, I just came to the conclusion that maduros are better for golf.

Ohhh, I see now! Maduros ARE much more durable wrappers, usually! Very interesting, makes sense for golf or any activity where you're frequently picking up and putting down the cigar! I assumed you were only talking about flavors, not functional considerations. Nice.

Also interesting you can fully appreciate a good cigar while chatting. I have problems with that, too distracting. Everyone's different!

bgz wrote:
I haven't got the Chiefs yet, but I'm sure they're good.

Pretty sure you're gonna like them. Pay attention to the cold draw, you should very distinctly taste orange chocolate, which is something i've never gotten in any other cigar.
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#130 Posted:
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My phone is the biggest distraction when I’m trying to focus on a cigars flavors. I have to put the phone down.


Btw sale on the CCA Filerokees is off again. They must have a bi-polar squirrel flipping the sale switch there, it’s on again, off again, more than most Hollyweird weddings.
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I got one box today and still one box of MC3 and 2 more Chiefs are coming.
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lance4824 wrote:
I got one box today and still one box of MC3 and 2 more Chiefs are coming.



I am glad to hear you got em brother. You will not be disappointed especially when they go poof. fog
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lance4824 wrote:
I got one box today and still one box of MC3 and 2 more Chiefs are coming.


Whats a MC3?
Ewok126 Offline
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Master Collection 3
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bgz wrote:
I use maduros for golfing smokes because the wrappers on a good maduro can take a beating... which is essential for the golf course. Technically, I'll smoke anything on a golf course... but I haven't had good luck with more delicate wares.

Also for me, I can fully enjoy a good smoke while in good company. I've smoked many high end cigars while on the golf course or partying with friends, and I don't regret it (except that Padron 1926 I left somewhere between 7 and 9 that one time... doh).

After years of smoking on the course, I just came to the conclusion that maduros are better for golf.

think I saw that smoke on the 8th tee box.
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All the discussion on this made me pack the one I had in my travel humidor for camping this weekend. It was gifted to me by NWStogie. First real fall evening here and sitting at the camp fire by myself fired it up and paired with a Macallan 12. It was a very good smoke.
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FYI, all three sizes are now on sale with free (cheap/crappy-sounding) lighter, free vendor-logo hat and free shipping.
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Hmmmm and I have a brand new 48 qt cooler that I’m seasoning. Only have 3 boxes so far.

Boss smoked one of his Filerokees the other night and reported back that it was an awesome smoke.
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99cobra2881 wrote:
Hmmmm and I have a brand new 48 qt cooler that I’m seasoning. Only have 3 boxes so far.

Get 'em now before they're gone! No way will you find a better smoke for $4 shipped free.
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Boss smoked one of his Filerokees the other night and reported back that it was an awesome smoke.

They are indeed. The Ranflajos are equally awesome.
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#140 Posted:
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I got 3 boxes the Chief cool Arrow and one box of the MC3
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#141 Posted:
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I got 3 boxes the Chief cool Arrow and one box of the MC3
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#142 Posted:
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Jesus I’m done I’ve never bought blind like this before.

Ordered another box of Filerokees.Total of 2 for me, 1 for my boss.

Ordered 2 more boxes of Ranflajos. One more for me total of 3, 1 for my boss.

**Edit** Im getting excited to have a new cooler getting ready. I set it out in the sun today to help get rid of the plastic smell, it’s sitting now with two boxes of baking soda spread out in the bottom. Should be odor free and ready by the middle of this next week. 1 cooler is just not enough!!! Herfing
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Well, the $10 off the giant ones plus the hat freebie (and the crappy lighter I'll probably give away) got to me. I ordered 2 boxes of the 8x60 Chingonimos, even though I usually hate huge cigars. Something tells me these will be the exception to the rule.

And now, I really have to stop. Luckily, I can stop anytime I want! Herfing
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Ewok126 Offline
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
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Well, the $10 off the giant ones plus the hat freebie (and the crappy lighter I'll probably give away) got to me. I ordered 2 boxes of the 8x60 Chingonimos, even though I usually hate huge cigars. Something tells me these will be the exception to the rule.

And now, I really have to stop. Luckily, I can stop anytime I want! Herfing
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Hahahaha, it's your story brother, tell it like you want Anxious
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
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Well, the $10 off the giant ones plus the hat freebie (and the crappy lighter I'll probably give away) got to me. I ordered 2 boxes of the 8x60 Chingonimos, even though I usually hate huge cigars. Something tells me these will be the exception to the rule.

And now, I really have to stop. Luckily, I can stop anytime I want! Herfing
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Yeah..........right....................as this famous American author once said"

"Giving up smoking is easy, I've done it hundreds of times..."

I see another box or two of Ranflajos in your future...
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Hopefully my box gets here tomorrow. I'll roast one off the truck, if it's awesome, then I'll pick up some toros while they're still on sale.
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KingoftheCove wrote:
I see another box or two of Ranflajos in your future...

Arrrrgh, stop it! Don't give me ideas! I have way too many boxes of those already!
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bgz wrote:
Hopefully my box gets here tomorrow. I'll roast one off the truck, if it's awesome, then I'll pick up some toros while they're still on sale.

As I said above, I can vouch for the Ranflajos. They last about 33% longer than the Filerokees, and are roughly equivalent otherwise. The Filerokees might be just a little stronger, or have slightly more transitions, but honestly it's within the margin of error, and it might be my imagination. Both are excellent.

Let us know what you think after you burn one!
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#148 Posted:
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Pudding Mittens wrote:
Arrrrgh, stop it! Don't give me ideas! I have way too many boxes of those already!Blink



No such thing as to many! Brick wall
Cereal City Cigar Smoker Offline
#149 Posted:
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Ewok126 wrote:
No such thing as to many! Brick wall


I agree, but still have more cigars thatI can smoke in my lifetime. Think

c3s
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Cereal City Cigar Smoker wrote:
I agree, but still have more cigars thatI can smoke in my lifetime. Think

c3s


Don't be bragging! ram27bat
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