We are not sure if that rodent was right about an early spring, but we were herfin in 60+ degrees in February. No complaints from the Cretins for Blowin Smoke 219!
IF spring is right around the corner, so is St. Patricks Day and that means the annual release of the Alec Bradley Filthy Hooligan. We grabbed a fistful for the Cigar of the Day along with our local Alec Bradley rep Ryan to join us in the Havana Room for some herfications and conversation.
New year...same odd smell coming from the Havana Room. That could only mean Blowin Smoke 218!
While most of the east coast was digging out of a major snowstorm, the Cretins were herfing with virtually zero snow on the ground. Since that situation is usually the opposite, excuse us while we enjoy our lack of shoveling, spinning tires and falling on our collective arses.
We also talked about our recent Prime Nine cigars of 2015, and connected with Chris Kelly of Leaf Lovers Tobacconist for a new Smoke Buzz report. Plus, some weird news, what the chicks are reading in the latest Cosmo, and a new 5 Things.
So, depending on where you are, light one up with us with your feet up, or light one up with us while you shovel your driveway for the fourth time. It is Blowin Smoke 218!
Calling all Cretins! Well, some Cretins anyway... It's Blowin' Smoke #216!
It's a new podcast and a chance for one lucky Cretin at large to score the coveted post Cigar Crawl prize pack loaded with cigars and stuff from the 2015 Western Pennsylvania Cigar Crawl. Who will be the lucky winner?
Plus, as always, we review a new Cigar of the Day...the new Alec Bradley Sanctum. We check in with Chris Kelly at Leaf Lovers for a new pre trade show Smoke Buzz, and even got a surprise call from Mr. Sexy Chaps, Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars.
The latest Cosmo provided some advice fodder with what the chicks are reading and newly engaged Cretin Jeff laid down a new 5 Things. Plus weird news and more.
So, grab a favorite handmade, pour a cold one, and click play for Blowin' Smoke #216!
The struggles and hardships and backed up sewers of your Chief Cretin, El Freako, are largely in the rear view mirror and a new podcast is finally here. With fellow Cretins gathered, we sparked up a new Cigar of the Day...the Joya Red Toro. That means a new contender in a fresh new Cigar Match too. How did the Joya Red fair?
We also checked in with Chris Kelly of Leaf Lovers Tobacconist for the latest news and views in cigars with a new Smoke Buzz.
Our public service of what the chicks are reading yielded some good advice for the ladies that the Cretins largely agreed with. Imagine! And Cretin Dan dished a personal 5 Things about getting healthy. We both love and hate that idea because bacon.
Plus, we talked about the recent 17th annual Western Pennsylvania Cigar Crawl and announced a sweet CONTEST where you could win a big prize pack of stuff from the Cigar Crawl. Listen for how to enter for your chance to win. Deadline to enter is midnight July 11, 2015! Hurry!
So, grab your favorite stick and a favorite beverage and click play for the Cretins and Blowin' Smoke #215!
With a brief thaw from their long wintery deep freeze, the Cretins gathered around a hot stove for some herfin' and called it Blowin' Smoke 214!
Supplied with a new Cigar of the Day, we lamented the lingering long winter but felt hope in the approaching Cigar Crawl in May. Chris Kelly joined in for a new Smoke Buzz which sent out a new clarion call over Pennsylvania's new tax and spend governor's desire to raise taxes (again) on cigars...as well as everything else that isn't already taxed. The ripple effects of such a tax will effect cigar smokers across the country.
Our weird news stories seemed to follow a certain theme, while the "what the chicks are reading" segment followed the (ahem) usual theme. Plus a new 5 Things from Cretin Jeff had him reminiscing about his college fraternity days.
So dress in layers, fire one up, and click play for all that and more with the Cretins and Blowin' Smoke #214!
With resolutions already a distant memory, it's Blowin' Smoke 213!
New year...same Cretin losers! Some things you just can't change, but there is a certain beauty in Cretin mediocrity. It's predictable...the perfect balance to the unpredictability of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast.
We kick off the new year with a fun show featuring special guest Tony Bellatto...a cigar retailer (Havana House) in northeast Ohio AND owner of La Barba cigars...a young boutique brand with growing fan base. Tony talked to us about, of course, La Barba, and about growing up and into the family business. Tony is also a very highly rated sommelier and talked to us about that and how it plays into cigars and others things too.
Oh, what fun it is to herf with the Cretins all day long... It's Blowin' Smoke 212!
With the Havana Room heaters cranking a combined 50,000 BTUs, or burning tobacco units, we gathered for a pre-holiday herf complete with a new Cigar of the Day...the Leaf & Bean by Oscar Connecticut. It's a cigar with a local connection most of us have been familiar with but had not had the chance to review on the show...until now.
We also hooked up with Chris Kelly for the latest Smoke Buzz, and had a surprise call from none other than Skip Martin of RoMa Craft Tobac that lead to a great conversation about his company, living (and eating) in Nicaragua, and looking ahead.
With visions of insulin pumps dancing in their heads, the Cretins gathered for some post Halloween herfing and Blowin' Smoke #211!
With all the candy flying around after Halloween, the Cretins sparked up a new Cigar of the Day, put on their thinking caps, and hosted a Halloween Trick or Treat Candy Draft...five teams...five candy players per team. So, who drafted the best Halloween candy team? That decision came down to the "Candy Commissioner" and his word is final...even if it totally sucks malted milk balls.
Along with the candy draft, we talked to Chris Kelly for the latest Smoke Buzz, checked out the news of the weird, explored what the chicks are reading, and got back into Halloween with a new 5 Things.
So, fire up a stick...not the pixie variety...grab a drink, and join the Cretin ghouls for Blowin' Smoke #211.
With a hint of Ebola in the air, the Cretins gathered for Blowin' Smoke 210!
Armed with a new Cigar of the Day, and a new Cigar Match, it was high time to dispel the fear and myths of the Ebola virus. So, with our projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhea temporarily under control, we checked in with the official Blowin' Smoke physician, Dr. HardCrab, for the "real" facts. Or not.
We also listed our eight cigars we would want in the event of an Ebola quarantine.
We talked to Chris Kelly for the latest Smoke Buzz, checked out the latest Cosmo for a new look at what the chicks are reading, and explored some weird news from the internet.
A early taste of fall made the Havana Room perfect for Blowin' Smoke #209!
The little chill in the air had the coffee pot make an appearance along with our new Cigar of the Day from Miami Cigar & Company giving the Cigar Match a new contender. Plus, we welcomed @cigar_maverick to the Havana Room and officially christened him a Cretin.
Chris Kelly delivered the latest Smoke Buzz, Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars called in from the road and let us know what he's working on for 2015 and how he's doing awaiting the birth of his first child, and we chose a winner in our "Orgasm Killer" contest with @RobynCigar and Villiger Cigars.
Plus, a new installment of what the chicks are reading, a new 5 Things from our guest Cretin, and more.
So, grab a smoke and a drink, and join the herf. It's Blowin' Smoke #209!
Back after a summer vacation hiatus, it's Blowin' Smoke #208!
Summer finally arrived in Blowin' Smoke country with heat and humidity reaching sticky heights in the Havana Room, but with a supply of Yoo-hoo in the fridge and cigars in hand, the Cretins got back in the groove with special guest @RobynCigar from Villiger Cigars in the house to talk about the variety of tasty Villiger smokes you might not know about and change any preconceptions you may have about this storied old name in tobacco worldwide.
We sparked up a new Cigar of the Day, updated the current Cigar Match, talked with Chris Kelly of Leaf Lovers Tobacconist about the latest Smoke Buzz, answered some listener email questions, and more.
@RobynCigar handled What The Chicks Are Reading with her own style of grace and enthusiasm (the Cretins were taking notes), and Cretin Ken looked back on our recent road trip to the annual Chattanooga Tweet-up & Cigar Festival with a new 5 Things.
So, give a toot of the Gold Bond, pour a tall cold one, and fire up a favorite cigar for almost three hours of Blowin' Smoke #208!
Another sticky day in the Havana Room means El Freako has to replace his ice packs, and it's Blowin' Smoke 207!
Well, maybe not replace them, but definitely clean, sterilize, and disinfect them. You'll find out why throughout the show...a show where Cretin Kevin took over the host mic again so El Freako could get comfy (read: sticky) in the man chair. As always, we offered up a new Cigar of the Day to do battle with the Cigar Match champion, talked about the up coming trade show, government regulation, and making sure you do your part...even when it feels futile.
We grabbed the latest Cosmo for a new look into what the chicks are reading, and offered up some odd news stories from the interwebs too. Most importantly, we suffered through heat, humidity, cold beer, ice packs, premium cigars, delicious locally made all beef hot dogs and a crock full of baked beans just for you. We love you.
So, send some lovin' back this way. Grab an ice pack, a fine cigar, and an adult beverage (chilled, preferably), and join the herf on Blowin' Smoke 207!
Two words, when used together, conjure images not easily unseen, and can cause reactions not easily controlled...such as tremors, watery eyes, and throwing up in your mouth. The two words? Sticky...and Cretin.
Lucky for you, Blowin' Smoke 206 took full exposure to the contagion and has quarantined the nasty to the Havana Room. Yeah...lucky for you...it's Blowin' Smoke 206!
On this episode, we played out a little friendly Q&A competition with some listeners to award a post-Cigar Crawl snack pack of goodies. Did YOU know all the answers? Check it out.
Also, Chris Kelly delivered the Smoke Buzz live from the Havana Room, and it had a little good news for a change. Plus, a new Cigar of the Day, a new Cigar Match, a new report on what the chicks are reading, a new 5 Things direct from a national home brewers conference attended by Cretin Ken, and lots more.
So, pop a penicillin, spray that Gold Bond, and light up a fine cigar with the Cretins for Blowin' Smoke 206!
It's the annual Cretin conundrum. Do we celebrate the long awaited end of cold and wet weather, or bitch about the heat and humidity of summer afternoon herfs in the Havana Room? It's enough to drive a Cretin psycho...or Psyko 7, as the case may be, for Blowin' Smoke #205!
Herfin' on the heels of the recent 16th annual Western Pennsylvania Cigar Crawl, the Cretins have completed their recovery and rehabilitation regimen and are ready for the summer herfin' season. While we may be a little low on Gold Bond for the Havana Room stickies, we've made up for it with cold brews. Our special guest Dan even brought a growler of some delicious West Salem Wit from Just Another F*@#ing Brewery (JAFB) in Wooster, Ohio. Damn nice on a hot day!
We all sparked up a new Cigar of the Day, and didn't know how to feel about the recent epic Cigar Match battle. Chris Kelly brought the Smoke Buzz with a scoop announcement on a new cigar being released soon. Plus, we talked about the recent Cigar Crawl and announced a contest where you could win a big bunch of stuff from the Cigar Crawl. Entries are date sensitive so be sure to enter early!
So, grab a cold one and light a fat one and join the herf with Blowin' Smoke #205!
The Cretins need help. That's obvious, but who is up to the task? Who can cut through the clouded minds of the Cretins and the typical Blowin' Smoke listener when it comes to relationships?
The Date Doctor! That's who. And he's back for the Date Doctor On Tour part 2, and he made an appointment with Blowin' Smoke #204. So, we're talking cigars, dating psychology, and whatever else is rattling around in the Cretin craniums and listener's love lives.
There's a new cigar in the Leccia Tobacco stable and that means a head to head family feud Cigar Match...AGAIN! Chris Kelly has our latest Smoke Buzz. There is an unusual festival in Japan that's hard to miss, and apparently bushy eyebrows and dark eyes mean more than bushy eyebrows and dark eyes.
Plus, don't look now, but a Cretin chick got ahold of the Cosmo and has the latest installment of what the chicks are reading. It's a mouthful!
All this and a lot more! So, grab your favorite stick and chew on some ice for Blowin' Smoke #204
Ready for summer. Ready for the Date Doctor on Tour 2. Ready for the 2014 Cigar Crawl. It's Blowin' Smoke #203!
Armed with a new Cigar of the Day and some delicious home brew from our brew meister Cretins, we are anxiously counting down the days to some of the most fun cigar events around...the 16th annual Western Pennsylvania Cigar Crawl, and the return of Doctor K for the Date Doctor On Tour 2...both in late May 2014.
The latest Smoke Buzz with Chris Kelly, however, reminds us that our adult enjoyment of cigars is constantly under attack...currently by the FDA, and WE MUST SPEAK UP! Please leave your intelligent, specific, informed, educated, and mature comments as to why the FDA should not be in the business of regulating premium handmade cigars. Our friends at CigarCraig.com and at Halfwheel have easy links to take you right to the comments section of this intrusive and destructive proposal. Do it! Do it now! Or all this...your access to...your ability to afford...your ability to make your own decisions goes away by the hand of an ever encroaching government.
We also talked about what entices you to attend special cigar events at cigar shops, raising pigs to taste like whiskey, tag team tasing by some baby mommas, how not to break your nose, and more odd stories from the net. Plus stuff the chicks are reading right out of the latest Cosmo, and 5 Things about baby making, and more.
It's a great day for a herf, they say. It's an even better day for Blowin' Smoke #202!
Armed with a new Cigar of the Day, the Cretins took full advantage of the sunshine and warm temps by cracking an extra window in the Havana Room and enjoying an extra beer or two while they tackled the important issues of the day such as performance art, nudist beer festivals, getting lucky with curvy chicks, and a threat to our beloved bacon supply among others.
Plus, a new Smoke Buzz with Chris Kelly...time to call your elected hacks again...a new report on what the chicks are reading, and a special deal from Commonwealth Cedar Spills for you Cretins all over the world.
So, join the herf! Spark up a fine cigar and pour an adult beverage. It's Blowin' Smoke #202!
What's this? Sunshine? A whiff of corn dogs in the air? Aerosol cheese? It must be Blowin' Smoke #201!
With an entire weekend of warm sunny weather, the Cretins didn't know what to do with themselves. So, they ended up doing what they usually do...herfin'. With a new Cigar of the Day, some Goat Boy from Southern Tier Brewing, and stash of tasty corn dogs, we dropped anchor in the Havana Room.
Why corn dogs, you ask? Well, for that, we talked to our good friend Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars. It seems he partakes in an annual corn dog tradition and we decided to try it for ourselves. For a little history of the corn dog, check this out.
We also talked about the latest medical breakthrough to hit the media and asked our creative listeners for some assistance in marketing this new medical miracle. Plus, a new round of what the chicks are reading, 5 Things, a new Date Doctor tour, the winner in the Lumberjack Kevin 5K contest, and more!
So, grab a corn dog, a tall drink, and a fine cigar. It's time for Blowin' Smoke #201!
Two hundred! Doscientos. Two Benjamins. Regardless of how you say it, it's a whole lot of cigars, good friends and BS. It's Blowin' Smoke episode 200!
Wow! Over 8 years of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast and we have reached number 200. In a lot of ways, it's just another show...more doing what we do, and having fun doing it, but there is something to be said about hitting the 200 mark.
You, the listener...the Cretins...the sponsors...the many many friends we have made in the cigar industry...and my very supportive, patient and tolerant family who welcomes a house full of cigar smoke drenched crazies a couple times a month. Thank you, all, very much for your part in reaching this little milestone of 200 episodes.
Adding to the fun, the new Cigar of the Day is a mystery smoke unveiled after the Cretins' final review and the new challenger in the Cigar Match. Be sure to cast your vote.
The phones were busy with friends and listeners checking in to tell us what they have learned from 199 previous episodes of Blowin' Smoke. Some of the answers were predictable...some not so much. Plus, we had a new report on what the chicks are reading, along with the latest Smoke Buzz with Chris Kelly, and more.
So, light up a special cigar and join us as we celebrate Blowin' Smoke Podcast #200!
Losing an hour of sleep, but smoking an extra cigar...or three, it's Blowin' Smoke #199!
With hopes that daylight savings time will begin to bring us more tolerable herfing weather, the Cretins gathered to celebrate the coming spring and a little St. Patrick's Day green with a new Cigar of the Day, and kickoff a little spring fling cigar three-way. Along with a new Smoke Buzz, a new Cosmo, and some new home brew, we also talked to Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars about their new cigar being released next month, and the results of the little name contest we recently held for it.
Plus, some of our listeners checked in with thoughts on how the time change effects their cigar smoking, and we announced a new contest centered around one of our Cretins competing in a 5K race. Yes...we had our doubts too.
So, check your clocks, grab a fine cigar, and join the herf! It's Blowin' Smoke #199!
What's this? A bump in the polar vortex? A wrinkle in the space-time continuum? Or just a case of laziness? Whatever you call it, it's still Blowin' Smoke #198!
For the first time ever, your El Freako has voluntarily stepped away from the host microphone and demoted himself to lowly Cretin status for an episode of Blowin' Smoke leaving master control in the hands of Cretin Kevin. So, what happened? How'd he do? Were there any injuries? Can you really dunk Samoa Girl Scout Cookie in Flor de Cana 12 yr rum? You be the judge.
We talked about surviving this harsh cold winter as a cigar smoker, and diverted into some fun craft beer talk with our resident home brewers, Cretin Dan and Cretin Ken. We also talked about coffee preferences and personalities, and even about tea. Hey, it's all about the pairings, right?
From the comfy confines of the Man Chair, your El Freako took on some Cretin duties like actually smoking and reviewing the latest Cigar of the Day, and handling the latest installment of what the chicks are reading. Plus, we checked in with Chris Kelly of Leaf Lovers for the latest Smoke Buzz, and reminded you about your last chance to enter a great contest with 262 Cigars and Commonwealth Cedar Spills.
And we said goodbye to a good friend.
So, sit back, and brace yourself...preferably with a fine cigar and some rum & cookies...for Blowin' Smoke #198!
Riding the Polar Vortex with a stuffed groundhog, it's Blowin' Smoke #197!
We're back after a weather-related delay and ready for some herfage. Armed with a new Cigar of the Day, some Buck Snort Stout from our local North Country Brewing, and a brand new Cosmo, the Cretins are rested and ready.
It's contest time! DING! 262 Cigars is about to release a new cigar and you could win a FULL BOX of them, PLUS a year's supply of Commonwealth Cedar Spills, PLUS some snacks from your El Freako! How? You've got to listen to find out, and do it fast because there is a deadline for entry.
We also checked in with Chris Kelly for the latest Smoke Buzz, talked about Olympic winter games that should be, and managed to tie that into our latest investigative report on what the chicks are reading.
All that and more is just a click away right here on Blowin' Smoke #197!
New year...same Cretins. Well, you work with what you've got, right? So, it's off and running with Blowin' Smoke #196!
With a list of failed resolutions already on the trash heap, the Cretins wanted to hear from listeners who might be holding on to theirs, or who just had some things they wanted to talk to the Cretins about. We sacrificed the first Cigar of the Day of the new year, continued a sweet winning streak in the Cigar Match, checked in with Chris Kelly for the latest Smoke Buzz, and enjoyed a break from the recent sub-zero temperatures.
Plus, an ancient question about dogs may have finally been answered, and our investigative series into what the chicks are reading continued with the arrival of a new Cosmo. Coincidentally, that tied into some of the other weird stuff we found to talk about. Brace yourself.
So, jump right in, the water is fine. The Cretins, on the other hand, are anybody's guess. Grab a fine cigar and join the herf. Blowin' Smoke #196
Check out some of the selfies below that were tweeted in during the show, plus a few from inside the Havana Room.
Herf out the old, and herf in the new! It's Blowin' Smoke #195!
Hard to believe another year has come and gone...another twenty four Blowin' Smoke episodes...another year of the Cretins. My, how time flies. But as we gather our cigar and beer receipts for the accountant, there's plenty of time for another show.
To wrap up 2013, we brought up a new Cigar of the Day which created an interesting competition in the Cigar Match Rumble In The Bundle to kick-off 2014. Check it out! We also talked to Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars about what he is working on for our sticky fingers in the new year. We also talked about gift giving and the Cretins shared some of their best and worst Christmas gifts.
Plus, our investigative series "what the chicks are reading" featured a holiday theme as well to keep the spirit going. All this and plenty of weird news to stick in your ear...or nose...or wherever.
So, kick back. Fire up a fine holiday cigar, and join the herf. It's Blowin' Smoke #195! Happy New Year!
Oh, the weather outside is...freezing our Cretin junk off! A little Blowin' Smoke #194 should warm the cockles quite nicely!
With a new Cigar of the Day, some cedar spills, hot coffee, and three kerosene heaters it didn't feel quite as cold. That was until we got a surprise call from Fred " @GodFadr " Rewey of Nomad Cigar Company from Nicaragua where he is wishing for air conditioning while working on the next big things to hit the market from Nomad. Yeah, we feel for you, Fred. Wear sunscreen.
Since it 'tis the season, we offered up some Christmas gift ideas from a Cretin perspective, and this installment of what the chicks are reading was all about holidays. What a coinkydink! Cretin Dan, who was just a tiny bit moody, offered up a 5 Things about why. Plus, the Smoke Buzz with Chris Kelly, and some weird stories that will dislocate your...something.
So, grab a cup of cheer and a few good smokes and join us for Blowin' Smoke #194!
Another year older, but not much wiser! It's Blowin' Smoke #193 - The Big Ass Birthday Show!
While our annual birthday show is a great excuse for a herf, the absolute best part of this annual shindig is friendship. Without fail, I am humbled every year by the brothers and sisters of the leaf that travel near and far to be a part of it. This year, our friends Chubno and Andex came from Michigan. Shawn and Jason traveled from West Virginia. DaByrdMan and Co. drove from Washington D.C. Dennis and some of the Deborah Drive Delinquents ventured down from Cleveland, and many others came from near and far. Thank you very much! And thank YOU too for listening to Blowin' Smoke, participating in our contests, tweeting us, calling into the show, busting our balls and having fun with us.
“We are all honorable men here, we do not have to give each other assurances as if we were lawyers.” ― Mario Puzo, "The Godfather"
OK, so, the Cretins might need a little assurance from time to time, but we were all thrilled to be joined for the entire show by the very honorable, very funny, and, according to El Freako's mother, very attractive, Fred Rewey...@GodFadr of Nomad Cigar Company. Fred's young cigar company is growing with new releases, and a growing retail and fan base. His latest release is the S-307 which he talks about extensively, as well as how he got into cigars, the challenges of being a boutique brand, and what's next for him and Nomad Cigar Company.
Fred also joined us in reviewing the latest Cigar of the Day, and he handled our 5 Things duties flawlessly.
Why, yes! Yes, there is! Dr. Jochen Konrad, The Date Doctor, joined the Council of Cretins as the grande finale to his #DateDoctorOnTour through Washington D.C., Virginia, and western Pennsylvania to offer the Cretins and listeners answers to their relationship questions, and promote his new e-book The Cheater's Manual. The Cretins are often told they need help. It's about time they got some!
Since he had the biggest brain in the Havana Room, Dr. K offered an assist with our investigative series on what the chicks are reading, and gave us a very helpful 5 Things too. The Smoke Buzz with Chris Kelly came with a strong warning and wake-up call about what our government is trying to do to our precious cigar lifestyle, and there was plenty of weird news to go around.
So, fire up a fine cigar, and settle in with the Cretins and The Date Doctor for some much needed therapy. It's Blowin' Smoke 191 !!
And the air was filled with exquisite cigar aroma, and talk of pumpkin beer... That could only mean Blowin' Smoke #190!
Yes, the Cretins gathered 'round the MXL 770s again to see where the conversation would lead and they were not disappointed. We talked the latest Smoke Buzz with Chris Kelly, and checked in with our good friend George Rodriguez of Rodrigo Cigars to talk about his recent unfortunate accident, how he is healing up, and what exciting stuff he is working on with his Club Leaf & Bean.
We also lit up a new Cigar of the Day and that means a new Cigar Match challenger too. We heard what the chicks are reading, and got some tips from our resident zombie exterminator on where not to die. Plus, stories about the (supposed) most expensive vibrator, what to keep on your bedside table, why Viagra comes with a warning, and more.
So, grab an Oktoberfest or pumpkin brew and a spicy cigar and join the herf on Blowin' Smoke #190!
There's just something about a nice fall day paired with cigars, friends...and coffee! We managed to score all three for Blowin' Smoke #189!
With a brand new Cigar of the Day, and a cool breeze through the Havana Room, the Cretins took a break from our usual Torcedor Coffee fix and welcomed the guys from Two Rivers Artisan Coffee Works along with some of their "Sweet Water" coffee for a superb coffee experience without being pretentious. We look forward to spending more time with them. Follow them on Twitter @TwoRiversNC
As the caffeine kicked in, we talked to Chris Kelly about the latest "Smoke Buzz," talked about reality television, the Big Ass 8th Birthday Show, the even bigger Date Doctor On Tour event, and the usual round of odd news found on the internet. Plus, we came up with a new 5 Things, and the arrival of the latest Cosmo meant a new segment of what the chicks are reading.
So, kick back with a fresh cup of coffee or an Oktoberfest brew, light up a hearty cigar, and join the herf. It's Blowin' Smoke #189!
What's in a Cigar of the Day name? That's a big question on Blowin' Smoke #187.
Yes, the Cretins were forced into this discussion once again with the new Cigar of the Day. Listen to what they had to say this time around. Plus, a new Cretin who dabbles in zombie defense, is that a beer or a dessert topping, 18 not so peach smoothies, stick a fork in it, and more.
While the Cigar of the Day thing was happening, we talked to Cretin Jeff and George Joseph live from the Feast on State & Vine by Penn-Ohio Cigar Co., talked about the recent Chattanooga Tweet-up and Cigar Festival, announced the winner in the miles on the hot rod contest, shared some weird news stories, and lots more.
So, close your eyes and grab a cigar from the deep recesses of your humidor and join us for Blowin' Smoke #186!
Oh...here is the pic of my odometer when I finally traded in the old hot rod.
We also have a new Cigar of the Day, the latest Cigar Match Rumble in the Bundle, what the chicks are reading, 5 Things, and more. PLUS, a contest where you could win some cigars from El Freako's stash, and a preview of the Date Doctor On Tour!
So, grab a couple cigars and a few brews for this bursting at the seams edition...Blowin' Smoke #185!
It's a tobacco trade show weekend in Las Vegas, and the Cretins are herfin' in the Havana Room a couple thousand miles away for Blowin' Smoke 184!
With a brand new Cigar of the Day and cold Yuengling, who needs that drunken mega-herf in Vegas? Well, we do, quite frankly...but since we don't have the right creds or deep enough pockets, we'll tough it out and rely on our friends on the ground for some insider access by proxy. Our friends Chris Kelly of Leaf Lovers and Crossfire Cigars, AND Fred Rewey of Nomad Cigar Company check in from the show in Vegas with two difference perspectives on the event...a retailer and a brand owner / exhibitor. Plus, breaking news from the show prompts another live report from the scene. Who's on first?
Even with all that top notch trade show info, we still managed to deliver the rest of the goods with listener email, a funny major media fail in the face of a tragedy, equine lovin' again, a porto-potty-peeper, and more...including a new report on what the chicks are reading, and a new 5 Things.
So, start puffin' your favorite new limited availability special reserve select pre-release cigar and sippin' your favorite beverage for Blowin' Smoke #184!
Summer has arrived and so has the Havana Room stickies for Blowin' Smoke #183!
Even with leather furniture and high humidity, the show must go on. So, the Cretins, armed with talcum powder and alcohol, herfed up a new Cigar of the Day...the Saint Luis Rey Gen2 Toro. It takes on the winner of the Leccia Tobacco family feud in the new Cigar Match.
The phones were hot and sticky too as Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars checked in from Colorado ahead of this year's IPCPR trade show, plus the former Crawl Queen/King, and loyal listeners sharing their ideas of how to stay cool when herfing in hot steamy weather.
Plus, weird stories involving goats, mac & cheese, eyeballs, ironing, and more. Cretin Dan offered up a "new dad" 5 Things and Cretin Dirty Uncle Kevin handled the latest installment of what the chicks are reading too.
So, grab a cigar, something frosty, and join the herf...Blowin' Smoke #183!
Keepin' it in the family, it's Blowin' Smoke #182.
As luck would have it, the new Cigar of the Day is the brother from another mother of the last Cigar of the Day...or something like that. The Leccia Black has been hitting store humidors and we were lucky enough to get our hands on some for a back to back family competition. Be sure to vote in the Cigar Match!
It was also time to find a winner in our post Cigar Crawl goodies contest. Will the contestants have all the right answers this time??
Plus, new stuff from our friends at Commonwealth Cedar Spills, be careful with that pitchfork, free those puppies, lab rat stimulation, and more. There's a new investigative report on what the chicks are reading ripped from the headlines of the checkout magazines, and a last minute substitution with a new 5 Things.
It's all right here. So, join the herf with your friends. Crack a cold one and spark a favorite cigar for Blowin' Smoke #182!
Fresh from Cigar Crawl recovery and rehab, the Cretins gathered for Blowin' Smoke #181.
With a clear cut winner in the last Cigar Match three-way, a new Cigar of the Day challenger was sparked up...the new Leccia Tobacco White Toro. How did it perform for the Cretins?
There was talk of the Cigar Crawl, the great sponsors that supported it, and even joined in the fun. Plus, two contests...one to win a box of Slobberknockers compliments of Skip Martin of RoMa Craft Tobac...and the other to win a whole bunch of cigars and stuff from the Cigar Crawl. Listen to find out how you could win the Cigar Crawl prize pack!
We also shared the usual latest round of weird stories including a list of religious cities that are doing some naughty clicking, where not to shoot yourself with a Saturday night special, love bites that prompt a call to the police, and more.
Plus, a female perspective on our investigative series "what the chicks are reading," a new 5 Things and more.
So, grab a favorite cigar and a refreshing beverage, and join the herf...it's Blowin' Smoke #181.
More fun than a weekend corn dog binge, it's Blowin' Smoke #180!
With a beautiful day in the neighborhood, the Cretins assembled to offer thoughtful insight on a new Cigar of the Day from Alec Bradley, cigar gizmos they wish somebody would invent, and the value of giant bananas with dreadlocks. Plus, we talked about the recent CigarFest in the Poconos, the upcoming W. PA Cigar Crawl...including how you could win a Cigar Crawl prize pack.
We talked to Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars, and Chris from Alec Bradley Cigars. Plus, we found more weird news items from around the world like the guy in Vegas who lost 132 pounds in one day, some special celebrations during the month of May, the potential dangers of cheap shower gel, and more.
So, put your hoodie on like a pair of pants, light up a favorite cigar, and join the herf. It's Blowin' Smoke #180!
Ready for some cigar learnin'...it's Blowin' Smoke #179!
With a brand new Cigar of the Day smoldering between their tobacco stained fingers, the Cretins were all ears as they welcomed José Blanco, Senior VP of Joya de Nicaragua Cigars, makers of CyB Cigars to the show to talk about his years in the tobacco and premium cigar business, his tremendous knowledge and love of blending tobaccos, and more. This is an interview that will raise your cigar IQ, and we thank Mr. Blanco for taking the time to talk to us.
The Cretins and decorum. Yeah, the differences are black and white, but that fits right in for Blowin' Smoke #178!
We were thrilled to welcome Sam Leccia of Leccia Tobacco to the Havana Room just after the announcement of his return to the premium cigar industry. Sam was nice enough to spend several hours with us smoking cigars and talking about his new cigar brands about to hit store shelves called Black and White. Sam not only shared the story of the two distinct blends, but also how he looks back at his hiatus, and how he is eager to get back out there. Plus, some morsels of Sam Leccia trivia that you may be quizzed on when you see Sam on the road. Thank you and much success to Sam and Leccia Tobacco!
The Cretins herfed up a new Cigar of the Day for review...the new UF-13 Dark from Drew Estate. They also checked out some listener emails, some weird news items, and a brand new installment of what the chicks are reading. Plus...a phone call from slightly inebriated friend of the show. The follow-up proof is on KEEK here. Follow the show and the Cretins on KEEK by starting here.
So, grab cup of coffee or a cold brew, light up a favorite stick and join us for Blowin' Smoke #178!
When it comes to herfs, we always say it's about the people. That was certainly true with the great folks we met during our road trip to the nation's capital. Imagine our surprise when some of them returned the favor as Eddie Tarazona of Tarazona Cigars joined us in the Havana Room, along with his trusty sidekick, Lawrence, to talk about his brand, meeting the peeps, and what's in the pipeline. Plus, their involvement in the annual DC Cigar Tweet-Up...a great herf with a charitable cause.
We also talked about Blowin' Smoke jumping into a new social media platform called Keek to bring some good cigar content to the mix. Sign-up, follow us, and Keek back!
With a tease of spring in the air, the holy Cretins gathered for a herf with a purpose...Blowin' Smoke #176!
As the dudes in funny hats gathered in Rome, the dudes with the funky smell gathered in the Havana Room. Turns out they were herfing a cigar called Cardinal, and that gave the Cretins an idea...a really lame one, but, with this group, any idea is progress. Since the Cardinals were having a conclave to elect a new Pope with some white smoke signal thing, why not have a Cretin conclave while smoking a Cardinal to elect...uh...something. That sounded like a plan.
So, along with a Cretin conclave...a meeting of the mindless...the new Cigar of the Day was sacrificed, a new 5 Things were dished, and plenty of weird news items were discussed including PBR privates, a new concealment holster, live tweeting an unusual trip to the ER, and more. Plus, over-thinking a multi-cigar day, and factors that make you buy new to you cigars.
So, put on your Swiss Guard tights, pour a drink, and light one up with us for Blowin' Smoke #176!
Back after a Valentine's Day hunger strike, it's Blowin' Smoke #175!
The Cretins gathered around for a brand new Cigar of the Day, loaded up on Sumatra coffee, and thought about the big Hollywood awards show and small cigars with our friends on Twitter. Plus, wishful potato chip flavors, butt dialing from prison, getting friendly with pit bulls, stabby three-ways, and lots more.
As always, there's a new installment of what the chicks are reading, as well as 5 Things.
So, grab your own oscar, light up a fine cigar and join the herf on Blowin' Smoke #175!
Roses are red. Violets are blue. Yadda yadda yadda. It's Blowin' Smoke #174
Armed with a brand new Cigar of the Day, and a brand new Cretin named Stephanie, it was a great day to burn a few with friends. We talked about Valentine's Day and what are good gifts for the ladies and the gents, plus we question whether or not it is a BS holiday in the first place.
We also checked our listeners' voicemail and emails including one about good manners in a cigar shop for the customer and the proprietor. And we offered up commentary on things like the increase in personal grooming injuries, clothing that turns transparent when you are turned on, college courses in sex, some unusual criminal activity, and more. Plus, what the chicks are reading and a new 5 Things from our newest Cretin.
So, grab your valentine and a fine cigar and check out Blowin' Smoke #174!
With icicles on their ashes, and a mystery in their hands, the Cretins gathered for Blowin' Smoke #173
Indeed the heaters were crankin' in the Havana Room for this herf. For the second time in as many shows, the Cretins were faced with a mystery Cigar of the Day. What was it? What did they think? Listen to find out.
Plus, we talked to one of our good friends and fellow BOTL, Lawrence (@_LOD), from down around the nation's capital about the upcoming 2nd annual D.C. Cigar Tweet-Up (@DCCigarTweetup). It sounds like an awesome 2-day herf experience shaping up. Check it out.
The Cretins also struggled a little with who to root for in the Super Bowl this year, and they talked about a beer honoring Elvis, women hogging the covers, Cretin Jeff learning how to drive a truck, women that go under the knife down under, and much more. Also another look at what the chicks are reading, and a new 5 Things.
So, dress in layers and join the herf! It's Blowin' Smoke #173!
A brand new year...same dysfunctional Cretins. That could only mean Blowin' Smoke #172!
With new year resolutions already a failed distant memory, the first podcast herf of 2013 featured a Mystery Cigar of the Day to stimulate the otherwise hibernating Cretin neurons. Add to that some fresh baked maple-bacon donuts and coffee with chicory, and the Cretins could hardly contain themselves.
We talked about how we will focus on new cigars in the new year, cigars that can cut through a cold or flu, and how a couple of our "Cretin'ettes" answer questions previously asked to a swimsuit model. Plus, a fresh look at what the chicks are reading, and a new 5 Things for your new year water cooler chatter.
All that and more is straight ahead. So, grab some smokes and join the herf. It's Blowin' Smoke #172!
The end of the year always brings a lot of lists. Top this and best that. Worst this and favorite that. They're everywhere. The Cretins wanted a cut of that action. So, they checked their credit card statements, scoured the car seats for cigar bands, and thought long and hard about their past year's cigars before each submitting their favorites. They were scored. And then the heavens opened...angels rejoiced...and they drank a beer. For upon that day, a list was born, and it was called
In addition to all the pomp and circumstance of the Cretins Prime Nine, we also herfed a brand new Cigar of the Day, and talked to some of our listeners about their favorite cigars of the past year and what they may be planning to smoke to ring in the new year.
Throw in some weird stories, a new look at what the chicks are reading, and a fresh 5 Things, and you're got yourself a 3 hour herf. So, grab a few of your 2012 favorite cigars, light one up, and join us for Blowin' Smoke #171!
Thinking about that fat guy in red, the Cretins gathered with their selfish wish lists in one hand and cigars in the other for Blowin' Smoke #170.
Two is usually better than one. Two fingers of bourbon. Two for one draught beer. Two boobs. And two cigars for the Cigar of the Day. So, that's what we did with the Perdomo 20th Anniversary. We herfed the sun grown AND the maduro all in the name of science. OK, maybe science is too big of a word. Think of it as dating two sisters.
All that means a self-inflicted three-way on the Cigar Match…and those are always fun. We also talked to Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars about what's in the works and he announces a cool contest for you. Great prizes up for grabs! Check it out and submit your entry.
Plus, Cretin letters to Santa, drive through hookers in Zurich, sex ed with help from the adult film industry, what the chicks are reading, and more.
So, light up one…or two…cigars, make a list, check it twice, and click play for Blowin' Smoke #170!
Post-turkey day herfing in the Havana Room means a cigar break from leftovers and Blowin' Smoke #169!
As snowflakes covered the well-fertilized lawn outside herf central, the Cretins sparked up a new Cigar of the Day, and welcomed @DoctorVoiceover - Warren back to spotlight our 7 lucky contest winners and their Blowin' Smoke bumper entries from the birthday show. We also talked to some listeners about their post-turkey cigars and even gave away a couple more prizes.
Along with a new 5 Things and a new installment of what the chicks are reading, we also talked about a new "theme park" in the UK, the annual Turkey Testicle Festival, and a handful of stories with a common element. Hey, we don't make the news, we just scour it for filth and present it to you with commentary.
So, prepare a dipping sauce...ranch or maybe a sweet and sour...light up a fine cigar, and join the herf. It's Blowin' Smoke #169!
You bet your robusto, and that could mean only one thing...The Blowin' Smoke Podcast Big Ass 7th Birthday Show live from Slippery Rock Cigars!
Armed with multiple mystery Cigars of the Day, home brew, pulled pork sammiches, and a great crowd, we celebrated another fun-filled year of good friends and great herfin'.
We also talked to Chris Kelly of Crossfire Cigars and Lou Rodriguez Cigars about these new and very enjoyable boutique brands. Plus, even a birthday party wouldn't be complete without a new report on what the chicks are reading, a new 5 Things, and lots more to satisfy your herf cravings.
When a Frankenstorm approaches, we herf! It's Blowin' Smoke #167.
What a great day for a herf. Cold, wind, rain, and dreary outside, and a whole bunch of great people with fine cigars inside. The Havana Room snack table was overflowing and the big coffee urn was brought out of hibernation as we lit up a new Cigar of the Day. We drug our friend Cirillo (@HumidorMuse) kicking and screaming into full-blown Cretin ranks by giving him a microphone, and we welcomed a visit from our good friends, Doug & Paula, from Indianapolis.
We spent some time talking to Enrique Sanchez Icaza of 1502 Cigars about this new line of "proudly Nicaraguan" cigars that will be arriving at cigars stores near you soon. Follow Enrique on Twitter @1502cigars.
The show wouldn't be complete without a new installment of "What The Chicks Are Reading," and the lovely Paula delivered a very useful 5 Things. Plus, we talked about a fart that lead to murder, a wish that lead to an unusual tombstone, an eating contest that lead to a sudden death, and a little detail that lead to a divorce, and more.
So, check your storm path, fire up a big old stogie, and join the herf at Blowin' Smoke #167!
Everyone needs a hobby, and nobody knows that more than the Cretins, as evidenced by Blowin' Smoke #166!
With a new Cigar of the Day smoldering, and penalty flags flying, the Cretins took on the important issues of the day once again including cigar brands and names versus expectations, black market procreation, workplace uniforms, yo-yo balls, guys faking it, and more. Plus, a new installment of What the Chicks Are Reading from old sources, and a Pirates fan's 5 Things.
So, fire up a fine cigar of your own, ask your significant other about yo-yo balls, and join us for the herf. It's Blowin' Smoke #166!
With fall in the air, and pumpkin beer in the fridge, it's the perfect time for Blowin' Smoke #165!
The Cretins gathered in the famed Havana Room to take on a new Cigar of the Day and tackle the big issues of the day like the coming "aporkalypse" ...worldwide bacon crisis, how to deal with idiot boys who are messing with your daughter, nuclear beer, paying for college through sperm/egg donation and sugar daddies, the "science" of male attraction to breasts, and housework vs divorce rates.
@HumidorMuse turned us on to a drink called "Dark & Stormy" and made us happy happy. Plus, another round of what the chicks are reading, a new 5 Things and much more.
So, get your own damn Dark & Stormy, spark up a nice handmade, and join the herf right here on Blowin' Smoke #165!
Call the neighbors, and hide yo wives...it's Blowin' Smoke #164!
Armed with a brand new Cigar of the Day, El Freako snuck in a sample before the show and was anxious for the Council of Cretins to spark one up too. Joining them in the Havana Room was @HumidorMuse and he was happy to handle 5 Things duties for the day.
We also talked to Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars about the recent trade show and what's happening in 262 land these days. Ripped from the headlines of the latest Cosmo, Cretin Kevin schooled us further on what the chicks are reading. Plus, listener emails, Octomom meets iTunes, branding ice cream and adult films, when being a nudist isn't, a big happy birthday wish for The GirlWonder, and lots more.
So, have some cake and herf it too...with Blowin' Smoke #164!
And somebody said thou shalt herf on the Sabbath. And so it was...Blowin' Smoke #163!
A beautiful day for a herf, and the Cretins were ready for some low impact thinking with fine cigars and good friends. We say 'goodbye,' sort of, to one of our own, talk about trying some of the new cigars post trade show, and talk with some listeners as they head home from the second annual Chattanooga Tweet-Up.
Plus, some opinion on the Lance Armstrong doping thing, and Twitter feedback on vanity license plates, Snooki spawn, new anti-depressants for women, and landscaping the nether regions. Also, a new 5 Things and what the chicks are reading.
So, do some touching up down there, grab a fine cigar, and join the herf. It's Blowin' Smoke #163!
Bringing a little class to the Havana Room...we hope, it's Blowin' Smoke #162!
Joining the Council of Cretins, and fresh back from IPCPR, the industry trade show, was the lovely and classy Mame Kendall, proprietor of Smoke Cigar Shop & Lounge in suburban Pittsburgh. She shared her story of becoming a cigar shop owner, her thoughts on the trade show, and chimed right in on the usual diversions of the Havana Room herfs.
We also talked to Tom Person of Commonwealth Cedar Spills about his first time at the trade show as a vendor. Plus, we herfed a new Cigar of the Day, checked out listener email, delivered a new report on what the chicks are reading, and coaxed Mame into authoring a new 5 Things. Great stuff!
So, fire up a favorite cigar, pour a tall one and click play for Blowin' Smoke #162!
The Cretins also welcomed calls from Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars and Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars to talk about the trade show, the games in London, and what they have in the pipeline for us cigar consumers. Plus, along with What The Chicks Are Reading, and a new 5 Things, we talked about marrying livestock, "man aisles" at the supermarket, and the sex lives of the big fat fatties. Hold on to your yab-yums.
So, grab your javelin, a big cigar and go for the aluminum with Blowin' Smoke #161
What do you get when you combine the Cretins with a prominent boutique cigar brand owner, a peer lesson in human anatomy, the promise of grilled meat, alcohol, and a supply of cigars? Why, you get Blowin' Smoke #160, of course!
George Rodriguez of Rodrigo Cigars joined the Cretins for a new Cigar of the Day review, and filled us in on what's happening with Rodrigo Cigars. George also took on 5 Things duties for us too. Plus, our veteran intrepid reporter, Kevin, returned after a brief sabbatical with another installment of "What the Chicks Are Reading." We also welcomed back one of the original Cretins for a rare appearance, and talked about deep fried fair food, a study of European gentleman sausages, doing it without really doing it, and much more. (Geez. We wonder if George will be back?)
So, grab a Rodrigo, or any fine handmade cigar, and join the herf right here on Blowin' Smoke #160!
The quick cure for the summertime blues...is Blowin' Smoke #159!
The Cretins arrived in the toasty Havana Room feeling a disturbance in the Force. What made their herf senses tingle? With cold brews cracked, they set forth to find out. Sparking a new Cigar of the Day for review, we talked about some new cigars to keep and eye out for, answered some listener emails, and dove into another installment of what the chicks are reading. Plus, lawsuits and little league, surfing sewer pipes, public indecency idiocy, a mysterious "mushroom" in China, and more.
So, join the herf! Flame up a favorite stogie, and ice down a few drinks for Blowin' Smoke #159!
Asking the question, "What was he thinking?" It's Blowin' Smoke #158!
Joining the Council of Cretins in the hot and sticky Havana Room, Gary Griffith of Emilio Cigars talked about his company, his cigars, the business, his big sword, and more. He certainly raised the collective IQ level of the Cretins. We rewarded him with "what the chicks are reading" duties. Gary stepped up splendidly.
We also revisited our conversation about cigars, strength, and marketing. Plus, what the Octomom is up to, because you really want to know...and a new 5 Things, plenty of unusual stories from the web, and more all glued together by a "mystery" Cigar of the Day.
So, get comfy, grab a few of your favorite cigars, and a couple cold ones...and settle in for another long herf with your friends. It's Blowin' Smoke #158!
Wishing for teflon underpants, it's Blowin' Smoke #157!
Holiday weekends are built for herfin', and the Blowin' Smoke Cretins will suffer through heat and humidity to enjoy a few choice sticks. This one was no different as we sparked a brand new cigar as the latest Cigar of the Day. Along with a new installment of "what the chicks are reading," and "5 Things," we also discussed the recent Western Pennsylvania Cigar Crawl, bacon tourism, bacon capers, cheesecake twins, and much more.
Plus, we gave you the lowdown on a sweet contest you could win! Check it out...timing is of the essence!
So, grab a favorite cigar and a frosty brew...or maybe a peanut butter vodka, and join the herf with Blowin' Smoke #157!
Making kosher sausage this time for Blowin' Smoke #156!
Indeed, the unofficial official Rabbi of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast, Steve, traveled to join us once again for some Havana Room herfing. Armed with a new Cigar of the Day, we set out and quickly found ourselves pairing it with vanilla yogurt. What's up with that?
We also talked about more government meddling in our humidors, and asked our Twitter friends to name a cigar for our freedom destroying politicians. Plus, riding a unicycle freestyle, working in a very specialized retail business, bucket list foods, and more. There's a new report on what the chicks are reading, and a new 5 Things too.
So, drop what you're doing, light a manly candle, spark a fine cigar, and check out Blowin' Smoke #156!
One good mystery deserves another, and that means Blowin' Smoke #155!
With a full house of Cretins, and a smoke filled Havana Room, we reviewed another secret cigar trying to redeem ourselves from a less than stellar review the last time. How did it go? We also talked about nagging cigar problems, government regulation insanity, and ideas for a cigar-related reality show.
Plus, we talked about cops screening dirty movies, squeezing the boys to death, surviving on sunlight alone, and more.
Special thanks to Commonwealth Cedar Spills for providing some great giveaways, and some fun calls from our listeners trying to win them.
So, grab a mystery stick of your own, spark it up, and join the freak show that is Blowin' Smoke #155!
Mystery cigars and heavy duty pharmaceuticals. That could only mean one thing...Blowin' Smoke #154!
The Cretins assembled once again for some weekend herfin'...aches and pains be damned! After a disappointing Cigar of the Day and painful butt kicking in the last Cigar Match, the time was ripe for a mystery Cigar of the Day, perhaps to cleanse ourselves. Did it work?
Plus, the conversation covered cigar recommendations, choosing a "final" cigar, and more government cigar intrusion. We also talked about the oldest in the oldest profession, rockin' at a Motorhead concert, trends in salon treatments for guys, and more. Of course, there's a new 5 Things, and what the chicks are reading too.
So, call your pharmacist and fire up a fine handmade for Blowin' Smoke #154!
Is that Colt 45 on your breath, or are you just happy to see me? Who cares? It's Blowin' Smoke #153!
With a brand new Cigar of the Day, and a couple more cans of malt liquor, the Cretins returned for another round of herfin'. Newly baptized Cretin Doug performed his community service for the week by lending his testimony to a worthy cause. We dished out a brand new 5 Things, and checked out what the chicks are reading with our continuing investigative series.
Plus, there are women hunting men for their gentleman gravy...and this is a bad thing? Also, strippers who stepped up to help some kids, personal pleasure is now as close as your local drug store, a little look back at local icon Mr. Rogers, and more.
So, fire up a well-aged stogie, kick back, and herf with us here on Blowin' Smoke #153!
Ligero and malt liquor. Sounds like Blowin' Smoke #152!
Indeed, the Cretins took the herf bait of a new Cigar of the Day pairing and history was made in the Havana Room. Not necessarily bragging rights, but a momentous occasion nonetheless.
While that was going on, we talked to Tom of Commonwealth Cedar Spills about bringing back some old school style to your cigar enjoyment. We also talked up homeless performance art, what not to do if you are arrested for DUI, what your choice of positions says about you, and revisited the posterior bottle rockets demonstrations.
Plus, a brand new installment of "what the chicks are reading," and 5 Things too.
So, grab a big 24 ouncer, a big stick, and join the herf that is Blowin' Smoke #152!
Cretins old and new gathered once again for herf excellence in the Havana Room. A brand new Cigar of the Day forced Cretin Dan on an undisclosed mission, and our attempts to contact a social networking cigar kingpin lead to some unusual and unexpected consequences.
We also welcomed virgin Cretin, Doug, into the fold and assigned him 5 Things duties, of course. Plus, another installment of "What The Chicks Are Reading," along with interesting discussions about pairing cigars with bad behavior on the beach, a safe haven for nursing moms, special purpose bottle rockets, and more!
So, grab some ammo, a big cigar, and light 'em up with Blowin' Smoke #151!
All hail, Bacon! All hail, Bacon! It's Blowin' Smoke #150!
In celebration of our big 1-5-0, we went hog wild with a feast of many things BACON. Really, everything IS better with bacon. Even bacon is better with bacon. It was also a great opportunity to go BIG on the Cigar of the Day too, and we did. Plus, we were also introduced to a couple other "big things" right there in the Havana Room complete with photo evidence/comparisons.
We also talked to Clint of 262 Cigars for an update on the big Manifesto tour, and checked in with some listeners in "the congregation" about our Cigar of the Day. Of course, we also continue our investigation into what the chicks are reading.
So, grab a big one from the special occasion stash, fry up some bacon, and join us for Blowin' Smoke #150!
Herfin' toward a collective epiphany, it's Blowin' Smoke #149!
The Cretins were raring to go as they fired up a brand new Cigar of the Day...even if they couldn't pronounce it properly, and loaded up on coffee and cheesy puffs. They also fielded listener calls from Vegas, the "dingleberry" of New Jersey, and other points in between. Plus, there was some educating going on about the growing trend of "vagacials," and a big...or, perhaps, long difference between American and Rawandan women.
Also, a brand new 5 Things, another investigative report on what the chicks are reading right there in the supermarket next to the breath mints, and El Freako considers a new bio.
All that and more is straight ahead on Blowin' Smoke #149! Let's herf!
Bending elbows and talking Tebows, it's Blowin' Smoke #148!
It's the first show of the new year, and the Cretins came prepared for almost anything. Up first, a special Cigar of the Day...multiple mystery cigars. Find out how they were connected and what the Cretins thought about them.
Being football playoff time, the Cretins, and some listeners, had to weigh in on the big story of the football season. We also checked in with Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars for an update on their big Manifesto promotion. Then, with the help of our Twitter friends, we talked about Snoop Dogg's new cigar line, getting tattoos on your gentleman sausage, and a lovely lady with a double dose of...something. Plus, what the chicks are reading, a new 5 Things and much more.
So, genuflect at the altar of herfage, light up a favorite cigar, and grab a beverage for Blowin' Smoke #148...you heathen, you.
"And surely you will pay for your pint, And surely I will pay for mine! And we will take a cup of kindness yet for times gone by!" That's how the song goes as we herf out 2011 with Blowin' Smoke #147!
A Mystery Cigar was herfed for the last Cigar of the Day of 2011, and a new Cigar Match battle got underway. Rolling into a new year always brings up memories of the previous and hopes for the new, and the Cretins followed suit with some personal thoughts on cigars new to them in 2011, both memorable and forgettable. Plus, door to door breast exams, assault with a deadly femur, and rewriting headlines with our Tweeps. Look out for a new installment of "What The Chicks Are Reading," and a new 5 Things that involves designer socks.
So grab your noise maker, give your auld lang syne a bath, and light one up with Blowin' Smoke #147! Happy New Year!
Herfin' a new Cigar of the Day, the Cretins offered up some good tips on surviving the holiday season without going postal, and gift ideas for the Cretin on your list. Also, more weird stories from web, a new holiday themed 5 Things, and a new installment in our continuing investigative series on what the chicks are reading.
So, kick back with your favorite cigar and a double shot of holiday cheer for Blowin' Smoke #146!
Emerging from a turkey and pumpkin pie bender, it's Blowin' Smoke #145!
With gravy-stained shirts and pants unbuttoned, the Cretins assembled for some post-gobble-gobble herfage along with a brand new Cigar of the Day, and a stash of cold PBRs. Along the way, we talked about getting that elusive 10 point buck, what not to do with your turkey carcass, stuff on the turnpike, and more.
Plus, we celebrate our one year anniversary of teaming up with the great people of 262 Cigars with a great contest called "262 By The Numbers" that you HAVE TO GET IN ON RIGHT AWAY for your chance to win! Listen to find out how you could win a box of the brand new 262 Paradigm Lanceros!
We also met and vetted Cretin Kyle's new, and very lovely, friend of the female persuasion.
Just like our collective post-turkey day waistlines, this show is bulging. So, grab some leftover sweet potatoes and a special stogie for Blowin' Smoke #145!
Celebrating six years of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast, it's the Big Ass Birthday Show!
Loaded down with microphones, cigars, beer and birthday cake, we setup herf-camp at Slippery Rock Cigars in beautiful, scenic Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, to celebrate another year of friendships and fun with Blowin' Smoke. Big thanks to Clint and 262 Cigars, our big ass birthday sponsor, who, along with his merry band of cigar compatriots, joined us at the Cretin roundtable.
In between slurps of three special home brews on hand, we talked cigars, of course, as well as cigar counterfeits. Plus, listener emails and tweets, an update on a lady who likes nuts, a granny with a gun, and a gift guide for people with more money and libido than brains.
So grab a jar of frosting, a spoon, a fine cigar, and join us as we celebrate six years of friendships and fun all glued together by a love of cigars...that IS the Blowin' Smoke Podcast!
Long ashes and Oktoberfest beer could only mean one thing...Blowin' Smoke #143!
Indeed, the Cretins gathered once again for fine cigars, libations, and the kind of crazy previously seen only during PBR and pork rinds night at the trailer park. With not one, but two simultaneous Cigars of the Day, the Cretins' collective attention span was tested. When they learned this would result in a rare Cigar Match 3-way, they sat up straight and...well, that's pretty much all they did differently. The point is, we've got a 3-way. How cool is that?
We also talked to Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars about some exciting things on the horizon with them, and his plans to join us at the Blowin' Smoke Big Ass 6th Birthday Party show coming up soon.
Plus, we talked about how far reviewing cigars can or should take you, had a first ever call from a particular location, and continued our investigative series into what the chicks are reading...while guys check out their walk.
So, grab your jack o' lantern and a fine cigar, and join us for Blowin' Smoke #143! The Dude abides!
With the blessings of Rabbi Freako (pic below) and liquored up on Manischewitz, it's Blowin' Smoke #142!
It felt like 40 years wandering in the desert, but the Blowin' Smoke Cretins were finally graced by the presence of Steve...known all around the world as "Spoiled Heeb" as a fellow Cretin on the show. We celebrated with bagels (no lox...that crap is expensive), cheap kosher wine, He'Brew Beer and, of course, cigars. Oh, and a lot of BS too. Welcome to the ranks of Cretin, Spoiled Heeb!
While we herfed a new Cigar of the Day, we sent Cretin Kyle on a little mission...to "Occupy Walmart." (See pics below.) We're pretty sure he'll be in therapy for it in a few years. Also, a new installment on what the chicks are reading, a new 5 Things, and lots more.
So, grab a mohel, a couple cigars and join in the crazy that is Blowin' Smoke #142!
Pre-game herfin' with a full house Council of Cretins and a brand new Cigar of the Day...the Fausto from Pete Johnson. Could there be a little redemption after a lackluster review a few shows back? How will it pair with the latest Oreo cookies? These are the questions that keep us up at night...but we're weird that way. Find out what the Cretins had to say.
There's a brand new 5 Things that will come in handy if you like bonnets and buggies. Plus, cigars in a blender, grandma's implants, a real hot beef injection, and ladies going commando...yea or nay?
That alone is worth the price of admission...which is free, of course!
So grab your granny panties, fire up a big fatty and check out Blowin' Smoke #141!
Trying to be on our best behavior, it's Blowin' Smoke #140!
With a who's who of Cretins in the house, Blowin' Smoke welcomed George Rodriguez of Rodrigo Cigars to the show. It was a real pleasure to meet, herf with and get to know the man behind and the story of Rodrigo Cigars. Thank you, George, for sharing some of your valuable time with us.
With George's help, we announced the winners in the cigar store Indians naming contest, checked out some listener email, announced plans for the 6th annual Big Ass Birthday Show at Slippery Rock Cigars, and dove into our usual pool of oddball stories found on the internet. Plus, George Rodriguez was kind enough to provide our latest installment of 5 Things.
So, kick back, light up a favorite cigar and enjoy Blowin' Smoke #140!
Just as hot, but not as humid, it's Blowin' Smoke #139!
The Council of Cretins swarmed the Havana Room again with the promise of a new Cigar of the Day, cold brew and women's gymnastics on the plasma and came through with another class A herf. With a butt-kicking in the last Cigar Match, a new contender entered the ring, but what do the Cretins think of the challenger? Also, choosing a new ride can gain or lose you man points. Plus, promoting toplessness, USB powered "friends," how to speak va-jay-jay, and more.
So, call the doctor, this could get serious...or not. More likely not. It's Blowin' Smoke #139!
Another hot, steamy day in the Havana Room...just perfect for fat guys and cigars, let me tell ya! Ideal for Blowin' Smoke #138!
Welcome to Peter, aka @SharingSmoke for you Twitter Tweeps, joining us and giving up his Cretin cherry. To celebrate Peter joining the ranks of Cretinhood, we herfed a Mystery Cigar of the Day and handed over 5 Things duties to him. Plus, Kevin is back from his wedding guest hiatus and dove right into his investigative reporter duties for more on what the chicks are reading. Also, chatter about cigar bling, naked old folks on the riverbanks, and another special lady in our prison system with a knack for self-storage.
So, ice down something wet, grab a mystery stick of your own and click play for Blowin' Smoke #138!
On a hot summer night, would you offer your herf to the fat guys on leather sofas? Only if it's Blowin' Smoke #137!
And hot it was...sticky too as the Cretins gathered in the famed Havana Room for another smokin' escapade. We rolled out a new Cigar of the Day, paired up a new Cigar Match for you to vote on, and drank a lot of cold beer while the fans worked overtime to keep the smoke moving and the flop sweat bearable. Plus, we also had a surprise call from Clint of 262 Cigars about what he has up his sleeve for us in the coming weeks and months. We be excited!
We also laid out a new contest for you where you could win some cigars from El Freako's stash. Deadline for entry is August 10, 2011. Listen for all the details.
The conversation included hot weather herfing and how it might effect your cigar selection, regular guy interest in the annual trade show, and plenty of weird stories from the web...with the intelligent and classy feedback from our Twitter followers. Cough, cough.
So, shove an ice pack down there, grab a frosty beverage and fire up a summertime stogie for Blowin' Smoke #137!
Fresh off a one week fireworks bender, it's Blowin' Smoke #136!
Joining the Cretin ranks this time are Paula & Doug, big Steelers fans and loyal listeners, from Indianapolis! We were thrilled to have them join us and be a part of the show. In fact, Paula claims she has a score to settle with me over our "What The Chicks Are Reading" investigative series. So, we gave her the job this time. Plus, her husband, Doug, shared a great story from his personal police blotter.
Along with Paula & Doug joining us, we also herfed a new Cigar of the Day, talked about an on-call breastfeeding truck, an update to a previous "related" story, craft beer banter, and more including another LIVE call-in edition of "Whose Boobs?"
So, grab your Roman candle, spark a fine cigar and join the herf! It's Blowin' Smoke #136!
The picture below is part of the story Doug shared during the show. Honest.
The second meeting of Herf-aholics Anonymous in less than a week gave birth to Blowin' Smoke #135!
Like any good multi-step program, we first had to admit we had a herf. Easy enough. Next, we needed a diversion. So, the first ever "Whose Boobs?" Call-In Edition was born. If you are not following Blowin' Smoke and the Cretins on Twitter, shame on you for six weeks. Speaking of phones, our new Butt Bucket Questions got a nice inaugural work out and there was plenty of El Freako ball-bustin' going on...as usual.
With such a short span between shows, we kept the current Cigar Match going and made this a Multi-Mystery Cigar of the Day, plus we had a new 5 Things, more insight into what the chicks are reading, and, or course, the usual weird stories found online.
All that and more are waiting for you right now. C'mon...you know you want it. Just click play. We won't tell anybody. It's Blowin' Smoke #135!
A near perfect afternoon for a herf in the famed Havana Room and an even better day to baptize a new Cretin as Dustin traveled three hours one way to join us. He did a fine job and we handed him 5 Things duties to boot. Welcome Dustin!
We herfed a new Cigar of the Day, announced the winner in our StogieHaven.com contest where a bunch of Cigar Crawl loot was up for grabs, and continued our investigative series into what the chicks are reading with a new Cosmo.
Of course, we also checked out listener emails, took some live phone calls and brought the best weird stuff in the news to you...before taking it straight to the dumpster.
So, grab a stick...preferably your own, and herf with us here on Blowin' Smoke #134!
Feeling a little sun grown ourselves, it's Blowin' Smoke #133!
What a great day for a herf! No rain...actual sunshine along with cold beer, tasty rum and brand new Cigar of the Day...the San Cristobal Seleccion Del Sol Toro. That means "sun grown" for you Pabst drinkers. (Wait! We're Pabst drinkers.) Anyway, the Cretins were fired up for nice herf and thrilled to welcome Sam Leccia to the show to talk about his newly formed Sam Leccia Cigar Co. and what he has planned for his first and future offerings to the cigar faithful.
Plus, we checked out listener emails & phone calls, found some weird stories like we always do, and educated ourselves with another peek inside the world of what the chicks are reading. We also offered up a new, but old, 5 Things.
So, slather on some sunscreen, don those cool shades, and fire up a nice stick for Blowin' Smoke #133!
Like a shot to the eyeball, it's Blowin' Smoke #132!
We finally had OUR chance to celebrate the assassination of bin Laden by our US Navy SEALs with a full house herf and a symbolic pairing of a Gurkha Assassin cigar and a Skull Splitter Orkney Ale. Find out how they did.
We also talked about El Freako's recent trek to CigarFest and the upcoming W. PA Cigar Crawl. Plus, we got our hands on a high tech toy and tried it out on Kyle. Of course, we also had listener emails, weird stories and help from our friends on Twitter...not to mention another report in our investigative series about what the chicks are reading, and a new 5 Things.
So, send your courier out for pizza, grab a big stick and join the herf right here on Blowin' Smoke #132!
Baptizing new Cretins in a cloud of aromatic secondhand cigar smoke - it's Blowin' Smoke #131!
Armed with a new Cigar of the Day and a brand new chick magazine, we set out for another herf adventure. Along the way we checked out listener emails, sampled some homemade beer, engaged our Twitter followers in some unusual news stories for their unique spin, and introduced you to a new member of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast family. Plus a new 5 Things and more insight and analysis into what the chicks read.
So, grab your loins (or a favorite cigar) for Blowin' Smoke #131!
With frozen nuts and hoping for some spring-like weather, it's Blowin' Smoke #130!
Indeed the mercury was still hanging low, but the Cretins were ready for some April herfing with tasty cigar snacks and plenty of hot air to keep things toasty inside the Havana Room. A brand new Cigar of the Day was sacrificed and tossed into the Cigar Match ring to do battle with the current champion. See what the Cretins had to say about it. Plus a new 5 Things, listener email and voicemail, and plenty of crazy stories from the internet kept this herf in high gear.
So grab your designer whatchamacallit, a fine cigar, and click play on Blowin' Smoke #130!
Cruisin' into spring in a cloud of smoke, it's Blowin' Smoke #129!
The Cretins were giddy with excitement as they sparked up a new Cigar of the Day. Not just because it was another free cigar. Not just because we were announcing the winners in two contests. Not just because of the new 5 Things, and not just because of the rum that Cretin Jeff brought. The Cretins were also giddy because we welcomed special guest Jon Huber of Crowned Heads to the show to talk about his plans to bring his new boutique cigar company to market, and how his time with CAO carved his path to right now. (Thank you, Jon, for spending some time with us!)
Click play and light up already! It's Blowin' Smoke #129!
It's been a while since the Council of Cretins were dealt a Mystery Cigar to herf and review, so BS #128 seemed as good a time as any. How good are their palates at guessing the identity of sacrificed cigars? Listen to find out.
With a smorgasbord of unusual, gutter tempting stories from the world wide web of weirdness, and the assistance of our twisted Twitter tweeps, we were determined to not disappoint the hungry natives. We also threw out two, count 'em, two contests where listeners could win some cool stuff from Freako's herf closet.
Plus, we offered up a brand new 5 Things, and another report in our continuing investigative series into what the chicks are reading, and more!
So click play and settle back with a fine cigar and your favorite beverage and enjoy Blowin' Smoke #128!
Working all hours on a new collective herf agreement to avoid a humidor lock-out, it's Blowin' Smoke #127!
With a full house of Cretins, Torcedor Coffee brewin' and a new Cigar of the Day burnin', we hit herf factor 10 and jumped right into serious detective work on something blatantly missing from the Havana Room. We also enjoyed some listener emails, wacky tweets from our Twitter followers, and a new 5 Things. Plus, our investigative series into what the chicks are reading continues with more intriguing insight!
So, jump in and get herfin'! It's Blowin' Smoke #127!
Going deep and making it hurt, it's Blowin' Smoke #126!
With cigars a blazin', the Cretins herfed up one hell of a pre-game with a new Cigar of the Day, a new 5 Things and more hard hitting investigative reporting into what the chicks are reading. Plus, the winner of our 262 Cigars photo contest with Clint of 262 Cigars, some friendly abuse from listeners who like cheese, and plenty of the usual man cave herf topics and feedback from our Twitter tweeps. We're talkin' stuff like renaming a sewage department in Austin, romantic messages on candy hearts, what's better than holding hands to help guys heal, and more!
So, grab your pigskin and huddle up under the smoke cloud...it's Blowin' Smoke #126!
Single digit temps outside and double digit IQs inside means it's Blowin' Smoke #125!
On a cold cold football weekend, the very nipply Cretins managed to stay warm enough to herf many fine cigars including a new Cigar of the Day for review...the Warlock Robusto. While the pulled pork was waiting, we also gave away cigars with the help of our friends on Twitter, talked to Clint of 262 Cigars about a contest reminder, and explored more of what the chicks are reading these days. Plus, there was talk of an "oops" surgery, man caves for moms, what not to do in a hotel parking lot, and more.
So, throw another log on the fire, grab a big fatty and join us for more herf excellence right here on Blowin' Smoke #125!
New year - same sick, twisted Cretins! It's Blowin' Smoke #124!
Keeping with our new year resolution to keep herfin' and keep Blowin' Smoke, we gathered once again in the famous Havana Room for great cigars and a ton of BS. Thanks to our friends on Twitter, much of the dialog went downhill "faster than a wagon full of fat kids!"
Listener emails, listener phone calls, a new 5 Things and more of what the chicks are reading are all packed inside. Plus, what to say when you are naked at the drive-thru, the latest gift idea for the sexually adventurous, and midgets with vacuum cleaners. Seriously.
So, grab your new year stick and fire it up for Blowin' Smoke #124!
Anxiously awaiting the fat man in red velvet, the Cretins gathered once again for Blowin' Smoke #123!
Even though it was cold enough outside to freeze a chocolate cherry beer into a solid chunk of ice, the Cretins feared not and forged ahead with more holiday time herfing. Fruit cake was eaten, coffee was slurped and Flying Pigs were everywhere. It was a good thing we had those butane torches to fend them off. Plus, a steady stream of BS didn't hurt either. It included plenty of Twitter-worthy stuff like Christmas cigars, Christmas movie trivia, using bosoms to get DNA another way, and the mother-in-law who hated nipples.
All that along with a new 5 Things and more about what the chicks are talking about too. Now, that's a Christmas herf feast!
So, grab your ho-ho-ho and a fine cigar for Blowin' Smoke #123! Unless you've been naughty.
The Cretins were just giddy with excitement as Blowin' Smoke #122 welcomed 262 Cigars as our newest sponsor of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast. I think Kyle actually got a little verklempt!
With a brand new Cigar of the Day, the La Flor Dominicana Air Bender Guerrero, a new champion in the Cigar Match, and a fresh supply of goat news, Clint and Matt from 262 Cigars told us all about their company, their cigars - the Paradigm and the Ideology - and how you can help them spread the love and get a little kickback in return. Plus, a chance for you to win some Paradigm & Ideology cigars and swag from 262 Cigars too!
A brand new 5 Things was prepared for you too, and we assigned Cretins Kyle and Kevin to find out what the chicks are talking about to keep you ahead of the estrogen curve.
It's a BIG show! So, grab several fine cigars, a steady supply of beverages and a full can of butane for Blowin' Smoke #122!
LIVE from Slippery Rock Cigars in scenic Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, it's the Blowin' Smoke Podcast 5th Annual Big Ass Birthday Show!
With a dense smoke cloud hovering through the store, cold PBR in the fridge, big ass birthday cake, and lots of brothers and sisters of the leaf in attendance, it was time to celebrate another year of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast and all the good friends it continues to bring together.
Along with listener emails and great tweets from our friends on Twitter, we herfed a variety of cigars with a Blowin' Smoke Podcast twist, sampled some great house cigars from Cigar Express, and talked about lots of stuff like the latest TSA-holes enhanced groping at the airport, dumping Facebook friends, and the fact that we're all pretty much nuts. Plus, we brought back Cigar Box Topics and scanned the latest supermarket mags for valuable info worthy of Blowin' Smoke. We had some goat news too, of course.
Grab a cigar, an adult beverage and run to the man cave for your latest excursion into herf utopia...the Blowin' Smoke Podcast #121 - the Big Ass Birthday Show!
Along with a chill in the air came some unexpected changes for the Blowin' Smoke Cretins on episode #120. First, word of a break-up in the cigar industry, then a stunning upset in the Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle with the same DNA! The pundits weigh in on what happened.
As the Cretins recovered from the major shift of the earth's axis, an early Christmas gift was bestowed (picture below), they rehashed some Halloween chatter, covered some goat news, discussed Man Caves versus Mom Caves, and read a police report you won't soon forget. (We linked it below for you.) They even took some phone calls.
Special thanks to our followers on Twitter for adding a lot of fun to the conversations. Make sure you are following Blowin' Smoke on Twitter too.
So, grab your Snuggie, a fine cigar, something good to drink, and settle in for over two hours of herfing bliss...it's Blowin' Smoke #120!
It's a fall festival of herfage and the Council of Cretins are celebrating in the Havana Room for Blowin' Smoke #119!
Fresh off a disappointing Cigar of the Day on the last episode, the Cretins were ready for new blood, and it came with the name E.P. Carrillo Predilecto. Along with a round of various Oktoberfest beers, the new contender was herfed indeed. Check out what the Cretins had to say.
Ligero Lou handled a new 5 Things and, along with help from our Twitter Tweeps, we talked about Halloween dos and don'ts, who not to call when you buy bad weed, what not to do with a leaf blower, and what brought the pr0n industry to a squealing moaning halt.
So grab some candy corn and a fine cigar for Blowin' Smoke #119!
With the smell of October leaves and pumpkin beer in the air, the Council of Cretins assembled for Blowin' Smoke #118!
A brand new Cigar of the Day, the new A. Turrent Triple Play Gran Toro was offered up to the cigar gods with thoughts of possibly unseating the seemingly unbeatable Cain F Habano 550 in the Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle. Check out how it fared.
The Cretins also sampled a variety of seasonal craft beers...all of them pumpkin ales, while your Freako partook of a PBR as we discussed the panty wastes that anonymously reported the Cincinnati Reds to the state for celebrating victory with a cigar in the clubhouse. Those heathen Reds! We also brought you two token goat stories, the trained ear of a peeping Tom victim, the dollar store flasher and more of the Octomom (pic included - you're welcome). Plus 5 Things for newlywed friends of Blowin' Smoke.
So, grab your jack o' lantern with your good hand and a cigar with the other and join us for Blowin' Smoke #118!
As the talking heads whine about the economy, we've decided to keep on herfin'. While that might not be as easy as it once was from a financial standpoint, that doesn't mean it can't be just as enjoyable.
So, this episode of Blowin' Smoke focuses primarily on your cigar economics with special guests Jim Cohen, Premium Cigar Retail Specialist with Klafter's / Cigar Express, and Jeff Brown, Buyer and Special Projects Manager with Famous Smoke Shop. Together they school us on the realities of the cigar business and offer some insight toward saving money on cigars while not sacrificing quality and personal taste preferences.
We also dive into more listener email, a couple of goat stories (because you expect them), some weird stories, plus a new 5 Things for your back pocket.
So, kick back. Put the checkbook away, and spark up a bargain bundle stick for Blowin' Smoke #117!
First and ten from the Havana Room, it's Blowin' Smoke #116!
Herfin' right into football season, the Council of Cretins gathered for a brand new Cigar of the Day...the La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico, some delicious Torcedor Coffee, cold brews and plenty of BS. Along with a virgin Cretin at the roundtable and help from our Tweeps on Twitter, we covered a bunch of listener emails & voicemails, talked high alcohol vodka, 3D p0rn, condoms in prison and more. Plus, of course, a token goat story.
We also decided to open up a number of Blowin' Smoke Podcast "Czar" positions and accept applications right here through the website. The current available "Czar" positions needing filled are as follows:
Applicants should demonstrate sufficient knowledge and or expertise in the subject matter of the specific Czar position they are applying for. Applicants may be contacted for a live interview on an episode of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast. Czar positions are for a one year term and will be determined by a Cretin vote except those Czar positions appointed directly from the Man Chair.
So, go ahead. Click that download link and get in on the fun. It's Blowin' Smoke #116!
Back again for a new round of herfage, it's Blowin' Smoke #115!
Gathered in the famed Havana Room, the Council of Cretins sparked up a new Cigar of the Day...the Xikar HC Series Habano Colorado Toro for review along with a few PBRs and great conversation. With plenty of emails, topics also included cigar memories, goats in trunks, ogling women, and the Blowin' Smoke Podcast church wing.
Our friends on Twitter provided some great feedback, as always, along with live calls at 877-51-CIGAR.
So fire up that pleasure stick, pour an adult beverage and click play on the latest herf extraordinaire...Blowin' Smoke #115!
From a muggy Havana Room, it's Blowin' Smoke #114!
Your El Freako and a full house Council of Cretins gathered once again for herf excellence with a brand new Cigar of the Day...the Padilla Habano Robusto, and a very special announcement about taking the show to a whole new level.
Along with our friends on Twitter, we talked about bad workplace behavior, using the sleepwalking defense, superstitions and more.
So, crack a cold one, spark a spicy one and join us for Blowin' Smoke #114 right now!
Back home in the Havana Room at Chez Rob, it's Blowin' Smoke #113!
A mild, breezy and comfortable Saturday morning is the perfect time to be herfing in the Havana Room, second only to a crisp fall afternoon with Steelers football on the tube, and today was made even better as we welcomed two virgin Cretins to the show...Ken and Rick. Along with the new Cretins and a brand new Cigar of the Day, we also welcomed some of our many followers on Twitter who chimed in with some great tweets on many of the day's topics such as mixing beer and cheese for better sex, beer and cigar pairings, and road rage cigars.
One of our new Cretins took on 5 Things duties with "5 things you never want to hear inside a walk-in humidor," plus email, voicemail and more.
So, grab your favorite stick...no, the other one...and join us for Blowin' Smoke #113!
With over 100 of our closest and newest friends, we gathered again for our favorite summertime herf and had a great time. As always, the food was delicious, the drinks were cold and the cigars were smokin' as we enjoyed the company of brothers and sisters of the leaf. We kicked off the show with a total Mystery Cigar where not even your El Freako knew what it was. Joining the Council of Cretins were long time listeners Joel from Beaver Damn, Wisconsin, and Ashley "DaByrdMan" from our nation's capital. Joel brought us Horny Goat beer from home which we loved...especially Kyle and handled 5 Things duties, while DaByrdMan brought us coolness...which we all desperately needed.
Big thanks and major kudos to all the Cigar BBQ sponsors especially Sir Vin Cigars who I completely forgot to grab on the show.
Huge thanks to Joe and Jaime and everyone at Slippery Rock Cigars for creating another super herf event and under some crazy circumstances. Get well soon, Joe!!
Now, kick back, spark up a pleasure stick and herf with us at the annual Slippery Rock Cigars - Blowin' Smoke Podcast Cigar Barbecue and Blowin' Smoke #112!
The Havana Room felt like an island south of Miami as we gathered for cigars and BS for Blowin' Smoke #111!
With a full roundtable of Cretins, including the owner of Slippery Rock Cigars, and (almost) world famous boobie aficionado, Joe Durso, we fired up a brand new Cigar of the Day and witnessed a rare occurrence in the current Cigar Match battle.
Joe took on 5 Things duties this time around and, along with fun feedback from our friends on Twitter, we tackled some important issues like what to call the eventual little blue pill for women, the "furries," and what to call a bikini barista run by your El Freako.
Plus, we update the upcoming annual Cigar BBQ at Slippery Rock Cigars, and more right here on Blowin' Smoke #111. Spark one up and join us!
Hot and sticky and on the road for Blowin' Smoke #110!
As they celebrated their customer appreciation days, we parked our butts at the Smoker Friendly - Cigar Express in Monroeville, PA, for some herfing fun and a brand new Mystery Cigar of the Day. Store manager, Rob, made our mystery selection, talked to us about the store and some of his special deals, and fired up the grill for some burgers and weenies too. Chris from Oliva/Cain/Nub was also on hand and joined us for a segment of the show too.
In addition to a Mystery Cigar of the Day, we had a lot of listener emails to enjoy, great stories to share from the world wide web, a new 5 Things for your brain to ponder, and a special farewell to a good friend.
So grab an icy cold PBR (or not), spark a big fatty and herf along with us right here on Blowin' Smoke #110!
Inside a hot and humid Havana Room on a Memorial Day holiday weekend, the famed Council of Cretins gathered once again for cold beer, tasty cigars and plenty of BS. This time, the Cigar of the Day was the huge Ramones El Largo. Checking in at a whopping 8.5" X 52, this thing might intimidate most, but the Cretins had them reduced to ashes in no time. Check out what they thought about this new cigar from the fine folks at Camacho.
The annual Cigar Barbecue is coming up in July at Slippery Rock Cigars and we have a chance for you to win tickets. Plus we took a look back at BS #108 and our interview with Rocky Patel as well as the recently completed annual Cigar Crawl. Plus lots of listener email, a new 5 Things, and more.
So, grab your El Largo and relax with your friends right here on Blowin' Smoke #109!
LIVE from Penn-Ohio Cigar Co. in beautiful downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania, it's Blowin' Smoke #108!
With a big block party atmosphere and one of the biggest names in premium handmade cigars - Rocky Patel - in the house, the cigars were smokin', the drinks flowin', and our host, Penn-Ohio Cigars was rockin' as we enjoyed a fantastic event.
I am honored that Rocky Patel joined the Blowin' Smoke Council of Cretins for an entire segment to talk cigars, politics and some personal stories with us in addition to contributing some great prizes to some lucky Blowin' Smoke listeners. A true gentleman and professional, it was my pleasure to have Rocky on the show for, what I hope will be, the first of many times.
We also herfed and reviewed a new Cigar of the Day and broke in another new Cretin with 5 Things duties which he performed flawlessly, of course.
Check it out...Rocky Patel on Blowin' Smoke #108 right here, right now!
And check out some pictures of the event and Rocky's appearance on the show in the Herf & Events photo gallery on BlowinSmokePodcast.com
With a brand new Cigar of the Day - the Casa Magna Colorado Robusto - the Cretins cracked open some craft beers and lit up. Along with a review of the Cigar of the Day, we also gave away some cigars in honor of the late Frank Llaneza, offered up a new 5 Things and a new challenger in the on going Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle.
Plus, with help from our crazy followers on Twitter, we also discussed a new survey that says more men prefer cuddle time to sex, a KFC inspired cigar double down, a "controversial" TV ad for Lane Bryant (see link below), and more.
Also a reminder to join us at Penn-Ohio Cigars in Sharon, PA, for Rocky Patel on Thursday, May 6, 2010, as well as your chance to win some snacks during that event even if you can't be there. Listen to find out how!
All that fun and more awaits right here on Blowin' Smoke #107. Join us!
With the smell of hot dogs, coffee and cigars filling the air, it's Blowin' Smoke #106!
A great day for firing up the grill, watching some hockey on the tube, and herfin' up the Havana Room, and that's exactly what we did with a brand new Cigar of the Day - the Perdomo Grand Cru Toro Connecticut. Check out what the Council of Cretins had to say about it. It's also a contender in a new Cigar Match. Be sure to vote!
Along with listener email and voicemail, we talked about a recent Freako dilemma. Perhaps you have a solution? Also, along with our Twitter tweeps, we talked up very obvious research studies, peeping smoke nazis, WalMart scooter crime fighting, and some funky flavored soda from some cheerleaders in Texas. Rah-rah! Plus, what do Sarah Jessica Parker and Equus Africanus Asinus have in common?
All that and more awaits right here on Blowin' Smoke #106! Get clickin'!
They say March goes out like a lamb and that makes Cretin Kyle very happy, but I digress. It's Blowin' Smoke #105!
The Havana Room was standing room only as we welcomed George Joseph of Penn-Ohio Cigar in Sharon, PA, to the roundtable (with a special announcement) along with Justin AKA @TheTravelingJ, Dirty Uncle Kevin and Moose to take on yet another Mystery Cigar. While we herfed and puffed, we also announced the 2009 Cigar Match Grand Champion. Congratulations to the Rocky Patel 1961 Torpedo! We also drew two names from the votes cast to win a Freako 5-Pack.
We also took a few minutes to pay a small tribute to Mr.Frank Llaneza, an icon in the cigar industry, who passed away on March 18th. In honor of Mr. Llaneza, we have a chance for you to win a Frank Llaneza 1961 Magnum to enjoy in his memory. Listen to find out how you could win.
While Dirty Uncle Kevin pondered his 5 Things duties, we read some listener email, bitched about cigar taxes and scratched our heads, along with our friends on Twitter, about a guy whose girlfriend wanted a three-way with him and her girlfriend and what his answer was, another guy who left a gift in his girlfriend's car...maybe, smokin' up in Colorado, and more!
So, join us, along with Kyle's goat, for another trip down Herf Street right here on Blowin' Smoke #105.
They say March comes in like a lion and we herfed a lion of a cigar for Blowin' Smoke #104!
With a rainy, dreary day outside, and the Torcedor Coffee flowin' inside, the Havana Room was smoking as the Council of Cretins gathered for a mystery Cigar of the Day. See what they thought about this unknown assailant.
While the Cretins pondered the identity of the Cigar of the Day, we talked about the misguided case for trying to hike cigar taxes again. Aren't we already smoking for the children? Plus, more opinion on the lofty claims of being the best, most expensive cigars. Also, plenty of weird news items with plenty of assistance from our friends on Twitter like what a 6 foot tall 400 lb woman keeps in her bra, government regulation of smells, and doing a little "landscaping" while driving. Talk about distracted driving!
So, join the herf and the conversation. All that and more is right here, right now on Blowin' Smoke #104!
With record snowfall in the Burgh, we counter with copious amounts of cigar smoke for Blowin' Smoke #103!
We cooked up a pot of Torcedor Coffee and sparked up the latest Cigar of the Day...the Nestor Miranda Special Selection Coffee Break. In cigar news, Fast Eddy is at it again in Pennsylvania looking to tax cigars AGAIN for the second time in as many years. We have his phone number for you to tell him what you think.
We also talked about the huge Olympic controversy...chicks and cigars! Oh, the humanity! Check the evidence HERE. Really, do you have a problem with that?? Plus, Girl Scout Cookies, curvy women are crack, and strange male rights of passage. Ouch!
Congratulations to Michael Howe! He won a 'pre-seasoned' ashtray and a Freako 5 Pack of Cuba Aliados Toro De Luxe in our Fan Pics contest!
Plus, 5 Things from listener, Acey! Here is the visual portion of his '5 Hot Winter Olympians." One. Two. Three. Four. Five.
So, spark up a favorite seegar and join us for Blowin' Smoke #103!
Up to our robustos in global warming, it's Blowin' Smoke #102!
With a trail carved in the snow and the aroma of Torcedor Coffee leading to the famed Havana Room, we gathered again for another herf excursion. This time the Cigar of the Day was the Alec Bradley Prensado Corona Gorda. The last time we sparked an Alec Bradley it didn't rate so well. What did the Council of Cretins think about this rather new Alec Bradley stick? Listen to find out.
Also on BS #102, we announced the winner in the Rocky's Bitch contest who scored a box of Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Toro Tubos signed by Rocky Patel himself. Very cool! Plus, there is a brand new Cigar Match AND your chance to vote for the Cigar Match 2009 Grand Champion and possibly win a Freako Five Pack of cigars too!
Along with help from our friends on Twitter, we compared the value of a Winston Churchill cigar butt with a cigar butt left by El Freako and the Cretins, cigars to smoke with Al Gore while out shoveling global warming, and free Blackberry smart phones from the government to help you quit smoking. What? And don't forget a new 5 Things, this time submitted by a loyal Blowin' Smoke listener. Plus email and voicemail too!
So, light up a fine cigar and commence herfing with your friends on Blowin' Smoke #102!
Kicking off the next one hundred herfs, it's Blowin' Smoke #101!
In single digit temps, we gathered to herf once again and this time the Cigar of the Day was the Partagas Benji Master Series Majestuoso. A true master with many decades in the cigar business, this limited release cigar honors Benji Menendez. How did it stack up with the Cretins?
We also invited our tweeps on Twitter to join in the conversation with feedback on some of our topics like manly shower products, the recession and prostitution, politicians and their sin taxes, and more.
Plus, some audio from the recent annual Herf n Nog here in the Burgh, 5 Things from Cretin Kyle, and chatter about cigar names that are too long.
So, light up a fine cigar and listen in. It's Blowin' Smoke #101!
Celebrating the 100th episode of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast!
As we celebrated our 100th show, we went back to the very first Blowin' Smoke and herfed the same cigar...the Cuba Aliados Toro De Luxe Corojo. Listen for your chance to win a 5-pack of these cigars, plus a brand new ashtray that we have "pre-seasoned" for you during the show. How cool is that? Check out the pics of the ashtrays being broken in.
Our friends on Twitter also had a chance to win during the show. Check out the fun by following the show at Twitter.com/BlowinSmoke.
We also checked out listener emails, voicemails and 5 Things submitted by a dedicated listener, as well as some interesting stories found online.
So, fire up a special handmade and join us as we celebrate 100 episodes of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast. Here's to 100 more! Cheers & long ashes!
Still in recovery from the holiday celebrations, it's Blowin' Smoke #99! Happy New Year!
We kicked off the new year with a mystery cigar of the day and talked up the holidays, new year traditions, and cigar resolutions. We also punched up the Blowin' Smoke voicemail for some listener feedback and opened the email bag too. Along with input from our Twitter followers, we also talked about possible new endorsements for Tiger, things that are better than sex and the reasons why men, yes, men, fake orgasms.
All this plus our Don Gonzalez Cigars / Blowin' Smoke Fantasy Football winner, a reminder to enter our contest to win a signed box of Rocky Patel cigars and more. So, grab a favorite cigar from the holiday humidor, spark it up and join us for Blowin' Smoke #99 as we herf in 2010. Happy New Year!
Trying really hard to figure out the naughty vs. nice thing, it's Blowin' Smoke #98!
A big show and a big Cigar of the Day with the Gurkha Dragon Fury taking honors this time, and the Cretins were more than happy to take it for a spin. See what they have to say about this 7 X 50 pleasure stick. Also on Blowin' Smoke #98 is a chance for you to win a signed box of Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Toro Tubos! Listen to find out how!
Also on board, El Freako's dinner with Rocky, bling for your baby or babies are bling, you decide, discounted sex at the climate summit, and more. Plus a new 5 Things to help you with Christmas shopping, an important nog announcement, and listener emails and voicemails.
Finally awakening from our turkey-induced slumber, it's Blowin' Smoke #97!
Gather 'round the leftovers, children, and let the Blowin' Smoke Cretins tell you about the new Cigar of the Day...the new Brick House Toro from J.C. Newman and the latest pairing in the Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle. Along with a new Minute with Travis and 5 Things, we also talked about weird beer names, weird ball games and really weird widower games.
As if that's not enough, there's another great gift idea for mom straight from China. She'll love it!
So, grab a drink and spark a cigar! It's Blowin' Smoke #97 straight ahead!
LIVE from Slippery Rock Cigars in scenic Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, it's the Blowin' Smoke Podcast Big Ass 4th Birthday!
With a packed house and a dense cloud of smoke, we celebrated another year of on-demand herf excellence...the Blowin' Smoke Podcast. Many thanks to all our sponsors and especially you, our listeners, without whom none of this would be possible.
With big ass birthday cake waiting, and plenty of beer, bourbon and scotch, we sparked up a new Cigar of the Day...the new Uppercut from Punch. With a name like that, you're gonna want to hear what the Council of Cretins had to say about it. AND, Joe at Slippery Rock Cigars has some great deals for you heard only on this show and they are for a limited time. So, pay attention!
We also checked out the latest Cigar Match statistics with the official Blowin' Smoke statistician, a new 5 Things, some poetry to get you into the holiday cigar spirit, and a new Minute with Travis. Plus, listener email and much more including the links below.
So, grab a fine cigar, your favorite adult beverage, and celebrate 4 years of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast along with us! Thank you for listening and stay tuned for even bigger and better things in the coming weeks and months right here on Blowin' Smoke! Long ashes!
All treats with maybe a couple tricks, it's Blowin' Smoke #95!
LIVE from the Havana Room your Freako along with the Council of Cretins are back with a brand new Cigar of the Day...the new Arturo Fuente Chateau Pyramid. Plus, voicemail from listeners, email too, and plenty of Halloween talk from childhood memories to adults only trick or treating. Thanks to our Tweeps on Twitter for their input!
Also, risky behavior for prostate cancer, best conception behavior, drunken behavior with lawn mowers, and more. Travis shares another Minute with us too, and a listener provided 5 Things for us this time.
It's all right here on Blowin' Smoke #95! Spark one up and join us!
Armed with a Masters degree in advanced lactation studies, it's Blowin' Smoke #94!
The herfin' is back on track following the arrival of El Freako, Jr. along with a full roundtable of Cretins, and a new Cigar of the Day...the new Rocky Patel 1961 Torpedo. Thanks to our followers on Twitter for helping us choose the new Cigar of the Day for this show.
We announced a new way for you to contact Blowin' Smoke and maybe be a part of the show too. We also checked out some great listener emails, including one with a new way to enjoy the show, and took on a new Minute with Travis and 5 Things. Somehow the conversation, along with input from our Twitter Tweeps, turned a little R rated with talk of the lactation loonies, bikini coffee shops, strict laws against wearing a bra, and brothels that offer discounts for being 'green'. Speaking of coffee, the Cretins were enjoying Torcedor Coffee during the show.
So, join us for the best herf you'll attend this week...Blowin' Smoke #94!
From the Havana Room in scenic western Pennsylvania comes Blowin' Smoke #93!
Once again, along with an ample supply of Torcedor Coffee, the Council of Cretins has assembled for some herfage and good conversation. With the brand new My Father Le Bijou 1922 Petite Robusto as the Cigar of the Day and plenty of input from our tweeps on Twitter, the conversation included protesting the recent G20 summit held in Pittsburgh, Mickey's new weiner, why guys watch dancing and why women have sex, and more. We also have a very special Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle going on.
Plus, listener email, a new Minute with Travis and 5 Things.
So, join us! Fire up a fine one and get in there! It's Blowin' Smoke #93!
Wondering what happened to summer in the 'Burgh, it's Blowin' Smoke #92.
Gather 'round while we break in a new Cretin. Welcome, Lou! The Cigar of the Day was the new Perdomo Grand Cru Corojo Toro, and while the Cretins took it for a spin, we checked out some listener emails, cigars in the news and more. More, as in smuggling groceries in your pants, reasons you don't get second dates, and watching adult movies at your local Walmart. Those topics with the assistance of our Tweeps on Twitter.
Plus a new Minute with Travis and 5 Things with newbie Cretin Lou doing the honors.
With a cool breeze blowing through the Havana Room, it's Blowin' Smoke #91!
An exciting show is lined up for ya with a Mystery Cigar of the Day up for review. The Cretins were clueless, but your El Freako knew and was surprised by some of the feedback. We checked out some listener emails and got caught up with Brothers Vince and Marc since their last appearances, plus Marc gave 5 Things a try.
We had fun with our friends on Twitter too with "ask the Cretins anything day."
We also welcome Don Gonzalez Cigars on board as a new Blowin' Smoke sponsor with a chance for you to take part in a fun contest / promotion. But you have to act quickly, campers! Listen to find out how and be sure to check back here at the Blowin' Smoke website for more fun stuff too.
So, grab your favorite cigar and fire it up. It's Blowin' Smoke #91.
On a hot summer night inside the Havana Room, it's Blowin' Smoke #90!
With a full house the Council of Cretins sparked up a new Cigar of the Day, the Don Pepin Garcia Black Edition 1950, and cracked a few cold ones while we talked about the Michael Vick / NFL relationship, what to do with the remaining days of summer, and, along with our Tweeps on Twitter, some of the cigars to look for following the annual IPCPR trade show.
LIVE from the 4th annual Cigar Barbecue at Slippery Rock Cigars in Slippery Rock, PA, it's Blowin' Smoke #89! What a great time we had with a ton of delicious food, lots of drinks, countless cigars and a truly superb crowd. For the show, we whipped out a Mystery Cigar of the Day for the Cretins to review and enjoyed talking to Vinny from Sir Vin Cigars and our good friends Pedro and Pedro Gonzalez of Don Gonzalez Cigars. We also enjoyed a new 5 Things and Minute with Travis. Special thanks to all our fantastic sponsors too. If you weren't at the Cigar Barbecue, you missed a great time. Lucky for you, we've got a small taste of it right here for you on Blowin' Smoke #89. So, grab your burger and weenie, light up a fine cigar, and enjoy the show!
Coming at ya! It's Blowin' Smoke #88!
Once again, from the Havana Room along with Chief Mourning Wood, your Freako de Fuma assembled the Cretins for another excursion into herf excellence. The Cigar of the Day is the AVO Limited Edition Companero, a cigar made to celebrate the birthday of Avo Uvezian. You know, the guy with the hat.
We share a couple listener emails with you along with an op-ed from what the government would call a "displaced worker" displaced by the government...at the Hava Tampa factory in Florida. Plus, some stories you have to hear to believe that might gross you out. Actually two of them are sort of related. Also 5 Things and a new Minute with Travis.
So, grab your favorite cigar and join the herf! It's Blowin' Smoke #88.
With the A/C crankin' in the Havana Room, it's Blowin' Smoke #87! With dead celebrities everywhere you look, it seemed the perfect time to deal a mystery cigar for the Cigar of the Day. Who will be the next celeb to take a dirt nap? What the hell am I smoking? A weak connection, maybe, but a connection nonetheless. Blowin' Smoke #87 is also a bittersweet herf as we say goodbye, for now, to our good friend and veteran Cretin, Collier, who, along with his lovely new bride, are leaving for his next duty station at Fort Benning, Georgia. Of course that means Collier gets the 5 Things honors again. Along with the dead celebs, we also talked about the crazy people that throw themselves at MJ, what Farrah did to young males in the 70's and how Billy Mays might sell a cigar gadget. Plus listener email and a new Minute with Travis. So, fire up a fine cigar, grab an adult beverage and join the herf right here on Blowin' Smoke #87!
Out on bail, it's Blowin' Smoke #86! Once again from the Havana Room, your Freako de Fuma guides you and the Council of Cretins through a brand new Cigar of the Day...the Rocky Patel Spring Collection Torpedo. That means a new challenger in the Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle. Cast your vote at BlowinSmokePodcast.com. We also welcome Collier back from his honeymoon and couldn't resist busting his chops a little with a new 5 Things. We also talked about life's important subjects like going commando, best bad-asses, fizzy drinks and more along with some help from the Blowin' Smoke Twitter folk. So, spark up a fine cigar and check out Blowin' Smoke #86! 4 out of 5 dentists recommend it!
Back again, it's Blowin' Smoke #85. From a smokey Havana Room, your Freako de Fuma and the Cretins lit up the brand new Camacho Connecticut 11/18 for the new Cigar of the Day making it the new contender in the Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle. Cast your vote at BlowinSmokePodcast.com. Along with our friends on Twitter, we shared some listener email, checked out some news stories from the web, and enjoyed a new Minute with Travis and 5 Things. So, light up, kick back and enjoy Blowin' Smoke #85!
Just back from rehab following the 11th annual Western Pennsylvania Cigar Crawl, its Blowin' Smoke #84! Yes, we survived the crawl, successfully decontaminated, and once again assembled for yet more herfing pleasure. Like a moth to a flame! The Cigars of the Day were all sampled on the Crawl and all the Cretins got to smoke something different. New this time, we hooked up with Blowin' Smoke listeners via Twitter and brought them into the show with a Twitter submitted 5 Things and more. Pretty cool this Twitter thing! We also read some great listener emails, talked about the recent Cigar Crawl, learned how to play WalMart BINGO!, and more. Be a bigger part of the fun by following the show on Twitter. Right now, kick back and relax with your friends on Blowin' Smoke #84.
From the Havana Room, Blowin' Smoke #83 is comin' at ya! Gather 'round while we herf a new Cigar of the Day, the new Siglo Limited Reserve, and pair up a new Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle. The Cretin chairs were full as we read some listener emails, pointed to some small successes in the fight against smoking bans, checked out some unusual stories floating around the web, and talked about the differences between boys and girls in junior high. We also talked about Blowin' Smoke on Twitter and how you can Tweet your way onto the show. Plus an all new Minute with Travis and 5 Things. It's all right here, so grab a stick and light up with Blowin' Smoke #83!
Workin' off that Easter ham, it's Blowin' Smoke #82! From the Havana Room, the Council of Cretins sparked up the Cusano LXI Robusto for the Cigar of the Day and throws it into a new Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle to do battle. Be sure to cast your vote! Along with a new Minute with Travis, 5 Things and a couple of Smoke 1-4s, we also shared some listener email, talked about vanity license plates, marriage in Saudi Arabia, strange Easter traditions, flavored bourbon and more. So, spark up a big ol' stogie and pour a drink. Here comes Blowin' Smoke #82!
Back for more, it's Blowin' Smoke #81! LIVE from the Havana Room, the Council of Cretins managed to escape the paparazzi long enough to herf the latest Cigar of the Day...the Torano Casa Torano Maduro Toro. Along with listener email and more SCHIP bullcrap, the conversation also turned to what to do with those bestiality home videos you might have laying around, having a friend for dinner, cussin' at WalMart, and advice for groomzillas. Watch out for a new Minute with Travis and 5 Things for your pondering too. It's a jam packed Blowin' Smoke #81 and it's coming at you right now.
In honor of St. Paddys Day, the Council of Cretins boiled their cigars prior to herfing! The Havana Room at Chez Rob was again the site for Blowin' Smoke #80 with a full cast of Cretins and a brand new Cigar of the Day...the CAO LX2 Beli. LX2 means "ligero times two" and we were excited to spark 'em up and take 'em for a spin. Episode 80 also serves up a new Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle for you to vote on, as well as SCHIP thoughts, news from the net, a new Minute with Travis, a brand new 5 Things and more. Plus, what not to do with bullets. So, grab an adult beverage, your favorite cigar and spark it up! It's Blowin' Smoke #80 comin' at ya!
Fresh off a sold out European tour, it's Blowin' Smoke #79! OK, maybe not...or not yet, but it is another herf on your iPod with a full house Council of Cretins who have gathered once again in the Havana Room at Chez Rob for an exceptional dose of podcast herfology. This time, a Don Pepin Garcia Blue takes center stage as the Cigar of the Day for your consideration. Also inside Blowin' Smoke #79 are listener emails, a new Minute with Travis and 5 Things, plus how Emeril Lagasse saved the day, alternative uses for crochet needles and more. Also, an update on Cigar Pimps and the 4th annual Cigar Barbecue with Slippery Rock Cigars. All this and more coming at ya right now on Blowin' Smoke #79! Click play already!
Back after a Steelers victory in the big game, it's Blowin' Smoke #78! With a full house Council of Cretins in the Havana Room, we grabbed a Nat Sherman robusto for the Cigar of the Day and talked about some recent smoke related news items. Caution! This stuff can make your head explode. We also toss a new Minute with Travis and 5 Things at you, plus post-Valentine's Day helpful tips, listener emails and more. Check it out. It's Blowin' Smoke #78!
From the Havana Room during recovery from the annual Herf n Nog experience, it's Blowin' Smoke #77! Just to make it fun, your Freako de Fuma whipped out another multiple mystery Cigar of the Day all with a connection to one another. The Council of Cretins will smoke anything...almost anything. Check it out. Also in BS #77, a special report filed by the GirlWonder from the Herf n Nog, a new Minute with Travis and 5 Things plus listener emails and more. So, click download, spark your favorite cigar, and settle in for over two hours of herfing on your iPod. It's Blowin' Smoke #77!
From a cold and snowy western Pennsylvania, it's Blowin' Smoke #76! Once again, the famed Havana Room at your Freako de Fuma's house was the gathering spot as we herfed into 2009. The El Rey del Mundo Robusto was the Cigar of the Day and we called up the official show statistician to review the 2008 scorecard and announce the 2008 Cigar Match Grand Champion brawl. Listen to find out who is doing battle and then cast your votes through the website. Also on the show, we had a lot of listener emails, SCHIP info, weird stories and more. Plus a brand new 5 Things and Minute with Travis for you to digest. So, grab a hot toddy, your favorite cigar and click play for Blowin' Smoke #76. Go Steelers!
Look everybody! It's Blowin' Smoke #75! Just before Christmas, we gathered at King Beaver Cigars in scenic Monaca, PA, to welcome home our good friend, Sgt. Rob Kmetz from his recent tour in Iraq with the Indiana National Guard. Rob was nice enough to join the Council of Cretins for our review of the La Gloria Cubana Serie R Belicoso and share with us his experiences while in Iraq. Rob is one of many brave souls who have volunteered to put their lives on the line for our freedom and we are humbled and deeply honored to call him our friend. Also here on Blowin' Smoke #75 is a brand new Cigar Match to kick off the new year as well as listener emails, a new Minute with Travis and 5 Things offered up by Rob Kmetz himself. Check it out! We wish you a very happy new year and thank you for your audience over the last three. We look forward to an exciting 2009 with bigger, better things and more fun on the Blowin' Smoke Podcast. Long ashes!
First on Santa's naughty list, its Blowin' Smoke #74! Direct from the Havana Room at Chez Rob with a full house of Cretins, this episode of Blowin' Smoke put a new spin on the Cigar of the Day with, not one...not two, but five Cigars of the Day and all a super secret mystery to those doing the puffing. Also, in honor of the fat guy in red, we laid out some holiday specials available only to Blowin' Smoke listeners from a couple of our prime sponsors. Plus, we shared some listener email, cigars in the news and more from our pop culture petri dish, as well as a new Minute with Travis and 5 Things. So, grab a cigar and a pen for Blowin' Smoke #74! Take advantage of our sponsors' specials, and have a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Don't look now, but Blowin' Smoke #73 is comin' at ya! We've gathered once again in the Havana Room at Chez Rob for yet another excursion into herf excellence and you're invited. Along with a full Council of Cretins, we herfed the Rocky Patel Decade and tossed it into a new Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle for you to vote on. In addition to a brand new Minute with Travis, 5 Things and Smoke 1-4, we also jumped into a large pile of listener emails, talked about stupid athletes, more smoke ban idiocy, weird news stories and more. Check it out. The herf is waiting, and the herf is the Blowin' Smoke Podcast.
Holy Ligero, Batman! It's the Blowin' Smoke Podcast 3rd Big Ass Birthday Show! LIVE from Slippery Rock Cigars in scenic Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, once again the herf-aholics have assembled to celebrate another successful, memorable year of their favorite cigar podcast with cigars, adult beverages (some with a lot of adult beverages), good friends, a big-ass cake and a lot of BS...all the things a good herf is made of. In addition to celebrating, we also twisted arms to review a new Cigar of the Day for you...the Cohiba Puros Dominicana. With a price tag that would make Joe the Plumber curl up in the fetal position, we dove right in with a final assessment on this stick that only the Blowin' Smoke Council of Cretins could provide. That means a new Cigar Match needs your vote and this one is special. We also cranked out a new round of Cigar Box Topics, Minute with Travis, Smoke 1-4 and 5 Things. PLUS, we sent out an appeal to you, our faithful brothers and sisters of the leaf, to help us help another brother out. Help us, please! So, check it out right now! Blowin' Smoke #72 and our 3rd Big Ass Birthday! Keep the emails coming and thank you for three great years...so far.
From the almost world famous Havana Room at Chez Rob comes Blowin' Smoke episode 71! Blowin' Smoke #71 marks the triumphant return of Brother Vince and Brother Marc to the show as our assembled Council of Cretins and your ever faithful review panel for a brand new Cigar of the Day...the Cuesta Rey Stanford's Cameroon Reserve Pyramid #9. Yeah, that's a long name for a cigar, but what the hell...we'll smoke just about anything. Blowin' Smoke #71 also marks the debut of our brand new feature called "5 Things" with Brother Vince taking honors for the maiden voyage. 5 Things are back pocket snippets of stuff to help you along life's journey compliments of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast and your Council of Cretins. Check it out! There has also been an upset in the Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle along with a new match-up requiring your vote. As always, the chatter hit on listener emails as well as weird stories from the internet including the return of the Whizonator. So, drop what you're doing, spark a fine cigar, and listen in to Blowin' Smoke #71!
Blowin' Smoke #70 comes to you from Cigar Express / Smoker Friendly in Meadville, PA, as we celebrate the launch of the new Macanudo 1968. We introduce you to Jim Cohen, a true cigar guru, with Cigar Express and he treated us to a mystery Cigar of the Day to herf and review. See if you can guess what it is before the big unveiling.
We also talked about fish that feast on toe jam, stressful spelling tests, stupid safe crackers, zero gravity copulation and more. Plus your emails and a chance for you to win some cigars. It's all right here on Blowin' Smoke #70! Check it out now!
Back for more, from the Havana Room at Chez Rob, it's Blowin' Smoke #69 with a brand new Cigar of the Day for your herfing pleasure along with some familiar Cretins in spirited conversation. Get ready for an unbiased review of the La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial #5 from Ashton and Pepin Garcia. While we sacrificed these fine cigars, we also checked out some new listener email including some funny, albeit sad, tales from the Pacific Northwest, heard a response to some serious anti-tobacco forces gathering power out there from an industry leader, and checked out some interesting stories from the internet including a growing trend in a certain kind of cosmetic surgery. Plus a brand new Minute with Travis. That alone is worth the download! All this and much more awaits right here on Blowin' Smoke #69. So, fire up a pleasure stick and herf along with us.
It's Blowin' Smoke #68 LIVE from the Havana Room @ Chez Rob! While we smoked one for and prayed for the victims of Hurricane Ike in Texas and the gulf coast, Ike's remnants cranked up the wind machine on us while we herfed a new Cigar of the Day...the La Aurora Barrel Aged Churchill. Your faithful Council of Cretins offered another honest review for your consideration, and that means a new Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle to vote on. Be sure to vote! We also chatted up the newly activated Pennsylvania smoking ban, how it could get worse for smokers in California (is that possible?), fly-on-the-wall moments, really expensive scotch...what if it sucks?...and more. Plus, the Blowin' Smoke Big-Ass Third Birthday Party announcement, a new Minute with Travis and more. How do we get that much stuff into one show? It's a herf, baby! So, check out Blowin' Smoke #68 now and keep those emails coming.
LIVE from the Havana Room @ Chez Rob, it's Blowin' Smoke #67! Kyle, Collier and Andrew returned to fill the Council of Cretins chairs while they smoked and reviewed a Mystery Cigar, along with your Freako de Fuma, all in the name of science. Herf along with us and see if you can guess what the Mystery Cigar is before its unveiling. No cheating! A new Cigar of the Day means a new contender in the Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle too. Cast your vote at www.BlowinSmokePodcast.com. Under the watchful stare of Chief Mourning Wood, we enjoyed listener email, a curling rebuttal, name changes, weird news stories and more. Keep those emails coming, we love hearing from you! So, pour yourself a tall one, light-up a fine cigar and click play on Blowin' Smoke #67. We'll leave an ashtray for ya!
LIVE from the hot and humid Havana Room at Chez Rob, it's Blowin' Smoke #66 with a full house of Cretins and a brand new Cigar of the Day...the Hoyo de Monterey Excalibur Legend. This cigar from General was just unveiled at the RTDA...er IPCP...er retail tobacco dealers convention in Las Vegas and the Cretins were happy to take it for a spin. OK, they'll smoke anything free, but that's beside the point and the point is we do this in the name of science...in the name of national security. If we don't herf, the terrorists win! In addition to a new Cigar of the Day, we now have a new Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle that needs your vote. Since cigars go best with conversation, we chatted up listener emails, the Olympics, Canadian pay-per-view and more, plus a Smoke 1-4 for great grandma. It's all here on Blowin' Smoke #66! Check it out!
LIVE from the Havana Room, along with dueling lawn mowers, at Chez Freako, it's Blowin' Smoke #65! The Council of Cretins' roundtable was being refinished so Kevin filled our faithful Cretin slot as we herfed the Oliva Serie V Double Toro for the Cigar of the Day. This cigar is a real beauty and a beast. See if you agree with our individual reviews and then cast your vote in the new Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle where the Oliva Serie V takes on the reigning champion Camacho Triple Maduro. Oliva is no stranger to the Cigar Match so this should be a real good battle of the cigar bands. Just go to the BlowinSmokePodcast.com and cast your vote! While we herfed, we talked about the recent Cigar Bar BQ, eating corn on the cob, interesting stories found online, plus my recent purchase of a "man chair" for the Havana Room. All that and a lot more right here waiting for you on Blowin' Smoke #65. So, fire up a pleasure stick, pour a tall cool one and listen in! Keep those emails coming too...we love hearing from you.
LIVE from the 3rd annual Cigar Bar-BQ at Slippery Rock Cigars, it's Blowin' Smoke #64! Shame on you for missing this herf! It was an all-day smoker...block party, picnic style in scenic Slippery Rock, PA, where we enjoyed lots of delicious food, cold drinks, many many cigars and a record number of fun, friendly people. There were special deals in the humidor and a whole lot of prizes given away during our own version of Let's Make a Deal, featuring the sexy SRC girls, Casey and The Boss. The Council of Cretins herfed a mystery cigar for the Cigar of the Day and that means there is a new contender in the Cigar Match. Cast your vote online at the website linked here. We read some great listener emails, had a double Smoke 1-4 featuring Cindy Brady, heard a special announcement from your Freako de Fuma, and more. So, kick back with a fine cigar and an adult beverage and join the herf right here with Blowin' Smoke #64 and all your friends at the 3rd annual Cigar Bar-BQ! Long ashes!!
Recorded LIVE from the Havana Room at Chez Rob, it's Blowin' Smoke #63! Under the watchful gaze of Chief Mourning Wood, the Council of Cretins and your Freak-O de Fuma herfed the re-tooled and re-released Cuvee 151 Robusto while we talked up aggressive driving vs cost of gas, employees of the state ripping off the system and the Camacho Triple Maduro...new blend or mellows with age? Plus listener emails and info on a benefit poker run with a Blowin' Smoke connection the day after the Annual Cigar Bar-BQ for you to get in on the weekend of July 18-20. There's a new Cigar Match needing your vote too. It's all right here on the latest episode of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast #63. Check it out and keep those emails coming!
LIVE from the Smoker Friendly Cigar eXpress in Wexford, PA, it's Blowin' Smoke #62! The fine folks at Cigar eXpress invited us down to one of their stores as part of their anniversary celebration where we ordained some new Cretins and herfed the Don Lino Africa Kifaro for the Cigar of the Day. That means some changes are happening in the new Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle...more than you think! Your Freak-O de Fuma and the Cretins talk about the newly signed into law hypocritical Pennsylvania smoking ban, award our NUB three-pak to a lucky listener and limerick writer and more. Check it out!
After intense rehabilitation following the tenth annual Western Pennsylvania Cigar Crawl, we have once again assembled for the latest installment of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast. Episode 61 features a new Cigar of the Day...the Camacho Triple Maduro 60/6. This cigar is a beast with a reputation that precedes it. Does it live up to that reputation when conquered by the Blowin' Smoke Council of Cretins? Also, new information on some upcoming special shows, lots of emails from happy Blowin' Smoke listeners, another reported incident of cigar crime and more. Plus a new Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle needing your vote. Don't make us pull a super-delegate deal on you! It's all packed inside Blowin' Smoke #61. So call the neighbors and hide the children the latest Blowin' Smoke Podcast is right here.
LIVE from the 10th annual Western Pennsylvania Cigar Crawl's Pre-Crawl Herf, it's Blowin' Smoke #60. Crawl veterans and a record number of crawl newbies gathered for a nightcap following a full day of cigars and friendship in anticipation of a full-bore cigar tour of western Pennsylvania and a little bit of eastern Ohio. We survived a round of Cigar Box Topics, talked to the reigning Queen of the Newbies about passing the crown...if she actually does, and even read a little poetry. We also herfed a new Cigar of the Day and that means a brand new "Cigar Match: Rumble in the Bundle" for you to vote on. Gee, who's the odds-on favorite? It's all right here on Blowin' Smoke #60. Light up!
It's back to see our good friends at King Beaver Cigars for Blowin' Smoke episode 59 along with the highly anticipated, aggressively hyped brand new NUB cigar for our Cigar-of-the-Day review. We herfed the NUB 464T Cameroon from Oliva...a box pressed torpedo. You might say we were NUBified. Your faithful host and the Council of Cretins also chewed on cigar perceptions, cigar store crime...a new trend?, newlywed fights and more. Plus, your chance to win some NUB cigars. Check it out and give us some feedback or share a cigar story with us...we love email.
LIVE from Slippery Rock Cigars in scenic Slippery Rock, PA, Blowin' Smoke Episode 58 took advantage of a beautiful spring day to herf outdoors in the warm sun and refreshing breeze. The Cigar-of-the-Day is the Romeo y Julieta Habana Reserve Corona which means a new Cigar Match contender for you to vote on. There is a chance for you to win a sample pack of the brand new NUB cigars...listen to find out how. Some of our topics of conversation include the coming 3rd annual Cigar Bar-BQ in July, inhaling your favorite adult beverage, sneeze fetishes, what Joe likes and more. Plus listener emails. Check it out! Right here on Blowin' Smoke 58.
Recorded LIVE and under heavy sniper fire at King Beaver Cigars in scenic Monaca, PA, our assembled Council of Cretins herf and review the CAO America Monument while discussing a variety of topics including letters from customs, sex with patio furniture, Easter ham and more. Plus an update on the Western Pennsylvania Cigar Crawl set for May 17th.
Tres Rios (Three Rivers) is the house cigar of Allegheny Smokeworks. Podcast was recorded at the BurghHerfers' Annual Herf n Nog with Vince-Fest. Plus some of the other voices from the show ~ Mike of Allegheny Smokeworks, Vince, & Mysterious Bernie.