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Stogie Guys Friday Sampler LXXI

23 Nov 2007

In our ongoing effort to make as entertaining and reader-friendly as possible, each Friday we’ll post a selection of quick cigar news and stogie-related snippets. We call ‘em Friday Samplers. Enjoy.

Tom Johnson1) The world has lost another great cigar-smoking sportsman. Hall of Fame hockey player, coach, and executive Tom Johnson passed away yesterday at the age of 79. Johnson won six Stanley Cups as a defenseman for the Montreal Canadians and two more as an executive and then head coach of the Bruins. A news report of his death noted that Johnson would be remembered for “his loyalty to friends and colleagues and for his quick wit, not to mention his ever-present cigar.”

2) We hope you had a pleasant and cigar-filled Thanksgiving. In case you’re short of things to be thankful for, Rich Perelman has put together a great list. Most of all, we at are thankful for you, our loyal readers.

3) Around the Blogs: Cigar Jack smokes a Padillo Obsidian. Stogie Review reviews a Palmas Puro. Keepers of the Flame lights up a Pelo de Oro Habano. Cigar Command smokes the Padron 2000. Velvet Cigar puffs a Cuvee Blanc.

4) Deal of the Week: Today is the biggest shopping day of the year (also known as “Black Friday”). So here is a Black Friday steal from Tinderbox. They are offering their house brand, the La Reserva, for well under $2 a stick. Those with a sharp memory will note that back in April we gave this cigar a “buy” rating in a quick smoke. Grab yours here.

The Stogie Guys

photo credit: AP

5 Responses to “Stogie Guys Friday Sampler LXXI”

  1. Mike Friday, November 23, 2007 at 6:47 am #

    I gotta tell ya – being a Friday and off, I rarely have time to check out your site. But, when I do, it's great. Happy belated turkey day. Keep up the good work. BTW, your RSS feed isn't working.

  2. Eugene Y Friday, November 23, 2007 at 8:30 pm #

    I am surprised that you did not thank our soldiers in our past as well as in our present time. These brave women and men have and still do go out into a battle field knowing that they might not come back home alive to enjoy all the freedom and rights that they have fought for in the past and present. If it were not for these brave men and women, you and the rest of the world would speak German and live as a society that tolerates one kind. 9/11 is a reminder of that not so distant past that our world faces today.

  3. Padronnie Monday, November 26, 2007 at 5:18 am #

    Hey Eugene… Grow up!

    These guys wrote a commentary about how everyone should send cigars to the troops to thank our troops for their sacrifice

    Plus, this is a cigar site, if you don't like that they focus on cigars, as opposed to politics and the military, then leave.

  4. Incensed Monday, November 26, 2007 at 7:13 am #

    Wow, Eugene, you’re really out of your element here. Maybe you should have checked out some of the other posts at Stogie Guys before writing your comment. Here are a few others that come to mind:

  5. Alvin Simpson Friday, January 9, 2009 at 4:01 am #



    good luck