CIGAR Smoking… It’s Good For What Ails Ya, by Tommy Zman

How can it be only a few weeks from Thanksgiving? Is that really possible? Is this some kind of sick & twisted cruel joke? Can our lives really be zooming by like rocket sleds doing the land speed record on the Bonneville salt-flats? Unfortunately it’s all yeses across the board.

I swear it seems like just a few weeks ago I was wearing short sleeve shirts, but now, post Sandy the hurricane Biatch, it’s freezing out as the winds of winter rears its ugly puss. Good God, Christmas is just around the corner, gas prices are heading higher, and Honey Boo Boo is a top-rated cable series? What the hell, man, WHAT THE HELL is going down on this third freakin’ rock from the sun???

Okay, okay, I’ve gotta calm down… take a few deep breaths… in through the nose and out through the mouth… one with the Universe, one with everything…

Ah, the hell with that… somebody get me a damned cigar, will ya?

Without question, smoking a cigar is the sure fire cure-all for whatever ails you. Have a super-duper crappy day at the office? Light up a londsdale. Bash your knee on that glass coffee table you’ve been telling your wife to get rid of for seven years? Spark up a stogie. Neighbor’s dog leaving love piles on your freshly landscaped lawn? Fire up a figurado. Whatever comes your way, whatever the world can toss in your path, I don’t care if a meteor lands on your car with only one payment left to the bank… there is no doubt in my mind that smoking a good cigar will make it all better. I mean it has to, that’s what it was born to do.

I’ve been talking about this a lot in my blogs, but it’s the truth and if everyone would just realize that cigar smoking does make the world a happier place, there’d be a lot less wars and a lot more humidors.

All right, I know I’m rambling here, but we who smoke the heavenly leaf know quite well about the calming effects that puffing a puro can bring to the human spirit. Those non-smoking nasties who loathe the luscious leaf have no idea how much their lives would improve, how their demeanors would change, how their smiles would become wider – if only they did a Dominican or had a Honduran. They chide us for smoking and preach of disease and death, but it is those who do NOT enjoy the hand rolled goodness that we use to relax – THEY are the ones who are in for a rude and crude awakening. As the world becomes more tumultuous and as hell ends up in that proverbial hand basket, it is WE cigar smokers, WE will be the ones who remain calm and will continue to enjoy life, even while carpet bombs are exploding all around us.

I see that a remake of the movie Red Dawn is coming out soon (Wolverines!) All I can say is that if the Rooskies ever invade and try to take over the land that we love, dammit bro, just break out the cigars (and some decent vodka fer crissakes) and you’ll have them herfing for hours on end. And it’s all because cigars are the greatest bonding tool ever known to man, and after just a few puffs of premium aged tobacco, we’ll all be great pals, laughing and enjoying life the way it was intended to be.

Well, I believe I have preached enough and my work is done for the day. It’s now time to torch up a toro and let the so-called troubles of the world go bye bye. And so it is.

I urge you to PLEASE SUPPORT Cigar Rights of America as they continue to deal with congress, the senate, and all US legislators who need to be made aware that our cigars are the best friends we know of and we will fight like hell to keep them in our lives! >>

As always, stay smoky my friends,


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