Published: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 00:44:56 +0000
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:19:13 +0000
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!
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:44:22 +0000Back after a long delay, it's Blowin' Smoke #215! 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! [...]
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 17:43:41 +0000
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!
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:33:05 +0000With resolutions already a distant memory, it's Blowin' Smoke 213! New year...same Cretin losers! Some things you just can't change, but their 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. Our Cigar of the Day is Trill from the fine folks at Villiger Cigars and our area rep, Robyn, checked in with some extra info on the Trill. Plus, we awarded a winner in our new year's resolutions contest with Commonwealth Cedar Spills and 262 Cigars. Clint Aaron checked in and ended up choosing our winner. Chris Kelly checked in with a new Smoke Buzz, and the assembled Cretins each drafted a team for the big football game party at the end of the month. Who do you think secured the best team? All that and more as the Cretins roll into 2015. So, grab a few nice sticks and settle in for the herf. It's Blowin' Smoke 213! [...]
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:22:48 +0000Oh, 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. Tom of Commonwealth Cedar Spills joined the conversation to talk about a New Year contest, along with 262 Cigars, that you could win. Listen for the details! And if that wasn't enough, Fred Rewey of Nomad Cigar Company called with an update on his role as "Candy Commissioner," and hint at a thing or two that may or may not be on the horizon. Plus, what the chicks are reading, a virgin Cretin 5 Things, and some idiots on Hangouts! So, grab a few sticks, fire one up, and settle back for all that and more on Blowin' Smoke 212! Booya! [...]
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 17:22:53 +0000
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.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:36:36 +0000
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.
Plus, the 9th annual Blowin' Smoke Big Ass Birthday at Slippery Rock Cigars on Saturday, November 15, 2014, how to support Cigars For Warriors, and lots of calls from listeners and Cretins.
So, grab your hazmat suit, a few favorite cigars, and a tall glass of something for a lengthy Blowin' Smoke #210!
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:12:38 +0000
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!
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:32:42 +0000
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!
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:47:20 +0000
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!
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:48:12 +0000
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!
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 21:54:06 +0000
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!
Mon, 26 May 2014 02:57:24 +0000
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
Sun, 11 May 2014 23:24:44 +0000
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 theDate 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 atCigarCraig.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.
So, SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS TO THE FDA NOW!...and then spark a favorite cigar and join the herf. It's Blowin' Smoke #203!
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:26:32 +0000
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!
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 16:44:16 +0000
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!
Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:42:53 +0000
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!
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:30:37 +0000
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 Cigarsabout 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!
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 03:43:27 +0000
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 with262 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!
Sun, 09 Feb 2014 21:46:00 +0000
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!
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:54:23 +0000
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
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 00:52:40 +0000
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!
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:14:43 +0000
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!
Sun, 24 Nov 2013 23:34:15 +0000
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.
Special thanks go out to Clint Aaron and 262 Cigars, Tom Person and Commonwealth Cedar Spills, Joe Durso and Slippery Rock Cigars , and Chris Kelly and Crossfire Cigars for providing some goodies for the show.
So, kick back, light one up, and celebrate another year of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast with all of us right here on Blowin' Smoke #193 - The Big Ass Birthday Show!
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:51:45 +0000
“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.
Plus, we told you more about our upcoming Big Ass 8th Birthday Party Show coming up at Slippery Rock Cigars on Saturday, November 23, 2013, including how YOU COULD WIN some cool stuff from 262 Cigars, Commonwealth Cedar Spills, AND Nomad Cigar Company! Thanks to each of them for their support.
All this, and the usual herf antics, are loaded up and ready. So, light up a Nomad, pour a drink, and join us for Blowin' Smoke #192!
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:58:27 +0000
Is there a doctor in the house?!
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 !!
Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:39:00 +0000
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 friendGeorge 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!
Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:34:52 +0000
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 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 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!
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:59:14 +0000
With a hint of fall in the air and cigars on their breath the Cretins gathered for Blowin' Smoke #188!
Up for review is a brand new Cigar of the Day that features a tobacco claimed to have never before been used in cigars. How did it fare with the Cretins?
Also, a new feature on Blowin' Smoke made it's official debut. The Smoke Buzz with Chris Kelly will focus on cigar news, chatter, rumors and opinion from an outspoken insider.
Plus, we talked with @_LOD LawrenceE about some new stuff hitting cigar store shelves from the fine folks atTarazona & Cubanacan Cigars. Keep your eyes open for Soneros!
And...an update on the Date Doctor On Tour, and the Big Ass Birthday Show, as well as a selection of weird news for your cranium...what the chicks are reading and a new 5 Things too.
It's jam packed! So, fire up a fine cigar and join the herf that is Blowin' Smoke #188!
Sun, 25 Aug 2013 19:57:45 +0000
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.
Date Doctor On Tour dates/info AND the Big Ass 8th Birthday show/herf date too! We also check in with Chris Kelly at Leaf Lovers for the latest news, rumblings and rumors in the cigar world.
So, light up a cigar, perhaps one with a tough name, and join the herf...right here on Blowin' Smoke #187!
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:57:52 +0000
Just because the boss screwed up the Cigar of the Day doesn't mean the show can't go on. No way! It just means the boss' stash is up for grabs on Blowin' Smoke #186!
Yeah, your El Freako forgot to pick up the official Cigar of the Day, so we played a little Cretin Potluck instead. Will the Cretins opt for the Duck Commander cigars compliments of Tom at Commonwealth Cedar Spills, or go for the mystery variety from the boss' fridge'idor which may or may not include stuff like 1502 Cigars, Edgar Hoill, Nomad Cigar Company, Gurkha Cigars,Cult Cigars, Ortega Cigars, and Room 101 Cigars ? Listen to find out.
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!
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 21:20:22 +0000
The annual 2013 IPCPR trade show may be over, but the Cretins are still talking about it here on Blowin' Smoke #185!
Bringing you, not one, but four different perspectives on the show from our good friends on the inside, you'll be craving corned beef hash, hookah pipes, and scorpions...and cigars, of course.
Big thanks to:
Chris Kelly of Leaf Lovers in North East, PA & Crossfire Cigars
Clint Aaron of 262 Cigars
Fred Rewey of Nomad Cigar Company
Tom Person of Commonwealth Cedar Spills
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!
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:34:57 +0000
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!
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:29:21 +0000
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!
Sun, 09 Jun 2013 21:23:00 +0000
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!
Mon, 27 May 2013 01:04:03 +0000
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.
Sun, 05 May 2013 18:49:32 +0000
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!
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 04:54:38 +0000
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.
We also talked to the phone company's fraud department, and Cretin Jeff as he made his way through the Big Tap In...a huge craft beer event in nearby Boardman / Youngstown, Ohio, put on by Vintage Estate Wine & Beer. Yeah...he was drunk. Plus, beer made from coffee that elephants have...um...passed (No, Cretin Jeff didn't have that.), a smartphone app that remotely controls underwear, and more.
Of course we got the new Cosmo to see what the chicks are reading, and Cretin Dan went political (a little) with a new 5 Things.
So, grab a favorite cigar and beverage, and enjoy our talk with José Blanco and the rest of the herf that is Blowin' Smoke #179!
Sun, 07 Apr 2013 21:36:10 +0000
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!
Sun, 24 Mar 2013 23:02:00 +0000Fresh back from the Cretin conclave election of Maximus Motorboatus I, and the DC Cigar Tweet-Up, with a bench warrant for a certain groundhog, it's Blowin' Smoke #177! 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! Listener emails, call-ins, and tweets...plus weird news, a different spin on what the chicks are reading, and a new 5 Things are all in the mix too. So, grab a few cigars for this herf and click play for Blowin' Smoke #177! [...]
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:30:10 +0000
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!
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:47:02 +0000
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!
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:09:57 +0000
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!
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 03:37:15 +0000
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!
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 22:19:00 +0000
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!
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:10:24 +0000
Herfin' out 2012...it's Blowin' Smoke #171!
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
We discussed and unveiled the list here on Blowin' Smoke #171 and we posted it in the Blog'idor section of the website...HERE.
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!
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:05:46 +0000
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!
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:01:18 +0000
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!
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 22:23:14 +0000
Did somebody say "cake?"
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.
Special thanks to 262 Cigars and Commonwealth Cedar Spills! So, light a candle and a fine cigar this time, and celebrate seven big years of the Blowin' Smoke Podcast!
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:03:40 +0000
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!
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 22:15:41 +0000
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!
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:38:44 +0000
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!
Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:15:16 +0000
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!
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 02:01:06 +0000
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!
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 18:39:36 +0000
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!
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 19:23:49 +0000
Just lettin' it all hang out in the Havana Room, it's Blowin' Smoke #161!
Pre-gaming and pontificating the 2012 IPCPR trade show, the Cretins were excited to get a jump on a brand new cigar set to debut there...the Brick House Mighty Mighty Maduro from J.C. Newman Cigars. Will it outshine its older brother, or be the redheaded stepchild? You be the judge.
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
Sun, 15 Jul 2012 20:24:50 +0000
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!
Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:42:07 +0000
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!
Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:15:20 +0000
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!
Sun, 27 May 2012 22:35:59 +0000
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!
Sun, 13 May 2012 21:59:30 +0000
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!
Sun, 29 Apr 2012 19:52:28 +0000
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!
Sun, 15 Apr 2012 17:58:02 +0000
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!
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 01:34:58 +0000
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 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!
Sun, 11 Mar 2012 18:53:41 +0000
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!
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 19:55:10 +0000
Going full auto, it's Blowin' Smoke #151...
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!
Sun, 12 Feb 2012 20:01:38 +0000
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!
Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:54:33 +0000
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!
Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:43:50 +0000
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.
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 22:56:51 +0000
"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!
Sun, 11 Dec 2011 19:10:05 +0000
Giddy with excitement, and drunk on Dextromethorphan, it's Blowin' Smoke #146!
Even with El Freako a little under the weather, the herf must go on...especially this episode. With a box of 262 Paradigm Lanceros on the line in the 262 By The Numbers Contest, many listeners were anxiously clutching their phones hoping for a call from the show. How did it turn out? Listen to find out!
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!
Tue, 29 Nov 2011 00:12:22 +0000
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!
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 20:09:00 +0000
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!
Sun, 30 Oct 2011 18:31:18 +0000
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!
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:52:37 +0000
With the blessings of Rabbi Freako 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." 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!
Mon, 26 Sep 2011 06:15:40 +0000
Well what do you know? It's Blowin' Smoke #141!
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!
Sun, 04 Sep 2011 20:36:18 +0000
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 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!
Sun, 21 Aug 2011 18:20:51 +0000
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!
Mon, 08 Aug 2011 01:58:57 +0000
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!
Sun, 24 Jul 2011 23:36:36 +0000
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!
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 00:07:00 +0000
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!
Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:45:54 +0000
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 your 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!
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 01:42:19 +0000
Grab your flipper, it's Blowin' Smoke #134!
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!
Mon, 30 May 2011 17:14:28 +0000
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!
Sun, 15 May 2011 20:15:52 +0000
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!
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 02:25:00 +0000
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!
Mon, 04 Apr 2011 03:54:00 +0000
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!
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 05:28:37 +0000
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!
Sun, 06 Mar 2011 21:02:00 +0000
Feeling a little sneaky, it's Blowin' Smoke #128!
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 setting back with a fine cigar and your favorite beverage and enjoy Blowin' Smoke #128!
Mon, 21 Feb 2011 03:03:00 +0000
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!
Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:07:00 +0000
Set! Blue 32! Blue 32! BS-126! Hut-hut!
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!
Mon, 24 Jan 2011 13:51:00 +0000
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!
Sun, 09 Jan 2011 20:15:00 +0000
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!
Mon, 20 Dec 2010 10:03:02 +0000
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.
Mon, 06 Dec 2010 01:50:00 +0000
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!
Tue, 23 Nov 2010 00:31:24 +0000LIVE 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! [...]
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 02:21:00 +0000
Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!
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, 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. 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!
Sun, 24 Oct 2010 23:57:00 +0000
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!
Mon, 11 Oct 2010 20:20:01 +0000With 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! [...]
Tue, 28 Sep 2010 01:43:00 +0000Damn the recession! It's Blowin' Smoke #117! 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! [...]