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BlackIrish
Posted 7/8/2009 8:28 PM (#33653 - in reply to #33644)
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podman28 - 7/8/2009 5:57 PM

Multiple choice would take the blind out of the exercise. I think the reason to do it this way is to take away any preconceptions you might have about a particular cigar whether it be word of mouth or popularity. Also when doing this making it the first cigar of the day is appropriate as well.


Smart man.
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BlackIrish
Posted 7/8/2009 8:29 PM (#33654 - in reply to #33645)
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mattmancool34 - 7/8/2009 6:00 PM

hmm i still say you send cigars that blow up


That could be fun. Fortunately I have your address from the pass.
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mattmancool34
Posted 7/8/2009 8:33 PM (#33656 - in reply to #33617)
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lol and i would let my friend smoke it
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BlackIrish
Posted 7/8/2009 8:38 PM (#33657 - in reply to #33650)
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Jackal - 7/8/2009 8:58 PM

I just noticed that Eddie doesn't keep his online humidor open to public view. Makes it tougher for us devious individuals who might have tried to peak at it to get an idea of what he has a bunch of and might be using on this pass .



Seeing as I'm extra devious, I'd probably send cigars that AREN'T in my online humidor anyway.

Seriously, the point of this whole enterprise is less the contest/competition aspect than to get some blind reviews of cigars. I've found that blind reviews are fun, a great opportunity to expand your palate, and incredibly eye opening. I've smoked budget cigars blind and thought they were Padrons and I've panned cigars that, if banded, I probably would have rated more highly simply because of the band. I hope that you'll enjoy the experience, too.
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Posted 7/8/2009 8:44 PM (#33658 - in reply to #33657)
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BlackIrish - 7/8/2009 6:38 PM

Jackal - 7/8/2009 8:58 PM

I just noticed that Eddie doesn't keep his online humidor open to public view. Makes it tougher for us devious individuals who might have tried to peak at it to get an idea of what he has a bunch of and might be using on this pass .



Seeing as I'm extra devious, I'd probably send cigars that AREN'T in my online humidor anyway.

Seriously, the point of this whole enterprise is less the contest/competition aspect than to get some blind reviews of cigars. I've found that blind reviews are fun, a great opportunity to expand your palate, and incredibly eye opening. I've smoked budget cigars blind and thought they were Padrons and I've panned cigars that, if banded, I probably would have rated more highly simply because of the band. I hope that you'll enjoy the experience, too.


Just pulling your chain about the whole cloak and dagger, competition aspect of this. I would be honored to be part of the squad if you deem me worthy to be a defuser. Sounds like a blast.

By the way, I am in your neck of the woods right now. Enjoying beautiful Worcester weather (is it supposed to be raining in July?)

Edited by Jackal 7/8/2009 8:46 PM
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Posted 7/8/2009 9:41 PM (#33659 - in reply to #33617)
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Are we all getting the same cigar or will they be different for each person? Just wondering in case one person's review or guess might influence another's.
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Posted 7/8/2009 10:31 PM (#33662 - in reply to #33617)
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This is a really great idea!
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Posted 7/9/2009 5:39 AM (#33676 - in reply to #33617)
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Great idea!   Looking forward to the results...
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BlackIrish
Posted 7/9/2009 6:51 AM (#33679 - in reply to #33658)
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Jackal - 7/8/2009 9:44 PM

Just pulling your chain about the whole cloak and dagger, competition aspect of this. I would be honored to be part of the squad if you deem me worthy to be a defuser. Sounds like a blast.

By the way, I am in your neck of the woods right now. Enjoying beautiful Worcester weather (is it supposed to be raining in July?)


No worries; I'd do the same thing.

As for the weather, I could handle the rain if it were warm; this 50 degree stuff has been going on since the beginning of June and we're pretty sick of it. Last week the Boston Globe ran a pictorial on How to Build an Ark. Since then, Home Depots have been completely sold out of gopherwood. ;)
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BlackIrish
Posted 7/9/2009 6:52 AM (#33680 - in reply to #33659)
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Jackal - 7/8/2009 10:41 PM

Are we all getting the same cigar or will they be different for each person? Just wondering in case one person's review or guess might influence another's.


Maybe
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Posted 7/11/2009 12:03 PM (#33885 - in reply to #33617)
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I've got the bomb! The cigar showed up in my mailbox today. Looks good! Thanks Eddie for selecting me and for coming up with the idea.
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Posted 7/11/2009 12:50 PM (#33887 - in reply to #33617)
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WHOOOO HOOOOOO I am on the squad !!!! Thanks Eddie for including me this is very cool for sure !!!!
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Bob Cordell
Posted 7/13/2009 11:39 AM (#33994 - in reply to #33617)
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Woooooooooo-hoooooooooooo!


Sah-weet!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea what this cigar is, I've never really seen that shape before either...Im intrigued!


Thanks Eddie!
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BlackIrish
Posted 7/13/2009 11:57 AM (#34000 - in reply to #33885)
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lowpro75 - 7/11/2009 1:03 PM

I've got the bomb! The cigar showed up in my mailbox today. Looks good! Thanks Eddie for selecting me and for coming up with the idea.


smoke 1 - 7/11/2009 1:50 PM

WHOOOO HOOOOOO I am on the squad !!!! Thanks Eddie for including me this is very cool for sure !!!!



Bob Cordell - 7/13/2009 12:39 PM

Woooooooooo-hoooooooooooo!


Sah-weet!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea what this cigar is, I've never really seen that shape before either...Im intrigued!


Thanks Eddie!




Thanks for participating. Hope you enjoy it. Think I should probably set up a separate thread for the reviews. I'll take care of that when I get a chance.
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Bob Cordell
Posted 7/13/2009 8:53 PM (#34062 - in reply to #33617)
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Hey Eddie, do we use the format that has been used for the CG staff reviews?

You know, the possible points in each category or just review the cigar on the 1-5 stars method and the usual comments?
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BlackIrish
Posted 7/13/2009 9:06 PM (#34067 - in reply to #34062)
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Bob Cordell - 7/13/2009 9:53 PM

Hey Eddie, do we use the format that has been used for the CG staff reviews?

You know, the possible points in each category or just review the cigar on the 1-5 stars method and the usual comments?


I'll leave the exact format to you, but it would be great if you'd give a little more detail than usual, along the lines of the Geek Critiques.
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Posted 7/13/2009 10:01 PM (#34075 - in reply to #34067)
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BlackIrish - 7/13/2009 10:06 PM

Bob Cordell - 7/13/2009 9:53 PM

Hey Eddie, do we use the format that has been used for the CG staff reviews?

You know, the possible points in each category or just review the cigar on the 1-5 stars method and the usual comments?


I'll leave the exact format to you, but it would be great if you'd give a little more detail than usual, along the lines of the Geek Critiques.


I just saw this thread today...great idea Eddie!! Looking forward to seeing the results!
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BlackIrish
Posted 2/4/2011 11:42 PM (#140071 - in reply to #33617)
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BlackIrish - 7/8/2009 12:02 PM

In the next few days, five of you will be conscripted into the Cigar Geeks Bomb Squad. You will each receive a package in the mail with an unbanded cigar, and your responsibility will be to defuse the bomb, by smoking the cigar, posting a review, and giving your best analysis of the identity of the cigar. After everyone has posted their review and analysis, I'll reveal the identity of the cigar. The Geek(s) who guess correctly or make the best guesses will remain on the Bomb Squad for the next assignment. I'll pick additional membes, in a completely arbitrary and capricious manner, to replace those who are less successful in disarming the bomb.

The cigars will be from brands or makers who are generally well known. The cigars will have been selected for all sorts of arbitrary reasons. I might think that they're particularly yummy but under the radar, and want to introduce you to them without the preconceptions that come with a band. I might personally think that they're over-rated and want you to smoke them blind to get your honest view. Or I might just have had five dog rockets lying around that I wanted to get rid of.

I've posted this in the contest forum, but there's really no prize other than (1) a free cigar, (2) the opportunity for more free cigars, and (3) the esteem and/or ridicule of your fellow Geeks.

Bomb Squad members, please report in when you receive your assignment.



This will be happening again. Prepare yourselves.
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Posted 2/4/2011 11:57 PM (#140079 - in reply to #140071)
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Very cool idea!
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Posted 2/5/2011 12:42 AM (#140090 - in reply to #33617)
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Very cool idea!!! Nice work Eddie!
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Posted 2/5/2011 1:15 AM (#140097 - in reply to #33617)
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I like that idea...
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Posted 2/5/2011 2:10 AM (#140100 - in reply to #33617)
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Excellent idea. This should be interesting.
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Posted 2/5/2011 2:48 AM (#140102 - in reply to #33617)
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Sounds very interesting... That's a pretty sweet idea dude.
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Posted 2/5/2011 3:33 AM (#140110 - in reply to #33617)
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Sounds cool. Trying a cigar, not the ridicule part.

How many of you Army guys remember this cadence, "scored a low GT so they made me EOD"?
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Posted 2/5/2011 6:36 AM (#140119 - in reply to #140110)
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Shukpaw - 2/5/2011 4:33 AM

Sounds cool. Trying a cigar, not the ridicule part.

How many of you Army guys remember this cadence, "scored a low GT so they made me EOD"?



Sorry, I do not remember that one
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