August 07, 2008

Al Capone Cigars


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photo by Donald Kinney

I'm not a big fan or cigars or cigar smokers, but I do like interesting neon signs -- and I think this one fits the bill...   I found it last Saturday in San Francisco on the corner of Polk and California.

Of course, curiosity finally got the best of me so I Googled around for some information on these cigars [cigarillos] and ended up at rateitall.com with this rather interesting rating of the primo smoke:

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These are the best thing smoking! This is all I smoke now.. nomore camels or nothing. This does it everytime. It isn't harsh, it doesn't burn hot, and it goes down oh so smooth. Before I smoke it, I love to lick the whole body down (i don't have a humidor) and then the sweet sweet tip, then smoke it. It smokes better this way to me alot better. I smoke it as a cigar and cigarette, sometimes enjoying the flavor in my mouth and then inhaling. Everyone i smoke around says it looks like weed and taste like weed, and smells like it but it isn't but its the best thing smoking! A must try! the cognac are good, and the rum are good. To me the cognac smells more robust and the rum more sweeter and appetizing.
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Cough, cough, wheeze, cough...


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6 comments:

Louise said...

Nice picture, but no, doesn't entice me to smoke one. And ESPECIALLY not with that commentary! Nice giggle this morning.

Texas Travelers said...

Good capture on the photograph. Interesting commentary.

Makes me want to cough.

Troy

Tomate Farcie said...

ughh.. never could stand the smell of cigar. Pipe tobacco, on the other hand, can be rather pleasant to smell from afar.

Great, colorful neon sign!

Rose said...

An intriguing sign, for sure, but the description of smoking it doesn't sound that pleasurable!

Bibi said...

I too love neon signs...and I much prefer cigar smoke smell over cigarettes' smell. I don't smoke or like smoking though!

Marvin said...

Cool sign. Too bad it doesn't include free samples.

 
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