Ok, ok, I know what you were thinking as this webpage was loading so let us go ahead and address the elephant in the room. Yes folks, that obviously isn’t my hand holding the cigar in the pic above and in the photos below. Where as my creamy, delicate yet masculine hands have been modeling cigars for over five years now, due to this pandemic bullshit Tut is now taking the cigar pics using his own hands for the time being. It aint pretty and it aint right and I realize that it’s just another thing that’s going to frustrate and disappoint you all in a time in human history full of other major frustrations and disappointments. I’m very sorry, and I promise that we’ll get back to our usual way of doing things as quickly as humanly possible…
Size: 7 x 37 (panatela)
Wrapper: Ecuadoran Sumatra
Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic
Price: $5.49 (and right now boxes are on sale at Famous Smoke Shop for $123.99 and when you apply promo code TNCC20 that gives you $20 off any purchase of $100 or more knocking the total down to $103.99 – that’s $4.15 a stick!)
Man, this isn’t one of the more attractive cigars we’ve featured in the show by a long shot. The Sumatra wrapper is “rustic” to put it nicely, lumpy to put it more accurately. We did pick up a a faint fruit-like sweetness on the cold draw but that was about it for prelight notes.
There is a distinct ground black pepper sensation through the nose and a dirty earthiness mixed with just a pinch of leather slowly evolves on the draw but you’ve really got to pay attention and hunt it down. And that’s about it profile-wise throughout the entire duration of the smoking experience. I had high hopes going into the show with the high praise the Punch Egg Roll received last year, maybe these Chop Suey suckas just need some solid humidor time to reach their peak potential… maybe.
FINAL TNCC GRADE = 84
Boy oh boy, do I miss the good ol’ days where we could expertly pair our show beer with that night’s film and cigar. But for the second week in a row, every member of the TNCC had to fend for themselves and get whatever beers they could manage to get their hands on out in the apocalyptic wastelands…
Yak Boy loved it!
Tut loved it!
Cade hated it!
The Doctor did the best he could with the resources available to him at the time…
This is a film that I knew within the first ten minutes as I was watching it on the long plane ride down to Nicaragua last month that we would be featuring it on the show, the only question was WHEN. Well luckily for you, tonight is the night! This film was quite simply made for us…
After a brief opening credit sequence set to what sounds like 1990 Sega Genesis video game music, we are immediately dropped in the seedy crime world of Los Angeles and things never stop getting more and more amazing from that point on. This movie literally has it all, a “dog’s breakfast of awesomeness” if you will.
Apparently a bunch of other podcasts and internet goobers have already discovered this movie and given Samurai Cop their own special brand of attention but, as I don’t watch or listen to any of that ridiculous nonsense, this flick was all new to me and we have an absolute blast talking our way through it.
Making movies is hard work, making action movies is even harder. While the sequel Samurai Cop 2: Deadly Vengeance (2015) is well aware of the first film’s reputation and plays it up for intentional laughs, the original is a completely earnest endeavor that we somehow manage to both show respect to and make fun of at the same time. So join the party!
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Below is tonight’s full episode for both your viewing and listening pleasure. Thank you for checking out The Tuesday Night Cigar Club and we’ll see you next time when we review another cigar, adult beverage, and film. May the wings of liberty never lose a feather…