We had company over and a guy brought some cigars that his friend shipped him from Texas. I quit smoking cigarettes (and other things) 17 years ago and haven't looked back, but I never know how to say no to a cigar without seeming rude. So I lit it up and pretended to like it while barbecuing and drinking beer. Here are some fresh observations: 1. They're huge and there's no way to hold them in your mouth without looking/feeling dumb 2. They produce saliva to such an extent that I felt like a dog with a bone 3. They're impossible to smoke all the way down without burning yourself but I don't know when you're supposed to consider them "done" 4. I don't get what people mean by flavor with these things. They're spicy. That's all I get. Spiciness. More on the lips than the actual taste buds. 5. I think they're like jazz. Lots of people pretend to like them to seem cultured/cool.