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  1. chasingembers

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    Esoterica prices are so high

    Ummmm, I just ordered a bag of Stonehaven for $35 yesterday.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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    Ummmm, I just ordered a bag of Stonehaven for $35 yesterday.

    Boy did you get scalped!

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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    I know, they got me good!

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    @foursidedtriangle Same here. I'm not currently in the market for aftermarket esoterica. I've been considering it for special Latakia flake, medium, flake, brown flake, and stonehaven but not yet. I want to try my hand at brick and mortar or even sp.com more first. The Esoterica blends themselves are fairly unique in flavor, though I would argue they aren't the best in their respective categories of blends. I do love their Virginia's though. Dunbar, Dorchester, Brighton, Tilbury, and Cardiff all strike a chord with me. I've yet to find a virginia blend with a similar flavor. Their casing is unique. Personally, I find other blends too pleasurable to justify stocking up by means of aftermarket, but I would pay to try a blend. I just haven't yet. Special Latakia flake and medium flake continue to elude me even more than Penzance so maybe I'll have no choice soon haha.

    There is so much hype it is hard to know if it is actually good. Nightcap has so much praise and I didnt feel it was for me, and I love English tobaccos. Old dark fired has also so much hype, that one is great but not in my top 5.

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    Yes hype is sometimes undeserved. Old Dark Fired is one of my absolute favorites, especially with a few years of age. Nightcap I didn't like at first but absolutely love with a year of age. Penzance I was disappointed to be honest. It was good, but after smoking blends like Old Ironsides and Quiet Nights I was found myself favoring those over Penzance. I found And so to Bed to be unique and very pleasurable, and enjoyed Margate more than Penzance. I love the Esoterica Virginia's. Dunbar and Brighton to me have a beautiful range of Virginia flavors and the casing just complements those flavors wonderfully. I wish I could get some Peacehaven but I hear they don't make it now.

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    I hadn't smoked any Penzance in 4 or 5 months. Loaded up a bowl a bit earlier. Amazing how ones tastes can change. No question I enjoyed the bowl but it isn't all that. I probably have a bit over 3 lbs. I can't see chasing any more but might buy some here or there if it falls into my lap. Penzance is no longer in my top 10, I doubt that it is in my top 20.

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    Do you think it's because the quality / blend isn't as good as it used to be?

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    It just never really has been all that. The unicorn chasing has upped people's expectations for an average blend.

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    While the topic is trending.

    I have a 2oz tin of Penzance I’d be willing to trade for a 1954 Maserati. (In Concours condition of course.)

    Make aromatics great again.
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    I’d be willing to trade for a 1954 Maserati.

    Dam it, my Maserati is a 1955

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    My Maserati does 185. I lost my license, now I don't drive.

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    I'm sorry, you'll need 2 Maseratis and the team of mechanics needed to keep them from falling apart.

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    Do you think it's because the quality / blend isn't as good as it used to be?

    I bought my first bag in 2006. I didn't like it. I jarred the bag and tried it again a decade later. I didn't like it any better. No blend is going to be all things to all people. Some people absolutely love it.

    Its scarcity contributes to its luster.

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    Its scarcity contributes to its luster.

    More so, the whining of people who have never tasted it, contributes to it appeal. Sort of like when you get seated into your First Class seating, and hearing all of the plebeians whimper as they pass back into the coach seats. Knowing someone else is jealous, makes the caviar taste oh so much better.

    Michael
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    Life’s been good to me so far.

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    Knowing someone else is jealous, makes the caviar taste oh so much better

    One of life's great truths!

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    So you guys feel good when others don’t ..

    “listen: there’s a hell
    of a good universe next door; let’s go”
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    It depends... on circumstances. Hearing people complain about some of us buying up all of the tobacco does make it feel even more... special.

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    I hear first class seating on an airplane is the worst place to be in an accident

    Those towards the back , much safer ..

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    Depends on whether I give a whit about their feelings and what they are feeling bad about. I, as a rule, don't care about jealousy or envy in others. And, offending others is simply too easy in these days of the "professionally and perpetually offended." It takes so very little effort that anyone can do it.

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    I, as a rule, don't care about jealousy or envy in others.

    I'm offended.

    Is anyone else offended?

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    SP had Esoterica and they had posted Sobranie 2hrs ago.

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    Hya, hya, go get 'em boys!!!

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    I'm offended.

    Is anyone else offended?

    I once belonged to a student group SWIANE ..

    Students wildly indignant about nearly everything ..

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    I'm offended.

    Is anyone else offended?

    Hell yeah, just on principle. If brother Jesse is offended, I am offended.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    "I once belonged to a student group SWIANE ..

    Students wildly indignant about nearly everything .."

    Must have been before the mid-sixties. It was around then that they changed the name of that group to just "Students".

    A man who serves his country is a patriot. A man who serves his government is an employee. The two are not always the same thing.
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    Apparently there is another SWIANE group forming ..

    PSAOGG

    Pipe smoking abrasive old guys group

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    I thought they went by "The Patriarchy"?

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    I go to parties sometimes until 4

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    Is anyone else offended?
    I'm offended about you being offended.

    PSAOGG

    Pipe smoking abrasive old guys group

    Now I'm really offended...

    "the weez"...
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    I scalp Esoterica, my customers they can't wait. They give me 5 stars, tell me I'm great.

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    They say I'm crazy but I have a good time
    I'm just looking for clues at the scene of the crime
    Life's been good to me so far

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    If Jesse is offended ... my work here is done ... temporarily of course.

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    The various microagressions evident in this thread are starting to make me worry that this forum is not the safe zone that I thought it would be.

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    The new group is called Persnickety Elderly Ne'er-do-wells Incessantly Sniveling.

    For short, you can call them.... well, never mind...

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    The various microagressions evident in this thread are starting to make me worry that this forum is not the safe zone that I thought it would be.

    I lock the doors in case I'm attacked.

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    Pick up the dog doo, hope that it's hard...

    (too soon?)

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    Pick up the dog doo, hope that it's hard...

    That's strictly for ordinary average guys...not Esoterica people.

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    Smoke another bowl of Penzance tonight. Very good, very enjoyable. But not close to worth eBay prices and not worth the chase.

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    Pick up the dog doo, hope that it's hard...

    Who spilled Penzance?

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    Who spilled Penzance?

    Sacrilege!

    Esoterica is the only tobacco with non-toxic third-hand smoke.

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    I can’t complain but sometimes I still do.

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    Sacrilege!
    Esoterica is the only tobacco with non-toxic third-hand smoke.

    That's only if you blend it with 1-Q.

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    Life’s been good to me, so far.

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    .. awesome Whiney air guitar break ..

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    There were lines on the mirror. Lines on her face.

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  47. bluto

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    ... this forum is not the safe zone that I thought it would be

    We can always discuss politics , sports and religion
    Which is all the same topic these days

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    No one buys Penzance anymore, because it sells out so fast.

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    I'm offended too. I was looking for sympathy and then I heard this guy:
    https://youtu.be/ceS_jkKjIgo

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    I'm with Peck. I need to find a new safe place to discuss Esoterica.

    Neal
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    I don’t want a pickle
    I just want to ride on my motor sickle
    .. and I don’t wanna die
    I just wanna ride on my motor cy ... cull

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    well said Cosmic, well said

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    Cos, def agree with peck; some days you just win it all.

    Bluto, did you know that down there they've got a building called Whitehall Street, where you get injected, inspected, detected, infected, neglected,& see-lected?

    Head Black Frigate keelhauler, boss powder monkey, & troublemaker 1st class.
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    No one buys Penzance anymore, because it sells out so fast.

    I have accountants pay for it all.

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