Getting Away From Politics for a Minute…

For those of you out there who enjoy the pleasures of a fine cigar, I thought I’d let you know that I’ve become a reviewer over at the cigar review site My first review, of the La Gloria Cubana Wavell Natural, can be found here.

La Gloria Cubana is in General Cigar’s large brand of products, and this particular line is made in their factory in Miami. I actually picked this up at a rolling event at my local cigar store—they had two of the rollers from the factory in Miami and were teaching customers how to roll the wrapper. I learned from this experience that I shouldn’t quit my day job and move to the Dominican Republic—my rolling job was terrible.

Click on through to see my verdict on this one. I have to admit it’s nice to not have to write about politics. As the late, great Raul Julia once said, when you have a good smoke in hand “it’s like becoming one with the cigar. You lose yourself in it; everything fades away: your worries, your problems, your thoughts. They fade into the smoke, and the cigar and you are at peace.”

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Alex Knapp
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Alex Knapp is Associate Editor at Forbes for science and games. He was a longtime blogger elsewhere before joining the OTB team in June 2005 and contributed some 700 posts through January 2013. Follow him on Twitter @TheAlexKnapp.


  1. Beldar says:

    Alex, my list of bookmarks is already too long, but I hope you will cross-post here with your most enthusiastic reviews.