Out of the Humidor
From the Print Edition:
Laurence Fishburne, May/June 2013
Loved your April edition and, in particular, the articles on Jeremy Irons and “20 For 20, The 20 Greatest Acts of Sport Since 1992.”
Irons hits the nail on the head when he says, “If you’re going to have a cigar over dinner, you’ve got to be at home to do it. I think smokers are really singled out in a way that seems disproportionate. But smokers have no lobby.”
My state now outlaws smoking in every kind of public place. Where I used to have a beer, a good cigar and listen to the blues playing now is a thing of the past. I’m sorry, but one size really doesn’t fit all. No one seems to get that.
And regarding the top 20 sporting acts, writer Shouler missed one of the granddaddy’s of all by not mentioning the 1996 Green Bay Packers. With Reggie White, Brett Favre and a slew of other great players, the team brought the Lombardi Trophy back to Titletown for the first time in 30 years. It marked the team’s 12th World Title—more than any other team—in a town of a little over 100,000 people. In an era of big-city dominance, little Green Bay continues to slug it out with the big boys and the team is owned by the people.
Keep fighting the good fight!
Grand Forks, North Dakota
As a loyal subscriber to Cigar Aficionado, I would like to say thank you for all the thoughtful and most enjoyable issues you have published. Receiving the bimonthly issue of Cigar Aficionado is one of life’s sweet pleasures my wife and I look forward to. Hence, another reason for this letter. I would like to offer a suggestion for your consideration. Your tag line on the front cover states “The Good Life Magazine for Men.” I would like to suggest the tag line also include women as well. In the year 2013, with women making up almost one-half the workforce, and women outnumbering men 36 percent to 28 percent achieving college degrees in the United States, I think it would be most appropriate to include their gender into the fold of your magazine as well, by changing the tag line to: “The Good Life Magazine for Men and Women.”
As you know and demonstrate in many of the teriffic fun photos displayed in the back of each issue, many women also smoke cigars, my wife included.
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