It’s been a while since I posted a review. There are several reasons. For example, life got in the way and I was working crazy hours. When this happens the on thing more important to me than cigars takes precedence: my family. I started a new job, we bought a house, the list goes on and on. There’s another reason… I began to hate the cigar industry.
Don’t mistake what I’m saying, I’ve never hated cigars. I did, however, begin to hate the modern cigar industry. I hated the fact that I wasn’t getting the newest cigars on a company’s dime because I didn’t have thousands of dollars to invest in advertising their products. I hated the fact that cigars I felt were mediocre at best were selling for upwards of $25 per stick and being used as status symbols. I hated the fact that the “brotherhood” became more and more of a sham each and every day. I hated the entire fucking industry.
I know what you’re thinking. “If you hate it so much, why are you back in it?” The answer is simple, I’m not.
I still love nothing more than to sit on my patio on a Saturday night with a drink in one hand and a fine cigar in the other. That is what I’m back to write about. I still have that passion for pleasure that can only be brought by a fiery stick. Cigars are a major part of my life, and I’m fairly sure they always will be.
Now that the explaining is out of the way, let me clue you in on a little secret of what you will and won’t be seeing on this site.
1: You will see complete honesty. Chris and I have spoken numerous times about this and agree that it is imperative we keep our integrity. There will be no high ratings based on checks cut to our accounts. (We will cash them, but that doesn’t guarantee a good review). Some reviewers out there are rumored to charge $25,000 for reviews in their publications. Bully for them. We don’t charge for our reviews, we’re not for sale.
2: In case you haven’t figured it out by now, adult language will definitely be used. We’re about all the Mafia Mentality. Part of that MafiaLife mins is that you don’t bow down to politically correct pansy bullshit. We don’t bash people or groups of people, but we’re not curbing our language. Don’t like adult language or humor? Click the fucking X and go back to your Candy Crush addiction.
3: The site is ran by two hard working guys with families, not some little shit with a $4,000,000 trust fund who can devote as much or as little time as he wants to writing reviews. For this reason, content will come at a slower rate than other sites perhaps, but it will still be content with heart. You, the reader will have to decide if you want honesty and quality, or if you want to be part of the cool kids club.
4: If you’re still reading this, welcome to the Mafia Life Blog, baby. Shit’s about to get real.