Cigar Jedi Tricks: The Tongue Cigar Ash Stand

I am so very glad that I had my new camera in time for the Herf Across CigarLive this Saturday. Because what I’m about to show you, in full 10 megapixel splendor is possibly the most advanced cigar stunts I’ve ever witnessed. I’ve seen a cigar beat a microwave in a battle of wills. I’ve seen an Opus X transformed into a potentially lethal tea and consumed. But never before have I witnessed a Cigar Aficionado with enough command of the force to balance a lit cigar on his… Wait, did I say his? I mean her! I don’t think you’ll believe it if I tell you. You have to see it for yourself. Check it out:

Nestor Placencia Ash Stand

You standard ash stand with a Nestor Placencia Special Selection. Impressive, but it’s been done. We can do better than that.

Dual Aurora Cigar Ash Stand

A dual cigar ash stand, well that’s a little better. (My cigar is the shorter one on the right.) But still, ho-hum, we’ve seen it.

Aurora Hand Ash Stand

An Aurora ash stand on the palm of your hand? Now we’re getting somewhere. I’ve never seen that before. But stick around, it gets even better!

Cigar To Tongue

Oh she’s not really gonna…

Cigar To Tongue!

Ouch! But can she balance it there?

Nestor Placencia Tongue Cigar Ash Stand!

Success! And it only took about five attempts!

Mmm... Like Licking An Ashtray!

Now she’s looking for a kiss! In this case, kissing a cigar smoker IS like licking an ashtray!

Who is this ninja of the rolled premium tobacco leaf, you ask? She’s Sondra Hankamer, the South East representative for Miami Cigar Company. And while she probably has her employer popping antacids like jelly beans, you have to admit, this is one event that people will remember!

I’d like to thank Sondra for the entertainment and cigars, Sean Williams of Primer Mundo Cigars for his fine smokes, Jim the owner of Blue Havana II for hosting the event, and Frank (tx_tuff) and the guys at CigarLive (join it!) for putting together this national event! Talk about an experience!

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  1. old boar said,

    April 27, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    She has the HOTTEST TONGUE in Hotlanta!!!!!!

  2. Brian said,

    April 27, 2008 at 6:45 pm

    Man that’s for sure, old boar! What’s the name we gave her, “La Lengua de Fuego”, right?

  3. Sondra said,

    April 27, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    HAHA ohboy. Well.. umm… lemme see another rep do that 🙂

  4. Cigar Jack said,

    April 27, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Sondra is committed I’ll give her that. Probably should be committed too. 🙂

  5. boomerd35 said,

    April 27, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Awesome. Brian, your old pink camera never would have captured those moments as well, haha.

  6. Brian said,

    April 28, 2008 at 11:42 am

    Ah you’re killin’ me Troy (boomerd35)… That camera is red! (Or maybe “cranberry”) But you’re right on, this new camera, while not nearly as nice as yours, does a much better job!

    I don’t think there’s another rep that’ll even try. LOL

    Cigar Jack,
    I agree on both counts. But somehow I think she’d be able to make just as much a scene in a straight jacket! She’d probably resort to doing a forehead ash stand!

  7. Damsel said,

    April 29, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    She’s a star! I knew it – good job gurl…

    and u make us all so proud….LMAO…Damsel..

  8. James said,

    May 2, 2008 at 10:20 am


  9. James said,

    May 2, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Ahem – *Insert all Monica jokes here….* 🙂

  10. Brian said,

    May 3, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    She’s definitely a star. Which kind is open for a little debate!

    Leave it to James to take it there. And it only took you two posts to do it! It’s good to see you’re getting more efficient these days…

  11. Fish said,

    May 6, 2008 at 9:46 pm


  12. Brian said,

    May 7, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Indeed, Fish, indeed.

  13. Joe Drinker said,

    May 14, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Cigars: UR doing it wrong.

  14. Brian said,

    May 15, 2008 at 11:17 am

    LOL Joe Drinker!
    That’s brilliant, I need to convert one of those pictures into a lolSondra.

  15. janathon VALLE said,

    November 5, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    i could do that… i smoke 2 joints in the morning 2 joints in the after noon and 2 joints at night and i smoke 2 joints b4 i smoke 2 joints

  16. GaryJArzt said,

    July 13, 2009 at 9:13 pm


    The first cigar is a Nestor Miranda Special Selection, not a Nestor Plasencia.

  17. TimD said,

    March 24, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    This blog is great.

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