IN CELEBRATION of our FIFTEENTH ANNIVERSARY
the CIGAR SOCIETY of CHICAGO presents
Society is well known for its
curmudgeons—indeed, some visitors
have surmised that a disagreeable
outlook on life (somewhat
mitigated by the presence of
cigars and copious amounts of
scotch whiskey) is a requirement
for membership. This is not
strictly true. But it is also the
case that not all curmudgeons are
created equal, even among our
coeur mechant extraordinaire,
will return to the
lectern this coming Tuesday to
lead a cocktail and cigar party
in celebration of fifteen years
of regular meetings of the Cigar
Mr. O'Connor has pressed
several of our members into
joining him in a Zoom panorama to
reminisce fondly about of our past fifteen years
and to gripe about everything else.
by virtue of either consistent
curmudgeonly behavior over the
years, or because of great
future promise in this area—will
have a chance to give some
pithy observations, or tell a
bad joke, or preach bitterly
about some favorite peccadillo.
There is still room for volunteers.
You know who you are.
We encourage each of our members to send
by return email
any questions you might have for what
one might call our
Panel of Peccadilloes, Injustices, Resentments, Afflictions,
Peeves, Hobgoblins, Gripes, Injuries, and Vexations.
Here's a sample
"According to Albert Camus, 'There
is no fate that cannot be
surmounted by scorn.
three personal examples of
injustices, injuries, or vexations,
and recount any mitigating scorn."
FREE and ONLINE
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
5:30-7:00 pm CDT
Sign in 5:00-5:30 pm for
informal cigar and cocktail chatter.
The event will be
called to order at 5:30.
There will be a Q&A session
following the lecture. Audience
participation is invited.
The event will conclude at 7 pm.
An optional cocktail party and
discussion will continue after the
Be sure to have your cocktails and cigars at ready hand.
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link to the video conference, and other
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Cigar Society of Chicago
ONE OF THE OLDEST AND
greatest traditions of the city clubs of
Chicago is the discussion of intellectual,
social, legal, artistic, historical,
scientific, musical, theatrical, and
philosophical issues in the company of
educated, bright, and appropriately
provocative individuals, all under the
beneficent influence of substantial
amounts of tobacco and spirits. The
Cigar Society of Chicago
embraces this tradition and extends it
with its Informal Smokers, University
Series lectures, and Cigar
Society Dinners, in which cigars,
and from time to time pipes and
cigarettes, appear as an important
component of our version of the classical
symposium. To be included in the
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