Ridiculous hardly describes this!
Yesterday, I stopped by a local B&M for some butane and a couple sticks. The manager, a friendly sort, always recommends whatever's new and tells me what he's got stashed behind the counter. Soooo... he points to a box of cigars on the counter and begins saying,
"These are the cigars that Kennedy smoked. These are the ones he sent Salinger out to get the night before he signed the Embargo."
Me, shocked: "Erm, I think Kennedy smoked Petit Upmans, didn't he?"
"Well, then this the the same blend!"
Me: "They're using Cuban tobacco?"
"Well, no, but they taste the same."
I forced my self to shut up.
He was pointing to a box of 262 Paradigm Robusto.
Here's Salinger's account.