Factoid. An email sent to me yesterday by Marilyn Lanning at the MM mission command center said: "We would love to bring the Bulldog back, however, at this time, we just don't have cobs big enough to make them. Our corn cob crop last year didn't product the large, tough cobs we need to make some of the larger pipes. We are using past years' cobs to make the big pipes, like your Country Gent, now. We are hoping for a better crop this year, but it will be several years before we can even consider bringing them back. We will be sure to announce their return if and when we can produce them again." So, smoke 'em if you got 'em knowing you aren't getting any more for years.