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How to poink a cob

Post by Adam Z » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:56 am

So... what is it? I've seen this phrase here - most notably in the CPS awards (Most likely to poink a cob). What does it mean to "poink" a cob? Is this some kind of smoking fail? And by that, I mean is it a fail in a manner different from the oft expressed opinion that any time a cob is smoked some kind of failure has occurred?

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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by coco » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:04 am

Poink was Del's mascot for a while, intended to keep him out of the Theology Room. Some of us noticed that Poink seemed, ahem, rather effeminate. The rest of the history of the phrase is rather convoluted and vague, so I shall leave it to others to explain.
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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:29 am

The history is long and varied and a little muddeled but you are correct, "...that any time a cob is smoked some kind of failure has occurred"
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Re: How to poink a cob

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Re: How to poink a cob

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"Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a cob with a forever lucite stem." (Pipverbs 1:1)
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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by Cleon » Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:19 pm

Poinking a cob includes, but is not limited to: putting one in your mouth, smoking it, holding it with affection, cleaning it, talking positively about it, or photographing for positive reasons.
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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by Adam Z » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:26 pm

Cleon wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Poinking a cob includes, but is not limited to: putting one in your mouth, smoking it, holding it with affection, cleaning it, talking positively about it, or photographing for positive reasons.
By that definition I poink a cob at least weekly. I'm not putting aromatics in my briars.

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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by FredS » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:14 pm

Adam Z wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Cleon wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Poinking a cob includes, but is not limited to: putting one in your mouth, smoking it, holding it with affection, cleaning it, talking positively about it, or photographing for positive reasons.
By that definition I poink a cob at least weekly. I'm not putting aromatics in my briars.
That's poinked up. If you enjoy aromatics then why not enjoy them in a real pipe? How many briar pipes do you own and what are you saving them for?
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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by Adam Z » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:43 pm

FredS wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Adam Z wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Cleon wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Poinking a cob includes, but is not limited to: putting one in your mouth, smoking it, holding it with affection, cleaning it, talking positively about it, or photographing for positive reasons.
By that definition I poink a cob at least weekly. I'm not putting aromatics in my briars.
That's poinked up. If you enjoy aromatics then why not enjoy them in a real pipe? How many briar pipes do you own and what are you saving them for?
I mostly smoke nonaromatics. There are 10 briars in my small collection, but since I just started smoking a pipe 9 months ago I figure that's a decent rate of acquisition. I've tried smoking some Newminster blackberry brandy in one of my briar pipes, but I was tasting blackberry brandy in the next two bowls smoked in that pipe. Same thing happened with Cult Blood Red Moon. So I made the decision to only smoke the heavily-cased american style aromatics in cobs. FWIW, I do have a nice Peterson that I've dedicated to lakelands - they're aromatics of a sort.

I guess I could devote one of my briars to aromatics. I have had the fleeting thought of dedicating my Bones fat author (it's basically about the same size/shape as a Savinelli 320) to aromatics.

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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by Bloodhound » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:17 pm

Adam Z wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:43 pm
FredS wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Adam Z wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Cleon wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Poinking a cob includes, but is not limited to: putting one in your mouth, smoking it, holding it with affection, cleaning it, talking positively about it, or photographing for positive reasons.
By that definition I poink a cob at least weekly. I'm not putting aromatics in my briars.
That's poinked up. If you enjoy aromatics then why not enjoy them in a real pipe? How many briar pipes do you own and what are you saving them for?
I mostly smoke nonaromatics. There are 10 briars in my small collection, but since I just started smoking a pipe 9 months ago I figure that's a decent rate of acquisition. I've tried smoking some Newminster blackberry brandy in one of my briar pipes, but I was tasting blackberry brandy in the next two bowls smoked in that pipe. Same thing happened with Cult Blood Red Moon. So I made the decision to only smoke the heavily-cased american style aromatics in cobs. FWIW, I do have a nice Peterson that I've dedicated to lakelands - they're aromatics of a sort.

I guess I could devote one of my briars to aromatics. I have had the fleeting thought of dedicating my Bones fat author (it's basically about the same size/shape as a Savinelli 320) to aromatics.
Then you could donate the cobs to the local land fill where they belong :)
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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by durangopipe » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:48 pm

If Del gets a Morley will Poink appear on the red carpet or stay in the limo?

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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by FredS » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:59 pm

Adam Z wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:43 pm
FredS wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Adam Z wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Cleon wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Poinking a cob includes, but is not limited to: putting one in your mouth, smoking it, holding it with affection, cleaning it, talking positively about it, or photographing for positive reasons.
By that definition I poink a cob at least weekly. I'm not putting aromatics in my briars.
That's poinked up. If you enjoy aromatics then why not enjoy them in a real pipe? How many briar pipes do you own and what are you saving them for?
I mostly smoke nonaromatics. There are 10 briars in my small collection, but since I just started smoking a pipe 9 months ago I figure that's a decent rate of acquisition. I've tried smoking some Newminster blackberry brandy in one of my briar pipes, but I was tasting blackberry brandy in the next two bowls smoked in that pipe. Same thing happened with Cult Blood Red Moon. So I made the decision to only smoke the heavily-cased american style aromatics in cobs. FWIW, I do have a nice Peterson that I've dedicated to lakelands - they're aromatics of a sort.

I guess I could devote one of my briars to aromatics. I have had the fleeting thought of dedicating my Bones fat author (it's basically about the same size/shape as a Savinelli 320) to aromatics.
I'd suggest picking up a pot style briar pipe for your aro's. I smoke a lot of aro's and smoke them in many of my pipes, but then, I have more than 10.

Also, FWIW, I almost always find the ghosting that lasts for a few bowls to be a pleasant thing that I don't go out of my way to avoid.
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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by Adam Z » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:08 pm

FredS wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:59 pm
Adam Z wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:43 pm
FredS wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:14 pm
Adam Z wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Cleon wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Poinking a cob includes, but is not limited to: putting one in your mouth, smoking it, holding it with affection, cleaning it, talking positively about it, or photographing for positive reasons.
By that definition I poink a cob at least weekly. I'm not putting aromatics in my briars.
That's poinked up. If you enjoy aromatics then why not enjoy them in a real pipe? How many briar pipes do you own and what are you saving them for?
I mostly smoke nonaromatics. There are 10 briars in my small collection, but since I just started smoking a pipe 9 months ago I figure that's a decent rate of acquisition. I've tried smoking some Newminster blackberry brandy in one of my briar pipes, but I was tasting blackberry brandy in the next two bowls smoked in that pipe. Same thing happened with Cult Blood Red Moon. So I made the decision to only smoke the heavily-cased american style aromatics in cobs. FWIW, I do have a nice Peterson that I've dedicated to lakelands - they're aromatics of a sort.

I guess I could devote one of my briars to aromatics. I have had the fleeting thought of dedicating my Bones fat author (it's basically about the same size/shape as a Savinelli 320) to aromatics.
I'd suggest picking up a pot style briar pipe for your aro's. I smoke a lot of aro's and smoke them in many of my pipes, but then, I have more than 10.

Also, FWIW, I almost always find the ghosting that lasts for a few bowls to be a pleasant thing that I don't go out of my way to avoid.
My bent pot Peterson 01 is the one dedicated to the lakelands. As for ghosting being pleasant or unpleasant, that just depends IMO. Some can be pleasant. When I'm smoking Hyde Park I want to taste Hyde Park - not cherry or blackberry topping from the aro last smoked. My most pleasant experience with ghosting was probably when I was smoking a bowl of Nightcap after having previously smoked Carter Hall in the same pipe. I enjoyed the faint nutty taste of CH intermingling with the Nightcap - kinda made me wonder why we don't see more latakia-burley blends.

If I ever should acquire a prince, it will likely be for aromatics. The idea of a wide but shallow bowl seems to me like it might be conducive to a good aro smoking experience.

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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by Jocose » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:13 pm

Were you aware that there are many terrible attributes to the lowly cOB?

There are many terrible attributed to the lowly cOB I will name only a few.

First issue, taste of the burning wood stem.
Second issue, taste of burning epoxy.
Third issue, taste of the burning/charred corn bowl.
Fourth issue, cheap, crappy, uncomfortable bits that easily break.
Fifth issue, bits that become either too loose or too tight.
Sixth issue, a pipe cleaner is almost impossible to use on those crap 'pinched' bent stems.
Seventh issue, the MAJOR condensation build up on the inferior stems.
Eighth issue, the bowls are way too small.
Ninth issue, the ugliness
Tenth issue, the rust that builds up on the stem/stummel connection.
Eleventh issue, no matter how "broke-in" it is, it still imparts a burnt corn flavor.
Twelfth issue, there is plaster in the bottom of the bowl.
Issue #13.. It's a Hillbilly souvenir/toy, not a real pipe.
Issue #14, I dont care who you are, you look funny while 'smoking' a cob.


So, I got to wondering, if a cob style pipe were to be built with a Briar bowl (or clay, meer, etc.) but came with a glued in wooden stem that was set into a bed of plaster, and if this so-called pipe imparted a charred/burnt taste, and used cheap inferior bits that were either too loose or too tight, it most certainly would be deemed a joke. But hey, put a piece of dried corn cob on the end and people think its the greatest thing ever ? ???
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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by coco » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:14 pm

durangopipe wrote:If Del gets a Morley will Poink appear on the red carpet or stay in the limo?

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I'm pretty sure Poink is not the kind of person to miss a Red Carpet opportunity.
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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by DepartedLight » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:20 pm

Cleon wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:19 pm
Poinking a cob includes, but is not limited to: putting one in your mouth, smoking it, holding it with affection, cleaning it, talking positively about it, or photographing for positive reasons.
This.


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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by Fainn » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:35 pm

I thought it meant to throw a cob in anger.

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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by hugodrax » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:02 am

Nah, Fainn. These guys use Christianity as a beard for their prurient fascination with butt sex. Everything they dont like, they condemn as gay, usually typing their condemnation with one hand only as the other hand is engaged in rigorous mortification.
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Re: How to poink a cob

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Adam Z wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:43 pm
There are 10 briars in my small collection, but since I just started smoking a pipe 9 months ago I figure that's a decent rate of acquisition.
Decent. Decent. A good start.
But it doesn’t demonstrate serious commitment.

Are you still wasting money on food?
Rent or a mortgage?

Panhandling. A simple relocation to a cardboard box under a bridge. Dumpster diving. There are many ways to increase your acquisition rate if you’re really serious.

The only reason you need to rent or purchase a dwelling is to store your tobacco. Once the tobacco forces you out, the cardboard box, the bridge, panhandling.
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Re: How to poink a cob

Post by Del » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:46 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:02 am
Nah, Fainn. These guys use Christianity as a beard for their prurient fascination with butt sex. Everything they dont like, they condemn as gay, usually typing their condemnation with one hand only as the other hand is engaged in rigorous mortification.
Those were the good ol' days, hugo.

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