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Post by A_Morley » Tue May 16, 2006 2:19 pm

As I was comming out of the tobacconist this morning I saw an old bloke was sitting in his truck in the parking lot with a pipe clenched in his teeth. Given the location, though, this was not that exceptional.
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Post by John-Boy » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:03 am

While dining at Dunkin Donuts with my daughter the other morning we saw a guy with a Pete system sitter on the table.
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Post by PipeAndPint » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:17 am

John-Boy wrote:While dining at Dunkin Donuts with my daughter the other morning we saw a guy with a Pete system sitter on the table.
whoa.. a DD that allows pipe-smoking? where were you, Heaven?
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Post by TracyC » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:50 am

PipeAndPint wrote:
TweednBriar wrote:
PipeAndPint wrote:I saw this guy sitting on my deck today smoking a pipe.. :)
An out of body experience?
Something like that.. :P
What kind of 'baccy was you smok'in??? 8O
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Post by PipeAndPint » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:53 am

TracyC wrote:
PipeAndPint wrote:
TweednBriar wrote:
PipeAndPint wrote:I saw this guy sitting on my deck today smoking a pipe.. :)
An out of body experience?
Something like that.. :P
What kind of 'baccy was you smok'in??? 8O
prolly an aromatic.. :P
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Post by TracyC » Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:54 am

PipeAndPint wrote:
TracyC wrote:
PipeAndPint wrote:
TweednBriar wrote:
PipeAndPint wrote:I saw this guy sitting on my deck today smoking a pipe.. :)
An out of body experience?
Something like that.. :P
What kind of 'baccy was you smok'in??? 8O
prolly an aromatic.. :P
Now that would do it too ya :P
Although I did try one recently that I liked. It's called Smokey's own. Sold at a tobacco shop in Lansing Michigan.
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Post by John-Boy » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:46 am

PipeAndPint wrote:
John-Boy wrote:While dining at Dunkin Donuts with my daughter the other morning we saw a guy with a Pete system sitter on the table.
whoa.. a DD that allows pipe-smoking? where were you, Heaven?
He wasn't smoking it inside. It was just sittin.
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Post by PipeAndPint » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:54 am

John-Boy wrote:
PipeAndPint wrote:
John-Boy wrote:While dining at Dunkin Donuts with my daughter the other morning we saw a guy with a Pete system sitter on the table.
whoa.. a DD that allows pipe-smoking? where were you, Heaven?
He wasn't smoking it inside. It was just sittin.
still.. pretty neat.
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Post by pipesmoke » Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:55 pm

Magnum, P.I.
Episode: Squeeze Play

Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending upon your point of view, the character holding a quarter-bent is not that noticable to the Average American male viewer. This episode of Magnum, P.I. is full of pretty girls playing softball.

All those gorgeous women romping around trumps pipe smoking any day. Sorry guys.

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Post by anixi » Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:58 pm

Saw an episode of Perry Mason the other day. There was a bearded guy who carried a pipe.

He was a skunk though. It turns out "he done it" and was arrested at the end of the show. Perry gave him a light, though, as the coppers took him to the hoosegow.

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Post by A_Morley » Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:43 pm

pipesmoke wrote:Magnum, P.I.
Episode: Squeeze Play

Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending upon your point of view, the character holding a quarter-bent is not that noticable to the Average American male viewer. This episode of Magnum, P.I. is full of pretty girls playing softball.

All those gorgeous women romping around trumps pipe smoking any day. Sorry guys.
Sir, I beg to differ. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, a woman is just a woman, but a good pipe is a smoke.
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Post by AlwaysLearning » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:28 pm

There is a gentleman who waits for his wife at a local company. I see him as I drive my daughter to piano or play practice or friends house. Always there around 5:15 or so waiting in a green minivan with pipe in tow. Funny now I always look for him. I guess one time I should stop and ask what kind of pipe and tobacco he is smoking, and maybe have a new BOB friend.
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Post by TweednBriar » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:02 pm

A_Morley wrote:
pipesmoke wrote:Magnum, P.I.
Episode: Squeeze Play

Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending upon your point of view, the character holding a quarter-bent is not that noticable to the Average American male viewer. This episode of Magnum, P.I. is full of pretty girls playing softball.

All those gorgeous women romping around trumps pipe smoking any day. Sorry guys.
Sir, I beg to differ. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, a woman is just a woman, but a good pipe is a smoke.
Kipling, old boy, Kipling:

The Betrothed
“You must choose between me and your cigar.”
— Breach of Promise Case, circa 1885.
Rudyard Kipling

OPEN the old cigar-box, get me a Cuba stout,
For things are running crossways, and Maggie and I are out.
We quarrelled about Havanas—we fought o’er a good cheroot,
And I knew she is exacting, and she says I am a brute.

Open the old cigar-box—let me consider a space;
In the soft blue veil of the vapour musing on Maggie’s face.

Maggie is pretty to look at—Maggie’s a loving lass,
But the prettiest cheeks must wrinkle, the truest of loves must pass.

There’s peace in a Larranaga, there’s calm in a Henry Clay;
But the best cigar in an hour is finished and thrown away—

Thrown away for another as perfect and ripe and brown—
But I could not throw away Maggie for fear o’ the talk o’ the town!

Maggie, my wife at fifty—grey and dour and old—
With never another Maggie to purchase for love or gold!

And the light of Days that have Been the dark of the Days that Are,
And Love’s torch stinking and stale, like the butt of a dead cigar—

The butt of a dead cigar you are bound to keep in your pocket—
With never a new one to light tho’ it’s charred and black to the socket!

Open the old cigar-box—let me consider a while.
Here is a mild Manila—there is a wifely smile.

Which is the better portion—bondage bought with a ring,
Or a harem of dusky beauties, fifty tied in a string?

Counsellors cunning and silent—comforters true and tried,
And never a one of the fifty to sneer at a rival bride?

Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close,

This will the fifty give me, asking nought in return,
With only a Suttee’s passion—to do their duty and burn.

This will the fifty give me. When they are spent and dead,
Five times other fifties shall be my servants instead.

The furrows of far-off Java, the isles of the Spanish Main,
When they hear my harem is empty will send me my brides again.

I will take no heed to their raiment, nor food for their mouths withal,
So long as the gulls are nesting, so long as the showers fall.

I will scent ’em with best vanilla, with tea will I temper their hides,
And the Moor and the Mormon shall envy who read of the tale of my brides.

For Maggie has written a letter to give me my choice between
The wee little whimpering Love and the great god Nick o’ Teen.

And I have been servant of Love for barely a twelvemonth clear,
But I have been Priest of Cabanas a matter of seven year;

And the gloom of my bachelor days is flecked with the cheery light
Of stumps that I burned to Friendship and Pleasure and Work and Fight.

And I turn my eyes to the future that Maggie and I must prove,
But the only light on the marshes is the Will-o’-the-Wisp of Love.

Will it see me safe through my journey or leave me bogged in the mire?
Since a puff of tobacco can cloud it, shall I follow the fitful fire?

Open the old cigar-box—let me consider anew—
Old friends, and who is Maggie that I should abandon you?

A million surplus Maggies are willing to bear the yoke;
And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke.

Light me another Cuba—I hold to my first-sworn vows.
If Maggie will have no rival, I’ll have no Maggie for Spouse!

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Post by A_Morley » Sat Jun 10, 2006 11:04 am

It was Kipling, wasn't it. Thank you so much for the correction. Though I remember now the true author, I suppose that I had always associated Kipling with pipes and so I just tacked on the Churchill atribution as being a familiar cigar reference.
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Post by John-Boy » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:17 pm

John-Boy wrote:While dining at Dunkin Donuts with my daughter the other morning we saw a guy with a Pete system sitter on the table.
Saw the same guy this morning in the DD. He had a Falcon pipe this time. Stopped and talked to him for a minute.
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Post by A_Morley » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:32 pm

John-Boy wrote:
John-Boy wrote:While dining at Dunkin Donuts with my daughter the other morning we saw a guy with a Pete system sitter on the table.
Saw the same guy this morning in the DD. He had a Falcon pipe this time. Stopped and talked to him for a minute.
I have always liked Falcons, in spite of their sci-fi appearence and all of my wife's objections. Is there anyone else hereabouts who owns a Falcon or two?
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Post by John-Boy » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:33 pm

I don't have one yet. But after seeing it in person I think it might be worth adding to the collection. It was bigger than I had expected. Proportions were very nice.
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Post by anixi » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:47 pm

I've got a "Coolsmoke". Does that count?

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Post by dennisthemenace » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:13 pm

I've got a Falcon. The basic straight model w/ rusticated Algiers bowl. They were invented & first manufactured here in my hometown of Ft. Wayne, Indiana by a General Electric engineer with the wonderful name of Kenley Bugg. Bugg worked on the engine cooling designs for military aircraft, and began manufacturing the Falcon pipe shortly after the duration of WWII. A few years later the operation moved to Chicago, IL and later the rights were sold to a British company where they've been ever since.
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Post by freebird » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:36 pm

I have my Grandfather's old Falcon, Dennis's description sounds like mine.......straight with rusticated bowl. I've smoked it once and really liked it, but it has a cracked bowl so I decided that I'd rather not take a chance with it.

Was watching a Tom Selleck western, Crossfire Trail, and Barry Corbin the crooked lawman was smoking a meer.
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