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daligirrl Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:59 PM
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Does anyone here smoke a pipe?
No. . .not that kind! I mean a real, tobacco pipe. I'm always intrigued by men who smoke pipes. Why do you do it?
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:00 PM
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1. Yep
Edited on Tue May-25-04 10:02 PM by ewagner
For over 30 years....started in college.

Tabacco? Prince Albert, can't tolerate that aromatic crap.......

and just because this board is resplendent with wise-asses:

Yes I do have Prince Albert in a Can!!!

on edit:forgot to answer why I smoke a pipe.I enjoy the taste and smoke a lot less than when I used cigarettes. I rarely finish a bowlful in a setting..........
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daligirrl Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:03 PM
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3. I'm very serious about the question. .
How does one make that decision? You don't see very many pipe smokers. How did you start?
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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:27 PM
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11. The first pipe
was a gift from a girlfriend who said that she thought I was the pipe "type".

(Long blonde hair and mustache, ragged clothes, standing in the middle of a campus square with a BULLHORN!) That's a pipe type?

Anyway, I kept with it and became a habit of having something to do with my hands.......I think I'm more addicted to the tactile stimulation than the tabacco. Seriously!
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 02:19 AM
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23. The best "Prince Albert" joke...
Call a grocery store on April 1.

Ask if they have Prince Albert in a can.

When the guy groans "yes, we have Prince Albert in a can," ask the price.

The dude loses it. Invariably.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:02 PM
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2. Tried
I bought a pipe and tobacco once in college.
Okay, here's the thing..I can smoke ANYTHING...but pipe smoke actually hurt my mouth
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daligirrl Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:06 PM
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4. Did you
Just think that it looked cool and intellectual?
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:17 PM
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8. No, thought it looked traditional and seagoing
Hey, I love Cableknits too...mainly though I htink it was just a try
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daligirrl Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:33 PM
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12. LOL. . .
You must be in the Northeast. . . I can see that.
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:37 PM
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14. Northwest..or North south if you're talking Canada
But BC has an amazing seagoing thing going on..however I lived in the Eastern Canadian provinces at the time.
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daligirrl Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:42 PM
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16. Yes. . .
I've only been to British Columbia once, but I think I remember the sweaters and the pipes. . lol
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:48 PM
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18. Serious? Where were ya?
I'm from a little place called Port Moody (IOCO if ya wanna fight about it)
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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:09 PM
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5. No
But I'm going to start smoking a pipe soon. I am going to kill myself with cigs, so since I won't inhale as much, maybe I'll live a little longer.
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daligirrl Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:13 PM
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6. I guess that is
the general concensus. . . better than cigarettes. I've always wondered about pipe smokers. My godfather smoked one and I loved the way he smelled. But I don't run into many these days.
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:14 PM
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7. I decided I needed a vice.
Seriously. I didn't drink. I didn't womanize. I didn't steal. Would have been a great boy scout. So I decided I needed some vice to define myself. Thought of the various sorts, and settled on pipe smoking as sufficuently viceful, yet not as harmful to my lungs as smoking.

Probably smoked it a couple dozen times. But it always felt like an affectation. Finally gave it up when I decided I just plain hated how it made my mouth taste.

Still love the smell of unsmoked pipe tobacco, or the smell of a pipe being smoked in the distance. Not so great up close.
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parasim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:23 PM
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9. pipe smoker here
Edited on Tue May-25-04 10:23 PM by parasim
the reason?

the ritual. from flipping open a bag of tobacco to grabbing a pinch (complete with the wonderful aroma of fresh tobacco) to tamping it in the bowl, to the lighting process to the act of smoking itself, even blowing a few smoke rings while you're at it. all very relaxing. plus it greatly enhances book reading and listening to jazz music...

add to that the slight buzz and you've got a very rich experience.
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daligirrl Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:26 PM
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10. Cool. . .
You gave me what I wanted, sweetie. I've always wondered. I love tobacco shops - the way they smell. Very sexy.
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parasim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:35 PM
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13. yeah, there's that, too...
:)
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:40 PM
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15. Been smoking one since high school
Always thought it looked pretty cool, and I always loved the smell of pipe tobacco, and then I got into Sherlock Holmes...and, well, next thing you know I'm buying a pipe.

Then as I smoked it, and started exploring actual good tobacco (not that shit you buy in a drugstore, etc.), I really came to enjoy it. I love the slowness of it - much like a cigar, there's a lot of ritual to the preparation and lighting of the thing, and in taking care of the tobacco (keeping the humidor at the proper humidity) and also one has to make a commitment to it: a pipe, and a cigar, lasts for a long time.

A cigarette is immediate - an immediate hit of nicotine, and then in 6 minutes it's gone and done. My favorite pipes, and my favorite cigars, take about an hour. Smoking them gives me permission to slow down, and forces me to slow down, and enjoy it, be aware of myself and my surroundings, and they help conversation. Really, they do - the slowness of the process forces my brain to slow down, to become more deliberate, and in that slowing down actually become more focused and able to be more intelligent.

My pipes, as with my guns, my books, my artwork, and my cooking pans, will have to be pried from my cold, dead hands.
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daligirrl Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:45 PM
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17. Oooh. . .
Pipes, cooking pans, books, art and guns. You're the perfect man for me. I'm proposing. . . lol!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:51 PM
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19. hee heh - thanks, but already taken
:-)

I play violin, too! But not professionally.
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daligirrl Donating Member (572 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:21 PM
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20. Ah well,
I have a history of almost marrying artists. Go figure.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:11 AM
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24. It's the artist's way
flitting around, never quite landing or settling...
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MyshkinCommaPrince Donating Member (227 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 01:39 AM
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21. For twelve years... Started as a joke
Edited on Wed May-26-04 01:46 AM by MyshkinCommaPrince
but I liked it and have continued. My father was a pipe smoker, so that may have something to do with it. But "Bob" Dobbs was an influence, as well. I am a "stem biter". I have dozens of perfectly good pipe bowls which I can't use because I've chomped through the stems. I can't seem to master smoke rings, which is a constant frustration. Ah, well.

Hmm. Yvonne Craig writes that she tried to take up smoking a pipe.

I favor Captain Black Gold tobacco. Too much of it, actually.

Edit: Fix for clumsy fingers and incomplete thoughts.
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 01:48 AM
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22. I do.
I dont smoke very often. (once or twice a month) however, I will have to find a new tobacconist when I move to Stevens point, and a compatible tobacco for the tobacco that I do smoke.

How did I get starterd? Tolkien. I started after I got into the LOTR films.
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TX-RAT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:18 AM
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25. Smoked a pipe for 5 years
Have been smoking cigars for 25yrs. Good cigars not that cheap shit.
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:21 AM
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26. I do.
Only occasionally, though.
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