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MikeFolks



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Location : Tasmania
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PostSubject: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:15 pm

Hello there brothers!
So glad that I found this site. I've been a cigarette smoker for about fourteen years, and am looking forward to giving them up and concentrating on the pipe. Every time I see someone smoking a pipe, they look so content and at peace. Almost as if they know some deep secret or truth about the universe. That is something I want from my tobacco use, not the rushed sucking down of a durrie.
I've been lurking around the site for about a week now, and am amazed at the depth of knowledge and spirit of comradeship. I've already learned so much!
I've just received a Savinelli Piazza di spagna(111KS) from Smokingpipes.com, along with their five pack of Dunhill blends and a few accessories. I have only smoked it twice now (MM965), but am loving the flavors as well as the meditative process.
Anyway, I can't wait to join in on the conversations around here, and be a part of this community.

Fraternally,

Mike Folks
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Fr_Tom

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:30 pm

Welcome to BoB! We look forward to hearing from you.
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pepesdad1

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PostSubject: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:13 pm

When you said this:  " Every time I see someone smoking a pipe, they look so content and at peace. Almost as if they know some deep secret or truth about the universe."

You are half way there in understanding pipe smoking.

Welcome to the forum....welcome to the Brotherhood.

Check out the past threads...it will be worth your time.

Great people here...you won't be disappointed
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Cartaphilus

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:18 pm

Welcome aboard sir! Very Happy 

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MikeFolks



Age : 33
Location : Tasmania
Registration date : 2014-01-02

PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:28 pm

Thanks for the kind words guys. It really feels like I have found a home.
Hahaha! That's it Cartaphilus, actually saw one the other day!
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DrT999

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:23 pm

Welcome to BoB! I hope you enjoy your time here (and best of luck cutting out the cigs)

"T"
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Briar Spirit

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:57 am

Hello Mike, very nice to meet you and welcome to BoB.  sunny cheers 
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SteveS

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Location : Where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:37 am

G'day, Mike ... welcome aboard ...

(do they say g'day in Tasmania?)
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MikeFolks



Age : 33
Location : Tasmania
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:15 am

G'day Steve,

We sure do! Tasmania is kind of like the Deep South of Australia. So far south that we drifted away Very Happy 
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allyby

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:41 am

MikeFolks wrote:
G'day Steve,

We sure do! Tasmania is kind of like the Deep South of Australia. So far south that we drifted away Very Happy   

Welcome.
Aah the Aussie Rednecks ! Rolling Eyes 
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Brewdude

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Location : Near the Emerald city
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:54 pm

Welcome Mike Folks!

A kiwi eh? Always wanted to visit. Looks like a beautiful country.

I've heard that there is a rabid anti-smoking government policy in place there, to the extent that publications like Cigar Aficionado cannot even be sold. Is this true, and how do you cope with the seemingly draconian legislation to enjoy a pipe? Or is this all just media BS?


Cheers,

RR
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Hermit

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:09 pm

Welcome to BoB.
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DrumsAndBeer

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:44 pm

Welcome Mike. Good to have you aboard.  Very Happy 
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SteveS

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Location : Where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:50 pm

Brewdude wrote:
A kiwi eh?

Nope, he's an Aussie ...
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AJ

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Location : East of the Rocky Mountains
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:06 am

Welcome Mike, So good to have you on board. Hope you will feel free to ask any questions you may have about pipes and tobacco. Our brothers and sister have a wealth of knowledge and experience that they will gladly share. All you have to do is ask. Sounds like you already have a nice pipe and some fine tobacco so you've already got a good start. Looking forward to reading your post.  Smile 

AJ
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MikeFolks



Age : 33
Location : Tasmania
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Sat Jan 04, 2014 7:24 am

Thanks again guys!

Haha! Not quite a kiwi Brewdude! But yes, the tobacco legislation here is fairly draconian. All tobacco products must be in plain packaging(olive green, brand and variety in a standardized typeface, 70% of the package covered in graphic health warnings). The tax rate for tobacco is insane, 50 grams of roll your own cigarette tobacco is nudging $50(I would imagine it would be the same for a 50g tin of pipe tobac).

Such is the smoker's lot in Australia Crying or Very sad 
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rothnh



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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:58 pm

Howdy Mike! Welcome, brother  Smile 
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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:24 pm

MikeFolks wrote:
Thanks again guys!

Haha! Not quite a kiwi Brewdude! But yes, the tobacco legislation here is fairly draconian. All tobacco products must be in plain packaging(olive green, brand and variety in a standardized typeface, 70% of the package covered in graphic health warnings). The tax rate for tobacco is insane, 50 grams of roll your own cigarette tobacco is nudging $50(I would imagine it would be the same for a 50g tin of pipe tobac).

Such is the smoker's lot in Australia Crying or Very sad 

D'OH! Looks like geography is not my strong suit. Somehow I got it into my tiny brain that you were from NZ!

 Embarassed 


Cheers,

RR

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Hiram-2011

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:59 pm

Welcome to BoB, great group of people here & great wealth of knowledge.
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AJ

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:05 pm

Brewdude wrote:

D'OH! Looks like geography is not my strong suit. Somehow I got it into my tiny brain that you were from NZ!

 Embarassed 


Cheers,

RR


Hey Brew, You been working as the taster in quality control again?  drunken  lol! lol! lol! 

AJ


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Brewdude

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:53 pm

ajn27511 wrote:
Brewdude wrote:

D'OH! Looks like geography is not my strong suit. Somehow I got it into my tiny brain that you were from NZ!

 Embarassed 


Cheers,

RR


Hey Brew, You been working as he taster in quality control again?  drunken  lol! lol! lol! 

AJ

Yup.....






Cheers,

RR
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mejoshee

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:17 pm

Welcome! Hope you can still enjoy those 'bacs with such pricey taxes. Rolling Eyes

You should be able to get any and all info free here, though! (In fact sometimes people will pay YOU in tobacco to accept their advice.) lol!
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MikeFolks



Age : 33
Location : Tasmania
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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:05 am

Thanks Josh! Already found out more than I thought possible just by looking through the forums. And I know I'm only scraping the tip of the iceberg :-)

Fraternally,

Mike.
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monbla256

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:44 pm

Brewdude wrote:
Welcome Mike Folks!

A kiwi eh? Always wanted to visit. Looks like a beautiful country.

I've heard that there is a rabid anti-smoking government policy in place there, to the extent that publications like Cigar Aficionado cannot even be sold. Is this true, and how do you cope with the seemingly draconian legislation to enjoy a pipe? Or is this all just media BS?


Cheers,

RR

KIWI ? He's from an island off the southern tip of Australia, and we all know that is the land of OZ and folks there are reffered to as being from OZ  Twisted Evil   Twisted Evil  New Zealanders are KIWI'S
Anyway, welcome mate and don't wear your heart on your sleeve around here  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil 
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flyguy

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PostSubject: Re: Hello from a newbie in Tasmania!   Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:53 pm

Welcome to BoB, Mike!
Quote :
Tasmania is kind of like the Deep South of Australia. So far south that we drifted away
Do you guys speak with a southern Aussie drawl? lol!
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