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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:47 pm

If someone or a group of people want to Collect High-Dollar pipes and smoke only the best tobaccos, that's fine. They should be able to discuss that without interference.

Who am I to criticize them for what they do? At the same time, who are they to look down on me for smoking Lane Bulks out of a MM Cob.

I have no problem with Elite anything, as I can do my thing while they can do theirs. There is no reason we all can't co-exist, especially here on this board.

Those solely in it for the attention will lose attention, bet bored, and move on. Those that are serious about Top-Of-The-Line Pipes and Tobaccos will continue on. I see no problem here.

Right now I can't afford High-End Pipes and I'm happy with my Tobacco selections, but I'm not going to class someone else because of their budgets and choices.

If someone wants to smoke Carter Hall out of a MM Pony and someone else wants to smoke 15-year Aged Virginia UltraMegaBlend out of a $4000 Lane-Era Charatan Royal Achievement - then it shouldn't matter. Each is smoking what they enjoy and both are having a good time, and neither expense nor quality is not an issue.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:21 pm

I was talking to a friend of mine tonight, and he was asking general questions about pipesmoking. He asked if pipes used filters, and apparently I took a mildly elitist tone and said something like 'Well... you can get pipes with filters, but we pipe smokers generally don't approve of them.' and he fell about laughing. To him the idea that within pipe smoking there could be an elite or a purist or a uncouth pipe smoker was hilarious, and to be honest, I pretty much agree with him.

If people enjoy what they do with modest pipes and tobacco, to me their opinions are as equally valid and valuable as somebody who spends tens of thousands on it. I'm here for the free exchange of ideas and friendship that seem to lend themselves to this hobby, and particularly in this community. The only time I could see myself being offended is if somebody took the stance that my wallet was the yardstick by which they judged me. But then, that would say a whole lot more about them than it would about me.

Rob_In_MO wrote:
Right now I can't afford High-End Pipes and I'm happy with my Tobacco selections, but I'm not going to class someone else because of their budgets and choices.

100% agree. Kudos Rob
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Sloppy Joe Hemingway

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:38 pm

Greyson wrote:
I cant put my finger on it, but there's something about the direction this thread is headed which makes me uneasy.

You keep that finger of yours to yourself, sir!

To add a little more mania to this thread (but keep it pipe-centric), I've always wished I was born in an era where a man could walk into a classy joint, sit down with friends, light up a cigar or pipe with a glass of whisky, Scotch or rum, enjoy a perfectly prepared ribeye with potatoes (maybe some asparagus) and converse the evening away. Too bad such places are extinct or headed that way. Oh, and I have cats, not kittens, but you're welcome to them if I get home and they've shredded my copy of True West magazine again. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:23 am

Good morning gents!

Having a parfait of Lane 1Q and Borkum Riff Whiskey flavor in an !varsson. Folgers instant decaf on the side. Yeah, baby, livin' large. king
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Rob_In_MO

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:50 am

MisterE wrote:
Having a parfait of Lane 1Q and Borkum Riff Whiskey flavor

Better watch advertising that, MisterE - you'll have Kyle coming down to visit. Laughing




That does sound like a good parfait though. Cool
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:21 pm

Hey, Sas' special mixture of #79 and BR will be here soon, and I have just the Brylon pipe to put it in! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:35 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Hey, Sas' special mixture of #79 and BR will be here soon, and I have just the Brylon pipe to put it in! Very Happy

Cool

That particular melange seems to really hum in pressed meerschum pipes. Brylon interacts too much with the tobacco. It's good, but not what it can be. The finest preesed meeschaum can really coax the subtleties out like no other material can. IMHO, naturally.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:42 pm

Too true, too true. I suppose I can come out with my secret, now: My press-meerschaum lined cedarwood bowl. It keeps the moths away, and the wrought-iron stinger really removes the moisture before it gets to the 9mm filter (which, I never change, that's where the magic happens). Divine.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:29 pm

Waking up to some Fillmore in a Sasieni Billiard. Nescafe instant on the side.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:31 pm

That kiwi seems slower than our fast-paced runnin' model we sport here at BoB, but I'll forgive him.

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:49 pm

It's because he doesn't have his pipe boots on.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:17 pm

Are those morta, briar or meer pipe boots?
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dshpipes

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:12 pm

Rob_In_MO wrote:
If someone or a group of people want to Collect High-Dollar pipes and smoke only the best tobaccos, that's fine. They should be able to discuss that without interference.

Who am I to criticize them for what they do? At the same time, who are they to look down on me for smoking Lane Bulks out of a MM Cob.

I have no problem with Elite anything, as I can do my thing while they can do theirs. There is no reason we all can't co-exist, especially here on this board.

Those solely in it for the attention will lose attention, bet bored, and move on. Those that are serious about Top-Of-The-Line Pipes and Tobaccos will continue on. I see no problem here.

You smoke Lane? *turns up his nose*

I kid, I kid. It's interesting, this has come up again on several forums it seems and a lot of people are sounding the cry of equality. We're all pipe smokers and we all love our pipes and tobaccos. There are those who would stand up with their S. Bang and claim that they're better than someone else for it or that they deserve tons of attention because of it and that mentality is the kind that I believe we can all agree is unwelcome.

I agree with you, Rob. This is a fun hobby and a great community. Each individual can enjoy in their own way and it's no man or woman's place to pass judgement on anyone else's joy.
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MisterE
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:02 pm

I think it comes down to motives.

If one can afford and enjoy a Charatan Crown Achievment with the best aged tobacco available, it's just that: enjoyment. "Hey, let's smoke some 20 yo FVF together. Bring your cob, dude, and I'll let you try some. It'll be great!"

If smoking that stuff is merely to set yourself apart as exclusive, it's just a symptom of ego coupled with low self esteem. "See, I'm in a whole different league. Too bad you can't be part of this. This is the grownup's table."

That attitude really won't fit in very well in most communities. Online or in person.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:59 pm

When you grow up you can have some Kiwi Briar Boots, son. *pats head*

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:40 am

So it's PBs birthday. Since Mark already sent him Carly Banks what should we do? I mean, really, once you hit 67 years, something like that could be fatal. Some Viagra enhanced ecig juice? Twisted Evil

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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:58 am

Poor Peeb. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:10 pm

67 ? 72 (in another thread) ?

I always had the impression he was younger than

What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:14 pm

Yak wrote:
67 ? 72 (in another thread) ?

I always had the impression he was younger than

What a Face

Actually I think he's closer to my age, but it's fun to give him s**t about it.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:16 pm

The crotchety old salt is about 110 in "years of cantankery." Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:50 pm

For what its worth... I ordered three juices from Alien Visions Boba's Bounty, a very very pipish juices.. honestly to me it taste a lot like a Va/Per. I've heard it described as everything from cola tobacco to raisen bran. Lol. And I got English Toffee that needs some celler time, which sucks cause its the one I planned on vaping today. And Watermelon Overload. Taste like a jolly rancher, not bad stuff. Oh and I got a bridgeless dual coil 306 Atomizer and a matching Empiremods drip shield for my buzz pro. And a bridgeless non dual coil for both my Reo and my Provari.

The equivalent in pipe terms is I bought some 10 year old Pease weed and some accessories for my Eltang, my Chonowitsch and my Ivarsson pipes. Put that in your lowbrow snob cob pipe and smoke it.

The only suck about it is my buddy Frost ain't here to lust after it.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:53 pm

Vape juice is pre-aged? Awesome! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:04 pm

Well need a whole new category now: What are you vaping?

I had never seen an e cigarette in action until this summer. Lot's of "smoke" that dissapates quickly. You see it but all you smell is an air freshener sort of scent. Pretty cool actually. It probably vexes the antis. They want to complain, but then it's gone.

What is the stance on vaping in public?
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:06 pm

Some of it, some not. Just like tobacco some of it needs cellar time to meld... Not 5-10-15 years mind you but a couple weeks 'steeping' does wonders for what sometimes appears as junk at first taste. I get around messing with it because I usually vape Dekang RY4 or Blue Mist Vaping Caramel and they are both premixed shelf items.

Alien Visions is $17 per 30ml
BMV is $32 per 180 ml
Dekang is $10 per 50 ml
Pinkspot , Juicy Vapor, and Digitalciggz are pushing $30 per 30ml

I vape cheap most of the time, but it's the best of the cheap.
I just figured I'd splurge a bit today.
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PostSubject: Re: Welcome!   Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:09 pm

Big tobacco tried to fight it but has bought into it after losing their battle.
Pharmacy is still fighting it, and will likely win some concessions.

General public is hit and miss.. antis hate it.. true healthy life folk love it.. most people don't have an opinion. All I know is for the first time in over 30 years I can breath, I don't stink, and I'm not dropping $20 a day to prevent killing someone.
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