One Of The Funniest Essays On Pipe Smoking I Have Ever Read

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foolwiththefez

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Sep 22, 2015
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Why is it that all the beginner guides I read recommend against corncobs? I'll maintain that a MM corncob is the perfect starter pipe. Hell, half the time I light mine up I want to remove the qualifier from that phrase.

 

blackmouth

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Feb 2, 2016
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About equal parts "entertainment" and "educational". Not bad if taken with a grain of salt. Thanks for sharing.

 

averagegent

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Jan 22, 2016
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I have come across that before, but every time I rediscover it, the laughing starts all over again!

 

cosmicfolklore

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Aug 9, 2013
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Ha, and it goes to further my suspicions that anti-hipster propaganda is all started and controlled by hipsters who want us to all to hate them. I know, I know, it doesn't make sense at first. It's just as stupid as Al Qaeda wanting us to hate them. ...along those same lines anyways. Otherwise, we all wouldn't give a rat's ass about them.
But yeh, corn cobs, ha ha ha! :wink:

 

frozenchurchwarden

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Mar 1, 2014
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This sounds like something written by someone who hasn't smoked a pipe very long, and it's actually quite pretentious. The article is filled with regurgitated common opinion on top of personal preference. Not that I can blame him, if I were to attempt something similar you'd read a lot of words about how great Ennerdale is.

 

jackswilling

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Feb 15, 2015
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A lot of contemporary writing seems strained/snarky, and this is no exception. The advice seems generally useful/solid, but I agree, who are these people who diss the cob. Makes no sense and makes me question most everything they say. This is funny, and aimed at someone like me:
"Not every pipe-man carries a combative attitude, let’s be clear, but plenty seem to have forum avatars of an eagle or The Declaration of Independence, and they sign every post with a quotation about blood and trees and liberty or some shit. Listen to the friendly kinds of help on the boards and let the others go back to weaving fishing lures and hating our black president."
Actually some very sound advice. BTW, I love the Rainbow Flag sticker on his Subaru.

 

foolwiththefez

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Sep 22, 2015
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Sunny FL
This sounds like something written by someone who hasn't smoked a pipe very long, and it's actually quite pretentious
I agree with this. It seems like his "aro hate" is what he expects the cool kids to want to hear.

 

lifesizehobbit

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Oct 23, 2015
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Too funny.
But hey, I ride a Vespa to work in the non-freezing weather months. The savings on gas lets me afford pipes (about 90 mpg on my 150cc 4-stroke). Pipe snobs...what are you gonna do? :D

 

cobguy

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Oct 18, 2013
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... and I strongly recommend you don’t buy a five dollar corn cob pipe (though they can make for a good smoke).
I strongly agree with this as well ... it must be a Missouri Meerschaum and you should spend at least $8.75! :mrgreen:

 

frozenchurchwarden

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Mar 1, 2014
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Better yet, buy ten Cobs at $3.39 each in a Grab Bag and you have a full rotation for the same price as one regular pipe.
(And if one mush have Briar I can't think of anything better than the Briarworks Classic line.)

 

davet

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May 9, 2015
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Couldn't finish it, three or four paragraphs was more than enough for me.

 

skraps

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Sep 9, 2015
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LOL, the comments here are priceless, some of them just confirming what he wrote.

 

clickklick

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May 5, 2014
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Refreshing! Although if you have an actual tobacconist that isn't just a glorified head shop clerk, lazy ass is not a term I would use to describe them.