- Jan 14, 2016
Wanted to know if you all had any favorite pipe smokers on YouTube. I like to follow a channel called "Stuff and Things," that does reviews.
What's to be impressed with. We are just a bunch of average guys/gals that enjoy the hobby of pipe smoking and want to share stories and/or our experiences. The YTPC has no requirements of race, sex, religion, political point of view, age and/or wealth. Just because someone is half your age and only been smoking a few years doesn't mean that they can't provide good information for fellow pipe smokers. Sorry if we're not as sophisticated as you may like, but we're just a bunch of guys/gals sharing our hobby with fellow pipe smokers. Not sure what CGI effects, camera angels you're looking for, or exactly what kind of entertainment you're looking for, but there are a lot of guys/gals that are very entertaining. Most of us are on there for the simple fact that we don't have someone close to us that we can sit and share a smoke with, so this is one way for us to share a smoke with someone.I've watched a bunch, not impressed. Most guys half my age and haven't been smoking long. Not sure what I stand to learn watching some guy smoking, inasmuch as I can't taste or smell the tobacco. Plus most of them aren't terribly articulate or entertaining, and their cinematic skills (mostly cellphone cameras) leave a lot to be desired.
The one I do like is the old gent from James Fox, with the pleasant Irish accent.
Yes, some videos can be boring... heck I've made lots of boring video's. LOL While there are some video's that are there to provide how to info and/or reviews; the main reason for most people to be involved in the YTPC is to share their smoking experience with someone else. Most of us don't have someone to sit down and share a smoke with, so most of us make video's so we can simulate that experience. I've established a lot of great friendships with other YTPC members. I regularly talk with other members from all over the US, one from the UK and one from Australia. I've also met up with others at pipe events that I've hosted or help put on. Most of the how to stuff has been done over and over, so a lot of us make video's for companionship/friendship. The YTPC is a giant pipe club and you can be as boring and/or as exciting as you want. Either way all are welcome to join as we don't judge anyone. The experience is what you make it. Its not for everyone, and if its not for you that's fine. To each their own.Watching some guy light his pipe, smoke his pipe, and blab about the weather is about as interesting as watching someone eat a burger.
Most of the YTPC videos that I've seen pack about 30 seconds of interesting content into 10 minutes of video (plus lots of traffic/wind noise mixed in for good measure).