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A Visit To London

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  • Started 3 years ago by peckinpahhombre
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  1. peckinpahhombre

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    I just returned from a few days in London on a business trip.

    On Monday evening I had the pleasure of meeting up with our own Andy Stewart at a local London establishment. You can't smoke inside, but this place had a great sheltered patio with heaters and it was just perfect for a smoke, though Andy and I chose to smoke cigars rather than our pipes.

    Andy, your hospitality was greatly appreciated. It is always a pleasure to meet up with folks from the forum.

    Many thanks.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    I thought that it had been unusually quiet here on the Forums. Now I know why.

    Welcome back!

    Love Me, Love My Pipe
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Thanks, I think.

    I should add that the instructions I received from Andy were right out of an Ian Flemming novel. He told me that I should proceed to the statue of Wellington in front of the Royal Exchange. I was instructed by Andy to wear a pith helmet and sit on the bench in front of the statue while reading a copy of The London Times, and that a carrier pigeon would soon deliver directions to the venue. It all came off perfectly. I brought the pigeon home with me, by the way, and am seriously considering throwing my cell phone in the trash.

    The pigeon squawks continuously and makes very little sense. I decided to name the little fellow Harris. Seems appropriate.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Bring any goodies to show us?

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    Very cool indeed peck. What cigars did you gents enjoy?

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    I had a Monte Cristo. I can't recall what Andy was smoking.

    No goodies, unfortunately.

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    Still sounds like a good time though.

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    No goodies, unfortunately.

    No Condor? No Walnut? No Mick McQuaid?

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    So, who tagged the statue, you or Mr. Stewart?

    Also, it looks like a subliminal advertisement for War Horse...

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Damn, didn't think you'd pick up on the Warhorse message. I hope Dan and Simon's cheque is in the mail.

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    The pigeon squawks continuously and makes very little sense. I decided to name the little fellow Harris. Seems appropriate.

    Now that made me smile!

    Al

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    The pigeon squawks continuously and makes very little sense. I decided to name the little fellow Harris. Seems appropriate

    Well when it comes to thousands of posts, I guess that is true, but I still got you to read them all. As much swill as I spew, it pales in comparison to peck. As we all know when an attorney opens mouth, bullshit is sure to follow.

    Harris
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  13. peckinpahhombre

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    Well when it comes to thousands of posts, I guess that is true, but I still got you to read them all.

    Nope. I have my secretary read your posts and she sends me links to the ones worth reading or responding to. That happens about once every quarter. She thinks you're a megalomaniac by the way.

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    peck, lol. I like that...meglomaniac. Someday I will rule the world and first thing I will do is have you shot and take all your pipes and tobacco.

    Also it just so happens your secretary told me he is tired of your advances and to please stop.

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    Just curious if we can have an entire thread of Peck v. Harris. It's better than Curling.

    Dave "Black Frigate Stowaway"
    Posted 3 years ago #
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    peckinpahhombre:

    There are TWO pigeons shown in the image above. Perhaps you brought the wrong one home?

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    Harris, I am so proud of you for admitting what is so obviously one of your many faults.

    As an olive branch, I have decided to send little Harris off to visit you at your Florida retreat.

    Please make sure you answer the door tomorrow when he knocks.

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    Hilarious.

    -- Pat

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    I had a lifelong dream of visiting London, which I fulfilled 30 years ago. They had to drag me back to the plane to leave, I didn't want to go. How I miss England!

    There is no beauty without some strangeness in proportion.
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    I had a lifelong dream of visiting London, which I fulfilled 30 years ago. They had to drag me back to the plane to leave, I didn't want to go. How I miss England!

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    The pigeon squawks continuously and makes very little sense. I decided to name the little fellow Harris. Seems appropriate.

    Was it good over pilaf?

    It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Mark Twain

    It is pointless to argue with a fanatic since a dim bulb can't be converted into a searchlight. - Jesse Silver
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    London is a great city. I've had a lot of good times there. I didn't really look for any proper tobacconists the last time I was there, and in retrospect I have no idea why.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Looking up some things, and this thread popped out. Not quite a necro post, but amusing, and the statue of Wellington is in welcome relief of all those black frigate images!

    So, welcome back, Harris......

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    I suppose the pith helmet had a spike on it for those anoying low flying pidgeons? Pity Boris did not outlaw them.

    Posted 2 years ago #

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