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Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder: BEHOLD

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  1. newbroom

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    current bids on this ebay offering are only $239.50, but there is still time for you to get in.
    Ain't she a beaut?

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    Looks like somebody put a lot of work into that. I wonder why.

    I find myself sitting idly on the line dividing past and future,
    as if I could kill time without injuring eternity. -- Thoreau
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    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

    The Metal Mixtures
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    Ain't she a beaut?

    I can never unsee that now.

    I don't care who you are, you're not walking on the water while I'm fishing
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    Here's a pic of the carver, from the Ukraine, Konstantin Shekita
    It's a thing with him that chunky look, but he's actually quite a sought after carver.

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    So you say you can drink? Well, I'm from Wisconsin. Try to keep up.
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    Could have been a great pipe. Hideous as it is, and a ridiculous price. You have to be blind or stupid to want that pipe!

    A pipe is the fountain of contemplation, the source of pleasure, the companion of the wise ☪️
    OLDMANSMOKING
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    I see a duck with a pacifier.

    A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
    -Richard Burton
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    Cap'n! Cap'n!

    They done pilfered the keel off our beloved Frigate!

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    And still better looking than anything with a white dot.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
    -Edward Teach
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    $239.50 is actually a great deal for a Shekita! I have 3 of his pipes but they are far better looking than that. They are beautiful and great smokers

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    Death's airplane is a perfect reply. Anyone know if that'a a chopped down something, or an original experimental aircraft?

    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.
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    That's a Gee Bee purpose-built racer.

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    Tail-number NR2101 in that pic is actually a replica. Seems like the original NR2101 crashed and got frankensteined at the factory with another wreck into a third one, which also crashed. Wiki mentions that the fuselage would act as a lifting body when they were cranked over in a turn, where you would not really expect much if any lift. That was probably an unintentional result of the design, was probably unpredictable, and would probably "lift" you one way or the other, while you were standing it on its wing. So you have one standing on its wing in a high-speed turn around a pylon, and the plane wants to yaw you either straight into the ground, or the other way up into the air while you are making your turn, which if you don't react would end up being a loop straight into the ground.

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    I imagine that the Gee Bee was a beast to fly. I hear that hipsters are building them now in order to be "unique" at the airfield.

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    Hipsters. Are they the people who ride around with no brakes on their bikes?

    Someone made a comment on the internet that the ailerons on the Gee Bee would not only become ineffective, but would cause the plane to roll opposite of the control-input, if the plane was going slowly enough.

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    I was always under the impression that hipsters were those low riding, hip hugging panties that young women wear.

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    Gosh that pipe is ugly.

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    That certainly is a pipe.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    "I see a duck with a pacifier."

    Bingo!

    Love Me, Love My Pipe
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    I see it, yes. But I think it is a testicle pipe, so clearly you'd want another?

    After some time he felt for his pipe. It was not broken, and that was something. Then he felt for his pouch, and there was some tobacco in it, and that was something more. Then he felt for matches and he could not find any at all, and that shattered his hopes completely.

    The Hobbit
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    yea...for that price I get some handcarved beauties from german pipe makers! Eastern europe people have a strange taste...wheter the strange food, the like for (plastic & materialistic) women, or this monster which calls itself "pipe".

    Still..to each, his own! If someone like paying neary 300 bucks for that, he should - money is worthless anyways (i mean..literlly, there's no equivalent to those paper-bills..)

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    "but he's actually quite a sought after carver."

    Likely sought after by folks who want to thump him for carving (?) such a hideous pipe

    Regards,

    Jay.

    ...take up thy stethoscope and walk...
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    If you thought the first one was 'remarkable', try this one. Just LOOK at that grain! by: Steffen Müller

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    That certainly does have mass.

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