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  1. gwtwdbss

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    It must be that time of year again when we all are stir crazy and have cabin fever. Rest assured that winter is almost over and it is time for the green grass to grow, an springtime, butterflies, and laughter. Let us always be mindful that this is Kevin's website. Not ours. I humbly ask that we respect one another going forward. No one signed up for this site to bitch. We came here because we have a passion for pipes and smoking them.

    Be nice to one another. It will certainly make the last few days of winter more joyful.

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    Chris I agree whole heartedly but it just took off snowing up here in Idaho so I don't think winter will end any time soon.
    ~Ron

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    Conversing with each other as if you are in their presence, and they have the abilities of Bruce Lee to kick your ass will go a long way in cultivating civil discourse...And the forum will be a better place for it.

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    Been on a break for a while, mainly because I don't smoke much in the winter time due to the cold. Too much PAD/TAD temptation without a release. Nice message to come back to.

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    Understood Ron, I live on the east coast and I am willing spring to come soonest. Regardless, we all need some smiles and brotherly love.

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    http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif

    From Drudge:

    Record Subzero Days in Midwest...
    http://www.wunderground.com/news/subzero-temperatures-duluth-minneapolis-green-bay-chicago-20140225
    Great Lakes Approaching 100% Ice Cover...
    http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/great-lakes-approaching-100-ice-cover-for-the-first-time-on-record/
    Billings crushes previous February snow record by more than 50%...
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    WATCHES/WARNINGS...
    http://www.wunderground.com/severe.asp

    I feel for you guys.

    It gets down to 50 degrees here at night, and people think its cold.

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    "Do unto others . . ," are indeed words to live by. I am a "give and take" kind of guy. When the banter gets a bit skewed count me in. I take pride in my ability accept warranted criticism. But, I can't abide the thin skinned, especially if they bloviate and bluster. Trust me, I can bloviate and bluster with the best of them.

    I also live by the motto of "Due unto others before they do unto you."

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    Now what happened?

    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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    A wee bit of good natured banter is all.

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    A wee bit of good natured banter is all.

    I respect that Warren. Not everyone has a "suck it up buttercup" attitude like you.

    Some of us are more inclined to be a little more fragile than others by nature. Yes 1972. Get it?
    Doesn't make us any less of a man. Just different.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOjH1AQO8a8

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    I just read the Taking A Break My Friends thread, so I get it. There has been tension in this forum since the explosion last fall. I've certainly felt it in the posts. I think that the The Most Overrated Pipe Maker In The Known Universe thread has provided a MUCH needed and healthy opportunity to let off a lot of steam. Most of it has nothing whatsoever to do with the OP. The perceived over-the-top opening just opened the floodgates.
    I've enjoyed all of the wacky postings and videos. They have provided much needed levity.
    But I also get that we occasionally step over the line.
    We have a General Discussion forum so that we can share about other topics, the personal events in our lives, our other interests, etc. So I think that there is a place for content other than the hobby here, but it should perhaps be posted in that forum.
    But the let off occurred in a different forum and it was much needed or it wouldn't have happened.
    I certainly have not intended to offer offense to anyone here, and have practiced restraint of pen and tongue, which is good for me to do. Like Warren, I can go very dark with my humor, but I rein it in here. So if I have inadvertently offended anyone I apologize.
    Participating in this forum is a privilege and I enjoy the time that I spend here.
    But we can't walk on egg shells either.
    So, the next time I decide to post something like Kate Upton in Zero Gravity, or two remarkably talented cellists performing AC DC's Thunderstruck, I'll do so in the General Discussion forum.
    ...Unless I do so in The Most Overrated Pipe Maker In The Known Universe thread, which frankly confounds any definitions.
    Feel free to contact me and tell me that I have gone beyond the limits of civilized discourse when I do so.

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    So, the next time I decide to post something like Kate Upton in Zero Gravity..Feel free to contact me and tell me that I have gone beyond the limits of civilized discourse when I do so.

    That really chapped my hide!

    I send you the private video I made of my girlfriend, and you post it and it goes viral...not cool.

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    Sable, you and I have discussed this an you are a fist class gentleman in my book.

    , or two remarkably talented cellists performing AC DC's Thunderstruck, I'll do so in the General Discussion forum.

    I have already brought music to this thread with own selfish musical interest. as long as it yields comradery and friendship. I encourage it.

    “The only way to have a friend is to be one.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Chris: When you are right, you are right! I don't mind the bloviaters as long as they do not take themselves too seriously and can accept dissent. I also have a problem with the "my way or the highway" proponents. Even as I do not have to accept anyone's postulations, I try and listen with respect. Heck, I might even learn something by reading or hearing a dissenting viewpoint. But, I also expect that my views will be listened to respectfully.

    I fully understand that not everyone has the same sense of what is funny and what is not. It's no different with tastes in pipes or tobacco. But, it accomplishes nothing to belittle others' opinions. One can disagree without being disagreeable (an old but, still true adage).

    Some have a bad sense of timing or fail to select the right words or phrasing. But, one should not castigate others simply because they disagree or do not find something humorous when others do.

    I should also point out that I have little truck with the "let's all get along" group. That kind of nativite belies a grasp of human nature. However, I do try and sublimate that attitude when conversing or otherwise interacting with others. I am a big fan of civil discourse and also understand that people have the right to disagree.

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    That really chapped my hide!

    I send you the private video I made of my girlfriend, and you post it and it goes viral...not cool

    .

    See how well that works?

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    Sable, you and I have discussed this an you are a fist class gentleman in my book.

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you. I'm hoping that you meant "first class", 'cause I'm too old to be fist class any longer.

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    I cant believe we need threads like this.

    Un-friggin-real.

    Warren.

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    A nerve has been touched, I think..

    It's not a matter of need. More a bit of fun, give and take, as it were. Might I suggest you do not waste time reading these types of threads. It's just mindless drivel. But, you are more than welcome to go along for the ride.

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    I cant believe we need threads like this.

    Un-friggin-real.

    Well, not everyone sees things in the same way, and I have no problem with acknowledging that. Sometimes a reminder is a good thing. Besides, I apologized to those I inadvertently offended. Those I deliberately offended, well, that's another story.

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    See how well that works?

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    Oh.....you'll know it when you've touched a nerve with me....trust me... Thats the punk in me.

    Do what you will. I think it's kinda funny in a way.

    I always liked the clowns and monkeys at the circus.

    Lets have some fun then,

    Its the pipesmagazine rodeo show!

    Hahahaha
    JK

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    To have a bad day or two is okay, We all have them occasionally. To be a consistent jackass is another thing entirely and I do not think the elder members of this forum appreciate the desired affect. I thought by starting this thread, I could generate some good will to my fellow man. It seems that some of you gentlemen just don't understand what that means. For those that do, I thank you so much.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQyIF1iF80

    For those that don't, may you find some peace within this composition.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWerj8FcprM

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    To have a bad day of two is okay, We all have them ocassionally. To be a consistent jackass is another thing entirely and I do not think the elder members of this forum appreciate the desired affect.

    People who are continually grating either take a hint and make a course correction or they eventually disappear when the novelty wears off, they become boring, and the welcome goes away. I've worked in a business that has more than its share of jackasses who were either oblivious to their effect, or frankly didn't think that what they did would affect them. Eventually all of them wore out their welcome and when they slipped a lot of banana peels got tossed under their feet to help speed them on their way down the chute. Things have a way of evening out.

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    To have a bad day or two is okay, We all have them occasionally. To be a consistent jackass is another thing entirely and I do not think the elder members of this forum appreciate the desired affect. I thought by starting this thread, I could generate some good will to my fellow man. It seems that some of you gentlemen just don't understand what that means. For those that do, I thank you so muc

    One of the reasons I read much and post so little now. I can enjoy the site by reading the posts but by not posting as often, I stay out of the Drama

    If at first you don't succeed, have another bowl.
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    Chris: Many years as a cop taught me many things. One of them being, there are indeed people that are simply jackasses, its all they know and they are happy being such. It's their personality, day in and day out.

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    Did I miss something???

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    One of them being, there are indeed people that are simply jackasses, its all they know and they are happy being such. It's their personality, day in and day out.

    I'll agree with the "it's all they know" within the context of it being a coping mechanism or a way to establish some form of dominance, but the "happy being such", nope. None of the barb throwers of my acquaintance displayed anything like a happy interior landscape. Which happy soul has a constant need to provoke? Note the word constant. We all may tear someone a new asshole from time to time, but it's occasional and hopefully rare. Someone who gets a woodie out of provoking conflict isn't happy.

    All kinds of people are part of this forum. I can choose to engage with some and to ignore others.

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    Good post Chris!! Thank you

    Larry

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    I think I'll step out and smoke my pipe with a bowl of Dunhill Nightcap. I will ponder all the knowledge I am getting from this forum. I want to thank all who contribute and I hope we all prosper during the coming year.Just friends and no enemies, what a wonderful time in my life.

    Goodnight all!

    When you're retired, every day is Saturday!
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    I always think of what an old law school professor of mine once said:

    "You have the absolute right to be offended, should expect it, and should get over it"

    Bo
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    Tonight's temperature is supposed to drop to 2 degrees below nothing. Doesn't appear that winter's grinding to a halt yet.

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    One of the reasons I read much and post so little now. I can enjoy the site by reading the posts but by not posting as often, I stay out of the Drama
    Agree Fisher! If I want pissed off, I'll call one of my EX-WIVES...

    "the weez"...
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    It's been a rough winter, that's for sure. I'll be happy to see the end of it!

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    It's been a rough winter, that's for sure. I'll be happy to see the end of it!

    It certainly has. I have faith in us a group to maintain. Things will get better for sure. Forums have their highs and lows. Hang in there folks.

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    Sable: I do know people that are only happy when stirring the pot as it were. They thrive on creating discord. I had an officer that was not enjoying himself unless he was bad mouthing the performance of others.

    It was just the way he was wired and he saw nothing wrong in it. He never built himself up, just tore others down. I think he thought he was enhancing his stature in this way without boasting about himself. Twisted yes, but very logical if you think about it.

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    I hope everyone has a great morning and a harmoniously fine day.

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    I think I must have missed something... but just in case...
    I joke around a lot. I believe a good conversation only gets better when you throw in a few laughs. I am also in the military, and messing with each other is a way of life.

    That said, I hope I haven't honestly offended anyone, and I apologize if I have.

    - Jason
    "Lost in thought and lost in time... While the seeds of life and the seeds of change were planted... Outside the rain fell dark and slow... While I pondered on this dangerous but irresistible pastime..."
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    Hi fading,

    The problem isn't one of joking around. It's one of using humor as an excuse to be constantly caustic and provocative, which you certainly are not. I enjoy your posts.

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    Sable: I do know people that are only happy when stirring the pot as it were. They thrive on creating discord. I had an officer that was not enjoying himself unless he was bad mouthing the performance of others.

    It was just the way he was wired and he saw nothing wrong in it. He never built himself up, just tore others down. I think he thought he was enhancing his stature in this way without boasting about himself. Twisted yes, but very logical if you think about it.

    Yep, that sums it up. People like that have a way of wearing out their welcome. They become irritating, like jock itch, or worse, become boring and predictable.
    Peck will say some of the most outlandish things, and will turn it on himself, and there's fun and wit in the way he interacts. What he doesn't have, is a NEED to provoke.

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    [/quote]Peck will say some of the most outlandish things, and will turn it on himself, and there's fun and wit in the way he interacts. What he doesn't have, is a NEED to provoke.[quote]

    Therein lies the difference

    Well put, Sable

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    Some of us will push our clocks forward tonight. YAY! Others in the north central and west are still a bit frozen. I hate to hear that. My dearest adviser suggests "Don't pay to cry, think happy thoughts." Man of a few words but profound wisdom none the less.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzVhxj9yjb4

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    It is Kevin's site but without the members there would be no site.
    I have seen them come and go, so this site belongs to all of us.

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    It is Kevin's site but without the members there would be no site.
    I have seen them come and go, so this site belongs to all of us.

    Keep smoking what you're smoking Teddy. You and I have always been worlds apart in our thinking and in our posts. You are a funny man while I am more serious. Ah I just opened myself up for Dark Knight jokes! Nothing to see here. Seriously. Crap, I did it again.

    One of my daughters favorite songs. It has it's place though. Be happy, and by all means...Have a nice day!

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    WTF????????

    Did someone flame out, or did someone pee in someone else's Wheaties? I must have missed the current drama. I thought everything had been going rather smooth lately.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Oh my, this thread has certainly developed a life of its own. Look, we're all united by our love of pipe smoking. Granted, we all do it differently, and some of us, such as myself, are knowledgeable experts, and some of us have no idea what the hell they're doing.… Whoops! As Martin Luther kKng, Jr., said: "Can't we all get along somehow?"… Whoops… That was Rodney King. Oh well, never mind.
    Anyway, I love and respect you all...I think.

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    I can see from wasting my time reading these posts that I missed nothing.
    Back to pipes and tobacco for moi.

    It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling---Mark Twain
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    Guess I haven't been here long enough to know what you're talking about.
    I do hope this is not one of those forums....

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    My thoughts are that if you're here to provoke people or piss someone off, go elsewhere. But if you can't take a joke in a thread where jokes happen, then don't look.

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    I am assuming the Taking a Break My Friends thread didn't go very well.

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    It ended in apologies, all around, then Kevin closed it out. Rightfully so.

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    can see from wasting my time reading these posts that I missed nothing.
    Back to pipes and tobacco for moi.

    Good idea Andy. The only thing I wish to establish here is goodwill. Something that Bill(RIP) would smile at.

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