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Never too old... I got a makeover in Chicago!

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  1. georged

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    Jon and Matt Guss approached me at the show and said they'd seen my repair videos and decided I looked old and haggard on film, but not to worry because they knew someone in downtown Chicago who could give me a new look. A friend of theirs with a makeover business.

    Who wouldn't be grateful for such honest advice and guidance, right? Those guys are great.

    So, here is the New Me.

    (I thought it might be a tiny bit too modern & edgy at first, but they assured me on the coasts where they're from---New Jersey and Seattle---I'd fit right in.)

    .

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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    I'm sure I saw you in the smoking tent. Big improvement IMHO.

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    Looks like you’ve been eating too much Cotton Candy.

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    That's the same look my first wife used to get before she attacked...

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  5. mso489

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    Oh, now the whole pipe club will want to do it.

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    The lipstick color may get you a few 2nd looks.

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    I liked you better as a grumpy pipe restorer pink is not your color, George.

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    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Wow...you have little ears.

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    Friends don't let friends smoke Lamb Slices.

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    Disturbing, and a little exciting. Maybe next year the show could generate additional revenue from a fashion show. “Artisans of the Pipe World” strolling up and down a briar runway to the sound of bagpipes. If promoted properly I think the show organizers might rake in fifteen, twenty bucks or more.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Please stick with the cat for your avatar.

    But I just want to know why there are triplets walking down the sidewalk? Or are there more than 3 of them out of the frame?

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    I saw that too. If it's a time lapse or something, the subject held that post for a good long time. Not that I imagine she does a lot of quick moving with those contacts in.

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    But I just want to know why there are triplets walking down the sidewalk?
    They are the "Believers"! Don't ask,it gets ugly...

    "the weez"...
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    This is what happens from smoking Captain Black Bubblegum too often, George. I'd recommend a Latakia blend to lessen the ghosting a bit.

    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Lookin' good. Keep up the good work, Sport.

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    They are the "Believers"! Don't ask,it gets ugly...

    I don't want to know what's in the purple bags.

    Looks like you’ve been eating too much Cotton Candy.

    This is what happens from smoking Captain Black Bubblegum too often, George.

    When he mentioned recently in a different thread that he had a candy striped ass I thought he was just joking.

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    Are you sure you haven't been aboard the Black Frigate?

    Arrrrr, shiver me timbers! International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September the 19th!!!
    Brothers Of The Black Frigate
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    OK... after meeting a few people on the street who thought my New Look was too feminine, I decided to make another change.

    Only hardcore masculinity for me from here on out, dammit! (Forget those Guss brothers... I think they were puttin' me on)

    Here's the New New Me:

    .

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    Oh, wow. I guess that defines what "muscle bound" is. Gross.

    G- I like the first look just a bit better. Were those contacts hard to wear?

    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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    Either one gets you a long circus career...but I think Ringling Bros is out of business now.

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    Pft! No wonder I couldn't find you, George.

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    I like how they are rusted brake rotors not weights. Whatever works for you George, and whatever helps you restore pipes!

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    What really sets you apart from the crowd is that cool "biohazard" symbol stamped on your forehead.

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    Is the boob job make-up also, or did you benefit from implants? Good one mate

    Sea Wolf Pipers

    "Like the mariners of old, a loner is acceptable but a pipe is best enjoyed in a pack"
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Yipes. Growth hormones. I wouldn't want to see his blood work.

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    No wonder you had a stroke.

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    Why can't there be an Unsee button just like there is an Undo button?

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    The young pink woman leather fetishist made me wonder if it was an extravagant make-up job that was then peeled and washed off to reveal a young woman in more regular form, or if this is some sort of permanent appearance, which of course I hope not. I try not to gape or be intolerant when I see young folks with ear loops and piercing, and they are often pleasant and helpful at their jobs. I just lament the one time in their lives when they have the best appearance that they are so self-defeating in making modifications.

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  29. sablebrush52

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    Makeover? What makeover?

    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
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Georged, you still have a great mind and that's all that matters to me. You did look a little different when we visited at the Chicago Show, and I did have a hard time keeping eye contact with you, but it's what's on the inside that counts.

    Pipestud
    Posted 2 months ago #
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    Lame theory: I think that many young people who are, or could be, attractive are subject to dark moods that come with a kind of self-hatred, hence the weird modifications of appearance unrelated to their actual "looks." You sometimes encounter young visual artists who look fine but will do self-portratis that are zombie-like. I'm assuming the "pink lady" is a costume and make-up project that got removed that evening, or so I hope. Although I know it is a makeover of a Forums member into the pipe show spirit. (I'm so earnestly non-tech; this is probably all photoshop; where else would you get those eyes with no whites at all?)

    Posted 2 months ago #

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