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Pic from when pipe smoking wasn't unusual...

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  • Started 3 years ago by georged
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  1. georged

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    ...never mind remarkable.

    Taken in my dad's de facto "man cave" in 1979. I still have the pipe I'm holding, too---a Sav Autograph sandblast w/bamboo shank. Little doubt we were both smoking Sobranie 759, and that I whupped his butt. (He was an enthusiastic player, but predictable. Topped out at USCF 1750-ish.)

    I can't recall the pipe he is smoking but it is probably a GBD.

    As for my mom complaining, it simply never happened. Men smoked pipes, end of story, and she was never bothered by things she couldn't change (plus I'm not sure it even bothered her.)

    Dogs live such short lives... and spend most it waiting for us to come home
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  2. derfatdutchman

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    Great photo, and a great memory to boot. Thanks for sharing.

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    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. ericusrex

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    Way cool!

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    A great pic, a real keepsake

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    Love it...

    "the weez"...
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    What happened to this world??

    (rhetorical question)

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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    That photo really takes me back ... thanks for sharing!

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    Who else would trade in today for the times in that picture.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. deathmetal

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    Great picture. Love the 70s boom box.

    Keep smoking in public, gents. We can normalize this fashion yet again.

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  10. danielplainview

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    Worthy of a frame and a prominent place in the man cave. Very cool.

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  11. lonestar

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    Awesome picture George !

    -Ryan Alden
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    How did you make it through that decade with normal hair?

    "An thou hast them, smoketh them!" -An Old Philosopher
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    That's just too neat.

    I'm not complaining.
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  14. carver

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    Nice picture. I'd love to have some memories likes that.

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  15. georged

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    How did you make it through that decade with normal hair?

    LOL

    I went from Marines to cop to corporate IT that decade, so never went very far off center style-wise.

    I was even semi-studly at that particular moment in time... 500 lb deadlift, 400 lb squat, and 290 BP at a bodyweight of 205.

    Ah... memories.

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  16. puffy

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    Really Great

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    That's a great pic George...a real keeper.

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    What happened to this world??

    shit

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    great photo by the way

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  20. judcole

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    Neat pic. Bet he called that room his "den" - that was an older term for "man-cave", and a much classier term, I think.

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    Thanks very much for posting this. The 70's are easy to make fun of but they were a great, great time. My Dad walked around the house with a pipe in his mouth and it was just normal. I miss those days. They will not return.

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    Neat pic. Bet he called that room his "den" - that was an older term for "man-cave", and a much classier term, I think.

    For some reason, 'man cave' sounds like a woman gave the 'den' that name.

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  23. deathmetal

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    #SmokersLivesMatter

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  24. echie

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    Such a cool photo!

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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    What a great photo. Thanks for sharing.

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    Love that pic

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    That's a family treasure!

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    A solid gold memory. Priceless.

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    Great photo. Love the Savinelli.



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    Posted 3 years ago #
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    Since the thread got such a response, I felt duty-bound to take a pic of the Sav.

    Smokes great to this day.

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    I was taken in by this picture. My cousin and I were playing a game of chess and I was puffing away. "Am I making you nervous....you're smoking a little faster than usual." He blamed the pipe for his loss, said it was distracting. I find myself wondering....was there any music playing during this match?...Or was it a quiet intense match? Also, That pipe is fantastic. Thanks for sharing this!

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  32. deathmetal

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    Looks like a jukebox with Iron Maiden playing through it in the background.

    Posted 3 years ago #
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    + to all that was said above
    and the pipe is also a Beauty to behold

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  34. brass

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    Your Dad and your pipe both have character.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  35. ghoststone

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    That is really awesome!

    Posted 3 years ago #

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