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  • Started 2 years ago by toobfreak
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  1. toobfreak

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    Whenever your day is just going badly, your favorite pipe has cracked, your wife just accidentally caught your best tobacco set out for drying with the vacuum, you can't find your lighter and you haven't a match in the house and no one on your street smokes, the TV has gone on the fritz 30 minutes before the big sunday game, and the relatives you hate have just dropped in unannounced after a long day just as you were sitting down to dinner, don't fret. Don't let the little things get to you! Just stare at this picture and breath deeply for a few moments and all will be well, my friend, all will be well.

    To Master Po: Is it not being able to see that makes you tire of life?
    Master Po: No! It is being able to hear!
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    Nowhere in the world will such a brotherly feeling of confidence be experienced as amongst those who sit together smoking their pipes
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    Browncoats forever!

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    Sorry I'm thick headed, as Jay would say. "Browncoats"?

    Stan
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    I normally use this method:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW_s6EqOxqY

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    Browncoats forever!

    You can't take the sky from me.

    I like coffee exceedingly.
    - H. P. Lovecraft
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Don't let the little things get to you! Just stare at this picture and breath deeply for a few moments and all will be well, my friend, all will be well.

    Thanks toob. I needed that. I spent the day cleaning out my mother-in-laws house and still have a lot more to go. She was a hoarder and is assisted living now. I hauled over a half ton of trash to the dump in five trips and moved heavy objects on and off trucks all day. I can't wait for tomorrow (uggh). All I wanted to do this weekend was to watch the golf tournament and instead I'm nursing a sore body. Your story and picture combined with my pipe has given me perspective.

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    You can't take the sky from me

    Exactly what I thought this thread was about. But, the other kind of Serenity is OK too.

    The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. -Groucho Marx
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    Serenity has always been my one word definition of pipe smoking!
    Isaac

    I don't really care if the cup is half full or half empty, I just want something to sip on.
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    That is a gorgeous picture toob. Do you live there? I would love to have a view like that from my house.

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    I only wish!

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    Me too. Though I would likely use up my sick days just to sit and look.

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    Isn't the "correct" answer to soothe your frustrations by taking advantage of the last 24 hours of 10% off pipes and tobacco site wide at Smokingpipes.com?

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    Revisiting Serenity at least once a year has become standard practice for me, but Serenity can't be enjoyed without a little Firefly first.

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    No my "serenity" from home looks like this.

    June sunset looking out from the front:

    View from the back in the Autumn:

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    "Sorry I'm thick headed, as Jay would say. "Browncoats"?"

    Please excuse my ignorance but what is a 'browncoat'?

    There you go Stan

    Regards,

    Jay.

    ...take up thy stethoscope and walk...
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    Browncoat is a reference to the TV series Firefly and subsequent movie Serenity. The series rotates around a Firefly class ship called Serenity and a band of "space pirates". The captain and first mate of the crew are war veterans of a large space war and they fought on the side of the rebels who were referred to as the browncoats, due to their uniform coat color. The series was cancelled after one season, the movie was an effort to resurrect the show but it did not get enough interest from the execs to green light another season. Firefly still has a loyal set of fans, myself included who sometimes refer to themselves as Browncoats as well.

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    When you think about it, TV execs have historically fought most all of the exceptional TV shows.

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    The show was an exceptional idea, but problematic politically, and the scripts did not live up to the promise. I would have cut it too.

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

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    This reminds me, I have to visit the major Ansel Adams photography exhibit just up the street at our great North Carolina Art Museum, except the spring weather is so pretty outside, I may have to wait until a front moves through to take it inside that long. What an incredible eye for nature Adams had, and he used those large format cameras and celluloid, ah celluloid. toobfreak, those are some gorgeous photos of your home place.

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    MSO, the irony of a bunch of pipe smokers arguing for the unworthiness of film just because digital has come out makes about as much sense as arguing for the abandonment of the pipe just because the nicotine patch or vape has come out!

    Sometimes it isn't about what is easiest, cheapest or fastest as much as which one you find the greatest joy and relaxation in using--- plenty of room in the world to have both kinds.

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    Philo, thanks for the clarification, I feel so much wiser now

    Regards,

    Jay.

    Posted 2 years ago #

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