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The Art of Manliness

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  1. indianafrank

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    Don't know if any of you are familiar with this online blog. Lots of interesting information.

    Here is one of it's articles.

    The Art Of Manliness Pipe Smoking For Beginners

    I don't know where I'm going...but sooner or later I'll get there.
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    Yes, I checked it out a few times. Tells you how to do all kinds of stuff.........

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    Threads about manliness are unmanly.

    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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    I believe I've read that truism before. Perhaps by the same author. Perhaps on every "manliess" thread, and there have been many, that has appeared on this site.

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    I just watch Home Improvement.

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    Manliness threads always turn me on.
    It's ok Frank, you probably didn't know that we've been down this thread before. They always get very interesting, ha ha.

    Michael
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    Manliness threads always turn me on.

    Like the spin on a traditional topic!

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    Concern for one's own manliness is but a step away from metrosexuality.

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    When you braid your armpit hair, do you braid to the left or to the right?

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    Apparently Hemingway wore a chest wig. Sad!

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    Apparently Hemingway wore a chest wig. Sad!

    Did he use human hair? Was it braided?

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    @ sablebrush52....

    I just did a perfect, "spit-take" while drinking my morning coffee. Hilarious comments. Thanks....you made my day start with an out loud, laugh.

    *****************************************************************************

    Interesting article. Some of these brief, "how-to-smoke-a-pipe" tutorials can be informative, especially for the first time pipe-smokers. I wish I read a few how-tos" before I loaded my first briar with Mixture No. 79, and freight-trained my head into the nearest toilet.

    But.... some of the older, vintage tutorials can be a bit ridiculous. I could just see a bunch of mincing GQ fops, showing up at a pipe show, wearing brocade, smoking jackets! "The Manscaped-Millennial-Metrosexual Snowflakes of The Briar".

    Grab your chest wig, and merkin and meet me at the Dunhill table.

    Frank
    NYC

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    Manscaped-Millennial-Metrosexual

    Why are we talking about Apple again?

    "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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    It looks like I poked a hornets nest about being manly. I'd say more...but it's time for my weekly waxing.

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    When it comes to manliness guides, I'm reminded of this quote by Marcus Aurelius: "Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one."

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    Those who are really concerned will call some spot in their house a "man cave".

    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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    Me testicles have testicles....

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    Here we go!

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    Sable I believe you are right...unmanly. Lazar may have hit on something that these blogs are written by metro dudes who think wearing flannels and growing beard is equal to smoking a Marlboro Red and dragging heavy stuff with chains so big they would slow down the meanest pit bull.

    They're plum loco. All of them.
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    indianafrank...

    Interesting site. Read thru all of it. Thanks,

    New Yawk Frank

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    sumusfumus -

    Interesting site. Read thru all of it. Thanks,

    I've been reading that site for a while.

    I don't believe Jack London, Louis l'amour, Hemingway, were metrosexuals, or unmanly. And yet that blog suggests reading those authors.

    It also has articles related to the art of self defense, hunting, archery, hiking, boating, and trout fishing.

    BTW, I live in NY.

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    After reading that blog post, I question whether the writer has ever smoked a pipe. Meerschaum is not a clay like material. It is not really more expensive than a good briar pipe.
    Sure, maybe I'm nitpicking, but something about the tone of the article struck me as condescending.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
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    Peck had the ultimate responce to ALL manliness threads, and it cracks me up everytime I read it. http://pipesmagazine.com/forums/topic/the-dying-art-of-manliness#post-634604
    But, Jack London and Hemingway are obvious Hipster books. In fact the newest hipster used book store/exotic coffee shop in town even has a special section of Hemingway. But, I also enjoy their books, even if they are "hip."

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    Peck's response is a classic.

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    I love these threads. I'm always waiting for that one guy to come out of the woodwork. Waiting.

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    Well, even though I am not Hemmingway's hugest fan, and even though he was a hipster, I do have to say he did at least wrap his fried fish in bacon, along with everything else. That is something only a man would do.

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    He had some cool cats too.

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    Well, even though I am not Hemmingway's hugest fan, and even though he was a hipster, I do have to say he did at least wrap his fried fish in bacon, along with everything else. That is something only a man would do.

    Yes, but did Hemmingway dye his nipple hair?

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    Manliness can be a good thing. Right now it seems to result as in many prematurely dead people and much mutilation as it does in healthy live births. That sort of un-sells the product. Maybe "humanity" should be the emphasis right now.

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    Hemingway a hipster?? I thought he died before hipsters became a thing.

    Anyway, for amusement, a three year old thread is linked above, and it in turn links to a four year old one.

    And, yes, Peck's retorts are among the best.

    Off to the hairdresser's now....

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    Actually, Hemingway hung out in Paris with the hip artists of the day. He was a Gertrude Stein boy, meaning, that he was in her circle of friends, along with all of the big names of the day. He would have definitely been in among the closest thing to a group of hipsters of his day.

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    OK, close, but no cigar! The reasoning: "hipster" has a negative connotation for many, and is a fairly new term, no? Or maybe I am picking nits, and he was a lot closer to the modern term than I had thought.

    Was Scott Fitzgerald hip? I dunno.

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    Please join me in a viewing of The Lumberjack Song, followed by reciting the Red Green Man's Prayer:

    I'm a man
    but I can change
    if I have to
    I guess...

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    "And I thought you were so rugged!"

    Monty Python is almost always a good finale....

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    On a serious note, and well worth reading, is THIS eulogy on Lars Ivarsson.
    A very reasonable portrait of a man.

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    Funny about Hemingway and Gertrude. He discarded her along with other mentors, Sherwood Anderson, etc. But if you read her work (as much as you can stand for its repetitiousness) and then read some of the best of Hemingway, stories and early novels and selected later work, you realize that he learned a lot from her musical cadence in prose. He'd probably break my face at the accusation, but he made wonderful use of her innovation, and did far better work with it.

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    Good stuff, MSO. Stein did more to bring together different brains to set forth the new age of modernism in the 20th century than any other thinktank. Surrounding herself with artists, musicians, writers, poets, philosophers, and people of every aspect of humanity, she inspired the modern age, beyond just the Arts, but set forth the foundations of the way modern man thinks and behaves. And, to think that the early days of these brainstorms took place in brothels. Ha ha.

    Everyone eventually fell away from Stein, even her most adoring follower, Pablo Picasso (The Bull), but her seeds of creativity were sewn, and she is entwined in all of 20th century thinking, technology, style, and aesthetic.
    "No one ever called Picasso an asshole"

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    Apparently Hemingway had the rare gift of not getting hungover.

    Smoking is one of the leading causes of all statistics.
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    Can't get hungover unless one stops drinking!

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    Oh yes you can! Well I can, anyway. But Hemingway became this larger-than-life character, much because of his drunk behaviour. Which luckily didn't stop him from writing, which it would have, had he been hungover all the time.

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    I just keep looking at that photo wondering if I would trust that guy to shoot an apple off my head.

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    Ha, Picasso? Nah, you'd end up looking like this...

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    About Mr. Picasso:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGcffXXZYEg

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    Haha Cosmic......Sorry sir no William Tell games for e today. Not with Pablo or Ernie. I would however like to suggest a few very highly recommendable candidates.

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