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  1. owen

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    Folks I just came across this account of time spent on Possesion Island by explorers in the 1820s;

    "Their [elephant seal] teeth we used to form into the bowls of pipes, and to this we would attatch the leg or wing bone of some fowl, which together formed a very good apparatus. Having no tobacco, we smoked the dry grass, and although it was but a poor substitute we were obliged to be satisfied with it."

    Quoted in W.H Tilman Mischief among the penguins.

    Elsewhere Mr Tilman talks of a sherpa who was such a smoking fiend he would smoke a lump of charcoal from a mound in the ground that had a channel leading to it to draw through.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. dottiewarden

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    I really hope it doesn't come to that; as I puff on a bowl of EMP!

    Dot
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    It's still a step above the "Dung Pipe"

    The pipe is an instrument of civilization.
    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. rmbittner

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    I can just imagine the discussions they'd have. . .

    "We smoked the dry grass. . ."

    Well, how long did you dry it out? Did you cut it up into little squares, or just fold the blades over and stuff it?

    Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that the dry grass these days doesn't taste anything like the dry grass we were smoking 10 years ago?

    I've discovered I really like a healthy dose of clover in with the grass. Does anyone know where I can get the best GrOver?

    Bob

    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. grouchydog

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    @Bob

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  6. dread

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    LOL! That's true. And imagine if they had a choice of TWO different grasses.

    ". . . I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul."
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    +1 rmbittner

    Absolutely hilarious.

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  8. owen

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    nice one Bob that made me smile. I could have been worse there could have been no grass and only Royal Yacht

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    II always wondered why Condor packs were dark green. It is just grass soaked in topping!

    Posted 5 years ago #
  10. settersbrace

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    The title says it all! Amen to that.

    De gustibus et cloribus non disputandum.
    'There is no arguing about tastes and colours.'
    Posted 5 years ago #
  11. mso489

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    I think people could get deeply bored or extremely sick smoking odd-lot vegetable matter.

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  12. rmbittner

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    "II always wondered why Condor packs were dark green. It is just grass soaked in topping!"

    Just beware of grass soaked in "natural" toppings. Being a gentleman, I will refrain from elaborating. . .

    Bob

    Posted 4 years ago #
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    Solent Green - its made from people?

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  14. rmbittner

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    Condor:

    My lawn is covered with "natural toppings," generously provided by the local fauna.

    Bob

    Posted 4 years ago #

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