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Which Smokes Make You Feel Manly?

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  1. sablebrush52

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    I was having this discussion with jiminks a few days ago and we agreed that it would be an interesting topic to discuss. Jim wisely chose not to post on this. I, on the other hand, have so such wisdom and less shame, so here I go!

    My choice is a combination of Holly's Non Plus Ultra and Mixture 79.

    So what smokes settle any gender identity issues for you, put hair on your chest, or otherwise leave you walking tall with the toilet seat up?

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    Five Brothers! or any of the twists. Subtle flavors are for sissies. To encourage maximum mustache growth, go for a sledgehammer blend.

    De Gustibus Non Est Disputandum
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    I was laughing before I even finished reading the title!

    Definitely the Gawith & Hogarth ropes. Smoking them makes me feel like a big burly mountain man.... I just finished chopping down a giant sequoia with just my hatchet, which I used earlier to shave and clean up my beard line, which I also used to fight off the Grizzly bear that attacked me at my campsite. Smoking them makes me sit right back down again after I stand up too quickly after day dreaming all of the above....

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    Five Brothers and Twists I would consider all day smokes. Never get a nic hit from a pipe. Really can't think of gender in pipe smoking.

    Damnation seize my soul if I give you quarters, or take any from you.
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    Aros. You have to be a man to be able to handle scorn and abuse.

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    Not the upland clover bloom...
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    Sillem’s Commodore Flake is top in my book.

    I will also say cherry blends. Seriously, that’s what my all the men in my family smoked.

    Neal
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    Tambolaka mixed 50/50 with Brown Irish X

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    Summer's Eve.

    Ubi Ignis Est?
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    None of them. Oh, wait, maybe it's all of them! I suppose when you have to work to get a bowlful it's more manly. Such as chopping (see AR's post again, worth it!), pulling apart, drying, more chopping, loading. Then using a 19th C lighter, such as:

    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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    Those first few moments of a strong perique, especially on the retrohale.

    Picayune comes to mind. It eventually settles down, but the initial hit can make my eyes water.

    Gunner, Black Frigate. Say "Hello" to my little friend!
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    I've only smoked a couple that have even caused hiccups. Those same blends did not taste good to me either. I'm quite secure with my manhood and try to only smoke blends I enjoy. If for some reason I feel the need to test my manhood, I'll go pick a fight with my wife. That's way more painful than an overdose of nicotine.

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    None. I don’t feel any more masculine from smoking a pipe.

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    Macbaren bold Kentucky

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    Old Dark Fired, Bold Kentucky.

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    [/quote]Old Dark Fired, Bold Kentucky.[quote]

    This^^^^

    Been experimenting with dark birdseye.... whoa... Like a shag cut ODF with a kick!

    "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest." Charles Lamb
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    And let’s not forget about the venerable Black Frigate. Aaarrrggghhh...

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    I’m gonna have to go with Rattray’s Exotic Orange.
    It reminds me of having a lady tell me she likes my pink shirt, and I just have to say, “It’s not pink, it’s watermelon”.

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    Granger, Semois medium or thick cut, or D&R Two Timer, for being good basic tobacco without too much effort to amaze the gods.

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    C&D's Billy Budd and Big & Burley, although I just finished a bowl of Big & Burley and feel like a buttercup.

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    Peterson Irish Flake is the strongest blend in my cellar. It is the only blend that I make sure I have had something to eat before smoking it.

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    Ropes, bah! GH&Co’s Dark plug’ll put hair on your chest. Engine #99 and Billy Budd are pretty manly as well.

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    Engine #99 and Billy Budd

    Totally addicted to both of these.

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    What, no Captain Black Grape?

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    Straight burley.

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    Royal Yacht, Condor, Hyde Park, Key Largo and about any pouch I can cram in my shirt pocket have the requisite strength to put even more hair on my chest.

    A man that hoards up riches and enjoys them not, is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
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    What, no Captain Black Grape?
    That's what this guy smokes.

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    OK, my 2c, it is not the tobacco but the preparation. Carving up a plug tobacco with your trusty Bowie hunting knife must be the path to manliness!!

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    I'll have to go with twists and ropes. Not for their nicotine content, but rather as these forms were used by sailors in the days of sail where sissies dared not tread.

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    I'm in the rope camp. Nothing spells manly like GH Rum Twist. That'll put some hair on your chest.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

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    OK, my 2c, it is not the tobacco but the preparation. Carving up a plug tobacco with your trusty Bowie hunting knife must be the path to manliness!!

    Agree. Prep is the key. Biting off a chunk of rope and splintering it with your fingernails might be impressive. Lighting with a kitchen match off your beard (or merkin) —very impressive.

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    Jesse, I know where you might be going with this thread. So, I'll ask the the question, "How are we defining manly?"

    A man without a shillelagh is a man without an expedient.
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    Jesse, I know where you might be going with this thread. So, I'll ask the the question, "How are we defining manly?"

    We-llll, we were overdue for another manliness thread...

    And that's all I'll say.

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    Sable,

    I'd offer that it is the smoking of a pipe that is the manly thing. The tobacco within the pipe is simply for the pleasure of he who smokes it.

    Cheers,

    Chili

    “Pipe: a primary masculine symbol with authoritarian overtones but also indicative of reliability and contentment.”
    -The Dictionary of Visual Language, 1980
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    At this very moment, some woman is probably reading this thread while smoking a huge pipe filled with fresh cut uncured tobacco that is just simply dripping with nicotine, thinking, "Silly, silly little boys...."

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    My wife has an affinity for Cotton Boll.

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    None. I don't feel manly about smoking pipes. That's why I bought this "not-manly" pipe, which is, by my standards, the most beautiful ever made.

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    I have smoked straight Perique and Latakia. I have tried several ropes, but didn't enjoy them.

    Most of my smoking is in my woodworking shop. Thus, even if I am enjoying a raspberry aromatic, I am surrounded by power tools. I really need to rake out all the woodchips and sawdust on the floor.

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    Interesting question. I would have to say chewing some brown twist, letting the chewed remains dry out in your hat and then conditioning it by finishing the process by stuffing it down your crotch and then smoking it in a broken clay pipe!

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    So what smokes settle any gender identity issues for you, put hair on your chest, or otherwise leave you walking tall with the toilet seat up?

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    Well Played, Sable, well played.
    The guy who cut the phrase that talking about manliness is the least manly thing one can do, just trimmed some manly points from some forum members, ha ha.

    Michael
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    I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK....

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    To be a manly blend it must first be Burley or Burley-based.
    War Horse Ready Rubbed fits the bill very well.
    War Horse Ready Rubbed is for smoking, War Horse Bar is for lunch.

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    Have you considered becoming a spokes person for the Standard Tobacco Company!

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    As a former member once said, I can think of nothing less manly then talking about what is manly.

    Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
    Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close
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    Copenhagen original makes me feel like a bro.

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    A Toscano Originale cigar and for pipe tobacco Captain Black White. Those are the two opposites of the manly spectrum, both are manly but in different contexts.

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    What makes a man?

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

    “Bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.” – George Carlin
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    Brian, that's crude, but impossible to argue!

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    GLP Raven’s Wing or Edgeworth Ready Rubbed

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    I'd have to go with G&H Brown Twist Sliced (same blend as Happy Brown Bogie). Black Irish X is pretty close...actually it might win since you need a knife to cut it, or maybe your teeth if you're extra manly.

    It isn't as strong, but Jack Knife Plug is pretty manly as well.

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    1792 mixed with Five Brothers......especially when conscious

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    Cigars.

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    I'm feeling irresistable with ANY tobacco - ask the girls!

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    There's several more stanzas to this poem- this is the final one:


    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
    Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

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    This is what makes me feel super manly and might even be considered today as an example of toxic masculinity :

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    This is what makes me feel super manly and might even be considered today as an example of toxic masculinity :

    LOL, that’s classic!

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    Thank you. It's Gawith Hoggarth & Co.: Black Irish X twist and, if you want to join
    the real men around here :wink:, it's available at:
    https://www.smokingpipes.com/pipe-tobacco/gawith-hoggarth/Black-Irish-X/product_id/3896/bulk

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    I've just realized its shape reminds me of something...

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    I think that's a rhinoceros' schlong.

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    anthony416,

    OK, my 2c, it is not the tobacco but the preparation. Carving up a plug tobacco with your trusty Bowie hunting knife must be the path to manliness!!

    This is how I remember my Grandfather. He'd carve off a few chunks of Days'o Work or like that, and then rub it up in his massive hands, and then load it and smoke it.

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    Cockstrong....but just because of the name. I’ve never actually tried it. Could be a good substitute for Viagra!

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    Here’s an excerpt from a review on Tobacco Reviews on SG Black Irish X:

    It's a big world, and there is room for all manner of styles and tastes, yet I cannot for a moment imagine anyone enjoying this. It is downright brutal in its assault on the senses, and brings shame to our gentle art.

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    I love ropes. Black Twist XX and ODF mixed 50/50 is a nice morning smoke with a cup of coffee.

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