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Smoked First Pipe

December 9, 2012

Type of Pipe Usually Smoked


Latest Top Five Tobaccos

Victorian Standard
H&H Black House
H&H House of Lords
PS Luxury Bullseye Flake
H&H Daybreak

Pipes I Own (Or some of them)

Bjarne Viking Classic - Bent Apple Sitter
Bjarne Viking Classic Churchwarden
Missouri Meerschaum Country Gentleman
Missouri Meerschaum Smokable Seconds -
Great Dane

Current Favorite Pipe

Bjarne Viking Classic Bent Apple Sitter

Phred's Activity

  • Phred commented on the blog post Spend More for a Bargain   1 month ago

    Exellent essay on cost vs. value - they’re not identical. Terry Pratchett, in “Men at Arms”, described what’s now called the Sam Vimes ‘Boots’ Socioeconomic Theory of Economic Unfairness:

    “The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

    Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month [...]

  • Phred and Mephistopheles are now friends   3 months, 1 week ago

  • Phred commented on the blog post The Weather Outside is Shoddy, So I’m Gonna Have a Toddy   3 months, 1 week ago

    Hot toddys are my favorite sore throat remedies - Whisky, lemon juice, honey, and hot water. I just bump up the citrus a bit.

    As for your rum version, I do tend to prefer a Hot Buttered Rum to a straight up toddy. The butter does help give the drink a little more depth of flavor [...]

  • Phred commented on the blog post Call Me Old Fashioned   4 months, 2 weeks ago

    With the explosion in smaller micro-distilleries happening, it’s nice to see so many of the classics coming back. I had my first old-fashioned not all that long ago, and I’m looking forward to getting back around to try another.

  • Phred commented on the blog post Hats on Men and Caps on Pipes   6 months, 2 weeks ago

    I’m rekindling my adolescent love of hats - I had a wool flat cap that I wore throughout high school and into my early college years, at which point I switched to a wide-brimmed “Godfather” fedora and a (military surplus) trenchcoat. Got out of the habit when I sought gainful employment after college, and until [...]

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