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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 My Soul for Another Pipe   10 months, 1 week ago

    From one Fred to another, thanks! You’re quite right about Palermo’s speculations - that’s not how Net Neutrality works (what we’ve got right now is what Net Neutrality is trying to preserve, as opposed to letting the Benevolent Corporate Overlords start imposing toll lanes on the Information Highway - as you correctly point out).

    As for [...]

  • Phred commented on the blog post A Surprise Around Every Corner - New Perique Blends   10 months, 1 week ago

    Oh, my…

    I’m in.

  • Phred commented on the blog post Kickin’ It Old School with a Sazerac & Best Brown Flake   1 year ago

    I had my first Sazerac in New Orleans, and fell in love immediately. I had several more before I left, including a version at the Three Muses made with orange bitters (sadly, not on their current menu). Currently, I make do with a version served by the local Alamo Draft House whenever I’m in the [...]

  • Phred commented on the blog post Spend More for a Bargain   1 year, 2 months 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   1 year, 4 months ago

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