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  1. woodsroad

    Great Britain Cracking Down? 2/24/23

    It’s 2024 these days, I think. Either way, the residents of the UK long ago traded freedom for the illusion of security. Nothing like this should come as a shock to anyone.
  2. woodsroad

    Nationwide ATT Cellular Outage

    It was. We played all sorts of gags on them.
  3. woodsroad

    Nationwide ATT Cellular Outage

    Before Comcast overbuilt our system with high speed coax, we had six phone lines in the house to cover my wife's business, mine, two dial-up connections and a fax machine! After we trimmed down to one line, they reassigned the other lines to new neighbors, and we got an inadvertent "party line"...
  4. woodsroad

    Nationwide ATT Cellular Outage

    East Greenville is 5 minutes from me. Cell coverage for ATT sux there.
  5. woodsroad

    Nationwide ATT Cellular Outage

    I bought my first cell phone, a Motorola brick phone, in 1991, after the newspaper that I worked for said they'd reimburse for cell calls. I had just moved out of the newspaper's circulation area, but was still in the coverage area. I covered New Jersey from Trenton north, and was on the road...
  6. woodsroad

    Need Some Advice, Please!

    Yes, people say that I'm a little touched, too.
  7. woodsroad

    Need Some Advice, Please!

    Just to be clear, this is not something that I offer to just anyone.
  8. woodsroad

    Need Some Advice, Please!

    It sounds like what you really have is an excess money problem. I can help you with that.
  9. woodsroad

    PSA: Check Your Tins Folks!

    I use one of these, but only because I got it at an auction for $35. A curling iron should work just fine.
  10. woodsroad

    Are you Happy with Dried Out Tobacco in a Trade?

    That doesn’t sound very hypothetical to me.
  11. woodsroad

    Trying Out Gawith Blends and Sharing My Impressions

    Would it be correct then to say that you can no longer get whole leaf for Dark Birds Eye, and are using threshed leaf instead? That’s unfortunate, but totally understandable.
  12. woodsroad

    Trying Out Gawith Blends and Sharing My Impressions

    She’s right, you know. Gawith manufactures with fairly modern equipment.
  13. woodsroad

    How Many Pounds are you Smoking?

    I have no brand favorites, but tend towards Virginias, Orientals and English/Balkan blends. I have too much of everything.
  14. woodsroad

    Today My Pipe Was Personal Protective Equipment!

    Yes, but how was the tractor?
  15. woodsroad

    I'm Back, MSO 489

    Has anyone else ever received FIVE pages of "Welcome Back"? No, I don't think so. Welcome Back!
  16. woodsroad

    I'm Back, MSO 489

    We were nautically impoverished there for a while.
  17. woodsroad

    A quiet turning?

    Not seeing that. At all.
  18. woodsroad

    The Passion of Collecting Pipes

    You say “passion”, I say “obsession”. Mentally healthy until it’s not. How many people here have spent large amounts of cash on “passions” that should have gone to bills, college funds, mortgage, retirement, spouses, children, etc. etc.?