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  1. warren

    Live Long and Prosper, And Here's Why

    While I am a student of history I don't ponder my past. Can't relive it! Can't change it. As we are quoting great Americans, "I yam what I yam, what I yam!"
  2. warren

    The Future of Tobacco?

    Tobacco was heavily subsidized by Federal tax dollars long after it was a really profitable crop. One shouldn't forget that. Senators and representatives got into tobacco farming so they could subsidize their already robust salaries. Other countries subsidize their farmers today. I very much...
  3. warren

    Tobacco Log Book

    All of the different "personality types" have different needs to be satisfy. Pipe smoking, in particular, seems to bring these traits/needs to the fore. Some need all sorts of paraphernalia, others need strict order leaving nothing to chance. Then, there are the few of us who simply enjoy...
  4. warren

    New Recruit, And How To Start Them Out.

    I'm simply not an enabler and could take no joy in assisting others in wasting money by burning it up. I do it, happily but, I draw the line at assisting others. It's my wee vice and not for sharing. I see no personal satisfaction in such. If an established smoker asks an opinion on a blend...
  5. warren

    The Future of Tobacco?

    anotherbob: You are equating medical grade nicotine to nicotine absorbed via smoking and such? Really?
  6. warren

    Again, How Many Pipes Recommended?

    Unless I find another pipe I want ,,, I have a sufficient amount. There is no magic number.
  7. warren

    Swisher Sweets

    De Nobilis when working. Love 'em. Tough in the pocket and fit nicely in the mouth, hold up well, when fishing, chainsawing, etc. And ...damned tasty as per my palate. Swishers are not as tough but, I can enjoy them also under the right conditions.
  8. warren

    Bye Bye Nat Sherman

    Only self-starters and self-sustainers will be thriving by working at home. There will be some changes but, not as drastic as all the pundits seem to be predicting. There is an upside as well as a downside to "off-site" employment. A balance will be found I'm sure. My understanding is; the...
  9. warren

    The Future of Tobacco?

    Hard to be competitive after those government, "powers that be", subsidies stopped due to public pressures. Add lower prices for foreign harvests and ... well, tobacco is no longer a viable crop for most US farms. Not many complaints to be heard when the government was using my money to pay...
  10. warren

    Moving Question

    Like all the rest of the house stuff, let the movers pack it.
  11. warren

    What Do You Smoke When You’re In A Funk?

    I sold my Funk, a blue coupe, years ago but, when I usually smoke cigarettes when driving, Camels they were. Sorry but, I've fought this off long enough. I was hoping the thread would just disappear before I weakened.
  12. warren

    7 Days...

    Indeed, if you are unhappy, change vendors. I don't understand why a customer, who feels abused, would stay with the retailer. They've elected to ship one way and you can now elect to locate another vendor. It's a win-win.
  13. warren

    St. Louis Style Ribs - Recipes?

    If it's wrapped in foil it's steaming. I guess one could stretch a point and say it was stewing in its juices. I guess it's just a way to quicken the cooking. I'll try the the recipe though and see what comes out. I'm sure the flavor is great but, not a technique I'd call smoking. At the...
  14. warren

    St. Louis Style Ribs - Recipes?

    Steam finishing? I've never heard of such. Different strokes I guess. I do not use multiple methods when cooking meat usually. I grill ( What is called BBQ in most locations), broil, rarely bake and only steam, covered or foil wrapped, cooked in their own juices or added liquids as in "ribs...
  15. warren

    St. Louis Style Ribs - Recipes?

    Stubbs pork rub, an offset smoker, hickory wood preferred, at around 200-205 degrees until the meat pulls away from the end of the bone. I prefer to remove the parchment but, that's only an option. Carve into individual bones, serve with smoked garlic bread, slaw or salad of choice and smoked...
  16. warren

    What Sports Are We Fans Of?

    Curling! I forgot curling! A good game on TV can be mesmerizing. Even at my age I have to fight the urge to drive over to the rink and take a few lessons.
  17. warren

    What Sports Are We Fans Of?

    I pay no attention to the players' pregame social and political statements and antics. I tune after the anthem and such. And, I never have that problem with pro-rodeo, televised bowling, golf and other sports in which the participants are independent contractors. At least not yet. Jerseys...
  18. warren

    What Sports Are We Fans Of?

    I skied, played hockey, lacrosse, golf, rode the rough stock, and was a better than average bowler back in the day. If Da Cubbies, or Packers are on the TV I'll have it on, sound off, and glance at the score/positions now and then. I will actually watch Alpine skiing competitions, Biathlon...
  19. warren

    Views from Older Gents on Sex, Love, and Relationships in the 21st Century

    With regard to finding an acceptable "companion." Success will be determined on where you look. The angst you exhibit is nothing different than men and women has experienced through the ages. My input is, you are way too concerned with what others think of you and your life choices. But...
  20. warren

    That 70's Show VS. Happy Days

    I'm of the opinion, "TV follows the trends, feeds on them. It doesn't set them. It may accelerate them however." I'm not ready to concede that last point though. Not yet, anyways. I really doubt earlier generations were any more honest or dishonest than later generations. I guess the best...