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  1. jollyroger

    What Music Are You Listening To? - July 2017

    Radiohead - OK Computer & A heart shaped moon.
  2. jollyroger

    My Freakin' Hands are Tired

    deathmetal I dig. I actually didn't truly enjoy writing code until 3 years into my career when i stumbled onto a colleague who showed me what engineering is all about and how good coders are artists in their field. From there my curiosity and stubborness took over and I started loving every...
  3. jollyroger

    My Freakin' Hands are Tired

    Business school was easy enough that I could afford the luxury of procastinating. The same could not be said for Comp Sci. It was so heavily math orieted and coding required practice. Memorising was only the very first step and was worthless without complete understanding and knowing how to...
  4. jollyroger

    What Do You Look For In A Va/Per?

    I look to make sure that it's in a tin with the label "Samuel Gawith St. James flake". Whatever's in there, that's what I'm looking for.
  5. jollyroger

    Smoking Pipes and Picking Locks (What's your hobby?)

    I like finding security weaknesses in corporate applications. I then bring it their attention in a manner that provides them with a clear understanding of the issue and its solution, without costing them the damage that could be done by a malicious party. I never use the weakness maliciously or...
  6. jollyroger

    The Bad Dad Joke Thread

    Back during my service, when I was down and occasionally called my father for a cheer up, he'd always finish the call with this joke: An old man walk into a bar, takes a seat and immediately spots a young punk in a spiked leather jacket and ridiculously high rainbow colored mohawk hairdo...
  7. jollyroger

    It's Finally Happening - Future Relocation

    I've lived abroad for the better part of my life. While born and raised in the USA, I've spent quite a portion of my life elsewhere. Besides having to deal with international shipping of tobacco, I've had the constant longing to that which I left behind. Up until recently returning meant...
  8. jollyroger

    It Looks Like Sherlock Holmes' Pipe!

    At work - The smart-ass: "Where do you think you are, the Shire?" Me: "well I did until you ugly orcs arrived." Outside a bar - The rude fool: "You probably think that's classy but you look like an idiot." Me: "I have a dick." The fool: "Man what?" Me: "oh, I assumed you were trying to be...
  9. jollyroger

    Some New P&C Blends-So Little Time

    Russ, any idea how a foreigner like me can get my hands on some of these that aren't available via smokingpipes, as P&C don't ship internationally.
  10. jollyroger

    How Long Does It Take You To Finish 1.8oz?

    I'd recommend you find additional tabacconists or order from abroad in an effort to avoid captain black. I almost quit the pipe entirely because of Captain black, thinking that all pipe tobacco was similar to it, but after having tried several Samuel Gawith flakes and some Hearth & Home blends...
  11. jollyroger

    Aging In An Unopened Jar Vs Unopened Tin

    Hi everyone, I've been curious about a matter and wanted more perspective. I haven't had the luxury of tasting any well aged tobacco in the past several years, nothing with more than a year. I was wondering if anybody had the opportunity to taste a brand that has aged for a certain period of...
  12. jollyroger

    Creating A Bowl By Mixing Tobacco At Various Degrees of Dryness?

    Hi guys, I was recently experimenting with some SG flake, trying to determine the proper balance when it comes to hydration when lighting the bowl. I could clearly make out flavors that exist when smoked damp out of the jar and that are lost when granted sufficient time to dry prior to...
  13. jollyroger

    A Farewell to Tin Art

    I would totally buy a brand that had an image of an alligator giving the finger with one hand, pointing to the warning with the other. Call it "No shit flake".
  14. jollyroger

    Next tobacco to try

    I've also tried the blends you have been suggested, however did not like them much. That's not to say you will dislike them, but I'd go another way: I'd send you over to land of the VaPer (Virginia meets perique). 1) Hearth & Home anniversary kake for easy of use and sweet flavor. 2) Samuel...
  15. jollyroger

    Porsche Cayman

    Haven't you considered the BMW 650i coupe? I've had one in the past and it was a remarkable piece of machinery, with a lot of power and an amazingly fun drive. It is pure technology on your side and I don't recall having to fix it at all for around two years. If I had the money I'd totally get...
  16. jollyroger

    You Spin Me Right Round Baby...

    Irish flake, was my first non aromatic experience and sent me stumbling around in search of a soft landing. Didn't help that I knew nothing of sipping and puffed like a freight train. After having first tried captain black gold (horrible experience) and then tried Irish flake, it's a miracle I...
  17. jollyroger

    Rogue One: Feminist Revistionist Crap

    Fordm60, your examples shine a light on your skewed perspective of civilized society, and I see why, I've seen it countless times before among ex military. I too served for a very long period of time, but I made it a point not to forget where I came from and who I was before, in order to remain...
  18. jollyroger

    Vodka As a Cleanser

    So I've historically cleaned the bowl and stem with Jack Daniels which produced an excellent taste in the long run. I recently ran out and concurrently been gifted a bottle of premium Gray Goose Vodka. Neither my wife nor I like vodka as a drink, and during my first attempt to use it for the...
  19. jollyroger

    I Was Thinking About Selling My Car

    That sounds like the worst idea I've heard in the past month. It would make more sense to bathe in honey and run around yellow stone park naked. The car serves a real practical purpose. No pipe serves a 3500$ practical purpose. Don't pull the trigger, settle for a 120$ pipe that smokes just as...
  20. jollyroger

    Funny Story About A Cigar Bar

    Mothernature explained that he wasn't allowed to smoke even his own cigar, after the bar keep there belittled the quality of his FVF. Then Andy the establishment's manager claimed that only premium cigars that cost over 1$ are allowed. I call that an excuse and would not do so if he simply...