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  1. WildTurkeySurprise

    Meerschaum Pipe Display at Oz Arts, Nashville TN

    Please forgive the shoddy photography, as I didn’t have sharing them in mind when these pics were taken. The post about the $40k pipe reminded me that I attended an event awhile back at Oz Arts in Nashville, and this display happened to be just inside the entrance of the building, so I snapped a...
  2. WildTurkeySurprise

    How do you Choose What to Smoke?

    I have pint and half-pint jars: a dozen jars per carton, three cartons of each size, loaded with tobaccos across the entire spectrum, and if I don’t have one in mind beforehand, I’ll pick a carton and decide from those twelve. Also, if I open a new tin, I’ll lean on it pretty heavy for awhile.
  3. WildTurkeySurprise

    Pipe Smoking: A Thinking Man's Hobby or a Respite from Mental Chatter?

    This comment is helpful, as was your “leisure time” one above that I overlooked initially. I apologize for that. I am reminded it is not for me to judge what others take exception to. In this particular case it was truly a mystery to me, and I wanted to figure it out. While the term “hobby” is...
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    Pipe Smoking: A Thinking Man's Hobby or a Respite from Mental Chatter?

    I took your advice and reread each comment. While several people said it isn’t a hobby to them, others declared it isn’t a hobby at all, but NONE of those people explicitly said what excludes it from being a hobby or why. Someone asked for the source of OP’s “crap definition” two different times...
  5. WildTurkeySurprise

    Pipe Smoking: A Thinking Man's Hobby or a Respite from Mental Chatter?

    I find this fascinating. Given its definition, what are y’all identifying about smoking a pipe that EXCLUDES it from being a hobby for you? I want to understand this, but I don’t yet. While some of you are simply saying, “I don’t view it as a hobby,” I am asking for someone to go further by...
  6. WildTurkeySurprise

    Favorite Toast for the Holidays or any Occasion

    A favorite of mine: Here’s to best friends - The ones that have seen you at your best And seen you at your worst And they can’t tell the difference
  7. WildTurkeySurprise

    Pipe Smoking: A Thinking Man's Hobby or a Respite from Mental Chatter?

    The Oxford Dictionary of English reads plainly enough. I don’t understand the sensitivity on here surrounding the word, and I can’t find a single part of this definition that doesn’t fit perfectly with smoking a pipe. What gives?
  8. WildTurkeySurprise

    What Blend did your Grandfather Smoke?

    My grandfather smoked Prince Albert. His father smoked Sir Walter Raleigh, and I have been told they often teased each other over their differing tastes in tobacco. I happen to side with my great-grandfather in preferring SWR over PA.
  9. WildTurkeySurprise

    ***What Are You Smoking, November 2021?***

    Old Gowrie in a Peterson Aran B10.
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    ***What Are You Smoking, November 2021?***

    Father Dempsey in a Peterson Aran 05
  11. WildTurkeySurprise

    ***What Are You Smoking, November 2021?***

    More comfortable to hold. And hold it, I must; clenching these clays makes my teeth feel funny. I have the Williamsburg version as well, and I did it with each. Super easy with hemp wick: just wrap it tight and it’s done. No knots, no adhesive, it stays put on its own.
  12. WildTurkeySurprise

    ***What Are You Smoking, November 2021?***

    Amphora VA in an Old Dominion “Jamestowne” clay. I wrapped the stem with hemp wick.
  13. WildTurkeySurprise

    What Are You Listening To? ~ Nov. 2021

    Savage Lands and More Than I Could Chew are my two faves so far. 🤘🏼
  14. WildTurkeySurprise

    What Are You Listening To? ~ Nov. 2021

    Criminally underrated album. Dogs is one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs.
  15. WildTurkeySurprise

    What Are You Listening To? ~ Nov. 2021

    I’ve been steadily playing the new album from Mastodon, ”Hushed and Grim” since it came out a couple weeks ago. Not their best album, but it has some good moments.
  16. WildTurkeySurprise

    What's Your Preferred EDC Knife?

    Gerber LST. This model has been my EDC for maybe ten years; this particular knife for around two. Multiple sharpenings have pulled quite a bit of steel from the original blade profile on this one. Here’s why it rules: 1.) Can be sharpened beyond a razor edge 2.) low profile to the point I don’t...
  17. WildTurkeySurprise

    ***What Are You Smoking, November 2021?***

    Almost to the bottom of the tin. Two flakes folded and stuffed in a Brigham Algonquin.
  18. WildTurkeySurprise

    ***What Are You Smoking, November 2021?***

    EGR in a Peterson Aran 05.
  19. WildTurkeySurprise

    ***What Are You Smoking, November 2021?***

    Father Dempsey in a Peterson Aran 05. Coffee black to drink
  20. WildTurkeySurprise

    What Are You Listening To? ~ Nov. 2021

    Still absorbing the new Mastodon album, “Hushed and Grim,” released on Friday.