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Besides, if we had been smart we'd have named this the cigar and humidor porn thread. :rofl:

Tangent question: anyone really getting porn-off from pictures? Worked when we were 13 or so and the Nat Geo pics and Sears catalog undies pics may have done the trick. Now a days has to be video. So then this should have been called the "Cigar, Pipe, and Related when-we-were-kids porn thread" to reflect that pics - almost any pics really - is all we need!


:bouncinggirl: I'm sure this would have done the trick circa 1984 or so
 

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Tangent question: anyone really getting porn-off from pictures? Worked when we were 13 or so and the Nat Geo pics and Sears catalog undies pics may have done the trick. Now a days has to be video. So then this should have been called the "Cigar, Pipe, and Related when-we-were-kids porn thread" to reflect that pics - almost any pics really - is all we need!

:lol: Reminds me of the "who jizzed in my mag" scene in the movie This Is The End. Danny McBride says to James Franco, "you're jizzing to a magazine like a fucking pilgrim! Who jizzes to a magazine anymore, dude?" :rofl: It goes something like that...one of my favorite scenes in a movie it's so hilarious.

I'm not embarrassed to tell you guys the first time I ever jerked off--but only produced dog water and didn't actually jizz--was yanking my stick over the actual picture below of Raquel Welch when I was about seven-years-old. I guess you could say I was highly sexual as a kid....:lol:


 

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Gillian Turner reminds me of her. She is the prettiest looking woman on fox news to me likely because of that.

 

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My Czech tool, pipe cleaners (both for my pipe that comes in soon), and humidor water based hydro liquid came in today. I will start prepping the humidor (as in set a soaked sponge in it for three days, on plastic) since it has been dry dry dry for years and years. Eventually I will sand the lip.

LANL shuts down for Christmas, and re-opens Jan 2. With my work schedule that means my last day is Dec 20, coming back to work Jan 2 (and no, we don't just get all those days off, have to take forced vacation for four days). But the week of Jan 2 is my short week, so I would only work two days. This means if I take Jan 2 - 3 off, that puts me back to work Jan 7; 17 days off. Whew! I just may do that. Get a lot of Honey Do's done, including this humidor project. Hmmm.....
Instead of using a sponge that dries out quick, get yourself the tiny beads that soak up distilled water and grow something like 50x its size.
This will keep your hydration even and steady longer this month or bi-month checkups. They are dirt cheap if you buy them loose. As soon as you buy them in a prepack for the "CIGAR" industry, they cost stupid expensive. Often used in the decor and flower arrangement industry. And the best part is they are reusable. When they shrink and dry up, just rehydrate. I have mine in a very shallow tray, and its easy to just pour water back in, as my humidor has slide out drawers.

Enjoy! I have not had the Opus, I dont think, but plenty of that last Fuente, often in the Hemingway line of red and black labels. Great smoke.
 

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The Betrothed, by Rudyard Kipling

"You must choose between me and your cigar."
-- BREACH OF PROMISE CASE, CIRCA 1885.



Open the old cigar-box, get me a Cuba stout,
For things are running crossways, and Maggie and I are out.

We quarrelled about Havanas -- we fought o'er a good cheroot,
And I knew she is exacting, and she says I am a brute.

Open the old cigar-box -- let me consider a space;
In the soft blue veil of the vapour musing on Maggie's face.

Maggie is pretty to look at -- Maggie's a loving lass,
But the prettiest cheeks must wrinkle, the truest of loves must pass.

There's peace in a Larranaga, there's calm in a Henry Clay;
But the best cigar in an hour is finished and thrown away --

Thrown away for another as perfect and ripe and brown --
But I could not throw away Maggie for fear o' the talk o' the town!

Maggie, my wife at fifty -- grey and dour and old --
With never another Maggie to purchase for love or gold!

And the light of Days that have Been the dark of the Days that Are,
And Love's torch stinking and stale, like the butt of a dead cigar --

The butt of a dead cigar you are bound to keep in your pocket --
With never a new one to light tho' it's charred and black to the socket!

Open the old cigar-box -- let me consider a while.
Here is a mild Manila -- there is a wifely smile.

Which is the better portion -- bondage bought with a ring,
Or a harem of dusky beauties, fifty tied in a string?

Counsellors cunning and silent -- comforters true and tried,
And never a one of the fifty to sneer at a rival bride?

Thought in the early morning, solace in time of woes,
Peace in the hush of the twilight, balm ere my eyelids close,

This will the fifty give me, asking nought in return,
With only a Suttee's passion -- to do their duty and burn.

This will the fifty give me. When they are spent and dead,
Five times other fifties shall be my servants instead.

The furrows of far-off Java, the isles of the Spanish Main,
When they hear my harem is empty will send me my brides again.

I will take no heed to their raiment, nor food for their mouths withal,
So long as the gulls are nesting, so long as the showers fall.

I will scent 'em with best vanilla, with tea will I temper their hides,
And the Moor and the Mormon shall envy who read of the tale of my brides.

For Maggie has written a letter to give me my choice between
The wee little whimpering Love and the great god Nick o' Teen.

And I have been servant of Love for barely a twelvemonth clear,
But I have been Priest of Cabanas a matter of seven year;

And the gloom of my bachelor days is flecked with the cheery light
Of stumps that I burned to Friendship and Pleasure and Work and Fight.

And I turn my eyes to the future that Maggie and I must prove,
But the only light on the marshes is the Will-o'-the-Wisp of Love.

Will it see me safe through my journey or leave me bogged in the mire?
Since a puff of tobacco can cloud it, shall I follow the fitful fire?

Open the old cigar-box -- let me consider anew --
Old friends, and who is Maggie that I should abandon you?

A million surplus Maggies are willing to bear the yoke;
And a woman is only a woman, but a good Cigar is a Smoke.

Light me another Cuba -- I hold to my first-sworn vows.
If Maggie will have no rival, I'll have no Maggie for Spouse
 

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Brilliant poem!! Fifty dusky beauties tied with a string - what a harem of good smokes!


I am going to have this made into a nice script type poster/wood plaque or something like that and put up in my bourbon/cigar space when I expand the house. My two leather wingback chairs near my bourbon bar and humidor resting place, this hangning on the wall, the row after row of leather bound books. Some day, hopefully not too far off.
 

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My dad used to smoke cigars and pipes when we were kids. The cigars were these Filipino crappers he got hooked on when we lived in the P.I., and so they smelled like, well, crappers. :lol: Thank goodness he typically smoked those when he did yard work or else home improvement stuff on weekends. His pipe smoking, though, was usually in the evenings while we watched TV as a family. He smoked Borkum Riff (sp?), although I could look out in my garage because I still have a number of those old tobacco tins out in my garage that hold nails, etc. :lol: Your pipe smoking brings back fond memories. :)
 

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I tried pipe smoking for a while I just could NOT get the hang of packing a bowl properly. It wouldn’t stay lit no matter what I tried. The one time I did, it was enjoyable. But it got too frustrating, which is the opposite of what I’m looking for.
 

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I tried pipe smoking for a while I just could NOT get the hang of packing a bowl properly. It wouldn’t stay lit no matter what I tried. The one time I did, it was enjoyable. But it got too frustrating, which is the opposite of what I’m looking for.

I have yet to pack a bowl myself, but as I understand it the trick is not to over pack it and make sure the tobacco is not too wet or dry. From what I have seen you have to double light. The first swells the tobacco requiring you to use the tamp part of the tool to lightly tamp it back down. This break I'll see how I fare at it.
 

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My dad used to smoke cigars and pipes when we were kids. The cigars were these Filipino crappers he got hooked on when we lived in the P.I., and so they smelled like, well, crappers. :lol: Thank goodness he typically smoked those when he did yard work or else home improvement stuff on weekends. His pipe smoking, though, was usually in the evenings while we watched TV as a family. He smoked Borkum Riff (sp?), although I could look out in my garage because I still have a number of those old tobacco tins out in my garage that hold nails, etc. :lol: Your pipe smoking brings back fond memories. :)

I'm going to BOLO for some old tobacco tins, whiskey bottles, stuff like that. One day when I build that extension out and build my bourbon cabinet I will display some things like that. You spelled it right - now in pouches!
 

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I have yet to pack a bowl myself, but as I understand it the trick is not to over pack it and make sure the tobacco is not too wet or dry. From what I have seen you have to double light. The first swells the tobacco requiring you to use the tamp part of the tool to lightly tamp it back down. This break I'll see how I fare at it.

My dad gave me his pipe tool that includes a tamping end, a poker, etc., when he gave up pipe smoking. He knows I'm very sentimental and I was glad to receive it. :) I still use the poking tool for cigars that are not drawing well. Thanks, Dad!




I'm going to BOLO for some old tobacco tins, whiskey bottles, stuff like that. One day when I build that extension out and build my bourbon cabinet I will display some things like that. You spelled it right - now in pouches!

I have some Borkum Riff containers for you, and some Filipino El Presidente boxes I inherited from my dad. :D I'd have to find other containers, though, to store the nails, screws, and other odds and ends.
 

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From what I have seen you have to double light. The first swells the tobacco requiring you to use the tamp part of the tool to lightly tamp it back down.
That jogs my memory... I was talking about this with a few of my pipe-smoking buddies, and they said you usually need to tamp it down several times while smoking a bowl. I never did that. So I just might give it another try sometime. The bonus is that pipe smoking tobacco is waaaayyyy cheaper. The only objectionable thing is when someone smokes a blend with Latakia in it. GAWD, that shit puts the stank in stink!
 

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That jogs my memory... I was talking about this with a few of my pipe-smoking buddies, and they said you usually need to tamp it down several times while smoking a bowl. I never did that. So I just might give it another try sometime. The bonus is that pipe smoking tobacco is waaaayyyy cheaper. The only objectionable thing is when someone smokes a blend with Latakia in it. GAWD, that shit puts the stank in stink!

Uh Oh - the special blend I bought has that in it. Gets rave reviews. Here is what the site states:




What is in it?
Inside the tin is a very dense crumble cake of strong and dark looking tobacco.
Latakia: Cyprean Latakia is present in quantity. This is usually near the front of the flavor profile.
Black Cavendish: This is unsweetened and untopped. Perhaps adding some sweetness, this must be used in a small quantity.
Virginia: Both Red and Black Stoved Virginia are used. This brings a rich earthy flavor to the blend.
Oriental: Upgraded sun cured Oriental is used in this Special Reserve. There is a saltiness and sweet and sour flavor from this component.
Perique: The spiciness and fermented fruit flavor comes from a small amount of perique.

What does it smoke like?
Seattle Pipe Club's Plum Pudding Special Reserve is so good it's unreal. Many blends pressed and presented in plugs or flakes have a consistent flavor profile. I found a lot of variation in flavors here. Like a good ribbon cut, the smoke meandered all over the flavor spectrum. You will find sweetness, sour briny flavor, buttery creaminess, and rich smokiness. Suprisingly, the Latakia is hard to distinguish, as it alone is steady throughout the bowl. Every other component fades in and out, but they all have a bitter woody smokiness with them. All of the flavors of an English mixture are here, and presented in a traditional manner. I would call this a great tobacco for a new to English smoker. With the clarity of flavor, it would allow one to identify the components they do and do not like and this could guide future purchases. Make no mistake; if this blend is a limited run, and it seems to be, it will be very sought after and remembered fondly when production ceases.
 

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There were a couple of guys at the smokeshop that liked blends heavy with Latakia. So some folks like it, I guess. To me, it has an acrid, pungent spicy smell to it that's obnoxious.
 

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Nah, my man. If you want the best, you want meerschaum. This would suit someone of your newfound wealth:


 

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Excited! We collect older books, and I stumbled on this 1899 edition of the Kipling cigar poem I posted above. Love that poem, and now for Christmas the kids got me this :) :) Not supposed to know, but Amazon, so I know! Won't get here by Christmas but will get here.
 

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