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  1. Doc Manhattan

    New Feline Addition

    So I get a picture message on my phone from the wife the other day. A cute white and orange kitten hiding in a planter. The internet is abundant with cute cat pictures, so I figure that's where it's from, say "DAWWWW" and move on. Then the scales fall from my eyes: our planter. Our shelf...
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    History Topic Guidelines

    If you're quoting or referring to another source, please list the source and (if digital) link to the original site. Please don't copy-and-paste entire articles. More than a paragraph, try to paraphrase and give the link. Posts that are primarily personal opinions about pipes/tobacco belong in...
  3. Doc Manhattan

    A Very Nietzsche Father's Day

    I, for one, welcome our new robot father overlords... Happy father's day to all dads and dad-figures, gents, human or more-human-than-human.
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    Mozart on his own Violin

    I'm not at all knowledgable on music of this era, but this is pretty cool--hearing Mozart's compositions on two of his stringed instruments, live in 2013. (Audio from NPR gets posted after the...
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    Do you know where your towel is? (Happy Towel Day, everyone.) :mrgreen:
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    Best Bartab ID ever

    I guess the briar sticks out a bit at the cigar bar. (Left the contact info legible because you should def. swing by the Owl Shop if you're ever in the Elm City... drop me a line, I'll buy you one if I can make it down.)
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    Bard Problems

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    Fantasy Football Managers?

    Any Fantasy managers out there? I can't be the only one. What sort of league do you play in? How was your draft? How's your season so far?
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    RIP Hal David

    One of the all-time great songwriters, especially as half of Bacharach and David. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" frameborder="0" loading="lazy" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Retirement: Planned

    The Briar Pipe Apartments for seniors in Pennacook, NH. Probably ripe for a takeover by BoBs in their dotage.
  11. Doc Manhattan

    Can a Fastball be too Fast?

    Short answer: Yes. Long answer:
  12. Doc Manhattan

    Vonnegut's Easy-Clean Pipe

    Buried in one of the ubiquitious list-o-surprising-facts articles on the Internet, I learned that novelist Kurt Vonnegut has a patent on an easy-to-clean pipe. I'm no good at reading blueprints, but it appears that there's a...
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    Is it just me, or does the Icelandic "No Swimming" graphic look a lot like a pipe bobbing in the ocean? DANGER: DO NOT DROP PIPE IN SEA. (Also, the riptide warning looks surprisingly calm, like "Hey guys, come on over and see my wavy spear collection!")
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    Hey, where'd that thread go?

    Gents, I've been working hospital night shifts for the past month, which limits BoB moderating time (to say nothing of my pipe smoking time!) I have another stint of that coming soon, but as I have a little free time, I'm going to catch up on my old moderator duty of sorting posts into...
  15. Doc Manhattan

    Proud / Uh-Oh

    Sitting outside yesterday with the family, puffing on some Ten Russians in a Pete author... I gesture at my son (six months) with my pipe... and he grabs the stem and starts trying to put it in his mouth! In a way, I'm very proud to have a natural born briar man. In another way, I'm a little...
  16. Doc Manhattan

    And now, a possum on a snowboard.

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    Keen's Churchwarden Archive

    Great article in today's Times about tracking down an old clay house pipe at Keen's Chop House in NYC. If you have the chance, Keen's is totally worth the trip... even if you...
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    Trading Post Rules Brief

    Per a member suggestion (hat-tip to Kyle), here is a very brief overview of the Trading Post rules, for the info of new members who have not yet reached the point of access. 1. The Trading Post is for member-to-member sales and trade. 2. Members may not do any commerce in the TP until they've...
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    Reminder: Please check for existing user topics

    Hey fellas! Thanks for embracing the BBBB--I hope it's helping make your trading experiences even better. One quick reminder: Please to see if there's an existing topic for the user you're reviewing before making a new topic. Remember that as more and more users are reviewed, this might require...
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    Leaving Feedback in the BBBB

    This area is to offer public feedback on trades and sales in the Trading Post. A few guidelines: 0. This is not just for negative feedback. Share your good experiences. That's most of them, I think. :D 1. You must use the topic for the name of the user you're reviewing. a. Check first if...