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    Sunrise over the City of Angels

    Nice shot, Har!
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    What are you smoking?

    Smoking the Frog in an Ashton billiard. With a side of wicked good coffee. A superb pairing, I might add.
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    Hi from Portland, Ore

    Obelus -- Welcome aboard!
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    Hallo from Glasgow Bonnie Scotland.

    Welcome aboard, Martyn!
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    111 Gigapixel photo of Sevilla (Not a typo)

    WOW! Crazy cool; I found people from well over a mile out! Kinda scary, almost. Makes you wonder what kind of technologies exist that we the "bewildered herd" either do not know about or will simply never know about. Where's my tinfoil hat?!
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    A new brother from the Rockie Mountains

    Welcome aboard, Bahnzo! Ever hit Edwards Pipe and Tobacco shop in Denver? (Actually it's in Englewood, on S. Broadway) A very well run, classic pipe and tobacco store, with friendly, knowledgeable staff. If you haven't discovered this gem, you should seriously consider it. Edwards is a quality...
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    Hello from Ecuador!

    Watch out, Senior innovador, I just may take you up on that. Besides, these days, sneaking around after some wily trouties sounds like way more fun than laboring and suffering my way up the flanks of Chimborazo!
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    Happy Birthday talrmn35, or is it 36 now?

    Hope you have a great day!
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    Hello from Ecuador!

    Welcome to the BoB, innovador! I have always found your part of South America a fascinating region. About ten years ago I almost made an extended expedition to Ecuador/Peru/Bolivia... so I did a lot of research. Ecuador held the most fascination for me -- it is a very interesting and beautiful...
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    Rediscovering pipe smoking...

    Welcome to the BoB, Chris!
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    Hello from Calcutta India

    Welcome aboard!
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    Best bang for the buck?

    Stanwell gets my vote! But that's probably because I like their shapes/finishes better than Petes and Savs. These are the three biggies, so to speak; any one of them would probably make you happy.
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    You never know

    Great post Mark, thank you for sharing!
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    Question about GL Pease tobacco

    Haddo's Delight: Super Extra Excellent! A very different, fairly strong, very popular blend. Tasty with a good nic hit, to be certain. Barbary Coast: never tried it, but of course, it's on "the list." Fillmore: an excellent va/per, with just a hint of latakia, as Jack Straw noted. I find this...
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    New brother of the briar

    Howdy, Frank! Welcome aboard!
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    New member

    Welcome to the BoB!
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    Stuck at home with a cold...

    Well, as my grandfather used to say, "Chin up, little camper!"
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    Stuck at home with a cold...

    Harlock -- love me some AC/DC! Pump some catchy power chords for me... on "11"!
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    What are you listening to?

    Ya, man! Bus to Beelzebub is kind of a tuff one; but I fully dig on "True Dreams of Wichita". Screenwriters Blues is also a gem; beatnik poetry set to deep house jazz beats. Gotta love the upright bass they incorporate into their post industrial-disconnected-white noise sound canvas. Soul...
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    What are you listening to?

    Man, some great tune-age listed here... right about now I am grooving on some Soul Coughing. Incredible, innovative 90's band. Four blokes, one on percussion, one on upright bass, the lead singer on guitar, other cat rocking a turntable and keyboards. Difficult to categorize; Mike Doughty, lead...