BIG HEAP OF TOBACCO
Just too much stuff. It gets in the way.
I can understand the complaint, and really do want to cater to the tobacco heads. Who have no interest in anything else.
So I have created a new clickable link on the side-bar ('TOBACCO LIST'), which will always take you directly to this very post.
Which is where you will find links to all tobacco related posts, sporadically updated.
If you came here for news of the cigar-smokers who congregate at a certain spot in downtown San Francisco most weekday afternoons, please follow this link: THE WALL.
They live in their own world, though sometimes it overlaps ours.
Sort of a Venn-diagram of madness.
The articles listed here relate largely to pipes and pipe smoking.
[Most recent update: Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Fully revised.]
Friday, March 10, 2006
March 10, 2006. First tobacco post. I prove myself neurotic.
PIPE TOBACCO: SOME G. L. PEASE BLENDS REVIEWED
Friday, March 24, 2006
March 24, 2006. Reviewing G.L. Pease tobaccos. Some background information on blending tobaccos. The beginning of my hoarding.
PIPE TOBACCO: SOME DUNHILL MIXTURES REVIEWED
Friday, April 14, 2006
APRIL 14, 2006. Rather verbose. Some Dunhill blends reviewed.
STANDARD ENGLISH & BALKAN BLENDS
Monday, October 09, 2006
October 9, 2006. Quite readable, actually. Mention is made of Dunhill, Balkan Sobranie, Rattrays, and stuff like that.
DRUCQUER & SONS LTD - PIPE TOBACCO BLENDS REMEMBERED, AND A DISCUSSION OF TOBACCOS AND TIPS
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Drucquer & Sons, Ltd. A well-known tobacco company that no longer exists, and their blends.
Royal Ransom, Levant, Mixture 805, Trafalgar, Red Lion, Arcadia Mixture, Temple Bar, Inns of Court, Prince's Blend, The Devil's Own, Ye Olde London Baccy, Blairgowrie, St. James.
THEY ARE BEASTS
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
A selection of thoroughly spiteful remarks.
NOT ENOUGH SLEEP AND A MOUTH THAT FEELS LIKE ONE OF MY MISTRESSES CRAWLED INSIDE AND DIED THERE - BUT IT WAS SO GOOOOOD! MCCLELLAND'S NO. 25 VIRGINIA
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Review of McClelland's No. 25 Virginia.
A SURFEIT OF PIPE TOBACCO
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Gloating about my growing stockpile, and an outdated inventory list.
TOBACCO HAMSTERS AND TOADS
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Furry creatures and sweet cheeses in your crotch.
ONCE MORE, WITH FRAGRANCE
Monday, July 02, 2007
SG 1792 Flake, Erinmore, Troost, Sail, Amphora, Theodorus Niemeyer, and fond memories of vomit. Followed by a favourable review of Cornell & Diehl's Opening Night.
THE SMELL OF JOCK
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Rattray' Jocks Mixture.
FRIGHTENINGLY INTELLIGENT FUTURE PIPE-SMOKER
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Corrupting the young.
FOUR BY DAN
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Dan Pipe Tobacco: Limerick Virginia Flake, Shannon Sweet & Mellow, Hamborger Veermaster, and Tordenskjold Old Virginia Slices.
DUNHILL IS NOT DUNHILL
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Everything I want you to know about Dunhill. You want to know it too.
LET US FUME
Thursday, August 02, 2007
GLP's Westminster, Cornell & Diehl's Opening Night and Manhattan Afternoon.
Not quite the coming of the Messiah, but darn close.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Pipesmoking pointers. Especially useful for teenage Cantonese-American females that wish to take up the noble habit (that precisely being a fond fantasy of mine).
Hello young lady, can I offer you some baccy?
RED RAPPAREE & SAMARRA
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Red Rapparee and Samarra
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Yenidje Highlander, by McClelland. Manhattan Afternoon, by Cornell & Diehl. Durbar Mixture, by Dunhill. Dunhill Light Flake. Frog Morton's Across the Pond. Kensington, by G. L. Pease. Bla bla bla.
THREE LATAKIA: MACBAREN'S HH VINTAGE SYRIAN, G.L.PEASE'S KENSINGTON, PETERSON’S OLD DUBLIN
Friday, August 31, 2007
MacBaren's HH Vintage Syrian, G. L. Pease's Kensington, Peterson's Old Dublin. Descriptions and reviews.
FERMENTED SKUNK PARTS
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Clan Pipe Tobacco. Some men are whores.
SMELL THAT, SON? IT'S THE SMELL OF FREEDOM!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Gibbering, followed by a review of INDEPENDENCE, by DAN Tobacco. Degeneracy, depravity, and perversions - all of which have their place in the well-ordered life.
BALKAN SOBRANIE ORIGINAL MIXTURE
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
A memory trip, followed by suggestions for other memories: Germains, Dunhill, Greg Pease, and Cornell & Diehl.
IT SMELLS LIKE VICTORY
Monday, November 12, 2007
Nasty Dutchmen, unwashed sweaters, and Balkan Sobranie Mixture.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Boasting about coming darn close to duplicating Balkan Sobranie plus teenage girls.
MALTESE FALCON BY G.L.PEASE
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Review of G. L. Pease's Maltese Falcon.
CHARING CROSS MIXTURE BY G. L. PEASE
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Review of G. L. Pease's Charing Cross Mixture.
SMELLING LIKE A PERVERT
Friday, May 16, 2008
Evocative of prostitution and disease.
NARD VE KARKOM, KANEH VE KINAMON
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
A library of personal smells, and mention of Sam Gawith, Peterson, Ashton, MacBaren's, and last but not least Craig Tarler's company, Cornell & Diehl.
THREE TOBACCOS AND SOMETHING ABOUT BEING CHEAP
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Cheap Dutchmen and three tobaccos: Peterson's Sherlock Holmes Mixture, Roanoke by Grant's in SF, The Balkan Sasieni Smoking Mixture.
SMELLS LIKE OLD LADY!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
1792 FLAKE by Samuel Gawith & Co. Ltd.
SMELLS LIKE SCHOOL GIRL, SMELLS LIKE PENGUIN
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Penguins, wombats, parsees and rabbis ..... plus Sail Natural: Smooth Dutch Cavendish made by Theodorus Niemeyer.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
A German-Irish degenerate: foul sex-funk among the tobaccos. Shannon.
KEY LARGO BY G. L. PEASE - A GOOD PIPE BLEND THAT IS HARD TO DESCRIBE
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Key Largo reviewed.
FURTHER NOTES REGARDING THE KEY LARGO SMOKING MIXTURE BY G. L. PEASE: CONSTITUENT TOBACCOS AND CONTEXT
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Key Largo, segue into Balkan Sobranie No. 10.
MY DALLIANCE WITH A TROLLOP
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Erinmore Flake - with a slight Rabbinic touch.
MCCLELLAND BLACKWOODS FLAKE
Monday, August 04, 2008
If you liked aged pressed Virginias like Rattray's Old Gowrie or Marlin Flake, you may also like McClelland's Blackwoods Flake.
SOME SAY IT SMELLS LIKE UNDERWEAR
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Balkan Sobranie discussed, then other Balkans, as well as blending and stoving.
BALKAN SOBRANIE - POSTSCRIPT
Thursday, August 07, 2008
I just won't shut up about the subject of Balkan Sobranie, good lord I'm a bore. This is a very long post packed with information.
CHANGE OF PACE - ONE SLUTTY LITTLE VIRGINIA
Monday, August 11, 2008
FOUNDERS RESERVE - THE MALTHOUSE Tobacco Manufactory by Dan Tobacco. Perfect for socializing with lesbians.
BORING TOBACCO POST
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Maryland ribbons: Troost Baai by Van Rossem, Vier Heeren Baai by Theodorus Niemeyer, Voortrekker by Theodorus Niemeyer, Echte Baai Tabak by Erven De Weduwe Van Nelle, and Echte Friesche Heeren Baai by Douwe Egberts.
A TAWDRY OLD TART
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Erinmore Mixture. Ick, poo.
GOOD LATAKIA DUMP
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Samuel Gawith's Commonwealth - Full Strength Mixture.
DEGENERATE MAN OF GOD
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Public School perversions and whipping naughty girls. Presbyterian Mixture.
JOHN COTTON: FINE OLD REEK
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
John Cotton. And comparisons.
SOMETHING SMELLY THIS WAY COMES
Monday, October 20, 2008
Smoking Balkans, blending your own, and top-notch Lebanese hasheesh.
BLOWING SMOKE: DUNHILL DURBAR MIXTURE
Monday, October 27, 2008
Dunhill's Durbar Mixture. And a sweet young thing.
REAL CHOICES IN THIS ELECTION
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Samuel Gawith's interpretation of the term Balkan. Hmmph!
ASTLEYS NO. 99 - FULL LATAKIA MIXTURE
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Ashley's No. 99 Royal Tudor. Reviewed and in context.
SOMETHING HE SAID .....
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
"...when the conditions are right - dry Latakia tobacco, humidity in the air, and a certain light - I can still hear the clack of chess pieces, hear the flick of one page, as he reviews the games of the masters."
GOOD BROWN FLAKE
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Full British flakes, and McClelland's Navy Cavendish reviewed.
DRUNKEN EXCESS IN KENDAL
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Latakia and teenage boys. Gawith Hoggarth Balkan Mixture.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
In which this blogger shows his tolerance.
Friday, May 01, 2009
The nastiest pipe tobacco ever. I bought a tin.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Odyssey and Samarra by G. L. Pease, something from the local tobacconist, and one of my own.
AFRIKANER SMOKE CLOUDS
Thursday, July 02, 2009
South African pipe tobaccos: Piet Retief, Best Blend, and Mild Gold.
Black & White, Giraffe, and Nineteen O'Four.
Assegai, Fox, Horseshoe, and Jock.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
About sex and nuzzling.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Bengal Slices, Balkan Sobranie, and Samuel Gawith's Balkan Flake.
UNWASHED FLATULENT PEASANT, WITH A HINT OF CITRUS
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
It stinks. Not bad.
INTERNATIONAL TOBACCONIST CONSPIRACY
Friday, September 25, 2009
Mail order, Dunhill, Arcadia, and gloating.
NASTY, HOT, TWIGGY, BIZARRE, NAUSEATING
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
The mystery-meat of tobaccos.
HOBBIT SMOKE - VIRGINIA WOODS
Friday, October 02, 2009
Virginia Woods by McClelland.
WHATEVER WILL BE
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thirty five years ago, trip to Middelburg by train.
NASTY SMELLY SCOTS
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Ugly people in kilts.
Friday, November 06, 2009
NO PANTIES LEFT BEHIND
Friday, December 04, 2009
Balkan Sobranie, mushrooms, and no sex at all. Just move along now, nothing to see here.
PIPE SMOKING FOR YOUNG LADIES
Thursday, January 07, 2010
Nice Cantonese-American girls and a review of Samuel Gawith's St. James Flake. Which is a very good choice, if you are a nice Cantonese-American girl who is thinking of taking up smoking.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
In which the word 'dubious' never once appears.
OPEN MOUTHED PLEASURES
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The misspent youth revisited.
TOBACCO COMPANIES, TOBACCO BLENDS
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Dunhill, Rattrays, Samuel Gawith, Gawith Hogarth, Murrays, Germain, Balkan Sobranie. Plus GLPease, Cornell & Diehl, McClelland.
The Balkan Sobranie Mixture is described in brief, suggestions for blending a Balkan mixture are given.
HOW DO YOU FEEL?
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Drinking with a rabbi and a cossack slut.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Three Oaks - McClelland and Ted Gage. A truly excellent blend. My significant other might disagree. I am still smoking in the kitchen.
SMELL MY FINGERS!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
This is what Jerusalem should smell like.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Helping a young gentleman buy a pipe.
CLEAN WHOLESOME HABITS ONLY!
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
What type of pipe tobacco should a Cantonese girl smoke? Well, that depends on what kind of person she is.
LIGHTHEADED AND THINKING OF RODENTS
Friday, July 30, 2010
The flavouring added to 1792 Flake - tonquin oil. Which contains Coumarin.
It is not good for you. But it is very good.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Introduction to a Lakeland abortion. Actually damned fine stuff.
Though I may be the only person with that opinion.
IF IT SMELLS LIKE UNDERWEAR ...
Monday, August 09, 2010
Well, what do odd aromatics smell like to you?
Monday, August 16, 2010
Hoarding pipe tobacco.
STICK THIS IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT
Friday, August 20, 2010
Deranged tobacconist chases away patrons. And suggestions about where you can better spend your money. Internet vendors!
[My long-time relationship with Savage Kitten changed. We ceased being lovers, but we remained friends and apartment mates. Once you've known someone so long (over two decades), you do not want them out of your life. And we trust each other. It took months to start recovering, hence the gap between the previous post and the next.]
PIPE SMOKING LADIES
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Some people look for love in all the wrong places. Here, for instance.
DOMINICAN GLORY MADURO - GOOD FOR THE MIDDLE OF WINTER
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
A flake with cigar leaf by McClelland.
A BIT ABOUT PIPE REPAIR
Sunday, March 12, 2011
Shan't mention the name of this lousy craftsman, but you've probably all seen the damage he does. Unfortunately, there aren't many alternatives.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Four McClelland tobaccos reviewed.
TEENAGE PIPE SMOKERS
Thursday, March 31, 2011
An internet fetish fêted.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Clan Pipe Tobacco by Theodorus Niemeyer, reviewed as favourably as possible.
ALWAYS SMELLS LIKE PIPE
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Personal perfumes, separately remembered. Yours too.
DRUCQUER & SONS LTD - A BERKELEY INSTITUTION
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Drucquer & Sons in Berkeley, Blend 805, Greg Pease, Robert Rex.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Young ladies and the charming smells of pipe tobacco. Soggy cardboard?
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Sharing a desk with a troll.
HELLO KITTY SMOKING TOBACCO
Thursday, July 07, 2011
What would Hello Kitty Pipe Tobacco smell like?
Probably shredded non-smoker, with a top-dressing of fruit.
Friday, July 01, 2011
A quick descriptive guide to the main Balkan Sobranie White Mixture posts, with a note on blending.
THE FRIENDLY COMPANY OF FELLOW SMOKERS
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Good sound advice for someone intending to get married. And why your life will go from bad to worse.
THE PIPESMOKING POET: WILLEM GODSCHALK VAN FOCQUENBROCH
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Holland's famous poet pipesmoker: Godschalk van Focquenbroch.
WILDERNESS: A BLEND FOR FOREST CREATURES
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Fred Hanna's fine mixture of Latakia, Turkish, and Virginia. Full and creamy.
Very well balanced, a harmonious blend.
TRIPLE PLAY, BY G. L. PEASE - PLUG FROM THE NEW WORLD SERIES
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
One of Greg's plug tobaccos which provides a full-bodied but extremely enjoyable smoke.
Suitable for big butch men, or small fierce wildcats.
Fresh-faced juveniles might want to dabble carefully.
SOLOMON'S PRESBYTERIAN MIXTURE BY PLANTA
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Another review of Presbyterian, three years after my first description of that product. If you smoke this, your wife will hate you.
But you probably won't mind, obviously her tastes are odd.
Turkish (Macedonian), and Latakia, on top of Virginias.
HARMONIOUS DOMESTIC RELATIONS
Friday, August 5, 2011
How to deal with allergic people. And a darn good example for teenage girls, which they would do well to heed.
JACKNIFE PLUG, BY G. L. PEASE - ROWBOATS, ROPE, TAR PAPER, AND A GUN
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
GLPease's Jacknife Plug. Excellent stuff.
ST. BRUNO FLAKE AND THE IRRITATING EGG
Thursday, August 25, 2011
A British classic reviewed. What your favourite uncle probably smelled like, if he didn't smoke Balkan Sobranie.
BLUE MOUNTAIN PIPE TOBACCO
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Review of McClelland's translation of the old Balkan Sobranie Mixture 759 (black label).
FIT PIPE TOBACCO FOR SEXUAL DEVIANTS AND BUNNY RABBIT MURDERERS
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Perfumed perversions: Grousemoor, Sherlock Holmes, DaVinci, and Blue Note. The latter two induce spontaneous abortions in sensitive folks.
Even those who lack a womb.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
What is Yenidje? Besides legendary? Balkan Sobranie's most lauded ingredient.
ARCADIA - MCCLELLAND
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Review of Arcadia by McClelland. Naturally, also mention of Craven A.
And the term 'gavniyok'.
BALKAN SOBRANIE IS BACK
Sunday, October 02, 2011
The return of a beloved pipe tobacco heralded.
BALKAN SOBRANIE 2011 - ARANGO AND GERMAINS
Sunday, October 09, 2011
The new version of Balkan Sobranie favourably reviewed.
NICE GIRLS, NASTY TOBACCO, AND PRAWN CURRY!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Possibly a pipe-smoking pervert in Yorkshire.
GERMAIN'S BROWN FLAKE - A WARM WET SUMMER STATE OF THE MIND
Sunday, October 23, 2011
J. F. Germain and Son: Brown Flake. This is very nice.
RATTRAY'S HAL O' THE WYND
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Review of Rattray's Hal O'The Wynd, manufactured in Germany.
With a personal reminiscence.
THIS WAY TO A FAIRLY POINTLESS GLOAT-POEM ABOUT BALKAN SOBRANIE PIPE TOBACCO ORIGINAL MIXTURE - AS MADE BY J. F. GERMAIN FOR ARANGO CIGAR COMPANY
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
A modest bit of gloating. About Balkan Sobranie by Germains and Arango.
THOUGHTS ON SHARING A BLANKY
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Hanging out with people who have an alternative life-style.
THE ABORTED FRUITCAKE
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Necessarily unkind words about someone else's lamentable taste.
BALKAN SOBRANIE ARTICLE BY G. L. PEASE
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Greg Pease wrote an article about Balkan Sobranie. Reflections thereon, as well as a brief excursion into age, Latakia, and presently unavailable blending components.
I recommend that you read Greg's article - a link is provided in the post.
TOBACCO IS BETTER THAN JESUS
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Response, more or less, to someone who accused me of leading simple minds and vulnerable people to perdition.
FRISIAN PIPE TOBACCO FOR GENTLEMEN - ECHTE FRIESCHE HEEREN BAAI
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Echte Friesche Heerenbaai Tabak, the Dutch tobacco trade, and mention of some companies that no longer exist. Frisian tobacco is healthy, because it is good and pure.
CAN I TEMPT YOU?
Saturday, January 28, 2012
I am the tobacco pervert. I wish to seduce you with fine Latakia blends.
If you wanted candy instead, you are the wrong little girl. Go away.
INSTRUCTIONS ON RAISING CHILDREN
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
How to make sure your daughter has a happy well-rounded childhood. With tobacco.
I AM A THERMOMETER
Friday, February 3, 2012
Wimp blogger belly-aches about Rainaud's syndrome.
A FRAGRANCE IN THE MIND
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Smoking a woodsy Latakia mixture in the vicinity of a very nice young lady, many years ago.
ME SMELL GOOD SOME DAY!
Sunday, February 19, 2012
A review, more or less, of Rattray's Marlin Flake. Plus mention of Sam Gawith's St. James Flake.
Both are excellent tobaccos, and though very similar, they are also extremely different.
RATTRAY'S VIRGINIA TOBACCO: OLD GOWRIE, MARLIN FLAKE, BROWN CLUNEE, HAL O' THE WYND
Monday, February 20, 2012
Four stellar Virginias reviewed. Favourably.
OLD GOWRIE: PERFECT PIPE TOBACCO FOR BADGERS
Saturday, February 25, 2012
A wonderful afternoon with good tobacco.
THE MANLY SMELL OF CAT VOMIT
Monday, March 12, 2012
My all-time favourite aromatics, highly recommended. Trust me.
A FONDNESS FOR MR. GAWITH
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Several lovely flakes described, as well as random and quite irresponsible speculation about the type of woman who is attracted to a man who smokes these fine tobaccos.
In case you were interested.
SMELLING BAD BUT LOOKING INCREDIBLY PRETTY
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Anticipating the April meeting of the Golden Gate Pipe Club. And, naturally, gloating. Which I do very well.
INVITATION TO LUNCH
Monday, April 09, 2012
Nudity and reaming. A word of advice.
VOYAGE OF THE GARBAGE SCOW
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Someone else's favourable review of Dunhill Royal Yacht, and an introduction to the fabulous mind of John Offerdahl.
WESSEX RED VIRGINIA FLAKE
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Description, and a favourable review. It's nice.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
The desconsolation of forgetting one's tobacco. Darkness, despair, and existential angst. There's a moral here, but I'm damned if I can find it.
FUNKY BRITISH FRUITCAKES
Friday, May 4, 2012
A semi-favourable review of McClelland's Honeydew. Plus nasty comments about Sherlock Holmes and other silly people.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Non-furry pipe-smokers just aren't popular.
MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR TOBACCO
Saturday, July 07, 2012
Speculation about tobacco "spokespersons" and advertising gambits.
BALKAN SOBRANIE MIXTURE AND SAMUEL GAWITH'S 'GOLDEN GLOW' BROKEN VIRGINIA FLAKES
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Smoking an antique, as well as a delightful blonde.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Fairytale involving a badger and a small woman in San Francisco.
Praedilections, and rice porridge.
GREG PEASE REVIEWED - A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLING OF HIS OEUVRE
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Descriptions and brief reviews of three dozen tobaccos by Greg Pease.
Exceptional: Abingdon, Bohemian Scandal, Jackknife Plug, Key Largo, Lagonda.
Truly outstanding mixtures: Charing Cross, Kensington, Sextant, Westminster.
Please do feel free to disagree at length in comments under that post.
UNNATURAL CHILD BIRTH
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Musing on the natural superiority of pipe-smokers, as opposed to those horrible heathens with their cheroots.
SMOKING IS DANGEROUS!
Friday, August 10, 2012
The hazard of non-smokers described.
THE TOBACCO THAT HELLO KITTY WOULD SMOKE
Sunday, August 12, 2012
As fulsome a review of fruity tobacco (McClelland's Honeydew) as you are likely to ever find. But this tobacco should be smoked as a decent Virginia mixture, rather than huffed like smokers of aromatics are wont to do.
It's only incidentally degenerate.
DORCHESTER - RATHER LIKE DUNBAR BUT NOT
Saturday, August 18, 2012
A very charming tobacco product that is highly recommended.
FLUFFY BRITISH FRUITS
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Review of Germain's Plum Cake Mixture.
An unusual smoke. But not one I regretted.
PLAYING WITH THE CATS
Friday, August 31, 2012
From revisiting the break-up with Savage Kitten in 2010 to smoke-stimulated memories of Naarden, Valkenswaard, and Amsterdam. The nineteen sixties and seventies. English flakes, Dobie's Foursquare (Blue), Dutch ribbons.
LEAST FAVOURITE FURRY UNCLE
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Mole, Ratty, and Badger were all pipesmokers. Tofu freaks, earth moms, and wheatgerm snarfing nazis, obviously, aren't.
OF COURSE YOU MAY ASK!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Answering several questions young men ask regarding the mysteries of smoking a pipe. They tried it, it didn't quite rock their world, what is the secret?
THIS PLACE IS A MESS
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Pointers on good house-keeping. Ladies, you need to read this!
PIPE SMOKING LADIES - FLAKE AND DARK TWIST
Friday, October 19, 2012
A reincarnated bureaucrat, released from human drudgery, briefly experiencing freedom and a splendid summer before being reposted as ...... a person who will grow up to be a bureaucrat.
HOSPITABLY WARM AND STINKY
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Intro to three tobacco posts of particular present interest to Belgians, Germans, and Hollanders. Valkenswaard is not mentioned, but dark-haired girls with sparkling eyes are. You are welcome.
OCTOBER 2012 MEETING OF THE GOLDEN GATE PIPE CLUB
Sunday, October 21, 2012
I AM YOUR EVIL RELATIVE
Sunday, November 4, 2012
As good an argument as any for introducing little children to the pleasure of pipe-tobacco. Life enriching experience!
INCIDENTALLY BARE IN SAN FRANCISCO
Friday, November 30, 2012
Other people are perverts. Not this blogger.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A few bowls of the final prototype of Navigator (Greg Pease's new offering), which is part of the Old London Series. Red, oranges, yellows, and a touch of Kentucky.
I really wish I had more. But I will have to be patient.
A REFRESHINGLY STRONG CUP OF TEA
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
How to hide your secret passion from the other person in the house. Especially when that person has a weak sense of smell.......
EVEN MORE REASONS TO MAKE CONTACT WITH EARTH
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Neurotic cataloguing of empty tins, evidence of recent smoke.
DARKLY GOLDEN MOMENTS
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
When elderly ladies dream of pipe-smokers.
HABITS OF THE SOCIAL ANIMAL
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Nob Hill in winter, bookstores that no longer exist, and the concept of spending time and tea together. Plus greenie-weenies and earthmother repellent.
NAVIGATOR - SMOKING ON THE EDGE OF CHINATOWN
Sunday, January 6, 2013
A review of Greg Pease's red Virginia compound. As well as suggestions for advertising posters, and the wonderful effects of nicotine.
GENERAL NOTES ON BLENDING TOBACCOS
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Advisable proportions for commonly available leaves.
Nothing surprising, unless you really want to do the Virginia and Perique blend that qualifies as a WMD.
Be restrained. Often less is more.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Review of a honey-kissed flake by Cornell & Diehl. It's a fine product, and very enjoyable.
WE LIKE STINKY MAN!
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The positive reactions of smaller entities to the profoundly decent fragrance of middle-aged gits who smoke pipes.
MY WIFE DIDN'T GAG!
Monday, January 21, 2013
That which baffles the average anti-tobacco Californian. Who weeps into his sustainably green and never washed revolutionary scarf over the sheer unfairness of it all.
That's okay, little wheat-germ freak. Some more vegan latte?
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Lessons from the clean wholesome life.
AN AFFAIR WITH A FUSILIER
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Dalliance with a tobacco that does not particularly remind me of Bengal Slices.
MR. BADGER HAS A TANTRUM
Friday, February 8, 2013
Excoriating modern society, and praising the habit of smoking a pipe.
HELLO KITTY IN BONDAGE VILE
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Time well-spent at the monthly meeting of the Golden Gate Pipe Club.
Monday, February 11, 2013
A review of a tobacco produced by Cornell & Diehl. It is a very nice tobacco. If you are so inclined.
BREAKING IN A NEW PIPE
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Pipe smoking is a total chick magnet. This article about conditioning your pipe is for the ladies. Pointers, and a bit about Virginias.
A BLAZE OF SMOKE AND THUNDER
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Excoriating the BBC for being a bunch of quislings in the face of the anti-smokers.
Quote: "...the BBC, in its wisdom, or in thrall to its own addiction – which is to political correctness – has chosen to play down Wilson’s pipe in its five-hour tribute to be shown on BBC Parliament."
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A little bit about one of my own recent blends, that being a pensive mostly Virginia concoction perfect for short furry gentlemen.
A SUITABLE PIPE TOBACCO FOR A WOMAN
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Excoriating fruity funk tobaccos, recommending fine Virginias and Latakia mixtures, and, generally speaking, gibbering wafflegab. Plus a cup of tea.
LAPSANG SOUCHONG TEA AND OTHER TASTES
Friday, March 08, 2013
In depth mention of a specific tea, terpeneols (or, why Lapsang Souchong resembles a certain tarry tobacco), other teas, and caffeination.
THE WELL-TEMPERED BADGER
Saturday, March 09, 2013
CALIFORNIA: VAST HERDS OF THUNDERING DO-GOODERS
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Anger at California Assemblyman Marc Levine and his assault on the rights of people to do as they wish in their homes, as well as ire at all the folks who see it as their crusade to force everyone into sheep-like quiescence. Damn them all, and may their relatives have hives in their presence.
A QUESTION OF TASTE
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Two unsmoked pipes perfect for a young lady. Random forward-looking thoughts about meeting precisely such a person -- in which 'young lady' stands for a mature adult, please understand, though one who is witty as well as springlike -- and brief mention of Leslie Cheung.
One might suspect that I am a pervert, but that would be wrong.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Smoking three of my own blends. A medium Latakia mixture, a pleasant Virginia compound, and something profoundly old-school. Memories are associated with certain tobacco smells.
BALLS OF PSYCHEDELIC SKUNK FUR
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Two television advertisements for British pipe tobacco, plus random waffling and some choice words about California potsmokers.
GUARANTEED WOMAN REPELLANT
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Description of a fine freak by Cornell & Diehl. Latakia, unflavoured black cavendish, and Perique. In that order. If you're married, your wife (or your husband) will quite likely hate this. If you aren't married, this may deepsix your chances of ever reaching that state. Sam's blend. It is good.
BEWARE HER AGGRESSION AND APPETITE!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Pipe smoking, spiders, and Vladimir Nabokov.
TOBACCO IS BENEFICIAL
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Asserting that pot is a noxious weed, and all who partake thereof are irredeemably vile. As well as the considered opinion that California Assemblyman Marc Levine (from San Raphael) is a noodge.
If I had pin-striped boxers, I would wear them.
ON THE VIABILITY OF PIPE TOBACCO ENTERPRISES
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The tobacco industry as it relates to pipe smokers, what it once was and thoughts about the future, as well as mention of the last tobacconist in
San Francisco, which is actually elsewhere: Telfords, in Mill valley.
If you live near Van Ness Avenue, take the 70 or 80 to Marin. If you work in the Financial District, the 18 will get you there during evening rush hour.
Get off at Seminary Drive and walk past the fast-food joint and the 7-11.
You can smoke there, and there is every reason that you should.
Mr. Marc Levine (a cretin from San Raphael, currently in the California State assembly by mistake) has probably never set foot in the place.
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