Soapbox speech

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  1. Whalehead King

    Whalehead King Balaenius Rex!!

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    As you may know, people stand on soapboxes in Boston Common, where freedom of speech and freedom of association are the rule. I had gotten off the Green Line of the MBTA, and ,when I was above ground from the subway tunnel, I saw a pipe smoker on a soap box. He had a megaphone in one hand and a calabash meer in the other.

    "If it weren't for tobacco," he said, "there wouldn't be pipes. And", he added, "if there weren't any pipes we'd all be smoking cigarettes and cigars." This observation got a round of appreciative applause. I clapped. I could see his point.

    I sat on an empty bench and pulled my pipe out of my pocket. I packed it and lit it. I enjoyed it. Everyone walking by seemed to enjoy it, too.
     
  2. Jay

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    Ahhh, the ecclectic mix in Boston Common! Must be getting warmer?
     
  3. IrishRover

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    Excellent! I would have lit up too.
    I was just up there for training the past 6 weeks, I saw two pipe smokers near Berklee .. it was great to see some smokers out and about..
     
  4. Mington

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    Excellent story WHK. Are you next on the Podium? lol
    Woulda been cool to film if your cell phone (or other device) could record videos. I\we would have loved to see it.
    Maybe it will be a new trend.
    :hip1:
     
  5. GregL

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    Where does one get a soap box in this day and age?
     
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    wicked cool!
     
  7. Preacher1611

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    Great story WK! That would have been cool to see! :puffy:
     
  8. ken davis

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    I would love to see more pipe smokers around me...For now I seem to be an enigma..I get alotta comments, such as" my grandad, or my father smoked a pipe" or "that smells so nice " but I dont meet many pipesmokers unless I drive to Columbus
     
  9. Ol Brokedik

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    Does the gathering crowd ever turn into an angry mob?
     
  10. Old Codger

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    Baastan. Angry mobs just aren't done in Baastan.
     
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  11. JuJu McMojo

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    I've only bore witness to the "Soapbox" once in my life in the Commons (and it was epic) but what we really want to know, Mr. King, is : did you remember your way to Peretti's?
     
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  12. Steve Dennis

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    That is a great story!
     
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