What Are You Smoking? December, 2012

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  1. OldSouled65

    OldSouled65 Active Member

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    Stonehaven in a Stanwell!

    Boring rainy day.

    after this is through Squadron Leader in a Sandblasted Hardcastle
     
  2. BC56CH

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    Solani 633 in a Stanwell Canadian.
    Great smoke on a cold rainy day.
     
  3. SidStavros

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    B & B Tobacconists Beck's Ol' Limey Bastard.
     
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  4. JimInks

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    H&H Virginia Spice in a 1980 smooth slight bend, long stem Prince no name 97, made by Charatan.
     
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  5. Tony Malerich

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    McC 5100 in my Dunhill Root Briar PO
     
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  6. nesta

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    In fairness, I do think a good many of the ancient monuments (the pyramids in Egypt and the Americas, just for starters) can not be adequately explained by orthodox historians claiming that it was all done with ropes, earthen ramps and logs in just a matter of a decade or two. The sheer size and weight of some of these blocks, not to mention the geographic locations involved in some instances (such as at the tops of mountains in South America in the case of some structures, though not pyramids) would make it very difficult to do even today unless some of the best, biggest, and most expensive machines available were used. I just think it's a total cop out to look at all the evidence against the mainstream historians' claims and immediately jump to "well, must have been flying saucers."

    I think it doesn't give our ancestors enough credit - they were smart. As smart as us. It is wholly conceivable that there simply was some method used, by them, which has since been lost and forgotten. I also don't think it gives any potentially existent, or formerly existent, alien species much credit, either. Why in the world would some intelligent species thousands of years more technologically advanced than ourselves want to cross vast, almost immeasurable distances throughout space simply to do our construction for us? The more one tries to explain why this would happen, the more convoluted and unlikely the scenario becomes.

    I'm not satisfied with the textbook description of the past, but I don't think the answer lies with anything so outlandish.

    Anyway, I just had a Parodi king not long ago. About to fire up a bowl of Kendal Dark in the Signature billiard/pot:puffy:
     
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  7. cmkiefer

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    University Flake in straight MM Legend. Second attempt. Went much better. Dried it more. Cut the flake to make <1/8" flakes.
     
  8. Calvinandpipe

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    Nesta, you should check out The Puzzle of Ancient Man by a guy named Donald Chittick. You may not agree with some of his presuppositions but his premise is that ancient man was very smart but much knowledge was lost due to catastrophe and migration of people groups. An interesting read anyway.

    Had some Dunhill Flake in Paykoc meer.
     
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  9. PipeWife

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    Working on some SG BBF in the Randy Wiley bent Rhodie. Can y'all believe I found a tin of this stuff at my local B&M today? It's all MINE now ...
     
  10. nesta

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    I have a book I've read called Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock. It's extremely fringe and highly questionable, but thought provoking no less. He posits that modern humans are vastly older than generally thought and that we were already extremely advanced by the time the most recent ice age came about, and that the events just before, during, and after that period pretty close to eradicated the species, and wiped clean most evidence of humanity's previously thriving civilization. There are some obvious problems with the theory, and much of his evidence is apparently pretty flimsy according to experts, which I am not. As an outside observer, I find the arguments he makes compelling, though I don't assume them to actually be true; I don't have any thing close to the kind of knowledge needed to fairly evaluate his claims.

    If I get some free time I might need to check out The Puzzle of Ancient Man. Thanks :)
     
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  11. Stormy

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    Got some Dunhill Flake airing out.
    Will be my first try of this tobacco, going to put it in my Spillproof.
     
  12. Old Codger

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    Pondering the possibility that Alien vs Predator isn't a factual documentary film. Irish Flake cradling Hyde Park in a Peterson XL24. -16C(3F)H67%.
     
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  13. JimInks

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    C&D Big and Burley in a 1983 medium bend, mostly smooth, bottom rusticated Butz-Choquin Maitre Pipier 3 Fait Main. I'm trying to produce a thick cloud cover in case the space aliens are looking for me. ;)
     
  14. SouthBound

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    Bob's Square in a Brebbia First. This is one blend that seems hohum in a regular size bowl but spectacular in a supersized one. Kinda hohum tonight.
     
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  15. krusty

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    507c in a Sav "Dry System" 614
     
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    Hi,

    Had a busy day doing, well, stuff.

    Ten Russians in a Squatch.
     
  17. nesta

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    Finally getting to that bowl of Kendal Dark in the Signature, watching "Rick Steves' European Christmas"
     
  18. BC56CH

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    Orlik GOLDEN SLICED in an old Peterson Churchwarden Dublin Rustic
     
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  19. Stormy

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    Good idea J.I.. There has been talk on here of alien probes and insertions. Beware :beyes:
     
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    H&H Latham Circle in a Smokemaster 300.
     
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