Saturday, February 20, 2016


Today is International Pipe-Smoking Day! At one time almost as popular with adults as cell phones are today, pipe-smoking is considerably less popular, mainly because of the stigmata of smoking in general and the perceived "hassle" it is to carry, load, smoke and clean them. The latter is a lame excuse to avoid the ritual of preparing the briar and enjoying the sloooow, relaxing pleasure of a tasty, fragrant tobacco.

Many of yesteryear's horror film stars were pipe smokers. Take for instance, Sir Christopher Lee. Here he is shown in a pensive mood, pipe comfortably held in the corner of his mouth. The small white dot on the shank indicates that the make of the pipe is from the old masters, Dunhill.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

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