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atomictonytiki
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Posted: 2011-03-15 10:35 pm   Permalink

I think this counts as one of the stranger thread on TC, from shipwrecks to pipes. I spotted these Marquesan pipes when I was image searching...



Its a pity the British Pipesmokers' Council doesn't do
Pipe Smoker of the Year anymore, we could have campaigned to get Sven the honour.

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-03-16 08:00 am   Permalink

I appreciate that. But I have to admit that, as it turned out, I am not really a pipe smoker. When I discovered the Kirsten pipe, I really dug the whole "Hamburg immigrant turned aeronautics engineer inventing a pipe" history, and the beauty of the object, so I thought smoking a Kirsten while sipping some rum could become a hobby. But, having never smoked all my life, I just couldn't get into the habit. Here is my only live attempt to incorporate the pipe into my public "author" persona, but I dropped the gimmick shortly after that:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITQxEjcvzPA&feature=related

I take the first puff in mid-clip, and then valiantly try to keep it glowing, but I am sure the seasoned pipe smoker can see that I am a poser.

A Benzart-carved TIKI pipe bowl for my Kirsten though would increase its mana to such a degree that I would certainly smoke it on special occasions!



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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-05-24 11:14 am   Permalink

Aloha Benzart and Torch Guy, how is the Kirsten pipe Tiki bowl project coming along?
In hopes it is, Sven


 
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Posted: 2012-07-21 2:23 pm   Permalink

Quote:

In 1963, he even published an autobiography, "Wanderer", detailing his ocean adventures as well as his regret for cooperating with the House Un-American Activities Commission during the McCarthy era."



Hayden's "Wanderer" is an outstanding read (as is his novel), but his HUAC association is a minor sidetrack. It's actually an account of his pre-film sailing life and an "up-yours" escape with his children (whose Mom he didn't bother to brief about the trip), and a reflection on his disappointments with women and Hollywood. It's a glimpse into the life & mindset of an unapologetic & unrestrained male, and I can't recommend it highly enough: it's one of my all-time favorite books.
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