Bob: IM S6 posted:

Smoke?  A good briar pipe, some nice aromatic tobacco, and I'm happy.

Add a good cigar once in a while, and life is good.

I would think no less-- but I suspect you smoke sparingly and only after the honest labor of the day is over, when reflecting on the rightness of God's good earth and your place in it. I would surmise you smoke while enjoying a snifter of brandy (on life's special occasions like the birth of a grandchild, or after setting the final piece in a stone wall). Scotch is strictly reserved for events like your 50th wedding anniversary or the day of your retirement.

You live in a 300 y/o stone house that has been in your family for generations. You heat with wood you split and stack yourself. You shovel the pond so the neighbor children will have a nice place to ice skate. You likely have known the townsfolk (who live a respectful distance up the road, and keep themselves to themselves) since you all went to a one-room school together. I can almost see you reading Keats and Wordsworth by the dying light of a fire on a cold winter night, 25 year-old (glass-lens) readers perched on the end of your nose. I suspect you have a Basset hound or two who sleep at the foot of your feather bed, and that you keep a Purdey shotgun over the mantle to hunt quail and grouse (in season).

I'm still wondering how you don't own an Aston Martin or Morgan, but I'm glad you don't so you can hang out with the rest of us unwashed Philistines.

When I grow up, I wanna' be just like you. You sir, are the man.

Jim Kelly posted:

Agreed.  Same with lung cancer.  Let's call it "selective culling" from here on out . . .

I have lost two friends in their 40's to lung cancer. Sister in law survived it so far. Another good friend given 6 months to live two years ago but looks like fried meat from the chemo and has had a terrible stroke on top of it - his wife and son still unbelievably smoke

I call it slow suicide....

I do like the smell of a good pipe 

Stan Galat posted:
Bob: IM S6 posted:

Smoke?  A good briar pipe, some nice aromatic tobacco, and I'm happy.

Add a good cigar once in a while, and life is good.

I would think no less-- but I suspect you smoke sparingly and only after the honest labor of the day is over, when reflecting on the rightness of God's good earth and your place in it. I would surmise you smoke while enjoying a snifter of brandy (on life's special occasions like the birth of a grandchild, or after setting the final piece in a stone wall). Scotch is strictly reserved for events like your 50th wedding anniversary or the day of your retirement.

You live in a 300 y/o stone house that has been in your family for generations. You heat with wood you split and stack yourself. You shovel the pond so the neighbor children will have a nice place to ice skate. You likely have known the townsfolk (who live a respectful distance up the road, and keep themselves to themselves) since you all went to a one-room school together. I can almost see you reading Keats and Wordsworth by the dying light of a fire on a cold winter night, 25 year-old (glass-lens) readers perched on the end of your nose. I suspect you have a Basset hound or two who sleep at the foot of your feather bed, and that you keep a Purdey shotgun over the mantle to hunt quail and grouse (in season).

I'm still wondering how you don't own an Aston Martin or Morgan, but I'm glad you don't so you can hang out with the rest of us unwashed Philistines.

When I grow up, I wanna' be just like you. You sir, are the man.

You are much too praiseful in your description of me, Stan, but I will gladly accept it.  These days, one takes praise where one finds it, and coming from such an erudite individual as you, such praise means that much more.   When the President of Stanistan deigns to even mention one of his lowly subjects, let alone expound upon in such lengths, one takes notice.  I tug at my forelock and salute you.

I shall bask in this praise for as long as I can remember it, and strive to uphold such lofty ideals that you hold of me, as difficult as that may be.

Yes, the Poet of Peoria has once against provided us with such pleasing prose.  

Time for me to stuff my pipe and smoke it...

Word Ape!

(apologies to Cameo)



Yo grease monkeys all around the world

Got a weird thing to show you

So tell all the boys and girls

Tell your brother, your sister, your mechanic too

We’re about to hit the Tail

And you know just what to do

Wave your wrench in the air like you just don't care

Glide by the bikers as they start to look and stare

Rev your whip, make it quick, do the down-shift papa

Come on old man tell me what's the word

Word ape! Everybody says

When you hear the call you've got to get it underway

Word APE it's the code word

No matter where you say it you know that you'll be heard

Now all you sucker customizers thinkin’ you are fly

There's got to be a reason and we know the reason why

Why you put on those airs and you act real cool

Got to realize that you're acting like fools

Air-cooled music we can use it

You're free to dance

We don't have the time for your fiberglass rants

No Certificate of Origin, no rust for me mamma

Come on baby tell me what's the word

Word ape! Everybody says

When you hear the call you've got to get it underway

Dial S for Stan, Dial S for Stan, Dial S for Stan

W.O.R.D. APE, W.O.R.D. APE, W.O.R.D. APE, W.O.R.D. APE

Yeh you P-car fetishists think you're fly

There's got to be a reason and we know the reason why

Why you put on those airs and you act real cool

Got to realize that you're acting like fools

Give us Coco mats and some blue tape, yes, we can drive

We don’t have no time for philosophical jive

No Certificate of Origin, no rust for me mamma

Come on baby tell me what's the word

Word APE! Everybody says

When you hear the call you've got to get it underway

Word APE it's the code word

No matter where you say it you know that you'll be heard

Word ape everybody says

When you hear the call you've got to get it underway

Word ape it's the code word

No matter where you say it you know that you'll be heard

 

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