Cult of The Pipe WebRing

Actually, when I switched to pipes a number of years ago, my wife said, “Oh god, you’ve joined a cult.” “What?” “Well, you’ll have all these tools to play with, and you’ll end up with a bunch of pipes. You’ll ponder, philosophize and meander, instead of actually doing anything.”

Wretched woman. I only ended up with a few pipes. Um..more than a few. Not counting the ones that went to Pipe Heaven. But tools? Hah, I only have, er, 9 pipe lighters, 3 reamers, a tobacco shredder, stem brushes, pipe sweetener, pipe wax, stem polisher and…well, uh, there’s quite a few things here. There also seems to be some repair supplies here. Salt, alcohol, odd bent tools that are blackened from being heated up. Uh, the nail polish? No, no, that’s to tighten up loose stems. Oh, and flints. And lighter fluid. And Q-tips. Ah, hell…

As for the other part, I will get up and spring into action mowing the lawn. Just as soon as I’m done with this pipe.

From something I posted over at

Now pipes, pipes are something special. Albert Einstein said in 1950, “I believe that pipe smoking contributes to a somewhat calm and objective judgement in all human affairs.” William Thackery said, “The pipe draws wisdom from the lips of the philosopher, and shuts up the mouth of the foolish; it generates a style of conversation, contemplative, thoughtful, benevolent, and unaffected…”

Pipe smokers are part of a secret cult. We have no secret handshake. We simply nod at each other as we pass by puffing. We have secret tools that entertain and are occasionally used for serious reasons. We have a history dating back a thousand years or more, predating Raleigh.

Pipe smoke reminds you of fall leaves, or your father or grandfather who also smoked a pipe. Dad working on his car in the driveway. People who can’t tolerate cigarette smoke lean into your personal area and sniff and smile. I’ve caught them snorting my tobacco pouch.
Be it meerschaum or briar, “Smoke. Smoke. Smoke. Only a pipe distinguishes man from beast.” – Honere Daumier.

There’d be more pipe smokers, but we’re too laid back to actively recruit people into the brotherhood.

No other form of smoking generates philosophy and poetry. So I close with: “Well, it keeps my hands busy, and my mouth shut.” – Exile Please join the Cult of The Pipe. It’s strictly for smoking tobacco. Nothing that’s illegal in the U.S. but websites from all over the world are welcome!

While I blather on about a bunch of other things, the pipe smoking portion of my  blog is at: JackTales: Pipe Smoking or click the Pipe Smoking category over there on the right.

The ‘rings official description, at the moment, is:

A webring specifically for tobacco pipe websites. This would include pipe brands, stores, tobaccos, containers, ashtrays, accessories, custom, shows, and more. Briar, meerschaum, aromatic, non-aromatic, whatever you smoke. Especially for pipe geeks. 🙂 It does not include smoking anything classified as illegal in the U.S. However, this ring is for pipe smokers anywhere in the world!

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    • Jack says:

      This was a spam comment that was originally deleted, but I thought it was hilarious. How the hell do you spend a half an hour reading this blog when I post an article once every six months at best?

      Jeez, take a remedial reading course, you mouth-breather…heheh…