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Subject: Pipes Digest #38 - April 7, 1990

		   Pipes Digest #38 - April 7, 1990

From: Pestilence <??????????????????????>
Subject: Pipes-related software "movie".

Got this little program a few days back that I thought you would possibly
be interested in...

Dunno if you have access to an Apple // or not, but the program is called
PICTOSAGA.  It's about Mr. Pictograph, who gets tired of just representing
numbers in charts for "people too stupid to read bar graphs," so he goes
out into the world to try and find out what it's all about.
Along the way, he meets the man whom you sent us the ascii picture of a
while back (Rev. Somethingorother from the Church of the Subgenius) and the
Rev. gives Mr. Pictograph a pipe.  Well, this pipe ends up being a great
help for Mr. P. as he encounters all kinds of nasty situations.

It was written years and years ago, but it's still very cute and the pipe-
will-conquer-all references is what I thought you'd get a smirk out of. If
you, or anyone else on the list for that matter, use or have access to an
Apple // (][+ and up), I'd be happy to pack it and send it out.
John Bartolotta (Bart) (Pestilence)	|  DISCLAIMER: My boss owns a pizza/
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-- Greetings from California, PA (yes, the town named 'fore the state): The
   town with 1 university, 3 drug stores, and 1 traffic light.
-- "Cognito ergo es... I think, therfore, you is." - King of the Moon.

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From: Steve Masticola (???????????????????????)
Subject: The Churchwarden Cometh

Well, the Timwest Original finally arrived last week, and we've been
getting acquainted a little bit. As advertised, it's half-bent, with
an egg-shaped bowl and chopped lip and shank, and about twelve inches
of stem. There's a noticeable divot on the front of the bowl, but no
other surface flaws, and Tim didn't charge full price due to the
divot. The workmanship is generally good, though there are some minor
nits to pick (vise marks on the stem, and what may or may not be a
light point in the stain.)

I'm discovering some general facts about life with churchwardens, and
with this one in particular. First, you have to have a hand free to
smoke; the leverage on the teeth is just too much for hands-off
operation. Of course, you can just let the bowl rest on your chest (as
I'm doing now). Second, you _have_ to maintain a dry mouth, or that
long stem gets a case of gurgles. Churchwarden pipe cleaners are
available (Tim sold me a bundle for $1), though standard cleaners
miiiight just make it if you use one from either end of the stem.
Peculiar to this pipe is its large (7/8") bowl, so any smoke costs
about 1/4 ounce of tobacco. Of course, a bowl lasts over an hour,
which is great for reading! Tim didn't pre-carbonize the bowl, so it's
getting "broken in" in the old-fashioned way. All in all, an
interesting "specialty piece."

Also in the local news: I bought a small bent for my roommate, on the
theory that it was in my best interest to have another pipe smoker in
the apartment (crafty ;-) Actually, he wanted to try a pipe and seems
to enjoy it. Which brings up a point - if someone you know likes the
smell of a pipe, or is trying to get off cigs, why not do them a favor
and buy them a starter briar?  They'll appreciate it, and you'll be
helping the cause of pipedom from a grass-roots level.

Until next time, folks,

					Smoke in peace,
					~\U Steve.

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  1. Subject: Pipes Digest #38 - April 7, 1990
  2. Subject: Pipes-related software "movie".
  3. Subject: The Churchwarden Cometh
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