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Saturday 4 April 2015

Famous Pipe Smokers

Today's famous pipe smoker was definitely famous for smoking pipes.

And for inventing other famous pipe smokers.

And for, well, just about singlehandedly setting the defining foundation of the modern genre of fantasy.

In pretty well every way, he was one of the most worthies of the noble fraternity of the briar.  Here's to you, J. R. R.


Currently Smoking: Lorenzetti Bent Billiard + Rattray's Marlin Flake


  1. I had been wondering what took you so long. :)

  2. Well, you can't just START with him, otherwise most of the others look bad.

  3. And he so utterly confused me for so very long when I was young. "... and stuck one thumb behind his braces, and blew out another even bigger smoke-ring." How many afternoons I sat trying to figure out how sticking your thumb in your mouth (for after all, braces are things that go on teeth to put them in straight rows) might help you blow smoke rings.

    1. LOL! Well, when you're young you might be forgiven for that...