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Smoke up, Losers!

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Justin_Rice, May 10, 2020.

  1. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member


    The first hour is always a bit tough but once the fire gets to where you want it and you just have to tend to the wood/coal/meats, it's the best. I have a pellet grill, offset smoker and a Weber kettle and some of the best backyard days I've had is when I'm working all three.

    I'd love to get a new "real" smoker but I can't kill the one I have. It's a New Braunfels (not an OG - I got it in '02 and I think they were in Char-Broil's hands by then) and even with the thin wall steel it refuses to rust out and call it quits.
  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    The smoking and non smoking sections of airplanes....
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  3. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Yeah, no doubt.

    The smoking on a transatlantic flight back in the day was pornographic.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    In 1983, I was 18, and flew from Dulles to LAX (in a gawdawful suit, no less), and sat in the smoking section with my parents.
    I'm sure I had the lungs of an 80 year-old by the time I was 18.

  5. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

  6. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    The writers who traveled on the Dodgers plane in the '70s and '80s sat in the back few rows, along with the team's smokers: Steve Yeager and Derrel Thomas.
  7. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    My mother, God love her, would take me to the orthodontist as a kid, chain-smoke for an hour.
    The Buick Oldsmobile (later my first car) was so saturated with smoke if you thumped the upholstery, the smell of smoke would emit.
    One time a teacher asked me if I'd been smoking after one of these trips to an appointment, so heavy was the scent of second-hand smoke.
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  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Oh, I have smoking stories to match any of you guys.
    Our vacations driving somewhere up or down the east coast, raining out, windows closed, and mom and dad smoking up a storm.

    When my mom passed away a few years ago, my brother and I split the duties. Me, as the successor trustee, handled every single thing, except getting that house (smoke filled for decades) ready for sale. My brother had to practically bring in a hazmat team to get the house ready for sale.

    My brother had the tougher job.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    For a second, I thought you’d moved to a green state.
  10. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    My parents both smoke like crazy. They always have. Their house, built in 1973, will be a beast to try to get the smell out some day, and it likely won't come out.
    Whenever I'm over there for more than about two minutes, I have to come home and change shirts.
    I look back in horror to when I was a kid and wonder if I smelled like an ash tray when I went to school. I'm sure I did.
  11. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    Does everyone get that they were not talking about cigarette smoking?
  12. Justin_Rice

    Justin_Rice Well-Known Member

    Also: Who ever made this thread shouldn't have put it in Sports and News. .... but it was Sunday and he was day drinking and spitting fire at his neighbors.
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