"The fact is, squire, the moment a man takes to a pipe, he becomes a philosopher. It's the poor man's friend; it calms the mind, soothes the temper, and makes a man patient under difficulties. It has made more good men, good husbands, kind masters, indulgent fathers, than any other blessed thing on this universal earth."
-Eli Terry - called "Sam Slick, the clockmaker"
Ya can't argue with that.
Benz said on 2003-09-09 12:30:46:
Unless said poor main picks up a nasty pipe obsession that prompts Ebay buying binges and a build up of multiple pipes that bankrupts the poor man's family ...