I've never been able to prove it, but I'm pretty sure Frank Cassano made a fortune fixing greyhound races back in the '70s, then bought a small island off the coast of Nicaragua. When the island sank, Frank had to move back to Portland and go back to running the family convenience store, where he became known as "Slugger Cassano" for his skill with a baseball bat (no convictions). Or I may be thinking of someone entirely different.
"Organic" is the buzzword of the era, its true, but if you're to slap it on random crap, be ready to answer for it, regardless of product. The details of this letter were specific enough that there's a good chance the clueless, shrugging granola brat and/or their family will recognize themselves. Next time just write 'LEMONADE', and sans filthy toys and filthy hands. #SorryNotSorry
And make up your mind already about which direction your combover gets combed.
i second that. I'm still looking for the pic with Todd and Bill Bixby in Incredible Hulk mode.
When Ian leaves, Todd's flickr account could immediately replace it as the next Portland as Fuck. I particularly liked this one:
I like to imagine that he's really quite small and that that look on his face is because he's enveloped in smoke.
That guy with the curly dark hair looks hilarious! Why is his hair so high?
I hope you asked him why.
It's what I do.
wow i wasted half a work day on your pics. And theres more. Thanks :-(
I thought pimps were supposed to make money. I guess I'm doing this wrong.
Way to misappropriate this comments section to pimp yourself Todd Mecklem. How very mercenary of you.
Now where can i order a copy of that hilarious dont let your dogs poop all over sign?
Since I take pictures of a lot of dumb shit I got this shot of a pipe smoker in front of Powell's a couple years ago: http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddmecklem/6…
Mr. Cassano - develop an opinion and stick with it. You are coming across as wishy-washy. Grow a spine and stand up for yourself!
Fact: 97% of the people that take up smoking a pipe is because they want to be a dude smoking a pipe. Roughly half of these people have at some point owned a stupid hat too.
Kudos to Ian for making it through that entire article and not dropping a "put that in your pipe and smoke it".
Major Tom that is a lot of words just to say you smoke a pipe because you like it, not to look cool. And no i dont want you to send me any. Thanks but i think i know what im missing. Sides, my breath smells bad enough from coffee half the time i dont need another pollutant in there.
As for the dead bodies yeah i made that up but its a cool "what if" huh?
But you seem to be missing the most troubling point: smoking your pipe makes Karmel feel uncomfortable.
How would you address that problem?
Dear faceless Imrightyourwrong - Might I suggest, like I do to most mainstream reporters, that you actually do some serious research before you post opinion as dogma. I tire of making so many corrections...
The idea of pipe smoking becoming "popular" to cover the scent of rotting corpses during the plague years is about as factually based as the information supporting the Flat-World Society. Pipe smoking in general has been done for millennia, long before those terrible times in Europe. I'll spare you the list of facts, and allow you to use your own intellect to find the truth - if you so desire.
I also wish to thank you for exposing the depth of your ignorance regarding smoking pipes and pipe tobacco. Unlike cigarrettes, most cigars, and your mary-jane smoking buddies (including former president Clinton), pipe tobacco is not inhaled. It is smoked solely for flavor and for aroma. It is simply drawn into the mouth and expelled. It is no more harmful to you or anyone else in the room than sitting inside a incense filled room at one of your satanic seances trying to summon the spirit of Lenin, Stalin, Pol-Pot or some other dead communist, or sitting for an evening beside a romantic campfire.
You do make a great point however - the trained olfactory palette can detect even the most subtle differences in tobacco blends. Tobaccos from Virginia, Kentucky, the Balkans, the Orient, all have specific 'notes' to them that can be identified, and when mixed in recipes that date back centuries, or making one's own, it is every bit as enriching and exciting as a popular and socially accepted wine tasting tour - except for the fact that pipe smokers do not get drunk and kill 30,000 people a year in the highways typically...
I'll agree that pipe smoking is not for everyone, and some people have a 'nose' for it and some do not. I'll do this however- if you so chose, I'll send you a pipe and a tin of fine tobacco for you to try - on me. All you have to do is ask. If you like it, keep it, if you do not, I'll send a call tag for you to return it.
re: "Mommy Dearest" letters: as long as you are in handcuffs, what difference does it make if your hands are in front of you or behind you? You're not gonna get away at that point no matter what.
Cavity checks all around.
Hey! I like skunks. They have punk rock hairdos and they smell like weed.
I love the smell of pipe tobacco, it reminds me of my uncle navigating an aluminum boat with an outboard motor on the great lakes. Unique odors can bring you back in time for better or worse. So i guess i could see myself getting irritated by some newby treading on my sentimental association.
I think this column should keep going in this paper under "LA as Fuck". Hey why not?
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