is this what prompted Jon to quit pipe smoking (and smoking in general)?
I genuinely forgot that Jon was a pipe-smoker. Wonder if he quit or he just smokes off-panel.
We don’t even know that Jon has a job, how does he get something as expensive and fancy as that?!?! I bet Jon is using the money Garfield get from being a nationally adored cartoon character.
That’s a mouthful to say.
For those not familiar with Meerschaum pipes, they start out as pure white. They are delicate enough, that even the oil from the smoker’s hands can ruin the finish, so, they are generally held by the stem.After what might amount to several years of occasional smoking, they gradually begin to turn color, which is the desired effect.
As an aside… one of my coworkers, in the Military had one that he had been “working on” for about 3 year, and it was just starting to show some color. He got home from work, one day, and his excited 13 yr. old daughter told him she had “cleaned his dirty pipe,” for him.
I don’t THINK he cried about it…?
I would comment on “my blow toy”, but I want to keep this family friendly.
March 25, 2017