Chuck Stanion

Chuck Stanion
Chuck spent years controlling all weather for the Northern hemisphere before realizing that his efforts were imperfect and were generating complaints, so he moved on to a writing career. Words are almost as difficult to control as the weather, so it seemed an appropriate lateral move. He spent the next 20 years as Editor of Pipes and tobaccos magazine, honing his skills and becoming moderately knowledgeable about pipes, refining his expertise until becoming entirely unemployable and incapable of conversing about any other topic. He left P&T for convoluted reasons only he understands (he showed up here saying, "I want job. Gimme job."). Despite his apparent inability to communicate in person with other humans, his concise summary of his needs charmed us into giving him a chance.

Chuck collects pipes, pipe tampers, and locks of hair from ventriloquist dummies, which he displays in his office (his walls are entirely comprised of doll hair. No one else goes in there). His only other hobby is singing show tunes while gargling Diet Pepsi, a skill that he demonstrates at far too many meetings.

Responsible for most of the editing and a big portion of the writing at Smokingpipes, Chuck is the person to contact when you see mistakes or anything that just isn't good. He seems to thrive on failure, so do call him with complaints anytime, day or night. Be sure to mention that his writing skills are equal to his weather control. He loves that.
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Waldo Waterman: Pipe Smoking Aeronautical Genius

Waldo Waterman: Pipe Smoking Aeronautical Genius

January 6, 2021 by Chuck Stanion
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How to Discipline Your Pipes

How to Discipline Your Pipes

December 23, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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The History of Santa Claus, Pipe Smoker

The History of Santa Claus, Pipe Smoker

December 18, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Frank Jack Fletcher: The Pipe Smoking Admiral

Frank Jack Fletcher: The Pipe Smoking Admiral

December 9, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Jean-Paul Sartre: Philosopher, Author, Pipe Smoker

Jean-Paul Sartre: Philosopher, Author, Pipe Smoker

November 27, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Know Your Tobacco Cuts

Know Your Tobacco Cuts

November 13, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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The Black Patch Tobacco Wars

The Black Patch Tobacco Wars

October 30, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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Meet Fred Hanna, Doctor of Pipes

Meet Fred Hanna, Doctor of Pipes

October 23, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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The Pipes of Tom Sawyer

The Pipes of Tom Sawyer

October 15, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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The Real Popeye The Sailor

The Real Popeye The Sailor

October 2, 2020 by Chuck Stanion
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