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09-21-2004, 17:00
I had several folks around the Gazebo inquiring what that tall glass water pipe was that Ben and I were sharing. Boy, did I hear some funny comments. No, we weren't smoking weed, opium, or any other illegal substance, although a few legs got pulled, I hear.

A hookah is known by many other names, including "shisha" as Chuck pointed out. It came from Turkey hundreds of years ago. The tobacco used is often a mixture of fresh tobacco, molasses, and dried fruit pulp. Our Friday night Gazebo tobacco was flavored with rose. Perfect for Four Roses SB, right?

Here's an interesting site: Hookah History (http://search.com.bd/banglapedia/Content/HT/H_0152.HTM)

09-21-2004, 19:00
I thought that contraption was just to keep the skitters away!

09-21-2004, 19:39
I wish it was that easy to keep skeeters away!

10-10-2004, 20:38
We had one of these things when I was stationed in Saudi... Called it the Hubbly Bubbly and loaded it with all kinds of flavored tobacco like Mango, Mint, Cherry etc. After working 12 hour days 6 days a week it was nice to sit outside and 'puff puff give' and bullshit about home. http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif

10-11-2004, 17:21
Yeah, we find it really relaxing. I've read that folks also call it the Hubbly Bubbly due to the gurgling water sound. Last night we had a little Wild Turkey with some Apple Molasses tobacco. Quite a nice way to unwind sitting out on a chilly night.