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The Weight of the Smoke - WOAM
cacman Offline
#1 Posted:
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Inspired in part by Lefty's WOAM discussion, and a scene from a favorite movie "Smoke" featuring Harvey Keitel and William Hurt. Always thought it would be something cool to do. Instead I chose to weigh the nub and clip of the foot separately from the ash.

http://cloisters-postscript.blogspot.com/2008/06/weight-of-smoke.html wrote:

Paul Auster's film "Smoke" opens with a parable of time, action, and memory: the writer Paul Benjamin enters a Brooklyn tobacco shop and while buying his tins of Schimmelpennicks cuts through the banter of the loitering regulars with the story of Sir Walter Raleigh introduction of smoking to the court of Queen Elizabeth; finishing with Raleigh's proof that he could tell the weight of smoke:


Dennis
You mean, weigh smoke?

Paul Benjamin
Exactly. Weigh smoke.

Tommy
You can't do that. It's like weighing air.

Paul
I admit it's strange. Almost like weighing someone's soul. But Sir Walter was a clever guy. First, he took an unsmoked cigar and put it on a balance and weighed it. Then he lit up and smoked the cigar, carefully tapping the ashes into the balance pan. When he was finished, he put the butt into the pan with the ashes and weighed what was there. Then he subtracted that number from the original weight of the unsmoked cigar. The difference . . . was the weight of the smoke.


Arturo Fuente Work of Art Maduro
Total Weight: 10.37 grams
Nub & Cut: 1.09
Ash: 1.85
The Weight of the Smoke: 7.43 grams (71.65%)
WeightOfSmoke_WOAM.jpg
gae9jang2j Offline
#2 Posted:
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interesting
tyyler82 Offline
#3 Posted:
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looks delicious...however much it weighed.
stinger88 Offline
#4 Posted:
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Pretty cool.
leftyposthole Offline
#5 Posted:
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nice Carl,
Buckwheat Offline
#6 Posted:
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Wouldn't it actually be the combined weight of the smoke (i.e. fine particulate matter) and the weight of the moisture in the cigar?
ZRX1200 Offline
#7 Posted:
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^ killjoy
mikey1597 Offline
#8 Posted:
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Just smoke and enjoy!
Buckwheat Offline
#9 Posted:
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ZRX1200 wrote:
^ killjoy


I also forgot about the tobacco beetle dung, string, virgin cigar roller sweat and other misc. chit. ram27bat
t33bone Offline
#10 Posted:
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I don't have that much time on my hands for experimenting but pretty cool indeed.
Nicar Offline
#11 Posted:
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Willy???
cacman Offline
#12 Posted:
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Topped for the hell of it… why not.
thurson Offline
#13 Posted:
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Take the WOAM, leave the scale.

Sarcasm
cacman Offline
#14 Posted:
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An old experiment I did back in 2013. In remembrance of Lefty who no longer posts here,
ZRX1200 Offline
#15 Posted:
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I messaged him long ago, still unread.

Anyone heard from him??
cacman Offline
#16 Posted:
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In remembrance of William Hurt's death, I look back on my favorite movies including Smoke and The Big Chill. This thread was inspired from the movie "Smokke" with William Hurt and Harvey Keital.

Measure the weight of smoke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_uXZZRpO-E
ZRX1200 Offline
#17 Posted:
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Man no Left OR Buckwheat here anymore…
Palama Offline
#18 Posted:
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Think I’ll smoke a WOAM sometime this week. Herfing
Mr. Jones Offline
#19 Posted:
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William Hurt just passed...

Great actor...

"History of Violence"

"Heyyyyy brohieeemmmm'..YOUUU caused me a lot of trouble brohieeemmmm' "
Sunoverbeach Offline
#20 Posted:
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I keep meaning to try this out for kicks
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