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The Bic Lighter - My Homage

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posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:28 PM
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here you go a little history of BIC:


1945-Marcel Bich (1914-1994) and his partner Edouard Buffard (1908-1996) manufacture fountain pen and mechanical pencil parts in Clichy France.

1973-Launching of the BIC® lighter


www.bicworld.com...#




posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:28 PM
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originally posted by: Hefficide

Now I'm wondering if I am the only one here who's ever held a cheap lighter with a broken flint, but plenty of fluid left, in one hand - while trying to use the flint from another empty lighter to get a flame going?

I once spent about two solid months surviving a financially difficult time doing this - mixing the cheap lighters that had no flint with the few empty Bics I could find laying around. It had to be something hilarious to watch and required the sort of coordination usually reserved for people who are training to be Olympians.

Oh and those cheap lighter thumb callouses? Cannot count the number of those I've had.

Been there done that many a time....you desperate fool!

P.S. Iv'e been trying out a newish windproof, it works well once you get used, and will last a couple of weeks, unlike those things that only lasted a couple of days. It's called Torjet.



Mmm, I could be on a percentage here!
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posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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a reply to: Hefficide

i've taken 2 dead lighters and used one to light the other. The flicking motion wouldn't allow the flame to catch, but if you use a second lighter for the spark.....you get the most weak little flame.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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Been using a crappy lighter today, but it was free...

and its got a bottle opener.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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You can get a few more lights out of a Bic once it is empty by removing the hood/guard. This is a nice little trick if you are in a pinch and need a light.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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Keep your Bic, I love my Zippo



MY Zippo



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:48 PM
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originally posted by: Hefficide
a reply to: theMediator

I actually have a fairly high end ecigarette / pipe sitting on my desk right now. I've tried to use it a few times but, each and every time, it's caused me to go into a coughing fit.

My girlfriend's newest ecig does that to her and she stopped using it. She's ok with the other models so maybe you got one that doesn't suit you!


originally posted by: Hefficide
As far as health issues go - via vaping vs smoking? From what I have read the jury is still out. I'm sure big tobacco does not at all like vaping and is probably skewing study upon study - but time will tell.


Heh, well in life, nothing is only good. Even too much water could be dangerous...so it's 100% sure that there is some sort of side effect from vaping but for taking my GF in example again, her health is overally much better now than last year. It's also a newish technology, so there is room for improvement if ever we find something really dangerous about E-Cigs.

I switched to vaping myself but not for nicotine

I always evaded it.
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posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:49 PM
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In the UK, the Clipper lighter is king! Proper hardy disposable that you can refill with gas and flint. A smooth flint that lights first time, and people are very protective of their own. Plus you can take out the flint cartridge and use that as a pokey-down-thing.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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a reply to: Hefficide

Im going to disagree with you on this one.

There is a lighter just as good if not better because you can adjust the flame.

Its the Djeep lighter. Brilliant for pipes etc.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: HomerinNC
Keep your Bic, I love my Zippo



MY Zippo


Ahhh! the old flame thrower, I should be in gaol by now for the number of friends faces I cremated with the ones I had. Zippo's are fine to look at though.

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posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: HomerinNC

I've got a bunch of Zippo's stored somewhere. In fact one of them is a collectible item that some of my former employees gave me for Christmas in the early nineties. It's been probably ten years since I checked the price on it, but even then it was worth a pretty penny. It's never been used.

I did use Zippo's for a couple of years in my twenties - but changing flints and refilling them just got to be a drag to me. It was easier for me to simply grab a Bic when I was picking up smokes. A habit I've kept to this day. I don't take advantage of the package type deals that Wal Mart has, where I could get a huge back of Bics for a few bucks. I still wait until mine dies and then head to the nearest gas station, look at the different designs they have available and then start the guessing game...

Which one of these, in this rack, is the least likely to have been used, over and over again, by the employees and patrons of the store????



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: Hefficide

You're a weirdo.

I love you, but..

Weirdo.



~Tenth



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:15 PM
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originally posted by: Hefficide
a reply to: HomerinNC

I've then start the guessing game...

Which one of these, in this rack, is the least likely to have been used, over and over again, by the employees and patrons of the store????



That would be all of them...it's a trade secret.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: tothetenthpower

There is nothing weird about praising one of the last remaining quality and affordable products available to the American consumer!

If Bic were a car company they'd have figured out people love the product and a Bic would cost eighty bucks now!

So shut your poutine hole.



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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Bics are a great survival tool. My hobby job often finds me alone in deep forests and my survival kit is my life. I always carry a Bic for easy fire starting and a fire steel for reliability/backup.

Unfortunately it is illegal to carry a Bic on a helicopter (compressed gas container) so I'm often forced to carry a Zippo instead. It seems so foreign, cold, unfriendly, bulky, archaic, difficult to hold!!! Oh how I miss her when I'm gone, with her long warm curves, so easy to hold, her welcoming soft skin.............uh, never mind.

Be warned, if you do not have things sorted out when you go to fly off into the sunset you will be leaving your beloved Bicky behind!

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posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:22 PM
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Thanks for the article, Two Thumbs Waaay Up for Bic ;-) a reply to: Hefficide



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: CraftBuilder
I always carry a Bic for easy fire starting and a fire steel for reliability/backup.

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Gee whiz, now it's a Pyromaniac on the job1



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:35 PM
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originally posted by: Hefficide
a reply to: tothetenthpower


So shut your poutine hole.




Wow, I didn't know that Tenth was one of those guys that wear scarlet, funny hats and sing in musicals!
I'm on a learning curve tonight.


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posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: Hefficide

I used to imagine if we could time travel and go back to the stone age, a bic would be a 'Magic fire stick'. I am easily amused. lol



posted on Jan, 17 2015 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

It's even more epic and tragic than that....




He's Canuckistanian.



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