- Walking on Eggshells
- Too Many Encounters with Men and Women in White
- Crowdfunded Products? Thanks, but No Thanks!
- Close, but no Cigar!
- Smarty-pants Not Wanted on This Planet
- A Pipe Made by Two (no, not a Bicycle Built For Two)
- Bovine Scatologists and Trumpet Blowers Galore at Bullshit Central
- Grab Crab: May the Bleeding Hearts Cry! And for Rabbits Too!
- Diwali Debacle
- Rare Japanese Lacquer Pipes
Monthly Archives: July 2012
On this day one year ago, I walked out of the circus, or the zoo, as some would prefer to call it. After ten years of indentured servitude, I left a cold-blooded, soulless organization filled with lots of lying, incompetent, … Continue reading
Let me say it once more. Yes I have been to North Korea to check things out but I am no defender of that retarded chubby baby face Jabba the Hut lookalike with the bad haircut, an equally rotund wife … Continue reading
If you have a wife or a girl friend who can’t get over your ex, this post is a must-read for her. In a novel I’ve just read, the protagonist’s love interest once had a lover who has since passed … Continue reading
I read in The New Yorker that in 2004, Carolina Izquierdo, an anthropologist at UCLA, spent several months with the Matsigenka, a tribe of about twelve thousand people who live in the Peruvian Amazon. The Matsigenka hunt for monkeys and … Continue reading
California cult burger joint In-N-Out – the favorite burger of chefs like Thomas Keller, Julia Child, Anthony Bourdain, and Mario Batali – caused a frenzy yesterday morning, with its first pop-up store at Circular Road. A line started forming at 9.30am with … Continue reading
I was supposed to be away from July 15 to 25 but postponed the trip due to conjunctivitis. It was however too late to rescind my instructions to news vendors to suspend the delivery of all the newspapers I subscribe … Continue reading
I invited two families to a private screening of Courageous yesterday. Courageous addresses the questions relevant to today’s fatherhood such as the negative consequences of absentee fathers and the impact of ineffectual dads. It also lends a more balanced perspective … Continue reading
Nah. It’s Coffee Pinotage. Pinotage is a South African specialty. Sure, it is grown in a few other parts of the world but this is a variety that was developed in South Africa. It is a cross of Pinot Noir … Continue reading
2010. She begged me to conduct a teambuilding workshop for her department. Literally begged. I was busy, my calendar was full. But she begged. Seeing that it was for the good of the circus, and being such a pushover, I … Continue reading