- 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: October 2014
No part of a pig is wasted. We Chinese go the whole hog. Even the animal’s intestines and stomach can be eaten. Cleaning these internal organs used to take a lot of effort involving multiple washing and rinsing with the … Continue reading
There’s a rip-off artist who passes himself off as an outplacement consultant. Some years back he contacted me and told me he wanted me to be his co-facilitator for a management workshop. He started dropping names saying most of his … Continue reading
Some time ago, a plastic surgeon boasted that she spent a couple thousand bucks on a pair of panty hose. If you gasp, then she’s got the reaction that she wanted. Well, I guess if you have it, you are … Continue reading
Old-timers believe that rice tastes better when cooked in a claypot over a slow charcoal fire. Throw in some meat and you’ve got a one-dish meal called “Claypot Rice.” How it’s done is this: Just before the rice is cooked, … Continue reading
With my giant on loan for display as part of a private collection, I’ve been looking for another calabash with a more manageable size to smoke; and I found one:
30 years of marriage and I am no closer to understanding my lovely wife 100%. I do catch some clues of what she wants though from her body language and from the things she says. If she says “We need … Continue reading
No, Starbucks doesn’t serve the best coffee in the world. It is just another bloodsucking American chain but the one at Orchard Point used to have the largest number of smoking seats and we pipe and cigar smokers would gather … Continue reading
Nope, not smoking in the toilet, but smoking the toilet, the toilet meerschaum pipe, that is. I’m sure it will color nicely over time.