- The Retards Doth Complain Too Much, Methinks
- Do Hungry Ghosts Exist?
- Modern-day Freakshows
- The Indispensable Pests in Our Lives
- Remembering Heinz Schwarzkopf – Gentlemen’s Gentleman
- Fame is a Double-edged Sword
- They Who Can Do No Wrong?
- Partagas Culebras
- Oh Shuddap Already Lah Puleeze!
- Cockling Along
Monthly Archives: May 2018
Yup, it gets crazier – the Insanus range of Ser Jacopo. How in the world do they drill a drafthole along a continuous curve? Really off-the-wall.
Anthony Harris is a talented woodturner who has applied his skills to making some extraordinary pipes that smoke so great! Read about him here. I already own two of his pipes and acquired another one at the annual show of … Continue reading
Maurizio Fraternale was at our pipe show in Singapore last October and it was nice meeting him at the annual show of the Chicagoland Pipe Collectors Club earlier this month. We chatted a bit and I bought an Insanus pipe from … Continue reading
Some weeks ago, I flew from Singapore to Hong Kong, Kong Kong to Narita, Narita to Chicago and then from Chicago to Marquette, Michigan, to visit a dear friend, a world-renowned pipe maker, whose masterpieces command four-figure prices. I spent … Continue reading
Never in my wildest dreams did I thought I would be able to make my own pipes; but I did, after learning from masters when I went to Michigan and Chicago. What made me do it? I believe that the … Continue reading
The social media explosion has resulted in people presenting their lives as “showreels.” Everyone can be someone now. Pathetic losers post pictures (99.9% Photoshopped to death) of selfies and wefies and boast about the exotic – to them, that is … Continue reading