- 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: June 2020
Received lots of responses to my last post. Examples: From a reader in Australia Read your thoughtful piece on statues. You are spot on in posing the question what, if anything, is achieved by yanking statues? (Vandalism clothed in idealism … Continue reading
Indro Montanelli, who died in 2001 at the age of 92, was a famous Italian journalist. He bought a 12-year-old Eritrean girl and turned her into his sex slave after he volunteered for Fascist leader Benito Mussolini’s colonial invasion of … Continue reading
I didn’t venture out of the house much since the April 7th lockdown. I’ve been binging on books, music, cigars, pipe tobacco and movies. (And not one drop of alcohol. Pat me on the back!) Netflix is always a rich … Continue reading
Yesterday was Father’s Day. Fathers play an important role in a person’s life. I’m a firm believer of that. Then, I came across this, from a Milly Gomez of Latibule Counseling. Make of it what you will. Here it is: … Continue reading
Nope, the new normal or new abnormal is not here yet; but it’s a start!
In 1976, then French president Valéry Giscard D’Estaing wanted a cigar that France can call its own, so SEITA, (Société d’Exploitation Industrielle des Tabacs et des Allumettes), the state-owned tobacco distribution company (since privatized) attempted to make one, but soon … Continue reading
Last week, I showed some of the stuff being sold to cigar smokers. Today, here, you’ll find a pair of foldable cigar scissors, a knife cutter, some pocket-size punches as well as some cigar rests for those whose hands are … Continue reading
JRR Tolkien’s tobacco of choice was Capstan Medium Navy Cut and CS Lewis liked Gold Block as well as Three Nuns. Stanley Baldwin’s favorite was Presbyterian Mixture. This fine tobacco originally had no name. It was blended by Alfred Gale, … Continue reading
An acquaintance from long ago, Ali of Ali’s Electricals, formerly at Centrepoint, once remarked that if we had tails, we would all probably spend an inordinate amount of money on accessories for our tails. Merchants would be selling a wide … Continue reading