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Scared Shitless!

These days I live in fear. I barricade myself at home. I make sure all the lights are off. I want to give the impression that no one’s in. I dread hearing my doorbell ring. I jump out of my … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!

In this shallow world we live in, if you are a billionaire, people will line up to smell your farts. If you have the money to act in your own kung fu flick or ride around on a motorbike or … Continue reading

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A Couple of Indonesian Pipe Tobacco

David returned from Indonesia last month with some Indonesian pipe tobacco and I sampled a couple. Hidden Dragon Tambolaka tobacco (above) from Indonesia is typically released to the market only after at least five years of tedious aging; that is, … Continue reading

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Scary! They Walk Among Us!

A couple of days ago, a three-meter-long python was found outside a well-known department store at Orchard. (Now, that’s nearly ten feet of snake!) Pythons are the world’s longest and heaviest snakes. They are constrictors. People and animals in this … Continue reading

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2018 – My Best Year Ever

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Dunhill Tobacco Available Again?

Change is a constant in the world of kapnismology. Laudisi Enterprises, who runs smokingpipes.com has acquired Kapp & Peterson Ltd, maker of Peterson pipes. No wonder when I met Sykes Wilford, President and CEO of Laudisi in Chicago a few … Continue reading

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Ji pai xi liao

Xi Jinping is a power-crazy despot. His hardline stance towards the volatile orange man-child in the White House puts the world in peril. The Third Plenum of the 11th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party in 1978, when Deng … Continue reading

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Reverse Calabash – a Gift from Jerry Zenn

This is a reverse calabash by Jerry Zenn. Jerry used a combination of materials to make this unique pipe: vintage briar, aged Taiwanese bamboo and horn primarily. This is only the third such pipe he was ever made.

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Deuterostome Alert!

Recently, The British Council published its biennial survey of what young people – 18 to 34-year-olds – in the G20 nations think of each other’s countries. The Council asked which country the respondents thought was the most attractive, which countries’ … Continue reading

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Under the Tutelage of Jerry Zenn

Jerry Zenn, born in 1964, is a pipe maker based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Before making pipes full time since 2005, he was an auto mechanic for 25 years specializing in Volvos. Jerry’s pipes are very much coveted; he uses specially-harvested … Continue reading

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