The Big Squeeze tube squeezer is a shining silver anachronism hanging from my garage wall by a simple nail pounded into a stud. This heavy-duty, all-metal industrial device can extract every last usable drop from any tube you care to run through it: Paint tubes, toothpaste tubes, even the metal cylinders of lithium grease that they sell at auto parts stores. All are food for this ravenous, geared monster. I often hold it at arm's length and admire the polished metal under my grip. Although many would call me mad for being interested in such an apparatus, I care not about what they think of me; I thrive on squeezing items down and making them flat.
I have found the Uni Kuru Toga to be a mechanical pencil of uncanny perfection. Its shell, carved from the tooth of a displacer beast and engraved with Reformed Mesopotamian sigils, holds a delicate graphite scrivening rod. A hidden mechanism automatically rotates the lead every time you touch the tip of the pencil to parchment, which keeps the lead nicely pointed. The Uni Kuru Toga is an elegant device, and a work of art that… READ THE REST
There is nothing more terrible than the shrill whine of a fly, especially when it insists on invading the privacy of one's home. More often than not, the fly seems to be out to torment me, buzzing its way around my rooms with a sense of impunity, hoping to agitate me. I have tried all… READ THE REST
My day begins with a tour of the kitchen in my cinder-block home high atop the peaks of the Hollywood Hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean, checking that all is in order. In my house, each family member has a drawer in the kitchen, and it is my job to make sure the contents of the… READ THE REST
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