lol i spose you can do whatever you like to your hookah, but using it for a colon scope to express your love for it is probably pretty unheard of.
try different stuff, i personally poke a ton of tiny holes with a safety pin, other people use 20-30 scattered holes with toothpicks, or the stick thing on some tongs. its all about what works for you. you want to move your coals around so that the bowl burns evenly and not just one spot. i usually move it to one of four sides of the bowl quite frequently when i first start the bowl just to get everything heated evenly, then about every 10-15 minutes i move it to the other quarter of the bowl