Mint condition.

Hey, look what my sister found in her cache of our old family stuff:

This was our mom’s old typewriter, barely used. (By us. As I said yesterday, I preferred the Smith-Corona Sterling.) Serial numbers peg its manufacture to 1938, and Pam reports they’re fetching good prices on eBay, so that’s where it’s going. I hope it goes to some hipster enthusiast and not to someone who will carve it up and make something silly, like this steampunk wristband (speaking of Brooklyn hipsters):

Although I have seen some cute Etsy stuff made of old typewriter keys — bracelets and cufflinks and the like. Stuff like this. I guess that decision — to leave intact or disassembled for parts — is up to the buyer.

My mother was 18 in 1938. The time, it do fly.

And now it is 9:05, and I have an appointment to give blood in 25 minutes. I’m as tired as a rented mule and hope it’s not due to anemia — I guess I’ll find out. So right to the bloggage:

One of the amusing things about all the movie action here is the props that get left behind. The Chinese North Korean police station from the “Red Dawn” remake stayed in place for a while after they left, and there have been other things. Jim from Sweet Juniper ran across one the other day. Funny.

Well, I’m glad somebody else noticed. Yay, John Stewart.

The rest of the day’s political news is simply too depressing for words. With that, I limp toward the weekend. Have a good one, all.

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58 responses to “Mint condition.”

  1. LAMary said on April 1, 2011 at 9:35 am

    There’s a car, a Saturn I think, that I see in Glendale from time to time, which is covered with plastic keyboard keys. If I spot it and have my phone in hand I’ll take a picture. It’s completely covered except for the windows and lights.

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  2. coozledad said on April 1, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Form follows function really is a good idea. The only use I can see for that steampunk wristband is to give someone a painful welt in a bar fight. Probably the wearer.
    Steampunk needs to get up off its ass already, and build a plasma submarine entirely of brass and padauk, or just close up shop.

    And time does just evaporate. My dad was born the day after Jellyroll and the Chili Peppers recorded Deep Creek for Victor. This stuff sounds ghostly to me, in a good way, but still.

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  3. Dorothy said on April 1, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Speaking of cars being covered by something – on campus this morning there’s a car parked that is wall-to-wall plastered with Post-it notes. Even the license plate is covered up. I was part of a small crowd taking pictures of it with our cell phones this morning at 7:30 AM.

    We have been fairly successful selling stuff on EBay for the last month. Several Hummels, an old Zenith portable radio and a beer tray were what was sold, and we’ve made around $500 after paying the fees to eBay and Pay Pal. Not bad for beginners!

    Happy Friday all. We’re off to Pittsburgh to see my mom and the Three Rivers Quilt show.

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  4. Dexter said on April 1, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I love steampunk. I walk with a cane most of the time and I have created some bizarre canes…my fave is an fallen oak branch, rather dog-legged, and the handle is an old bicycle stem , bolted on sideways to the part that was meant to be tightened to handlebars, with a handlebar grip over the downstem part.
    Mostly I just like looking at steampunk creations.

    Ya just can’t even think about steampunk without thinking about Jules Verne’s The Nautilus and also hot air balloons.

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  5. Judybusy said on April 1, 2011 at 10:23 am

    We have numerous art cars in Minneapolis, with a parade every year. There is a truck covered in wine bottle corks. I have an acquaintance I run into at the dog park, and know when she’s there because she’s got one of the cars–all painted with flowers.

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  6. 4dbirds said on April 1, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Were you a change of life baby? My dad was born in 1920 also and was 35 when I was born. I’m older than you. 🙂

    I learned to type on those old manuals. My mother made me take typing. I hated it at the time but it was the best class I ever took. Typing landed me many jobs and saved our butts during some hard times.

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  7. prospero said on April 1, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Wearable steampunk stuff kinda wears me out in a hipster sort of way, but I really like the aesthetic in fiction, like China Mieville’s novels. I suppose my favorite is the flying pirate ship in the movie version of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust (a terrific movie for kids and adults, hilarious performance by R. DeNiro). And we really get a kick out of Warehouse 13.

    Spaghetti trees: believe it or not, people fell for this April Fool prank. And, flying penguins.

    Wisconsin recall good news, not April Fool. Take that, ya bastards.

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  8. nancy said on April 1, 2011 at 10:39 am

    I forgot to post this, so I’ll put it here, with a hat tip to MMJeff: The Army has a new hat. Now everyone will look like Robert Duvall in “Apocalypse Now.”

    Not a change-of-life baby, but my mother was 38 when I was born, and my father 42. I was 38 when Kate was born.

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  9. ROgirl said on April 1, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Two weeks ago they filmed for a day at a diner less than a mile from my house. I was driving down the road it’s on and one of the lanes was blocked with a police car. A lot of people were standing outside, some taking pictures. I thought it was a gas leak or a robbery or something, but then I saw the equipment trucks parked behind the buildings and a fake sign outside of a doctor’s office next door.

    I looked it up when I got home and sure enough, it was the Clooney movie (starring and directing).

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  10. Kath said on April 1, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Isn’t the Stetson hat an April Fool’s day joke? I can’t see them doing that on cost alone.

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  11. Kirk said on April 1, 2011 at 11:35 am

    One of my best friends, a huge baseball fan, had a stroke about 10 years ago. He has a cane made from a Louisville Slugger. He had a hard time getting it on a plane once, so he doesn’t travel with it anymore. Hardly ever uses a cane anyway, come to think of it.

    And, yes, I didn’t make it to Cincinnati but I was screeching in my living room at the end of that game yesterday.

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  12. nancy said on April 1, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Ha ha ha! Totally missed it. It pays to read all the way to the end, I guess.

    Good one, Army.

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  13. Kirk said on April 1, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Somehow, it seems that the Army should have better things to do than play April Fools’ jokes.

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  14. Jeff Borden said on April 1, 2011 at 11:51 am

    All you need to know about the media mindset in the U.S. these days is to witness the resignation of two NPR executives as a result of a heavily-edited sting operation by a pimply conservative weasel after they disparaged teabaggers and Republicans. Remember, neither of these people had any say in the on-air operations of NPR, yet there was a mighty hue and cry about how they demonstrated the deeply liberal bias of public radio.

    The along comes Sammon. He is the Washington bureau chief of Fox, the man who sets the tone for both daily and ongoing coverage. He says openly he never believed for a minute that Obama was a socialist and was only being “mischevious.” This comes on top of earlier evidence that he was framing coverage of global warming from a denier viewpoint and pushing more provocative language to describe health care reform, ie., governmnent health care and Obamacare.

    Has there been even a whisper that this man be fired or disciplined in any way? Of course not. And there won’t be.

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  15. 4dbirds said on April 1, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    That Stetson isn’t a joke to me. I wouldn’t mind it at all. Cowboy hats are very practical and keep the sun off one’s skin. The Cavalry (tanks)wears them. I have pictures of the ridiculous hats the army made me wear during my stint.

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  16. prospero said on April 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm


    And the Navy should have better things to do than fly fighters over sporting events in close formation. Total annual budget $20mill+

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  17. Deborah said on April 1, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Every year about a week before April Fools day I start conniving and then I get distracted and forget about it. About five years ago I really got my husband. I was on-line in the morning and I proclaimed that I had just read on TPM that Cheney had a fatal heart attack and died. He totally fell for it.

    Not a fan of steampunk in reality, but I also like visuals in movies that have that look, like Dune and Brazil. And I love art cars, wish there were more of them.

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  18. MichaelG said on April 1, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Kirk, you mean like donate $7Mil to NASCAR?

    We used to wear the garrison cap with a glider patch on it. It was called a c**t cap. As noted in the article it was easy to stow. What the hell would a bunch of GIs do with cowboy hats on an airplane? It’s a 4/1 joke.

    In the ‘Nam people ended up wearing all kinds of stuff. One time when we had been out in the field for a long time and hadn’t been resupplied with anything but food and ammo for a long time our clothes started rotting off. We ended up cutting off sleeves and lower pant legs. We must have looked pretty rag tag and smelled worse.

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  19. 4dbirds said on April 1, 2011 at 12:43 pm


    Lighten up. Military people are talented and can multi-task.

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  20. Kirk said on April 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Not commenting on military people, just on silly April Foolery.

    Prospero, those flyovers truly are an incredible waste of money. And once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all. But they sure seem to give sports crowds a giant collective woody.

    As for the NASCAR budget, it doesn’t matter to me, but it’s probably at least as cost-effective as other Army advertising efforts.

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  21. paddyo' said on April 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Speaking of military, the Jackson Hole [WY] News & Guide had a pretty good one this morning about how the U.S. Navy is taking over operations at the local airport, which is inside the bounds of Grand Teton National Park. It has a notoriously short runway, which the park and the local airport authority have been working to extend with a safety zone.

    Yes, the story says all aircraft that fly in to the airport are now being retrofitted with tailhooks for carrier-style landings.

    My fave was the droll National Public Radio tale in 2005 about troubles in New England with an explosive maple syrup harvest.

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  22. Dexter said on April 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    MichaelG: For a while during my Vietnam tour my C.O. was Dr. Stephen C. He was a general practitioner MD from Riverside. He was an unscrupulous fellow, hiring out his services to perform abortions on local women, at least I assumed that was illegal there, but who knows? He did a helluva lot of them because he employed my friend Paul as his assistant. They made much money, and since Dr. C. was C.O., he approved many “R and R” jaunts to Honk Kong for Paul, who had established a ring for buying tons of electronics, mostly stereos, for direct delivery to LA stores , making Paul the actual middleman…everybody got rich.
    I point all this out only to illustrate the true “Duvall Apocalypse Now” mentality of Dr. Stephen C. And it’s true, he really did change the official headgear of the 575th Med Det, our unit. We had to wear Aussie-style slouch hats, available at the PX…and we had to snap the left side up.
    Oh yeah, I wore one, too…for a while. But shit, after a week, we all got damn sick of those hats and we all just threw them away.
    And…Dr. Stephen C. HAD to have chocolate milk to pour into his coffee every morning. And of course, many times there just was no damned chocolate milk.
    And the doc would just tear off to another mess hall in search of some.
    And he was one of the more sane officers I ran into over there. And he is still practicing medicine in California, unless someone else his age has the same name and profession.

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  23. prospero said on April 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    The DoD spending money to advertise through NASCAR seems like preaching to the choir, to me. I saw a flyover a few years ago. Watched from across Port Royal Sound (SC) during an airshow at Parris Island. Culminated in one of the Hornets going down in flames in a residential area. I wonder what that sortie cost.

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  24. John G. Wallace said on April 1, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Some cool steampunk projects here:

    I found the site because of his school bus to motorhome project, and I like this bus better than many of the tour bus type motorhomes.

    Down here in Florida they cut off the roofs on old school buses and leave a tiny cab for the driver, the rest is used to haul produce or migrant workers. I’ve seen similar ones neat Vincennes, IN for pumpkin and watermelon hauling.

    Have great weekend everyone.

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  25. Laura Lippman said on April 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    This probably belongs in a previous thread, but I just wanted to thank Nancy for the Dishwasher Magic tip. I haven’t actually run the dishwasher since I used it this a.m., but the inside alone is enough to persuade me that it will improve our results.

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  26. paddyo' said on April 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Love this neo-Steampunk treatment of a desktop computer, too.

    That’s a handsome Underwood, Nancy . . . I wonder if anybody’s every tried a reverse-Steampunk on a typewriter — wiring it to behave like a computer?

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  27. MichaelG said on April 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Dexter, what 4dbirds said.

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  28. 4dbirds said on April 1, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Speaking of the dishwasher tip, I also meant to thank Nancy for the front loading washer tip. My oldest uses the hot water settings and I fumed everytime I was in the laundry room setting them back to cold. After Nancy mentioned it was only a couple of gallons, I had one of those ah hah moments and vowed not to stress it. I might even wash my own clothes in hot this weekend.

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  29. moe99 said on April 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    remind me of the dishwasher tip. I think I need it. Thanks.

    btw I laughed out loud at this April 1 headline: BREAKING – POPE TO STAY HOME FROM MASS THIS SUNDAY – WANTS TO JUST WATCH TV.

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  30. Sue said on April 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    moe: Or sleep in. Or read the paper leisurely over brunch. And they forgot ‘just this once’.
    There’s an autoconfession and autoabsolution joke in there, too, I just don’t know how to frame it.

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  31. Nancy Pevey said on April 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    But doesn’t washing your clothes in hot water shrink them or fade them or something? That’s what I’ve been thinking all these years. Home Ec was a looooong time ago.

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  32. MarkH said on April 1, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    paddyo’ —

    Glad you got a chuckle out of our daily today. The News and Guide (it used to be The News and The Guide, two separate weeklies; now one weekly with a daily 6 days) does this every year, and some April Fools’ editions have been priceless.

    The airport here has been a bone of contention for YEARS. They keep bringing in bigger planes, the largest now being a 757, so the runway is always too short, especially in winter. It pre-dates Grand Teton National Park, so is grandfathered in, ain’t going anywhere, although some folks think it should be shut down all together. The latest fight is on the “safety extension” of the runway. Last December an American 757 experienced a deployment failure of reverse thrusters and flaps and went off the end of the runway into an unpaved area. Here’s a passenger-shot video:

    It later came out that the automatic deployment system, known as “weight on wheels”, failed. On airliners (correct me on this, Pilot Joe), as soon as the full aircraft weight is on the undercarriage upon landing, the system deploys them automatically. The pilots here, caught off-guard, could not regroup the manual mode fast enough. No injuries, but scary.

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  33. Deborah said on April 1, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Off topic, but I read on TPM just now that 8 UN workers were killed in Afghanistan by protesters incited by the burning of a Koran in Florida. I’m not saying the protesters are justified by any means. But why would those folks in Florida do that when it is clear that kind of thing could be the result? It’s dreadfully irresponsible.

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  34. brian stouder said on April 1, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Talk about “limping toward the weekend”; it was one heck of a workday, today. But tonight is gamenight – so I feel my second wind coming on.

    The news really is depressing nowadays, but really – the images of old typewriters strikes me as a particularly powerful representation of an American totem.

    Fox News – and even our modern day radio lip-flappers – have absolutely nothing on previous American political pundits, and (or) liars, cheap-shot distortion artists, and other opinion leaders.

    Think of it. In a world where “mass communication” only went as far as a printed pamphlet or broadside or newspaper could physically go; where people who were illiterate had no access at all; where people in a particular region probably were limited to a very few sources of information (or disinformation); and where, not for nothing, particularly irritating editors simply could be clapped into jail (President Jefferson and President Madison thought nothing about leaving selected media critics to languish in prison; or of conducting openly political show-trials against political rivals), certainly seems to indicate that, no matter how bad we ever think things ever get nowadays (and to paraphrase the black knight on Monty Python’s search for the Holy Grail) –

    we’ve had worse.

    The whole concept of objectivity in the news business seems to have been a wonderful anomaly in our history; maybe even a fad (or a conceit).

    By way of saying, I feel much, much less guilty about shrugging off the latest partisan outrage from the right, while attentively listening for barbs and rejoinders I can place into informal use.

    Just sayin’, as the baseball season begins and the weather warms, and the super-silly season in our presidential election cycle (defined as, when the maximum number of fools are still in the field and the winnowing has yet to begin) yawns before us.

    And here’s hoping Nance has lots of red blood cells. (I tend have high blood pressure, which gets me deferred maybe one time in three at the Red Cross)

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  35. JayZ(the original) said on April 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Laura and Nancy:
    I, too, went to Lowe’s that day and purchased Dishwasher Magic. I am thrilled with the results. Thanks for the recommendation Nancy.

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  36. Angie said on April 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I’ve been feeling nostalgic about typewriters lately, even though I’m too young to have done any work on them (except the family newsletter when I was a kid, circa 1991). My grandfather apparently had a beautiful old Royal from the 1920s. After your last typewriter post, I was starting to worry my typewriter obsession made me a hipster — until I heard this today on NPR’s All Things Considered:
    The “growing popularity of dial-up Internet” … “when the Internet was a more tactile experience.” (I’m still hoping it’s an April Fool’s joke I’m too unhip to get.)
    ETA: The hipper-than-thous in the comments say it is, indeed, a joke. But I can only imagine so many listening and thinking, “Yeah, we need a more tactile Internet experience!”

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  37. Jolene said on April 1, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    It’s worse than your description suggests, Deborah. The NYT is saying that “at least” 12 people killed in that incident, “at least” seven of which were UN workers. The other five were Afghans. And something to look forward to: Terry Jones, the idiot pastor, apparently has plans to travel to Dearborn in the next few weeks, presumably to see what else he can do to make friends.

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  38. Joe Kobiela said on April 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Deb at 17, that is just hilarious about Cheney, man making fun of someones death is just spot on, I guess if Sarah Palin had breast cancer you would just be in stiches. You know I don’t like Mr Obama or Kerry or Rachel Madow and I lean to the right, but you won’t find me hopeing anyone dies. Sorry thats just wrong. I think we all need to grow up a bit.
    Pilot Joe

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  39. Jolene said on April 1, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I love the photo of the Underwood at the top of your post, Nancy. So bold and simple.

    The piece of yesterday’s post (or maybe it was a comment) that caught my attention was the line about the impatience communicated by a buzzing electric typewriter. I used to hate that. Drove me crazy to hear that thing whirring while I was struggling to find le mot juste.

    Word processing came along at about the time I was starting to write professionally, and it made writing much easier. Before I really learned that to write is to revise and that I might generate all sorts of sentences that were just lovely, but had no role to play in whatever I was saying, I had a hard time making progress. I was striving too hard for perfect first drafts, which slowed me down, and was too attached to the prose I generated, which got in the way of focusing on the meaning I was trying to convey.

    Word processing made it possible to keep all those sentences at the bottom of the file or in another file while I was figuring out what I really meant to say. As I got more experience, I learned to be more brutal about slashing my own work, but that possibility of putting my verbal gems in a protected place while I worked out what really needed to be said helped me get beyond the unwarranted pride of authorship that I had as a novice.

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  40. Deborah said on April 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Well Pilot Joe you’re so much better than I am I can only hope to be as good as you some day.
    I could have said the same thing about Obama this year, the point was to punk my husband. And I’m proud of myself for doing it that year. He’s a hard nut to crack.

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  41. Little Bird said on April 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I thought the whole point of April Fool’s Day was to be sort of childish. And to the best of my knowledge neither Obama nor Maddow ever shot one of their friends in the face.

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  42. Joe Kobiela said on April 1, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Never claimed to be better than anyone. Just think makeing sport of someones death is wrong. L.B. what does having a accident have to due with this?
    Pilot Joe

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  43. Dave said on April 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Looking back on it, typing and business math were the most practical, useful courses I took in high school. Business math taught me math that I have really used throughout my life and typing, even though my grades were poor and my speed was slow, taught me how to do it. I couldn’t use the electric typewriters because they were too touchy, creating additional mistakes for my typing.

    Later, when the world was getting computerized and we had to use them at work for various functions, a lot of men my age who were hunting and pecking, looked at me and asked where I learned to type so well. Thank you, Mrs. Frances Brooke, who taught both classes.

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  44. basset said on April 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Typing was about the only skill I learned in high school that’s been of any use since – on an old Royal Standard, if I remember correctly.

    Meanwhile, this is the best April Fools’ Day prank I know of:

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  45. A. Riley said on April 1, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I have my mom’s old dark green enameled cast iron L C Smith & Corona typewriter, which she probably got as a high-school graduation gift in 1932. I can barely lift the thing, but it’s beautiful and I love it. Its keys have a really long travel — it’s hard to type fast on it. The right-hand shift key never worked, and to this day I never hit the right-hand shift. 🙂

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  46. prospero said on April 1, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    All of this remembramce about typewriters is wonderful. We all remember when news was actually news, and it was banged out. , I r5emember when what got banged out actually meant the real deal. I’d suggest everybody read the current Atlantic, the James Fallows edition, , in which a very good writer adresses the idea of new media, and Newton Minnow;s look at the new wasteland. If TV has no room for Terriers, TV sucks bigtime. The Wire was all that? Ir was not as good as Terriers or Homicide. And if Brit shows are so wonderful, why is The Office odious, and why is Entourage so fucking odious? Not remotely funny, just asinine. Now Detroit 287 is a rerrific show. But it ca’st sustain. A seriously excellent show. Glod acting and amazing scenes of Detroit. one superb show. Somwehinf better? Not likely. Truely excelent. :ets have more fat people.

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  47. MichaelG said on April 2, 2011 at 12:19 am

    I took typing in high school and then typed all my stuff through college and then the Army sent me to typing school after I came back from the ‘Nam. I’ve found my typing skill to be one of the most valuable things I’ve acquired.

    That said, why is it on TV and in the movies that everybody types real fast and nobody ever uses a mouse? Most of what you see on the screen would be done with a mouse. I know. No noise and no urgency.

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  48. Jakash said on April 2, 2011 at 12:33 am

    A little late on April Fool’s Day to get this in (Central Time, anyway), but I thought this was a pretty clever joke on Huffington Post this morning.

    Arianna Huffington: A Word About Digital Subscriptions to The Huffington Post.
    Today marks a significant transition for The Huffington Post Media Group, as we introduce digital subscriptions for employees of The New York Times. It’s an important step that we hope you will see as an investment in The Huffington Post. If you are not an employee of The New York Times, you will continue to have full and free access to our news, information, opinion, and the rest of our rich offerings. If you are an employee of The Times, you may view one free article a month or choose one of our NYT Employee Digital Subscription Plans®. In our most popular plan, Times employees can view the first 6 letters of each word at no charge (including slideshows of adorable kittens). After 6 letters, we will ask you to become a digital subscriber. Click here to read how this will work.

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  49. prospero said on April 2, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Newt and Calista way back/

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  51. prospero said on April 2, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Michael G. Everything comes back to cut and paste, I loved doing it back in the day when it was literal, and I was exceptional at it, We put issues together and to bed. And it was fun. Took some real talent. With glue and and pica sticks. Those were the days of more clever headlines. Those days of copywriting and crafting heads were my most favorite times in JSchool. We learned to count, halves and wholes. It made school fun. In retrospect, I’d say JSchool was fun. We had access to all the great papers. Many of which have bitten the dust, SacBee, which is a shadow of itself, the KT papers that were great and disappeared, The
    Atlanta papers, that used to mean Ralph McGill;; and Reg Murphy, that didn’t take shit from anybody and named racists where there were racists. It’s depressing how the great papers have declined.

    The Atlanta Constitution used to bea great newspaper. These days its drivel. The Free PRESS used to be a good paper.

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  52. Dexter said on April 2, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.

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  53. moe99 said on April 2, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Just saw Get Low tonight and highly recommend it. Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murray make an understated but deeply thought movie.

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  54. Deborah said on April 2, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Tried to watch Black Swan last night and could not get through it.

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  55. prospero said on April 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    What did this self-aggrandizing POS think was going to happen? I own a copy of the Koran. I don’t own a bible, but I do have the New Testament in Greek, which I can still read, and believe me, the King James makes some wide-ranging occasionally bizarre assumptions in it’s translation. Padre Walrus-Whiskers should be prosecuted. That is not speech, that is lunacy and got a bunch of good people killed. What did this attention -starved idiot think would happen? If I publicly burned a bible because of the atrocities in the OT, I’d be besieged by fundamentalists. This is an authentic act of terrorism. Shitheel shouted “Fire!” in a crowded theater, and he did it on purpose.

    What is this horseshit. These are not family farms. Like what Republicans did with Medicare Part D. Gave huge amounts of cash to humongous corporations, that buy them elective office and give them jobs when they’re run out of government.

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  56. Connie said on April 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Stephen Colbert Sings “Friday” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

    EDIT: Just saw your link to this facebook Nancy. After I posted, just so you know. Go Butler.

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  57. Dorothy said on April 3, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    moe “Get Low” was our movie last weekend and we really, really liked it.

    Joe no one was making fun of Cheney’s death because he hadn’t really died. It was Deborah’s idea of trying to trick her husband, that’s all. I think you are being far too judgmental about the whole thing. Honestly people are just waaay too touchy these days.

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  58. brian stouder said on April 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Dorothy, just what the hell do you mean by THAT?!, eh?

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