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The Internet Crayon Project January 31, 2009

Posted by Edward von Bear in Ducks, Economics, Entertainment, Family, Gardening, Handblogging, Heroes, Humor, Literature, Lurkers, Man Laws, News, Personal Experiences, Philosophy, Sex, Sports.
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Just for the hell of it, I thought I’d post pictures of my favorite writing instruments. I think they are versatile, and really say something about my education, refinement, and stature in the business world. When I whip out one of these for a conspicuous display of something or other moment, these bad boys do the trick.

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Personally, this one is my favorite. It is the refined classic, yet is cutting edge, and never takes a “Casual Friday”.

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And the case? Oh, you bet the case is always visible, lest anybody not know what type of writing instrument you have. You wouldn’t want them to think you sullied your hands with a $.99 Walgreens Special, now would you?

Ooohh, The Case=Power And Authority!

Ooohh, The Case=Power And Authority!

And penmanship? You better believe that I know how to do it.

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Kneel and tremble in the face of the authority my writing tools exhibit!

Sincerely,

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1. wiserbud - January 31, 2009

I can tell by your penmanship and your selection of such fine writing instruments that you, Mr. Bear, are truly a man of class and sophistication.

2. mollybuckley - January 31, 2009

I love crayons. I’m a high school teacher and you’d be surprised as to how excited kids get when I tell them we’re going to do something with coloring.

http://whohastwothumbs.wordpress.com/

3. kevlarchick - January 31, 2009

Nothing like a new box of 64s.

4. xbradtc - January 31, 2009

The green ones taste funny.

5. Mare - January 31, 2009

Crayons are the feel-good writing instrument of the year. However, I really enjoy a new set of colored pencils.

6. evelyn8608 - January 31, 2009

Crayons are the feel-good writing instrument EVER 🙂

I’m 23 and I love sitting down and coloring with kids that I watch/tutor!

7. kid who's always shoving things up his nose - January 31, 2009

Crayons smell nice, too.

8. BrewFan - January 31, 2009

lol! You forgot one of the best features of crayons, though. When you’re all done coloring you can melt them and then dip your hands in them!

9. Mare - January 31, 2009

Seriously, I think I’m going out to buy a box of crayons today. The feel, the smell, the slap in the face from the nun when I couldn’t make my M’s correctly in first grade.

….Ah, the memories.

True story.

10. Cathy - January 31, 2009

Nothing like a new box of 64s.

Love the smell of a new box of 64s in the morning.

11. Sobek - January 31, 2009

Heh.

12. daveintexas - January 31, 2009

fuckers.

13. Rosetta - January 31, 2009

I’m positive this guy reads Innocent Bystanders.

14. Rosetta - January 31, 2009

Excuse me. Will one of you nice people get my hilarious comment out of the spam bucket?

Thank you in advance, nice person.

Happy Birthday, Michael.

15. Cathy - January 31, 2009

Will one of you nice people get my hilarious comment out of the spam bucket?

Don’t look at me. I ride the short bus.

16. BrewFan - January 31, 2009

Will one of you nice people get my hilarious comment out of the spam bucket?

There were no nice people available so I did it.

17. composmentis - January 31, 2009

Will one of you nice people get my hilarious comment out of the spam bucket?

Should’ve left it there. HUMOR FAIL!!!11!

18. Rosetta - January 31, 2009

Hahahaha! The guy anwered the iron!!

compos didn’t think it was funny because he’s done that a couple of times.

Thanks Brew.

19. skinbad - January 31, 2009

Good stuff Eddie.

20. skinbad - January 31, 2009

Although Dave is right about one thing. There’s something fascinating about a quality nib.

21. Mrs. Peel - January 31, 2009

My date is fixing to pick me up 🙂

22. MCPO Airdale - January 31, 2009

Was this song about crayons??

Mellow Yellow

I’m just mad about Saffron

Saffron’s mad about me

I’m just mad about Saffron

She’s just mad about me

They call me mellow yellow

(Quite rightly)

They call me mellow yellow

(Quite rightly)

They call me mellow yellow

23. Michael - January 31, 2009

My date is fixing to pick me up

Somewhere in South Texas, at this very moment, a young man is being lectured about how to make a Powerpoint presentation really meaningful.

24. Michael - January 31, 2009

Mrs. Peel’s problem is that she was borne too late for Geoff.

25. geoff - January 31, 2009

Mrs. Peel’s problem is that she was borne too late for Geoff.

Or I should have one of those picture of Dorian Gray-type portraits. I tried making one one time, but the scatter plot of Dorian Gray wasn’t very effective.

26. Michael - January 31, 2009

the scatter plot of Dorian Gray wasn’t very effective

You should have worked out the eternal youth algorithm in Excel before you did the graphics.

27. Satan - January 31, 2009

“I should have one of those picture of Dorian Gray-type portraits.”

Hey Geoff, shoot me an e-mail.

28. lauraw - January 31, 2009

MCPO,

We had that on a 45 when I was a kid. I forget what was on the reverse. A lot of our 45’s were free promos passed down from my Dad’s friend who worked at a radio station.

We had a big stack of them and rollerskated in the basement to the record player. 🙂

What was that old-fashioned record that was in between the size of a 45 and an LP, but thicker, heavier vinyl and more brittle? We had a shitload of those too. I want to say ’33,’ but I don’t even know if my memory is right.

We had a LOT of that too. Stacks and stacks. Fats Domino and such. Just an absolute shit-ton of those things. I really, really want to call them 33’s, but it’s been so long I don’t know if that’s real from memory.

Threw it all away long before ebay existed.

They were all jacketless, worn and scratched anyway.

29. lauraw - January 31, 2009

“I found my thrill, on Blueberry Hill…”

30. Michael - January 31, 2009

We had that on a 45 when I was a kid.

If you were a ‘kid” when Mellow Yellow came out, meaning a single digit age but old enough to roller skate, then, compared to my dignified late-middle-age, your current age is . . .

*Michael does math*

Never mind.

31. lauraw - January 31, 2009

I’m saying we owned that 45 when I was a kid.
That is all I said.

I could very well own that 45 right now and rollerskate to it, but it would not mean that Mellow Yellow just came out right now.

It’s a durable good. You can’t tell a thing about my age from my previous statement except that I couldn’t possibly have been born too long before that record came out.

32. geoff - January 31, 2009

and more brittle

Don’t need to ask how she figured that out.

Michael - January 31, 2009

except that I couldn’t possibly have been born too long before that record came out.

Erm, that’s my point, little sweetie peetie.

Need a diaper change? I know how.

33. EnasYorl - January 31, 2009

lauraw,

Those thick mid-sized ones were 78’s. The 33’s are the standard LP albums. Michael is probably more familiar with the Edison cylinder records.

34. eddiebear - January 31, 2009

my dad still has his 45 collection. Damn, he has a lot of records.

35. Mrs. Peel - January 31, 2009

I think the problem is that geoff was born too early for me. If I were born earlier, then I would have to compete with Mrs. geoff, and that’s a battle I simply cannot win.

36. Mrs. Peel - January 31, 2009

also, in case anyone cares, I had a great time. He was a perfect gentleman, and he’s very cute.

37. eddiebear - January 31, 2009

glad to see it went (hopefully)well)

38. eddiebear - January 31, 2009

Took my daughter to the theater that shows movies after they are out of the first run cinemas to see “Bolt”. She loved it, and I only had to pay $4 to get in (she was free).

And I reveled in the schadenfreude of seeing “Valkyrie” already there.

39. Wickedpinto - February 1, 2009

I ALMOST stayed in the lines this time.

40. geoff - February 1, 2009

then I would have to compete with Mrs. geoff, and that’s a battle I simply cannot win.

She is definitely a keeper.

He was a perfect gentleman, and he’s very cute.

Time to call Experian. Again.

41. Mrs. Peel - February 1, 2009

Yeah, Mrs. geoff is pretty awesome. From what you’ve said about her, and the one picture you put up a while back, I think she must be a really incredible woman whom you love very, very much. That, to quote lauraw, gives me a tiny toothache. (from the sweetness, I assume)

42. Cathy - February 1, 2009

also, in case anyone cares, I had a great time. He was a perfect gentleman, and he’s very cute.

I care. Thanks for the update. Glad to hear about it.

43. kevlarchick - February 1, 2009

a cute gentleman? There’s nothing better in the world! Go Peel!


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