Started by Camazotz Automat, November 02, 2016, 04:40:00 PM
Quote from: Juan on November 20, 2019, 03:03:45 PMThereâ€™s one for sale at a thrift store near me.
Quote from: ItsOver on August 04, 2020, 02:51:08 PMThank you, Cam, for continuing to pursue this noble cause. It's one I can personally identify with and I anxiously look forward to future sightings. March on, brave soldier!
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on August 04, 2020, 04:21:17 PMI appreciate your support, IO.To quote Dickens:"It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known."And it beats the hell out of playing "Where's Waldo?" I might have my gravestone commissioned in the form of a Selectric II.Twice lifesize.Each bronze key of the keyboard would feature a skull and crossed bones instead of a letter or character. Cleverly placed heavy springs under each depressible key would allow a mimicry of "typing action." (That is to say, "evocation.")College kids visiting my grave in the middle of the night, testing the keys:"The quick red fox jumps over the lazy brown bat god."All the keys strike home.And they've unwittingly released something. The fools!Hahahaha hahahahaHahahaha hahahahaCamazotz Automat owns this fraternity initiate! Transmigration complete!(coughs)Sorry. But, yeah! The IBM Selectric II will never die!
Quote from: ItsOver on August 04, 2020, 05:24:06 PMI wonder if having a blessed Selectric is as rewarding as seeking the next media sighting.
Quote from: Ciardelo on October 06, 2020, 11:44:50 AMI guess Jack Torrance's Adler from The Shining won't be satiating then...y
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on October 06, 2020, 11:20:18 AMGoing through a dry patch right now, but I know they are out there.They have to be.I dislike Selectric sightings air bubbles in the hydraulic brake lines of my nostalgia.Desperation setting in. Rough counting under-miked stenotype machines in Perry Mason episodes. The court reporter resembles a nursery ant delicately tending to a larva. Every so often, Mason requests something to be stricken from the larva.I'm losin' it, I tell ya.I can't go on living in a world without Selectrics.
Quote from: ItsOver on October 06, 2020, 04:13:12 PMA rather detailed dissection of a Perry Mason typewriter-focused episode. I wonder how long it would take for the rather thorough author to complete a colonoscopy.http://www.perrymasontvseries.com/wiki/index.php/CommentPages/Show177
Quote from: Juan on October 07, 2020, 07:09:42 AMMy typewriters are manual and many need drawbands. I need to get busy, especially on my 1926 Remington Noiseless desktop.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on October 07, 2020, 12:55:42 PMSpeaking of low noise.Robert Heinlein's typewriter with opened noise suppression case. His wife referred to it as the baby coffin.
Quote from: Camazotz Automat on October 13, 2020, 11:12:10 PMIn the opening credits of THE RAY BRADBURY THEATER (currently airing on the COMET TV network), Ray is seen seated before a beautiful blue IBM Selectric.
Quote from: malachi.martini on October 14, 2020, 12:45:39 AMThe Peter O'Toole episode is such a treat.