Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Forgive me my eccentricities

I was trolling the Web today and stumbled on this gem.

The man is Paddy Chayefsky, writer of the movies "The Hospital" and "Network," two of the greatest satires ever written. Next to him is a Royal 4-bank desktop typewriter, the same make and model I bought at a thrift shop a few weeks ago. How funny?

Monday, March 19, 2007


You ever watch a car accident happen?

I don't mean you hear a sound behind you and turn just in time to see the beginning of the aftermath or watch one of those shows on FOX about bizarre accidents.

I mean when you see two or more cars in motion and you realize that there is going to be an accident and there is nothing you can do about it? You watch time slow down and you try to keep them from colliding by sheer will of thought, but it doesn't matter. They hit, and you grit your teeth and pray everyone is Okay.

That is the best way I can describe how I feel about life right now as graduation approaches. I've got two months left and every day inches along painfully, but surely. I know that I am going to have to live a real life, and I want that, but it's just been impossible to shake this feeling that I'm going to be going full speed come graduation day and find the nearest brick wall.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Earbud Evil #15

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Earbud Evil #14

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Earbud Evil #13

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Earbud Evil 12

Monday, March 12, 2007

Earbud Evil 11

Friday, March 09, 2007

Earbud Evil 7-10

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Another typewriter

This is sort of old news, but I bought another typewriter last week.

It was at this place just outside of Manhattan, Grandma's Old Trunk, I think. I go by there every month or so to see if they have anything new. This time, I got lucky.

It was buried deep inside a bunch of shelves, I almost missed it entirely. I saw the carriage poking out from some other junk and reached in. It was a heavy SOB and it took a bit of work to get it loose.

I had found a wide carriage 4-Row Royal Typewriter that I would later learn was made in 1955 (Just past halfway for a typewriter to be considered an antique). This thing was meant for one thing and one thing only: writing. The actions were all smooth and easy to run, but moving it is like trying to carry a human torso around.

It's still pretty dirty, it's going to take a while to clean all the bits of what looks like the stuff that comes from the ass end of a combine. But I got it for $10, and it types like a dream. I'll post pics when I have them.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Earbud Evil 6

Friday, March 02, 2007

Earbud Evil #5

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Earbud Evil 3 & 4