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Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

picking up the pace

Yes, *that* Lorne Greene.  This game is supposed to teach you how to recognize persuasion techniques.

 It was put together on a shoestring back in the mid-sixties.  It's still being sold by the same company for $30 (and still looks the same) and is still used in "Academic Games" competitions.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

short, but with pics

 We went up to Seattle, and made a stop at their big Goodwill.  As you can see they had a lot of
sewing machines. Only one manual typewriter, but with a difference:

 I think it's a 40' or 50's Underwood.  It looks like a portable but with, what, an 18 inch carriage?
 I couldn't shift it to get a peek at the back, so this is all I have to go on.  Thoughts?

 These items are toward the front in the pricey "collectibles" area.

On Sunday we went to a tea room, and this typewriter below was atop a high shelf as decoration.
And this is one of the cats playing:
and in a calmer moment - Ginger is the small one, with her brother, Hobbes.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

found object

I copied the paper onto the top of another and ran that through the typewriter.  It looked good in the streamline Sterling.

Friday, December 7, 2012

news items

 Here's what the local cinema director said about Populaire:
" It does have a US distributor already so it probably has a good chance of playing here at the Grand. There is no release date yet so I couldn't get when that might be." ~Philip, Grand Executive Director

In Seattle we walked past a clothing store with an interesting take on window dressing:
These two pics aren't even half of it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

starting to catch up

Typed on the Royal Portable

Here's a photo from the newspaper (the News Tribune, which inexplicably removed "Tacoma" from its name some years ago) of local journalist-turned-historian Murray Morgan, with his typewiter. and sporting a particularly dashing hairstyle.  Given recent developments in the typosphere, I'd like a closer look at that watch too.


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