Saturday, December 08, 2007

Stef's recommended Christmas present of the Year


Pop over to Amazon now and read a gushing review of the classic Bic Crystal biro, a stunning buy at only 13p...

"Very good if you need to write on paper"

"....on the third day of ownership I went on a trip to London and took my pen carefully packed away in my brief case, but I needn't have worried, this isn't some temperamental ink pen that leaks when you store it at the wrong angle. I sat at my meeting and confidently removed the cap from my pen and it wrote flawlessly, almost immediately..."

The appreciative comments made in response to this fascinating and thoughtful 636 word long review are also worth reading

May I also recommend that if you're planning to buy one for the Conspiraloon
in your life that green is always a very popular choice of ink colour

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where did that green biro thing come from, d'you know?

Think Google/Blogger has changed commenting, damnit. It won't let us link to our own sites anymore, unless they are Goiogle/Blogger sites. I'm not anon, sorry. ;)

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Stef said...

Google/Blogger has indeed changed its commenting options - which has severely limited one of my most popular on-line passtimes I can tell you

Thinking back to a few months spent temping in DHSS HQ back in the mid '80s I can confirm that sending deranged letters of complaint written in a baffling mix of capitalisations and exclamations was a popular and widespread activity even back then - and green was the ink colour of choice

I think the authors' intention was to emphasise the perceived importance and significance of what they were writing - whereas the actual result was to have any letter written in such a style put in the 'special' in-tray

Sophia said...

Stef,

Did you notice that the Canoeist story replaced the teddy bear story, which itslef replaced the McCann, or some other story, as a recurrent headline in the British media ?

jon ronson's comedy socks said...

Are they any good for writing on rubber walls?

paul said...

Whatever happened to that mainstay of the innovations catalogue, the naza developed pen, which enabled you to write angry letters upside down? Sadly, only available in blue or black.

Stef said...

As a proud owner of a somewhat battered NAZA Space Pen I can confirm that, whilst magic space ink is only available in Blue and Black, non-spacey green ink refills are produced by 3rd parties

But no, I can confirm that it is not possible to write angry letters with them in a Zero G environments or underwater. Green make-up pencils work just fine however and render a satisfying splodginess

Stef said...

@sophia

Did you notice that the Canoeist story replaced the teddy bear story, which itslef replaced the McCann, or some other story, as a recurrent headline in the British media ?

Is the Pope a Catholic?

Stef said...

...on seconds thoughts, the answer to your question is more definitive than that

Anonymous said...

nothing quite like this can be found on amazon.com

to our loss