Movie Review: The Sapphires

Great fun… seeing another perspective of the 1960’s was both moving and mind expanding.

For more information regarding this movie… read Mr. Robert Messenger’s  post on his blog ozTypewriter.  Mr. Messenger is Australian and provide both insight and knowledge regarding this movie and the times it depicts.  (Gee).

1918 Underwood #5
1918 Underwood #5

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1954 Studio 44 makes my day…

To read a really good review on the Studio 44 check out I dream lo-tech from July 5, 2012 Olivetti Studio 44 meets its match. The blog comes from Chicago (where I grew-up) so perhaps there is a connection (but that would depend on the answer to the following questions? Ton S:  1) Cubs or Sox?  2) Who played Oliver O. Oliver on Bozo Circus?  3) Paddle-foot was a character on what cartoon? And last and not least: Name the “King of the United States”

Any one of a certain age will know these answers without a thought.  “Lets play two”…  If you you can’t answer you are younger than I am and if you call the Cubs… Cubbies… then much younger.

1954 Olivetti Studio 44
1954 Olivetti Studio 44

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Jumping the Shark… or just having fun?

There is that moment when a show runs out of fresh thoughts and ideals… they get desperate… they jump the shark!  Has typeoh! Reached the point when the only thing to consider is the consideration of thought is so desperate I can only think of “Happy Days?”… (NOT!!)

1956 Underwood Quiet Tab
1956 Underwood Quiet Tab

Is “Climax” a good name for a bicycle saddle?

100 years ago Brooks used the name Climax for their B-50 saddle and I found another ad from 1913 where another brand used this word as well.  Brooks is thinking about brining this line back.  They said it would improve my chances to be a “tester” of the new saddle if I offered my view.  I did… but even if I’m not given a “Climax”… just thinking about it… I found uplifting.

1966 Hermes 3000
1966 Hermes 3000