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(Some Guy)   Delight (or infuriate?) the hipster in your life with the gift of an artisanal sharpened pencil this Christmas. Such attention to detail. At only $20 per pencil, it's a bargain   (artisanalpencilsharpening.com) divider line 43
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2012-11-24 01:49:01 PM
What?
 
2012-11-24 02:13:51 PM
Heh heh. That's pretty funny.
 
2012-11-24 04:45:42 PM
His book almost, almost sounds like something I'd like to read. His whole shtick seems like a bit of performance art wrapped in self-therapy - I can get with that.

Then again, I'm not sure I like rewarding a joke to the tune of $11 for an ebook.
 
2012-11-24 04:56:04 PM
How cliché. 

/in the box
 
2012-11-24 05:21:25 PM

Lsherm: Then again, I'm not sure I like rewarding a joke to the tune of $11 for an ebook.


There ya go.
 
2012-11-24 05:43:34 PM
Unironically, I can't remember the last time I used a pencil sharpener. When I'm in the shop I'll just use a box cutter. Guess I've saved myself hundreds of dollars!
 
2012-11-24 06:00:40 PM
New York. Figures.
 
2012-11-24 06:03:34 PM

Dafodude: Unironically, I can't remember the last time I used a pencil sharpener. When I'm in the shop I'll just use a box cutter. Guess I've saved myself hundreds of dollars!


Nothing like tossing a pencil in the lathe. I mean, if you want it damned sharp.
 
2012-11-24 06:04:41 PM
Or some distinctive origami.
 
2012-11-24 06:09:42 PM
Is that "Get Your War On" David Rees?

mnftiu.cc
 
2012-11-24 06:29:58 PM
I'm sure he will go far with this endeavour.

/scribed with the s-pen on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet
 
2012-11-24 06:31:28 PM
thehipstersnovel.com
 
2012-11-24 06:37:23 PM
This video shows how dedicated he is to this project. He stays in perfect character throughout.
 
2012-11-24 07:25:51 PM
What a douche. I only sharpen my pencils on the roughened penis bone of walruses harvested by Nubian virgins with blue eyes.
 
2012-11-24 07:49:39 PM
The guy is living the life of a throwaway entrepreneur-idea from Cosmo Kramer.
 
2012-11-24 07:59:23 PM
This video shows a really good way to sharpen pencils with power tools.
 
2012-11-24 08:10:33 PM
THESE are artisinal sharpened pencils!

www.toxel.com
 
2012-11-24 08:32:07 PM
This is the same "Get Your War On" David Rees.

He was on The Best Show on WFMU a couple months ago talking about the book and taking questions from callers. The man genuinely knows his pencils; the industry, its history, pencil trivia, etc. He said he got into it after working for the census bureau in 2010. He found sharpening the pencils to be very cathartic and had the thought, "How can I get paid to do this?"
 
2012-11-24 08:46:56 PM
This is hilarious. If this kind of satire keeps up, people will only be hipsters ironically.
 
2012-11-24 09:04:22 PM

El Dudereno: This is hilarious. If this kind of satire keeps up, people will only be hipsters ironically.


Whoa, dude!

www.daviddarling.info
 
2012-11-24 10:08:34 PM
Art is anal?



/ didja hear about the constipated mathematician?
// he worked it out with a pencil.
 
2012-11-24 11:12:05 PM
A perfect accessory gift to the Origami Boulder Art piece
 
2012-11-24 11:16:28 PM

Avonmore: This video shows how dedicated he is to this project. He stays in perfect character throughout.


"The pencil shavings are part of the pencil which means they are technically the client's property and they should be returned along with the sharpened pencil".

Perfect!
 
2012-11-25 12:06:17 AM

Smeggy Smurf: What a douche. I only sharpen my pencils on the roughened penis bone of walruses harvested by Nubian virgins with blue eyes.


Blue eyes!??! What kind of heathen psychopath are you?
 
2012-11-25 01:26:59 AM

spacemanjones: Smeggy Smurf: What a douche. I only sharpen my pencils on the roughened penis bone of walruses harvested by Nubian virgins with blue eyes.

Blue eyes!??! What kind of heathen psychopath are you?


The very best kind. But you're a guy so I refuse to prove it since you dont' give big tits and the same morals as a man
 
2012-11-25 01:53:25 AM
If you think it's a joke, why don't you poke yourself with your newly sharpened pencil? Or better yet, don't -- because it'll really hurt. In fact, every pencil David Rees sharpens is shipped with a signed and dated certificate authenticating that it is now a dangerous object.

That he then sends through the mail? Aren't there laws against that sort of thing? Or is it just bodily fluids and drugs?
 
2012-11-25 02:00:11 AM
Reading the preview on Amazon made me chuckle. This guy is funny.
 
2012-11-25 04:21:50 AM
His review of the Tractatus Logico Philosophicus is one of the funniest and most educational things I've ever read. Basically confirmed my long held belief that Philosophy, as a course of study, is a complete waste of time.
 
2012-11-25 04:58:53 AM
Well I use 3 fingers to hold my # 2 pencil while I show something to the hipsters that only requires 1 finger.
 
2012-11-25 05:03:52 AM
I have seven of his pencils. They're definitely worth the money if you can afford it. A friend of mine bought a cheap knock-off version at Wal-Mart. It wasn't nearly as pointy.
 
2012-11-25 05:17:52 AM
Repeat much?
 
2012-11-25 05:31:39 AM
Gimme something to write on, man.
 
2012-11-25 06:22:25 AM
www.audiojustice.com
 
2012-11-25 08:15:24 AM

leviosaurus: His review of the Tractatus Logico Philosophicus is one of the funniest and most educational things I've ever read. Basically confirmed my long held belief that Philosophy, as a course of study, is a complete waste of time.


But IS it a waste of time? And, if it IS a waste of time, WHY is it a waste of time?
 
2012-11-25 08:18:38 AM
farking point snapped the first time I put it to paper.
 
2012-11-25 08:43:05 AM

maxx2112: Art is anal?



/ didja hear about the constipated mathematician?
// he worked it out with a pencil.


No - the guy's called Arthur, or Arti for short (since he's a hipster)

"Arti's Anal Pencil Sharpening"
 
2012-11-25 10:01:35 AM
This guy was just on CBS' Sunday Morning discussing the lost art of pencils. Funny to see it on Fark before I see it there...
 
2012-11-25 10:45:11 AM
This guy is the end-all, be-all of what we are and what we are going to become. I another fifty years there will be no useful work to do, and we will all do shiat like this.
 
2012-11-25 10:19:53 PM
He should make gift cards available for purchase as a gag gift. It's the perfect blend of thoughtful and useless that I strive for every year.
 
2012-11-26 04:05:46 AM
.....................................

I refuse to believe this is real.

/NO!
 
2012-11-26 09:48:57 AM

BarkingUnicorn: THESE are artisinal sharpened pencils!

[www.toxel.com image 450x224]


No, those are art. Artisanal refers to craft, trade, handiwork, etc.
 
2012-11-26 03:24:01 PM

Lsherm: His book almost, almost sounds like something I'd like to read. His whole shtick seems like a bit of performance art wrapped in self-therapy - I can get with that.

Then again, I'm not sure I like rewarding a joke to the tune of $11 for an ebook.


He's incredibly funny live. I saw him perform some skits from the (unpublished at the time) book with the help of audience participation back in February. I do understand what you mean about not wanting to spend that kind of scratch to applaud a joke though.
 
2012-11-26 03:24:41 PM

jaytkay: Is that "Get Your War On" David Rees?

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It is indeed.
 
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