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2021-06-09 3:57:55 PM  
Three Seconds of Waiting For Something, new from Hasbro!
 
2021-06-09 4:06:28 PM  
Perfect for 6-year-old hipsters in Brooklyn.
 
2021-06-09 4:13:59 PM  
Ehhh, okay. Better than my submission. "Learn the hunt and peck typing method. LEGO style"
 
2021-06-09 4:22:03 PM  
A typewriter that will bust into a hundred pieces when thrown at a wall in frustration?
MY PLEAS FROM MY '70S ERA SCHOOL YEARS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!!
 
2021-06-09 4:39:19 PM  
2,000 pieces? Seems like all work and no play. Kind of dull if you axe me.
 
2021-06-09 4:39:26 PM  

oldfarthenry: A typewriter that will bust into a hundred pieces when thrown at a wall in frustration?
MY PLEAS FROM MY '70S ERA SCHOOL YEARS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED!!


*Ahem* 2079 pieces. Just throw it hard enough so it completely disassembles.
 
2021-06-09 5:10:06 PM  
After all that it doesn't actually type.
 
2021-06-09 5:19:58 PM  
Somebody tell Tom Hanks
 
2021-06-09 5:20:57 PM  

jclaggett: Ehhh, okay. Better than my submission. "Learn the hunt and peck typing method. LEGO style"


I heard you were into hunting peckers.
 
2021-06-09 5:26:26 PM  
I'm 41 years old, and typewriters were already way out of fashion when I was a kid. They were given to us as toys to play with because nobody was using them for any real work.

But I still remember the mimeograph machine, so I am definitely old.
 
2021-06-09 6:53:42 PM  

t3knomanser: I'm 41 years old, and typewriters were already way out of fashion when I was a kid. They were given to us as toys to play with because nobody was using them for any real work.

But I still remember the mimeograph machine, so I am definitely old.


They lasted for years in office/governmental environments because some forms were still done as carbons in triplicate.  Then someone realized that you could print the same page more than once and that was all she wrote for typewriters.  I remember my grad school department in the early 2000s kept one around specifically for two forms like that.
 
2021-06-09 6:54:49 PM  

t3knomanser: I'm 41 years old, and typewriters were already way out of fashion when I was a kid. They were given to us as toys to play with because nobody was using them for any real work.

But I still remember the mimeograph machine, so I am definitely old.


Oh, and there was nothing better in elementary school that volunteering to go pick up mimeographs from the school office just so you could huff them on the way back.
 
2021-06-09 7:33:01 PM  
To me that's not recognizable as LEGO.  Too many custom bits.  I'm old school... flat plates, sticks, and bricks of a handful of dimensions and a few colours, add the figures and some wheels, doors, and windows, I'm good.

Too much more than that and you may as well just have one molded piece.  What's the point of a kit you can only build one thing out of?  LEGO's supposed to be an imagination toy.

/get off my lawn
 
2021-06-09 8:14:38 PM  

phalamir: t3knomanser: I'm 41 years old, and typewriters were already way out of fashion when I was a kid. They were given to us as toys to play with because nobody was using them for any real work.

But I still remember the mimeograph machine, so I am definitely old.

They lasted for years in office/governmental environments because some forms were still done as carbons in triplicate.  Then someone realized that you could print the same page more than once and that was all she wrote for typewriters.  I remember my grad school department in the early 2000s kept one around specifically for two forms like that.


I know a lot of money order placed still use dot matrix printers, probably because you can just load up a stack of blanks and it just works.

Dunno if pawn shops have moved away from them or not, but they were popular there because forms in triplicate type stuff as well.
 
2021-06-09 8:17:52 PM  

phalamir: t3knomanser: I'm 41 years old, and typewriters were already way out of fashion when I was a kid. They were given to us as toys to play with because nobody was using them for any real work.

But I still remember the mimeograph machine, so I am definitely old.

They lasted for years in office/governmental environments because some forms were still done as carbons in triplicate.  Then someone realized that you could print the same page more than once and that was all she wrote for typewriters.  I remember my grad school department in the early 2000s kept one around specifically for two forms like that.


Oh yeah. Type it. Type it baby, type it hard!

IBM Selectric typrewriter slow motion
Youtube izZ02t2UEGc
 
2021-06-09 8:28:53 PM  
They may know what one is, even if they've never used it. People can recognise antiquated technology.

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2021-06-09 8:36:16 PM  
Does it come with bug powder?  You know... for the lips?
 
2021-06-09 10:26:21 PM  

t3knomanser: I'm 41 years old, and typewriters were already way out of fashion when I was a kid. They were given to us as toys to play with because nobody was using them for any real work.

But I still remember the mimeograph machine, so I am definitely old.


... You think *41* is OLD??!?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!​!
 
2021-06-09 10:37:17 PM  

KarmicDisaster: phalamir: t3knomanser: I'm 41 years old, and typewriters were already way out of fashion when I was a kid. They were given to us as toys to play with because nobody was using them for any real work.

But I still remember the mimeograph machine, so I am definitely old.

They lasted for years in office/governmental environments because some forms were still done as carbons in triplicate.  Then someone realized that you could print the same page more than once and that was all she wrote for typewriters.  I remember my grad school department in the early 2000s kept one around specifically for two forms like that.

Oh yeah. Type it. Type it baby, type it hard!

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/izZ02t2U​EGc]


And at normal speed:

Gerry Anderson's UFO: Opening Titles (1080p HD)
Youtube 8CvURidpkCY
 
2021-06-09 11:19:35 PM  
Leroy Anderson: Ritvélin (The Typewriter)
Youtube rVFR7wDZT9A
 
2021-06-10 1:22:26 AM  

Gordon Bennett: They may know what one is, even if they've never used it. People can recognise antiquated technology.

[Fark user image image 640x457]


This is indeed depresssing
 
2021-06-10 2:29:36 AM  

t3knomanser: I'm 41 years old, and typewriters were already way out of fashion when I was a kid. They were given to us as toys to play with because nobody was using them for any real work.

But I still remember the mimeograph machine, so I am definitely old.


I'm 42. I got my first office job at 14 transcribing pathology records on an IBM Selecric typewriter. It was one of the newer models with correctape so it wasn't necessary to laboriously hover over a typo applying White Out.

I kind of like the palpable feel of an old typewriter. Even early computers with raised keys felt nice. If more effort was needed to type, perhaps people would have time to ponder on their words before being dicks on the internet.
 
2021-06-10 7:48:13 AM  

Gordon Bennett: They may know what one is, even if they've never used it. People can recognise antiquated technology.

[Fark user image image 640x457]


If you'd like to see how children react to a typewriter, you are not alone:

https://youtu.be/vfxRfkZdiAQ
 
2021-06-10 10:54:30 AM  

Unsung_Hero: To me that's not recognizable as LEGO.  Too many custom bits.  I'm old school... flat plates, sticks, and bricks of a handful of dimensions and a few colours, add the figures and some wheels, doors, and windows, I'm good.

Too much more than that and you may as well just have one molded piece.  What's the point of a kit you can only build one thing out of?  LEGO's supposed to be an imagination toy.

/get off my lawn


The first LEGO sets were model towns and buildings. The wheels came about because they wanted to make model truck kits.

What you think LEGO is supposed to be is rooted only in your childhood memories.
 
2021-06-10 5:44:37 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... You think *41* is OLD??!?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!​!


No, I think having experience with mimeograph machines is old.
 
2021-06-10 5:59:10 PM  

t3knomanser: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... You think *41* is OLD??!?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!​!

No, I think having experience with mimeograph machines is old.


We had a wind-up Victrola in the hall, and the only thing that orbited the earth was the Moon.  There was not one single integrated circuit on the entire planet.

I don't think I'm *that* old, but Damn! Technology sure does move fast!
 
2021-06-10 7:20:03 PM  

Gordon Bennett: They may know what one is, even if they've never used it. People can recognise antiquated technology.

[Fark user image 640x457]


Ice floe. Always go with the floe.
 
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