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Re:Katzenjammer Typography & IBM Selectric II typewriter sightings
« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2022, 07:48:29 PM »
Hell low, Halo, Bellz.

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Long time no   cipher.

If it were discovered a  former member of the RH Society sent me that photo, I would be unable to identify her in a line up, but May Bee lying down and my agent would deny he had served as drunken carrier Pig Eon.

I previously learned about the muffled "undertaker business" typewriter from skimming Vol 2 of William Patterson's Heinlein biography.  Prior pigeon, I  had not seen such a clear picture of the sentinel ant head.

I was grateful to view the beast.

I've read a few of Heinlein's works.

 Something of his might make it onto my '21 list, or maybe both Patterson volumes will. What little I skimmed of Vol 2 was good. But my dance card  of death is rapidly filling to capacity.

 (I just realized I will die in '42. Thank you, ever hovering Premonition Bitch goddess. Now, how about those lotto numbers? Or whether or not I should invest in graphene?)

"Katzenjammer Typography."

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Re: IBM Selectric II typewriter sightings
« Reply #61 on: February 11, 2022, 04:19:21 PM »
A beautiful brown Selectric on Young Sheldon in the church office.  I've seen it before,  but in this episode (aka "The Octopus Jesus Question" episode) the camera sat on it for quite a while. Stunning.  Damned thing looked like it was just unboxed.
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Re: IBM Selectric II typewriter sightings
« Reply #62 on: February 24, 2022, 02:24:19 AM »
A different type of sighting.

I read a short by Joe Hill, entitled "Best New Horror."

A Selectric is referenced:

"A card table with a chipped wooden surface stood against the wall, with a humming Selectric typewriter set upon it, a sheet of paper rolled into the platen."

I was glad to see the machine mentioned, but disappointed there was no mention of its color.
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Re: IBM Selectric II typewriter sightings
« Reply #63 on: May 27, 2022, 12:30:52 PM »
I ran across a dealer selling this red IBM Selectric 1. 

I thought I would always prefer the boxy Selectric 2 over the model 1.

After seeing one in red, I am not so sure.

It looks more organic, or art nouveu or something.

Hells Bells!

It's the perfect typewriter for a clown or Satan! Under the Big Top or in the the spiritual Boiler Room.

I can't imagine a Selectric II in hell.

But a Selectric I?  This Selectric I?

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(It would look much better with black keys instead of gray)
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Re: IBM Selectric II typewriter sightings
« Reply #64 on: May 27, 2022, 12:58:47 PM »
Buy it?
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Re: IBM Selectric II typewriter sightings
« Reply #65 on: May 27, 2022, 09:19:36 PM »
Buy it?


No.

My bargain seeking imprints tripped over the $450 hurdle and flat onto their faces.

I will probably have an anxiety dream about it.
It was a matter of chance that I should
have rented a house in one of the strangest
communities in North America. 

- Nick, in The Great Gatsby