Things you just don't get

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  1. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    I don't get the love for the movie Rushmore.

    I'm a wes anderson superfan - but I've never actually sat through Rushmore. I always try to watch it and get distracted and feel like I'm wasting my time or fall asleep. I once tried to watch Rushmore in laying in bed with my wife and I fell asleep - she didn't notice until the movie was in its credits, she was pissed at me because "I've made her sit through Bottle Rocket/Royal Tennanbaums/the ocean-submarine movie/dargeeing limited/ and I didn't give a shit about those movies!".
     


  2. Thomas

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    It helps if you've been an outsider at a cliquish private school and known the kind of unrequited love at said school that makes your soul burn. It's a little like a cock-eyed prequel to the Great Gatsby.

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    So I decided to take up fountain pens and bought a few pens, which then required a few bottles of ink. I'm partial to blue inks, so I've got 6 bottles of blue ink (different shades) and I'm learning that some inks don't work well with some pens. This is disappointing.

    I joined a fountain pen forum so I could see what's out there and avoid wasting money (although if you're thinking 'TOO LATE' I can't really say anything to oppose you). I was reading all these ink reviews and realized that there are like 1000 different blue inks from 50 or so manufacturers, and I kind of stopped giving a damn. Too bad I have two more bottles of blue ink en route.
     


  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I felt that way about the life acquatic. Rushmore I resonate with.
     


  4. Steve Smith

    Steve Smith Senior member

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    That is an amazing connection that would have never occurred to me.

    AFAIK, Penman Sapphire is no longer made but that is a head and shoulders above any other blue I have found. It is a saturated brilliant blue which looks fantastic on paper. Of course when you mention that ink there will be posts from 50 dipshits who have never used the ink, stating that it will ruin your pen. Bullshit. Just flush the pen with tapwater after every couple of refills.

    You didn't mention whether you are interested in modern or vintage fountain pens. In general, vintage pens are far superior in value and function. For around $100 you can buy an Oversize Sheaffer Balance Lever Filler with a huge 14KT two tone nib. For function, there is no modern pen which is better.
     


  5. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    LOL thank you! It just kind of came to me as I was typing.

    I'd read great things about the Penman range, but after dabbling in vintage products of other stripes (colognes) I kind of got worn out on the unicorn-chasing aspect of discontinued/vintage anythings. Re: pens I wanted to go with strictly user-type products: when I have something really nice, I tend to not use it. So, I've trended to the inexpensive: Lamy, TWSBI, Parker, knowing that they're not going to upset me if they go sideways. Well, the Parker sucks but I think it's an ink issue - I'll find out later today. Thank you for the rec!
     


  6. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    I don't get pen forums.
     


  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    everyone here gets those
     


  9. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am glad I am not the only nit out there who knows about pen15.
     


  10. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I don't get this. What am I missing?
     


  11. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It is a silly thing children used to do. Go up to some dork and ask them if they wanted to be in the pen 15 club. They would always say yes and you would write on their hand PEN15, but when 15 is written it looks like IS so you trick them into writing PENIS on their hand with pen. It was loads of fun.
     


  12. lasbar

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    How about smacking them in the gob???

    That would have been funnier.
     
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  13. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    So it would read PenInStitches?

    Still don't get it.
     
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  14. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    hahahahahaha :lol: :fistbump:
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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