Today is perhaps the End of Time. The Mayan Destructors have pushed across South and North America. The great robot army has fought valiantly, but is perhaps gravely outnumbered. The combined armed forces of America have hardly made a dent on them. Tactical nukes have proven effective, but leave too much land uninhabitable.
The End is calling, but I have made a promise and must deliver. Here is the mysterious writing companion for the Mayan Apocalypse.
Yep, it is an Olivetti ICO! I've had it since June, but have been frustrated in my attempts to get the carriage return lever working properly. It cleaned up nicely and the design is stunning! I can't say it is my favorite typing machine, but it is an aesthetic experience that is difficult to match.
I hope we'll still be around tomorrow. The robots are trying to prove the Mayans wrong. Until midnight, happy typing!
Australia survived. Midnight is only 49 minutes away in CET - so I think the mayans failed.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your ICO!
Seeming as Australia has survived, but you're not expected too.. (it's the 22nd here already) Can I have your ICO?ReplyDelete
Thanks sincerely for your kind offer. I'll probably keep it around as a sacrifice in case the Mayans come back.Delete
10:45am, December 22nd, 2012 in my neck of the woods and I'm still here.ReplyDelete
Very nice Olivetti there, Dwayne!
Through careful semi-scientific deliberation we determined that the Mayan operate on U.S. Central Standard Time. By my reckoning, they still have 35 minutes left in order to fulfill the prophesy.Delete
Or something like that.
The Olivetti really is a beautiful machine.
Yep. But after the Mayans are done with Ohio, I'll make a pilgrimage to dig your red ICO out of the debris ;)Delete
Hahaha! Just reading up On old posts. Richard's red ico may be my fav machine in all the typosphereDelete
Hahaha - reading up on old posts and Richaards red ico is prob my fav machine in all the typosphereDelete
go out with class, I say.ReplyDelete
Since the end of the world was to be yesterday, how is today described?
To quote a quote...today is the first day of the rest of your life.