PaperMate Pump Pen?

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Murphy Slaw, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    They used to make a pen that would write upside down, had a little pump action thing, and sold refills for it.

    I was at an Office Depot yesterday and they didn't have any.

    The lady assistant who was NOT YOUNG had never heard of it.

    Seemed odd to me.

    Does this mean I'm getting old?

    :D
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  2. Jamie

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    Yes, an antique.:D

    BTW, the Russians used a pencil.
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  3. perterra

    perterra -. --- .--. .

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    Just buy a Fisher and swallow your pride. :lol3
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  4. BillsR100

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    True.
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  5. Murphy Slaw

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    Which one?

    I'm an antique, or the Russian thing?
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  6. jestragon

    jestragon Been here awhile

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    +1 I've had a few fischers and they're great pens.
    Also, +1 on the Russian pencil story, one I repeat often!
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  7. AerialCameras

    AerialCameras Awkward Boner

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    I know its not the same, but the Space Pen is available in every museum gift shop. Or if your boss is a cheap bastid, you get one with company logo every Christmas. I can send you mine from last year or from any of the previous six years. :lol3
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  8. Murphy Slaw

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    They had one of those at Office Depot. It was $23.99 and pretty cool looking, but really short.

    And, it was $23.99.

    Those PaperMates were like $5.00 as I recall.

    I'm the guy that can't afford a KLR until my truck is paid for, or Toby Keith records one of my songs.

    What the hell is wrong with his "people?"

    :rofl
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  9. WVhillbilly

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    I think now they are called "tactical" pens. Go for about $50.
    http://www.tuffwriter.com/

    Check state and local laws before ordering. :D
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  10. Xeraux

    Xeraux Archvillain

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    Yeah.

    That "Russian Pencil" story is bullshit.

    The US used pencils in all space missions up until 1968. Broken lead from pencils (and shavings from sharpening) can be dangerous in a zero gravity environment. They can float into an eye, nose, or cause electrical shorts. Also, the wood and graphite burn rapidly in an oxygen-rich environment like you have on space vehicles.

    That pen was developed to avoid these problems, not because they couldn't think of an alternative.

    Also, the US gov't didn't pay a single dime for the development of the "Space Pen". It was all privately developed by the inventor. He sold them to NASA for US$2.95, each. Hardly expensive in comparison to other items in NASA's budget. (Which totally negates 75% of the reasons people pull out the "Russian Pencil" bullshit story.)

    Additionally, the Soviets started using the Space Pens shortly after they were developed for the same reasons NASA did.

    So the next time some smug dickass uses the "Well, the Russians used a pencil" maneuver, counter with, "So did we."
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    They arent all short, nor $20
    http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Space-Pen-Non-Reflective-M4B/dp/B001E103CY/ref=pd_sbs_op_7
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  13. Jamie

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    Who cares? The story is meant to be allegorical, dipshit. Relax, nobody's going to take your pen away.
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  14. AerialCameras

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    You'll take my pen when you pry it from my cold dead.... Wait! Where's my fucking pen? Goddammit, anybody seen my pen? Sonofabitch, it was right here a second ago.
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    As a lefty I could care less if they write upside down as long as they don't smear. So these days I am a big fan of Pentel EnerGel pens. I do so love being able to bleed on the work my minions produce without painting my hand red.
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  16. P B G

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    I do... BS ery for BSery sake is not beneficial.

    Long live the space pen! USA USA!
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  17. Murphy Slaw

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    I think you can get kicked out of school for that......
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    You can get a Whiteout pump pen at Staples. Got a couple for parts marking. :D
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  19. 68deluxe

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    Why? Are they used for stabbing people?
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  20. Murphy Slaw

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    Homeland Security says to use them against an attacker with a gun.
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