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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:19 PM
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Heidi got her new "baby," and today I got mine:
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 02:22 PM by Call Me Wesley
See here for Heidi's thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

And then, here's mine. I report, you decide, but keep in mind to teach your children type- and penmanship, because the future will be retro. Believe me on this.

The olivetti valentine, designed by Ettore Sottsass and Perry Klein, manufactured in Barcelona, Spain, 1969. Works like a charm, even with the old ribbon in it, but I'll get a new one soon.





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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:22 PM
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1. "All work and no play makes Wesley a dull boy"
In German?


Nice find! I like that design! :thumbsup: :pals:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:24 PM
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2. LOL!
It's better left untranslated for now. ;)

The design is great, and that's why this one's on display in the MoMA. It's in pristine condition, although the keys are a little bit small, and I don't even have big fingertips.

:pals:
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gmoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:25 PM
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3. Where's the mouse?
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:35 PM
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7. The mouse was in the case:


But I let it free!

:hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:27 PM
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4. My dear Call Me Wesley!
Ah, sweetie, your machine is lovely!

I'm going to have my husband look at your German typewriting...

I'm dying to know what it says... ;)

Nice job!

:hug:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:37 PM
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9. It's just scribbling.
And lots of slang/self made words, inspired by German Author Arno Schmidt. I fear that translation won't be easy. :hug:
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jakeXT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:24 PM
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20. What the hell is nubbeln?
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:35 PM
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23. It's nbbeln.
It's a horse-term, somewhat. Translation would be 'nibbling.' Don't run it through Babelfish, it'll break. ;)
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:29 PM
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5. yours is sexier. dont tell heidi, i said that
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:37 PM
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10. That's what my niece said, too. ;)
Heidi's is a lot more sturdier and the keys are nicer, I have to admit. But I wanted this one. :hi:
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:31 PM
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6. Sweet, but you know what would make it sweeter...
if it had a Superman emblem on it...


:hide:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:38 PM
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11. Ha ha!
A 'valentine Superman?' Oh my! :hi:
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:35 PM
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8. Does it only type German?
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:40 PM
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12. It was on German language setting, but it's easy to change it,
although it doesn't do non-latin languages. It's a QWERTZ keyboard (you know, foreign things!) and has all the 's and 's and 's I need!

:hi:
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:54 PM
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13. Danke!
:hi:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:06 PM
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16. Bitteschn, bittesehr!
;)
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:57 PM
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14. And if you ever are stranded on the side of the road
you can use it in place of the cone that comes in the roadside assistance kits!







:thumbsup:



















:hide:



























:rofl:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:06 PM
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15. ROFL!
Do you actually get cones? All we get are these cheap things that are blown away as soon as the first car passes:



:hi:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:12 PM
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17. the high end kits include the cones and some have flashing lights
on top. :silly:

See, your "baby" won't blow over in the wind - it is perfect!

:hi:

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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:18 PM
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18. It's beautiful.
I miss using typewriters.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:27 PM
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21. Thank you!
I have to say, it was quite an experience, and I'm glad I got one. I had an olivetti lettera around 30 years ago, and this one here brought back a certain feeling. Of course, nothing beats handwriting, but this comes second. Typing on a computer comes, let's see, way last.

Get one! :hi:
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:24 PM
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19. This has to be the first time that I ever
saw a manual typewriter that could actually be called a fashion statement. Very nice.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:38 PM
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24. Oh, it was for its time.


:hi:
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:29 PM
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22. It's broken. The letters are off.
Stupid germans
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:45 PM
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25. Not everything
revolves in constants around 'QWERTY.'

BTW, Germans should be capitalized. :hi:
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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:57 PM
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26. No no no. You guys got it all wrong. Socialism doesn't WORK.
And it should ALWAYS be QWERTY.


Why do you hate American Capitalist Jesus so much?
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:30 PM
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27. I don't want to say that's old....
...but God typed the Ten Commandments on that fucker.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:56 AM
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31. That was Moses,
just sayin'. ;) And he typed it on an Underwood ...
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:41 PM
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43. Moses...God....close enough.
A couple of holy rollers up on some barren hill in the middle of nowhere, that's all I know. :)
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:38 PM
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28. That's sexy
Office supplies and machinery get me hot.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:58 AM
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32. Well, I showed you my ...
... typewriter. Wanna see my post-its, too? :rofl:
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:00 AM
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34. No
But if you have any ledgers around, that would give me the shivers.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:03 AM
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36. Then I have to dissapoint.
If you asked this 30 years ago, yes, I could show off some, but not anymore. :hi:
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:21 AM
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38. Ooh
30 year old ledgers. I bet the embossing on the covers was all scrolly and gold leafy. I need to get some air...
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:00 PM
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29. awesome color, dude.
:thumbsup:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:59 AM
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33. It's kind of this Ferrari red.
It's real pretty and doesn't really show on the pic. :hi:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:10 AM
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39. I just realized that THIS is the color that GoldMetalFlake needs to paint his MG
awesome :hi:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 12:30 AM
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30. I want to say one word to you. Just one word.
Plastics.

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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:01 AM
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35. But it's red shiny plastics!
And it's mine. My precious little valentine!
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 08:10 AM
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37. Dear CMW, my CPF/OSP and future former husband,
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 08:10 AM by Heidi
how could I ever deny you anything red, shiny and plastic?

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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:44 AM
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40. from Spain? how did it ever escape the Franco regime?
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:55 AM
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41. The ETA
smuggled them all out. I think. But don't quote me. ;)
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:31 PM
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42. Where do you put the flash drive?
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 12:24 AM
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44. I was wanting to see a kitteh!
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 01:18 AM
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45. The Wiley and Excellent Boy Cat Named Ginger says,
"Great minds think alike." :hi:

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