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Blue Monday; or, Better Dead than Red?

by | Jun 6, 2011 | Optima, Ortekh | 11 comments

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  1. mpclemens

    You've (unintentionally?) captured the spirit of the Strikethru Collage-Cast Challenge.

    Just so you know, I have dubbed SVDP "Saint Vincent de Polt" for all the love it has shown you. Sadly, my own Vinnie's offered nothing this weekend but the same old Smith-Corona Electra that's been there for weeks. A bust all around.

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  2. Rob Bowker

    Cheer up Richard. I like the new typecast format so there's a hint of a silver lining to the cloud. Is this the first time a mainspring has spontaneously broken?

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  3. deek

    I think this post is more a homage to Ryan's Magic Margin postings. I think I'm going to have to start getting away from mimicing the boringness of copying a flatbed scan with my camera and get a little more adventurous myself!

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  4. Ted

    perhaps the only thing holding the mainspring together was rust. Once you removed that, it was doomed. ):

    I hope you can find a proper bolt for it – that was a fine restoration job you did, and it'd be sad to see it wasted. Also, love your collage typecast.

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  5. Ton S.

    You did such a fine job on that commie red. Sorry to hear, Richard.

    @mpclemens, "Saint Vincent de Polt" Lol

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  6. notagain

    I saw one of those "compact" machines and laughed at the name. Our SVDP has so many electric/electronic typers I lost count.

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  7. Adwoa

    Beautiful typecast! So sorry to hear of your troubles with the Optima; it is such an odd thing for a mainspring to collapse so suddenly, I think. After a visit to Berlin I have become immersed in reading about the politics of East and West myself, hence I found your post doubly relevant…hope Saint Vincent comes through for you soon!

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  8. shordzi

    Fantastic blog design! An optimum legacy.

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  9. Duffy Moon

    I heard that what really broke down talks between Ronny and Gorby at Reykjavik was Reagan wouldn't promise to kill the Selectric III. Might just be a rumor, though.

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