This is the jammed-up business end of the typewriter in the POTD from three days ago. I think the way the mechanics work is that the circular carriage of arms rotates when you press a letter on the keyboard to line that particular arm up with the paper. That’s a lot of movement between keystrokes. It seems like it would take a lot of effort to rotate the carriage by pressing a key and I can’t imagine being able to type very fast on this machine. Still, I’d probably be faster on it than I am trying to type an email on my smart phone with my thumbs.
Month: February 2016
You know when you’re traveling you see someone who reminded you strongly of someone back home but of course it wasn’t them because, well you’re away from home? Apparently that works for inanimate objects as well, because when I saw this sink in the men’s room at a highway rest stop, I immediately thought of Wallace of Wallace and Gromit fame:
If you’re not familiar with Wallace and Gromit film shorts, they are well worth a watch. One of my favorites is The Wrong Trousers.
A roof over our heads and, most importantly, we’ve got satellite TV. Actually it’s hard to fault anyone for adding satellite TV to a setting like this. What better way to transcend less than desirable surroundings than escaping into some TV world for a while. (Well, reading works for that too, but you get the point.)