Thursday, August 4, 2011

And now, a way to support a local business and buy (allegedly) the greatest pen ever

We turn the floor over to EV Grieve contributor Dave on 7th for a moment...

I just wanted to take this opportunity to further spread my message of the Fisher Space Pen, which I was able to purchase for $21.95 (a good price) at the Essex Card Shop, a great local merchant.

I recently lost my first one after many years of daily use. There is a joke that the Americans spent millions on creating a pen and the Soviets used pencils. It's better than a pencil. It never breaks down, it fits in your pocket. I'd buy you one if I knew you.

Woo! Free pens on Dave!

1 comment:

gecko said...

Just to knock the humor out of the joke (weightlessness is no place for levity) - pencils are a hazard in space capsules because graphite (the pencil "lead") is an electrical conductor, and you don't want broken pieces of it, or even dust, floating around. The Soviets adopted the Fisher Space Pen, too.

They didn't buy it at Essex Card Shop, probably, which is a shame, because they are a great local business.