Monday, January 14, 2008

Real Men Take Notes

No, it's not the newest vibrator model from Jimmy Jane. Though this device does bear an uncanny resemblance to the lean, mean, pleasure machine, it's actually a fancy pen. Fisher Space Pens were designed in the 60's by Paul Fisher, who wanted to make a pen for use in outerspace, since a regular old Bic wouldn't do (differences in temperature and air pressure, natch). The model was adopted by astronauts, and probably a few NASA enthusiasts/science nerds as well.

Why am I bothering you with this piece of Space Race era memorabilia? Well, the way I see it, a gentleman always carries a pen, and a modern gentleman would do well to choose something distinctive yet reliable (and possibly magical). Now you can pen an office memo, your literary masterpiece, or letters to your sweetheart in style . . . whether upside down, underwater, or in deep space, at 250º or -20º below. Try to write legibly.

Various models and colors are available at South Willard for $20 each.

Also available in a more traditional design.

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