Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Didn't Really Think About It

It is proven:

The Royal HH is the funniest typewriter, ever.

8 comments:

  1. Love it. Is that Johnny Carson?

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  2. Carl Reiner at the typewriter?

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    1. I think they are the writers for The Red Skelton Hour. I believe (I might be wrong) that the man at the typewriter is Hal Hudson. The other men are unknown to me.

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  3. Wow, that photo has everything! Cool bakelite telephones, thick, black spectacles (and a pair of nifty sunglasses with curved wire arms), ashtrays, coffee mugs (nothing screams "American Diner" louder than a plain white coffee mug. To me, anyway. I blame Hopper's "Nighthawks" painting, I suppose.), and guys wearing suits to work when they probably didn't have to.
    Oh yeah, there's a typewriter in it, too. And Johnny Carson.
    Great photo.

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    1. It is great, isn't it? Is it even possible to have nostalgia for a time period in which you never lived?

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    2. Yes, of course it is. The only risk is that we, or rather I, tend to over romanticize a certain time period and I forget about things like cars with no seatbelts, people smoking like chimneys in cinemas, etc. However, folks dressed nicer back then.
      My wife has often told me that she prefers the modern age because of advances in medicine and equal rights, but I would still have preferred to have been born in '16 instead of '66. 20th Century was an interesting time. I'm glad I caught the end of it.

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