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Scott Francis Baker


February 3rd, 2005

Droves of geese falling from the sky in Salem, Oregon. Nobody knows why @ 01:38 pm

All is not lost! I thought I'd lost my venerable Pentel QE405 to the abyss that is obsolescence but Pentel came through in the end. It looks like the model has been given a name and another chance at life. I give you *drum roll* the Twist Erase Frost. I'll have to pick me up a couple!



Update: I've created a mini fansite.
 
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From:xotiffany
Date:February 3rd, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC)
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The exciting life of muerte.
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From:muerte
Date:February 3rd, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
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I can't handle any more excitement :)
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From:blackice
Date:February 4th, 2005 12:02 am (UTC)
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I was thinking the same damn thing.
And this is what he does at work
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From:muerte
Date:February 4th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
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Hey I had to write something down! It might as well be done with the best writing utensil ever designed!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 3rd, 2005 10:37 pm (UTC)

Joy!

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I too am of the opinion that the Pentel QE405 represents the zenith of mechanical pencil design. When I noticed fewer being stocked in favor of other Pentel models, I scoured office supply stores in order to set myself up with a lifetime supply. I began using a 405 in college 14 years ago. I used that pencil for 10 years until the pocket clip broke! It still writes, but I placed it on injured reserve. I’m four years into my second, and have a stockpile of about a dozen more with a crate full of erasers. According to most actuarial tables there’s a 96.9 percent probability that this will be a sufficient lifetime supply.

However, I periodically Google “Pentel QE405” in the hope that I might find news of the model, or if a forgotten treasure trove of 405’s is discovered in an overlooked corner of someone’s stockroom and are being unloaded on Ebay. But until this day no good news was ever found. Now this! I’m stopping at my local office supply tonight to see if this new breed truly measures up to the legend. Thanks for posting this miraculous news and letting other ardent fans of this remarkable and enduring writing implement know that we are not alone in our passion!

Sincerely,

Tim Lash
timlash at gmail dot com
From:(Anonymous)
Date:May 25th, 2008 08:20 am (UTC)

Re: Joy!

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LOL these got me through college too. Such perfection that I never expected to disappear, like they did.
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From:muerte
Date:May 25th, 2008 03:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Joy!

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Check out my mini-fansite for the latest updates. There are several auctions on ebay going right now for QE405s.

Scott Francis Baker