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#1 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 00:54

First it was me with "Streaker" Esties and then someone else (Tom Heath?) started with Snakeskin patterning, then I saw this and had to big time chuckle.

In this months vintage pen tray sale, Richard Binder has a couple Esties, a LJ and a J, both of which he says have "Mackeral Sky" patterning. :clap1: :notworthy1: I Love It! That's at least as good as Snakeskin I have to say.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:03

Nuh-uhu ... can't see it ... nuthin there in your "here". :vbg:
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:51

So wait, a fish in the sky using a fountain pen? Sounds like a dream I had the other night! :roflmho:
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#4 OcalaFlGuy

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:03

It made me think of a t-shirt with Mackeral Sky on it with a stream scene and a Copper Estie J jumping out of the water.

:roflmho:

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 16:18

It made me think of a t-shirt with Mackeral Sky on it with a stream scene and a Copper Estie J jumping out of the water.

:roflmho:

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I totally want that T-Shirt!
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 16:31

Here is where Richard said they got the idea for Mackerel Sky from;

http://www.google.co...6A8GU0QHhmpStBw

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 16:42

Ahhh, so looking at those pics, yeah, I totally have some "Mackerel Sky" patterning going on in my Copper J! Whoo Hoo!
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 17:04

Yeah, I have it my grey J as well!
I called it "reptile" pattern in the past!
(Even Estie Pens that I sold!)

"Mackeral Sky" -That's funny!! :)

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 18:43

I have a black pen and pencil set with this patterning.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 19:05

I'll bet you lathed it from rods of the highest grade and purity Mackerellium.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 19:24

I'll bet you lathed it from rods of the highest grade and purity Mackerellium.

Actually, you'd have to use mackereloid. Rare cousin of celluloid, y'know.

One day, while looking at an Estie that was headed for our monthly tray, Jim and I coined the term for this context. He mentioned the phrase, and it immediately rang true -- we're both familiar with cloud formations, and there we were. We looked at images, and by golly, "mackerel sky" is by far the most recognizably descriptive term for the patterning.

ETA: We've noticed mackerel sky patterning on every color of Estie J but one. We're still looking for a black mackerel sky. :P

Edited by Richard, 14 March 2012 - 19:28.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 19:28

Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with the mackerel sky.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 20:07

Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with the mackerel sky.

Kaleidoscopically speaking, that is, right?
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 20:18

Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
A girl with the mackerel sky.


Which of course, as everyone knows, preceded the final selection in that series, "Mackerel Sky". You know how it goes, "Bye bye Miss Mackerel Sky, drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry..."

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 20:25

Ahhh, boys, we're showing our age... ;)
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 21:11

"When Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick; and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter."

OBTW, Franklin was wrong. Gaius Iulius Caesar got it right: FERE LIBENTER HOMINES ID QVOD VOLVNT CREDVNT -- "As a general rule, men willingly believe that which they want." If you need an example, I can cite one, but it's somewhat political.
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 21:21

OBTW, Franklin was wrong. Gaius Iulius Caesar got it right: FERE LIBENTER HOMINES ID QVOD VOLVNT CREDVNT -- "As a general rule, men willingly believe that which they want." If you need an example, I can cite one, but it's somewhat political.

There is little that isn't political! In any event, my use of the Franklin quote is not for it's unassailable correctness, but my constant hope that it could be.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:36


I'll bet you lathed it from rods of the highest grade and purity Mackerellium.

Actually, you'd have to use mackereloid. Rare cousin of celluloid, y'know.

One day, while looking at an Estie that was headed for our monthly tray, Jim and I coined the term for this context. He mentioned the phrase, and it immediately rang true -- we're both familiar with cloud formations, and there we were. We looked at images, and by golly, "mackerel sky" is by far the most recognizably descriptive term for the patterning.

ETA: We've noticed mackerel sky patterning on every color of Estie J but one. We're still looking for a black mackerel sky. :P

I keep mine next to the black streaker set with the toaster top jewel I got from Bruce before he realized what he had.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 15:45

I have added Mackerel Sky to my glossary. And yes, I've identified its provenance. :eureka:
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 16:56

Ah, but are there any "...dead mackerel by moonlight . . ."
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:03

I have added Mackerel Sky to my glossary. And yes, I've identified its provenance. :eureka:


Thank you Richard. I think I now have a new favorite term in your glossary.
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 18:31

Hey! How about "SHARKSKIN"? No one mentioned that. Got one

here

Edited by Hobiwan, 19 March 2012 - 18:39.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 18:38

ETA: We've noticed mackerel sky patterning on every color of Estie J but one. We're still looking for a black mackerel sky. :P


I'm trying to find a black LJ icicle. Need one to finish out the color set. :wacko:
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 19:17

I have several of these in SJs, where there is some Mackerel Sky patterning on all of them, including some where the Mackerel Sky pattern is hazed over, like the eyes of dead fish, cloudy. These made me think of the old quote about "dead mackerel by moonlight."
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