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#21 stuartk

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 16:56

Hi All.

I was not sure if anyone else say the article in Today's Wall Street Journal on Montegrappa's Chaos Pen.

I found it very interesting and also am so excited to see a pen article in the Wall Street Journal. I scanned mine. It was on page A21.

Jared



I just read about this in Pen World, and the only thing I could think was that Stallone has just proven again that he has no taste.

I guess "Chaos Pen" fits it, but so does "Magpie Pen" and "Trailer Park Denizen Gets Rich Pen." And now on the Home Shopping Network, the "Rambo goes to Rodeo Drive Pen!"

I guess that I can add that it's always a contest between Stallone and Keanu Reaves for "Most Wooden Performance." I don't think either one of them can act their way out of a paper bag.

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American people. :)

Edited by stuartk, 09 November 2011 - 17:04.


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#22 stuartk

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 17:10

I'm actually a little surprised by the comments here. When you see the pen in person, it has very intricate details because of the process to make it. Also, I thought the snakes and skulls, based on the Expendables, was quite interesting. I recently ordered one in Silver for my collection becuase I liked it so much.


Nothing personal, but I just can't agree. I didn't see your post when I started writing mine, so I wasn't directing anything at your personally.

#23 Ted Andkilde

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 17:10

Weren't the Renaissance and Baroque periods known for their heavy and complex ornamentation? That would seem to stand in contrast to the statement about the Renaissance being a more simple time. Maybe I misread. The pen, however, is an abomination. There may be some artistic value to it, but I don't see it. A Harley-Davidson logo wouldn't look out of place among the skulls and snakes. Do not want.



It sounds like quotes on two subjects mashed into one sentence. It happens pretty frequently when you're interviewing someone who has prepared in advance from bullet points or coaching from a PR flack.

You play the tape back and you're stuck quoting verbatim even though you "know" what they meant. Ethically you can't really fix it, so you end up making the subject look a little goofy in print.

My gut feeling is, Fountain Pen = simpler time, Styling = Sly's take on Renaissance.

In a TV or radio interview the listener intuitively breaks apart the responses on the fly and you're less likely to notice the slip.

Cheers, Ted

Edited by Ted Andkilde, 09 November 2011 - 17:11.


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Posted 09 November 2011 - 17:16

Dear goodness.

I wonder what his house looks like.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 17:17

It certainly looks chaotic! As much as I admire Stalone for the movies he's been in, I question his artistic preferences in pens.

It looks horrible and there's so much bling (which I hate).

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 17:48

It sounds like quotes on two subjects mashed into one sentence. It happens pretty frequently when you're interviewing someone who has prepared in advance from bullet points or coaching from a PR flack.



Or else he's just a mouth-breather and can't communicate well.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 18:00

Dear goodness.

I wonder what his house looks like.



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Posted 09 November 2011 - 18:06

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 18:33

Eew. Renaissance, eh ? Definately not a Micheangelo... More like something from a bad Pirat or Vampire movie IMHO. :roflmho: Not my cup of tea.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 19:14

Everyone has their own taste in FP's otherwise everybody would be using the same pen and we would have no choices.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 20:24

When I first saw it I thought it was a Chinese pen - it's blingy enough, and doesn't look (at first glance) much different from some Jinhaos.

Regards,

Richard.

It is a Jinchaos. :D

Edited by adallak, 09 November 2011 - 20:25.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 20:50

I must be in the minority when I say I actually like it. :ninja: I just bet it would be uncomfortable to hold/write with.
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Posted 09 November 2011 - 22:25

found this:

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#34 PianoMan14

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 22:29

It looks like something Krone would have done - expensive, hard to make, a wonderful writer, but (generally) ugly. Maybe it is just the scans.

To each his own though.

Edited by PianoMan14, 09 November 2011 - 22:29.

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Posted 09 November 2011 - 22:49

Rec'd e-mail from boys and girls in Bassano del Grappa re Chaos pen.. .
http://www.montegrap...haos/index.html .. .11/02/11.. .And..
initial reaction.. .Beaucoup Butt-Ugly in a Nice way.. .

Fred
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Edited to add: Beaucoup

Edited by Freddy, 09 November 2011 - 22:52.


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:05

Dear goodness.

I wonder what his house looks like.


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Posted 10 November 2011 - 01:14

It looks like something Krone would have done - expensive, hard to make, a wonderful writer, but (generally) ugly. Maybe it is just the scans.

To each his own though.

Naw, I like Krones for the most part and don't like this. :sick:

I'd like to thank Stuartk for dubbing this the Trailer Park Pen. Summed it up beautifully. It definitely resembles bad tattoos I have seen. :wacko:

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:33

Very interesting, but an ugly pen...
Mickey Rourke would have matched better..

Now that's funny.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:37

It looks like something Krone would have done - expensive, hard to make, a wonderful writer, but (generally) ugly. Maybe it is just the scans.

To each his own though.

Naw, I like Krones for the most part and don't like this. :sick:

I'd like to thank Stuartk for dubbing this the Trailer Park Pen. Summed it up beautifully. It definitely resembles bad tattoos I have seen. :wacko:


I almost made a comment speculating about tattoos similar to this pen, who would have them, and on what part of their anatomy, but it was way beyond inappropriate for this site.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:49

I'm actually a little surprised by the comments here. When you see the pen in person, it has very intricate details because of the process to make it. Also, I thought the snakes and skulls, based on the Expendables, was quite interesting. I recently ordered one in Silver for my collection becuase I liked it so much.

OK, so it's an intricate, well-made and interesting fugly pen.


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Doesn't appeal to me.






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