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#41 FlippyThePen

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:09

Squirrels! So many squirrels, so very many squirrels!

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#42 Pickwick

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 14:49

Vote 4 this.

 

I don't get it. Please explain


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Pickwick


#43 DrPenfection

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 22:07

"Would you please stop pointing that flashy thingy in my eyes!  It hurts and besides I was just starting to take a nap! Can't a girl get some beauty rest without being disturbed?!?"


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#44 Bobje

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 13:24

I keep trying to explain, but you don't seem to get the concept of a selfie.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 14:17

God help you if you come near me with that thermometer one more TIME!!!!!!



#46 Sasha Royale

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 17:51

Ok

It’s been a bit quiet recently after all of the activity surrounding the recent arrival of all the new demonstrators, So, I thought we’d have a bit of fun with the…….

 

CHINESE FORUM,  HUAHONG BELTER GIVEAWAY, FUN CAPTION COMPETITION

 

Ok, it’s a bit of a long winded title, but it’s just a bit of fun after all.

I was going to put it on the pif forum, but thought it better to just keep it here, it is where the Chinese pen action is after all.

 

Here’s the deal..

A while back, a few of us stumbled upon a pen by Huahong with no name, which was really, very, very good, in fact, it was an absolute Belter, and that is the name that it came to be known by.

It came in a blue capped version (Blue Belter) and a red capped version (Red Belter) and our own BobJe even lauded the merits of this pen, and other Chinese pens in a Pen magazine article, however by the time the article was released, the pens were very thin on the ground, and have now all but disappeared, meaning that few folk got the opportunity to get one of these pens, which to be quite honest, were astonishing for the ridiculously small amount of money they were costing.

So, while they were available I bought 3.

2 Red Belters and a Blue Belter.

I’ve ground one of the Red Belters to a fine stub and use it almost daily.

The Blue Belter is also in regular use as I still love it, and It writes with a considerably broader line than the standard Chinese fare, and I love it too.

Which leaves the other Red Belter, which has a standard nib (broadish like the Blue Belter) and this is the prize up for grabs in the aforementioned CHINESE FORUM, HUAHONG BELTER GIVEAWAY, FUN CAPTION COMPETITION.

 

Here’s the pen.

 

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In this pic, it’s the uncapped pen on the bottom

 

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I suppose we really should have a runner up as well, shouldn’t we?

Ok

The runner up gets this fun pen.

 

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iT'S An Inoxcrom “Tintin, Cigares Du Pharaon” fountain pen.

This was probably a promo item when the film was released, which was given to me by a friend as he knew I was “Into pens”. I’ve stuck a Jinhao converter in it, and it writes well.

 

The rules and criteria of the competition are simple.

  1. You should not already own one of these pens, as that just wouldn’t be fair, and the intention is for someone who didn’t get one to give it a go. So Bob ….you’re out. You can still play, but you won’t win. :D

  2. You must do a “Show & Tell” of your pen when you get it, basically just to let us all know what you think of it.

 

And That’s It

 

I will post to anywhere at all, but cannot guarantee how long it will take to get to you, postage will be by Royal Mail standard (UK) or Royal Mail international Standard (non UK). I once sent a pen to Brazil that took 8 weeks, so depending on where you are, delivery times may vary.

 

So! How do you win?

Easy

I will post a picture below, and all you have to do is provide a suitably funny caption for the pic.

I’ll run it for a couple of weeks to give everyone who wants to play the opportunity to enter.

The caption that gives me the greatest laugh, and need for a change of undergarmentry wins, simple as that.

We’ll then have a vote, or have nominations for which caption should be runner up, and I’ll send the pens out to the winners.

 

So here we go.

The photo will be of my wee best pal, Hannah, our Cocker Spaniel, who gives us many laughs on a daily basis and has been the subject of much hilarity just by being herself.

As you can see from my avatar, she is normally a vision of cute well groomed gorgeousness, however, like us all, she has an occasional off day.

 


The Pic

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Oh! And you can have as many goes as you like……..Fill your boots.

 

Ian

You couldn't save me even one drier sheet for this static ?   


Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 00:05

"In my canine yoga class, after my grooming appointments, they teach us to get in tune with our inner chi in this pose, but I can't very well do that if you don't stop flashing lights at me!!!  

 

And please leave treats on your way out!!  

 

Now please?  I'm trying to concentrate!"



#48 Ian the Jock

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 13:39

Ok Folks, The time has come.

Many thanks to everyone who participated  :thumbup:

I've had a good chuckle reading all of the entries, and narrowed it down to 2, however, we do have a winner, by virtue of making me laugh out loud the most.

And the winner is.....Drumroll.

 

BernieC.

 

For this apt and amusing caption.

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BernieC, if you pm me your address I'll get your pen off to you.. Congratulations  :thumbup:

 

And now onto the runner up.

 

The caption which ran BernieC close was

 "God help you if you come near me with that thermometer 1 more time" by jrmekrn, and that is my nomination for runner up.

 

Feel free to nominate your own favourite, and the caption with the most nominations by Monday lunchtime gets the runner up prize of the Tintin pen.

 

Thanks again, to all who took part.  :D

Cheers

Ian


It’s a well kent fact that Scotland (The Land Of The Rising Water) has the most beautiful, picturesque, colourful, history laden landscape in the world.

It’s just a shame that you can only look at it through a rain soaked car window.
 
Every cloud though,  If there was no rain, there’d be no RAINBOWS.

 

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If you are walking the dog through mountain bike country.....don't wear headphones.


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 18:02

Ian, that was a great thread - so much fun reading all the entries :)

My vote goes to "thermometer"... still laughing...

Bernie - congratulations!!!!

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#50 Bobje

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 18:20

Those are both hilarious captions! Well done!


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#51 inkstainedruth

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 21:56

All the captions were hilarious.  This was such a fun thread to read.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth


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#52 FlippyThePen

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 09:22

 

I don't get it. Please explain

Pickwick i was voting for one of the comments.


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#53 Scribs

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 11:46

Congrats to Bernie and jrmkern, and thanks to Ian for putting on a fun PIF :)



#54 Pickwick

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 13:40

Pickwick i was voting for one of the comments.

 

OK, But I'm still trying to figure out what "Squirrels! so many squirrels, so very many squirrels" means? I'm unable to sleep nights trying to figure it out. Misfit, please help me!


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Sincerely yours,

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Posted 18 August 2017 - 15:15

All entries were great!  Thanks for the fun idea of a thread!



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 15:16

 

OK, But I'm still trying to figure out what "Squirrels! so many squirrels, so very many squirrels" means? I'm unable to sleep nights trying to figure it out. Misfit, please help me!

That was one of my favorites.  It means she was dazed and loopy, seeing lots of squirrels to run after and chase :)  Like those flying stars around a character's head in Loony Tunes.



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Posted 18 August 2017 - 16:56

That was one of my favorites.  It means she was dazed and loopy, seeing lots of squirrels to run after and chase :)  Like those flying stars around a character's head in Loony Tunes.

 

Thank you, Thank you! Now I can start worrying about something else.


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The Pickwick, the Owl and the Waverley pen

Sincerely yours,

Pickwick


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Posted 18 August 2017 - 17:14

I also vote for "thermometer"!

 

Thanks for the fun thread,

 

Ralf



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Posted 20 August 2017 - 15:07

Shut the door!!! What does it take to get a little privacy?!

#60 Ian the Jock

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Posted 21 August 2017 - 14:50

Well, after a somewhat spontaneous outburst of indifference regarding nominations for runner up  :lol:

It would appear that the Tintin pen is yours jrmekrn.

For the excellent "God help you if you come near me with that thermometer 1 more time"

 

jrmekrn, if you pm your address I'll get your pen off to you.

 

Thanks again to everyone who has contributed, it was most enjoyable.  :thumbup:

 

Ian


It’s a well kent fact that Scotland (The Land Of The Rising Water) has the most beautiful, picturesque, colourful, history laden landscape in the world.

It’s just a shame that you can only look at it through a rain soaked car window.
 
Every cloud though,  If there was no rain, there’d be no RAINBOWS.

 

My top tip:-

If you are walking the dog through mountain bike country.....don't wear headphones.







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