Pelikan 1000 review Topic: Pens, Pencils Pelikan M-1000 Fountain Pen Review -- "Let me get this out of the way quickly. There is no justification for a $300 pen. Even if it's a $500 list pen you got from Malaysia for $300, it's still a $300 pen and $300 for a pen in the days where a Sakura Gelly Roll can be had for a buck is pure madness. Yet knowing this, I risked hard earned cash with a moderately risky purchase on Ebay for a Pelikan M-1000 fountain pen. $300 is a lot of money. You can buy an Xbox 360 for $300 or hire a driver in Thailand for a whole year. What would lead a sane man to spend this much money on a pen?" Read the review by Mike Shea at mikeshea.net (via moleskinerie.com)
Alan Freed Topic: Music Alan Freed, Live Stage Shows, Download programs in pdf format at alanfreed.com, "the definitive online resource covering the life and work of the man who coined the phrase 'Rock n Roll' and helped shape the future of popular music..."
Original Daiquiri Recipe Topic: Advertising Daiquiri for 6 persons -- Original Daiquiri recipe by Jennings S. Cox. "After the Spanish-American War, an American mining engineer was inspired to new heights of refreshment due to the hot Caribbean sun. Jennings S. Cox led a team of American engineers in a mining operation near the little town of Daiquir¿ (pronounced dye-kee-ree). Workdays under the blazing Caribbean sun were hot and sweaty. Comforts were few. To keep the men motivated in this trying environment, management gave them high salaries, free housing, free cigars, and perhaps the best reward of all, a monthly gallon of Cuba's finest rum, BACARDI..." Read the history at bacardi.com
"Congestion charge trials in Stockholm 3 January - 31 July 2006 -- All owners of Swedish registered vehicles are required to pay a congestion charge if their vehicle passes one of the 18 control points on weekdays 06.30 – 18.29, on the way into or out of the inner city of Stockholm." Read more at stockholmsforsoket.se
Pentrix - Pen Spinning Revolution Topic: Pens, Pencils Pentrix.com is the new and improved version of Pentix -- The Art of Pen Spinning web site. Pentix has been around since January, 2000 and has grown in popularity among pen spinners ever since. The mission of Pentix (and Pentrix as well) is to teach people how to spin their pens. (via pencilrevolution)