What a whirlwind of a Saturday!
I woke up Saturday morning with a burning desire to discover the true identity of the Clark Nova from “Naked Lunch”, for some utterly pointless reason – it had just been bothering me for weeks and I had to know. Well, OK. So I load up the film in VNC and go through the pertinent bits frame-by-frame until I get clear shots of every machine. Apparently, nobody else on the entire Internet has bothered to do it, because if you Google up “Clark Nova” or “typewriters from Naked Lunch” you end up getting lots of pictures of various machines that are most assuredly *not* the machines in question. It was something that had to be done to settle the burning question once and for all.
Screenshots taken, analyzed and posted (see previous posts for the answers), it was time to head on over to Hula’s Modern Tiki bar for the first Phoenix Typewriter Roundup (or Type-In), organized by Ryan over at Magic Margin.
A Type-in at a Tiki Bar – sheer genius, that. Attendance was somewhat sparse (3 of the people I invited never showed up), and there was no press coverage despite Ryan’s press releases. I guess that it wasn’t quite a slow news day. However, we did manage to attract Bill Wahl from Mesa Typewriter Exchange, and a couple other fellows who have the typing machine bug, and we most certainly had fun. I’m looking forward to the next one, whenever it happens to be. (:
A Plethora of Photographs:
Upon finishing up at the “Round-Up”, Sara and I loaded up our machines and headed back to town to make our date to our friends Halley and Dave’s wedding. As the Officiant, I sorta had to be there on time, else I’d have stayed and socialized some more with the typewriter collectors. Off to Bean Manor, where we unloaded and set up our typewriters again for wedding guests to write up their thoughts and well-wishes to the new bride and groom. We got some pics of that for you to enjoy as well…