Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Terrible Puns 1

I got this idea from Richard the Poltmeister over at Writing Ball. Now these puns aren't about typewriters, but they are pretty gosh darn bad. Woooooooooooo!

What cut the Roman Empire in half? A pair of Caesars!

What's a fake noodle? An impasta!

What does a nosy pepper do? It gets jalapeƱo business!

Did you hear about the guy who's whole left side got cut off? He's all right now.

I was wondering why the baseball was getting bigger and bigger. Then it hit me.

I used to have a fear of hurdles, but then I got over it.

What do you call a crocodile that works for the police department? An investigator.

thanks for reading guys!

Stay Classy and Merry Christmas,


Sunday, December 16, 2012


Hey! I decided to upload some pictures because I could, and that I would be making my first typecast! (crowd lets out terrific roar). It will be short but sweet and is down below. I don't have much to talk about, but it doesn't matter. HURRAH! Sorry for the bad quality, but it should be legible. Remember, it only my first of many typecasts! Look at that organized desk! And that Mercedes Superba in desperate need of repair! My Underwood No.5 posing with Cary Grant!



Friday, December 14, 2012


Well, this is upsetting. If you don't know, there has been a shooting in a school in Connecticut with an apparent psycho murdering 27 adults and 18 students. On an ironic note, my class watched IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, a timeless classic. I say it's ironic because the ultimate point of the film is that to say no life is a waste, through the life of George Bailey. It is one of my favorite movies, landing in at number two on my list. As for my life in typewriters, let's just say it's really slow. I have been throwing my eyes upon my new want: 1949 Empire Aristocrat. I know basically nothing about it, but I saw a video by Dr. Typewriter about it, and I have been looking for one since. I'm watching a 1980's Peanuts short. Those are never as good as the originals, with too many bad puns and snobby voices. I plan on watching the Lord Of The Rings series and then going to see The Hobbit sometime soon. I saw SKYFALL for the second time again last night. I guess you can tell by my short, choppy sentences that I don't have much to talk about. I guess I'll sign off now.

Stay Classy,


Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! May all your days be merry and bright! What's up people? Today's Monday, and I thought about making a post. I didn't really feel like making a post yesterday, because I wanted to be with my family. I had a very good Thanksgiving, but not fantastic. (Making myself a half-glass empty today). Today was a little aggravating, with a lot of going on, and just a plain old Monday. Let me put it this way: one does not simply go back to school after four days of Thanksgiving vacation. I'm gonna rant. Why? Because I can. Things I hate: -when people eat things with their hands that are not meant to be eaten with hands (ex. mashed taters) -when people take crackers and dip them in peanut butter. -when people are polar opposites to my political views. -when my typewriters have to get a new ribbon due a not-so-bright medium-sized child who is around four. -when people clear their throat constantly. That's my rant for today, I'll make another post for the extremely eager followers. (Just kidding, about three people read this.)

Friday, November 9, 2012


As a genuine and loyal 007 fan, I honestly have to say that this is the best James Bond movie since Goldeneye. This afternoon I saw the instant classic, SKYFALL, with my father. As an experienced movie watcher, I professionally give this movie a 9/10, because the vast *NEW* characters and beautiful settings. Not to mention the great acting, and terrific plot. I won't spoil the ending, in case any of you want to go see it, but I will warn you. There is a BIG twist at the end. Do yourself a favor and go see it. Stay Classy, -Will

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Fun Facts---

-In 1938 LIFE Magazine made Adolf Hitler Man of the Year.

-Buttermilk does not contain any butter.

-Jupiter is a failed star, which is 27 times too small.

-A Leap Year has 64,000 more seconds than a regular year.

-Elephants are the only animals in the world with four knees.

-On December 16, 1811, the Mississippi River flowed backwards due to an earthquake.

-There are 722 miles of railroad track in the NYC Subway system.

-Abraham Lincoln died at the age of 56.

Thanks for reading , and as always, 

Stay Classy.


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fun Facts-2


-The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France, in 1924.

-The site where the Parthenon was built had to be cleared out of hundreds of dinosaur bones, (then called Giant's bones), before construction could begin.

-The Red Baron applied to both the German Army Air Service and the British Royal Air Force.

-The original MGM lion killed its trainer the same day  the original logo was filmed.

-Uncle Sam's face was modeled after a Canadian salesman.

-General George Patton was an accomplished taxidermist.

-Every year, more divers are injured by clams, than sharks.

Hope you enjoyed and as always,

Stay Classy,


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tourists Make Me Sad

Okay. Today I went to an Open-House at a high school in Manhattan. (The high-school was Xavier High School. est. 1847). I took the train in, and was surprised by the absurd amount of tourists everywhere. I know I live right next to Manhattan, which houses the majority of the 8-million New Yorkers in the five boroughs. If you don't know the boroughs they are Brooklyn (the best), Staten Island, The Bronx, Queens, and the most well-known, Manhattan. But still, it's October 20th. How many people get off in October? I only get Columbus Day. I know I should help, but the amount of people asking Yorkers how to get to the Empire State Building made me want to ignore any tourists.
It's not that hard! Just look up and follow the giant point in the sky! It's only the second-biggest building in NYC!
But anyway, the open house went okay. The only problem was that there were a VERY big amount of fellow eight-graders there,and the hallways are relatively narrow. But, besides for the body heat, and the waiting behind the ridiculously slow-walking tourist hicks from Indiana wearing I Heart NY
t-shirts, blocking every single passageway around them. (No offense to any NYC tourists, but come on, walk a little faster). 

Stay Classy,


PS- I'm going to start word of the post for every post that I throw on CCR.

Word of the Post- 

Wombat- any of several stocky, burrowing, herbivorous marsupials of the family Vombatidae , of Australia, about the size of a badger.

Hermes Rocket- A Review

I've been using the Hermes Rocket, "Gunnar" as I have nicknamed it very much lately. Besides for having no platen knobs,(which is not such a big deal to me), it has been treating me very well. It has helped me with four reports already! The action is one of the smoothest I have had the privilege to own. The touch is okay, but not great. Anyway,here are my ratings of Gunnar.

Touch: 6-10

Smoothness: 8-10

Looks: 7-10

Functionality: 5-10

Overall: 7-10

Well, that's my review of Gunnar. If you disagree, there really is nothing I can do about it. The touch is not my favorite, though I love the way the SHIFT button feels. It is very smooth, probably second in my collection to the '36 Royal DeLuxe, which I've been using much, also.
It looks good, but the orange is very bright and I find it hard to type on when I have a headache. The functionality is not great, because it tends to scoot across the desk when I'm not typing on my desk. I have only used it four times for school because of its cursive typeface. Overall, it is a very good typewriter and is definitely the smallest typer in my collection

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Back to Health

That's right I'm back to health! I've been at school all week, and Thursday and Friday of last week, but I haven't updated you ever since Wednesday, I think that's when it was. Sitting here with my faithful steed (dog) by my side, I'm going out for a haircut in about 10 minutes, but I am making this post anyway. It only takes about 7 or 8 minutes to make a post anyway...

Here I am after my haircut, it looks okay, but I like my hair longer, better. Today I did the impossible. After missing last week's art class,
I completed one WHOLE painting in just 45 minutes. No sketching, no pencils. Just pure skill. So have any of you ever completed one WHOLE painting in just 45 minutes? Probably not.

Stay Classy,


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sick-2 & Opinion?

Well, I'm still sick, mostly because it turns out I have a skin condition. Yeah, it's under my arms, and it hurts a bit much when I move my arms in most directions. But, I changed the layout, and what do you think? I sort of like it better. I changed it because the previous format was very common around the world-wide webs. It was nice and all, but I got really tired of it. So. Let me know what you think in the comments down below. 

Stay Classy,


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Being Sick Stinks

Hey guys, today I'm not feeling so good. I have a bit of a head cold and I have something with my arms. (they hurt ALOT). But I'm feeling well enough to type, so here comes a sick post. As I said in the previous posts, I bought a Mercedes Superba. What I forgot to mention is that the M key doesn't work. It is still extremely handsome and will be used for decoration temporarily, until I have the chance to bring it to my local repair guy. I'm staying home from school today and am quite happy despite my illnesses. I just watched television on my sofa, ate some soup, and came upstairs to where I am right now, resting in bed. I've been itching to use my '36 Royal DeLuxe, because I haven't in a long time. I've been primarily using my Smith Corona or Hermes. I really have nothing to do so I'm goingto wrap this up now. Stay Classy, -Will

Monday, October 8, 2012

... Continued! Sorry.

Sorry about that guys, my computer ran out of battery. But here's the res of the post. ...and it is extremely exciting. I don't know so much about it yet, so if anyone knows anything about this model, please comment down below! Stay classy, Will

Happy Columbus Day! And a New Typer!

Well, it's Columbus Day, and I am off! Yesterday, in my short vacation in the Pocono Mountains, my aunt, mother, and I went to a charming antique store. It was not like most antique stores, as I do not appreciate most. It had stuff that were actually worthwhile, like polaroid cameras and rotary phones. But as I walked into another room,I started to see a red and black ribbon. Then I saw it. It. A Mercedes Superba that is now mine! I definitely have to do more research on it though. It looks fantastic, the platen is semi hard, but not so hard. It is my first QWERTZ keyboard typewriter...

Friday, October 5, 2012

Fun Facts-1

Here's the first fun-fact edition. Enjoy!

-In New York, the penalty for jumping off a building is death.

-The 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the fifty-seven varieties of pickles the company once had.

-Isaac Asimov is the only author to have a book in every Dewey Decimal system category.

-Michael J. Fox's middle name is really Andrew.

-Your'e more likely to die on the ride to get a lottery ticket then actually winning the lottery.

-No word in the English language rhymes with month, purple,silver, and of course, orange.

-Japan has square watermelons.

-"Dreamt" is the only word in the English language that ends in the letters "mt". 

That's it for the first fun fact blogger, hope you enjoyed.

Stay Classy,


Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Sorry, but I had to take a little break. But as I was saying, if you don't like it here, leave. Go back to your own country. No offense. Maybe. They tried to scare us. But we rise up stronger. It doesn't matter what race, religion, or color of skin. Latino, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Northern, Southern, English, Irish, Italian. We are all Americans. And we rise up and remember because we ARE the greatest nation in the world. It brought us together, and people are already starting to forget. After that day, American flags were everywhere. Every house. Block after block. Stay Classy, -Will


Hey guys. Today is the eleventh anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Flight 93. As a New Yorker, this affects my family and I tremendously. I've been looking around the typosphere, and unfortunately, nobody has written about this. People compare Pearl Harbor to 9/11,saying that it was the worst attack since it. This was nothing like Pearl Harbor. Al Queda struck us in the heart of our country. They struck us in the best and one of the most populated cities in the world. The reason I say that it was nothing like it, is because in 1940, we were gearing up for war. These were innocent people going to work. People from all over the world, not just Americans were in the buildings that day. I don't know so much about the Pentagon, but I know a heck of a lot about what happened 11 years ago to the day, only a few miles from my house. I live in Brooklyn, but those buildings were so tall, you could see them from Breezy Point. (A beach location on the far side of Brooklyn.) Today I watched a tear-jerking documentary that my history teacher showed my class. You watch the films, you watch the videos from The people's cameras, and it still doesn't register as real life. It feels like movie. And those who are fortunate enough to live in NYC, or New Jersey for a matter of fact, know what I'm talking about. It just feels so horrible, that you think it can't be real. People were writing messages on the sidewalk like, "The American flag provokes violence." Well I have a message for this people. If you don't like it, leave.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Somber Moments

Hey guys, it's a little somber moment for my school and I. A child in the 3rd grade has been diagnosed with leukemia. I do not know the child, or his family, but I would humbly ask for those who have read this, to send out your hearts and your prayers to the 3rd grader, and his family.

Thank You and Stay Classy,


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Getting Bored so here comes another post!
I have nothing to do today, so I'm going to work on my blog. 
Now that you know all about my collection, I'd love to hear about your collections! I am feeling like using the exclamation point today. Please pardon me for it. I'm usually never like this, I hate exclamatory marks! But I used one right there anyway. Since I can't typecast for an indefinite time, so I'll try to make this as close as possible. Just like you guys, my interests are not limited to just typewriters, but I like movies, old cameras, and handwriting just as much. Ironically, being born in a digital age, I used a typewriter before I used a computer. When I was around 4 years-old my brother had an electric and a remember using it from time to time. But then I took it apart. I was like a little monster back then. I wanted to take everything apart. I would take broken computer towers apart, claiming I was trying to "fix them". My typewriter obsession began when I wanted a typewriter, for some reason, I don't remember why, but that's when it all began. I got an Aztec 14 typewriter from my Grandma's house before we sold it. I couldn't find anything on the internet about it, and it broke, and before I could get it fixed, my Dad threw it away. My sister's boss got me my Royal 1935 De Luxe from Upstate New York, and I have been using it ever since. The line that helps the carriage back and forth snapped on that and I recently got that fixed. For my Conformation, my Mom got me my 1949 Smith-Corona Sterling, which I absolutely love, and which I brought with me on vacation. Just last week I got my Olivetti Lettera 25
from David Kinchen in Texas. Once again, thank you so much for it, Mr.Kinchen, if your'e reading this.  All right I'm done with this.

William A.