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Lamp Phone Atrocities!

Started by Greg G., May 06, 2009, 12:43:09 AM

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Quote from: 19and41 on December 16, 2016, 03:01:16 PM
You said it, "art".   :D

Did you read the link in reply #623?

It's a good essay on what the SP people think and are doing, like it or not. Some of the stuff they come up with using parts of non-phone stuff is almost ingenious. I'd even think the ever advancing capabilities and internal design of the TARDIS could be called the contemporary SP physical representation of that literary genre. It's just unfortunate that they could not use their faculties to determine the loss of value to what would have been a rare and expensive item before harming and sometimes destroying it. Art is at times in the eyes of the destroyer.


Yes I did, That what inspired me to write #627.  :)
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke


The stick in the auction was a reproduction,somebody lost money on it


I'm not going to stop someone from doing what they enjoy or making something "pretty" in their eyes (I mean look at us, we are an odd bunch for sure) but in the case of SP-ing things, at least get parts and build it in a manner that actually compliment the original design. Like the dispatch board, dont take a new galvanized housing and jamb it on and call it a day....not hard to find something period correct that might actually look kinda nice there.

If your going to botch something, botch it well (oxymoronic i know...)....ok, off the soap box


Quote from: Stan S on December 17, 2016, 10:57:27 AM

Stan S.

That was awesome and it hit the nail on the head. LOL :) Thanks for posting it.

Stan S

You're welcome.

Emailing that link to anyone who uses the term STEAMPUNK in their auction is the second favorite thing I do on Ebay.
I stopped counting the number of times I was told to do something that is physically impossible to do by the recipients of that link.

My most favorite thing is figuring out 'work arounds' to Ebay's ban on the 'autostart' html command for background music.
They will not allow any auction to be posted that has background music that starts and stops automatically. It is absolutely forbidden!!! Seems they don't like background music.

They employ the finest code writers money can buy. They have absolutely made it impossible to do!

Have A Happy Holiday!
Stan S.


"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke


This one is hard to look at.  A '57 Moss Green 500 with a nice gray handset cord...... For $135, it can be yours......



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Short Circuit comes to mind, not the movie but the wiring in who ever did that's head.

How sad. And it had a gray handset cord, which is still good but not worth the price.

Someone turned a jewel into junk, at best, a parts phone.


Are these sorts of things even popular?

Outside of these tragic images, I have not see these "vintage phone lamps" in person, and I deal with some fruity people on a regular basis.


Double your lumens, double your sun with doublebulb, doublebulb, doublebulb fun.

Okay, not the best variation on that theme but it's the best I could come up with in a few seconds. This phone reminds me of a scene from the original "War of the Worlds." And only $100 plus $30 in shipping.


I would not buy such atrocities, no ...:(  .. It's really ugly


Another interesting contraption based on a more interesting phone.