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Offline AtomicEraTom

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #105 on: December 31, 2009, 08:00:44 PM »
I love my imperial, even though I am very upset it's giving me problems right now.  

I will take them either way depending on the price, because of parts and my ma wanted one as a teenager.
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #106 on: December 31, 2009, 10:04:18 PM »
Quote from: AtomicEraTom
I love my imperial, even though I am very upset it's giving me problems right now.  

Tom, just checking, but you recently learned from Bill that your only "problem" with your nice Imperial is that she just needs a simple subset, correct? So you're not upset about it anymore, right? I'm just double checking with you about this. 8)
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #107 on: January 01, 2010, 05:52:49 PM »
Yeah, again, guess you can't trust what everybody tells you.  I was told it would work just find without one.
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #108 on: January 01, 2010, 07:27:26 PM »
Maybe she's talking about a 12/49 500 that is painted ;)
lady- Yeah I was gonna throw the piece of junk away. It is marked 500 12/49. Does that mean anything?
Tom (holding excitement, struggling to keep straight face)- Nah, it's a piece of junk. They're not worth anything, but I'll  be happy to take it off your hands to keep it from the landfill.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #109 on: January 01, 2010, 07:57:00 PM »
you have no idea how hard it would be for me to keep a straight face.  That's why I don't play poker!

Maybe she's talking about a 12/49 500 that is painted ;)
lady- Yeah I was gonna throw the piece of junk away. It is marked 500 12/49. Does that mean anything?
Tom (holding excitement, struggling to keep straight face)- Nah, it's a piece of junk. They're not worth anything, but I'll  be happy to take it off your hands to keep it from the landfill.
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #110 on: January 05, 2010, 12:49:29 PM »
...and a WE Imperial is certainly not hideous!

It's cool to hear that you have an Imperial that you're working on right now, Tom.

I agree with you!

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #111 on: January 05, 2010, 01:56:41 PM »
DSK, I don't wanna see the decor that that phone goes with!
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #112 on: January 05, 2010, 02:38:15 PM »
A lady told me yesterday at work that she has two "gold and beige phones with handsets that rest in cradles" I am assuming that this is what she is talking about.  She offered them to me, and I really don't know what I'd do with them as I don't care for them.
They might be celeberties, which aren't bad for design line phones.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #113 on: January 12, 2010, 08:21:53 PM »
I think I found a hideous one.

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=5672367


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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #114 on: January 12, 2010, 08:41:45 PM »
I think I found a hideous one.

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=5672367


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They were selling those at JC Penney in the 1970's. Rest assured they are more hideous in person. They had a half dozendifferent  brass or brass/marble telephones. That was the first time I had ever seen telephones for sale in a regular store.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #115 on: January 12, 2010, 09:36:31 PM »
Now with that one, I think I'd rather have a candlestick lamp!

Yikes.
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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #116 on: January 12, 2010, 10:16:01 PM »
Agreed. Phones should be designed for function, not looks.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #117 on: January 13, 2010, 01:26:14 AM »
That elephant phone is so bizarre and awful that it becomes kinda charming.  :)

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #118 on: January 13, 2010, 01:41:58 AM »
Thank you posting the hideous pachyderm phone, Mr. Bushman.  I really got a laugh from that.

Of course whenever the phone rings, the first thing I want to do is pick up an elephant. It's only natural. Not.

Come to think of it, though, I wonder if a real elephant could handle a G1 handset, with their sensitive and dexterous trunks. After all, an elephant can deal with little tiny peanuts and such with no problem.

Of course Henry Dreyfuss was not considering any communicative elephants when he was designing the G1 handset, but still, I bet that the G1 is so well designed and balanced that an elephant might find it quite comfortable. Of course the distance between mouthpiece and ear would be a bit longer and require some back and forth movement of the elephant's trunk. But elephants are smart and seem to have no problem with doing that kind of thing, so I don't see an ergonomic problem, Henry Dreyfuss-wise.

Please excuse my humor. Now you know what I think about late at night.

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Re: Hideous Telephones
« Reply #119 on: March 07, 2010, 10:00:41 PM »
Here is a worse one than the elephant, if that's possible.   

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=5919177

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