Bullet to bullet: the Midori brass pencil vs. the bulk, blank “umpire pencil”

This winter — I tell you what. It’s really kicked my butt so far. Between a record-setting month for snowfall, and several days of -12° (or less) weather, I’m ready to leave Indiana behind. Being stuck at home has given me ample time to work on a big writing project, however, and that writing project

Bullet pencils: Pocket-friendly utensils from a bygone era

For reasons I can’t explain, I usually only talk about half of my pencil collection on here. I talk about new products, mostly — pencils available to most everyone that is for sale now. But I also have a lot of advertising and souvenir pencils. Probably ten cigar boxes worth. They’re not particularly known for

Kickstarter Rainbow Pencils: What does it MEAN?!

Kickstarter is such an interesting place. From documentaries about Juggalos to more 3D printers than you can shake an extruded plastic stick at, anyone with an idea, cursory video production skills and an internet connection can sign up for a project. And I love it. Luckily, there’s no shortage of scribomechanica fans out there who have Kickstarter