Custom made pens
August 13, 2008 8:26 AM   Subscribe

My husband makes custom made pens. Would anyone like him to make them one?
posted by jmoore3 to Writing & Language (70 answers total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Really, really not okay. -- cortex

 
We have been in business since 1985.
posted by jmoore3 at 8:27 AM on August 13, 2008


Yes just put on it NOT A VALID ASKME QUESTION on it
posted by wheelieman at 8:27 AM on August 13, 2008


Next time please read the guidelines
posted by wheelieman at 8:28 AM on August 13, 2008


Yes just put on it NOT A VALID ASKME QUESTION on it

that could totally acquire cult status in the world of pens.
posted by game warden to the events rhino at 8:29 AM on August 13, 2008 [5 favorites]


You might, might, be able to craft this in a way that will work on Projects, but definitely not here. Read the guidelines. Shilling product not allowed.
posted by theora55 at 8:30 AM on August 13, 2008


might be better to put this in projects?
posted by not sure this is a good idea at 8:30 AM on August 13, 2008


No.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:31 AM on August 13, 2008 [3 favorites]


Just asking. Thanks for the comments!
posted by jmoore3 at 8:33 AM on August 13, 2008


I thought she meant these kind of pens. That still wouldn't be OK.
posted by lee at 8:34 AM on August 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Oh, come the hell on.
posted by iconomy at 8:35 AM on August 13, 2008


at least the poster took the time to pick a best answer.
posted by puritycontrol at 8:36 AM on August 13, 2008 [3 favorites]


Did Yahoo Answers decide to change to a green background?
posted by liquorice at 8:37 AM on August 13, 2008


She knows it's going to get deleted, she's just figuring she'll get some hits to the website before that. Ban ban ban.
posted by amro at 8:38 AM on August 13, 2008


amro: what website?
posted by handee at 8:40 AM on August 13, 2008


No.
posted by unixrat at 8:40 AM on August 13, 2008


At first glance, I honestly thought this said, "My husband makes custom made penis," which totally deserves an askme.
posted by incessant at 8:41 AM on August 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


Funny thing is that I *would* like a custom pen, but now I have to make sure that I don't order it from these spammers.
posted by unixrat at 8:41 AM on August 13, 2008


Flagged. Ban.
posted by fixedgear at 8:42 AM on August 13, 2008


Here's to hoping you're taking a loss on that $5 you wasted here.
posted by splice at 8:42 AM on August 13, 2008


Is today a good day to bury bad pens?
posted by xchmp at 8:42 AM on August 13, 2008


Humph.

Name: Jean Moore
Joined: June 21, 2008
Contributions
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MetaTalk: 0 posts , 0 comments
Ask MeFi: 1 question , 13 answers
Music: 0 posts , 0 comments, 0 playlists
Projects: 0 posts, 0 comments
Jobs: 0 posts

Say goodnight, Gracie.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 8:42 AM on August 13, 2008


Best use of 'Writing & Language' category, EVAR!
posted by AwkwardPause at 8:43 AM on August 13, 2008


amro: the least effective spam possible.

I interpreted the question as "would you like this product?" Still, this isn't the place for marketing research.

If you're offering free pens, I'd like one that says "This is NOT medical advice."
posted by a robot made out of meat at 8:43 AM on August 13, 2008


amro: what website?

Presumably the one in her profile, linking to her husband's pen-making business.

Personally I'm surprised people still use pens. C'mon, what is it, the 20th century or something?
posted by afx237vi at 8:43 AM on August 13, 2008


WTF!!! 24$ for a frickin wooden pen?

Not only are you stupid, you're a rip-off artist too. How lovely. Banhammer, please.
posted by splice at 8:44 AM on August 13, 2008


Ask MeFi: 1 question , 13 answers

You're giving her too much credit. I see only 3 answers, 2 of which are in this thread.
posted by unixrat at 8:44 AM on August 13, 2008


All you've done is pretty much guarantee that anyone that visits the site is doing so out of annoyance. Gotta love it.

PS - there's a few people on etsy who sell gorgeous custom wood pens, for anyone who wants to buy a beautiful custom pen. Pens, not penis. ETSY
posted by iconomy at 8:44 AM on August 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


I just want in before the banhammer, just once. Flagged.
posted by cgg at 8:45 AM on August 13, 2008


I want one that says FUCK SPAMMERS AND THE QUESTION THEY RODE IN ON
posted by desjardins at 8:48 AM on August 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


I just want in before the banhammer, just once.

Better is crafting comments to appear legit when you're just trying to capture the coveted last spot.
posted by unixrat at 8:48 AM on August 13, 2008


You want to post in projects, not here.
posted by damn dirty ape at 8:49 AM on August 13, 2008


Yes, this is not what AskMe is for, but it's not specifically verboten in the guidelines. Perhaps clarification of no "needlessly self-link[ing]" is needed?
posted by steef at 8:51 AM on August 13, 2008


I'm sure someone would. But unless you can get it to write thinner than .5mm I don't want one.

May the mighty hammr of Thor smite you hard.
posted by theichibun at 8:52 AM on August 13, 2008


Maybe you cold get a website of your own to sell them on rather than spamming here.

I hear that pen island dot com is available.
posted by 2oh1 at 8:52 AM on August 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


I think she forgot to finish the question. If you would like one - please reply with your bank account number and forward the signed documents to Nawabe Zoomar c/o Nigerian Embassy.
posted by jaythebull at 8:52 AM on August 13, 2008


24$ for a frickin wooden pen?

Really, that's rather reasonable. Do you know how long it takes to carve a wooden pen housing? Much longer than, say two hours, which means that this pen is paying less than 10 dollars an hour.
posted by muddgirl at 8:56 AM on August 13, 2008


Banjo!
posted by zpousman at 8:56 AM on August 13, 2008


I get all my pens from penisland.net
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 8:57 AM on August 13, 2008


Do you know how long it takes to carve a wooden pen housing?

Like 5 minutes on a lathe.
posted by electroboy at 8:57 AM on August 13, 2008


Like 5 minutes on a lathe.

...same as in town.
posted by Greg Nog at 9:02 AM on August 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


There's a certain charming naivete here, though, you must admit. No link, no gobbledegook, just a little question: do you want him to make you one? It could be hypothetical - it could be philosophical, even: Do I, indeed, want him to make me one? Abstractly, sure. A personalized wooden pen! In reality, fuck no. What would I do with it? Still. In the 21st century, isn't this question kind of sweet? Sweet, sweet and rendered all the sweeter by the certainty of the falling banhammer.
posted by mygothlaundry at 9:03 AM on August 13, 2008 [26 favorites]


k bye!
posted by craven_morhead at 9:04 AM on August 13, 2008


I have to agree with mygothlaundry. For spam, it's sweet.
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:05 AM on August 13, 2008


Not even a link?
posted by CunningLinguist at 9:07 AM on August 13, 2008


One dissenting voice (mine) says:

She did ask "Would anyone like him to make them one?" rather than "Would you like him to make them one?"

Perhaps she's looking for marketing data on how many people prefer custom-made pens over regular crappy pens (and how much they'd pay).

Is this that implausible?
posted by astrochimp at 9:07 AM on August 13, 2008


(It probably is implausible, I admit).
posted by astrochimp at 9:08 AM on August 13, 2008


Maybe I'm odd... Since there's no google ads (or other pay per view ads) I think we should all go there. Many, many times...
posted by twine42 at 9:08 AM on August 13, 2008


splice writes "WTF!!! 24$ for a frickin wooden pen?

"Not only are you stupid, you're a rip-off artist too. How lovely. Banhammer, please."


That's actually pretty cheap for wood pens.
posted by Mitheral at 9:09 AM on August 13, 2008


This has opened up a new world of ideas to me. Hell, I really like the idea of custom-made pens. The thought has never occurred to me before.

I know what I want - I'll have to see if SOMEONE ELSE has what I'm thinking of. Otherwise I may need to borrow some time on my father-in-law's lathe.
posted by unixrat at 9:09 AM on August 13, 2008


Flagged as chatfilter.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:10 AM on August 13, 2008


Do we have a jmoore and/or jmoore2?
posted by twine42 at 9:10 AM on August 13, 2008


Hi Greg Nog! I just learned how to make Savoury Cheese!
posted by cowbellemoo at 9:11 AM on August 13, 2008


I'd like a custom-made banhammer. I would name it Mjolnir.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 9:11 AM on August 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Now I'm feeling bad. This may not have been as devious as I originally thought. Maybe she just failed to read the guidelines.
posted by amro at 9:13 AM on August 13, 2008


I would like a custom made penis
posted by A189Nut at 9:15 AM on August 13, 2008


Please send free samples.
posted by kenchie at 9:15 AM on August 13, 2008


Will they mighty my penis?
posted by Metroid Baby at 9:22 AM on August 13, 2008


I'd like a custom made pen please! I want it to be able to hold pigs, sheep, goats, and maybe a pony.
posted by waraw at 9:23 AM on August 13, 2008


Finally! I'm up early enough to post into an askme thread before it gets deleted.

Go me!
posted by jeffamaphone at 9:24 AM on August 13, 2008



Now I'm feeling bad. This may not have been as devious as I originally thought. Maybe she just failed to read the guidelines.


Thats really no excuse - ignorance is no defense.
posted by missmagenta at 9:25 AM on August 13, 2008


I'd like a custom-made banhammer. I would name it Mjolnir.

I will call mine hlör u fang axaxaxas mlö.
posted by ludwig_van at 9:25 AM on August 13, 2008


I would like a 24 ' x 24' pen, in which I intend to raise pigs then slaughter and process them into a canned meat product.
posted by cog_nate at 9:25 AM on August 13, 2008


I'd like a custom made pen please! I want it to be hewn from the world tree, and for ink it uses the menstrual blood of Mary.
posted by waraw at 9:27 AM on August 13, 2008


I'd like a custom made PEN please!
posted by waraw at 9:28 AM on August 13, 2008


Borges. Nice.
posted by hydatius at 9:29 AM on August 13, 2008


It's not enough that dogs succeed. CATS MUST FAIL.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 9:29 AM on August 13, 2008


I'd like a custom made pen please!
posted by waraw at 9:30 AM on August 13, 2008


Flagged. But this is fun.
posted by rtha at 9:30 AM on August 13, 2008


I would, actually. I've always wanted a pen that looked like one of those old 50s sci-fi rocket ships. Maybe with a nice stand that looks like an asteroid space war base. And little dudes in space war costumes I could position around it. That'd be awesome but the invisible guiding hand of the free market doesn't want to give it to me because the invisble guiding hand is a fucking jerk who only likes rich people.

What were you asking?
posted by cmonkey at 9:30 AM on August 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Free custom pens!? It's like I'm the luckiest fellow at the flea market!
posted by Benjy at 9:32 AM on August 13, 2008


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