it had better not be a fallacy, as i spent $18 on each fisher space pen that i own, and $3.50 on each refill ink (the ink lasts FOREVER, and it doesn't run dry untill it is totally out) pretty cool, you're writing at full strength, then instantly, GONE. not like a regular ball-point that kind of slowly dies and leaves a little ink in the chamber. i always carry a refill. and the pens look cool too. so their advantages are: look cool, work awesome, write underwater, upside down, and on grease (the writing underwater and on grease is actually very important to me, as i am on my school's robots team and everything is greasy, and underwater because i work in a pool store, and i have to write on paper that got pool water tests spilled all over it every day. )
a funny anecdote about the space pen, you can use it as a weapon. if you hold it tight and bash the back half of the pen ink with a hammer after using it for a while so that the ink floater is past that point, the ball shoots out of the end of the pen extremely fast as it is pressurised and you just added a lot more pressure to it. great fun! draws blood though, so might not be a safe idea for kids.
you want to know why the spelling is so terrable in this forum, it's because firefox 2's built in spellcheck doesn't work in this window! it's the weirdest thing, it works on every other form i've filled out online, and every other forum that i use (and believe me, i use A LOT of forums)
Stupid Americans? Genius Russians?
Yeah, read similar.
The price the Americans paid for those pencils is funnier than the space pen myth!
Didn't know about the Japanese pencils though!
You started a sentence with a conjunctive. :P
Originally Posted by Autolupus
I know, I've got conjunctivitis!