Nov 16th 2010 7:34PM As an avid pen collector, I would say that most of us don't regard Montblanc all that highly. They are more of a "brand" than an actual pen company, and are the only leading pen company that doesn't have a lifetime warranty, which is quite telling.
Pelikan has always been my choice.
Jul 31st 2010 7:35AM Even if true, this has nothing to do with luxury and everything to do with ostentation. Very, very different things.
Apr 27th 2010 8:15PM My point is that this land was never in real danger of being developed. It was a money grab on the part of developers. They threaten to develop land that would be very hard to actually build on, and they get people to pay for "saving" it. Understand now? No, your point didn't "Whoosh" over my head, you just didn't read mine. I live here, so have an idea as to what is happening. Take a step back and read up on it.
Apr 27th 2010 10:19AM C.K. - the sign itself was never in danger, it was the land near the sign.
Corey - I live in the hills right below the sign, and the story is a bit more complicated. The developers got the land very cheaply and even at 12m are cashing in big time. It is also doubtful they would've been able to actually build up there. Building codes in the hills are very, very strict which is why you don't see much new construction here. Before you deride anyone as pathetic, do a little research.
Mar 30th 2010 4:16PM This has John Cheever written all over it.
Feb 14th 2010 3:53AM Actually, I think changing oil in it would be good for it. I plan on taking it apart to see how it works anyway, so doubt sand will be too hard to sort. I am mechanical and like to fidget, so this is like mana from heaven for me.
Feb 6th 2010 2:23AM What a douche!
Jan 18th 2010 9:06PM I think these rules apply most everywhere. Turn cell phones off in the company of others, remove your hat indoors, don't change clothes in a parking lot, etc. Seems like basic good manners to me!