Friday, December 7, 2012

Should I Eat or.. Naaa, I'll buy this instead

So I'm sitting here surfing for "stuff". Because that's what I do on my down time while I wait to pass out after wrestling with my daughter who stayed up WAY to late because we went to a movie (which was really good by the way) and all she ate was "theater fair" (bad daddy).

So after shooting her full of elephant tranquilizers (ok, Kim's in there laying in bed with her), I'm searching for stuff. I come upon this little gem.

I know, whoppdy doo. It's a pencil Derrick. Who gives a flying reindeer pellet. OOOO But wait. This is no ordinary pencil. It's the Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil (big type for effect). The Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil can leap tall buildings in a single bound, rescue kittens from burning buildings, cure global warming, replace that warm water tushy squirty thing (on my bucket list).

But Derrick, how is this all possible. How can the Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencil do all these wondrous things. It can't. Sheesh. It's a FREAKING PENCIL. However the folks that are trying to sell this 8th wonder of the world are trying to get YOU to part with $260 bucks.

Here is their schpiel, schtick, con.

"The culmination of the history of the pencil is the "Perfect Pencil" from Graf von Faber-Castell. Enjoyment in writing and sketching with the classic pencil means that it should always be sharp. But where to keep the sharpener? The best place, of course, is there where you need it - on the pencil, integrated in the extender, which protects it while making it suitable to keep in your pocket. The pencil extender with integrated sharpener occupies a special position in our collection. Together with the replaceable eraser under the pencil's cap, everything is always quickly accessible within the smallest space - for writing, correcting and sharping. A premium pencil in precious Californian cedar with fine fluting and replaceable eraser. Extender with integrated sharpener and multi-part spring-clip. Finished in silver, platinum or Sterling silver plating. Pencils also available in black-dyed cedar wood. The "perfect" pencil = the Perfect Pencil. From Faber Castell."

Now it may be the bee's knees for someone. Someone who has more money than common sense. I looked this little tidbit up.

Good old Ticonderoga #2 - 96 Pencils/box - $15 (amazon) - that's 17.33 Boxes or 1664 pencils. Now I don't think in my lifetime I could go through 1664 pencils. I would be luck to go through 1 box in what, 10 years.

Just curious, I wonder how much the refills are??

Remember that Forrest Gump line "life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get". Buy a freakin box of Whitman Samplers, they come with a map! Just like this pencil. It's a pencil. Go buy a REALLY nice fountain pen instead. Hell, you can even change the color of the ink if you like.



  1. Hilarious! If I bought this pencil, I would never use it, because I paid so much for it. You could buy it and rent out writing time with it for pen and pencil geeks -- it would probably pay for itself in, oh I don't know, maybe 500 years.

  2. Did you see how much refills are? Five of them for $48. I love good pencils, Staedtlers are nice, and I like the black Ticonderogas that are triangular, and the Field Notes pencils. All under $5 for a pack. Much as I love pencils, I can't even fathom that thing. Or a $48-for-five pack of plain old wood pencils.