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Pentacles

Combined pen and spectacles.
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If one wears spectacles, it's very hard to keep a pen or pencil behind an ear - a convenient lodging place.

Hence "Pentacles" - spectacles with sidepieces that have clips to hold a ballpoint pen on one side and a pencil (0.5mm propelling) on the on the other.

That's it.

8th of 7, Sep 25 2002

Reciprocally: http://www.readingg...ld.com/microvision/
Keep your glasses in your pen. [sild, Sep 25 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       Tenously, for looking in the distance and keeping a pen:
Biroculars.
  

       Anyway. Tidy idea. (+)
Jinbish, Sep 25 2002
  

       // Biroculars //   

       Available in Japan. Ask for them by name ....
8th of 7, Sep 25 2002
  

       Pockets?   

       Anyway, could become the new geek standard.
phoenix, Sep 25 2002
  

       Those would be "pocktacles," [Phoenix]. Their design could be be said to be "apocktaclyptic."
bristolz, Sep 25 2002
  

       would they help you spell?
po, Sep 25 2002
  

       So what are tentacles, spectacles for tent pegs and poles?
FarmerJohn, Sep 25 2002
  

       Special exam edition: Testacles.   

       Sorry, had to be done...
sild, Sep 25 2002
  

       but it felt ooo, sooo gooood...
senatorjam, Sep 25 2002
  

       Jean Reno has foneshades.
General Washington, Sep 25 2002
  

       a) But wouldn't you have to take your glasses off when you write?
b) People still use pens?
waugsqueke, Sep 25 2002
  

       I need one for my graphics tablet pen (sticks tongue out at waugs)
yamahito, Sep 25 2002
  

       I use a chisel and slabs of marble, papyrus if it's just a quick note.
BinaryCookies, Sep 25 2002
  

       [blissmiss] I don't get what pig farmers do with their pens when they take their glasses off...
hollajam, Sep 25 2002
  

       Dear John,
Thanx ever sow much for the pentacles. The glasses are perfect for my daily double of slop & schnaps. The pig pen is just the thing for keeping the little porkies out of trouble.
Your Pen Pal, Miss Piggy
FarmerJohn, Sep 26 2002
  

       Duh. Jeez! Dag Nabbit.   

       I think I just stepped in the shinola.
hollajam, Sep 26 2002
  

       I wear glasses and keep my pen behind my ear. I haven't found it a problem so far. Fumbling around with clips on the side of my glasses every time I wanted to write something would just make me more of a laughing stock than I am already.

I'd go for something that can be brought into action a bit more quickly. A flick-pen perhaps?
DrBob, Sep 26 2002
  

       Nice link Sleepy....I thought of adding a similar one when this first appeared, but then decided against it
Marassa, Dec 25 2002
  

       I think we know that.
angel, Jan 28 2003
  

       // a friend of [waugsqueke], perhaps? //   

       "Dragons don't have any friends. The nearest thing a Dragon has to a friend is an enemy that's still alive" (Terry Pratchett, "Guards ! Guards !").   

       Additional idea: Maybe the pen could be held on by some of that flexible self-adhesive magnetic strip stuff.
8th of 7, Jan 29 2003
  
      
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