This beautiful rocket-shaped fountain pen is just $20,000


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#2

Worth every penny of it.


#3

Donate all the proceeds to science, and we may have just found a pretty effective way to tax idiocy for the benefit of all mankind.


#4

99 of them? I only buy artisanal objects, not this mass produced garbage. I bet these aren’t even made by an former monk who only eats cedar woodchips!


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It’s a thing of beauty to my eyes, but I’m really not into “deliberately scarce” as a marketing ploy (see also “limited edition” sneakers which my son obsesses over). Mass-produce them for a reasonable price and it would still be the same object (and just as desirable) to me.


#6

Can it core a apple?


#7

So, cheaper than an actual rocket…


#8

Just stick with Pelikan.


#9

I like the Namiki Falcon.


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When I was a boy I devised complex and beautiful ciphers, completely secure against the attacks of other boys, who never actually attacked. I was a teen when I realized I had no secrets. There was nothing for my codes to protect.

I also wouldn’t have anything very good to write with this pen.


#13

Bah! Mine draws in four different colors. And for 1/120th the cost, I have a hundred and forty nine spares.


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That’ll core your apple!


#16

Who else would put this on a shelf and pretend it was a Hugo Award?


#17

Every pen is a spaceship with the right amount of imagination!


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