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Offline Eddie Goodson

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Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« on: December 19, 2008, 07:18:49 pm »
I was sitting here watching Modern Marvels and they had a section talking about the old mimeograph paper duplicators. I swear I could smell the paper when the girl on the TV sniffed it. Twenty five years later, the smell is still with me. The fact that no one born after about 1983 knows what I'm talking about makes me feel dated for sure. All you old mimeo addicts sound off.

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 07:21:59 pm »
Yes sir, I can still smell it too. 

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 11:01:59 pm »
One of my personal favorite smells.  That sweet purplish ink rocked.

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2008, 11:02:14 pm »
When papers needed to be mimeographed, I was a ready volunteer.

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008, 11:42:10 pm »
I worked in the principal's office all through high school and that was one of my jobs. It is a smell you never forget. I can still hear the "thwump, thwump, thwump" of the barrel as the copies rolled off.

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008, 08:06:37 am »
I worked in the principal's office all through high school and that was one of my jobs. It is a smell you never forget. I can still hear the "thwump, thwump, thwump" of the barrel as the copies rolled off.

And all the young wipper snappers around here go, "huh."

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2008, 08:27:25 am »
The fact that no one born after about 1983 knows what I'm talking about makes me feel dated for sure. All you old mimeo addicts sound off.

Don't be so sure of yourself...I remember the smudgey, blurry, purple ink through at least the second grade, and I was born in '85....

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 08:29:46 am »
The fact that no one born after about 1983 knows what I'm talking about makes me feel dated for sure. All you old mimeo addicts sound off.

Don't be so sure of yourself...I remember the smudgey, blurry, purple ink through at least the second grade, and I was born in '85....
You lived in the back woods then. By the time I graduated in '86, it was on it's way out. There couldn't have been many places still using it by '91. Consider yourself in the priviledged few.

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2008, 08:41:05 am »
Yep, I remember the smell and the blurry work sheets.  That smell is something you never forget.  Just like a new box of  Crayola crayons and a new tub of Play Doh. 

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2008, 01:31:05 pm »
In Animal House or Fasttimes at Ridgemont High (maybe both), there is a great seen where the teacher is passing out test papers and in unison the entire class picks up the test and sniffs it.

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2008, 06:07:24 pm »
Here ya go..........


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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2008, 08:52:51 pm »
I'll bite.

what in the world?

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2008, 09:01:10 pm »
Nothin to bite here.  You don't remember the copy machines we had when we were in school.  The smell of that ink on your papers?

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2008, 09:03:22 am »
I bought tons of the stuff back in 1983 when I was doing my student teaching.

My typing was atrocious and half the time rather than try to correct an error on a test I was typing up, I would start with a fresh "page" and try again.

That got too expensive so I eventually learned to just xxxxx out the error and keep on typing.

My memographed tests had lots of xxxxxx spots.  LOL

I am so very glad those days are firmly in the past.

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Re: Mimeograph paper sniffers roll call
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2008, 07:53:43 am »
So am I, but it is a smell you can't forget!!

 


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