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Sat 10th January 2009

Bic-based hilarity

Filed under: Humour

The humble Bic pen, such an icon in our modern world but never has so much been said of the Bic as here, on the Amazon review page.  If you're feeling a bit down and need a lift, or have five minutes spare and fancy a laugh I would recommend clicking that link.

Here's a few of the brilliant reviews left so far:

Left handers beware...
Worked fine with my right hand, but when I came to use my left hand my writing came out looking like the work of a complete imbecile. I can only assume Bic have created a right-handed only pen, and would caution left-handers to "try before you buy".

DRM free
Note: Amazon are one of the few stockists of these pens in the UK to ship pens that come with the original 1.0 Bic firmware. If you do buy one, be sure not to download the latest edition from the Bic website. Doing so will enable the pens controversial DRM functions. Dont make the same mistake I did. I have been unable to write any sentence that has previously appeared in literature, song lyrics, even the titles of movies.
At these prices I can't afford a new pen, so I'm living in hope that news of the underground Russian hacking scene will soon release open firmware allowing the ball to be unjammed when jotting down protected content.

Red model
I bought the red model of this product and found that it blends in well with blood when you have been attacked by a zombie.

Quite a nice chew
I've found I can chew this pen for at least two working days, rarely do I end up with a mouthful of ink. A+++ highly tasty. It seems you can also write with it too.

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