Typewriter Joystick Makes Perfect Sense

Like peanut butter and chocolate some things were just made to go together. Milk and Oreo cookies. Peanut butter and jelly. Fish and chips. Salt and pepper. Salt-n-Pepa. Simon and Garfunkel. Bert and Ernie. Ebony and ivory, live together in perfect harmony, side by side on my piano keyboard oh lord why can’t we? This odd pairing of a joystick and a typewriter will probably not be making the list of things that go together anytime soon but it sort of makes sense.

I mean if you can put together a short guitar playing man with a much taller non-instrument playing guy with a gigantic white guy afro who sings like someone’s got his balls in a vice and produce some of the most amazing music of all time, then why not put a joystick on a typewriter? Sure it’s more out of the school of taking random crap from the basement and combining them than a well engineered pairing like Jay Z and Alphaville but it gets the job done. BTW, I got my graduate degree from the “School of Taking Random Crap from the Basement and Combining Them” with a major in hot gluing (straight A’s thanks for asking).

Many of the typewriter keys are still functional, although I’m not sure what good “many” keys will do for you, especially when you’re missing ASD and E, not to mention the always useful Q. I mean you’re not going to be typing out any fan letters to Sade I guess. To make things worse it’s a lefty joystick. On the plus side, the weight of the typewriter will keep this thing firmly planted in place. So that’s something.

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