And this is where Fran and Jen learn to use their new Heidelberg

Oh, the joy of leaning over a giant machine that has the potential to crush my hands and create such beauty!

I think I felt joy. It might have been panic. In any case, I felt some sort of feeling while leaning over the New Press. Karl (the previous owner) had explained, really clearly, the 1,000 things to know – why couldn’t I remember them?? Knobs, pulls, blades, grippers, clutch levers, friskets, sucker bars, rollers, toggles, gears, pins, springs… they all seemed to get tangled up in my mind.

Oh, so tangled!

Just like a rat king.

That’s what happens when the tail of one thought gets covered in feces and the tail of another thought gets stuck to it… and the tail of another thought gets stuck to the other thoughts. It’s all very messy and usually ends up in some Dutch chimney.

Anyway, here’s a snippet of our lesson:

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2 Responses to “And this is where Fran and Jen learn to use their new Heidelberg”

  1. katie Says:

    Oh UGH! Ha hah haa!

  2. Achieving perfect balance « Is that funny? Says:

    […] has been a regular rat king of a week: The big Tanek party is tomorrow and Jen and I have been planning the whole thing – […]

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