Well, Mike, speaking for all the jerks out here, I'd like to know the difference between the two. I certainly didn't catch that. Gee, I thought it was a cut, but I guess it was a slice.
But I remember the mimeograph (ditto?) as a kind of instrument of S&M from high school -- being punished on a regular basic for various infractions such as having my shirt tail out or writing indignities on walls, I was often "detained" in the main office, assigned the task of helping the office staff with copying. The mixture of mimeo/ditto smells and overly-sweet perfumes was repulsive and attractive at the same time. Asst. Principal Johnson in his horned rimmed glasses and 10 women filing their nails and talking about Yvette Mimieux's latest conquest. Weird scenes inside the goldmine -- I was reading Henry Miller and 1984 in those years.
So, yes, ditto that one .... it's all context, I suppose.
----- Original Message -----
Leah just spotted a program on History International channel which
will be repeated at 2 AM. It has a scene in a vinyl pressing plant, and
now is discussing the typewriter and the mimeograph machine--with some
jackass talking about blue fingers and the sweet smell. That's the
DITTO machine you stupid excuse for a jerk. WHY do I ever think these
programs are worthwhile. WHY?
Mike Biel [log in to unmask]