Episode 19: The Prospector General

 Will Ferrell plays Gus Chiggins, the Prospector, in an unaired SNL skit. He traded his pickaxe for a pencil that shares his designation.

Will Ferrell plays Gus Chiggins, the Prospector, in an unaired SNL skit. He traded his pickaxe for a pencil that shares his designation.

In this episode, Tim, Johnny and Andy put on their red, white and blue and salute their three favorite pencils which are made in the USA. While American pencil production is nothing like it used to be even a decade ago, there are still a few companies making excellent pencils on our shores. The guys also go discuss their usual Fresh Points and the latest offering from Field Notes, the Ambition Edition.

The USA-made Pencil Pledge of Allegiance

“I pledge allegiance to the pencils made in the United States of America. And to the graphite, for which they encase. One eraser, on the end, for mistakes, for which it rubs out.”

Show Notes & Links

Tools of the Trade

Tim is drinking New Belgium 1554, and writing in his Wald Mfg. Co., Inc. advertising pencil.

Johnny is drinking Zeke's Colombian Mesa de los Santos coffee, and a Sam Adams Cream Stout, and writing with ???.

Andy is drinking Twining's Lemon Ginger tea, and writing with a Palomino Prospector in his Field Notes Ambition memo book.

Pencil of the Week

prospector-green-natural

Palomino Prospector (In Green and Natural)

  • Johnny: Natural: B-; Green: C+
  • Tim: Natural: C+
  • Andy: Green: B-

Your Hosts

Tim WasemThe Writing Arsenal@WritingArsenal

Johnny  GamberPencil Revolution@pencilution

Andy WelfleWoodclinched@awelfle | @woodclinched

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