His name is Ricoh…

March 24, 2009

Ricoh  is our new colleague. We’ve just had an intensive getting to know you session, and this guy has got some serious bells and whistles up his sleeve. He can do all the usual tasks and more – make brochures, offer six different kinds of stapling, store data to your computer from a photocopy, and he can turn scans into pdfs.

You may have guessed, Ricoh is our new photocopier. In the words of Tennyson, ring out the old, ring in the new. Here’s Ryan using Ricoh’s skills to prepare for tonight’s Nothing But the Poem session. Doesnt he look happy to have Ricoh on his side?



All SPL deckhands are back on board after a StAnza hiatus. When asked what banter had occurred in our absence, Lilias said just the usual – a ceilidh band arrived for an impromptu session which ended up in a 5am lock in, an epic car chase squealed down the close causing two minutes pandemonium and a pigeon flew in and recited Sorley MacLean’s Dàin do Eimhir agus Dàin Eile word perfect from start to finish.

Just another few days at the office then.

11 Responses to “His name is Ricoh…”

  1. Lorrainebow Says:

    Oh no! I’ve missed Nowt but the poem. Arrgh it hurts. Okay, I know this is could be considered cheeky, but I have a suggestion. Is there any possibility that SPL could make facebook events and invite folks along? That way, those of us who maintain their poetry love in a virtual way, keeping it with them cybertronically as they trudge through weary workday hours, will stay plugged into poetry activities. And not forget them. And not feel gutted when they miss them. Feel free to tell me to get stuffed and that I should be quiet and just check the events page.

    I look forward to meeting Ricoh.

  2. spl5 Says:

    Ah young Rainbow, we normally do do facebook events pages. I can only apologise profusely for my inadequacy, for they are mine, Peggy’s. Tomorrow it will be immediately rectified. Nice seeing you at the weekend 🙂

  3. Lilias Says:

    And I just distinctly heard Ryan say ‘I’m going to break the rules’. Deary me, whatever is he up to? I’m going to find out what I’VE been missing, sitting over here trying to break the website…

  4. David Says:

    I hope your latino Ricoh is better than our germanic Gestetner…

    And now I have Copacabana in my head! Dang it…

  5. spl5 Says:

    David, I have to declare him fit for the job – I’ve just photocopied some materials for an architectural student and you’ve never seen such clear photocopies. Maybe we could inaugurate the world cup of photocopiers?

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  7. […] involving double-sided colour photocopies sorted and stapled was only the stuff of dreams before Ricoh came along. Lilias had hithertonow been putting off a printing task, haunted by ghosts of […]

  8. Ex Girlfiend Says:

    I noticed that this is not the first time you mention the topic. Why have you decided to write about it again?

  9. spl5 Says:

    Dear Ex Girlfriend – thanks for reading. I suppose we mentioned him in the first place because he was new and fabulous, and because there’s a certain amount of happiness in small things. We wrote about him again because people seemed to like it. Don’t worry – unless he stands up and makes us afternoon tea, you’ll not hear about him for a while. (Gosh, that’s an amazing thought – a photocopier that could also make tea. Very Wallace and Gromit).

  10. Claudia Says:

    Dear SPL, please keep blogging. This is great. And you’ve proved there’s poetry everywhere (and that includes the often misread world of Ricohs).

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