August Has-Been's Breakfast Video

By Ben Lopez Date: 8/17/2019

The Has-Been Breakfast at Rip's was held on Friday, August 16, 2019. If someone, who attends the breakfasts regularly, would volunteer to write a summary of the monthly Has-Been's Breakfast, it would make things a little more interesting.

Let us know if you'd like to see the past videos that we've posted here. I'm going to tag all the videos with #hangapig and hopefully they will show the list on the youTube website and maybe a google search will also find them.

There were two separate videos that are combined below, one narrated by Mike Maher the other with background music.

The easiest way I found to embed videos on this site is to post them on youTube, also they will remain there for a longer time than putting them on my hosting service, as video takes up a lot of space and my hosting service is limited. Unfortuantely, I'm just starting to learn how to use youTube, so some of the things are set by the youTube web site.

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I'll keep this image below posted, just to keep the overall theme of the site on the Home Page and a reminder of what many of our work places looked like:

Jeff Bridges had the below illustration in his cubical when we both were in GSDD and I liked it so much that Jeff gave it to me. I've kept it all these years and since I am downsizing, I thought this illustration had to go, but first I would scan it and put it on this site for all to see. If you'd like the full-size version, click on the picture and you'll be able to download the hi-res version.

From left to right from the top down: A man running a Linotype (or Intertype) machine; a man running a monotype machine; a man running monotype casting machine; a man setting type on a bank; on the second row, the first man seems to be running some type of bindery equipment; a man locking up forms for a press on a stone and underneath are galleys (trays) of type; a man running a Ludlow machine; a man working on an engraving plate; a man working on a paper cutter; and a man running a proofpress.


Every technology, including the printing press, comes at some price.

- Bill Keller