I enjoyed reading Steven Poole's "I Can Never Have Too Many Mechanical Pencils" over at The Atlantic because, like the author, I too am a mechanical pencil devotee. Unlike Poole, I only own one, a Pentel Energize, .7 mm lead. (If you're using a mechanical pencil and it's not .7 mm, do yourself a favour and try it. It's like night and day.)
A post about favoured writing tools is as good a time as any to include this classic pen-based sketch from the Kids in the Hall.