Damn You All to Hell. {A letter from Tom Hanks.}

In a creative attempt to get Tom Hanks to appear as a guest on the Nerdist Podcast, comedian Chris Hardwick tried to bribe him with a depression-era rare portable typewriter—a 1934 Smith Corona.

A typewriter collector, Tom Hanks couldn’t resist answering Chris in a letter produced on the same Corona:

{Via Nerdist.com}


Dear Chris, Ashley, and all the diabolical genuies at Nerdist Industries.


Just who do you think you are to try to briibe me into an appearance on your
’thing’ with this gift of the most fantastic Cornona Silent typewriter made in 1934?


You are out of your minds if you think… that I… wow, this thing has great action…
and this deep crimson color… Wait! I’m not so shallow as to… and it types nearly



I will have my people contact yours and work out some kind of interview process…


Damn you all to hell,
Tom Hanks


*Read the full letter exchange on Nerdist.com and listen to the fun-packed podcast that followed, here.

‘Cause what would one not do for a vintage typewriter?

And what terrible, immediate extinction must await the man who can’t or won’t type like the ancients…


 You might also enjoy this equally chewable correspondence: 

 >> “Live like a mighty river.” ~ Ted Hughes’ advice to his son. 

>> “Come closer to me, come closer, I promise you, it will be beautiful.” ~ Henry Miller to Anaïs Nin.

>> “Nothing good gets away.” ~ John Steinbeck on love: A letter to his son.

>> Charles Bukowski on quitting his job & doing what he loved.

>> “Dear Sir, I like words.” ~ Best cover letter for & by a writer. 


{House of fun.}


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Andrea Balt
Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Rebelle Society, Wellness Alchemist at Rebelle Wellness & Professional Dream Chaser at Creative Rehab. Unfinished book with a love for greens, bikes and poetry; raised by wolves & adopted by people; not trying to make art but to Be Art. Holds a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication, an MFA in Creative Writing & a Holistic Health Coach degree from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®. In her work she tries to reflect the wholeness of the human experience by combining Art & Health + Mind & Body + Darkness & Brilliance into a more alive, unabridged and unlimited edition of ourselves. She is also on a quest to reinstate Creativity as one of our essential Human Rights to (hopefully and soon) be included in the UN Declaration. Connect with her in the Social Media Jungle via Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and sign up for her FREE MuseLetter.

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