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Buckminster Fuller wears three
« : 28.04.10 at 17:15 »
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I was listening to  'Great Lives' on R4 yesterday afternoon (Tues 27th, repeated Fri 30th 11pm) in which  John Lloyd was nominating  Buckminster Fuller for Great Life status. I was therefore humming TWFAD to myself when Matthew Parris, with appropriately perfect timing, casually announced that BF used to wear three wristwatches.
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Re: Buckminster Fuller wears three
« Reply #1: 28.04.10 at 22:14 »
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I had exactly the same thought. BF didn't wear one around his knee, however...
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Re: Buckminster Fuller wears three
« Reply #2: 30.04.10 at 20:18 »
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Fuller was a frequent flier, often crossing time zones. He famously wore three watches; one for the current zone, one for the zone he had departed, and one for the zone he was going to.[23][24] Fuller also noted that a single sheet of newsprint, inserted over a shirt and under a suit jacket, provided completely effective heat insulation during long flights.
 
here is the link to the full entry - no mention of our heroes' song though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller
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Re: Buckminster Fuller wears three
« Reply #3: 01.05.10 at 11:53 »
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on 30.04.10 at 20:18, Ian Ashleigh wrote:
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Fuller was a frequent flier, often crossing time zones. He famously wore three watches; one for the current zone, one for the zone he had departed, and one for the zone he was going to.[23][24] Fuller also noted that a single sheet of newsprint, inserted over a shirt and under a suit jacket, provided completely effective heat insulation during long flights.
 
here is the link to the full entry - no mention of our heroes' song though http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller

Buckminster Fuller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  
 
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...... he was going to.[23][24]....

 
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Re: Buckminster Fuller wears three
« Reply #4: 01.05.10 at 16:03 »
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Sorted!  - see new reference and footnote 25 in [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckminster_Fuller] if it survives.
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Re: Buckminster Fuller wears three
« Reply #5: 02.05.10 at 09:45 »
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The PA/CJ reference survives. I'm just wondering when the Buddy Rich rebuttal team will swing into action, to squash the vile canard that he was an ostentatious three-watch guy.
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