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I love Stephen Fry's

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Bags Sun 14-Apr-13 20:17:04

new glasses! Did anyone else notice them on QI?

Bags Sun 14-Apr-13 20:19:20

We wore them round his neck and they opened at the front and seemed to click together as if magnetic.


Want some.

Bags Sun 14-Apr-13 20:19:34

He not we

absent Sun 14-Apr-13 20:19:46

Were they the ones that open in the middle bit (over the nose) before letting them hang on the chain? A little bit old womanish perhaps but then that's probably okey dokey.

absent Sun 14-Apr-13 20:20:58

Clearly yes they were, but you posted your extra bits Bags while I was laying ma thang down.

Bags Sun 14-Apr-13 20:22:54

Old womanish?! Bullshit! Marvellous and practical invention.

baubles Sun 14-Apr-13 20:23:52

Stephen fry tweeted about them last year

For all those fascinated by my magnetic reading glasses, you can find them here: & no to the cynics, I’m not endorsing!
12:31am - 25 Nov 12

Bags Sun 14-Apr-13 20:25:00

Old personish in the sense of it tends to be older people who need reading glasses. But you shouldn't...

oh never mind


What hope of stopping ageism though if even we call practical inventions old womanish.

No, I'm not cross. smile

absent Sun 14-Apr-13 20:28:31

Bags It's just that I have never seen a man with them before, but plenty of women.

sunseeker Sun 14-Apr-13 20:36:29

I haven't seen SF but from what you describe I think they are the same as worn in one of the CSI programmes by the pathologist (sorry hope that's not too low brow for you grin)

Grandmanorm Sun 14-Apr-13 20:41:37

I have been looking for those glasses for ages as I saw them on CSI. Thank you Gransnetters, I am so happy to have at last found where they are sold.

baubles Sun 14-Apr-13 20:42:22

find them here

Ella46 Mon 15-Apr-13 10:36:39

Glasses Direct were selling them a few years ago.
I was tempted.....thought they may have made me look intelligent!

(May/might? I don't know which one is correct, sorry pedants grin )

Grandmanorm Mon 15-Apr-13 12:27:22

Thank you Baubles.

feetlebaum Mon 15-Apr-13 13:14:40

I think it was only when Larry Grayson started wearing his bins on a chain that most of us blokes realised it was a reasonable thing to do, and to hell with Burgundy with feeling a bit camp...