A flatmate, who today is travelling to France, was studying with the Pope in café on campus yesterday. He left his pen behind. It was exactly the same sort of pen as the one he threw at me the other day: a cheap black ballpoint with a black removable bottom and a see-through body, all the way down to top. It clearly was meant to have a lid, but who cares about lids on cheap black ballpoints anyway?
(Yes, I speak of pens upside-down. The top is the bit you write with.)