Thursday, June 16, 2005

Back in the Blog

It's summer, and that can only mean one thing: it's time to blog again!

(time to find a job? what's that you say?)

I thought it'd only be appropriate if I started with a review of some of the latest news:

-LATimes.com, reporting on coach Knight returning to the Lakers, said that the team was getting a "re-Phil". har har.

-The NYT, reporting on new printed schedules for NJTransit, headlined that "The Timetables Are, Uh, Changing". Who comes up with this stuff??

-The Times had a piece about Al Franken going back to Minnesota, maybe to drum up support for a 2008 senate run. It had this anecdote:
"I jumped ya twice in Thief River Falls," said a middle-age woman in greeting at the pre-speech party in a tent next to the Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota here. The seeming inference of long-ago sexual congress would cause deep blushing elsewhere, but it actually meant that Faith Rud and Mr. Franken had bonded in a far more profoundly Minnesotan way: she had used jumper cables to revive his Volkswagen bus on a cold night long ago after a college gig.

-There's this website, Ban Comic Sans, that says that Comic Sans should be eliminated as a font because it is stupid, badly designed, and way overused. For example,



Apparently the font was created by some Microsoft guy in 1994, and it was just meant for instructional software and some programs for kids. But then it got thrown in with Windows 95, somehow, and the rest is history. It has bad kerning, it's critics say.

2 Comments:

At 4:24 PM, Blogger L.L.COOL J.= Ladies Love Cool Jes said...

oh how I've missed your blog bsom!

 
At 4:33 PM, Blogger ertzeid said...

I think they were more concerned about such a stupid, silly, cartoonish and all-around crappy font being used for serious things, like funeral announcements. But also its general overuse.

 

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