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Can she keep up the crazee long enough to make it to her own Fox News anchor chair? I’m betting she will.

@Dave H:
b) Fake boobs CHECK
d) Talent for Famewhoring CHECK

It’s her destiny.

@ManchuCandidate: How long before she starts dating Trump? Sure, he’s used to a steady diet of third-tier models, but maybe he’s ready for a vapid professional Christian.

I would not fuck her for all the marijuana in Northern California.


Wait, would that deal include the hash products as well? ‘Cuz I might have enough Viagra stashed away to pull that off.

@ManchuCandidate: BJs don’t count. Didn’t you get the memo?

Wait, wait WAIT A MINUTE!

She deployed the “my grandfather fought in the Battle of the Bulge” card. That is too freakin awesome to be true.

@Nabisco: Still to be revealed: Her great-grandmother was a Cherokee princess.

@Nabisco: My uncle Art did fight in the Battle of the Bulge. Still, no thanks.

@Tommmcatt the Wet Sprocket: No, I don’t really like hash, it makes me too weird. Hash and Viagra would make a scary combination; I might wind up coupling with a Metro bus.

@nojo: She’s got the same media handlers as Palin, it seems. Governator material?

@Dodgerblue: If your commute lasts longer than 4 hours, please consult a doctor.

@Dodgerblue: Even the Amsterdam hash makes you weird?
Meanwhile, did you hear that the imminently hot Michelle Obama is going to be out in Kah-lee-for-nya this weekend? She’s giving the commencement speech at UC-Merced on Saturday. Rumor has it that she may be appearing* in the Bay Area on Friday. My very special correspondent will be there with a camera just in case she shows up.

*ADD: The design quality of that website sucks. They’re scientists, not designers. The cutesy whimsical comic sans is naturally the bane of my existence.

@Dodgerblue: My uncle John’s unit was surrounded in the battle of the bulge, but not taken. he was in Patton’s 3rd Army, and went all the way to the Elbe, and the Russian troops on the other side of the Elbe came over in boats with vodka and toasted with the americans the victory over Hitler. Talk about being there at a pivotal moment.

When Ms. Prejean’s parents divorced, both of them accused the other of being homosexual, in the divorce pleadings. Maybe this has something to do with her “opinion.”

@Promnight: @Dodgerblue: Tonight’s News Hour honor roll of soldiers killed overseas numbered 17. And so many of them looked so very very very young — not old enough to legally drink — and were from little towns I’ve never heard of. Someone very close to me is deploying in three weeks and it’s breaking my heart every time I think about it. Today I was scheduling meetings today for next month and realized “Wow, that will be one week after _____ is in Afghanistan” and nearly burst into tears.

And I’m sure the soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge looked so young back then.

@Promnight: Art was also in Patton’s 3rd Army. Drove a tank, but refused to talk about it. Couldn’t have been much more than 22 at the time. I’ve never met a nicer, more humble guy than my Uncle Art, may he rest in peace.

@SanFranLefty: Oh.. oh god, I had to look and aarg that font is awful, it’s like sweetpea and comic sans had some kind of unholy union. Science should just stick to bland, authoritative helvetica (or arial, whatevs) and quit with the cutesy. Of course, I love making jokes about how much science hates intelligent design!

@Dodgerblue: My friend Indian lawyer girl’s mom got a Bronze Star in Vietnam as a combat nurse. She has never told my friend what happened the day she earned her medal.

You and Prommie got me thinking about the old guy who sold me a surplus down sleeping bag with a wool liner at the Albuquerque flea market. “I sure could have used that at the Battle of the Bulge,” he said.

@drinkyclown: I just got done watching the documentary Helvetica and I have to confess that I LOVED it. Mr. SFL mocked me for ordering it on Netflix, but was sucked in to watching it after the first 10 minutes.

@SanFranLefty: Oh, totally, that movie was great! Fascinating stuff, I always geek out on the design theory stuff. That reminds me of this site, did I share this with you guys already? Comic sans is illegal!

@redmanlaw: In downtown L.A., near the new federal courthouse, is a monument to the Fighting 442nd, the “Go For Broke” outfit made up of Japanese-Americans from the internment camps. A couple of the old vets are there every day, working as docents. It’s worth a visit when you’re in town.

@SanFranLefty: @drinkyclown: Dear god, my eyes! why do people do that? I’m doing some volunteer work for a fundraiser, and the chair wanted to use Mistral or Lucida Handwriting for headlines in the event program. The horror. I did the program in Perpetua.

@SanFranLefty: It’s a fair representation of typography chat, especially during the 80s.

@drinkyclown: A friend once dared me to find a legit use for Comic Sans. I have yet to succeed.

@Mistress Cynica: Mistral was real nice for about a month.

But me, I’m a formalist. Hence, Trajan.

Bastards. You made me open Font Book. A thing I have never done before.

Mistral: no, I don’t think so. Lucida Handwriting: I see what you mean. Don’t you love the name, Lucida Bright? She could be a character by Enid Bagnold. Perpetua: very elegant. Did not know that font. I will try to remember. Chance of that happening are slim. Trajan: ooooohh. Elegant yet butch. A potent mix. The Cary Grant of typography. (You see from that remark what I consider to be butch)

I like Comic Sans. Yes, I said it. It has its uses. For me the real horror is Courier. I despise everything about Courier. I would piss on it if I could. And I am forced to work in it at the present. Without hyphenation. Ugh!

The War of the World by Niall Ferguson is v good on the Bulge. It’s an altogether fascinating and original history of 20th cent.

@Benedick: Can you answer this: Why are scripts and plays always printed in Courier? And formatted so strangely? A friend who is a playwright has to use some special software that formats the plays automatically.

@SanFranLefty: Wasn’t Courier the default for IBM Selectric typewriters? At least it was on the powder blue machine that helped me pay for “incidentals” through college, and for that I will always like Courier. Yes, I said it.

@nojo: remember that Az Sup Ct application I linked to the other day? there’s another one (a ct app judge no less) who typed his application in Comic Sans. I was telling a friend of mine that should be an automatic disqualification.

@Jamie Sommers: Comic Sans is the mullet or leisure suit of typefaces.

@nojo: “A friend once dared me to find a legit use for Comic Sans.” Headstones?

@Nabisco: Courier is cool. It just eats up a lot of space on the page.

@mellbell: In Word, I think you’d want to use Playbill for Bozo’s stone.

@mellbell: “A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.”

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