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Tuesday, September 15, 2021

If that ocean of font names seem overly ornate, you might consider a food-based mnemonic to keep them straight. Or you just might want to see if you can distinguish between a typeface and a fancy hunk of milk curd, with Cheese or Font?.

In other words, is Holland’s own Gouda truly bolder than Goudy Bold? And can you tell the difference? Without using either bread or paper as a testing medium, of course.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 09/15/2009 11:53:37 PM
Category: Creative, Food, Publishing
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lesser color
We’ve all heard the rumors about the ridiculous contractual demands made by pop bands when they’re on tour. Among the screwiest is Van Halen’s early-1980s insistence upon being served M&M’S with all brown-colored pieces removed — which turns out to be absolutely true.

I take a similar approach while enjoying my M&M’S, although with a reversed premise: Instead of discarding a particular color, I eat around all the green pieces, saving them for last. (Why green? Because they’re the tastiest ones, duh — and it’s my favorite color, not-so-incidentally.) When you’re digging into a little single-serving bag of the candy, it takes some finger-digital dexterity to successfully extract the non-greens. It quickly becomes an Easter-egg hunt if I luck out with a bag overloaded with greenies.

So I guess this irrational segregation of sugary snacks is my way of being the rockstar that I’m not, and never will be. At least I’m left with chocolate.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 09/15/2009 08:57:20 AM
Category: Celebrity, Comedy, Food, Pop Culture
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