Thursday Morning News Chum

  • From the “Obligatory News Department”: Women bites dog. After all, they always say that if a dog bites a man it isn’t news, but if a man bites the dog…
  • From the “A Font of Knowledge” Department: It appears typefaces are in the news again, in particular, Obama’s used of Gotham, which has garnered articles in the Los Angeles Times as well as Newsweek and the New York Times. Evidently Obama’s team has made very conscious decisions about the message conveyed by fonts. Obama uses Gotham, a warm and friendly font based off of Port Authority bus terminal signage. Hillary? She uses New Baskerville, commonly used by book publishers, law firms and universities. McCain uses Sans-Serif Optima. Me? I used to use Georgia all the time, but recently I’ve been using something called Nimrod.
  • From the “It’s Just a Fad” Department: At least some reports are believing that going Gluten-Free is just today’s fad diet. As someone who lives with two celiacs, and knows the effects on many more, I think it is more than a fad: I think our overly processed diets today have let more people to have the reaction, just as more folks have asthema and other sensitivity problems.

And now the tea has cooled to drinkable, and it’s off to my document.