The Fickle Human Condition and Mango 3.0

Posted by Philip on July 10th, 2009 — 4:09pm

Yes, it’s the annual mm summer holiday theme change. It’s sad how we can get bored of something so quickly isn’t it?

Case in point – Remember Arial? Yes, the font. Genius in its simplicity and elegance, I always wondered why Times New Roman was the default in Word. Why would I ever need a font that wasn’t Arial? That was last year. Now? I’m pretty sick of it. I’ve seen it too much. I’ve used it too much. Dozens of University essays later and I’m through with it. I’ve got a new love now. Her name is Calibiri and she can be seen spelling out the name of our website at the top left hand corner of your screen.

At the very top of the page you’ll notice what will no doubt be either a classic one-liner, some profound commentary on life or an example of peerless poetic wit. All in less than 140 characters of course. The moment I knew Twitter had made it was when I overheard a couple of sixty year old ladies having a conversation about it in Glasgow. Follow us: @chanstheorem, @cdburrows, @fucithalmike, @sirchristo.

Do you see a huge mango on the page? A very modest looking mango, I’m sure you would agree. It’s the kind of mango that won’t be winning any fruit beauty pageants but one that you would happily bring home to meet your parents. Sure, she’s got a few black dimples over her skin but you know that once you’re underneath she’s got that juicy, soft, delicious flesh. Because at the end of the day that’s what this blog has always been about – juicy, soft, delicious flesh.

 

Category: General, Internet 3 comments »

3 Responses to “The Fickle Human Condition and Mango 3.0”

  1. CDB

    Helvetica FTW

  2. CDB

     So your taste is with that of the Microsoft Word dev team.

    BTW Arial – never genius.

  3. Philip

    Seriously?

    I was looking on YouTube for the clip of Ross in Friends when he’s boasting about a poster he made in a college flash back and he says something like, "Thanks to something I like to call: HELVETICA 24 POINT!!"

    I didn’t find it. But I found something even better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=YBqI5NDUEeU

    You totally won’t get why this is completely hilarious until you watch season 1.


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