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...I go and do something mad like making a livejournal post.

I thought about doing one the other day on how much I abhor Comic Sans font, on how I loathe the half-chuckling, look-this-is-where-you're-supposed-to-laugh idiot boardishness of it, and on the scorn and contempt that I feel should be unleashed on the woebegone heads of the kinds of gosh-me-I'm-so-zany people that feel the need to use it, presumably in some doomed attempt to make their ghastly missives seem chummy and quirky... God, I hate Comic Sans.

A post solely about typography felt, well, less than entirely rock'n'roll, if not bordering on the positively geeky, though, so you are spared that.

Then I wondered about doing something innerleckshewl (as Alan Ginsberg chose, for reasons best known to himself, to put it) about Roland Barthes, whom I have been reading. Unfortunately I discovered that whereas Mythologies and his other works have had the most profoundly inspirational effect on western thought, and indeed must be reckoned amongst the prime formative influences of the present-day intellectual climate, whenever I try to write about them all I seem to do is try to find really laboured puns about throwing out the baby with the Barthes water or falling asleep in the Barthes, or that sort of thing. That really won't do, will it?

So instead I shall talk about something lots more fun )

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