Archive for February, 2005

Pantone Kubricks

Saturday, February 26th, 2005

Yesterday my latest eBay acquisition arrived from Japan: a set of 30 Pantone Kubricks. Since I first saw these on the Ningyoushi message board (a good source for plastic news) I knew I had to have them. I know it’s wrong to covet material things, but these I love. They’re absolute beauties. Clear plastic figures […]

The coffee idiot

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

It’s Thursday morning at work and I’m tired so I decide to allow myself a coffee. Usually I stay away from caffeine as it’s a diuretic and I’m a stone former (or so I’m told), but I figure that a single cup or so per week is no great shakes. I spy a fresh pot […]

Comic Sans

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

Today’s posting comes to you in guest font Comic Sans. Offensive I know – I apologise, but bear with me. Earlier today at work I received a Health and Safety communication written in Comic Sans. I had to double-take. Why would anyone use Comic Sans for any formal communication whatsoever, let alone something that ought […]

The double-tap

Sunday, February 13th, 2005

Why is it that the internationally recognised signal for ‘okay, this hug is now over’ is the double tap? I love you. I love you too …<tap-tap> I’ve noted it before, and watching Garden State recently (enjoyable movie, slightly too feel-good for me) Natalie Portman proved to me it’s universality when I spotted her giving […]