I surrender! Yesterday I wrote, “Does anyone even use Courier anymore, or is it hanging out with other forgotten fonts, drinking and talking about the good old days?”
Judging from your responses, I greatly underestimated the Courier love. It sounds like a good number of people and places still use it. Please consider me properly font-shamed.
I don’t link to every interview I do, but I wanted to point out this one over on the Booklifenow site. This is my favorite interview of 2010, purely for the throwaway line about Talia kicking Fred Phelps in the nuts.
As most people know, California’s ban on gay marriage was overturned. To celebrate, I’m tempted to write an alt-universe story where Snow and Talia get married, share a passionate smooch, and then join Smudge the gay fire-spider in kicking Fred Phelps in the nuts.
Finally, and most importantly: who would win in a no-holds-barred death match between Optimus Prime, Wolverine, and Papa Smurf?
August 5, 2010 @ 11:27 am
In the end, it would come down to Wolverine and Optimus Prime. And since Wolverine has more of a killing edge, and he’s already had plenty of experience with giant robots trying to hunt him down and capture/kill him, I’d have to go with him. After all, he is the best there is at what he does. Bub.
August 5, 2010 @ 12:10 pm
Hey, if Talia and/or Smudge can be convinced to kick homophobes in the nuts, I have a few more high profile folks I would like to add to that list!
August 5, 2010 @ 12:30 pm
Wolverine couldn’t beat anybody. He’s not the best there is, he’s the worst there is. He just tells everyone he’s the best. Meanwhile, Optimus has already been killed and transformed into numerous different incarnations. My bet is clearly on Optimus. I mean Optimus can even COMBINE with other transformers now to become even stronger. Wolverine? He couldn’t even beat the other X-Men in a fight, being one of the weakest X-Men of all time.
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August 5, 2010 @ 3:03 pm
Poppa Smurf. Never underestimate the little, blue incarnation of ancient evil
August 6, 2010 @ 7:15 pm
I have to agree that Papa Smurf would thoroughly school both Optimus and Wolverine.
Should’ve learned from Yoda that size isn’t everything…