Monday threefer


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  1. I’ve read that transgenders have a higher suicide rate than other segments of the population.

    Perhaps the attempt to change sex is just a manifestation of the desire for self-destruction, but without the finality of death. But it doesn’t seem to work for around forty percent of ‘em.

    Comment by OldFert — July 9, 2018 @ 12:24 pm

  2. i can no longer tell the players even with a program.

    many years ago i had a good friend whose take on this kind of thing was:

    “I don’t care who does what to who in the backyard for how much.”

    would that it were so.

    ps my friend died when his F-4 Phantom flamed out on takeoff. the world lost a fine man.

    Comment by jlw — July 9, 2018 @ 12:33 pm

  3. Thank goodness house plumbing isn’t such a twisted, complicated thing. If it was, flushing the commode would launch turds into the washer, and nobody would have clean clothes.

    Comment by Jess — July 9, 2018 @ 1:20 pm

  4. The font police are not amused.
    I slur my words because I talk in cursive. Elegant. Dino approves.

    Comment by neal — July 9, 2018 @ 2:15 pm

  5. ^ Ahhh, somebody noticed.

    I’m still playin’ around with various styles and formats for these templates, and typefaces play a big part. I’ve kind of settled on using Arial Black for newspapery headline text, Arial Narrow for subheads and things that use a lot of words, and Times New Roman for text text.

    Now I’m playing with typefaces that are compatible with speech — to represent the regional, class, or historical context of the speaker, if it’s of use. In this particular case, it’s upper-middle-class Victorian female. Generally speaking, mixing text and speech doesn’t work well in a cartoon format; but I haven’t had much opportunity to experiment with that, yet.

    Also, the overall-template names’ typefaces were usually chosen to be a stylistic part of the header’s running joke; and I’ve had to modify a couple of good jokes that depended on typefaces that just wouldn’t fit, geometrically.

    Haven’t found a way to do automatic full-justification, so the fiddliest part of this exercise is adjusting font sizes and changing words to make the head/subhead text line up on the ends.

    Consistent style is a harsh mistress, so it may take another year or so to get it right.

    Comment by DougM (μολὼν λαβέ) — July 9, 2018 @ 5:29 pm

  6. a mere member of a breed to be exploited in the pursuit of power.
    I didn’t think full modified trannies could breed, and the just-thinking-about-it-for-headlines attention cadre wouldn’t dare for fear of losing their chance at 15 minutes of fame for walking into the “wrong” restroom at Home Depot.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — July 9, 2018 @ 8:58 pm

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