Sunday, November 27, 2016

No rain, confusing fonts and a very dead dictator.

It’s a lovely, seriously beautiful Saturday here in north Texas with pleasant late November temperatures and a shitload of sunshine. There’s nary a drop of rain in sight even though we desperately need a multitude of inches due to ANOTHER FUCKING DROUGHT. Apparently our next big weather hoo-hah could be Monday (a 90% chance of morning thunderstorms) and again a week from today, but I just can’t believe it. The meteorologists at are all lying sacks of poo because they keep predicting rain and we never get it.

Please accept my apology in advance if the free fonts pictured below are a little confusing. “Cherripops” (I know, I know; it’s a stupid name) is actually a family of 20 fonts that includes “Cherripops Sans,” “Cherripops Serif” and “Cherripops Script” — all in multiple weights and styles — plus “Cherripops Ribbons” I, II and III packed with miscellaneous useful doodads and “Cherripops Expressions” with catchwords and calligraphy phrases. I decided not to install the serif style or the scripts because they’re overwhelmingly unattractive; the others I’ll be able to use for various product designs for The Howdygram Store. As always, download links appear after the graphic so you can add these to your own collection if you feel so inclined.

And now for a couple of dead celebrities! First we have TV mom Florence Henderson, 82, who died unexpectedly from heart failure on Thanksgiving. She was probably best known as Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” a hit TV series that ran from 1969 to 1974 on ABC. I never watched “The Brady Bunch” and never liked it, probably because I was already in college at that point and why would a 20-year-old woman bother with a cheesy sitcom about stupid little kids. Before “The Brady Bunch” Henderson had a career in musicals on Broadway; after “The Brady Bunch” she guest-starred on every TV series for the next 40 years. Ciao, Flo!

Next we have Fidel Castro, 90, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a Russian-inspired communist empire on America’s doorstep. Castro took power in a 1959 revolution and ruled Cuba for nearly 50 years, creating a one-party state and becoming a central figure in the Cold War. He was demonized by the U.S.A. and our allies but admired around the world by leftists, particularly socialists and revolutionaries in Latin America and Africa. (Castro certainly doesn’t look very threatening here. Do you think he ordered his Adidas outfit online?)

I need to get some sleep now, but before I sign off I’d like to share a few photos. Last week in a “secret meeting” at Trump Tower with the heads of national media outlets, newspaper editors and television news anchors, the Manhattan orangutan told them to stop using the following unflattering photos IMMEDIATELY. Because he obviously has nothing else to do except police pictures of himself.
To respect the wishes of our moron-elect PLEASE LINK TO THIS POST ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK so everybody knows they shouldn’t be looking at (or sharing) these four photos. Here’s the link:

Thank you.

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