Fun Friday – May 28, 2021

This is the perfect video for Memorial Day weekend when so many people in the U.S.A. take a road trip.

Impress your family and friends after watching. Geek-out on FONTS! Aren’t they cool?

Enjoy your weekend as you obsessively look at road signs in a new way.

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7 Responses to Fun Friday – May 28, 2021

  1. Robin May 28, 2021 at 6:13 am #

    Bethlehem is my hometown! Fortunately, they didn’t choose some of Pa’s more saucy town names as examples:)

    • Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. May 28, 2021 at 7:58 am #

      Robin, I found it interesting that some of those “saucy names” are in areas with religiously conservative folks. Not judging here, just sayin’…..

      • Robin May 28, 2021 at 11:01 am #

        Oh, yesssss! We think the same thing when we’re driving through…

  2. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. May 28, 2021 at 7:56 am #

    How interesting! I will take a further look the next time I drive somewhere on a highway!

  3. Elliott Slaughter May 28, 2021 at 9:35 am #

    Yay, fonts!

    I have to say, as someone for whom fonts are a second love, they’re something that you can’t un-see once you start noticing them. For example, I can now spot Minion Pro whenever it’s used in a book I pick up. Or even in this page, I noticed the use of Playfair Display in the header font. (Nice choice, by the way.)

    The web is particularly nice for this because you can right click on some text and choose “Inspect Element” (“Inspect” if you’re in Chrome) to see the font it uses. I’ve learned about a lot of nice fonts this way.

  4. Kristen Joy Wilks May 28, 2021 at 10:35 am #

    That’s fascinating! I’m all for being able to see better at fast speeds, but didn’t know the science behind it.

  5. Sally Valentine May 28, 2021 at 12:21 pm #

    This was so interesting. I never paid attention to the font on road signs. Next time I will.

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