A new metaphor born?

kristin's picture

In a C-Theory article about the current flurry of TV shows concerning Michael Jackson, the writer uses the following phrase:

"Throughout February 2003, the tabloids dug even deeper into their font suitcases to extra extra bold the recurring headline 'Wacko Jacko.' "

I googled similar phrasing and found nothing. Is this the start of a new metaphor?

http://www.ctheory.net/text_file.asp?pick=370

beejay's picture

> extra extra bold

Ironic, considering the Gloved One has spent so much energy trying to *lighten* his skin.

there's a "what is michael jackson's favorite font" joke to be made, but that's for another thread.

bj

hrant's picture

Or "What design school did Michael Jackson attend"?
Bring'em Young.

Sorry, Utahns... :-)

hhp

trae's picture

hmmm... no answers to "what has gone from extended to condensed to compressed?"

beejay's picture

I nose the answer.

beejay's picture

-- delete, option Z, undo ---

trae's picture

heehee... and perhaps the tabloid masters could opt for reversing the type for even more impact.

sorry. I've gone from gleeful to contrite. The taste (test? pepsi?) barrier has been crossed like a babe over a balcony railing.

Jared Benson's picture

Extra extra bold? I guess they figured "Black" didn't exactly apply here.

jb

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