Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, design, publishing, marketing, language, culture, politics, food and other things. This blog started in 2008, was on hiatus for the summer and fall of 2017, and restarted in December. Michael took time away from blogging for much of 2019 and 2020 to write books.
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Wednesday and Friday in most weeks.
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Saturday, December 18, 2010
When in Rome...
The opposite of italic is roman.
I've wanted to type that for years.
Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on Vespa motorscooter
in Roman Holiday (1953).
I've had a much more modern Vespa "150" since 1964, but never sat behind Audrey Hepburn or in front of Gregory Peck.
I also have a 1978 Fiat 124 Spider. Audrey has never been in it.