Tired of that old fox jumping over the moon when you look at a font-sample to see whether a font would be useful for your project?
Take a look at this list of pangrams on Typofile
Hark! Toxic jungle water vipers quietly drop on zebras for meals!
They don't come much better than this.
In unrelated weblinkage here's a ransom note generator
as linked via The Librarian In Black
[Update: category changed to Ramblings and more linkage]
Damn, why was I born on Peanut Butter Lover's Day
while I'm terribly allergic to the damned things?
I wish I was born on "If Pets Had Thumbs Day", or, even better: "Panic Day". That would be most excellent!