Who those who IM me, you know I have a green, italic, Times New Roman font. Some might go as far to say its ugly.
I wanted to address this concern here. Its quite simple really. They did some study to see what color, and style of font is most readable. You guessed it, green TNR italics (on a yellow background) was the easiest.
Since I can't get yellow background, I get as close as I can.
I would do it here, but I agree it does look ghastly!