Thursday, April 19, 2012

Rant Of The Day: I'm Comic Sans, Asshole!

From McSweeny's.

I’m Comic Sans, Asshole

BY Mike Lacher

Listen up. I know the shit you’ve been saying behind my back. You think I’m stupid. You think I’m immature. You think I’m a malformed, pathetic excuse for a font. Well think again, nerdhole, because I’m Comic Sans, and I’m the best thing to happen to typography since Johannes fucking Gutenberg.

You don’t like that your coworker used me on that note about stealing her yogurt from the break room fridge? You don’t like that I’m all over your sister-in-law’s blog? You don’t like that I’m on the sign for that new Thai place? You think I’m pedestrian and tacky? Guess the fuck what, Picasso. We don’t all have seventy-three weights of stick-up-my-ass Helvetica sitting on our seventeen-inch MacBook Pros. Sorry the entire world can’t all be done in stark Eurotrash Swiss type. Sorry some people like to have fun. Sorry I’m standing in the way of your minimalist Bauhaus-esque fascist snoozefest. Maybe sometime you should take off your black turtleneck, stop compulsively adjusting your Tumblr theme, and lighten the fuck up for once.



  1. HA! It's an uphill fight against font snobbery.

  2. Wow, he's an ANGRY font. Comic sans sense of humor. :)

    1. Simply terrific comment, RGR! I knew we redheads had a superior intellect (exception: Carrot Top).

  3. That.was.awesome. I am surrounded by members of the Cult of Mac & have more than once wanted to club them with my trusty ThinkPad. I like Mac, just don't think it makes you morally superior or even slightly more sexy.

  4. I enjoy pissing off a friend who was a former typesetter/printer by sending him emails entirely in Comic Sans or Papyrus, and asking him about which fonts to use in PowerPoint projects.

    It's fun and mostly harmless.

    I suspect that one day he'll snap and show up at my place to brand "NO MORE COMIC SANS" on my forehead.



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