Comic Sans! December 22, 2010 7:46 AM   Subscribe

Guys there is a Comic Sans thread that isn't set in Comic Sans. I thought that was the house style.
posted by The Devil Tesla to Feature Requests at 7:46 AM (75 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

It's okay -- we ironically like Comic Sans now, because apparently hipsters hate it. The enemy of my enemy...
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:49 AM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Comic Sans is friendly and always appropriate, just like the comments on this site!
posted by 2bucksplus at 7:53 AM on December 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


It would be awesome if some anti-CS evangelist came upon a MeFi thread in Comic Sans and started putting those stickers on his monitor.
posted by Gator at 7:56 AM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Once is humor. Twice is schtick.
posted by ardgedee at 8:05 AM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


If we do it once, it's a funny jokey surprise.

If we do it twice, it's a callback.

Any more than that, and it's feature creep.
posted by cortex (staff) at 8:05 AM on December 22, 2010 [25 favorites]


I find it mildly amusing that one day, Mefites decided en masse that they'd had enough of the Comic Sans bashing, and rose up at once to become its staunchest defenders. The populistic designer-bashing is a little baffling, though.

Do we still hate Papyrus? Please?
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:08 AM on December 22, 2010 [8 favorites]


We all hate Helvetica now. Everyone got the note. Keep up!
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 8:10 AM on December 22, 2010 [4 favorites]


No we all hate Celtic md and papyrus.

And fucking Gotham- Market Deco- Neutraface. There are OTHER fonts people.
posted by The Whelk at 8:11 AM on December 22, 2010


You can hate Helvetica when you pry it out of my cold, sterile, perfectly ambiguous, formed, utilitarian, soothed, enriched hands!!
posted by cavalier at 8:11 AM on December 22, 2010 [8 favorites]


I've always been partial to German Bold Italic.
posted by SyntacticSugar at 8:19 AM on December 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Is it alright if we steal your jeans and dress shoes, too?
posted by mannequito at 8:19 AM on December 22, 2010


I was gonna make this a FPP but we don't want to overload the fontnerd sector.

FONTS IN USE
posted by The Whelk at 8:26 AM on December 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Well, can we at least do something about the kerning?!
posted by nomadicink at 8:27 AM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think it's the gurning we need to worry about.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 8:35 AM on December 22, 2010


It's spelt "keming".
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:39 AM on December 22, 2010 [26 favorites]


Metafilter used to be a place where it was safe to bash frat boys and Comic Sans. What has happened? It's tragic.
posted by CunningLinguist at 8:40 AM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


You can;t even punch billionaires in the face anymore it is an tragedy.
posted by The Whelk at 8:42 AM on December 22, 2010 [6 favorites]


Durning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
posted by mintcake! at 8:43 AM on December 22, 2010


Comic Sans irritates me, mildly, but the vehemence that some people have against it is baffling. That being said, I find it far more odd the degree to which some people I've met hate Arial. It's a perfectly normal-looking typeface! It's not spectacular, but it works! What the hell?
posted by norm at 8:47 AM on December 22, 2010


Trival matters are the only ones of any importance.
posted by The Whelk at 8:51 AM on December 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


I share gnfti's taste in muppets.
posted by boo_radley at 9:09 AM on December 22, 2010


Why the fuck is someone eating Muppets?! And what does Animal really taste like?
posted by nomadicink at 9:13 AM on December 22, 2010


The thread would wrap up a lot quicker if it were set in Wingdings.
posted by maryr at 9:26 AM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


feature creep.

What did you call me? o_0
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:29 AM on December 22, 2010


Helvetica : Arial :: Jack Nicholson : Christian Slater
posted by entropicamericana at 9:32 AM on December 22, 2010 [9 favorites]


That's not a creep, that's a buggerer.
posted by flabdablet at 9:35 AM on December 22, 2010


It's still okay to hate Mistral, right?
posted by ErikaB at 9:44 AM on December 22, 2010


I really don't understand font-hate, or font-hater haters.

That said, I still hate a lot of fonts.
posted by jabberjaw at 9:56 AM on December 22, 2010


Helvetica : Arial :: Jack Nicholson : Christian Slater

You mean one's better than the other, but both are quickly on their way to irrelevance?
posted by The Michael The at 10:06 AM on December 22, 2010


DTMFA (Dump The Microsoft Font Already)
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 10:07 AM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I thought he meant one turned in two excellent starring performances and at last one decent one before the age of 25, and the other is a Lakers fan.
posted by dersins at 10:13 AM on December 22, 2010


Creepy features are my favorite kind of features.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:25 AM on December 22, 2010


It's okay -- we ironically like Comic Sans now, because apparently hipsters hate it. The enemy of my enemy...

People who hate Comic Sans aren't well-developed enough to be hipsters. Hipster graphic designers are the ones who design their web sites in MS Paint and there's a little stick figure guy who talks to you.
posted by Rory Marinich at 10:27 AM on December 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


feature creep

Comic SansssssSSSSS...
posted by Gator at 10:28 AM on December 22, 2010 [5 favorites]


Any more than that, and it's feature creep.

Your mom is a feature creep.
posted by special-k at 10:55 AM on December 22, 2010


Your mom is a weirdo.
posted by Sailormom at 11:19 AM on December 22, 2010


Your mom is a slab serif.
posted by nomadicink at 11:20 AM on December 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


oh no you didint.
posted by special-k at 11:23 AM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Please! My mom died in a typeface tragedy! She recklessly attempted to use Akzidenz-Grotesk for a holiday letter and it resulted in a grotesque accident.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:26 AM on December 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Your dad's an open type.
posted by nomadicink at 11:27 AM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yo momma so kerned all her hyperlinks say "dick here".
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:29 AM on December 22, 2010 [118 favorites]


Rory Marinich: "People who hate Comic Sans aren't well-developed enough to be hipsters. Hipster graphic designers are the ones who design their web sites in MS Paint and there's a little stick figure guy who talks to you."

If only the GOP had hired hipsters.
posted by maudlin at 11:34 AM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


Around the way I heard that they call yo momma "Big Endian" and yo daddy "Little Endian."
posted by BeerFilter at 11:35 AM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


oh no you didot.
posted by ocherdraco at 12:03 PM on December 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


Yo momma's leading is so wide she's stained glass.
posted by The Whelk at 12:12 PM on December 22, 2010


I believe we should embrace Comic Sans by having a Comic Sans tag available. pleeeaaase?
posted by theora55 at 12:15 PM on December 22, 2010


Yo momma's baseline is so low, she gets the bends when she stands up.
posted by Gator at 12:16 PM on December 22, 2010


Seriously. Yo Momma jokes? Not funny.
posted by Mom at 12:17 PM on December 22, 2010 [8 favorites]


Yeah, ya'll have no justification for descending into the gutter like that. You should make a point of aligning yourself with a better family of dingbats.
posted by nomadicink at 12:23 PM on December 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


What the hell is you mom doing here?
posted by Sailormom at 12:48 PM on December 22, 2010


I share gnfti's taste in muppets.

From now on, goodnewsfortheinsane will be known as gnfti. Pronounced "nifty".

boo_radley's to blame.
posted by hippybear at 12:53 PM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


From now on nuthin, hippybear.
posted by cortex (staff) at 12:58 PM on December 22, 2010


I remain hopeful that someday that Bookman will make a glorious comeback, even though right now the only people using it are The Heritage Foundation (not a link to the Heritage Foundation, just their logo). But damn it, I love that swash.

And from now on, hippybear will be known as hpbr. Pronounce "hipber".
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:16 PM on December 22, 2010


She don't belong here, ohhhh, ohhhh.
posted by Sailormom at 1:16 PM on December 22, 2010


Yo mamma got pregnant and had a child. That made her a mamma!

(I don't think I'm doing this right.)
posted by quin at 1:40 PM on December 22, 2010


I really don't understand font-hate, or font-hater haters.

I don't think I'm either, but being friends with a number of designers it is something I can understand. As I understand it, creative work can get really frustrating when your clients or bosses ask for the same thing all the time, or say "make it look like so-and-so's site/flyer/layout." You wind up using the same fonts all the time, some of which may be ugly or considered poor stylistic choices in the minds of people like designers who are to some extent paid to think about these things. So yeah, font-hate is born out of frustration. Conversely it can be sort of annoying to listen to sometimes when it's not something you have to pay attention to, and you might even find it a really stupid thing to get all worked up about. Watching the opening credits/title screens of movies with designers is painful sometimes.

I remember coming back after a year abroad and trying to lay out a bunch of my photos with some of of my blog entries from the trip because some people in my family really loved it and had asked me to make an album. InDesign was the only program I had available, and I'm far from a designer, so I had to get in touch with my designer buddy for tips. At some point he requested to see what I was working on and he's asks "why are you laying this out like a magazine and what's with that font?" and I'm all "I'm laying it out this way because STFU you jerk, I like this font"
posted by Hoopo at 1:42 PM on December 22, 2010


Ooh ooh! Unless she adopted. Because that could make her a mamma too!

Damn. Yeah, that's better. Consider yourselves all schooled.
posted by quin at 1:42 PM on December 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


Yo momma's so nice, all the kids in the neighbourhood come to your house because everyone always gets cookies and no one ever gets judged. Hey can I come to your birthday party dude? *cries*
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:22 PM on December 22, 2010 [3 favorites]


And from now on, hippybear will be known as hpbr. Pronounce "hipber".

Oh, like you mean as in "hipster PBR".
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:23 PM on December 22, 2010


hippybear: "goodnewsfortheinsane will be known as gnfti. "

Yeah, this is some legitimate house style here.
posted by boo_radley at 3:23 PM on December 22, 2010


Feature creep would be highlighting every mention of the phrase "Comic Sans" with <font> tags.
posted by crysflame at 3:52 PM on December 22, 2010


Monospace thread will be awesome.
posted by Artw at 4:15 PM on December 22, 2010


Just use comic-sans it!
posted by dabitch at 5:26 PM on December 22, 2010 [1 favorite]


I vote that good jokes not get flogged to death.
posted by dunkadunc at 5:42 PM on December 22, 2010 [2 favorites]


I flogged yo mamma.
posted by flabdablet at 6:52 PM on December 22, 2010


That's what she said.
posted by ctmf at 8:45 PM on December 22, 2010


yo mommas so flagged people salute her.
posted by The Whelk at 8:47 PM on December 22, 2010

Yo momma so kerned all her hyperlinks say "dick here".
This needs to be a t-shirt so bad.
posted by empyrean at 2:06 AM on December 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


Monospace thread will be awesome.

And Artw was enlightened.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:09 AM on December 23, 2010


So I was drafting up a notice in comic sans for the office board about people not packing the dishwasher properly. In the "font" dropdown in MS Word I accidentally selected the ultimate hustler and he said "man you call that a rich text file? that's so poor the homeless men downstairs gonna give you their spare change" then I tried to play it off saving it as a .doc file but he was like "man even your text effects are struckthrough" and I was like damn.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 5:39 PM on December 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


For some reason that Heritage Foundation logo really reminds me of the title sequence from the TV show Angie.
posted by slogger at 7:29 PM on December 23, 2010


and Family Ties
posted by various at 9:54 PM on December 23, 2010


Gnfti, what's your address; I want to send you cookies.
posted by Mom at 7:06 AM on December 25, 2010


Yeah, like I'm falling for that one again. You're just going to sic the collection agencies on me just like last time.

Happy Christmas Mom

*cries*

posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 8:28 PM on December 30, 2010


Yo momma so kerned all her hyperlinks say "dick here".
Yo mama so drop-capped her U's overlappin' her v.
posted by ctmf at 10:39 PM on January 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


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