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Comic Sans is only the greatest font EVAR! OMG!

DO IT FGT

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Histories of teh Comic Sans

Comic Sans was made by Vincent Connare in 1994 for Microsoft BOB. He based it off the two winnest comics ever: Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns. He later said it was never meant to actually be used for anything and was pretty much a joke.

Ban Comic Sans, or, HATERS!!!1

Anti-Comic Sans propaganda.
Google does not liek teh Comic Sans.
 
 
Like the tone of a spoken voice, the characteristics of a typeface convey meaning. The design of the typeface is, in itself, its voice. Often this voice speaks louder than the text itself. Thus when designing a “Do Not Enter” sign the use of a heavy-stroked, attention-commanding font such as Impact or Arial Black is appropriate. Typesetting such a message in Comic Sans would be ludicrous. Though this is sort of misuse is frequent, it is unjustified. Clearly, Comic Sans as a voice conveys silliness, childish naivete, irreverence, and is far too casual for such a purpose. It is analogous to showing up for a black tie event in a clown costume.
 

 

—Some butthurt graphic design nerds h8ing on teh Comic Sans. Sauce

In Autumn 1999, some hating losers not cool enough for teh Comic Sans decided to build an Internet Hate Machine to take out teh greatest font evar. The Ban Comic Sans movement claims that the font looks awful, gets overused on everything, and is otherwise just poop. WUT DO U MEAN? COMIC SANS IS AWESOME!

Since that time, lots of mindless sheep have started subscribing to teh Comic Sans hate. KNOCK IT OFF GUYZ THIS FONT RULZ!

Gallery of HATE About missing Pics

Things 2 use teh Comic Sans 4

EVERYTHING!
EVERYTHING!
EVERYTHING!
EVERYTHING!
EVERYTHING!
EVERYTHING!
EVERYTHING!

NO RLY WUT?

Would you believe this company is worth 6 billion dollars, but couldn't spend 10 bucks on a font collection CD? I DO!

Teh Comic Sans is great for:

  • Your college thesis.
  • Wanted signs.
  • Medical reports.
  • Books about the Holocaust.
  • Al'Qaeda threats.
  • EVERYTHING!

Awesome people who use teh Comic Sans

  • The company that makes Beanie Babies. OMG so cool!
  • 16 year old girls
  • 13 year old boys
  • AOL users.
  • Middle aged women that think it makes them look whimsical (protip: IT DOES!!!).
  • School teachers trying to make that 30 page paper on Moby Dick fun and exciting. Sure, you might do something you'd regret if it's in Helvetica, but Comic Sans? Sign us up!
  • Peter Principle-afflicted management at small companies that also ask their website developers for flashing backgrounds, embedded MIDIs, and to start off with an awesome poem the five year old son of the CEO wrote in Kindergarten. All very good ideas!
  • Your average sub-corporation organization. Campus newsletter? Comic Sans! Local theater putting on a play? Comic Sans! Vietnam veteran memorial being set up for this weekend? COMIC SANS OMG!
  • Satirical websites making fun of the childishness, inappropriateness, and sheer oversaturation of this font, but they're just haters!

Comic Sans Monologue

 
 
I'm Comic Sans, Asshole.
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 your 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. People love me. Why? Because I'm fun. I'm the life of the party. I bring levity to any situation. Need to soften the blow of a harsh message about restroom etiquette? SLAM. There I am. Need to spice up the directions to your graduation party? WHAM. There again. Need to convey your fun-loving, approachable nature on your business' website? SMACK. Like daffodils in motherfucking spring. When people need to kick back, have fun, and party, I will be there, unlike your pathetic fonts. While Gotham is at the science fair, I'm banging the prom queen behind the woodshop. While Avenir is practicing the clarinet, I'm shredding "Reign In Blood" on my double-necked Stratocaster. While Univers is refilling his allergy prescriptions, I'm racing my tricked-out, nitrous-laden Honda Civic against Tokyo gangsters who'll kill me if I don't cross the finish line first. I am a sans serif Superman and my only kryptonite is pretentious buzzkills like you. It doesn't even matter what you think. You know why, jagoff? Cause I'm famous. I am on every major operating system since Microsoft fucking Bob. I'm in your signs. I'm in your browsers. I'm in your instant messengers. I'm not just a font. I am a force of motherfucking nature and I will not rest until every uptight armchair typographer cock-hat like you is surrounded by my lovable, comic-book inspired, sans-serif badassery. Enough of this bullshit. I'm gonna go get hammered with Papyrus.

 

 

—Mike Lacher - www.mcsweeneys.net

Examples of teh Comic Sans

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Old memes made new by teh Comic Sans

As you have just read, Comic Sans makes EVERYTHING awesome! Watch!

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