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(The Verge)   You're about to present the news that will be remembered forever in the history of physics, so what font do you use? Comic Sans, of course   (theverge.com) divider line 20
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2012-07-05 11:37:08 AM  
3 votes:
If you honestly think that the use of Comic Sans lessens the impact of what is being communicated, YOU are what's wrong with this planet. "Style over substance" is a bad thing, not a farking motto for life (or business...I'm looking at you, Apple). A retarded monkey wallowing in its own filth because it isn't smart enough to not shiat everywhere would look at you and think, "Holy crap, what a moron." Trig Palin is going to be more of a contributor to society than you ever will be. Every last one of you should be dropped on an uncharted island somewhere so that you can biatch at each other about a farking font until you starve to death because you're incapable of taking care of yourselves.

Yes, yes, I know. You've taken multiple design courses and, by golly, you know what you're talking about when you wax on about the evils of a farking font. The problem is, in the grand scheme of things Design Students rank just below Marketing people and just above Child Molesters. No one but you and your douche-canoe friends gives a flying fark about fonts. NO ONE.
2012-07-05 09:04:58 AM  
3 votes:
Given that the Higgs boson gives matter its mass, I'd be more concerned with the font's weight than it's type.
2012-07-05 12:49:52 PM  
2 votes:
Only stupid people think the font you use gives some insight into your intelligence. They don't get a chance to feel smarter than other people very often, so they'll take anything.
2012-07-05 12:28:05 PM  
2 votes:
If you can't see content for presentation, it sounds like you're a very weak minded person.

I'm not questioning the research. I've always taken that kind of research and knowledge to be a means to overcome the tendency. We had advertising courses in high school that illustrated how ads are meant to capture your attention and what have you, and the purpose wasn't so we'd like ads, be better at making ads, it was so we'd be aware, and able to mitigate, the effect.

If you see a commercial for something that gets you excited, and you don't immediately stop and start asking questions such as, is this real? How could this be? What limitations could exist that would make the product I buy deviate from how it was just presented to me in a commercial (e.g artificial screen rendering)... then you're an idiot.

Likewise, if you can't appreciate the information about the Higgs Boson because of the font, you're an idiot.

It sounds like we don't need more design being taught in school. It's more critical thinking. Learning design just perpetuates it by treating it as acceptable behaviour. As an intelligent, domesticated primate, you need to be able to discern meaning from written word and comprehend it based on content alone.
2012-07-05 10:12:34 AM  
2 votes:
That's nice. What font did you use when you discovered the God particle? Oh, you didn't? How about one of your other major physics discoveries? None? Okay then.

/stupid people problems
2012-07-05 10:11:42 AM  
2 votes:

Expolaris: I can't blame them, they are engineers, and thought like engineers. My brother (an engineer) didn't really see a problem with the typeface, he was more interested in the data.


They are actually physicists, and presumably they think like physicists. I am an engineer and I was also more interested in the data that the typeface but claiming that engineers are not interested in aesthetics shows the ignorance you have about your brothers profession. Sure we care less about aesthetics then say safety and functionality but they are never completely off of the table.
2012-07-05 10:00:11 AM  
2 votes:
Cosmic Sans?
2012-07-05 05:31:09 PM  
1 votes:

Kome: It's a good way to weed out people who care about style over substance.


How about those of us who care about both?
2012-07-05 03:02:24 PM  
1 votes:
The issue of font doesn't matter to me. But the biatching, the constant, incessant biatching about font, does matter to me. People need to just shutup. It's a font. It's a farking font.
2012-07-05 01:47:56 PM  
1 votes:

Dr Dreidel: As a counter argument, I submit this thread. As I've said, most people have no reaction. The ones that do have a reaction have a negative one. So what's the benefit to using Comic Sans?



The benefit to using it is pissing off the few nutbags that give a shiat. If someone starts raving about comic sans you can pretty much just tune them out after that. It's like a moron litmus test.
2012-07-05 12:52:14 PM  
1 votes:
Powerpoint snobbery generally comes from people who don't know how to do anything useful.
2012-07-05 12:37:16 PM  
1 votes:
So font nazis are just really nerdy fashionistas. Got it.
2012-07-05 12:27:56 PM  
1 votes:

jayhawk88: Psst, font nerds. Gonna let you in on a little secret here.

None of us care. We could give two shiats what font someone or something uses. If something is in a font that is not "appropriate", we may barely register this fact in the back of our mind somewhere, perhaps be a bit turned off, but really it doesn't matter in the slightest.

Here's what I'm really trying to say: YOU HAVE A DISEASE.


They're shallow people who put style over substance. One of the greatest scientific discoveries in history and they can't get past the font. Pathetic.
2012-07-05 12:20:34 PM  
1 votes:
Psst, font nerds. Gonna let you in on a little secret here.

None of us care. We could give two shiats what font someone or something uses. If something is in a font that is not "appropriate", we may barely register this fact in the back of our mind somewhere, perhaps be a bit turned off, but really it doesn't matter in the slightest.

Here's what I'm really trying to say: YOU HAVE A DISEASE.
2012-07-05 12:20:34 PM  
1 votes:
I've heard comic sans is easier for people with learning disabilities to read. Don't know if its true and I don;t care. Font nazis are pathetic. Go outside, get laid, do something!
2012-07-05 11:44:58 AM  
1 votes:
Only a bunch of geeks could be so pedantic as to complain about that font being used to break news like this. It doesn't even look that bad at all.

/These are the same dumbasses crying "But did you see her hideous thumbnail?!" when a gorgeous Hollywood actress poses naked
2012-07-05 11:21:11 AM  
1 votes:

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2012-07-05 10:44:39 AM  
1 votes:
Never understood why people get their panties in a bind so much about a font.
2012-07-05 10:41:41 AM  
1 votes:

rustypouch: Expolaris: I can't blame them, they are engineers, and thought like engineers. My brother (an engineer) didn't really see a problem with the typeface, he was more interested in the data.

Just funny to see how a little detail like this can stop people from taking in how awesome this is.

This is why there are designers, and people who are really good at typography to present this kind of information to the public.

When I see a presentation using comic sans, it makes we wonder if the person using it knows what they are doing. I have a hard time taking them seriously.

If they can't get the basics of public communication right, it reflects poorly on them.

It's like if someone presented while wearing a rainbow wig and clown nose. No matter how good the info, it would be tainted because of the presentation.


People as anal-retentive and straight-laced as you are, essentially, why we as a species generally can't have nice things.

Lighten up, Francis.
2012-07-05 10:04:01 AM  
1 votes:
Give a shiat about what someting says, not what font it is in. They could've written it in their own feces for all I care
 
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