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2012-07-08 01:41:43 PM
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-08 01:48:04 PM
WTF is with Buzzfeed lately? They've been running ridiculous stuff with no particular point, this just being the latest.
 
2012-07-08 01:49:44 PM
This needed a "Hero" tag.
 
2012-07-08 02:11:16 PM

St_Francis_P: WTF is with Buzzfeed lately? They've been running ridiculous stuff with no particular point, this just being the latest.


I always kind of figured Buzzfeed as that site that rips off content from other people and presents it as their own, only with labels this time.

Sort of like Funnyjunk or Ebaumsworld.
 
2012-07-08 02:11:55 PM
BuzzFeed is desperate to break some sort of scandal in order to legitimize their political site. They're throwing everything they have against the wall to get something to stick.
 
2012-07-08 02:15:43 PM

JerseyTim: BuzzFeed is desperate to break some sort of scandal in order to legitimize their political site. They're throwing everything they have against the wall to get something to stick.


In their efforts to be legitimate, they're skating into Onion territory. Even the commenters tore Zeke a new one for this stupid article.
 
2012-07-08 02:20:48 PM

JerseyTim: BuzzFeed is desperate to break some sort of scandal in order to legitimize their political site. They're throwing everything they have against the wall to get something to stick.


They also want to get into the Drudge/Politico "get clicks to gain influence and use influence to drive the news cycle" market. It means they have to breathlessly report on everything as though it's incredibly important.
 
2012-07-08 04:21:29 PM

St_Francis_P: JerseyTim: BuzzFeed is desperate to break some sort of scandal in order to legitimize their political site. They're throwing everything they have against the wall to get something to stick.

In their efforts to be legitimate, they're skating into Onion territory. Even the commenters tore Zeke a new one for this stupid article.


Here's a good example. The Obama campaign has been hitting Romney for having Swiss bank accounts and money in the Cayman Islands and whatnot. BuzzFeed comes back with "Obama Also Made Money Overseas, Paid Foreign Taxes" and includes a bunch of tax returns to make it look all journalism-y.
 
2012-07-08 04:22:40 PM

BSABSVR: JerseyTim: BuzzFeed is desperate to break some sort of scandal in order to legitimize their political site. They're throwing everything they have against the wall to get something to stick.

They also want to get into the Drudge/Politico "get clicks to gain influence and use influence to drive the news cycle" market. It means they have to breathlessly report on everything as though it's incredibly important.


Breitbart is dead. The Daily Mail keeps getting quoted in blogs, so why not get those clickthroughs?
 
2012-07-08 04:40:06 PM
I didn't even know BuzzFeed did any political pieces.
 
2012-07-08 04:59:42 PM

RexTalionis: St_Francis_P: WTF is with Buzzfeed lately? They've been running ridiculous stuff with no particular point, this just being the latest.

I always kind of figured Buzzfeed as that site that rips off content from other people and presents it as their own, only with labels this time.

Sort of like Funnyjunk or Ebaumsworld.


Yeah - this. And they're the best at it, too. Why are they messing with that formula now?
 
2012-07-08 05:26:29 PM
the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.
 
2012-07-08 05:29:06 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.


did you and buzzfeed both get the same batch of bad lemons or something? this article is completely insane. why would you take it seriously?
 
2012-07-08 05:47:04 PM

Weaver95: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

did you and buzzfeed both get the same batch of bad lemons or something? this article is completely insane. why would you take it seriously?


Answered your own question, you did.
 
2012-07-08 05:48:59 PM

Weaver95: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

did you and buzzfeed both get the same batch of bad lemons or something? this article is completely insane. why would you take it seriously?


I commented about the Whitehouse response, not buzzfeed.

they are clueless in that the only way to respond is to resort to a personal attack.

How about "never heard of that font before, next question" ?
 
2012-07-08 05:50:10 PM

tenpoundsofcheese:
stay classy.


HA! This is like Rush Limbaugh telling people to stay thin.
 
2012-07-08 05:53:31 PM
Holy balls, Obama's Press Secretary actually said that. Nice.
 
2012-07-08 05:56:17 PM

BSABSVR: JerseyTim: BuzzFeed is desperate to break some sort of scandal in order to legitimize their political site. They're throwing everything they have against the wall to get something to stick.

They also want to get into the Drudge/Politico "get clicks to gain influence and use influence to drive the news cycle" market. It means they have to breathlessly report on everything as though it's incredibly important.


Ewwww and I clicked on it, now I feel dirty.
 
2012-07-08 05:56:44 PM
THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"
 
2012-07-08 05:58:17 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Holy balls, Obama's Press Secretary actually said that. Nice.


New Press Secretary: John Tortorella.
 
2012-07-08 05:59:13 PM
I chuckled at this one:

s3-ec.buzzfed.com

It's funny because it's true.
 
2012-07-08 06:00:24 PM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Wait, Obama's promoting gambling now?
 
2012-07-08 06:00:35 PM
The Romney campaign, on the other hand, insists on sticking to Terminal.
 
2012-07-08 06:00:43 PM

Weaver95: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

did you and buzzfeed both get the same batch of bad lemons or something? this article is completely insane. why would you take it seriously?


The batch of lemons they got was dry and bad.
 
2012-07-08 06:00:56 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Weaver95: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

did you and buzzfeed both get the same batch of bad lemons or something? this article is completely insane. why would you take it seriously?

I commented about the Whitehouse response, not buzzfeed.

they are clueless in that the only way to respond is to resort to a personal attack.

How about "never heard of that font before, next question" ?


i'm seriously wondering if buzzfeed is drunk AND high. going after the white house based on which font they use in campaign posters!? c'mon man. only a drunken idiot would think that was newsworthy.
 
2012-07-08 06:01:12 PM
They'd probably get more hits from labeling cats than pushing retarded articles like this one. Prob never click a buzzfeed link again, ever. That was even more stupid than most fark trolls
 
2012-07-08 06:02:50 PM

Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"


Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI, MMXII!!"
 
2012-07-08 06:03:32 PM
"...and Hannibal Lector mentioned Chianti, so anyone who drinks red wine is a cannibal; Saddam Hussein's last meal was chicken and rice, so anyone who eats chicken Rice-A-Roni is a dictator; Kim Jong-Il drank Hennessy, so anyone who drinks it obviously supports North Korea; and Hitler was a vegetarian, so, yeah, that's bad, too"
from the comments on buzzfeed... too true
 
2012-07-08 06:03:50 PM
fta Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt emails: "Your GOP operative should have had the courtesy to stay sober before noon, and BuzzFeed should go back to labeling cat slideshows."

fta Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt emails: "Your GOP operative should have had the courtesy to stay sober before noon, and BuzzFeed should go back to labeling cat slideshows."
 
2012-07-08 06:05:00 PM

JerseyTim: BuzzFeed is desperate to break some sort of scandal in order to legitimize their political site. They're throwing everything they have against the wall to get something to stick.


Font-gate?

Yeah, that's not gonna happen.

/Like "fetch".
 
2012-07-08 06:06:09 PM
Currently with the campaign, not the White House.
 
2012-07-08 06:06:57 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: How about "never heard of that font before, next question" ?


And invite more stupid questions? No, thanks.
 
2012-07-08 06:07:54 PM
buzzfeed has always been awful (all their content is stolen from redditt and other sites anyway), but their attempts to be "serious" and "political" have been utterly idiotic.
 
2012-07-08 06:08:37 PM
Did 0bama purposefully send his half martian love child to devour manhattan, or is he so incompetent that he could not prevent it from doing so?

We're just asking questions.
 
2012-07-08 06:12:18 PM
Why would they post the WH response?
Trolling and laughing?
 
2012-07-08 06:13:23 PM

hinten: Why would they post the WH response?
Trolling and laughing?


THE WHITE HOUSE IS AFRAID OF BUZZFEED!
 
2012-07-08 06:13:28 PM
Maybe my conservative mouth-breathing friends will start spouting this lie now instead of writing endless screeds each week about how the Obama campaign slogan "Forward!" is stolen from the Hitler Youth and proves that Obama is a Nazi fascist.
 
2012-07-08 06:14:45 PM
We're whining about fonts now? Seriously, does the GOP have any legitimate points to discuss?

/unless they're using Comic Sans, I don't give a fark
//if they start using Comic Sans, let's start the impeachment proceedings.
 
2012-07-08 06:16:15 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI, MMXII!!"


Ha
 
2012-07-08 06:16:24 PM
www.americanpolitics.com
 
2012-07-08 06:18:13 PM

fusillade762: I chuckled at this one:

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x313]

It's funny because it's true.


Its funny because it goes back at least to 1968.

/thank your local Hogfarmer.

//Hugh Romney 2012!

///young bucks have no clue.
 
2012-07-08 06:19:39 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [www.americanpolitics.com image 403x403]


I was about to say.

Also, the point on the M is much thicker and blunter on the Obama sign.

Also... IT'S A FREAKING TYPEFACE.
 
2012-07-08 06:23:41 PM

fusillade762: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x416]

Wait, Obama's promoting gambling now?


I think the slogan has something to do with having faith that if a business keeps their jobs in America, they'll win big.

There are things the government could do to help with the odds, of course. Tariffs on imported goods, for one.

But for some reason, that's "protectionism," and that's a bad thing. Same reason they stripped the provision from the stimulus saying the cash could only go toward American-made goods and materials.

Years ago, Japan actually subsidized their cars to make them super-cheap to buy in America until they had a foothold and drank our milkshake. But this is 'merca, and we reject the notion that our economy will still be a thing beyond the next quarter.
 
2012-07-08 06:24:00 PM

Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"


And they want your kids to learn algebra,
 
2012-07-08 06:24:00 PM

fusillade762: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x416]

Wait, Obama's promoting gambling now?


Well he wouldn't be the first... TR's Square Deal and FDR's New Deal are poker references.

Bloody William: Also... IT'S A FREAKING TYPEFACE.

 
2012-07-08 06:25:18 PM

HeartBurnKid: We're whining about fonts now? Seriously, does the GOP have any legitimate points to discuss?

/unless they're using Comic Sans, I don't give a fark
//if they start using Comic Sans, let's start the impeachment proceedings.


www.explosm.net

/Hotly obligatory.
 
2012-07-08 06:26:38 PM
I just don't get the Republicans anymore. this is really important to them?
 
2012-07-08 06:27:47 PM

Weaver95: I just don't get the Republicans anymore. this is really important to them?


YOUR FREEDOM ISN'T IMPORTANT?

You commie
 
2012-07-08 06:28:50 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: Holy balls, Obama's Press Secretary actually said that. Nice.


Any evidence that he actually said that other than this article?
encrypted-tbn2.google.com

I really hope he did.
 
2012-07-08 06:28:51 PM
Sounds like a fark excahange
Zeke Miller= ?
Ben LaBolt=?
 
2012-07-08 06:30:36 PM
At least America is spelled correctly.
 
2012-07-08 06:30:51 PM

quatchi: HeartBurnKid: We're whining about fonts now? Seriously, does the GOP have any legitimate points to discuss?

/unless they're using Comic Sans, I don't give a fark
//if they start using Comic Sans, let's start the impeachment proceedings.

[www.explosm.net image 490x480]

/Hotly obligatory.


Image not showing up for me.
 
2012-07-08 06:31:54 PM

spongeboob: Zeke Miller= skinnyhead
Ben LaBolt=Weaver95

?
 
2012-07-08 06:32:06 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.


Go fark yourself

cdn.abovethelaw.com

and

www.darrelplant.com
 
2012-07-08 06:32:24 PM
I don't care about the names of the typefaces, but the choice of typefaces did evoke thoughts of propaganda posters.

Example:

library.thinkquest.org
 
2012-07-08 06:35:36 PM

whatsupchuck: tenpoundsofcheese: How about "never heard of that font before, next question" ?

And invite more stupid questions? No, thanks.


You can't seriously think tenpoundsofstupidity can think all the way through a given sentence.
 
2012-07-08 06:36:20 PM
1054 clicks

Welp, buzzfeed got a pageview out of me and 1053 other idiots. Looks like those jerkbags aren't as stupid as I'd like to believe.
 
2012-07-08 06:36:33 PM

spongeboob: Image not showing up for me.


Crap, it is for me. It's the Cyanide and Happiness cartoon on venting spleen upon sight of the comic sans typeface.
 
2012-07-08 06:38:31 PM

Weaver95: I just don't get the Republicans anymore. this is really important to them?


Fonts. Fonts are very important.
 
2012-07-08 06:38:31 PM

acefox1: Maybe my conservative mouth-breathing friends will start spouting this lie now instead of writing endless screeds each week about how the Obama campaign slogan "Forward!" is stolen from the Hitler Youth and proves that Obama is a Nazi fascist.


I thought the Obama campaign stole it from Penzeys Spices.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-08 06:45:12 PM
Seems more like a failed attempt at humor than a looney conspiracy theory.
 
2012-07-08 06:47:09 PM

MrEricSir: Seems more like a failed attempt at humor than a looney conspiracy theory.


Now that you mention it. Sometimes conservative humor is a bit...awkward.
 
2012-07-08 06:49:03 PM

t3knomanser: Don't Troll Me Bro!: Holy balls, Obama's Press Secretary actually said that. Nice.

Any evidence that he actually said that other than this article?
[encrypted-tbn2.google.com image 201x251]

I really hope he did.


Not that I looked for, but I doubt that Buzzfeed would report that he said something so scathing about them if he hadn't. If they were going to lie they probably wouldn't have made up allegations that someone they sent wasn't able to keep sober until after work was done for the day. Other than that I got nuthin.
 
2012-07-08 06:49:45 PM

St_Francis_P: MrEricSir: Seems more like a failed attempt at humor than a looney conspiracy theory.

Now that you mention it. Sometimes conservative humor is a bit...awkward.


sociopaths aren't known for having very good senses of humor.
 
2012-07-08 06:50:31 PM

fusillade762: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x416]

Wait, Obama's promoting gambling now?


Yep, his new slogan will be "Always bet on black".
 
2012-07-08 06:52:03 PM

ArcadianRefugee: I don't care about the names of the typefaces, but the choice of typefaces did evoke thoughts of propaganda posters.

Example:

[library.thinkquest.org image 340x500]


The combination of those two typefaces was common in American advertising in the 40s and 50s.
 
2012-07-08 06:54:53 PM

fusillade762: I chuckled at this one:

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x313]

It's funny because it's true.


Yep, that's what'll happen if you vote for nobody!

/PICK. ANOTHER. NAME.
//I'd put that on a poster in Revolution Gothic...
 
2012-07-08 06:55:44 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Weaver95: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

did you and buzzfeed both get the same batch of bad lemons or something? this article is completely insane. why would you take it seriously?

I commented about the Whitehouse response, not buzzfeed.

they are clueless in that the only way to respond is to resort to a personal attack.

How about "never heard of that font before, next question" ?


Because "shut up, tenpoundsofcheese, you cock" is more to the point.
 
2012-07-08 06:56:03 PM

Dwight_Yeast: ArcadianRefugee: I don't care about the names of the typefaces, but the choice of typefaces did evoke thoughts of propaganda posters.

Example:

[library.thinkquest.org image 340x500]

The combination of those two typefaces was common in American advertising in the 40s and 50s.


Please. Next you'll be saying nearly all typefaces derive from a few root designs and most can only be differentiated by noting the most minute and specific details that make each one unique. Or that Helvetica nerds don't love Comic Sans.
 
2012-07-08 06:56:36 PM

HeartBurnKid: We're whining about fonts now? Seriously, does the GOP have any legitimate points to discuss?

/unless they're using Comic Sans, I don't give a fark
//if they start using Comic Sans, let's start the impeachment proceedings.


Did you miss the Higgs Boson Comic Sans thread?
Loads of fun....

,,,,,Loads of fun.
 
2012-07-08 07:00:13 PM
Owned.
 
2012-07-08 07:07:48 PM

Dwight_Yeast: ArcadianRefugee: I don't care about the names of the typefaces, but the choice of typefaces did evoke thoughts of propaganda posters.

Example:

[library.thinkquest.org image 340x500]

The combination of those two typefaces was common in American advertising in the 40s and 50s.


Yeah, that's what I was thinking (though my initial thought was only propaganda).

Aside: While surfing around for more such ads (such as...) I came across this gem:

media.crazyleafdesign.com
 
2012-07-08 07:16:27 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI, MMXII!!"


Romans to Jews at the time of Christ: " You write with Hebrew from right to left. But your descendents will write with Roman letters for the next XX centuries"
Jews reply: "Watch what happens in the middle of that XX century"
 
2012-07-08 07:20:55 PM
I see 4 typefaces on that "Betting on America" sign.

I bet one is marxist, one is communist, one is socialist, and one hates America.
 
2012-07-08 07:24:16 PM

violentsalvation: I didn't even know BuzzFeed did any political pieces.


Well, they haven't started yet, so don't worry.
 
2012-07-08 07:28:52 PM

downpaymentblues: I see 4 typefaces on that "Betting on America" sign.

I bet one is marxist, one is communist, one is socialist, and one hates America.


Don't be absurd; they all hate America.
 
2012-07-08 07:37:19 PM

MrEricSir: Seems more like a failed attempt at humor than a looney conspiracy theory.


It's Buzzfeed so it's hard to say. Lately they've been giving Infowars a run for their money in the batshait crazy department.
 
2012-07-08 07:43:12 PM

downpaymentblues: I see 4 typefaces on that "Betting on America" sign.

I bet one is marxist, one is communist, one is socialist, and one hates America.


Yeah, that sign was a little busy. Surprised that lame Mac Font everyone was using back in the day isn't on there as well. You know which one I mean.
 
2012-07-08 07:50:49 PM

Gyrfalcon: Surprised that lame Mac Font everyone was using back in the day isn't on there as well. You know which one I mean.


www.identifont.com

this one?
 
2012-07-08 07:55:36 PM

WhyteRaven74: Gyrfalcon: Surprised that lame Mac Font everyone was using back in the day isn't on there as well. You know which one I mean.

[www.identifont.com image 432x288]

this one?


I believe that font was called "Chicago".
 
2012-07-08 07:55:49 PM

Bloody William: Or that Helvetica nerds don't love Comic Sans.


Hell, some people who use Helvetica don't love it: Helvetica The Movie

And then there's Neutra Face
 
2012-07-08 07:56:37 PM

anfrind: I believe that font was called "Chicago".


Yep it was.
 
2012-07-08 07:57:01 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Bloody William: Or that Helvetica nerds don't love Comic Sans.

Hell, some people who use Helvetica don't love it: Helvetica The Movie

And then there's Neutra Face


Speaking as a brony and other things, font nerds weird me out.
 
2012-07-08 07:57:02 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.


this is a terrible haiku
 
2012-07-08 07:57:40 PM

John Nash: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

this is a terrible haiku


FOREVER!
 
2012-07-08 08:02:47 PM

Bloody William: Speaking as a brony and other things, font nerds weird me out.


I'm a documentary nerd, which is what lead me to watch Helvetica; it's quite good, and if you know nothing about typefaces, you'll find yourself seeing Helvetica EVERYWHERE after you watch it.

As for Neutra Face, it's something of a cliche in gentrifying parts of my city; people renovate row houses and slap a new set of house numbers on the front in Neutra because it looks "Modern".
 
2012-07-08 08:05:41 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Bloody William: Speaking as a brony and other things, font nerds weird me out.

I'm a documentary nerd, which is what lead me to watch Helvetica; it's quite good, and if you know nothing about typefaces, you'll find yourself seeing Helvetica EVERYWHERE after you watch it.

As for Neutra Face, it's something of a cliche in gentrifying parts of my city; people renovate row houses and slap a new set of house numbers on the front in Neutra because it looks "Modern".


What's the font for shiatty hipster bars/restaurants who always name their places in all lowercase? Sometimes framed in brackets, or with one of the letters colored?
 
2012-07-08 08:06:29 PM

John Nash: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

this is a terrible haiku


It makes bald eagles cry.
 
2012-07-08 08:07:57 PM
The design nerd in me really wants "uses an ugly typeface" to become a legitimate attack on a political candidate...

Why isn't Gotham good enough for you any more, Obama? It's too ubiquitous now? Conan O'Brien's I'm with Coco posters made it too much his own? Okay, I can see that. But why a mix of retro fonts? So embarrassing.
 
2012-07-08 08:21:44 PM

Bloody William: John Nash: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

this is a terrible haiku

FOREVER!


s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-07-08 08:24:58 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.


tenpoundsofcheese. Stupid. Typical.
 
2012-07-08 08:25:33 PM
Okay funny, I guess. But why are they even reading Buzzfeed?
 
2012-07-08 08:28:35 PM

downpaymentblues: I see 4 typefaces on that "Betting on America" sign.

I bet one is marxist, one is communist, one is socialist, and one hates America.


You said "liberal" four times.
 
2012-07-08 08:31:07 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI110 , MMXII11111011100!!"


FTFY
 
2012-07-08 08:36:28 PM

acefox1: Maybe my conservative mouth-breathing friends will start spouting this lie now instead of writing endless screeds each week about how the Obama campaign slogan "Forward!" is stolen from the Hitler Youth and proves that Obama is a Nazi fascist.


It's Wisconsin's state motto. It's even on their flag.

www.50states.com
 
2012-07-08 08:42:19 PM

Bloody William: font nerds weird me out.


It's not so much that they're font nerds as they are font snobs, and they tend to be worse than audiophiles and wine snobs.
 
2012-07-08 08:48:24 PM
i78.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-08 08:48:36 PM

enry: Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI110 , MMXII11111011100!!"

FTFY


Binary. Yes. Better.
 
2012-07-08 08:55:08 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [www.americanpolitics.com image 403x403]


And we're done. Manufactured controversy fizzles out because, of course, it's utter shash.
 
2012-07-08 08:55:41 PM
Not listed on the best typefaces of 2011

/ personally I'm fond of Neue Haas Grotesk
 
2012-07-08 08:59:13 PM

Truncks1: They'd probably get more hits from labeling cats than pushing retarded articles like this one. Prob never click a buzzfeed link again, ever. That was even more stupid than most fark trolls

3969 clicks; posted to Politics » on 08 Jul 2012 at 5:51 PM

 
2012-07-08 09:02:48 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

img.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-08 09:05:16 PM

Lionel Mandrake: enry: Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI110 , MMXII11111011100!!"

FTFY

Binary. Yes. Better.


Doing there. I. See.
 
2012-07-08 09:06:00 PM
Ah, so 10poundsofche4ese had a bit of Buzzfeed's lemons. Guess they had a party.
 
2012-07-08 09:07:26 PM

Weaver95: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

did you and buzzfeed both get the same batch of bad lemons or something? this article is completely insane. why would you take it seriously?


That last lemon party tenpoundsofderp hosted was a real letdown. What would you do?
 
2012-07-08 09:09:59 PM

fusillade762: I chuckled at this one:

[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x313]

It's funny because it's true.


s3-ec.buzzfed.com

Hmm....

stavely.org
 
2012-07-08 09:22:23 PM
images.wikia.com

ts4.mm.bing.net

encrypted-tbn3.google.com
 
2012-07-08 09:34:04 PM
Your ironic, kitschy tee-shirts are dumb.
 
2012-07-08 09:43:17 PM

enry: acefox1: Maybe my conservative mouth-breathing friends will start spouting this lie now instead of writing endless screeds each week about how the Obama campaign slogan "Forward!" is stolen from the Hitler Youth and proves that Obama is a Nazi fascist.

It's Wisconsin's state motto. It's even on their flag.

[www.50states.com image 256x256]


Damn Obama and his cursed Time Machine!
 
2012-07-08 09:53:18 PM

Lionel Mandrake: enry: Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI110 , MMXII11111011100!!"

FTFY

Binary. Yes. Better.


Nope, because binary is the language of the Homo Devil's Machine.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-08 09:54:07 PM

WhyteRaven74: anfrind: I believe that font was called "Chicago".

Yep it was.


Chicago made a comeback on the first iPod, which like the original Macintosh had a monochrome display. 12-point bitmapped Chicago is designed to be legible with every other pixel removed so menu items could be "grayed out".
 
2012-07-08 09:55:05 PM
flapsblog.com

WALKER IS A COMMIE!
 
2012-07-08 10:02:12 PM

anfrind: Lionel Mandrake: enry: Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI110 , MMXII11111011100!!"

FTFY

Binary. Yes. Better.

Nope, because binary is the language of the Homo Devil's Machine.

[i.imgur.com image 525x660]


please tell me that sign is photoshopped....
 
2012-07-08 10:06:34 PM
At least the Obama camp had the decency to spell America correctly. I like the font. All the letters are just the right height.

Words. Printed. Comic Sans.
 
2012-07-08 10:08:27 PM

Weaver95: anfrind: Lionel Mandrake: enry: Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI110 , MMXII11111011100!!"

FTFY

Binary. Yes. Better.

Nope, because binary is the language of the Homo Devil's Machine.

[i.imgur.com image 525x660]

please tell me that sign is photoshopped....


It's not photoshoped but take heart. It's also not serious.

Look at the other flag the lady's holding-The sign is satire.
 
2012-07-08 10:11:17 PM

Weaver95: anfrind: Lionel Mandrake: enry: Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI110 , MMXII11111011100!!"

FTFY

Binary. Yes. Better.

Nope, because binary is the language of the Homo Devil's Machine.

[i.imgur.com image 525x660]

please tell me that sign is photoshopped....


It's actually a case of Poe's Law. It's mocking the usual signs you see. They are in support of Gay Marriage as noted by their buttons. To quote Reedit "the SJC being the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts which found in favor of gay marriage."
 
2012-07-08 10:18:22 PM
Awesome respnse, though I have a feeling they will change it asap. That's how Obama rolls.
 
2012-07-08 10:42:19 PM
Looks like diner script to me. In Havana
 
2012-07-08 10:43:12 PM

St_Francis_P: JerseyTim: BuzzFeed is desperate to break some sort of scandal in order to legitimize their political site. They're throwing everything they have against the wall to get something to stick.

In their efforts to be legitimate, they're skating into Onion territory. Even the commenters tore Zeke a new one for this stupid article.


Zeke is a terrible reporter. He seems to just pass on every single "fact" he gets from a party operative, with no filter at all. He has a definite GOP slant too.
 
2012-07-08 10:48:26 PM

coco ebert: Awesome respnse, though I have a feeling they will change it asap. That's how Obama rolls.


I disagree. An awesome response should've been no response at all. I'd like to think no one at the WH even knows what Buzzfeed is.
 
2012-07-08 10:53:07 PM

skullkrusher: Looks like diner script to me. In Havana


you spend a lot of time in Havana do you? that's very interesting.
 
2012-07-08 10:57:29 PM

oldweevil: Because "shut up, tenpoundsofcheese, you cock" is more to the point.


ṡhυτ υρ τεṉρøυṉḋṡøƒсhεεṡε, ÿøυ сøсќ

Don't you think this deserves a better fonting?
 
2012-07-08 11:07:07 PM

Peter von Nostrand: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

Go fark yourself

[cdn.abovethelaw.com image 429x378]

and

[www.darrelplant.com image 308x240]


You should have used the image of Bush wiping his glasses on some lady's dress without her knowledge when he was on the Letterman show. That one's a classic.
 
2012-07-08 11:07:10 PM

Weaver95: skullkrusher: Looks like diner script to me. In Havana

you spend a lot of time in Havana do you? that's very interesting.


I wish.
 
2012-07-08 11:08:27 PM

sendtodave: images.wikia.com

ts4.mm.bing.net

encrypted-tbn3.google.com


Yeah. From "hope/change" to "gamble the country away making my rich buddies richer"

sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net

/dave's not here, man! come back later!
 
2012-07-08 11:15:50 PM

WhyteRaven74: Bloody William: font nerds weird me out.

It's not so much that they're font nerds as they are font snobs, and they tend to be worse than audiophiles and wine snobs.


Hey, it's an interesting subject, is all.

And for some reason typefaces have an unusual power to trigger pet peeves when they're a.) a little too distinctive and b.) used too much. LIKE FRIGGIN' MISTRAL, WHICH I NEVER WANT TO SEE USED EVER AGAIN.
 
2012-07-08 11:30:46 PM

phaseolus: WhyteRaven74: Bloody William: font nerds weird me out.

It's not so much that they're font nerds as they are font snobs, and they tend to be worse than audiophiles and wine snobs.

Hey, it's an interesting subject, is all.

And for some reason typefaces have an unusual power to trigger pet peeves when they're a.) a little too distinctive and b.) used too much. LIKE FRIGGIN' MISTRAL, WHICH I NEVER WANT TO SEE USED EVER AGAIN.


Fark Mistral. Papyrus needs to be banned. All materials printed in Papyrus need to be destroyed. The creator of Papyrus, and anyone who thought it was a good idea, need to be neuralized to somewhere in their infancy, so they can be safely retaught at a Papyrus-free facility.

I'm not fond of Papyrus.
 
2012-07-08 11:31:07 PM

Weaver95: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

did you and buzzfeed both get the same batch of bad lemons or something? this article is completely insane. why would you take it seriously?


ODS
 
2012-07-08 11:31:16 PM
Heh, somebody needs to make a death metal Obama logo.

www.freezerclown.com
 
2012-07-08 11:33:53 PM

hinten: Why would they post the WH response?
Trolling and laughing?


they're very edgy over at buzzfeed
 
2012-07-08 11:35:15 PM

anfrind: Lionel Mandrake: enry: Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI110 , MMXII11111011100!!"

FTFY

Binary. Yes. Better.

Nope, because binary is the language of the Homo Devil's Machine.

[i.imgur.com image 525x660]


That's awesome. Her sign even has a web address on it.
 
2012-07-08 11:42:41 PM

John Nash: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

this is a terrible haiku


Zerobama is
Going to destroy us all
Refrigerator
 
2012-07-08 11:52:27 PM
As a designer who doesn't get involved in type nerdgasms, all I can say is that it looks like the same typeface that's on assloads of vintage US postcards. I kind of wonder if this is a lame attempt by the GOP to reach out to hipsters... as though some twit is going to cream his girl jeans because "OMG! REPUBLICANS CARE ABOUT THE SAME TRIVIAL CRAP THAT I DO!".
 
2012-07-08 11:56:30 PM

Macthulhu: As a designer who doesn't get involved in type nerdgasms, all I can say is that it looks like the same typeface that's on assloads of vintage US postcards. I kind of wonder if this is a lame attempt by the GOP to reach out to hipsters... as though some twit is going to cream his girl jeans because "OMG! REPUBLICANS CARE ABOUT THE SAME TRIVIAL CRAP THAT I DO!".


If so, that's a terrible strategy - hipsters use & consume such things ironically. The GOP, by assuming the mantle of "taking such things seriously," would be, quite actually, cringe-worthy by those very hipsters. In other words, surprisingly, the GOP would once again miss the cultural boat.
 
2012-07-09 12:20:02 AM
a. The White House response was perfectly appropriate and very funny.
b. Kudos to BuzzFeed for publishing the White House response.
 
2012-07-09 12:42:26 AM

tenpoundsofcheese: Weaver95: tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.

did you and buzzfeed both get the same batch of bad lemons or something? this article is completely insane. why would you take it seriously?

I commented about the Whitehouse response, not buzzfeed.

they are clueless in that the only way to respond is to resort to a personal attack.

How about "never heard of that font before, next question" ?


Right, you'd be perfectly satisfied with an Obama staffer telling the public a lie.

Go on, pull the other one.
 
2012-07-09 12:42:48 AM
How Buzzfeed rips off the internet and gives no credit to anyone:

http://www.onthemedia.org/2012/jul/06/borrowing-secret-buzzfeeds-succ e ss/
 
2012-07-09 01:09:08 AM

Lionel Mandrake: enry: Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI110 , MMXII11111011100!!"

FTFY

Binary. Yes. Better.


Zeroes are an Arabic invention. Maybe try Morse Code?
 
2012-07-09 01:50:35 AM

Gyrfalcon: Lionel Mandrake: enry: Lionel Mandrake: Somacandra: THIS JUST IN: "THE WHITE HOUSE ADMITS IT USES NUMBERS DERIVED FROM ARABIC, THE TERRORIST LANGUAGE"

Romney Spokesman: "Vote for real change November VI110 , MMXII11111011100!!"

FTFY

Binary. Yes. Better.

Zeroes are an Arabic invention. Maybe try Morse Code?


I'm sticking with that base 6 crap, just to be safe.
 
2012-07-09 01:54:30 AM

fusillade762: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x416]

Wait, Obama's promoting gambling now?


Well, he does promote wallstreet
 
2012-07-09 02:45:05 AM

loonatic112358: fusillade762: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x416]

Wait, Obama's promoting gambling now?

Well, he does promote wallstreet


What gambling? They win, they collect. They lose, they get bailed out. They don't get bailed out, they threaten until they do. They're like Joe Pesci in "Casino."
 
2012-07-09 03:38:03 AM
The font. Wow. Revelatory.

Like the body language experts on Fox.
 
2012-07-09 03:44:37 AM

Sgt Otter: loonatic112358: fusillade762: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x416]

Wait, Obama's promoting gambling now?

Well, he does promote wallstreet

What gambling? They win, they collect. They lose, they get bailed out. They don't get bailed out, they threaten until they do. They're like Joe Pesci in "Casino."


Yup. Privatize the profit, socialize the risk.
 
2012-07-09 07:00:28 AM

fusillade762: I chuckled at this one:



It's funny because it's true.


I love this one.
 
2012-07-09 09:13:24 AM
VOTE RON PAUL
 
2012-07-09 09:18:31 AM
Trebuchet all the way.
 
2012-07-09 12:34:45 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: the whitehouse is again clueless.
so they have to resort to personal attacks.
stay classy.


Your haiku sucks.

This one is much better:
www.motifake.com
 
2012-07-09 01:46:19 PM
OMG. He used a font that was once used for something bad. Quick, vote Republican.
 
2012-07-09 03:24:00 PM
As a designer, I can honestly say that I give not a single fark about the epistemology of the type I use. It looks fine. The only reason anyone even noticed it is because it's not done in Arial or Helvetica.
 
2012-07-09 04:24:19 PM
Ironically this link was at the bottom of the page

The 25 Most Awkward Cat Sleeping Positions
 
2012-07-10 11:50:37 AM

WhyteRaven74: Bloody William: font nerds weird me out.

It's not so much that they're font nerds as they are font snobs, and they tend to be worse than audiophiles and wine snobs.


I think that's going a bit too far. Font nerds argue over tiny, but demonstrable differences between fonts. Audiophiles pay hundreds of dollars extra for fancy cables which make absolutely no scientifically measurable difference to the propagation of any human-audible frequency, and think you should too.
 
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