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6 days ago  
ℑt's not ₐ bad 🅸🅳🅴🅰 oʇ be able oʇ Ćhόo丂E ⧫♒♏ ░m░o░s░t░ ɾҽαԃαႦʅҽ or EᑎᒍOYᗰEᑎT -eℕℍaηCiᑎǤg font. And ιT'Ŝ alW卂Ⓨร 【g】【o】【o】【d】 oʇ ђavE 🍪pti💞ns ♥r♥i♥g♥h♥t♥?
 
6 days ago  

ElPrimitivo: ℑt's not ₐ bad 🅸🅳🅴🅰 oʇ be able oʇ Ćhόo丂E ⧫♒♏ ░m░o░s░t░ ɾҽαԃαႦʅҽ or EᑎᒍOYᗰEᑎT -eℕℍaηCiᑎǤg font. And ιT'Ŝ alW卂Ⓨร 【g】【o】【o】【d】 oʇ ђavE 🍪pti💞ns ♥r♥i♥g♥h♥t♥?


Comic sans is genuinely one of the most readable fonts for dyslexics, and is particularly readable for people at the younger and older extremes of the age spectrum (whose encounters with written text are more likely to be through handwriting). It's a good font and it makes sense to include as a subtitle option, particularly for a service whose chief selling points are "we have all the stuff kids like" and "we have a back catalogue going all the way into the 1930s."

/Comic Sans hate is based in tribal resentment of older and less-techy people in the workplace

//They haven't learned the arbitrary typographical conventions, so when they think "what's a good font to put on this" they pick the one that looks like how they would write it out by hand, because they see handwriting as the most basic type of writing

///Comic sans hate is like hating people who wear the wrong shoes to a party or use the wrong fork at dinner or mispronounce a fancy word. It's just tribal anger at the people who don't know the shibboleths that signify in-group membership
 
6 days ago  
Nooooooooo!

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6 days ago  

pkjun: ElPrimitivo: ℑt's not ₐ bad 🅸🅳🅴🅰 oʇ be able oʇ Ćhόo丂E ⧫♒♏ ░m░o░s░t░ ɾҽαԃαႦʅҽ or EᑎᒍOYᗰEᑎT -eℕℍaηCiᑎǤg font. And ιT'Ŝ alW卂Ⓨร 【g】【o】【o】【d】 oʇ ђavE 🍪pti💞ns ♥r♥i♥g♥h♥t♥?

Comic sans is genuinely one of the most readable fonts for dyslexics, and is particularly readable for people at the younger and older extremes of the age spectrum (whose encounters with written text are more likely to be through handwriting). It's a good font and it makes sense to include as a subtitle option, particularly for a service whose chief selling points are "we have all the stuff kids like" and "we have a back catalogue going all the way into the 1930s."

/Comic Sans hate is based in tribal resentment of older and less-techy people in the workplace

//They haven't learned the arbitrary typographical conventions, so when they think "what's a good font to put on this" they pick the one that looks like how they would write it out by hand, because they see handwriting as the most basic type of writing

///Comic sans hate is like hating people who wear the wrong shoes to a party or use the wrong fork at dinner or mispronounce a fancy word. It's just tribal anger at the people who don't know the shibboleths that signify in-group membership


but do they offer subtitles in Broadway?

/on mobile so cant change the font easily
 
6 days ago  

pkjun: ElPrimitivo: ℑt's not ₐ bad 🅸🅳🅴🅰 oʇ be able oʇ Ćhόo丂E ⧫♒♏ ░m░o░s░t░ ɾҽαԃαႦʅҽ or EᑎᒍOYᗰEᑎT -eℕℍaηCiᑎǤg font. And ιT'Ŝ alW卂Ⓨร 【g】【o】【o】【d】 oʇ ђavE 🍪pti💞ns ♥r♥i♥g♥h♥t♥?

Comic sans is genuinely one of the most readable fonts for dyslexics, and is particularly readable for people at the younger and older extremes of the age spectrum (whose encounters with written text are more likely to be through handwriting). It's a good font and it makes sense to include as a subtitle option, particularly for a service whose chief selling points are "we have all the stuff kids like" and "we have a back catalogue going all the way into the 1930s."

/Comic Sans hate is based in tribal resentment of older and less-techy people in the workplace

//They haven't learned the arbitrary typographical conventions, so when they think "what's a good font to put on this" they pick the one that looks like how they would write it out by hand, because they see handwriting as the most basic type of writing

///Comic sans hate is like hating people who wear the wrong shoes to a party or use the wrong fork at dinner or mispronounce a fancy word. It's just tribal anger at the people who don't know the shibboleths that signify in-group membership


Comic sans hate stems from seeing it overused in the wrong context. But subtitles for a kids show is actually a justifiable context.
 
6 days ago  
How about fixing The Simpsons first?  That was supposed to be done by the end of this month.
 
6 days ago  
I can't help but wonder if the irrational hate brigade against comic sans is a form of intellectual elitism.

Comic sans is easy to read. Why is something being easy to read bad? The easier it is to read, the more people who can read it.

For fork's sake, the internet was supposed to be all about the sharing of information. Why the helps does anybody want to make that harder?

And I say it's irrational because I can't find a rational reason for it. I used comic sans as my don't of choice for years, and then boom, seemingly overnight it became the cool thing to hate and there were a bunch of head up ass articles about how it's a plague upon mankind and anyone who uses it should be tortured to death.  But they never explained why. It's just always assumed to be self evident and taken as a given by the haters. It's awful because it is because they say so.

Well I never got the memo.
 
6 days ago  
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Boy I miss Achewood.
 
6 days ago  
pkjun:
///Comic sans hate is like hating people who wear the wrong shoes to a party or use the wrong fork at dinner or mispronounce a fancy word. It's just tribal anger at the people who don't know the shibboleths that signify in-group membership

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6 days ago  
There's always a time and place for comic sans.

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6 days ago  

pkjun: ElPrimitivo: ℑt's not ₐ bad 🅸🅳🅴🅰 oʇ be able oʇ Ćhόo丂E ⧫♒♏ ░m░o░s░t░ ɾҽαԃαႦʅҽ or EᑎᒍOYᗰEᑎT -eℕℍaηCiᑎǤg font. And ιT'Ŝ alW卂Ⓨร 【g】【o】【o】【d】 oʇ ђavE 🍪pti💞ns ♥r♥i♥g♥h♥t♥?

Comic sans is genuinely one of the most readable fonts for dyslexics, and is particularly readable for people at the younger and older extremes of the age spectrum (whose encounters with written text are more likely to be through handwriting). It's a good font and it makes sense to include as a subtitle option, particularly for a service whose chief selling points are "we have all the stuff kids like" and "we have a back catalogue going all the way into the 1930s."

/Comic Sans hate is based in tribal resentment of older and less-techy people in the workplace

//They haven't learned the arbitrary typographical conventions, so when they think "what's a good font to put on this" they pick the one that looks like how they would write it out by hand, because they see handwriting as the most basic type of writing

///Comic sans hate is like hating people who wear the wrong shoes to a party or use the wrong fork at dinner or mispronounce a fancy word. It's just tribal anger at the people who don't know the shibboleths that signify in-group membership


Of all the unpopular opinions you possess, this may be the one to get you slaughtered

/doesn't mind comic sans
//the Hate feels like the posturing about how "creepy" clowns are
 
6 days ago  

NeoCortex42: How about fixing The Simpsons first?  That was supposed to be done by the end of this month.


They're still busy scanning their VHS copies into the streaming server.
 
6 days ago  
Shh. We've secretly substituted their comic sans for FontAwesome as a typeface. Let's see if anyone ▼●◘♀♂♠♥♣s
 
6 days ago  
Eh. I don't like Comic Sans myself, but it has it's uses. People are free to display my posts in whatever font works for them.

/Times New Roman for me
//Though anything legible works
///Except monospace fonts, those annoy me
 
6 days ago  
Papyrus - SNL
Youtube jVhlJNJopOQ
 
6 days ago  
I hate comic sans. It's a malformed abomination. The stick figure of fonts. Just my thoughts. Call me elitist if you need to. Maybe i am. I get paid to choose fonts.

It's a gross font to look at. My kids are in elementary school. So much comic sans. But we do now have bigger fish to fry than Karen feeling "creative and fun" in Word.
 
6 days ago  

cyberspacedout: Nooooooooo!

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FTFY

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6 days ago  
Who the hell cares?

Literally one of the stupidest things on planet earth to get upset about in any way.
 
6 days ago  
And now I'm convinced that Disney is truly evil.
 
5 days ago  
I've never understood people's obsession with fonts.
 
5 days ago  

pkjun: /Comic Sans hate is based in tribal resentment of older and less-techy people in the workplace


you're kidding right?
 
5 days ago  

LaChanz: I've never understood people's obsession with fonts.


I have
 
5 days ago  

LaChanz: I've never understood people's obsession with fonts.


Pretty simple. Pick which one looks better.
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5 days ago  

browntimmy: LaChanz: I've never understood people's obsession with fonts.

Pretty simple. Pick which one looks better.
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I get that. It's about picking the right one for your application. I just mean that some people are OBSESSED by fonts. I mean, I've spent an hour or so trying to decide which is the best for me but I'm not bothered by other peoples poor choices.
 
4 days ago  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: pkjun: /Comic Sans hate is based in tribal resentment of older and less-techy people in the workplace

you're kidding right?


No, not at all. When people expound on why they hate Comic Sans, they invariably start complaining about "Karen" or "Mabel"if they dislike older women in the workplace -- or perhaps "Ashleigh", if they dislike younger people fresh out of university -- or "Shaniqua" if they're a bit racist -- or some other avatar of The One They Don't Like, Who Doesn't Know How Things Are Meant To Be Done, The Way I Learned To Do Them, and they then complain that this Platonic ideal of an unwelcome coworker has used this font in a situation where it totally breaks the unwritten social conventions of which fonts are for which purposes.

The core resentment isn't in the fact that an arbitrary letter shape doesn't match the conventional social-situational use of that shape. The resentment is in the fact that Karen, Ashleigh and Shaniqua don't follow the conventions.
 
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