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An assault on my dignity…

Pull quote from this article.

Uncle B and I sat down to write our wills today – no particular reason, we’ve been meaning to do it for ages. We had a real lawyer send us the questionnaire and everything.


I’m not having my last will and testament codified in Comic Bloody Sans.

I’m far from a font snob (boy, I’ve known a few) but Comic Sans is the world’s #1 running font joke. It’s not even a good comic book font. It was created to communicate the words of a cartoon dog from Microsoft Bob. Remember Microsoft Bob?

Also, the document formatting was atrocious. I rejiggered the whole thing and set it in Times New Roman like a normal person.

Now I just have to decide what I want done with my earthly remains…


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: May 11, 2022, 9:31 pm

Well, errrrmmm, you could consider replacing the elephant shit particles in the Dick award paper with, uhm, your, uhm, dust?

But not in my lifetime please 😜

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: May 12, 2022, 1:25 am

When I first went to work for a newspaper, the editor waved a ruler at me and threatened to beat me every time I said font, when I should have said typeface. I am, most sincerely—a snob. And he really would have beaten me if I’d used Comic Sans for any reason.

Comment from BJM
Time: May 12, 2022, 1:41 am

@stoaty…I dunno Comic Sans is kinda perfect for one’s final edit.

I’m so over serif type…although Georgia is a good compromise and is easier to kern than NTR. Currently, I’m using de Groot’s Calibri with Word and his TheMix or Thesis elsewhere.

My cursive sucks so I print personal correspondence and Costello’s Papyrus is similar to my hand printing. So it’s a fallback.

@durned..I think you have a failure of logic.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: May 12, 2022, 1:54 am

I’ve long been an admirer of the late, great B. Kliban’s decorative typeface Barf Bold. It’s a shame that no one has ever digitized it for computer use. It would be ideal for messages to bureaucrats, politicians, and Nigerian princes who say they want to give me a lot of money if only I’d send them a little first.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: May 12, 2022, 10:29 am

@BJM – and possibly on multiple levels! I blame Charles Lutwidge Dodgeson.

Possibly Vladimir Putin 😆

Comment from MrsMGunz
Time: May 12, 2022, 11:48 pm

Um…. discussing rat poison and last will & testament in sequential posts might catch someone’s attention, if you know what I mean.
Also, I already made my dead pool pick, so can you hold off until the next round before any … activity, please?

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