VSauce Argues In Defense of Comic Sans (But I Don't Buy It)

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You have to love a video that declares: "On twitter, the only thing more complained about than Justin Bieber, and less frequently than airlines, is Comic Sans."

In one of my most popular posts of 2011, I introduced you to the site Ban Comic Sans, which aims to end the overly-prevalent use of Comic Sans.

VSauce takes a detailed look at the origins of our collective hate for this "silly" font, the evolution of typefaces and the inappropriate applications. Like on building signs and tombstones.

The video is full of nuggets of trivia like: the word "font" comes from the French word "fondue" which was used to describe the process of creating typesetting letters from molten metal.

VSauce actually blames us — US! — for Comic Sans abuses. In fact, this video goes so far as to claim that typeface afficionados might actually be threatened by the font! Outrageous!

You know who I blame? MICROSOFT! They are the ones responsible for the plague that is Comic Sans: when, back in 1994, Melinda Gates requested that a designer develop a "fun" font for the obnoxious Microsoft Office helper animations.

I always knew there was something I didn't like about Microsoft.

Anyway, take a look and let me know if you agree with VSauce, that we are to blame, or me, that we should unleash our wrath upon The Gates' for this pox they have wrought upon us!!

Oh, and yes, I just couldn't help myself but to post this entire thing in Comic Sans. You're welcome :)

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