Comic Sans Strikes Back!
Those nerds amongst us have a certain passion for fonts. Like, for instance, it bothers me that I'm typing this in Times New Roman, though I'm comforted by the fact that my blog actually presents it in a much more pleasing font.
There's a pretty decent documentary about the Helvetica font out there, and I'm the kind of person who has watched it, so that's more information about who you are dealing with.
And any font fanatic will tell you, Comic Sans sucks. I don't loathe it like most folks, but I certainly don't use it. As with most things, McSweeney's has the best take on the subject in a piece called, "I'm Comic Sans, Asshole" -- oh, and like many McSweeney's pieces, its got some NSFW language:
When people need to kick back, have fun, and party, I will be there, unlike your pathetic fonts. While Gotham is at the science fair, I'm banging the prom queen behind the woodshop. While Avenir is practicing the clarinet, I'm shredding "Reign In Blood" on my double-necked Stratocaster. While Univers is refilling his allergy prescriptions, I'm racing my tricked-out, nitrous-laden Honda Civic against Tokyo gangsters who'll kill me if I don't cross the finish line first. I am a sans serif Superman and my only kryptonite is pretentious buzzkills like you.Read the whole thing here.
It doesn't even matter what you think. You know why, jagoff? Cause I'm famous. I am on every major operating system since Microsoft fucking Bob. I'm in your signs. I'm in your browsers. I'm in your instant messengers. I'm not just a font. I am a force of motherfucking nature and I will not rest until every uptight armchair typographer cock-hat like you is surrounded by my lovable, comic-book inspired, sans-serif badassery.