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Re: Parental NoticesThanks to Twitter for help!
To whom it may concern:

I am writing to you today as a concerned member of the community. For years the school has been using the typeface Comic Sans MS (more commonly known as just Comic Sans) for printed parent notices, report card envelopes, etc. It is completely unacceptable for a professional organization, especially a school, to be using such a typeface in ANY situation; informal or not.

Comic Sans was based on fonts used in early 90s comic books, and was never designed to be used for print. The look of Comic Sans itself is profoundly unprofessional and difficult to read. Using the typefaces portrays the school as an unprofessional educational institution, as well as making it look as if you do not take these notices and letters seriously. This is also teaching children that the use of this typeface is acceptable when writing formal notices and/or letters, which it is not. However, the administrative staff at the school continue to use it.

One could argue that there has been a LIMITED amount of research done, which suggests that the Comic Sans typeface’s difficult to read design actually helps children read and comprehend information. The majority of documents that the school is printing in Comic Sans are intended for parents, not the children themselves.

I strongly feel that this issue can be corrected quickly and with minimal effort. I would also suggest some standard, more professional looking typefaces. Some examples are Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri, or even Helvetica.

This is a publicly funded educational institution, not a lemonade stand on the side of a street.

I would appreciate it if a member of the administration could get back to me regarding this issue at their earliest convenience.


Mike Kroon
2 years ago  |  Comments (28)  |  + 74 Cool
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Tegdif fidgeT
#1  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 10 Cool
Victolic Drewcifer
You're Welcome
#2  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
You go, girl.
#3  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 19 Funny
I picked the name for it :D

I still feel that you should have used "fuss" instead of "effort"

Post edited 11/30/12 11:42PM
#4  Posted 2 years ago  |  - 2 Flamebait
I helped correct his tweets earlier.
#5  Posted 2 years ago  |  - 1 Lame
Fight the power!
#6  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 0 Funny
I love you Mike... But maybe it's time to lure a female back to Midnight Mike's lair or something.

Post edited 11/30/12 11:46PM
#7  Posted 2 years ago  |  - 11 Lame
Just that you won't be worrying about comic sans if you had... better things to worry about lol I didn't mean any offence :D
#2  Posted 2 years ago
ObamasMyDad Sponsor
Mike doesn't need any females to keep him company, he's got Fluttershy.
#3  Posted 2 years ago
RedLantern97 Sponsor
I feel like you should sign it sincerely, the white knife. It has a better sound to it.
#8  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 4 Zing!
animal865 KerryKlan
Mike, what the hell are you doing getting notes from the school? You're not allowed near schools after "the administration" heard the intro to Episode 14.
#9  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 7 Funny
White Knife fighting the injustices of the school system.
#10  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 6 Funny
Keegan Music Guy
So... what happens when they look up this "Mike Kroon" character and discover the Internet Box Podcast? Ah, fuck it. Even the IBP is more professional than Comic Sans!
#11  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
Send it to them in comic-sans to get your point across!
#12  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
DiMono Site Admin
Some examples are Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri, or even Helvetica.
Arial is a font that was designed to be as close to Helvetica as possible without infringing on copyright. It is quite literally a Helvetica rip-off, with the most common difference being that Arial has angles at the end of its lines, and Helvetica is square. Most typographers you'll ever talk to hate Arial, because it's basically a way for cheap companies to almost use Helvetica without having to pay licensing fees to Helvetica's creators. Think of it as Helvetica-lite. So citing Arial first, and then including "or even Helvetica" afterward, is incredibly ironic phrasing to people who know the histories of the fonts.
#13  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 9 Cool
The more you know.
#2  Posted 2 years ago
I can tell you are the life at a party with facts like that!
#3  Posted 2 years ago
Sean Google
I still stand by the idea that my grave epitaph will be written in Comic Sans.
#14  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Funny
tonyski Fck It Im In
yeah. they should be using Jenkins 2.0
#15  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
otaku34 Sponsor
I would suggest that you take out the lemonade stand comment. Instead you could say something along the lines of:

"This is a publicly funded educational institution, thus all documents should be written in a professional manner."

Even though they are being stupid, nobody enjoys being told that they are stupid. You don't want anything in your email to be viewed as insulting, or it can be dismissed immediately.

Also, you should mention that you attended this school in the beginning of your email. This will ensure that the reader will continue reading. Other than that, I think that it's a well written and thought out email. Good Luck!
#16  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
The white knife has spoken, his message shall be heard and respected for no foolish citizen should be mislead by the evil that is Comic Sans.
#17  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
this is all true but do you know whats the worst? out of the (insert number here) fonts there are in word, the main compulsory font that i have to use in college is fucking 'Comic Sans MS' fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
#18  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Funny
KWierso Sponsor
#19  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 6 Ditto
KWierso Sponsor
#20  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Ditto
Windings motherfucka, you know it?
#21  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
moonglaive SUPERSUIT
lost my shit at the lemonade stand comment

the madden is strong with this one
#22  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Funny
lfcrule2 YogHurt
Comic Sans has a soul too....

#23  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Funny
#24  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 2 Cool
#25  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 3 Funny
Sweet automatic shotgun :D
#1  Posted 2 years ago
Colossal hitirokeke
haha this made me laugh hard, a school sending everything out in Comic Sans is pretty sad. Maybe they should write their new stuff in the Curlz typeface.
#26  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Cool
vivalajady MadokaMagica
love it mike
#27  Posted 2 years ago  |  + 1 Ditto
Mike YOur a DumbAss ...........Troll face....but really ASSHOLE
#28  Posted 2 years ago  |  - 4 WTF
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