Thursday, September 03, 2009


A candidate for a local school board position has signs up all over the place around here. I'm sure this person has a lot going for him or her, and clearly he or she has a lot of support in the community bc those signs are everywhere. But I cannot support this candidate on principle. Why?

There are a few basic, unarguable facts of life. The sun rises in the east. Property law is boring. Most people should wear deodorant. Babies need naps. Cheese improves most foods. And, HORRIBLE FONTS ARE DEAL-BREAKERS.

ESPECIALLY if you are running for the freaking SCHOOL BOARD and on your signs, your name begins with a cutesie lowercase letter. You should not be in charge of education decisions for my kid if you don't understand that proper nouns must be capitalized. Save your barftastic font for your freaking family home evening board if you must, but for public use:

Thank you for your time.


Anonymous said...

AMEN !!!!

zacharoo said...

I hate her already. Our common disgust forges our friendship.

Mrs. Clark said...

Gotta agree. But then, what are school boards for except to put forward strange harebrained schemes? So this gal will be in favor of reely cuuute uniforms for the kids!

b. said...

comic sans?

Stephanie said...


i hate that font.

KM said...

Hmm... I see your point.

True it's more fitting for "Families are Forever" wall plaques and "live laugh love" barf. I think you would've felt more at ease about it had she capitalized her name- maybe not. It is difficult to take this chick too seriously.

What if she'd selected the cutsie but overdone Papyrus font? Arial black? The trendy courier?

I guess I am now wondering what Gurrbonzo's font is.


Jordanlz said...

I thought only our 1L barf class was barftastic. Thank you for opening that up!

Lisa R.D. said...

I'm in the obvious minority here, but I like the font and might even vote for the person just because I like it so much. She's bold and creative and willing to step over a line of "propriety." Can you send me the name so I can add it to my collection? :)

AzĂșcar said...

I can't go there, save to say she would never, under any circumstances, get my vote.

La Yen said...

I just love you. That is all.

AlliSMiles said...

Hey Sista,

I'm a finalist in a big photo contest, and I'm looking for some people to help vote for me. Voting ends tonight and I've just fallen behind. I'm pretty sure the other guy is working the system--so please vote, and if you clear your cookies, you can vote as many times as you want.

Here's the link:
Mine's the peach photo.


Ashley is Blogalicious! said...

ha ha ha.