After losing basketball star LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert posted an online rant about "the betrayal." Soon after, the Internet is abuzz, not because of what he wrote, but because of Dan's choice of font: Comic Sans.
John D. Sutter of CNN writes:
Dear computer users: If you're ever going to write a fuming letter, think twice before setting the font to the oh-so-mockable Comic Sans.
Take it from Dan Gilbert, the owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the NBA team that lost its star basketball player, LeBron James, on Thursday night.
After Gilbert posted a rant -- in the cutesy Comic Sans typeface -- about James' departure on NBA.com, bloggers, newspaper writers and Twitter pundits lashed back with a collective message that essentially said this:
Unless you're a fourth-grader, or being ironic, or the author of a comic book, or on vacation from the 1990s, never use that typeface.
On Twitter, discussion of Gilbert's font choice briefly trumped the debate about James' move to the Miami Heat, according to the blog TechCrunch, which posted a screen grab of the trending topics from that messaging site.
Previously on Neatorama: The History of Comic Sans | Font Conference