Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I thot little-girl beauty pageants were much ado about nothing until I ran into my 1st font nazi.

  2. davidh48

    davidh48 said, almost 4 years ago

    @Richard S. Russell

    Let’s create a font called “Nazi”, with lots of Teutonic flourishes. That way we can be offensive to eyes just by posting with it. Oops, really bad idea, enough stupid in this world.

  3. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, almost 4 years ago

    The idea that “Middle Class Consumers” are job creators is silly. You know what the proper term for that is? DEMAND SIDE ECONOMICS. That’s right, it’s the opposite of SUPPLY SIDE ECONOMICS.
    Now before anyone says; “Well that’s a GOOD thing”, I want you to try something different. I want you to THINK about this for a moment.
    Where does the money COME from, with which this demand is created?
    It dang sure doesn’t come from the government, because the government doesn’t have a single penny to it’s name that it didn’t first TAKE from someone who had earned it; which ironically leaves LESS money behind for demand.
    So where does it come from?
    Here’s a hint… This isn’t a chicken/egg question because THIS question has two things that the chicken and the egg story didn’t have: Savings & Innovation. Savings with which someone can BUY something innovative that a REAL job creator has just invented or improved and which people want.
    But with the Federal Reserve artificially holding the interest rate BELOW inflation, saving your money is dumb. You’re better off spending it on something tangible before it loses more value. Which is the idea behind DS Economics… make people want to SPEND their money and if you need to, redistribute money from one person to another to give them money to spend.
    Except that there’s a limit to how much you can do that before it stops working, in large part because it creates inflation that wipes out the ability of demand to be pumped up.
    Inflation is the most regressive tax there is.

  4. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Lamont should reply in one of the Wingding fonts.

    @Davidh48: There’s a font called FetteFraktur that will accomplish this for you. ;-)

    @LRN: You’re just messing with us, aren’t you?

  5. darth geekboy

    darth geekboy GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    some IDIOT has been watching too much FAUX NEWS, and has been drinking the ray-gun trickle down scam quite a bit.

  6. paytonb

    paytonb said, almost 4 years ago

    Very true, consumers are just as much job creators as suppliers. This pissing and moaning by politicians on both sides of the issue is idiotic and detrimental to what makes our country so successful. These clowns need to recognize both sides of the equation and realize we need to make policies that help both and not one sided policies helping one side while hindering the other. Washington selfish ignorance at its best!

  7. Adagio4639

    Adagio4639 said, almost 4 years ago

    >"Where does the money COME from, with which this demand is created?"<

    Pretty basic Lame. It comes from jobs. When people have jobs they have money. When they have money, they spend it.

    >"It dang sure doesn’t come from the government, because the government doesn’t have a single penny to it’s name that it didn’t first TAKE from someone who had earned it; which ironically leaves LESS money behind for demand."<

    Does that include cops, firemen, teachers, or other government employees that DO get their money from the government. That’s who pays their saleries. This “taking” from you is what pays the firemen that come to save your house from burning to the ground, or the cops that come to save your butt when somebody is trying to break in. It also goes to educate your kids and pay for the schools you send them to. It pays for the roads, and parks that you use and enjoy everyday. It pays for the street light at the corner that keeps you from running into another car, and it pays the salery of the guys that put that street light there to begin with. So perhaps you might want to modify what you’re saying here?

    >"Savings & Innovation. Savings with which someone can BUY something innovative that a REAL job creator has just invented or improved and which people want."<

    That’s a wonderful thought, however in a recession like the one we’ve experienced, it isn’t savings that get us out of it. For the most part, savings are destroyed when people don’t have jobs to replenish what they’ve depleted in their savings are being used to get them by. You can innovate as much as you like, but if there is nobody with a paycheck to buy your innovation, you have a garage full of innovation with no way to get it into the hands of people that might want it.

    The consumer IS the job creator. Nobody ever created a product or business with the idea of how many jobs they could provide for anyone. They created that product with the idea of making money from it. Hiring people is always an expense that cuts into profits. Hiring people is a last resort. If you don’t know that…you should. Demand for a product requires the company to hire people to meet that demand. It’s that simple. The more demand for the product, the more a people a company hires to meet the demand. When people have no money to spend, they’ll do without whatever you’re selling, and if people aren’t coming through your doors, you’ll begin to lay off your help. In this kind of situation, a severe recession, the government can create a million jobs through infrastructure projects which would bring the country into the 21st century. Those people would have paychecks, as would the companies that supply the construction and they too would need to hire more people to meet the demand for the tools needed for the construction, and they’ll all spend that money at stores which would need to hire more people to meet that demand. All these people would not only be spending money, creating more demand, and more jobs…all of them would be paying taxes to reduce our deficit. Now…perhaps you could tell us what’s wrong with this picture?

  8. jonadab

    jonadab said, almost 4 years ago

    Gah. Anyone who says anything positive about Times New Roman is clearly unqualified to comment on fonts at all. In the entire history of typography, I am only aware of one lone instance of a typeface that actually looked worse than TNR and yet managed to become at all widely deployed (specifically, the one that is worse is Courier New). Every other well-known font, including the much maligned Comic Sans, looks better than Times New Roman.

    Also, I was not aware that there were people who really hate Helvetica. It’s a bit bland for my taste (personally, I rather like Georgia), but Helvetica is not bad looking.

  9. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, almost 4 years ago

    He who dies with the most fonts wins.

    I’m not a fan of TNR or Arial, but I use them simply because I email a lot of documents, and those fonts are universal. If you send someone a document—even a PDF, that might not embed all fonts—and they don’t have the font, it can make the document difficult to read.

  10. Crash Gordon

    Crash Gordon said, almost 4 years ago

    I was going to make a witty comment about the proper use of the term “font” (hint: this isn’t it) but I’m not feeling witty enough this evening so I’ll let it slide, just this once.

  11. K M

    K M GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @Crash Gordon

    I hear you, Crash. Edwin Newman (God rest his soul) and I are kindred spirits when it comes to what he called “strictly speaking”; the proper term is typeface: a font is a typeface at a specific point size.

  12. Rista

    Rista said, almost 4 years ago

    Is it readable? Does it not get in the way visually and distract from the message? Can it scale legibly from 5 to 50 with out making me cringe or search for a magnifying glass?
    If it can do those things, it’s a good font and I don’t much care if its Ariel, New Times Roman, Comic Sans or Centaur.

  13. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, almost 4 years ago

    You know, I’ve noticed that Libtardians tend to be quite bad at math. Fortunately, they usually have an EXCELLENT capacity for denial.

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