I've been intrigued and impressed while watching the festivities around the coronation of Tonga's King this week. The drama and hardcore culture of the events taking place are pretty cool.
One of my staff came back from a holiday in Tonga and brought me a coffee mug commemorating the coronation ceremony. Ignoring the obvious commercialisation issues for a moment, it was a nice present to receive.
Here's the mug:
Pretty cool, I think.
Well...the other side of the mug looks like this:
Is that MS Comic Sans???? Yes. Sadly, it is.
The designer of the mug has chosen MS Comic Sans to commemorate the crowning of the Tongan King. In earlier days, this might have resulted in a good old-fashioned beating to the death (had MS Word been in widespread use). Nowadays, no such penalty will occur, thereby dooming yet another serious message to the paralyzing and goofy influence of Comic Sans.