Every Once in a While, the Vatican Goes out of its Way to Remind Us…

that it is run by tragically unhip doofuses.

Dear Vatican: Take the Pledge.

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  • http://www.christiandemocracymagazine.com/ Jack Quirk

    As a lifetime member of the fraternity of tragically unhip doofuses, I must take exception.
    If there are any other tragically unhip doofuses out there seeking refuge you can contact FOTUD (acronym for the Fraternal Order of Tragically Unhip Doofuses).

  • deiseach

    As a tragically unhip doofus myself, I see nothing wrong with this :-)

    Besides, it is the perfect stylistic choice for something light to be put up on the Vatican website (motto: one of these days, we’ll either get around to translating stuff into more languages than Italian, or you lot will learn the beautiful language of romance and culture first in order to be able to read the documents outlining the doctrines of your church; guess which is more likely to happen?)

    • http://chicagoboyz.net TMLutas

      I think they’re just promoting Chrome’s translation feature. Because that’s what is actually happening.

  • Stu

    At least it wasn’t WingDings.

  • Maiki

    I was thinking the exact same thing. Ug, I’m such a font snob.

  • http://irishpapist.blogspot.ie Maolsheachlann O Ceallaigh

    When I saw you complaining about the Vatican being tragically unhip, I was instantly up in arms and ready to post a snotty comment about how I WANT the Vatican to remain as unhip as possible, you go and sit with the cool kids if you want, thankyouverymuch.
    Then I saw you were talking about that awful font and I just had to agree with you completely.

    • Mark Shea

      Comic Sans makes us all brothers and sisters in suffering.

  • Cinlef

    Why does anyone use anything but Garamond?

    • Bob_the_other

      Yes. Exactly. And while we’re at it, why is Times New Roman so popular? It looks like the writing of someone who was learning to write and therefore felt the need to press down on the page. Again, entirely appropriate for a certain age bracket, or for people who are learning to write English, but not for any and every communication.

  • http://irishpapist.blogspot.ie/ Maolsheachlann O Ceallaigh

    I hear you, Bob, I hear you.
    I like Cooper Black myself but it’s not really suitable for everyday or formal communications. It just takes me back to the seventies. Best three years of my life.