Thursday, December 26, 2013


I became as animated as a Matt Groening character when I noticed a style mishap in Sports Illustrated.

In an effort to quench his insatiable thirst for power and recognition, Charles Montgomery "Monty" Burns attempted to set his name apart from the rest of the formatted text in this blurb. Nice try, Mr. Burns, but you failed to perform a "full Monty." If it was your goal to have your name stand out, you crashed and burned. You failed to recognize the capital M, just as you've failed to recognize your doughnut-loving employee in Sector 7-G on multiple occasions.

None of the Sports Illustrated text was supposed to stand out, of course. The entire sentence should have been printed in the same format, yet for some reason the "r. Burns" portion is, like Mr. Burns' driving goggles and Roaring '20s vernacular, out of style.

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