9/19/2006

Classic DWP! - The Number Eight

Posted by Brandon |

Let's be honest, blogger fantasy football is only fun to read about for those of us playing and since I am testing out BlogMad tonight, I feel like I should post something remotely interesting to read. So here's a little dose of classic DOWN WITH PANTS! Please excuse the ugliness of the drawing, I was still using Microsoft Paint at that point for all of my graphic design needs.

A couple of months ago I noticed that I write the number eight differently than most people. Instead of one single continuous line in a loop-de-loop, I write mine with two separate circles...





So I have been asking everybody I know how they write the number eight and so far I have yet to find anyone who draws their eights the same way I do. In fact, I have had to put up with a ton of ridicule from my co-workers, friends, family and even my fiance since confessing my difference. My education and upbringing have been questioned on numerous accounts. My self-esteem has been torn in shreds due to my newly acquired minority status.

But today I come out and announce to the world, "I draw the number eight with two circles, and I'm damn proud!" Screw all of you for making me feel bad about myself because I am different than you. I am proud of my difference and will continue to flaunt it. I plan on writing the number eight like I do for the rest of my life no matter what happens.

Besides, I am right. You may have learned some fucked up way from your awful elementary teachers long ago but when you type the number eight, what does it look like?

888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888888

They look like two circles on top of each other to me. I suppose you are going to tell me that you continue to write in perfect cursive like you learned in elementary school. Has anybody ever written a "Z" like they were taught in cursive after the sixth grade? No, they haven't...and you shouldn't continue to write an eight in that ridiculous manner anymore either.

But whatever, you can't help it if you were brainwashed at an early age. Was I the only one smart enough to recognize it?

14 comments:

Matt said...

I totally write my 8s like that! I think it must be genetic because my dad wrote his like that too. And you are right, it seems like no one else does it the right way! ;)

kapgar said...

I do a continuous loop 8, but I go the opposite direction. Not sure why, but I do.

Anonymous said...

some days I write my 8s like you do, and some days I write them the 'wrong' way. ;) I have also three different handwriting styles. I'm weird like that.

Greg said...

Dude, my eights are like your eights. We're like brothers.

How do you write your e's? I start at the left intersection, go up and around, then down to the end.

Hey, this was an interesting post.

Mark Rogers said...

My dad does his 8's like that too. I always thought he was weird.

2much411 said...

My 5 year old draws his 8's like you. So you aren't alone dear.

2much411 said...

LMAO GREG!!

smartass

Kellie said...

You are so not alone! I write my 8s the right way too.

Anonymous said...

I don't write anymore... I block print.... sad but true.

2much411 said...

PS, my married last name starts with a Z and I SO do the correct cursive Z. It's a flaw of mine I'm willing to admit, but only to you brandon.

Cindy-Lou said...

Some of us don't have enough time on our hands to write the two circles. Sniff.

niteowl said...

I write my 8s like that too. Word.

IEAT_SNOWMANPOOP said...

I'm a 2 circle 8 kinda girl. Found your blog tonight and I love it. Will definately keep reading

Brandon said...

Wow, this is pretty amazing. I am no longer in the minority. But I just suspect that all of us cool bloggers are so cool that we write the right way. All of those unhipsters out there still write their eights the loopedy loop style.

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