Emoticons During Wartime

A while back we celebrated the 25th annivesary of the emoticon with a sentence at the end of a post on Random Thoughts.

But we live in a different time now, as Bush has often said, since 9-11. Seems we have been at war. So, from The New Yorker and Tom McNichol, here are Emoticons During Wartime: (sorry for the poor use of html…live with it)

🙂 No new attacks reported today

😦 New attack reported today

=:-)= This email being monitored by Uncle Sam for your protection

😡 I’d rather not say in an e-mail that’s being monitored for my protection

:-w Our current leader speaks with forked tongue

*:o) Our current leader is a Bozo

/:-=( Our current leader somewhat resembles Adolph Hitler, at least in his disregard for our civil liberties during wartime

😮 Uh-oh, what was that?

:-@ I hear screaming

B) Now donning protective goggles

.-) Good Sammy Davis Jr., movie on tonight

<-) Yes, the current conflict resembles Vietnam +<:-) Pope to make appeal for peace (:3 No, I am the walrus :(=) Interesting Jimmy Carter piece in today’s Times

[:-) I’m listening to my iPod.

3:-0 Bovine encephalitis attack!

:-)8 Latest George Will column still doesn’t get it

@:-[– New Osama bin Laden message revealed

8-/ Local chemical attack causing blindness

:-# Kiss your ass goodbye

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