Archive for the ‘Emoticons’ Category

Emoticons During Wartime

December 5, 2007

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

Advertisements

>Emoticons During Wartime

December 5, 2007

>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

Bessemer Council Special Meeting, and Random Thoughts

September 20, 2007

What did I say? The Bessemer City Council has called a special meeting for tonight at 5:00 to address the water issue. Often they call special meetings to address a critical issue. Sometimes they call a special meeting to avoid the public. Don’t let that happen…be there.

I want to know if 50 Cent is really going to retire, since he said he would if Kanye West outsold him with first week sales of their new cd’s, 957,000 copies to 691,000 copies. We can only hope.

Larry Langford’s TV commercial says he has a one point plan for reducing crime…putting criminals behind bars. Reactive.

Patrick Cooper’s commercials state he has a six point plan. Read them here. Proactive.

Fox 6 reported that Cooper’s numbers went up during the forum last night…more people saying they would vote for him when leaving the debate than when entering. Other blogs say he should thank each of the other candidates for making him look so good, and John Archibald lists the Top 10 dumb things said at the forum. Top Ten

Mars will not be changing the ingredients in chocolate, so M & M’s and Snickers and Dove chocolates are safe. Chocolate is one thing that really shouldn’t be messed with. Now the “lesser quality” chocolates, like the chocolate Easter bunnies and Santa’s will taste even worse.

Emoticons are 25 years old. 🙂 Wasn’t it really Forrest Gump who invented (discovered) these. 😉

>Bessemer Council Special Meeting, and Random Thoughts

September 20, 2007

>What did I say? The Bessemer City Council has called a special meeting for tonight at 5:00 to address the water issue. Often they call special meetings to address a critical issue. Sometimes they call a special meeting to avoid the public. Don’t let that happen…be there.

I want to know if 50 Cent is really going to retire, since he said he would if Kanye West outsold him with first week sales of their new cd’s, 957,000 copies to 691,000 copies. We can only hope.

Larry Langford’s TV commercial says he has a one point plan for reducing crime…putting criminals behind bars. Reactive.

Patrick Cooper’s commercials state he has a six point plan. Read them here. Proactive.

Fox 6 reported that Cooper’s numbers went up during the forum last night…more people saying they would vote for him when leaving the debate than when entering. Other blogs say he should thank each of the other candidates for making him look so good, and John Archibald lists the Top 10 dumb things said at the forum. Top Ten

Mars will not be changing the ingredients in chocolate, so M & M’s and Snickers and Dove chocolates are safe. Chocolate is one thing that really shouldn’t be messed with. Now the “lesser quality” chocolates, like the chocolate Easter bunnies and Santa’s will taste even worse.

Emoticons are 25 years old. 🙂 Wasn’t it really Forrest Gump who invented (discovered) these. 😉