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Emoticons During Wartime

Emoticons During Wartime

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/2007/12/10/071210ta_talk_mcnichol

  by Tom McNichol    December 10, 2007


:-)            No new attacks reported today.

 

:-(            New attack reported today.

 

=|:-)=       This e-mail is being monitored by Uncle Sam for your protection.

 

:-x            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 in some ways resembles Adolf Hitler,

                 at least in his disregard for civil liberties during wartime.

 

:-o            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:-o          Bovine encephalitis attack!

 

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

 

@:-[--      New Osama bin Laden message released.

 

8-/            Local chemical attack causing blindness.

 

:-#            Kiss your ass goodbye.
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