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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The emoticon revolution

I've already ranted about how much I hate smilies- should I remind you?

Hell, whoever brought them hence forth out of the 70's and into the new millennium needs to be tossed into a yellow cell for the rest of his life. THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

Why internet smileys should be boycotted:

1. They are too yellow. Yellow. YELLOW!
2. They're too overenthusiastic.
3. They're all cross eyed.
4. They are drawn by jerks who CAN'T DRAW!
5. They are over animated in a sense that I feel like whacking them on the face with my 800-paged Lord of the Rings hardcover book.
6. They negate a phrase's meaning, turn it upside down, inside out, and leave the reader in semantic anarchy.
7. People use them instead of words, which are so much more interesting.
8. They are drawn by people with NO IMAGINATION!
9. Sometimes, they BLINK!!! Argh!
10. Their colors don’t match. At all.

Yeah, well, switch over (as in the opposite) all those reasons and you'll see why this made me grin:

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danwade's new work, emoticon riffs on the personal and emotional aspects of our daily digital expression, where we've resorted to using a series of grammatical elements to communicate how we feel to others. [Cool Hunting]
Cool. I like. I seriously hope this is the start of the end of the ugly yellow smiley.

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