Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Emoticons of War

This is from an old New Yorker piece I had saved and just discovered on my desk.

By Tom McNichol in the Dec. 10, 2007 issue:


No new attacks reported today.


New attack reported today.


This email is being monitored by Uncle Sam for your protection.


I'd rather not say in an email that's being monitored for my protection.


Our current leader speaks with forked tongue.


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.


Uh-oh, what was that?


I hear screaming.


Now donning protective goggles.


Good Sammie Davis, Jr., movie on tonight.


Pope to make appeal for peace.


No, I am the Walrus.


Interesting Jimmy Carter piece in today's Times.


I am listening to my iPod.


Bovine encephalitis attack!


Latest George Will column still doesn't get it.


New Osama bin Laden message released.


Local chemical attack causing blindness.


Kiss your ass goodbye.

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