Why does the smiley face look like a pervert?

September 21, 2009

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Seriously.  Have you looked at it closely?  What is wrong with Wordpress?  Why do the smiley faces on my posts look like a f*cking pervert?   I have never seen a smiley face with arched eyebrows like these…




Tell me they don’t look sinister.  I mean, come on.

Even Google’s smileys, though I do consider them to be on the dunce side, can be said to convey cuteness, or at least attempt to.


I now feel extremely self-conscious when I leave a comment on other people’s blogs and I want to add a smiley to convey my friendliness:

“I come in peace.  I mean you no harm.”  And by the way, here is what I look like when I am saying this, smiling:


Whoa.  I scare myself just looking at it.  Now my comment looks like a death threat from a psychotic serial killer. Great.

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Hey, I am not the only one who thinks that the Smiley look like a pervet! | The Absence of Alternatives
November 13, 2009 at 3:34 am


Jennifer September 22, 2009 at 7:16 am

Definitely a little creepy :) :) :)
.-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Getting Re-married Sadness =-.

Robin September 22, 2009 at 7:23 am

Oh we all know you are a pervert so of course your smilie would be pervy.
.-= Robin´s last blog ..The New Fall Season Kickoff =-.

Mama Zen September 22, 2009 at 8:54 am

He does look like he may be enjoying contemplating his own evil!
.-= Mama Zen´s last blog ..Mental Health Break =-.

Absence Alternatives September 22, 2009 at 9:06 am

@ Jennifer
Thank you! Good to know I’m not crazy. I will leave you a wink 😉 instead of a creepy smiley.

Absence Alternatives September 22, 2009 at 9:12 am

@ Robin
Thanks Robin. You know me only too well… Who else would have said, by accident I swear, “launch cum tasting party”…

Absence Alternatives September 22, 2009 at 9:19 am

@ Mama Zen
Great. A self-reflective sinister mind? Oy.

Jane September 22, 2009 at 9:41 am

I’m with Jennifer the wink 😉 is my go-to smiley.
.-= Jane´s last blog ..Tunes for Tuesday – Without You (Rent) =-.

Absence Alternatives September 22, 2009 at 6:36 pm

@ Jane
Indeed. Somehow the wink is perfectly normal… 😉

Jessica September 25, 2009 at 10:10 am

He (and it’s a “he” because only a man would be so sinister….) definitely looks like he’s up to something…something that he’ll pay for dearly later…


Absence Alternatives September 26, 2009 at 10:44 am

@ Jessica
I totally agree with you: definitely a man. And definitely something he will pay for later! Thanks for visiting my blog. btw, I love yours. :-) <-- NOT paying for this "crime" later...

Ashley September 30, 2009 at 5:18 am

I know this isn’t your newest post, but I just had to comment and say LOL. I have always thought that too! 😛

Great blog you have here :)

Absence Alternatives September 30, 2009 at 6:02 pm

@ Ashley
Thank you! I need to add your praise to my “Proof I am not crazy” page as “Testimonies!” Although I started out thinking, “I’m just doing this for myself,” but of course, sometimes I do wonder whether anybody reads it… 😉 So thank you for the kind words!

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