Moconology for those who want to moconomize

Zombie has a great PJM post about the fatwa head-butting attack on Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, and I share his indignation, not only over the attack, but over the fact that people in the room cheered. People who believe in killing people for expressing ideas of which they disapprove are enemies of civilization itself. The only way to fight them is by defying them.

Zombie concludes by issuing an appeal for defiance, and he mentions "mocons" as one of the most efficient forms of cyber blasphemy ever devised:

If you're as outraged by this ever-escalating terror campaign against artists as you ought to be, remember to disseminate and repost any and all images of your choosing from the Mohammed Image Archive, which (as noted in my earlier post) contains just about every picture of Mohammed ever created.

For maximum blasphemy, start using mocons (Mohammed Icons) instead of smiley-faces:

Mohammed (((:~{>
Mohammed as a pirate (((P~{>
Mohammed on a bad turban day ))):~{>
Mohammed with sand in his eye (((;~{>
Mohammed wearing sunglasses (((B~{>
Mohammed with a lit bomb in his turban *-O)):~{>
The devil mo ]:~{>
Mohammed with a nuclear bomb in his turban. @=(((:~{>
Mohammed being shot by Starship Enterprise =-o * * * (((:~{>
Mohammed sees a Danish (or Swedish) cartoonist !((((8~{o>

Mocons are the most efficient way to digitally propagate the maximum amount of Mohammed imagery per byte.

So go ahead! Be a moconologist! Or would that be a moconomist?

Promoting free speech in the face of those who would kill to stop it is in the best interests of civilization.

UPDATE: If you like mocons, do not miss the ultimate emoticon experience from Trifecta (with Bill Whittle, Scott Ott, and Stephen Green).

Especially if you have an "asterisk" (or even an ass not to risk),

Via Glenn Reynolds, who explains:

It's simple: Bill Whittle asks a question about US politics and the Trifecta crew responds by drawing a simple emoticon. Easy, right? Check it out and comment....
It's one of the funniest things I've seen. Seriously (!)

posted by Eric on 05.12.10 at 02:12 PM


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