The first emoticon was sent on September 19, 1982, at Carnegie Mellon University. Scott E. Fahlman, part of the Computer Science Department, messaged the rest of the faculty: "I propose the following character sequence for joke markers: :-). Actually, it is probably more economical to mark things that are NOT jokes, given current trends. For this, use :-(.” Our homage to popular culture’s most versatile and persistent glyph incorporates a rave-ready neon yellow smiley into the 032c logo. The result is a black-light sensitive character sequence for joke markers – or NOT joke markers, if you’re upside down (or tripping hard enough to think you are).