November 2nd, 2005

device

Cartoon insincerity

I am ruefully amused. I'm finally letting Yahoo update the current version of Messenger (its IM product). It's walking me through the wizard, and there along one side is this smiley face icon with big Mickey Mouse hands holding a clipboard, and the *most* shit-eatingly insincere grin on its face. Imagine a smiley face whose teeth take up 60% of the circle. Better yet, I'll just show it -- it's small:

And it's right above the fine print checkbox saying, "Make Yahoo my browser's home page".

If ever I need a graphical equivalent of the stereotypical slimy used car salesman, I think I've just found it...