The scene: Ustream.tv chat during my radio show.
“Audio Whiplash” regular sfwarlock observes that the in-chat emoticons look awfully insane. We test a few, and they do indeed look like they are hopped up on espresso, insane, or possibly both.
About a week later, again in the Ustream chat room, sfwarlock makes the further observation that the <3 emoticon, lacking a face, has failed to look insane.
Fixed that for you: