I'm hoping the kid just learned his lesson. I have ZERO problems with smack so long as it is good natured and at least SOMEWHAT CREATIVE.
Like I mentioned earlier, the smilies are there for a reason. I didn't send a gift subscription of The Advocate to his office, although an International Male catalog wouldn't be a bad idea.
Let us know if we can, individually or collectively, send a message to your superiors expressing our sentiments. Nobody should lose their job over something like this.
One thing you should know, AH. We're not idiots. There are some very competent computer professionals on this board as you are now aware. You wouldn't be the first person to underestimate the intellect of the Midwesterners and you won't be the last. Sorry you had to learn the hard way that we are proud of where we live and where we choose to rear our children.
I want the picture posted here - you, Priest Holmes jersey, sign that says 'I'm sorry'.
Screw it... I'm going to the brewery.