Average US congress member faces - democrats vs. republicans, by Nick Tustison 2014.
"My life and art have not been separated. They have been together."- Eva Hesse (via svaartpractice)
Scott E Fahlman suggests a use of :) and :( in September, 1982. This happened on a bulletin board at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. It caught on pretty fast, and in November there were already several variations.