I agree with Rick - This is just plain scary or is it crazy?
It's only crazy if untrue so I would say scary.
By the way, Tom and Molly from BuzzOutloud were about to patent the word "the" but someone told them it was already done. Darn - let the lawsuits fly.
Someone needs to clean up the patent office.
Shedding Some Light: Emoticons Patent? :(