Emoji are the ideograms or smileys used in Japanese electronic messages and Web pages, the use of which is spreading outside Japan. First created in about 1998, the characters are used much like emoticons but a wider range is available. They are now quite pervasive in the text messages generated by many smart phones, and installed on a wide range of operating systems. This particular example is called “Mischievous Purple Devil”, and it’s easy to see why. A mischievous smile, eyes that appear to be thinking of some kind of shenanigan to pull, and those horns, all add up to some sort of devilment in the immediate future. This roguish, yet somehow charming, face is surrounded by a pair of dice showing double sixes, and rolls and stacks of $100 bills. Looks like someone has some plans for after the birthday party!