Trust me, it was funny.
But as far as the Japanese language goes ... ah, I'll ignore that dig.
I was reading an article about the information age getting friendlier and in it were a few Japanese imoticons. They were showing how different they were to western ones.
And m(_ _)m was not an ass, but someone bowing: two hands, top of person's head (looks quite different depending on the typeface).
I still like yours though ... your emoticon, that is.