//edit: It would have worked if it hadn't been the last word in the post. CRZ put code in so that stuff wouldn't accidentally become a smiley - unfortunately it makes it not work if the first or last word in a post is a smiley.
I usually follow the last smiley with a space " " and it works just fine.
I have been reading CRZ's recaps for many moons and he does reward the faithful reader. Even when you miss the show, he conveys enough detail to make it seem like you did. I moved over the weekend and the new abode has no cable, only DirecTV.