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April 06, 2012

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Dave (in MA)
So, the visual aid - a few years ago this Tiny Dancer swept the intertubes. She really will spin left or right, if you have the mental toughness
Supposedly "left-brained" if you see counter-clockwise and "right-brained" if you see clockwise. What does wishing they left the lights on say about your brain? (Oh no I di-in't)
Extraneus

I'm unable to see her turning anti-clockwise, but I can still read this:

I cnduo't bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm. Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aaznmig, huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghhuot slelinpg was ipmorantt! See if yuor fdreins can raed tihs too.
cboldt

Some of the witnesses must have reported the words they heard, besides "HELP!"

I don't recall any report of "Don't Shoot!" or "Gun!"

At any rate, the case doesn't hinge on identifying the voice uttering the scream. Just take that evidence out, and what do you get?

centralcal

It is amazing, Ext. And it is actually more readable the faster one goes at.

boris

How many can make her swing from side to side?

Janet

Was that dancer filmed in a closet?

OldTimer

How interesting! She mostly turns right for me, but will turn to the left when I blink my eyes and 'think' that she will..

Jim Rhoads a/k/a vjnjagvet

It is amazing, Ext. And it is actually more readable the faster one goes at.

Is this the concept behind speed reading?

OldTimer

The longer I stare at the picture the more often she turns to the left. Weird. I think I'll send the link around to my family and friends just to get their reactions,

Ignatz

--How many can make her swing from side to side?--

She was always counterclockwise to me previously.
When I used the Drum trick now though I can make her switch.
Now if I can just get her to change positions in a wheelchair in a closet I'll have it made.

Janet

Now if I can just get her to change positions in a wheelchair in a closet I'll have it made.

Hahahahahaaaha...if you can do THAT, I'll throw a party & bring some melons!

OldTimer

The Dems will crucify Walker over this:

http://themoderatevoice.com/143559/wisconsins-scott-walker-repeals-wisconsin-equal-pay-law/

Hope he has a prepared speech explaining why the repeal benefits all who live in WI.

The tortuous beat goes on.

Dextrous & sinister;
Are we dancers or
Are we turning humans?
=========

Donald

That dude playing with Tiger is a tool.

Got a nice note from the lady last night and the go ahead for a job.

Take that Dave.

narciso

I don't buy a used meme from Think Regress, or
Greg Sargent, OT, you should know that by now.

cboldt

NBC selected its scapegoat.


NBC Fires Producer of Misleading Zimmerman Tape


A spokeswoman for NBC News declined to comment.


I am mindful that NYTimes is known to be not truthful, so this "somebody got fired" report may be fiction, designed to take heat off the collective media's butt.

hit and run

That's good to hear,Donald.

Perhaps you should call me next year and hand the phone to her.

I am confident I could close the deal for you.

Jane

I saw her move both ways. More than once. Am I weird?

Extraneus

Great, Donald. Celebrate with a glass of vino.

Bugs in my Zoot Suit

Been scratchin' like a dog

Can't stand no water

And I stink like a hog

I won't go into what happens on the lower-headed lady's front lawn, but if she bothers you again...

Flies all green and buzzin'

In this dungeon of despair...

(Apologies to the non-Zappa fans.)

hit and run

Jane:
Am I weird?

No. Your freakishness is normal.

hit and run

Extraneus:
(Apologies to the non-Zappa fans.)

Some day all JOMers will be steeped in JOM tradition. Until that day,I will stand in the breach...

"I would like to apologize to the non-Zappa fans. But I won't. That's how I roll."

mockmook


RE: Tiny Dancer

At first I could only see her going CW.

Then I thought about: What is the "trick" to make this work?

She is a silhouette, no depth. So, an arm that looks shorter can be pointed towards you or away from you.

Then I could see her spin either way. But, logic did it for me. Yet, I'm supposedly Right Brain.

Can anyone make her go one direction and her floor reflection go the opposite at the same time?

Tom  Maguire
I think I'll send the link around to my family and friends just to get their reactions...

My kids have no trouble making her switch, which makes me wonder:

(a) is it an age/old dogs new tricks/ flexible young minds thing, or

(b) are they out-smarting their tired old dad by pretending she is switching on cue?

Not exclusive choices.

bgates

Speaking of Tiny Dancer and controlling what words you hear, here you go.

Donald

Newt Gingrich. Wing man.

Ignatz

--Got a nice note from the lady last night and the go ahead for a job.--

Hot cha cha.
Next time you should have your business meeting in a closet without distractions like CNN around.

hit and run

(b) They are out-smarting their tired old dad by pretending she is switching on cue.

I cling to this. With all my might. The younger generation is ::shakes fist:: get off my lawn!

centralcal

I am mindful that NYTimes is known to be not truthful, so this "somebody got fired" report may be fiction, designed to take heat off the collective media's butt.

Absolutely, cboldt - did you see any "name" for the "producer?"

cboldt

No name for the producer - but NBC did fire somebody in Florida. I suppose that would make for a convenient "connection" that doesn't need any further evidence.

As if firing some low level schmuck redeems NBC. Ha.

Extraneus

You're right, hit. What was I thinking.

Dave (in MA)
I won't go into what happens on the lower-headed lady's front lawn
Roller.
Frau Bratensoße

I didn't influence the direction of the dancer. She changed all by herself which is kinda spooky.
Best smile of the day, bgates. It reminds me of "Secret Asian Man." LUN

We once had a c**nhound. Are we forbidden to use the word now? Yike!

Sandy Daze

Growing up, I had a coon-skin hat which I wore nearly every day to school for a couple years, because I wanted to be like Daniel Boone (as relayed to us by Fess Parker)
Action !

Adventure !!

What more could a young boy aspire to be, but the:

This is (just one of the many) problems with the poseur. . . he does not understand, nor does he care to learn about America's DNA.

OS!~OMG~ABO !
Sandy

Sandy Daze

Growing up, I had a coon-skin hat which I wore nearly every day to school for a couple years, because I wanted to be like Daniel Boone (as relayed to us by Fess Parker)
Action !

Adventure !!

What more could a young boy aspire to be, but the:

This is (just one of the many) problems with the poseur. . . he does not understand, nor does he care to learn about America's DNA.

OS!~OMG~ABO !
Sandy

Sandy Daze

Growing up, I had a coon-skin hat which I wore nearly every day to school for a couple years, because I wanted to be like Daniel Boone (as relayed to us by Fess Parker)
Action !

Adventure !!

What more could a young boy aspire to be, but the:

This is (just one of the many) problems with the poseur. . . he does not understand, nor does he care to learn about America's DNA.

OS!~OMG~ABO !
Sandy

Sandy Daze

Growing up, I had a coon-skin hat which I wore nearly every day to school for a couple years, because I wanted to be like Daniel Boone (as relayed to us by Fess Parker)
Action !

Adventure !!

What more could a young boy aspire to be, but the:

This is (just one of the many) problems with the poseur. . . he does not understand, nor does he care to learn about America's DNA.

OS!~OMG~ABO !
Sandy

Sandy Daze

(gawd. . .)

Ann

It's okay Sandy. I left my car running while I shopped for groceries. We understand.

Really!!! :)

narciso

You can say that again, Sandy,

henry

Old Timer, don't worry about the equal pay thing... All the law did was make it easier to sue employers for many protected groups. Walker only hurt lawyers, and they wouldn't vote for him anyway.

Caro

It was worth it to see the conservative Ed Ames FOUR times!

Thanks, SD

Extraneus

Roller.

Thanks, Dave. I always loved that part.

Extraneus

I figured out how to make her turn the other way. Just look at her foot or the shadow of her foot. Works for me, anyway.

DebinNC

Did someone mention Ed Ames? Johnny Carson was such a treasure.

sbw

And who can think of Ed Ames without thinking of Johnny Carson...

Bumptious

I'm with Sandy on this. Dan'l Boone (rhymes with c**n) was my hero too. But Fess played Davey Crockett who was "King of the Wild Frontier"...in the song anyway.

BTW, has anyone found the bag of Skittles Martin was carrying? Are there any left or did the kid's dog eat them?

The Case of the Missing Skittles...

Les Nessman

I'm glad Sandy said 'coon skin hat'.

Are we a bunch of infants who can't use the word, or are we adults having an adult conversation in a free society?

If you are saying it with no intention of malice or ill-will, then just SAY it; though the heavens may fall.

Enough of this 'c**n' crap.
Coon. There, I said it. Ironically, it appears Zimmerman did not say it.

John from Chicago


Here is the best example I have ever seen of forcing an audio interpretation on the listener. Someone took Joe Cocker's famous Woodstock performance of "A Little Help From My Friends", and added a set of ludicrous subtitles. Obviously Cocker was not singing about Kias, Fred and Wilma, and loaves of bread, but watch this video and you won't be so sure.

By the end of this four minutes you should be fully convinced why this sort of "analysis" is pure garbage. The human mind is a pattern matching machine, and this video shows how incredibly easy it is to force an interpretation on the listener, which is exactly what CNN has done, several times now.

And this isn't filtered at all, except perhaps by whatever Joe Cocker was on at the time.

Here's the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEb8DflQ9lY

BM

I'v found to get her to spin the other way it helps to imagine her nude.

Gretchen

Phones certainly changes the way we live.

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