Monday, January 3, 2011

I'm 12 Years Old and I Haven't Got a Clue

  Yesterday, we asked you to look at this image and tell us what you saw.

The vast majority of us saw a couple getting smoochy. 

Only the young and pure of heart saw nine dolphins. 

One precocious ten year-old saw "a lady shooting fire from her eyes".

Thankfully we don't have enough twelve year-old visitors to have got a meaningful vote, but the point of this exercise was to illustrate how our perceptions change with age and experience : particularly at puberty.

That's why we protect the innocent from exploitation.

The image was painted in 1987 by Sandro Del Prete. (There's more of his work here.)
If you're not already following, you really should visit Rorschach Redemption's blog.


No airline news today : time to give them a break. I haven't yet decided what the new sub-text is going to be.

I got my best search referral ever yesterday: someone from Pakistan searching for "Angela Merkel naked" - Eeeeuuuuuuw!

29 comments:

  1. if i wrote a psychology textbook, i'd want these pictures on the cover.

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  2. I've always thought images like this are interesting. It's stupid to say that people are unpure when they recognize that there are two people embracing themselves instead of 9 dolphins or whatever. It's a natural process of human pattern recognition to look for the human form in abstract images, rather than something fantastical (to most of us) like dolphins.

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  3. Well I'll be.. I am corrupt after all:-)

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  4. I like the 'updated version' on the bottom. Is it bad if I got more aroused by the dolphins? Why don't I own any jugs? Is that last question sexual?

    I see my Pakistanian cousin never got around to curing himself of his Angela Merkel condition.
    Thanks for the props.

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  5. I like the woman. More than nine dolphins.

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  6. I know me. I would have been the precocious child.

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  7. I want to be young and pure of heart :(

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  8. I could have sworn it was just dust on a jug.

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  9. I'm 12 and what is this? I saw dolphins though.

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  10. Youve proven it, Im a fucking pervert!

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  11. as your blog's only 9 year-old viewer and follower, i feel obligated to inform you that i saw electric eels huffing paint.

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  12. I searched so hard on the prior post but could find no dolphins. Now that you've pointed them out they seem so obvious!

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  13. I remember discussing this in my cognitive psych. class and how interesting of a discussion it was!

    Psychology is awesome! :)

    Pedobear on the other hand, not so much but that last picture is funny! =P

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  14. I missed the vote session, but DEFINITELY didn't see any dolphins.

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  15. These are designed to make us look like perverts I swear!

    No one ever see's dolphins.
    Either way, I know I haven't been pure at heart for a loooong time!

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  16. I see the couple smooching and nothing more, tee hee!

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  17. I'm guessing only the Furries were able to see Smokey the Bear getting his freak on?

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  18. holy sob, where the bear come from, WIZARDAFSDFLASDL!

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