Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Squaring the Circle.
Above is an amazing optical illusion, four circles composed of offset squares. I looked hard and long at this; my brain knew they were separate circles yet I could only wrestle the centre one to the ground and brand it.
Then, being on a mind altering substance(Leffe Brun), my mind went off at a tangent and I thought of The Daily Mail comments section.(I know... Please bear with me.)
Is this how Middle Englanders perceive themselves? Do they only see the one circle in the centre as England, the rest the other countries in the union?
No matter how often a Scot or a Welshman tells them that they are not the centre of the universe they look at a mental equivalent of this diagram and shake their heads in disbelief?
Over the top, I know. Yet every time a comment is posted on such forums that Scots are subsidy junkies; why should the sweaties get free this and free that and the hardworking English taxpayer is paying for it all, I grit my teeth and try to counter this with fact.
Yet the next time it all happens again.
Look at it. There are four separate circles. They just look attached...
Posted by Conan the Librarian™ at 01:36:00
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Yeah but their squared circle keeps humping our president's leg. Which brings a whole new level to the definition of looking attached.ReplyDelete
A most perceptive observation, but please don't judge us all by what gets written by the sorts of people who read the Daily Wail :-)ReplyDelete
Argent, believe me, I don't. I am well aware that many of my friends in Scotland loath being dragged into US wars and conflicts and being treated like a US lapdog, You probably already figured out that I sympathize.ReplyDelete
Conan, would you get my email from my blog and drop me an email? I'd like to ask if you can do me a favor.
J R, you're right, I did get that you sympathised and thanks for that.ReplyDelete
Hi Jeanne(clue). Sent you an email.ReplyDelete
Didn't receive your email, Conan. It isn't in my spam filter. Maybe the Spam ate it once it arrived, Spam being like that. :-(ReplyDelete
I've sent another, it's in the name I was born with...ReplyDelete
Easier to see separate circles if you close one eye, wink, wink!
Brownlie if I take off my reading glasses I have 4 circles with both eyes!ReplyDelete
The way you've made your point is clever. An illusion is just that. An illusion. Our perception of reality can be faulty. When I took the time to trace the circles with my fingertips, I could see past the illusion and know truth. It took time, but it was time well spent.ReplyDelete
Welcome Anne. Don't worry, thanks to a monumental blogger up, I can't comment on my own blog.ReplyDelete