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Saturday, February 01, 2020

Days That End in 'Y' - editorial 'toons & memes

'Hindsight 2020 dumpster fire' edition.

And speaking of the Schiff Show Impeachment Scam - 12 Mind-Bending Perceptual Illusions

 1 The Starry Night

 2 The Spinning Dancer - Look left, right, or center, and her rotation will change.

 3 The Tilted Road Illusion - This looks like two photos of the same road, taken from different angles. But it’s actually just the same photo twice.

 4 The Dynamic Ebbinghaus - The orange circle doesn’t actually change size.

 5 The Dynamic Müller-Lyer Illusion - Only the arrowheads are moving. All other objects remain stationary.

 6 The Power of Top-Down Processing - Here’s a good example of how expectations guide perception. This is common with wording, and aids in speed reading. And this illusion, you pervs.

 7 The Rice Wave Illusion - This isn't an animated GIF. The movement is all in your brain.

 8 The Train Illusion - Like the rotating female silhoette, the train will change direction depending upon your focus point.

 9 Rotating Rings - Red dot; Yellow dot. The illusion exploits differences in the way we interpret motion in the center of the visual field vs. the periphery.

 10 Lightness Illusion - Embrace the contrast, Padawan.

 11  The Skye Blue Café Wall Illusion - This one was most difficult for me. Believe it or not, the horizontal lines are all perfectly parallel. Seriously. To prove this to yourself, just squint at the image or look at it from the side. (squinting didn't work for me)

H/t: LI

Boris Johnson's Brexit Address to the Nation | This is not an end, but a beginning (3 min. 30 sec.)

Mike Pompeo: the UK will be ‘front of the line’ for a trade deal

Pompeo declared that the UK/US relationship was in a ‘fantastic place’

(in case you haven't notice, Pompeo is running for POTUS in 2024, and Josh Hawley will be his VP)

4K HD Drone warehouse racing. 1 min 30 sec of thrilling.

All 'toons, memes, and pictures courtesy of these fine sites, plus that other one.