Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Hanzii, Mar 23, 2012.
Overuse of dashes is my favorite thing about old-timey writing. "Air-ships"!
OTOH, some of those other predictions were eerily accurate.
Also, we didn't really get airship.
I don;t know who or where these people are, but I wnat them to fix my teeth.
*recoils, shrieking and making warding signs against unholy things*
I cannot express strongly enough how much I do not want such an image bent over my face while someone shoves sharp pointy things into my mouth. Not. Strongly. Enough.
Once again, this has words, so I'm risking putting it in the wrong thread. Ah, well, here goes.
Alright that's hilarious, I wasn't expecting that.
I'm trying to hold myself back from pointing out that dogs don't actually see in grey. I can do this. I can ENJOY THIS JOKE FOR WHAT IT IS WITHOUT POINTING OUT FACTUAL ERRORS... but apparently I can't restrain myself from using the caps lock. SORRY.
The joke picked the wrong color overlay, but the dog still wouldn't know what the fuck a "green" wire was, and if he did he would have a hard time distinguishing it from the yellow one.
You actually failed to restrain yourself from pointing it out, too. :)
But you did get me curious - what color do dogs see in? And how could we possibly know, how is such a thing measure?
EDIT - Just saw Pogo's post above mine, that's cool and interesting. Still, how did that get measured?
Here, I think this is a good summary.
Yep. Self-discipline is not my strong point.
And now I will sit back while others answer your questions.
For I am lazy and everyone else has better google-fu than me.
If we're not allowed to use a former forum member's name as a verb, we have to have some other shorthand for what just happened to my hilarious gif.
Doing correctly would also ruin the joke. Most people have no idea what a dog's visible spectrum is, most just know that dogs are colour blind. Actually putting the yellow to blue spectrum would confuse people more than anything.
THAT IS SO FUCKING COOL. I love science.
Pixar animator Austin Madison created these graphical representations of some recent football and baseball games.
Don't be such a jerri.
Much closer to what the dog would actually see with the wires:
And much less funny.
Well I wasn't the one that Gussed it all up in the first place.
Technically, yellow isn't a color at all. It's just how the human eye (or rather, brain) interprets a mixture of green and red light. It looks like dogs aren't able to distinguish red from green, so in a sense, that whole portion of the spectrum looks the same to them.
It's both. It's the color of light with a wavelength of about 550nm. It also happens to be how our brains interpret a mixture of red and green light.
So I get Cosby, Gates, and Murray in that Jaguars vs. Bills image above. But who's the Bill in the pimp haaaaoooohh! I literally JUST got it while typing this out. Nice. And even the hat fits.
Yellow, like any other colour, is simply a wavelength range on the spectrum, it's no more or less a colour than any other range.
Now as for the brain, how it's detected and interpreted is entirely based on the biology of the observer. Humans have have three types of cone receptors in our eyes (red, green and blue). Each detects particular ranges and intensities and these are interpreted by our brains to fill in the missing bits. Humans don't have a receptor specifically for yellow so yellow light is received by varying intensities of the red and green receptors we do have and is interpreted by our brain. That doesn't mean yellow doesn't exist and that only red, green and blue colours exist, it means humans are limited in what ranges we do detect and our eyes break them down based on our available receptors and our brains put them back together.
Ellen has good taste.
Yep, Portia de Rossi is quite the looker.
Am I supposed to know who those people are?
At the risk of ruining the joke, just search for Downton.
Is that Thomas on the far left? He looks totally different.
Ohhhhh. Got it.
Prints of artist James Hance's watercolour paintings of the crew of Serenity are now on sale. He did all nine paintings in one day.
Painted in gouache watercolors on Bristol board over the course of two days, the originals have been donated to the amazing team at 'Can't Stop The Serenity' for their annual auction to benefit Equality Now - working for the protection and promotion of the human rights of women around the world. A portion of the profit from prints sales will also be donated to the charity.
Oh, Eric. You've fallen off the Firefly-free wagon. I am so disappointed. We were all so proud of you.
You shut your gorram mouth, sir.
So irresponsible too. Krise Madsen had just got clean. When he sees this he's guaranteed to relapse.
I confess I got Eric and Krise confused. Very disrespectful, I apologize.
I never got on that wagon.
Separate names with a comma.