That stupid dress. Is it blue? Is it black? White? Gold? WHO THE HELL CARES. It has infested my tumbler, cheezburger, and every other aspect of social media I frequent. Major news places are writing articles about the dress. WHY IS THE DRESS BLUE? The entire Internet is infected by this stupid dress. Forget what’s her face’s ass. This has broken the Internet. And then I come to the Dope and there’s a six page thread on it.
I can’t be the only person in the world sick to death of this damn dress!
Frankly the entire dress phenomenon is very very cool on a number of levels. It says a lot about how we see color, sure, but also the world, the internet, and one another. It contributes to shaking up our assumptions about shared reality, and serves in some small way to illustrate that normal people, people we know and respect, can fundamentally see the world differently. This is a Very Good Thing.
TV also. I often keep the TV on while doing other things, and often it’s on MSNBC. It seems like every host on that station had to do a segment on that damned dress. I actually saw a panel discussing it.
I’m not just sick of it. I’m also puzzled by the ridiculous amount of attention the media is paying to it. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, but this seems completely out of proportion. With everything that’s going on in the world, this is what they do special segments on?
I guess they think it improves their ratings and, sadly, it probably does.
It was never amusing or interesting. It was stupid from inception. One image showed one colour and the other image showed another depending on whether or not the white balance was blown out for that particular photo.
Why did you have to be the one who made this post? I like you. Why couldn’t a set up line like this have come from somebody I don’t like or, at least, somebody over whom I wouldn’t feel bad for taking a cheap shot?:mad:
I think the whole thing is fascinating, as apparently do a whole lot of people. And I don’t think anyone view it as “news”, per se, but just an interesting phenomenon that everyone can experience / participate in.
What I don’t understand are the people who understand the optical illusion due to their profession or whatever and just can’t possibly conceive of people being fascinated or not understanding. If you check out that 6 page thread you’ll see some pretty condescending posts.