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Pareidolia

July 24, 2009
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My dear readers,

Now is as good a time as any for me to take a moment to talk about pareidolia, the apprehension of patterns from randomized source material.  For example, when people see Pope John Paul II in a bonfire, Lenin in a shower curtain, Mary in a sandwich, or Jesus in a dog’s anus, they are falling victim to the brain’s powerful drive to seek out patterns within visual stimuli.

Left off: Satan in 9/11 smoke, Dick Cheney in a leper's pustulent wounds.

This leads me inexorably to the Lion King.  It has been said that this still from Disney’s moronic adaptation of Hamlet* contains an image of the word “sex”.

Sex?

I beg to differ.  It’s pretty difficult to identify any letters in that still, let alone enough to make an entire giggle-inducing word.  This is the best I could come up with:

THERE IT IS!!!  IT SAYS IT!!  IT SAYS IT!!!!

But, to be totally honest, this is what I really see when I look at the picture:

No-no-no-no-notorious!

That’s all for now.

Yr pal,

Barry

* This isn’t to say that the Lion King is a bad movie.  I think it’s pretty good.  As an adaptation of Hamlet, however, it sucks shit.

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