You’re Holding It Wrong

We don’t know why it took us so long to notice what’s wrong with this picture, but now that we have, it’s freaking us out.


Left hands? Check.
Different backgrounds supposing different locations? Check.

@Serolf Divad: Me too. Beats worrying about Egypt, however – where pro-gubmint thugs?supporters are currently massing, and tussling with, the anti-gubmint thugs?freedom lovers.

Or worrying about snow. Here: 65 degrees and smog-induced haze during the day, a chilly 40 degrees without heat or electricity at night.

ADD: today’s tweetfeed reads like one of those famous “Ask President Carter” sketches that Dan Akroyd used to do.

Apparently the picture within the picture reverses the image. That’s kind of a cool feature. Another of Steve Jobs’ ideas?

What’s this ad for Project Blackout? Who can resist a game with the catch phrase “Sign up and let the bullet decide”? Also, is there a rule that every female character in video game advertising must wear skimpy clothing to emphasize her huge cup size? Evidently the Lara Croft demographic is alive and well.

@Dave H: Ah, I see. Aren’t reversed images supposed to be more attractive? That does have a whiff of Jobsian attention to detail.

I thought it was because it’s a white man’s hand and yet it’s a black woman and an Asian woman speaking to each other.

@SanFranLefty: And the same shopped hand holding both phones.

@SanFranLefty: And the Asian-ish (half, maybe?) woman is wearing a different shirt and not waving her hand in the inset picture.

@mellbell: I need to get a bigger monitor. Or stronger glasses.

It’s an Alternate Universe Viewer. See the You that Doesn’t Exist in This Reality.

They’ve also switched the backgrounds (right? no? Hard to tell).

Both ladies have a white butler to do their phone holding and other menial tasks for them.

Had to share this comment from a story about off-leash dogs banned from one Phoenix park:

The real problem is illegal alien dogs! They are ruining it for everyone and quite frankly I am tired of my tax money paying for parks used by illegal alien dogs! A close second are gay dogs, and we all know about their agenda!

The most well behaved dogs typically have a gun in a little doggie shoulder holster; if not for these true canine patriots none of us would be able to use the parks safely!

@SanFranLefty: And I completely missed an Escher reference.

Also, is there a rule that every female character in video game advertising must wear skimpy clothing to emphasize her huge cup size?

One of my favorite things about playing Dungeons and Dragons as a kid was how in the books the male characters were always clothed head to toe in thick platemail armor, whereas the female characters’ armor only (barely) covered up their naughty bits… because I guess they didn’t need as much protection from swords, arrows, claws and stuff.

@al2o3cr: This is not good. I’m going to have to rethink my plan.

Oh god. I want iPhone!! Want it!! Verizon gonna gimme iPhone. Gimme now!! Make me spend umpteen bucks on worthless gadget. Wanna play Angry Birds on bus. Wannit now!!! Wannit!!!! Wanna email from phone people I hate. Gimmee!!!!!!

A tool that is essential to my business. Much like assless chaps.

@Benedick: Wanna stream Al Jazeera without it breaking up every few seconds!!!

Actually, that’s probably the coffeehouse wifi.

@Benedick: Again with the assless chaps. Have I taught you nothing?

Mr. ‘Catt is advising people not to go with the Verizon version of the iPhone because, and I quote, “you can’t be on a call and browse the internet at the same time”.

He is so cute when he is stubborn.

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: The doublewide is out, and the scamming poster will be reported to craigslist STAT! I’ll let you know if something else comes up. Oh, and check your FB email in a few. There will be goats!

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: Again with the assless chaps.

The Catt doth protest too much, methinks.

@nojo: As to assless chaps. You an aficionado? We have Catt and RML on our side. Me? I’m devoted to dance belts. What of HF and OA? Do the cubs sport the jock?

You see what I’m doing? When faced with the unspeakable let’s retreat to the intolerable.

@Tommmcatt is with Karin Marie on This One: you can’t be on a call and browse the internet at the same time

That’s actually important to some people. But I heard some rumors awhile back that the vPhone would solve that problem. I’m not sure how, since its a Network Protocol Thang.

@SanFranLefty: Vaseline Intensive Care lip balm can be used in a pinch to float dry flies, so that’s what I carry in the summer. The other brands don’t cut it in that department. I also carry regular fly floatant, although the trout love to hammer an elk hair caddis fly fished wet.

@Benedick: Chainsaw chaps. I really should get a set for cutting wood. Could not find them anywhere last fall, however.

@SanFranLefty: Try organic shea butter. Good stuff and keep the exposed skin nice and supple.

@Benedick: Works for me.

How many times do I have to tell you people — if chaps were not assless, they’d be pants.

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