Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bathroom Monologue: Earth Squared

Planets are square. Spaceships take photos of them with round lenses, so of course they look spherical, but if you notice there's black space around the edges of any picture, forming a square, or at least a rectangle. Even the round lens can't suppress angular planets. It's black there because that's where it's night on Mars. Even the sun is a cube. Our circular pupils can’t handle it, and deceive us to compensate.

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5 comments:

  1. I believe you... it makes sense, and that's good writing.

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  2. So are you telling me I can't look you square in the eye?

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  3. That's right, Angel. It's physically impossible.

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  4. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Susan

    http://onlinemariogames.net

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  5. perhaps it is my head that is square?

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