Monday, September 27, 2010

opticklish illusions

Do you suppose zebras get dizzy when they watch each other run? Especially when they are travelling in a herd? I'm pretty sure I would get all woozy if I found myself in the midst of a scrum of undulating bar codes.

But maybe zebras are immune to their own stripiness. Sort of the way snakes are immune to their own venum. And yet we can detect our own asparagus pee. Hmmm.

8 comments:

umbrellalady said...

I can hardly handle the side of the road sometimes when I am a passenger - the zebras stripes would kill me. Love the picture of the two zebras.

Allison said...

I got motion sickness just looking at that picture. It's a good thing I'm not a zebra.

Damn asparagus. It's getting us back for taking so long to grow.

John Mutford said...

Undulating bar codes. Very Atwoodian description.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Just don't drive through the middle of a zebra herd and you should be okay, Kathy. They are very cool looking animals though, aren't they?

They do it on purpose, Al. They take so long to push through the soil because they are purposefully concentrating their aspargutic acid content. Sneaky buggers.

Why, thank you, John! It's because Peggy and I, we're likethis.

BeckEye said...

Whoa, that reminds me of that one Prince video. This is what it sounds like when zebras cry.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Zebras in raspberry berets, crying. Thanks, Beckeye, now that image will be stuck in my head all day.

phlegmfatale said...

I have a coworker who wears a stripey top that makes my eyes buzz. Ew. unsettling.

Cute zebra pic!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's especially awful when somebody wears a stripy suit on tv, Phlegmmy. It undulates!