This ambiguous figure showing both a
young man and an old man was created by
the neurology professor Dr. Jack Botwinick.
"In Reverse Perspective the expected visual rules are inverted, so close objects are small and far objects are big. This is not only true for whole objects, but their structure as well. So the near points of an object are closer together, relative to its far points, which gives the flared-out look of the buildings, and the scene as a whole.True Reverse Perspective
Essentially, the positions of the vanishing-point and the focal-point are swapped. So now we are at the vanishing-point, where geometry shrinks to nothingness, and the focal-point lies some distance ahead, beyond which objects scale to inﬁnity."
“If you’re ordering steak, you would never be served horse meat... But you can easily be ordering snapper and get tilapia or Vietnamese catfish.”- Tests Reveal Mislabeling of Fish, The New York Times>>
When you are hustling, naturally; you never make a long run. You never show what you can really do. I got to be a good hustler, and if I had been a little smarter about broads and booze I could have made a decent living at it. As it was I was usually broke and was always having to take some goddam job for a few weeks to bail myself out. Pool hustling is a very tough line of work. If you expect to make anything you not only have to be a good player, you have to be a psychologist, an actor, and a thief as well…
There were quite a few of us hustling at the same time, so we had to split up, spread out, make different moves. One would go southeast, another south, another north, even though north meant going all the way to Wilson and Sheridan. You couldn’t just hang around on street corners or the cops would vag you. You had to keep on the go, carrying a newspaper with a few classified ads circled so you could say you were looking for a job. Standing on a street corner you better have a bus transfer in your hand.
So we kept moving on our routes, going from room to room. In case a mark wandered into a place when we weren’t there, one of our bird dogs would phone us. I had a bird dog in almost every “action” room who would tip me off for small change. If a couple of us were sitting in a room when a mark walked in we would sometimes draw straws to see who got first crack at him. There is one thing I want to throw in here. In all the hustling I’ve done I’ve never seen what you would call a code of ethics. Unless they are teamed up in some kind of swindle, hustlers are usually strictly out for themselves. I’ve had them come right up to my table when l am playing and say to my mark, “You gonna keep playing him? You got no chance in the world.” Trying to spoil my action, trying to get the guy for themselves.
A bar in our neighborhood got lots of interesting traffic. Cars swerved into the parking lot, and the drivers would run inside only to reappear minutes later looking confused. One reason might have been the sign outside: "Free Beer, Topless Bartenders, and False Advertising."Here's a fool's errand. Do an internet search and discover:
You asked why some women cheat. I've been married for more than 20 years. I got married very young. I am a woman who NEVER thought I would consider cheating. I always thought if you aren't happy, you get out -- period.HARLAN: Cheating wife loves married life, but looks elsewhere for a sex life, Kennebec Journal>>
Then reality hit. I changed, and he did not. We completely grew apart, plus our sex life tanked (I want it; he does not! I'm in great shape, he is not anymore). But by then, we were wrapped up in our life, our children, both our families and our social life as a married couple. He refused to go to marriage counseling. I thought, "There is no way I can lose all this and turn my kids' lives upside down, but I am way too young to live without sex!" Over time, I was occasionally propositioned by married men, and thought it was terrible -- at first. Then after becoming "just friends" with one of them, I learned that many people have a sex issue in their marriage, but are happy with everything else. I hooked up with him and with three more men in the next three years. We always were discreet and protected, and it was always with men who did not want to leave their wives.
For me, it was all physical. I was not looking for a new life, just an escape. Honey, you have no idea how many there are out there like us, mostly over 30 and not wanting to change their lives, just their sex lives. All of us in this situation feel used and rejected in the most basic way by our spouses, who then assume we won't wander because we have everything else going for us, so they don't have to bother giving us the physical intimacy. In a sense, they broke the vow first with that total disregard for us. My advice? If you have a good relationship, do not take it for granted. And you don't always have to be in the mood to have sex. Do it as a gift, and if your partner is halfway decent, you will end up having fun. You never know who will wander -- you would have no idea by looking at me -- no one in my life knows what I have done, and that is perfect.
- Secretly Cheating
“Some evenings it’s been like a strobe disco light. There have obviously been a lot of people who have been caught by it."Motorists caught speeding might get a break on their tickets by contacting authorities.
The Great Zucchini actually does magic tricks, but they are mostly dime-store novelty gags -- false thumbs to hide a handkerchief, magic dust that turns water to gel -- accompanied by sleight of hand so primitive your average 8-year-old would suss it out in an instant. That's one reason he has fashioned himself a specialist in ages 2 to 6. He behaves like no adult in these preschoolers' world, making himself the dimwitted victim of every gag. He thinks a banana is a telephone, and answers it. He can't find the birthday boy when the birthday boy is standing right behind him. Every kid in the room is smarter than the Great Zucchini; he gives them that power over their anxieties.READ The Peekaboo Paradox, The Washington Post>>
It started out with a leggy, bikini-clad avatar. She said she was a missile expert — the “1st Lady of Missiles,” in fact — but sometimes suggested she worked with the CIA. With multiple Twitter and Facebook accounts, she earned a following of social media-crazed security wonks. Then came the accusations of using sex appeal for espionage.Unfollowed: How a (Possible) Social Network Spy Came Undone, Danger Room, Wired>>
Now everyone involved in this weird network is adjusting their story in one way or another, demonstrating that even people in the national security world have trouble remembering one of the basic rules of the internet: Not everyone is who they say they are.
"You are everything to me... three explanation points..."Woody Allen Candid Camera Must See
"As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us."After President Obama's live address announcing the death of Osama bin Laden, questions were raised about whether the photos taken after the speech could be considered "staged," so the White House is ending the practice and hopes another less deceptive solution can be found.
"After a woman living in a hotel in Florida was raped, viciously beaten, and left for dead near the Everglades in 2005, the police investigation quickly went cold. But when the victim sued the Airport Regency, the hotel’s private detective, Ken Brennan, became obsessed with the case: how had the 21-year-old blonde disappeared from her room, unseen by security cameras?The Case of the Vanishing Blonde, Vanity Fair>>
...The job in this case was straightforward. Find out who raped and beat this young woman and dumped her in the weeds. Had the attack even happened at the hotel, or had she slipped out and met her assailant or assailants someplace else? Was she just a simple victim, or was she being used by some kind of Eastern European syndicate? Was she a prostitute? Was she somehow implicated? There were many questions and few answers."