This smiley has tricked me for years

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  1. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

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    :jumprope:

    I always thought it was a smiley on the end of a diving board bouncing up and down. Just today I have noticed that it is in fact a jumproping smiley.

    :faint:
     
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    KusoJijii alegacy of fear

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    Holy crap, now that you say that, I totally see the diving board!
     

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    That cheesy smile is pure South Park.
     
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    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    What did you think the rope was?
     
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    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    If you follow the rope, the smiley is clearing jump roping, but if you stare at it, it looks like a board is moving up and down (ie the diving board).

    -Cody
     
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    ...uhhhh...a diving board? :dunno::whistling:

    (FWIW, I knew it was a rope.) :supergrin:
     
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    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    I see that the hands coming out of the head on either side could be construed as a diving board...I've got that. But the rope going up and down? I'm curious how he reconciled that with the diving board "hands".

    I realize I'm taking this way too seriously, but I still want to know what he thought the rope was. Maybe he has some trick he does with a rope and a diving board, and I'm curious to know what that trick is. :supergrin:
     
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    Wow... now I see it.
     
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    KusoJijii alegacy of fear

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    I don't think those are hands, I think they are the handles on the jump rope. They are lined up perfectly to look like the end of the diving board. And, the jump rope does look more straight than curved like a board disappearing into the distance. I could see it the second he said that. The only thing is the rope goes in front of the smiley on one frame...
     
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    I have never noticed this until you said that.


    and the rope looks like the 3d rendering of a board going away from the smiley backwards.
     
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    Palouse The Resistance Lifetime Member

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    Yes, jump rope handles. My point was that I realize what he sees as the diving board.
     
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    This is the first time I have seen that smiley. I would not have guessed it was rope or a diving board. Unless somebody explained it, I wouldn't know what it was. It is poorly designed. Al Gore would not be happy with this kind of shoddy work on his Internet.
     
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    it is an Escher smiley.
     
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    And what do you see here???
     
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    toshbar Timber Baron

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    can you see it? I see two silhouettes in the background and what looks like a goose flying towards the left in front.
     
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    void * Dereference Me!

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    Well, that and for it to be a diving board, the "camera" would have to be moving relative to the back of the diving board - if you're stationary and someone is jumping off a diving board, you don't see the back end move.
     
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    WOW, thanks, now my day is complete
     
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    a duck
     
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    Me too...I took me about 5 seconds.

    This is the most interesting and most insignificant thread EVER !!