Eye can't believe it
May 17, 2019 2:37 PM   Subscribe

 
There's only one of these that I can't make sense of and that's Family selfie. I know when I see it I'm gonna hate myself for not being able to see it earlier.
posted by komara at 2:45 PM on May 17 [5 favorites]


Family selfie is pretty easy - a ghost of a man wearing sunglasses and a ball cap materialized right when they were taking the picture. Once you know that you can't unsee it.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 2:53 PM on May 17 [21 favorites]


I had to go to reddit to figure out Family selfie. The guy is tall and is leaning forward, so his torso is shortened. His legs are spread far apart, one going behind his son's body and one behind his wife and daughter.
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 2:54 PM on May 17 [9 favorites]


Yeah, somebody please explain that one?
posted by STFUDonnie at 2:55 PM on May 17


Komara - I've read about it earlier today. The dad in the back is leaning/crouching forward and his legs are spread wide. (Lurgi beat me to it! how do I delete this comment? ...)
posted by King Sky Prawn at 2:55 PM on May 17 [1 favorite]


Fun! What's going on in Runner of the Skies...?

In return I offer I was enjoying my morning walk and I almost had a heart attack (which I'm sure has been shared on this subreddit)
posted by sunset in snow country at 2:57 PM on May 17 [10 favorites]


OK, just starting on the links here, but "Shadow" made me laugh so hard. Given that I'm in a seriously blah mood, this was no easy feat. Mood crisis partially averted. Thanks, growabrain!
posted by but no cigar at 2:57 PM on May 17 [1 favorite]


Ah, nevermind. I see it now :)
posted by sunset in snow country at 2:58 PM on May 17


I swear to god every time I look at 'Family selfie' I can hear my brain cells going pop-pop-pop
posted by prize bull octorok at 3:06 PM on May 17 [2 favorites]


Fun! What's going on in Runner of the Skies...?

A dude running across a frozen lake from a pier, but the image is flipped-turned-upside-down.
posted by Navelgazer at 3:18 PM on May 17 [2 favorites]




I wonder how many of these are carefully posed and constructed shots vs. lucky snaps?
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 3:38 PM on May 17 [2 favorites]


Chuckling at Never skip arm day
posted by Atom Eyes at 3:46 PM on May 17 [3 favorites]


Unsure of how this tiny bipedal cat-human hybrid did not end up featured in the FPP
posted by invitapriore at 4:45 PM on May 17 [8 favorites]




An illustration from the reddit thread that explains the family selfie one
posted by JDHarper at 7:42 PM on May 17




I'm definitely using the owl one in class at some point.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 9:39 PM on May 17


The figure skaters! What a shot!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:44 PM on May 17 [3 favorites]


Okay, what is up with invitapriore's tiny bipedal cat-human hybrid?
posted by a car full of lions at 11:20 PM on May 17 [1 favorite]


What appears to be the bipedal kitteh’s human-like legs are actually the normal kitteh’s front legs. What appears to be its little armses are actually its rear legs, splayed out a bit (possibly because it’s sitting on its floofy rump).

Though, looking at the shadow, I’m thinking there may have been some photoshopping.
posted by darkstar at 12:01 AM on May 18


Sooo, on the family selfie, I understand the explanation of the dad bending over and each leg hidden behind one of the kids ... but why do I see soil and foliage background in the right lens (our left) of the mom's eyeglasses?
posted by taz at 3:59 AM on May 18 [2 favorites]


my brain can figure no way family selfie is physically possible. The relative size of the buttons on dad's shirt for example.
posted by MorgansAmoebas at 6:31 AM on May 18


best one
posted by supermedusa at 9:13 AM on May 18 [6 favorites]




Sooo, on the family selfie, I understand the explanation of the dad bending over and each leg hidden behind one of the kids ... but why do I see soil and foliage background in the right lens (our left) of the mom's eyeglasses?

I think that's just a close-call of how the light is refracting through the edge of the lens there, angling past her hair, not catching the edge of daughter's coat, through hubby's legs.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:59 AM on May 18


This one (linked at smaller size from the post Here he comes)
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:08 AM on May 18 [8 favorites]


Lobstermitten, that poking leaves with a stick comment is amazing. In case anyone's wondering whether to click, it starts with
That long? Ha. Took me about 1/18th of a second (rounded up). But that's the result of my deeply rich visual intelligence (which, to be fair, was the lowest scoring section in my IQ test, so you can only imagine how high the remainder of my intelligence must be).

And then it goes and carries on like that, getting worse and worse.
posted by ambrosen at 1:17 PM on May 18 [3 favorites]




What appears to be the bipedal kitteh’s human-like legs are actually the normal kitteh’s front legs. What appears to be its little armses are actually its rear legs

The original title is "Sock on cat". The 'arms' are actually a sock draped over its back.
posted by HiroProtagonist at 8:05 PM on May 19 [1 favorite]


taz: "why do I see soil and foliage background in the right lens (our left) of the mom's eyeglasses?"

As Navelgazer says, probably just refraction, like how you can see right through my ear in this photo.
posted by Bugbread at 9:42 PM on May 20 [1 favorite]


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