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Friday, January 29, 2010

There ought to be a word

Warning, this post may be NSFW. Not really sure.

Humans exhibit a property called pareidolia, where we have a natural tendency to identify faces, even in regions where there aren't faces. Pareidolia explains such things as finding the Virgin Mary in a potato chip, or the face of Jesus in a grilled cheese sandwich.

But there ought to be some term where people find phallic imagery in objects. Notably in food. Say, a baguette. Or a some slices of ham. Maybe even a potato.

God forbid that it actually be, you know, ballsy.

1 comment:

  1. I don't think I want that to occur enough to give it a name. Man, to think of what Humanity could do as whole if we could just harness those spare processor cycles.