Re: The Picture of Jessicorian Valentiay.

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It's probably just one of those optical illusions, like how the eyes of paintings seem to follow you around even though, if you aren't Scooby Doo, nobody is look at you from behind the painting.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 7:16 AM
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Nope. Nevermind.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 7:17 AM
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Also, nice title.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 7:18 AM
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I tried watching the video but didn't ever see the blink moment there, though maybe she comes back at the end or something. I bailed early.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 7:21 AM
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At first I thought it was footage of her sitting still, like they do for NFL players sometimes. But nope.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 7:22 AM
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Speaking of Scooby Doo and not aging, one thing I've noticed over the years is that Velma doesn't get any older but she gets more Daphne-shaped in each new iteration of the show.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 7:27 AM
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The two below her also have the same trick. The guy is scratching his beard, and there's something going on with the woman's earring. I suspect this is a new feature that's just been released in their video software, and it'll stop being used when they're bored of it, like HTML blinking.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 7:29 AM
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HTML blinking is timeless.


Posted by: Opinionated Geocities | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 7:31 AM
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It was Old Man Grauniad all along!


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 7:39 AM
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If you look closely enough, you can see a dancing hamster in her pupils.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 7:41 AM
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The earring thing looks weird. If she had moved her head, I'd think both earrings would be moving. They must have had a person push that one earring to get it moving.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 7:42 AM
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I'm waiting for one of them to go visit another one in their portrait.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 8:14 AM
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So, now I have another thing I can remember about Jessica Valenti.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 8:34 AM
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So, I posted the code in the wrong thread, but having done that, I will make up for it by linking to this, this, and this.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 8:34 AM
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All the TV SF picture frames that play a few seconds of video.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 8:48 AM
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Usually a happy family laughing or something.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 8:49 AM
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Arguably the only truly legitimate use of technology is to make the world more like Dinseyland's Haunted Mansion -- reenchanting the world with uncanny magic.


Posted by: R Tigre | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 8:56 AM
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17: So technology's purpose is to undo the damage done by her mother, science? That's a pretty thought.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 9:04 AM
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I knew someday HTML standards would bring back the blink tag.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 9:18 AM
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6: true


Posted by: Turgid Jacobian | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 4:01 PM
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Maybe these are so-called "Live Photos"


Posted by: Calypso | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 5:46 PM
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Are Live Photos anything more than Apple's attempt to make you think you need more memory on your phone? At least with the Wintel parasitic relationship it was two separate companies.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 5:51 PM
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I cannot laugh out loud at the last sentence of the OP as Bave is asleep.

There was a horribly creepy ad or website or something for PH Tips (this was some time ago) where the stuffed mascot thingy delivered its spiel and then sat there looking at you and BREATHING and it creeped me right out.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 11:00 PM
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Sorry PG Tips. Tea bags. PH Tips is maybe litmus tea bags.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 04-12-16 11:01 PM
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It would be interesting to know whether this has an effect on troll levels - people are more honest when they think they're being watched, even if it's just a poster of a human face next to the change jar, so I wonder if they'd be less trolly if there's an animated human face there?


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 04-13-16 2:02 AM
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Unrelated: did we start talking about Britain as "Knifecrime Island" because the Awl did, or did they copy it off us?
http://www.theawl.com/slug/knifecrime-island


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 04-13-16 3:53 AM
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26. I think we can definitely claim priority, but alas I doubt if anybody (ogged?) thought to copyright it.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 04-13-16 4:49 AM
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14: So they are just those multiframe gifs such as are rife on imgur and gifycat? The "innovation" is using it as the "poster."


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 04-13-16 5:30 AM
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At first I thought you were all smoking crack. Or, more realistically, the animation was blocked by something on my office computer, like so many other things. I definitely stared fixedly at the picture of Jessica Valenti for at least 10 seconds and didn't see any motion at all. Then I read a bit more of this thread, including Spike's links to gifs, so at least my curiosity was satisfied. Then I scrolled down to the second picture with the guy scratching his beard and he was definitely doing it constantly. I went back up to the picture of Valenti and she was definitely blinking often. So maybe I was the one smoking crack.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 04-13-16 6:00 AM
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A watched Valenti never blinks.


Posted by: Sam | Link to this comment | 04-16-16 6:12 PM
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