Left brain or right brain? Stare at the spinning lady a bit and decide whether she’s going clockwise or counterclockwise. Clockwise says you’re right brained, anticlockwise = left brained. Or vice versa, it doesn’t matter. What’s more important is that she appears to be totally NAKED! That’s cool, right?
It’s really just an optical illusion. I’ve stared at her way too long and now see her oscillating back and forth, right leg and left leg switching impossibly. Her boobs may be switching left for right as well, but I don’t care. They’re so, ah, symmetrical … Anyway, I’m sure you get the point. Please tell me what that is.
Extensive Googling has proved beyond the shadow of doubt that this captivating cartoon is no more scientific a test of brain side dominance than whether you sucked your thumb in utero. OR your right thumb. You might try wearing your slippers on the wrong feet too. If that feels weird, then you probably have a brain. Good for you, you’re ahead of the game. If it feels perfectly normal, then check whether or not you actually put them on the wrong feet correctly. Screwed that up huh? Try it again.
See the birdies? Hear the piano music? YES!
If you’ve been following closely, then you’re probably beginning to wonder what the hell the point is here. Mainly I just wanted to justify the use of the cute title “Brain Check”. It rhymes with “Rain Check”. I also wanted to show off the crazy scene at the bird feeders and this seemed like as a good a time as any. Finally, while we were having breakfast Sunday morning, a blue jay and a cardinal were spotted in the sumac trees. It was snowy and gray and they were too far to really capture through the not-so-clean window, but here they are anyway, after some digital enhancement.
I’ll bet you didn’t fall for that old trick for one second, did you?
If you are reading these words and still breathing comfortably, then congratulations. You have passed the Brain Check. You’re good to go for the rest of 2011. Thanks for your continued attention.