The Hexacoto

Listening to the sound of one hand clapping

Category: Nonsequitur

Better than perfect colour acuity?

On a whim, I took one of those online colour tests challenging one to see how well one can discriminate colour hues. This is what I got:

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However, when I submitted my score, age, and gender to see how well I fared against those in my gender and age group, this is what they reported:

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How does one get a score of -332? Does that mean a better-than-perfect colour acuity? Do they perhaps see more hues than human can? Maybe they’re secretly mantis shrimps.

Extreme Alternate Olympics

In today’s weird post of the day, I bring to you: Male Ground Swimming Freestyle.

Following this, we have Ski Jump – Pairs. with the American team coming in fourth.

original[1]Image from kotaku.com

Finally, we finish off with a little bit of horse racing.

We have a winner here

DC Comics rocked the world with its misogyny by asking readers to submit a panel for a contest, a naked Harley Quinn committing suicide, and jezebel.com pounced on it. This was soon after DC Comics forbade Batwoman from getting gay married, resulting in its creative team leaving.

From jezebel.com,

In order to be considered, one must draw four panels: in the first, Harley is attempting to get struck by lightning, in the second she’s wearing a bikini made of chicken in the hopes that alligators will devour her, and in the third she’s attempting to get swallowed by a whale. The fourth is, by far, the worst:

Harley sitting naked in a bathtub with toasters, blow dryers, blenders, appliances all dangling above the bathtub and she has a cord that will release them all. We are watching the moment before the inevitable death. Her expression is one of “oh well, guess that’s it for me” and she has resigned herself to the moment that is going to happen.

While most of the reactions have been of disgust and shock, reader Penabler puts his needs-carriage before the high horse:

I find this reprehensible but as a starving artist I still submitted for this contest. Here is what i did for:

“PANEL 3
Harley is sitting in an open whale mouth, tickling the inside of the whale’s mouth with a feather. She is ecstatic and happy, like this is the most fun ever. ”

ku-xlarge[1]Nailed it.

I think we have a winner here.

The purple cabbage Majora’s Mask

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I was making some cabbage stir-fry, and as I cut open the purple cabbage, lo and behold! What seems to be the Majora’s Mask staring back at me.

What does it all mean?

Long live the king

It seems I have a penchant for really badly animated videos set to popular culture, but I find this rather funny.

Blame it on the Aracuan

Sometimes, I make myself so busy with my own projects during this period of unemployment that I wonder what it is all for.

busy (1)I’m just trying to get to the end where I hope there is no Aracuan bird to derail my efforts to delude myself that this is all worth it.

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Keep your chin up, little bird. There will be more nests to build.

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[edit] I decided to turn the above gif into a “Thanks, Obama!” gif, because it seems like the right thing to do.

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I am mesmerised

This is quite everything I’ve wanted in a video: unicycles, video games, and music.

Also, I’m working on making an illustration for a short story I once wrote. It’s taking a lot longer than I expected.

Vegetable Rhythm

I have no idea why I’m so addicted to watching this, but this is べジタリズム (bejita-rizumu/Vegetable Rhythm) performed by TEMPURA KIDZ. The song was commissioned by national broadcasting channel, NHK, for a children’s show, Minna no Uta. The song is meant to promote eating vegetables, which is also what the song is about, and that explains why the kids are dressed with vegetable headdresses.

One of the four dancers is a boy! It’s the purple one, whose stage name is P-Chan.

But seriously they’re all really good dancers. I was looking at their footwork and hands, and the gestures and movements are all very clean, crisp and well-executed.

This is going to stick in my head for a while.

QWOP goes downtown

I don’t know what this is, but it sure got my attention. In my opinion, slightly better than the original version below.

It’s the internet, guys. Welcome to it.

For those who are wondering what QWOP is, it’s this rather hard game where you control a runner’s individual thigh and calf in an attempt to run 100 metres. Good luck.