Have you ever been lied to?
Did you like it?
The government, our employers, family members; all lie on occasion, mostly by subverting our take on reality. The wife says “I need to run to the store to get diapers for the kids” what she really meant was “I can’t stand these brats any more, so I’m outta here before I kill them, and I’ve come up with the excuse that we’re out of something”. Everyone has taken these types of lies as common place. We expect them.
The government says “we’re upping taxes” what they meant was “we’ve screwed up the budget, so we’re gonna fix it by milking you again”. Lies come from everywhere.
But we never expect is to be lied to with images.
When you see your boss in a picture with his wife’s panties on, there is only one explanation.
But I’m not so sure any more. I mean I think the age has come where we can be lied to with images.
Maxim magazine and air brushed women. “American Pie” the movie and all of the kids that had their facial acne digitally removed. It’s all a common thread around here. It bugs me. But some where deep down, we’ve always been able to tell the images were retouched. Maybe it’s just a gut feeling that everyone is a little too perfect. But we knew.
Then I took a little online test by Alias. I passed, I guess. I got 6 out of 10. Give it a try and see if you sense of reality is better than mine. Post your results in the comments section.
Twenty years ago I could watch a good movie and know everything was fake. Ok, maybe some of them weren’t that good, but here’s a picture of those special effects from a cinema classic. Because the first rule of “Posting” is that every story needs an image.
Howard The Duck
A George Lucas Classic