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June 2, 2006

Your Turn: No Body I Recognize


The BAG received a number of messages about this pic.

Intuitively, it makes a great rip.  The “why,” however, might be slightly less than obvious, or unanimous — just like there are probably four of five basic ways to create a logical gestalt out of about eight discrete elements.   

So, what’s the story?

(hat tips: Stephen, dancinfool)

(image: Larry Downing/Reuters. Washington. June 1, 2006.  Via YahooNews.  caption:  U.S. President George W. Bush speaks about immigration reform at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.)

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