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Ummm…laughing goat-horned devil pelvis?

I never took the Rorshach inkblot test. My mother took it in college. She did a lot of psych courses. The only thing she remembered was getting the brain freeze when the inkblots went from black and white to color.

It’s a phenomenon known as “color shock” — I don’t know what it means. “Bugshit crazy” at a guess.

Anyhow, Wikipedia has gefuct the Rorshach by publishing the ten classic inkblots along with the most common responses to them. Even though the blots have technically been in the public domain for many years, psychologists have guarded the images carefully. Once they’re out, the test is essentially useless. Assuming it was useful before.

For what it’s worth, I suspect it did have some use as a diagnostic. It ain’t science, but it’s a way for a pshrink to make conversation with a fruitcake without asking him to be insightful about anything.

Anyhow, I advise you to bone up on the ‘normal’ responses. You never know if your next insanity plea might hinge on an Old School psych.

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from Allen
Time: August 2, 2010, 10:58 pm

Is this a test for us? OK, I’ll take a whack at it.

1. Pterodactyls feeding their young.
2. Two elephants doing the high trunk.
3. Electric boogaloo.
4. Bigfoot on a moped.
5. Moth on my windshield.
6. Bearskin.
7. Hypervelocity impact.
8. The skull of Peace (Wizards.)
9. Bristle cone pines.
10. The monkey king.

What?

 


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: August 2, 2010, 11:07 pm

Butterflies. It’s butterflies all the way down.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 2, 2010, 11:08 pm

Ohhhhh…good idea.

1. laughing goat-horned devil pelvis
2. high-fiving garden gnomes
3. poncey waiters wearing boxing gloves
4. bat clinging with its toes
5. really, really complicated tweezers
6. the RKO radio antenna. Plus labia.
7. a fungus of some description
8. AAAAAAAIIIIIII! COLOR!!!

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 2, 2010, 11:13 pm

Oh, did anyone have conductor Mitch Miller in the Dead Pool? He has officially conducted his last Symphony.

http://www.newsmax.com/Entertainment/US-Obit-Miller/2010/08/02/id/366378

 


Comment from porknbean
Time: August 2, 2010, 11:43 pm

1. two chihuahua type dogs chewing on a small headless woman OR a wolf mask
2. two monks wearing weird red hats.
3. two waiters holding a chamber pot.
4. bottom part of a scarecrow on a pole
5. conjoined at the head men
6. fish split down the middle and flattened
7. conjoined girls with ponytails
8. two bears and two flags
9. goblet stuck in someone’s pelvic poon
10. warrior grasshopper wearing a helmet and a red cloak

Was going to say labia holding an Indian icon on six but that kinda grossed me out.

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 3, 2010, 12:21 am

Kinda looks like Tinkerbell got squashed in an unabridged copy of Websters dictionary…

 


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 3, 2010, 12:53 am

Scubafreak – that is brilliant!

 


Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: August 3, 2010, 12:56 am

The ‘ears’ are right and left profiles of Arrow, Oblio’s dog, from the 1970’s animated movie, The Point. The lower area is a front view of an F-117 Nighthawk. Note the triangular canopy frames and air intakes.

 


Comment from Big Blue Bug
Time: August 3, 2010, 1:05 am

1. Zombie Sally Struthers (Did you know that for less than two brains a day you can feed a starving zombie village in Africa?)

2. Linux Gnome cuts off own foot and admires it the mirror.

3. Zombie Runny Babbit; don’t look at teh eyes.

4. Zombie on motorcycle.

5. Moth carrying alligators.

6. The entrance to the dragon fly labrynth (duh).

7. Stack of taxidermed human heads.

8. Pink racoons hanging laundry.

9. She whose flower is a polished pearl.

10. Gandalf the ghey.

11. Cursed monkey paw.

 


Comment from bad cat robot
Time: August 3, 2010, 2:20 am

– A ballet wizard en pointe invoking the Origami Dragon spell in front of a mirror
– Wil E. Coyote’s death mask
– two penguins fighting over a pineapple
– Look, it’s just ink. If I say I hear voices can we stop now?
– A Day without Air Traffic Controllers

 


Comment from Anonymous
Time: August 3, 2010, 5:33 am

1. Headless woman in an old-fashioned dress waving her hands, surrounded by two completely meaningless clouds.

2. Two gnomes in red hats high-fiving.

3. A couple of skinny Jazz Age dandies bowing to each other.

4. A survivalist type in fur and leather driving straight at me on a motorcycle.

5. A bug-man. (Real bugs don’t stand on two legs.)

6. Some kind of American Indian relic composed of an animal’s fur splayed out with feathers attached at one end.

7. Crusts of flatbreads or crackers; or a map of a reservoir or lake, with locks at the bottom.

8. A skull wearing some archaic helmet with dangling cheek-plates above a butterfly, with bear-sloth-guinea pig-like creatures climbing up the sides.

9. Two seahorses balancing on some raw beef.

10. Heavy duty shears of some kind between two crabs.

Is that weird enough for ya?

 


Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: August 3, 2010, 5:34 am

1. Headless woman in an old-fashioned dress waving her hands, surrounded by two completely meaningless clouds.

2. Two gnomes in red hats high-fiving.

3. A couple of skinny Jazz Age dandies bowing to each other.

4. A survivalist type in fur and leather driving straight at me on a motorcycle.

5. A bug-man. (Real bugs don’t stand on two legs.)

6. Some kind of American Indian relic composed of an animal’s fur splayed out with feathers attached at one end.

7. Crusts of flatbreads or crackers; or a map of a reservoir or lake, with locks at the bottom.

8. A skull wearing some archaic helmet with dangling cheek-plates above a butterfly, with bear-sloth-guinea pig-like creatures climbing up the sides.

9. Two seahorses balancing on some raw beef.

10. Heavy duty shears of some kind between two crabs.

Is that weird enough for ya?

 


Comment from Frit
Time: August 3, 2010, 5:47 am

Regarding inkblots:

1. Odd alien pelvic bone
2. ink blot with blood stains
3. two people carrying a shallow caldron between them, singing
4. sashquatch hide
5. moth
6. dragon fly over animal hide
7. basic hand signals
8. coat of arms, pair of beavers on outside, holding edges of mountain, odd-winged critter, and butterfly
9. sea creatures related to shrimp or sea horses over pelvic bone and single back bone piece
10. impressionistic painting of coral reef critters.

Regarding Stoaty’s art and blog:
Delightful artwork, and yes, I did get a couple of ‘hoodies’ with your snarly weasel on it. (First is the “Yes, I’m a girl..” one, and the second was a plain snarly weasel with my own text of: “Frit: Now in Fun Size!” because in spite of myself being an adult female, I had to get a kids large hoodie for the fit.)

I enjoy your blog, and I can somewhat relate to living in a new country. I’m a Damn Yank who has relocated to Oz (AKA “Down Under”). Very much enjoying the experience tho!

Side note: Frit: n. the word “ferret” said fast enough for a real ferret to understand it. 😉

 


Comment from Gabriel Malor
Time: August 3, 2010, 6:15 am

2. ink blot with blood stains

This is why I don’t get the exercise. They all look like ink blots to me and if I were forced to answer (as required) I’d say things like “Transformer” (Card IV), “Space Shuttle launch” (Card VIII), and “stop bothering me, I will murder you, motherfucker” (Card IX).

 


Comment from Steve Skubinna
Time: August 3, 2010, 9:07 am

Hell with it. I just identify every ink blot by “Where did you get that picture of my mother, you bastard?”

Never had to do more than four images.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 3, 2010, 11:07 am

Ahhhh…welcome from one immigrant to another, Frit (let me know how the hoodies turn out — the postage must’ve been murder).

I just realized last week that my next visa application is due in October. Oh, joy. Oh, rapture. Oh, another fifteen hundred bucks and an ass-ache’s worth of paperwork.

 


Comment from Princess Bernie
Time: August 3, 2010, 12:20 pm

1. Angel reaching toward heaven
2. Imprint on a glass door left by a drunken clown’s face who ran into it not realizing it was closed. Because he was drunk.
3. Cannibals stirring a pot of people stew with a little runny babbit thrown in for taste.
4. Toad run over by a tractor tire.
5. Moth stuck on the front grille of a vehicle traveling at high speed.
6. Phoenix rising from the ashes.
7. Silhouettes of Indian Maidens getting ready to kiss – platonically or not?
8. Outtake from the movie “Avatar.”
9. Hippie tie dye tapestry.
10. Monet water color entitled “Spring Flowers at the Eiffel Tower.”

 


Comment from Monotone (The Elderish)
Time: August 3, 2010, 3:34 pm

1. some kind of alien bug thing
2. a soviet statue
3. some kind of half invisible demon horse with a butter fly on its head
4. a ghost from “halo 3”
5. the future of stealth warfare
6. a cello or violin?
7.inside view of someone who needs dental surgery
8.alien bug squid thing
9. two deer riding quads jumping over a spider (motorcycle thing)
10. a scene from “The little mermaid”

and yes, i do have my foil hat.

 


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: August 3, 2010, 7:26 pm

It also kind of resembles an ashtray made by a pre-schooler in art class.

 


Comment from Docitburnswhenipost
Time: August 3, 2010, 7:33 pm

Doc, why are you showing me all these dirty pictures?

 


Comment from Big Blue Bug
Time: August 4, 2010, 12:16 am

Mostly, the paper used for these images are very
nice and vellumy. They burn with the most beautiful blue hue.

Take a tip from BBB, always ask for some lemon juice and a candle. And mumble something about secret messages.

Then say “Ha Ha, Pwned. I’m not crazy and I can prove it using geometric logic. The strawberries…..”

 


Comment from Bill (still the .00358% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: August 4, 2010, 3:34 pm

1. Transgendered mutant newt Siamese twins in Nina Ricci chenille bedspreads doing the Macarena to the drum solo from “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”

Okay, I lied about the bedspreads…

2. – 9. Rosemary’s Baby.

10. The only orchid ever to escape from Nero Wolfe’s sauté pan.

 


Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: August 6, 2010, 3:13 am

Whatever it is, Windex don’t take it off.

 


Comment from Can’t hark my cry
Time: August 6, 2010, 3:42 am

Whatever it is, Windex don’t take it off.

So. Next steps in the “progressively agressive approach to undesirable image” protocols:

1. Chlorine bleach
2. Citrasolve
3. Sandpaper
4. Censored (possibly involving ignition or explosion)

What? Oh. OK. Yeah. Um, right, I guess “viewing different content” could be in there. What number should we rank it at?

 


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