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(Washington Post)   Typical human blinks 20 times a minute. Bob Dole in '96 presidential debates: 147. Nixon in his resignation speech: "on a par with schizophrenics"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 55
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2013-02-13 10:49:01 PM

GrizzledVeteran: Dear Don't Troll Me:

Thanks for your time and trouble with my query. I had figured that 24fps should pick up blinks--and so still wonder why I seem not to see so many of them. Now I'm gonna go to YouTube and try to find some barely-a-blinker to illustrate my point.

You said plenty--thanks once more for sharing your expertise and clear thinking,

GV


That's the kind of question that leads to me and a bunch of coworkers hypothesizing over shiat we know nothing about at the bar on Friday after work.  If we've been there long enough it leads to outright arguments and people looking at us funny.  Kinda fun.  So many pointless, yet interesting questions to argue over with a beer in hand.
 
2013-02-14 12:16:01 AM

macadamnut: "on a par with"? Nixon was the Arnold Palmer of schizophrenics.


Schizophrenic? So did he hear voices telling him to kill the president or something?
 
2013-02-14 12:22:11 AM
Anyone remember the Cheney-Pelosi blink counter?
 
2013-02-14 12:22:23 AM
TheCruxOfTheBiscuitIsTheApostrophe:
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Where does she fit in?

She looks like she's seen what Callista has seen - old man Gingrich in the raw.

t.qkme.me
 
2013-02-14 04:54:13 AM

rufus-t-firefly: Satanic_Hamster: Rann Xerox: Romney would have put this guy's eye-blinking rate to shame:

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If you look closely, you notice that the blinking of Romney's eyes are governed by a Fourier series, to simulate randomness.

Someone in my office said that his blinking and his mouth movements meant he is a reptilian.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reptilians

I have avoided that person since then.


Yeah, being called a Reptilian would be much less offensive than being called a Republican.
 
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