Dress Color HOAX! Yes, “Dressgate” is a HOAX!

More proof of how stupidity and dumbness is alive and very well in the world — and this time it’s all over a dress.  Heaven help us all.

dressThe latest — and most wildly aggressive – non-issue to saturate the empty sponge heads of Facebook simpletons ( a distinct ethnic group unto itself) and the various and sundry misfits throughout the electronic cloud of dumbness, involves a cheap, shitty dress that looks to be blue and black to some people, and gold and white to others.    Wow — this is serious stuff, folks.  This is freaking amazing!  It’s a geyser of important information.

The whole craze spread throughout the USA and elsewhere in one day — ONE FREAKING DAY!  The trouble is that the whole thing is a complete waste of time and one of those weird light tricks that is being passed off as hoax.

dress2“I’m surprised this didn’t happen sooner,”  said Dr. Raymond Totondi of the Skylight Institute for Physiological Research in Switzerland.

“The dress seems to be obviously blue and black to a person sitting at one computer, and then it appears to be gold and yellow to others at another computer or even the same computer.  

“The color change, however, is not indicative of some brain differences or anything to do with personality or temperament as some have claimed.   That is where this meme enters into hoax territory.  It’s simple logic and knowledge about how computer screens work. 

“Make no mistake, it’s a hoax, but only because it’s being presented to the public as some eerily strange phenomenon.” 

In a nutshell, here is what Dr, Totondi explained, and why he sees this whole issue as a hoax-ish fad that will eventually die away.

Here is why it’s blue or black or gold and white, and why you should pay more attention to the color of your stool than to the color of this slutty dress.

1) A person who sees the dress as black and blue will email it to another person who sees it as gold and white.  The difference in that case is that it is being viewed by two different screens — both having different resolutions and color saturation.

2) A person who sees the dress as black and blue (which are the actual colors) will call someone over and ask them what colors they see.  Almost always the person who comes over stands over the person who is sitting at the computer.  From that angle, the appearance of saturation changes and the semi-complimentary colors of yellow and white appear.  It’s that simple.

Some enterprising — but mindless woman — put a pic on Tumblr or something and within a few hours, a billion people were arguing over the color of an ugly dress.  The dimwit  is happy because — according to Sky News – she “broke the internet.”  Good for her.

For the next year, as a Grand Prize offered by the Opposite-Of-Mensa Society,  she gets to officiate at  ribbon-cutting ceremonies at all the new Piggly Wigglys opening throughout the world.

Additionally,  she gets 1,000 new followers on Tumblr and 200 babies get free heart transplants.



5 thoughts on “Dress Color HOAX! Yes, “Dressgate” is a HOAX!

  1. So you mean to tell me that every different type of display out there, including but not limited to, ips, amoled, led and lcd display the dress to differently to people even when the screen is moved around or the people move around?

    Don’t talk about computers and monitors to a computer guy unless you know what you’re talking about. This is total and utter bullshit.

  2. This is not true, it’s got little or nothing to do with what monitor you view it on, and everything to do with the way our brains interpret pictures. When we “see” something, what is happening is that light is bouncing off of it and through our eyes to our retina, where signals are sent through the optic nerve to the visual cortex of the brain. There the pattern of signals is compared to our collection of other things we’ve seen, to determine what we are seeing. In our lives we have seen many many pictures, some well-lit, some poorly. Some over-saturated, some under-saturated. It just so happens that this picture is ambiguous, and our brains can interpret it in two different ways. Me, I can look at the original picture, and I will almost always see white and gold at first. But after concentrating on it, it usually shifts to blue/black. Once there, I can sometimes, by looking away, blinking, or other little tricks, make it go back to white/gold. Sometimes I can’t. Sometimes it’s hard to make it go blue/black in the first place, and it helps to scroll it off the screen and back. It doesn’t matter if i scroll it off the top or the bottom, a couple tries and suddenly-POOF- it scrolls off white/gold and scrolls back blue/black. I have viewed the original picture on several different devices, and it’s always been the same for me. I printed the picture out, and it’s the same. There are some people that I show the picture to who only ever see blue/black. A couple see only white/gold. A few see it change, as I do. I have looked into this a fair amount, and I am certain that my explanation is correct. What I have NOT seen is ANY instance in which the monitor/angle assertion appears to be true.

  3. You are completely incorrect! Read the articles from the color technicians who printed out copies onto paper to analyse the image and see if it makes any difference. And even viewed on paper caused conflicting results. So that disproves your monitor argument.

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