How Politics Works

The Art and Chaos of Misdirection.

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  • greg

    Wtf of cource you miss the gorilla and curtain color change you’re busy counting the passes. What’s the point of this?

  • Jennifer

    Patting myself on the head – I watched the gorilla enter and leave, missed the girl leave, but noticed she was gone after the gorilla left and got the number of passes. Only thing I missed was the color change. Implying, I guess, that I miss the more subtle things? I saw the girls try not to laugh at the gorilla.

  • Steve P in Sparta, Wis.

    LOL! I walked right into that one! I knew about the gorilla, so of course I spotted him immediately…and felt pretty clever for having done so. But I *completely* missed the curtain changing color and the sixth ball-passer leaving. As Homer Simpson would say, D’oh!

  • DaveW

    I totally blew it. I got the passes correct but who wouldn’t?

    Missed the gorilla, the curtain, the girl leaving. Heh.

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  • Greta

    Some on the left would call this racist insisting that first it tells us to watch the ones in white, and because of focus on the wite ones, we miss everything about other color changes and of course the use of a monkey. Why not big bird.

    I saw one like this about a year ago aimed at proving that men do not notice things important to women. This one kind of gives it away with the title monkey business.

  • Chris-2-4

    It seems to me that the only thing this can prove is that people who notice the gorilla and the girl leaving and the change in color of the curtain, simply lack the focus and determination to do what is asked of them which is to count the number of times the white team passes the ball.