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    Super Moderator Super Moderator Big Booger's Avatar
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    Cool Porn makes you blind: official

    Conan,
    How you able to type?

    A Vanderbilt University research squad has illustrated what the Victorians and Mary Whitehouse knew all along: that smut sends you blind, albeit temporarily. The same apparently applies to blood and guts images, although of course eyeballing snaps of carnage does not carry the same penalty of eternal damnation as ogling smut.

    Vanderbilt Uni psychologist David Zald and his team exposed guinea pigs to a barrage of "disturbing" images interspersed with landscape or architectural snaps, telling them to scan the images for a certain target image. The press release explains: "An irrelevant, emotionally negative or neutral picture preceded the target by two to eight items. The closer the negative pictures were to the target image, the more frequently the subject failed to spot the target. In a subsequent study, which has not yet been published, the researchers substituted erotic for negative images and found the same basic effect."

    The bottom line is, says Zald: "We observed that people fail to detect visual images that appeared one-fifth of a second after emotional images, whereas they can detect those images with little problem after neutral images."

    So, what's it all about? Well, the boffins reckon it's related to the "rubbernecking" concept - the process whereby you try and drive by an accident without having a shufti but "our emotions of concern, fear and curiosity cause us to stare out the window at the accident and slow to a crawl as we drive by".

    We suppose that the same process is at work when you attempt to motor past an attractive member of the opposite/same sex (according to taste) and not cop an eyeful, fail dismally and pile into the back of the police car sitting at a zebra crossing.

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    Poor Conan... he must've been blind at the age of 3.

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    Techzonez Governor Super Moderator Conan's Avatar
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    Actually lookng up women's skirts has sharpened my eyesight!

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    Lifting up women's skirts has helped me gain speed and endurance in my running program.

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    I keep my screen at 1600x1200, after a few years if I need it at 600x400 I'll stop



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    thats pretty scary tough, getting blind after watching too much porn, whoa, spooooky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lankan_man
    thats pretty scary tough, getting blind after watching too much porn, whoa, spooooky!
    What exactly is "too much porn....you scared LM ?

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    [QUOTE=Big Booger]Conan,
    How you able to type?

    he has a braille keyboard

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    She who must be obeyed Super Moderator piaqt's Avatar
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    But how can he find it?

    Last night, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know.
    love, piaqt

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    Nobody knows I'm a dog. TZ Veteran petard's Avatar
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    And what if he gets confused with other little "bumps"?

    Many thanks to egghead for the cool .sig

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    rofl

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    i can't see what this thread is about


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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    Well EH let me help...

    1) Conan is a Smurf:
    Actually lookng up women's skirts has sharpened my eyesight!
    2) petard really is a dog and is very fast. Plus He has a talented nose:
    Lifting up women's skirts has helped me gain speed and endurance in my running program.
    3) FastGame needs glasses, and\or is ambidextrous:
    I keep my screen at 1600x1200, after a few years if I need it at 600x400 I'll stop
    4) lankan_man is just a scardie chicken:
    thats pretty scary tough, getting blind after watching too much porn, whoa, spooooky!
    5) Piper must be Conans roomate because he knows too much:
    he has a braille keyboard
    6) pia is just clueless:
    But how can he find it?
    7) And last but not least...Somebody must have warts that petard can smell:
    And what if he gets confused with other little "bumps"?

    Now do you understand?



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    She who must be obeyed Super Moderator piaqt's Avatar
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    If he's blind, he must have one helluva nose to find anything. And if those other little bumps are female, he'll get smacked.

    Last night, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I'll never know.
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    Nobody knows I'm a dog. TZ Veteran petard's Avatar
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    Wouldn't be the first time.

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    Ok this study by Vanderbilt University is real real stupid. They used guinea pigs WTH is that, I searched all over and couldn't find guinea pig porn, WTH kinda porn do guinea pigs do

    BTW anyone who has ever seen Conans wife knows he's far from blind, that girl is real nice

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