Better get that checked out.

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What can happen if the two lobes of your brain are separated?Since each eye is controlled by the opposite hemisphere, if you show one eye a card telling the person to do something, the person will do it with no memory of having read the card. If you ask why he did it (since the other lobe controls the mouth) he’ll invent more and more fabulous explanations for why he did so, even when he’s shown the card with both eyes.

Severing the part that joins the two, can also lead to something you might remember from Dr. Strangelove.

What am I talking about?

An Emu-tional Thank You

To the emu gang:

I remember noting a quarter century or so ago that an emu was a 6 foot Australian flightless bird. I thought that got most of it right.

It turned out to be one of the most widely photographed _______ in history. That was no doubt due to the fact that it was so photogenic. Equally responsible for its success was its characteristic of hiding from view its ugly occupant.

Its true beauty, however, was that it worked. It was tough, reliable and almost cuddly.

To all of you who made it all that it was, I send a quarter century’s worth of thanks and congratulations.

Sincerely,

(Signed) X

A really famous thank-you note, sent in 1994 by whom? ūüôā¬†

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Apples and Oranges

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In The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, X is the goddess of Y.X’s¬†name is similar in sound to the word ‘Heiress’, as in a ‘spoiled¬†little rich girl’. She used to receive a large allowance from her Father (“Daddy“) every month until she was cut off for all the trouble that she was causing.¬†She is portrayed as a curvaceous and beautiful, but vindictive, blonde-haired woman with a gap in her teeth.She is the keeper of the Z, a¬†golden apple that can transform into any shape to assist her into wreaking havoc.

In one episode, she¬†gives the apple to the trio, Grim tries to seal it away, Mandy wants to become the new goddess of Y, and Billy is…well Billy.¬†The three eventually end up fighting over it until X returns, glad with the outcome of her plan, and leaves with Z.

Id X,Y and Z. What Incident in Greek mythology does the episode parody?

Gender Bender

In October 2012 X received the¬†Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award.¬†In her acceptance speech she revealed that she had considered committing suicide once in her youth. X’s acceptance speech was one of the longest public appearances that either of the notoriously reclusive siblings has ever given. She began by explaining that while she and her brother had not publicly commented on her transitioning during the past decade of rumors about it, this was not because she was ashamed of it, nor had she kept it a secret from her family and friends. Rather, X had not commented about her transitioning due to a general shyness about the news media that both she and her brother possess. Comparing it to losing one’s virginity as an event which only happens once and is irreversible, the Ys had tried to stay out of the public eye and avoided giving interviews due to fear of losing their personal privacy, fearing that they would never be able to go to a public restaurant again without being noticed and harassed as celebrities.

Name the really famous siblings, whose works are well-known in their industry.

Y Рfamily name of the siblings. 

Workoutable from context if you’ve heard this HUGE bit of news somewhere in 2012.¬†

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In 1986, ________’s longtime advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi formed a specialized unit, Team One, to handle marketing for the new premium brand. Image consulting firm Lippincott & Margulies was hired to develop a list of 219 prospective names; Vectre, Verone, Chaparel, Calibre and Alexis were chosen as top candidates. While Alexis quickly became the front runner, concerns were raised that the name applied to people more than cars (being associated with the Alexis Carrington character on the popular 1980s primetime drama Dynasty),and as a result the some changes were made to the name Рremoval of an alphabet, and replacement of some others.

The term “the X of…” has also entered the cultural lexicon as a description of a high-end product.

What famous brand name are we talking about? Workoutable. 

SALIGIA

Have you played “The Binding of Isaac” yet?Its pretty awesome if you’re into such a thing

The seven deadly sins appear as mini bosses in the game. All of them have unique sprites. Except for one. This one is just a color swap on a pre existing sprite for a different monster. After the expansion pack “Wrath of the Lamb” all the seven sins monsters were upgraded to “super” status, giving them newer, more disturbing sprites. But the one in question is just bigger with maybe its eyes open.

Which one is it? Very workoutable.