A cynical Mother’s Day connection

Would you believe that it was nine years ago that the internet was arguing about the color of this dress? I know. Time is fleeting. Let’s do the time warp again.

Anyway, the dress is in the news again, just in time for Mother’s Day. The dress was worn by Keir Johnston’s mother-in-law, and how do you honor your mother-in-law? Apparently, by strangling your wife. She survived, but apparently their marriage has been an 11 year long exercise in violent abuse.

Maybe the best Mother’s Day gift is a divorce and seeing your abusive husband arrested and jailed, and the nasty little man going viral.


  1. whheydt says

    My wife detested Mother’s Day. And if it comes to that, the person that got it started came to want to get rid of it once it went commercial. (I, for my part, ignore Father’s Day which was just a “Me too!” addition.)

  2. Rich Woods says

    Was that one mostly to do with the silliness of people claiming they could see ultraviolet in an image captured by CCDs and displayed on devices using LEDs of three fixed wavelengths?

  3. Pierce R. Butler says

    Why not re-do the Minnesota state flag in the colors of that dress?

  4. birgerjohansson says

    About the perception of color… wasn’t these something about the perception of spoken words a few years later?

    The brain is processing input and presenting it in a simplified way that does not have a 1:1 relation to external reality.

  5. birgerjohansson says

    11 years of abuse? Let him donate one of his kidneys if he wants to get less that life in prison.

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