Fill in the blank. There's no way the second sentence ends well, unless, maybe it ends with "my face isn't that nice." Never heard anyone say that. Instead, they always finish with some derogatory reference to to the person they're commenting on. Anyway, I heard another version of it today. This time the ending had to do with someone being a Muslim. The people who say things like this, most often men, seem completely oblivious to how many different ways these observations are offensive.
Anyway, I'm commenting on this because I was also thinking about how comprehension and judgment can breakdown in people who fancy themselves hardcore realists. There's a certain type that can be very realistic in ways that have beneficial, practical implications, but they also have a black and white quality to their thinking that can render them quite stupid on many subjects that are less black and white than they realize. They just can't wrap their minds around ambiguities. In a sense, they're the opposite of the absent-minded professor type, but I think that the latter sometimes knows that there are weaknesses associated with their processing style. The "realist" opposite is more often a knucklehead who is completely oblivious to the weaknesses in their approach.
Was all of that too vague? I may do another post on the subject and explain the link between the first half of this post and the second half.
An art installation of 26 life-size human sculptures at Grant Park was vandalized overnight when graffiti taggers left their signatures on 18 of the statues.
The public art exhibition titled "Borders" are on loan from Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir and were installed in August in a garden named after Sir George Solti at East Jackson Drive and South Michigan Avenue.
Bob O'Neill, president of the Grant Park Conservancy, said he saw the statues with the graffiti this morning and said the taggers used two different signatures, leading him to believe there may be several people at work. [...]
He said he is in the process of filing a police report. He said the statues were to have been returned to the artist but the artist allowed the statues to extend their run until October after being told of the installations' popularity.