Friday, August 20, 2010

I don’t think edgy is a good move for you, Tom

Here’s Tom Horner’s first television commercial.

On the other hand, he did get me to embed it in a post.

And note the tastefully tied half windsor with a dimple. Well done, Tom.


blogspotdog said...

And the tie is even purple: halfway between blue and red. Ingenious.

Avidor said...

So cross-eyed is better?

DiscordianStooge said...

Actually, purple is a mixture of red and blue. Purple is actually on the far side of the spectrum from red, just past blue.

blogspotdog said...

Purple is not violet, which is the color that Stoo is describing. One short defintion of purple is:

Any of a group of colors with a hue between that of violet and red.

Violet is, well, really blue.

Color photographers will tell you that purple has a lower color temperature than blue, not a higher one.

blogspotdog said...

Stoo said:

<span>"Actually, purple is a mixture of red and blue."</span>

I think he meant "is not a mixture of red and blue."

DiscordianStooge said...

Actually, I meant what I said. As the Other Wiki says, " In additive light combinations it occurs by mixing the primary colors red and blue"

The funny thing is, it says what you said about the difference, but the actual colors samples they show make violet and purple look really similar. I'm not an artist, but I think most people would say violet and purple are the same.

But either way, purple is a mixture of blue and red.

And that ad is creepy. Eyes are not something to play with if you want people to watch.

blogspotdog said...

I think I finally figured who it is in the ad: Uncle Fester.

blogspotdog said...

I misunderstood Stoo; purple is of course a mixture of red and blue. But it isn't on the far side of the color spectrum.

DiscordianStooge said...

Turns out purple isn't on the color spectrum at all. Colors aren't my strong point, and this has been facinating for me to read. Here's what they call a "compromise" in the business.

violet and indigo are not purples according to color theory but they are purples according to common English usage

So purple and violet aren't the same thing, except when they are.