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AntiBank

(1,339 posts)
Mon Jul 18, 2016, 06:36 AM Jul 2016

A Photo That Mike Pence Posted To Twitter Is Really Freaking People Out

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/optical-illusion-mike-pence-picture_us_578b58efe4b0867123e1970a

It’s only been a day since Donald Trump announced that the Indiana governor would be his running mate. But he already has us scratching our heads, after posting this optical illusion-style photograph to Twitter.



At first glance, it appears Pence is simply enjoying a meal with his wife, Karen, and one of their daughters. In fact, he captioned the image as such.

“Busy weekend in NY!” he wrote. “Enjoying a quick dinner with the family at @Chilis. Looking forward to getting back to Indiana.”

But on closer inspection, it appears that his daughter doesn’t have a reflection in the mirror that the trio is sitting beside. Take a look for yourself. Pence’s reflection? Check. His wife’s? Check. But his daughter’s? Hmmm, nope.

It’s sparked debate on Twitter, with some people questioning whether it had been Photoshopped or was the result of a bizarre optical effect.

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A Photo That Mike Pence Posted To Twitter Is Really Freaking People Out (Original Post) AntiBank Jul 2016 OP
worry more about what people have said is the enormous lack of Laura PourMeADrink Jul 2016 #1
That's deliberate melman Jul 2016 #3
Oh FFS, OLIVE GARDEN syndrome again? Logical Jul 2016 #5
what is Olive Garden Syndrome? AntiBank Jul 2016 #12
I posted about it in the Lounge Shrek Jul 2016 #13
thanks AntiBank Jul 2016 #14
Not that, unless like me, you saw the woman in the mirror breastfeeding her baby while letting madinmaryland Jul 2016 #38
I'm not seeing it brucefan Jul 2016 #2
It looks like that's what happened. In_The_Wind Jul 2016 #11
Then where is her food? DUgosh Jul 2016 #20
Not entirely -- it wouldn't line up exactly like that or explain other discrepancies anneboleyn Jul 2016 #33
Birthers and GOP deadheads are going to do a lot of hand wringing ... Jarqui Jul 2016 #4
VAMPIRE! MyNameGoesHere Jul 2016 #6
My first thought as well dlwickham Jul 2016 #7
Well, we already know most Rethugs are blood suckers. roamer65 Jul 2016 #26
Another thing: there is no Chili's in New York City. . . DinahMoeHum Jul 2016 #8
yes, they were flying out of Teterboro independentpiney Jul 2016 #36
I was more concerned the guy was already turning orange. boston bean Jul 2016 #9
My vote is she was photoshopped in ... 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2016 #10
The table is set for two. Two mugs, and two replacement mugs. yardwork Jul 2016 #15
Lazy Or, a lack of authentic "hanging with the family" pictures? 1StrongBlackMan Jul 2016 #16
Oh dear. I just read your post as "banging" with the family. grossproffit Jul 2016 #18
Where is the kid that is at the end of the table in reflection but not in picture? anneboleyn Jul 2016 #31
She doesn't have her own drink either whereas mom and Dad have drinks plus refills. The kid? anneboleyn Jul 2016 #32
Holy chit! She's a vampire. grossproffit Jul 2016 #17
more of the right wing psychopaths unsmiling eyes. nt Javaman Jul 2016 #19
Hmm.. well Pense does cast a shadow on her pangaia Jul 2016 #21
This photoshop works for me ... Jarqui Jul 2016 #22
Trump and his little Penice? IggleDoer Jul 2016 #23
Look how small Donny's hands are Jarqui Jul 2016 #24
Chili's in NYC?? Philistines. nt msanthrope Jul 2016 #25
Why, it's like going to the Olive Garden on Times Square... NuclearDem Jul 2016 #28
While chainsmoking and breastfeeding my pitbull. nt msanthrope Jul 2016 #29
Wow! - missing image???? HUH??? asiliveandbreathe Jul 2016 #27
Wow, NY has the worlds best pizza Motley13 Jul 2016 #30
Optical MFM008 Jul 2016 #34
Not her chin unless her chin has 90 degree angle anneboleyn Jul 2016 #35
if you look closely at the reflection of pence's shoulder unblock Jul 2016 #37
you can see the edge of the table where she'd be, and the glass with the lemon floating in it renate Jul 2016 #39
 

Laura PourMeADrink

(42,770 posts)
1. worry more about what people have said is the enormous lack of
Mon Jul 18, 2016, 06:41 AM
Jul 2016

judgement eating at Chili's when you are in a city with thousands of fabulous places to eat

Shrek

(4,044 posts)
13. I posted about it in the Lounge
Mon Jul 18, 2016, 07:53 AM
Jul 2016
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018882323

But nobody really seemed to get the joke.

Surprising, really, because I thought the whole Olive Garden thing was an iconic part of DU history.
 

AntiBank

(1,339 posts)
14. thanks
Mon Jul 18, 2016, 07:58 AM
Jul 2016

I would never eat at either place. Bleeeech. But I really do not care either were anyone eats, lot's of people have bad taste (if they didn't, Mcdonald's would be FUCKED), and it isn't my problem, lolol.

madinmaryland

(64,968 posts)
38. Not that, unless like me, you saw the woman in the mirror breastfeeding her baby while letting
Sun Jul 24, 2016, 02:32 PM
Jul 2016

all of her kids run around in the restaurant screaming.

Jarqui

(10,172 posts)
4. Birthers and GOP deadheads are going to do a lot of hand wringing ...
Mon Jul 18, 2016, 07:17 AM
Jul 2016

worrying his daughter is a vampire ... but they'll get over it and find some wacky way to justify their vote for them

DinahMoeHum

(22,040 posts)
8. Another thing: there is no Chili's in New York City. . .
Mon Jul 18, 2016, 07:39 AM
Jul 2016

(unless you count Queens or Staten Island)

Far more likely, Pence and family were in New Jersey, near Teterboro Airport.

http://www.chilis.com/EN/Pages/locationresults.aspx

 

1StrongBlackMan

(31,849 posts)
10. My vote is she was photoshopped in ...
Mon Jul 18, 2016, 07:43 AM
Jul 2016

notice Pence and wife have plates in front of them; whereas, the daughter doesn't. Though it is possible that her plate was already cleared away.

yardwork

(62,437 posts)
15. The table is set for two. Two mugs, and two replacement mugs.
Mon Jul 18, 2016, 08:04 AM
Jul 2016

This is weird. It really looks like she was photoshopped in - why do that????

anneboleyn

(5,611 posts)
31. Where is the kid that is at the end of the table in reflection but not in picture?
Sun Jul 24, 2016, 12:28 PM
Jul 2016

Weird, and he is not taking the picture as one can tell from the angle. There also appears to be someone beside the wife in the reflection but not in the picture. As everyone is saying the daughter has no drink of her own or plate of her own. There is no way that Pence is blocking her entire reflection either --plus other details are changed. This seems like a cheap photoshop to pump up the "Pence Family Man" motif that was so desperately peddled at the convention.

anneboleyn

(5,611 posts)
32. She doesn't have her own drink either whereas mom and Dad have drinks plus refills. The kid?
Sun Jul 24, 2016, 12:31 PM
Jul 2016

He is in reflection but not in photo (and he is not tall enough to be taking this photo)

pangaia

(24,324 posts)
21. Hmm.. well Pense does cast a shadow on her
Mon Jul 18, 2016, 08:33 AM
Jul 2016

the table casts a shadow on her leg, her head casts a shadow on her blouse and she casts a shadow on the booth.

But my smart phone is smarter than I am so....

asiliveandbreathe

(8,203 posts)
27. Wow! - missing image???? HUH???
Sun Jul 24, 2016, 12:22 PM
Jul 2016

I wonder, if it was the drumpf sitting where pence is??? Would his image disappear??? - Maybe we can get a photoshop of it...just WOW!!!


anneboleyn

(5,611 posts)
35. Not her chin unless her chin has 90 degree angle
Sun Jul 24, 2016, 12:56 PM
Jul 2016

That is something else, not her chin. Nor do I see her hair or any other sign of her (plus that doesn't explain her lack of food of beverages which all belong to mom and dad) in photo. And yes I have enlarged the photo.

unblock

(53,230 posts)
37. if you look closely at the reflection of pence's shoulder
Sun Jul 24, 2016, 02:19 PM
Jul 2016

you can see just a bit of his daughter's outfit.

otherwise he is completely blocking her.

renate

(13,776 posts)
39. you can see the edge of the table where she'd be, and the glass with the lemon floating in it
Sun Jul 24, 2016, 02:57 PM
Jul 2016

To me, it would seem impossible that he'd block her entire body given the angles of reflection that the visible edge of the table where she should be, as well as the glass (the one on the left at the edge of the table), would indicate.

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