Blue, what have you done?!

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Yes, Blue. Everyone’s favorite little blue dog from Nick Jr. has a dark, secret past. Even worse than that Steve character she used to hang around who got caught doing drugs or something. Come on, you know he HAD to be high to pull off that show. Remember when his brother Joe came and took over the show? Yeah that was awkward.

Anyway, why am I, a college graduate, talking about Blue’s Clues? Well, I am going to expose her secret. Magenta isn’t real! That’s right, Blue’s best puppy pal Magenta is totally made up. This leads us to a lot of things we could either assume or infer about the Blue’s Clues universe. Firstly, I accept that Blue the dog is real. Magenta is not, so what about Mr. Salt? Mrs. Pepper? TICKETY TOCK? Don’t even get me started on how Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper had little Paprika ohhhh no. Oh yes, they must all be fake too.  If Blue was willing to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes with her best friend, just think about all the other inanimate objects she lived with that she paraded in front of preschoolers as having personality. Sounds like Blue had some schizophrenia.

Well, I’ve gotten a little bit away from my actual point here. This whole thing about Blue from Blue’s Clues being schizophrenic is not true. The story here is much more science-y. You see, scientists (see I told you it was science-y) are saying that Magenta is not a real color. That is actually resides somewhere in the middle of violet and red on opposite ends of the color spectrum.

And since those two colors never blend in to one another, the brain invents its own interpretation of what that color looks like, but there’s no way to actually produce magenta when you’re talking about the wavelength level. Sure, you can make things (like dogs) appear to be magenta. But in the end, it’s really just your brain playing a trick on you and making stuff up.

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