Originally Posted by CruelInventions
hey, that's an interesting question. you should start a thread!
Seriously, we could use a few original threads around this place, instead of the usual tedium parade. And be sure to work in some literary quotations too; Oscar Wilde, Euripides, Jonathan Swift, Tolstoi, whatever.. you know, your standard repertoire.
I was asking it within the context of this thread's debate about the merits of investing in a 1080P panel. I thought that it might be worthwhile to determine if a stuck pixel would be less of a distraction on a 1080P set, and that could be added to the benefit column. Since what we are really talking about is distance and perspective, I will give you a wee Irish Poem that captures the concept of how distance banishes blemishes. The poet is James Simmons.
Art and Reality
From twenty yards I saw my old love
Locking up her car.
She smiled and waved, as lovely still
As girls of twenty are.
That cloud of auburn hair that bursts
Like sunrise round her head,
The smile that made me smile
At ordinary things she said.
But twenty years have gone and flesh
Is perishable stuff;
Can art and exercise and diet
Ever be enough
To save the tiny facial muscles
And keep taut the skin,
And have the waist, in middle age,
Still curving firmly in?
Beauty invites me to approach
And lies make truth seem hard
As my old love assumes her age,
A year for every yard.
Perhaps, if we do not get much feed back about my question, I may start a dedicated thread to the subject.
Slainte, and Happy Holidays to all. Stay safe.