boggly roll

Plinky.com asked me what is guaranteed to make my eyes roll.

Some combination of the medial & lateral rectus muscles, the superior & inferior rectus muscles, and the superior & inferior oblique muscles. Though that's kind of obvious, isn't it?

[sorry, I couldn't resist]

What stimulus results in a contraction of said musculature? Now that's a different question…

Most recently, living in the US, the hyper-partisanship in politics, religion and, particularly, in the media causes all manner of facial tics chéz moi. It's not that I'm particularly biased in any single direction when it comes to politics and/or religion, it's just that anyone who tries to adopt a black/white, yes/no, right/wrong position based on a POV reflective of absolute truth just… well… makes me, er, roll my eyes.

It's not just a US symptom, either. Right now, while I'm back home in the UK, the Labour party have stated an absolute 'no' to a proposed referendum, before public debate has even started.

I thought we were evolving, I thought we were becoming more decent, I thought we were becoming more informed, more transcendent, more… sigh… it seems that the more we have a chance to become the future that visionaries from many cultures, religions and creeds have painted, the more there are those who want to cling on to the painful past with all it takes.

The past wasn't as glorious as it is painted. And the future hasn't happened yet. Doing more of what we've done before and expecting different results is living the common definition of insanity.

So, in politics saying:

"we shouldn't even contemplate changing anything because things might be f***ed up, and at least when it was f***ed up before this, it was f***ed up our way"

just doesn't compute with me.

And the spirit of that statement is, my friends, what's guaranteed to make medial & lateral rectus muscles, the superior & inferior rectus muscles, and the superior & inferior oblique muscles contract as they make my eyes roll.

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