“Where’s the W, cuh? #Trippy”

by Joey deVilla on March 16, 2012

Badminton racket with a "W" painted on the strings, held over a car's dashboard. The badminton strings cast a shadow, but not the "W". Inset is a Tweet: "Where the W, cuh? #Trippy"

You know why the “W” doesn’t cast a shadow, don’t you? Please say you do. Please.

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Brent Morris March 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

The correct answer is magic, right?

Liz Lawley March 16, 2012 at 3:07 pm



Mike McCann March 16, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I think you mean religion, Brent. Baby Jesus makes all the cool stuff in the world happen…

Joey deVilla March 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Liz Lawley: Hah! That joke didn’t even occur to me.

Joey deVilla March 16, 2012 at 3:18 pm

From now on, “Where’s the W, cuh?” is my new greeting.

Margot Lewis March 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm

The W is a vampire. Wampire?

Lex March 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Yes I do.

andrew March 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I think the red is just for Wilson and it is just like it isn’t there. Or else… Wilson is the name of the Leprechaun who stole the W and put it in his pot o’ gold?

jsmith March 17, 2012 at 2:33 pm

FACT: The ‘W’ is simply painted onto the strings.

Your welcome.

Think about it March 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm

simple, the w is painted onto the racket strings and nowhere else so all you see in the shadow is the strings, no w

Dan F March 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Yes, I do. Sadly, when I show this at work, it will be considered magic by the primitive college graduates.

Andy March 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm

The “W” is just colored onto the white strings on the racquet. Held at an angle the W looks solid but is just colored areas on the strings.

Farnsworth March 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

I don’t want to live on a planet where people need an explanation for this.

John March 18, 2012 at 10:41 am

@ Farnsworth…. feeling the same as you, rofl about your comment, but crying too….

Junior March 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I second myself, Farnsworth

Brad Greenwood March 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm

CJ either has never played badminton, or is a moron. I say both are true.

W is for Wowwwww! March 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Quite simply a case of wailien obduction, dude. Wuse your wead.

Miika Hannunen March 19, 2012 at 3:36 am

Does he think the W should cast an all-solid shadow or that the shadow of the string on the painted part should somehow be darker (which would happen if the strings were otherwise [partially] transparent).

haha March 19, 2012 at 8:26 am


Sérgio Correia March 19, 2012 at 4:54 pm

agora a cor vermelha tem uma sombra diferente ??? … ainda há cada burro ….

Mike Licht March 21, 2012 at 7:01 am

The car dashboard has an endorsement deal from ProKennex, a rival racquet manufacturer.

Uncle Al March 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

Tch, tch. The “W” is in deep red. Chromatic aberration in the system gives it a different focal length. If the tennis racket were held at a different height above the imaging surface, one would see a sharply defined “W” and not the strings and frame.

The elegance of convoluted theory may not be sullied by empirical falsification. This iis trivially validated by string theory and SUSY predicting sheaves of hornswoggle immune to criticism. Were anybody to gainsay this perfect “double you,” I would add symmetry breakings to the ansatz, engage a see-saw mechanism, insert a penguin, then recalculate the divergence distance so it was not obtainable.

It is management’s task to displace discrete facts with overall ignorance. I now want my performance bonus, then more funding for further studies. National Security is at stake here.

kate April 26, 2013 at 3:56 am

He is a comedian!! haha =P

Mitz January 3, 2016 at 5:43 pm

The most BuN thing

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