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Old 23 March 2018, 04:26 PM
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Default The case of the mysterious floating arm



Is it my imagination or does that arm second to the right of Mr. Trump, coming over the left should of the lady in the pink Trump hat, have no body attached to it? Is it perchance a Fake Arm!

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Old 23 March 2018, 04:54 PM
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It's coming out of the woman right behind her. The one holding the trump sign, I believe.
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Old 23 March 2018, 05:01 PM
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I think it belongs to the one holding the posterboard sign, just with odd angles as everyone is jockeying for position:

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Old 23 March 2018, 05:06 PM
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I think it's the other arm of the lady holding the sign, or the arm of someone blocked by the guy in the blue shirt.

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(*Edit: Damn, spanked again... the expression of the lady to the far right of the picture is priceless, though.)
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Old 23 March 2018, 05:06 PM
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Odd Angle and odd distance. If you look at the right side collar of the woman holding the sign it leads the eye to a point that would be an odd place for that arm to originate from. At least that is what it does for my eye.
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Old 23 March 2018, 05:17 PM
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I didn't read your question until after looking at the picture.

I was weirded out by the color choice on the sign. Why the color change between Lord and Jesus? It makes me read it as "Lord Presi..." I can't even finish that sentence.

I need a shower.
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Old 23 March 2018, 05:30 PM
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I think it's coming from a person mostly hidden behind the guy in the blue shirt. The shoulder, which you can see, is too far forward to belong to poster lady.
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Old 23 March 2018, 06:39 PM
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It makes me read it as "Lord Presi..." I can't even finish that sentence.
That is Phase 2.
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Old 23 March 2018, 07:45 PM
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I can't help but read it, "Lord for Jesus..."

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(*Lord is running for Jesus?)
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Old 23 March 2018, 08:58 PM
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Right under Cellphone Guy's right arm there's a pinkish lump that looks a bit like his elbow is poking out of his shirt. I think that's the throat and right side of neck of the mystery arm's owner, wearing a top with a narrow shoulder-strap, and the gold-ish loopy bit is either their necklace or decoration on their top. Their head is completely hidden behind CG's arm/elbow.

Also, I've stared at that photo for far too long and am now creeped out by the very existence of hands...
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Old 23 March 2018, 09:02 PM
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It really starts getting to you doesn't it. When I saw Borowitz's satire in my Facebook feed today, the creepy weirdness just jumped out at me.

I'm pretty sure there is a person in there hanging her hand out over the pink hatted person's shoulder, but my visual processing just refuses to deal with it and just keeps seeing the disembodied arm floating out there all on it's own.

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Old 23 March 2018, 09:03 PM
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I'm pretty creeped out by the hand of the guy behind Pink Hat. I hope the picture just happened to catch an awkward moment in the process of pulling his hand back after a handshake, and that he is not creepily stroking Pink Hat's cheek.
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Old 24 March 2018, 08:46 AM
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Ok I kept looking at the wrong arm. I was looking at the arm to the left of the lady in the pink hat (looking at the picture) which is hers, and not the arm to the right.

There are many things disturbing about that picture apart from the arm. Does the lady in the pink hat think he is going to cure the baby of something? Cause get the whole thing about politicians "kissing babies" but the look on her face!
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Old 24 March 2018, 04:09 PM
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It wouldn't surprise me. I doubt they even blinked when he claimed he would have walked into the Parkland school shooting situation unarmed and resolved the whole thing by himself.

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(*There may be an "S" on his chest, but I'd wager it doesn't stand for "super"...)
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