22 Minutes Later: Ted rushes back in with 1001 Optical Illusions. A quick search netted me no results on whether it's a real book, so I'm thinking it's not. The illusion he shows the gang is real, though (well, it's an illusion that exists outside the show). It's the picture on this web page: http://www.mindfake.com/illusion_25.html. This morning, when I first woke up, I tried to figure out how to draw on my new Mac, and couldn't, so I searched for Mac-friendly freeware and downloaded Paintbrush for Mac, finger-drew this [link] and this [link], and opened a blog, on which to publish them. I... um... could have just used Google. Next time, I'll have coffee before I set out to offend the arts. On the plus side, I did all that in half the time that it took Ted to find his book.
Anyhow, Ted shows the gang the picture and says you can look at it for hours and be sure it's a rabbit, and then one day, you look and it's a duck. Marshall agrees -- saying relationships are like that. "When you first met Don, you hated him. You thought, 'this guy is a duck', but one these days you're going to realize 'this is something I actually love'. He's a rabbit." Everyone looks confused, so Ted tries to straighten Marshall out. "I think you've got it backwards, buddy. The duck is the thing you love. The rabbit is the thing you hate." And talk about your reefer madness, Ranjit, Lily and Robin must be high, because they agree with Ted! In what universe is a duck more lovable than a rabbit? That's just insane troll logic. Marshall (rightly) points out that rabbits are adorable. "Have you ever been in a fight with a duck? Ducks are jerks!" Okay, I've never actually been in a fight with a duck, but I was once chased by geese. Shut up. I was a toddler. And in Canada. You know how those people (and their fowl) are always trying to kill us.