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Our eyes are meant not just for looking but for being looked at.

The eyes have it:

Cute animals and drawings have ridiculously large eyes, the better to determine motives and (lack of) guile; alternately, demons and monsters are often marked as “demonic” because they lack a sclera. It is uncomfortable to stare into a stranger’s eyes for too long because you know that they can guess at your motives; conversely, we show affection, trust, and care by holding the gaze of a loved one. Poker tells are traditionally in the eyes, and the same goes for martial arts; conversely, good boxers are said to have “shark eyes” when you can’t determine where exactly they’ll strike. RTWT at: – sam[ ]zdat

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  • Mike Anderson June 26, 2017, 5:41 AM

    The big head/big eyes stunt isn’t just used for “cute.” Advertising artists deliberately use this trick, for things like Bratz dolls and Steve Madden shoes (search for “Steve Madden big heads”) to draw attention with some subtle kiddie porn. Of course, they’ll dance all around it, as here: http://www.123helpme.com/view.asp?id=125423 No wonder John Derbyshire said “Popular culture is filth.”