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More Like a Sludge Than a Nudge

Every once in a while, I post a picture of an effort to nudge people into better behavior. Sometimes, I post pictures of pretty horrendous nudges. In response to one of those posts, Lydia Ashton sent me this picture, of an absolutely, horrendously and horrifically designed “nudge.”

Fortunately, I have determined that if you stare at this for several hours, although you don’t understand the graphic any better than you did at the beginning, a strange calm will come over you, although that may just be the herniation of your brain as it pushes through your medulla oblongata in an effort to get away from the picture.

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