Miscellaneous Ethnomethodology Examples

ETHNOMETHODOLOGY

WHAT’S THE “CORRECT” ORDER? 

 

Try to put these three images in the correct order as they appeared in THE SATURDAY EVENING POST. 

Image # 1

Bomb-Cabin-2

Image # 2

Bomb-Cabin-3

Image # 3

Bomb-Cabin 1

Most people are tempted to put these images in the following order. 

Bomb-Cabin-3

Bomb-Cabin 1

Bomb-Cabin-2

However, look at the the images. If you put them in the order that seems to “make sense,” they never quite seem to “make sense.” Yet your brain wants them to make sense. No matter how you arrange them in any conventional manner, they won’t quite make sense. This is because the images are from a cartoon in The Saturday Evening Post which plays on your sense of “reality.” 

 

Below is the original image as a cartoon. 

 

The man in the cartoon throws a bomb on a pile of debris and after the resulting explosion, the debris ends up as an intact cabin. The cartoon is designed to incite confusion, and thus amuse you. 

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STAMPS VERSUS STICKERS 

stamp or sticker

When the US Post Office began to sell stamps that were literally “stickers” (self adhesive stamps), these “sticker-stamps” didn’t sell very well. Initially, the reason for such dismal sales puzzled the USPS officials. Not to mention that quite a bit of money had been invested in making the changes. The postal investigators were surprised to find out that the cause of the poor sales was that the new “sticker-stamp” didn’t look like conventional stamps. The first “sticker-stamps” had a straight edge. With stickers there was no need to have any perforation; because there is no need to tear anything. Soon after, the US Post Office began cutting the “sticker-stamps” with the perforated edges which made them resemble conventional stamps. Sales immediately increased.

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A FLY IN THE TOILET HELPS IMPROVE AIM

toilet aim at fly

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WHERE IS THE FEDEX ARROW? 

 

WHERE IS THE ARROW?

 

Every time you see a FEDEX truck, you will be cursing me!!!

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WHICH DIRECTION IS THE CAR POINTED?

 

weird car

STRANGE TO YOUR EYES… they can’t seem to “make sense” of it…

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WHERE DID HENRY VALENTINE END UP?  

The Twilight Zone

Where did Henry Valentine end up after he was shot and killed?

You will have to watch the video to come up with the correct answer!

Click VIDEO buttons to find out.

 

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pete padilla   real world sociology 

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