Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
The Scully Effect
One of the most frustrating aspects of this scarcity is that we know just how significant an influence powerful female, scientist role models can have on young women.
Perhaps the most prominent example of this power has come to be known as the “Scully Effect.” Named for Special Agent Dana Scully, the medical doctor and FBI agent who was one half of the investigative team on “The X-Files”, the Scully Effect accounts for the notable increase in women who pursued careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement as a result of living with Dana Scully over the nine years “The X-Files” ran on Fox.
The show has been off the air for more than a decade. Yet the character of Dana Scully remains a powerful example of how a dynamic female character whose primary pursuit is science—not romantic relationships—can have a lasting impact on our culture.
— by Christopher Zumski Finke (x)
Ludo - Both Sides Of A Gun (Paris, France)
The Cat in the Hat (1971)
The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
Just sit in the house,
All on that cold, cold, wet day.
Sticking to a strictly Seussean color palette, I have here Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, with the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle, The Cat in the Hat, and Sam I Am, slinging green coffee and hash on night shift.
Over at The Line: it is Drawn.
Alexis Fleming’s Dr. Seuss themed body art.