Sunday, August 7, 2011

Colorblind = Winning

Wabi Sabi is the Japanese mindset that centers around the belief that our imperfections are what make us perfect. Now, I don't necessarily believe in Japan, but I think there's some truth to that. What would the Liberty Bell be without its crack? Where would Cindy Crawford be without her trademark mole? Yes, sometimes it is our flaws that make us who we are. Sometimes what seems like a handicap is really a blessing.

Such is the case with colorblindness.

Sure, there are times when being colorblind is a disadvantage: It's hard to tell what flavor jello is in front of you until you take a bite, rainbows just look like frowns, Weezer albums are very confusing... but let's not worry about these. Let's get our Wabi Sabi on and think about the positive aspects of being colorblind. I'll tell you one... being colorblind is awesome if you wanna win at board games.

Twister - No more of this left-hand-blue/right-foot-yellow nonsense... all the dots are gray. Left foot gray? Done.

Connect Four - Normal people (or Normies as I like to call them) might see alternating red and black chips across the board. People who are colorblind see 128 different connect fours. Win.

Uno - Let's see, I have to play a 7... dang it, I don't have any of those... oh wait, it's a gray 7! I have lots of grays! All grays! Everyone better hope the dude to my left has a ton of skips or this game is over.

Clue - "I think it's the gray piece in the kitchen with the revolver."
"You mean Professor Plum?"
"Yeah yeah yeah yeah."

Trivial Pursuit
- Get one question right and you've already got all the different colored wedges. Game over.

Monopoly - Okay, Monopoly sucks if you're colorblind. You have to own everything on the board before you can start building hotels. Also, it's a known fact that colorblind people are terrible at rolling doubles.
By the way, if you can't see a "10" in the picture at the top, you're probably colorblind.