May 3, 2012

Is that a lumbar vertebra, or are you just happy to see me?

I was mindlessly watching TV at the gym the other day, and suddenly I realized: "Wait, that's a human lumbar vertebra!"

Still from a Capital One commercial
It made me wonder why they chose a lumbar vertebra for the commercial.  I mean, doesn't trophy-taking usually involve either something big and personal, like a head, or something small and easily removed, like a finger?  Maybe the prop people just wanted something that was easy to dangle from a necklace?  But why not one of the cervical verts in that case?

Then I realized I was thinking way too much for 5:30 in the morning.


MsSecAF said...

I think we all do that sometimes!! One night I was really tired and found myself trying to determine the sex of the skulls on the "cover" netflix uses for the Bones tv show.

Dolly Stolze said...

Amen! I think we should start a hash tag on twitter #osteoproblems :)

Anonymous said...

Have to think like an artist on that one....the choice was mostly purely aesthetic :-)

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