Rising Wages Optical Illusion


Just a quick update before I fall off my knees. It was one of the most exhausting days – ever. Summed up, it all comes down to me moving out, and moving in to a new place. After months of construction and architectural businesses, I finally got rid of all the workers who were practically living in my new flat, and am ready to start packin’. Just dying for a good night sleep first. For the illusion, here’s a joke about our wages in time of recession… Anyone knows the author btw?

  • ZL123

    Lol, the ‘wages’ people are going on an impossible staircase!
    And at the bottom-right corner it says ‘Matson’.

  • ELC

    common illusion, but nicely used in the joke ;)

  • tired of blogs

    Something tells me the author is an editorial cartoonist name Matson who works for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

  • lol am i first? i wonder how they do that staircase thing!!!

  • zwerty

    they could just walk the other way

  • Jasper Smith

    No…not really a illusion ether.

  • Gregory Padilla

    I believe the author is R.J. Matson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In addition to his entertaining and thought-provoking socio-political satire, he also runs a contest series of user-generated caption.

    Owning stock primarily in a company you work for? Geesh! Gives me the willies. Makes my poor-investment-sense tingle. Go buy mutual funds staircase climbers. You’ll thank me for it!

  • Lbeedell

    RJ Matson is the author. He does cartoons for the New York observer.

  • Natalie

    The political cartoonist is RJ Matson.

  • Davor

    I didn’t get the illusion at first. Now I see the stairs on the brown building “wages” if you start at a corner and follow it, down, it looks like it goes down down down. (or if you follow it up, it goes up up up.)

    If that was the case the left corner should be lower (or higher, depending what way you follow it) than the right corner, but they are the same level. So is this the illusion then?

  • Gordon Brooks

    That would be RJ Matson of the St Louis Post Dispatcher. You can see more of his work at http://www.rjmatson.com.

  • shaneillie

    who is a girl

  • I have seen enough of this illusion in every form.

  • Care Bear

    Rising wages??!! Now that’s funny.


    RJ Matson IS THE AUTHOR. HIS WORK IS FOUND AT http://www.rjmatson.com

  • Annishia

    idk if im fist, i think i am – this is sooo cute! i mean like common, whos gonna admit thats not true ahaha!! luvv it

  • melinda

    That’s pretty funny.

  • I really like the post. As it has highlighted some serious issues that needs to be solved and the employers are the main bearer of this acct. Thanks for the post….

  • olivia

    lol now thats funny imposable

  • Jacques Kuun

    Nice one

  • kharak

    funny but very weird hahahaaaaaaaaaaa


    I hate the concept behind the impossible staircase, its makes no sense!

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