Contest #841


Cartoon

841

The winning captions

These captions are chosen by The New Yorker.

  1. “Nothing has sold yet, but we’ve gotten a few nibbles.”
  2. “They’re not looking for a way out. They’re looking for meaning.”
  3. “We’ve isolated the highbrow gene.”


Name Value
Submission deadline 2023-03-12T23:17:00.000Z
Voting started -
Voting ended 2023-03-26T23:17:00.000Z
Finalists announced 2023-03-20T23:17:00.000Z
Magazine(s) announcing finalists issued March 27, 2023
Number of captions 4960
Number of responses 741429
Number of participants -


Dashboard

In this table, the "mean" means the empirically measured average funniness score when the "unfunny", "somewhat funny" and "funny" receive a funniness score of 1, 2, 3 respectively. "Precison" is the standard error of the mean, the standard deviation of the mean estimate. With that, a caption with an empirical mean μ and precision σ has true mean in the range [μ - 2σ, μ + 2σ] with 95% probability by the 68-95-99.7 rule assuming the responses are indepedent and identically distributed.

Rank Caption Mean Precision Total votes "Unfunny" votes "Somewhat funny" votes "Funny" votes
0 This is too easy. Let’s put them in an IKEA. 1.8407 0.01833 2002 858 605 539
1 And to think, all we did was change their diet from Velveeta to Brie. 1.7901 0.01367 3650 1708 1000 942
2 Nothing has sold yet, but we’ve gotten a few nibbles. 1.7825 0.01196 4427 1988 1414 1025
3 The male? He immediately identified a potential mate and began explaining composition and color theory. 1.7561 0.01738 2144 1019 629 496
4 They’ve learned to feign interest until the cheese platters come out. 1.7516 0.01236 4190 1991 1249 950
5 It’s remarkable when you consider three of them are blind. 1.7383 0.01360 3538 1741 982 815
6 And then we trap them in the gift shop. 1.7343 0.01273 3832 1833 1184 815
7 They’re not looking for a way out. They’re looking for meaning. 1.7268 0.01176 4206 1955 1445 806
8 I was trying to boost their intelligence, but I merely made them pretentious. 1.7236 0.01472 2851 1383 873 595
9 For some reason, they never find their way out of the Escher exhibit. 1.7235 0.01933 1653 802 506 345
10 You think that's strange? We're still looking for the one who painted them. 1.7206 0.01622 2441 1220 683 538
11 They just look. They never buy. 1.7206 0.01504 2498 1152 892 454
12 Of course, the only way out is through the gift shop. 1.7194 0.01608 2331 1121 743 467
13 The audience is still predominantly white. 1.7187 0.01335 3623 1823 996 804
14 This isn't the sort of lab culture I had in mind. 1.7178 0.01956 1566 752 504 310
15 The really smart ones come on weekdays to avoid the crowds. 1.7120 0.01207 3959 1876 1347 736
16 These must be the City Mice. 1.7072 0.02258 1110 524 387 199
17 I like this more than giving them cancer. 1.6990 0.01583 2425 1211 733 481
18 We are one step closer to isolating the pretentiousness gene 1.6983 0.01574 2423 1203 748 472
19 Oh, they know where the exit is. They just don't want to seem uncultured by being the first one to leave. 1.6977 0.01943 1482 706 518 258
20 So it appears if we remove the gift shop, they never find their way out. 1.6927 0.01601 2314 1151 723 440
21 Okay, we've proven that everyone's a critic. 1.6883 0.01585 2265 1107 757 401
22 Who knew you could insert a gene for pretentiousness? 1.6847 0.02024 1421 708 453 260
23 And now they will only eat brie or camembert. 1.6840 0.01247 3899 1993 1145 761
24 They are really only here for the wine and cheese 1.6757 0.01547 2368 1179 778 411
25 On average they go through much faster when we hang Warhols 1.6677 0.01595 2200 1102 727 371
26 They're not experts, but they gnaw what they like. 1.6646 0.01898 1610 827 496 287
27 This isn’t what I meant when I asked you to start a culture we could test on rats. 1.6614 0.02359 1022 522 324 176
28 I think they only came because of the free wine and cheese. 1.6521 0.01533 2409 1246 755 408
29 I agree it's impressive, but not one of them has found the exit. 1.6513 0.01770 1675 833 593 249
30 The subject's mimic human behavior..they pretend to come for the art but their really here for the free cheese" 1.6482 0.01632 2143 1121 655 367
31 Exactly the same as the last group: 1. Still lifes with cheese, 2. Panic-stricken cats, and 3. Anything by Banksy. 1.6426 0.01531 2409 1264 742 403
32 This is the control group we got from the Met. 1.6422 0.01577 2180 1120 720 340
33 Do you want to tell them we’re closing in 5 minutes? 1.6402 0.03276 492 250 169 73
34 I thought this was a blind study. 1.6388 0.01461 2669 1416 801 452
35 We believe, mice and men share a common trait: the ability to look interested at things they will never understand. 1.6361 0.01392 2877 1516 892 469
36 They seem to resent that the only way out is through the gift shop. 1.6350 0.01520 2466 1316 734 416
37 Instead of cheese, their reward is feeling superior. 1.6333 0.01480 2531 1335 789 407
38 So far, we’ve learned that art makes them walk upright on two feet. 1.6323 0.01618 2116 1118 658 340
39 The art history majors take the longest. 1.6285 0.01496 2482 1321 762 399
40 A researcher said there was a Rodin exhibit at the museum, and they thought there was a rodent exhibit at the mazeum. 1.6215 0.01750 1823 984 545 294
41 Do they buy anything or are they just here for the cheese plate? 1.6197 0.01676 1846 963 622 261
42 I can't tell if they actually grasp the concept of abstract art or if they're just being pretentious. 1.6182 0.01885 1506 800 481 225
43 Still and all, I throw a piece of cheese in there and they'll trample a Picasso to get to it. 1.6079 0.01552 2239 1215 687 337
44 We were right: if they aren’t allowed to take selfies, they actually look at the art! 1.6035 0.01566 2164 1173 676 315
45 Just like humans, though...Once you add the cheese buffet, they all run to THAT end of the gallery... 1.6010 0.01559 2148 1160 685 303
46 Abstract Expressionism? I’d be lost too. 1.5887 0.01680 1831 1004 576 251
47 They don't know much about art, but they know what they like. 1.5886 0.01651 1823 982 609 232
48 Unsurprisingly, they know it when they see it. 1.5811 0.01788 1566 857 508 201
49 I find it so much more rewarding to test aesthetics instead of anaesthetics. 1.5789 0.02428 893 502 265 126
50 These days, everybody's a critic. 1.5547 0.01792 1909 1199 361 349
51 I think they're missing the bigger picture. 1.5543 0.04419 276 163 73 40
52 We got government funding for this? 1.5463 0.02159 1091 637 312 142
53 This is how we choose which cartoon to put in The New Yorker next week. 1.5379 0.01986 1504 954 291 259
54 We’ve isolated the highbrow gene. 1.5334 0.02036 1333 824 307 202
55 It appears they are looking for meaning instead of the exit. 1.5301 0.01917 1396 840 372 184
56 It's the new Sackler Wing. 1.5258 0.02718 736 457 171 108
57 Trouble is .. they don't want to find a way out. 1.5235 0.02408 810 475 246 89
58 Getting them from a university lab was a huge mistake. 1.5218 0.02165 1171 735 261 175
59 The control group never left the gift shop. 1.5214 0.02051 1264 783 303 178
60 They seem less confused by the post modernism than me. 1.5168 0.02448 772 455 235 82
61 And somehow, we're still going to lose to the baking soda volcano. 1.5084 0.02289 1070 692 212 166
62 They're all saying the same thing: 'Any of my 200 children could have done that.' 1.5054 0.02414 924 590 201 133
63 They used to be happy with pellets, but now they'll only eat Camembert paired with a dry Riesling. 1.5036 0.02317 975 617 225 133
64 They show a strong preference for the scratch ‘n sniff paintings. 1.5030 0.02294 1010 644 224 142
65 Obviously, they prefer his blue cheese period. 1.4979 0.02324 948 600 224 124
66 At first, all they wanted was some cheese at the end. Then they requested some fine wine, and now this. 1.4960 0.02435 879 562 198 119
67 Group B is loose in the Met. 1.4941 0.02835 593 367 159 67
68 We've got some of them thinking outside the box. 1.4922 0.02682 709 452 165 92
69 The exit is through the gift shop. 1.4900 0.02693 700 447 163 90
70 The wine and cheese really brings them in. 1.4864 0.02397 847 535 212 100
71 This is why we discourage double majors. 1.4861 0.02387 829 518 219 92
72 Somehow they figured out Sundays are free. 1.4858 0.02414 772 474 221 77
73 They may not know anything about art, but they know what they like 1.4828 0.02550 698 432 195 71
74 They tend to ignore the Dada collection. 1.4818 0.02035 826 466 322 38
75 Sure, they're looking carefully, but they never buy anything. 1.4815 0.02358 810 501 228 81
76 Now they won’t do anything without cheese and wine. 1.4812 0.02628 744 484 162 98
77 They tend to look at each painting for around 30 seconds to give the illusion they've understood the piece. 1.4807 0.02506 724 450 200 74
78 Who curated this experiment? 1.4799 0.02790 721 487 122 112
79 I've got to hand it to you. They're well-bred. 1.4788 0.02310 756 452 246 58
80 You've been feeding them artisan cheese again, haven't you? 1.4788 0.02456 800 510 197 93
81 We did train them to find an opening. 1.4744 0.02701 624 392 168 64
82 See! I told my parents my art history degree wasn't completely useless. 1.4742 0.02529 677 418 197 62
83 But the point is to get them to exit through the gift shop. 1.4728 0.02638 755 502 149 104
84 As anticipated. When exposed to COVID, the mice lost their sense of taste. 1.4725 0.02673 709 465 153 91
85 Very interesting, but let's see what happens when they reach the Jackson Pollock exhibit. 1.4714 0.02518 751 482 184 85
86 Tomorrow, we'll try it with country mice. 1.4712 0.02685 626 394 169 63
87 'I still think we should have given them wine and cheese. 1.4664 0.02867 566 363 142 61
88 Aren't these the same mice from the cannabis experiment? 1.4643 0.02832 644 431 127 86
89 Yes this mouse trap is more humane, but will people really want it in their kitchen? 1.4630 0.02848 568 365 143 60
90 So far we have 3 thinking outside the box. 1.4618 0.03129 524 351 104 69
91 Yeah, I know they told us to 'culture the lab rats', but... are you sure this is what they meant? 1.4615 0.02829 624 414 132 78
92 They seem to be navigating the maze quite well until they get to the post impressionists. 1.4582 0.02770 622 408 143 71
93 Genetic improvement, my foot. They walked right past the Monet. 1.4564 0.02857 574 375 136 63
94 Unfortunately, I doubt our grant money will cover both cheese AND wine for those who reach the end. 1.4552 0.02813 536 339 150 47
95 They can't solve the maze, but they find meaning in it. 1.4552 0.02899 536 346 136 54
96 What if we tell them the maze closes in 10 minutes? 1.4547 0.02722 585 373 158 54
97 White privilege. 1.4544 0.02934 559 370 124 65
98 It’s fascinating, but not as impressive as the mouse who painted these. 1.4544 0.03171 504 340 99 65
99 It's the Impressionist Period that slows them down. 1.4542 0.02761 557 353 155 49
100 They know nothing about art, but they know what they like. 1.4530 0.02856 574 377 134 63
101 And weirdly, now they refuse to eat anything but gouda or brie. 1.4525 0.02952 568 381 117 70
102 Now how do we get them to buy? 1.4514 0.02967 494 317 131 46
103 Just like us. Pretending to be interested. 1.4507 0.02851 548 355 139 54
104 These samples are being cultured. 1.4504 0.03034 595 416 90 89
105 They were rescued during the basement renovation at the Guggenheim. 1.4504 0.02913 544 357 129 58
106 We've discovered it makes them more pretentious. 1.4478 0.02774 556 357 149 50
107 You know, once they become members, they do act a lot different. 1.4466 0.02865 515 330 140 45
108 So how do we motivate them to donate? 1.4463 0.03009 484 314 124 46
109 The other 987 are in the cafe. 1.4456 0.03104 496 332 107 57
110 Now, add the cheese to the center and watch this thin veneer of culture disappear in seconds. 1.4447 0.03128 488 327 105 56
111 All the pieces are Swiss. 1.4437 0.03013 595 418 90 87
112 You wanted a RAT maze? Sorry, I misread the email. 1.4418 0.03040 507 339 112 56
113 Well…they still have to exit through the gift shop. 1.4414 0.02924 555 373 119 63
114 This is around the time when they get bored and start chewing on things. 1.4414 0.02992 503 332 120 51
115 It's the Brie. I knew this would happen. 1.4408 0.02866 490 312 140 38
116 The ones that clear the maze inevitably get stuck in the gift shop. 1.4393 0.03004 535 363 109 63
117 It's time we stopped giving them cultured cheese. 1.4382 0.03112 502 342 100 60
118 That’s the last time we’ll let the liberal arts major build the maze! 1.4381 0.03189 452 302 102 48
119 The hardest part of the experiment was finding rats willing to paint for free. 1.4375 0.03303 416 277 96 43
120 This must be the batch that studied abroad for one semester. 1.4365 0.03001 488 322 119 47
121 Interesting, at the Guggenheim all they did was run around. 1.4350 0.03413 423 291 80 52
122 They look a lot healthier than the ones I have watching TVs 1.4349 0.02833 522 340 137 45
123 After three minutes, half of them opted for the cancer study. 1.4340 0.03592 371 253 75 43
124 Are they smart, or just too embarrassed to admit they just don't get it" 1.4319 0.03272 433 293 93 47
125 It's just a little hole-in-the-wall gallery. 1.4275 0.03431 400 274 81 45
126 It's not that they can appreciate art, it's how pretentiously they do it. 1.4268 0.02981 485 323 117 45
127 I agree. I think they’re ready to move to the upper East Side 1.4260 0.03204 439 297 97 45
128 It appears our hypothesis was correct, there is no minimum intelligence to be an art critic. 1.4249 0.03428 433 306 70 57
129 Impressive. But can they make it past the gift shop? 1.4236 0.03148 399 260 109 30
130 It's closing time. Go get the cat! 1.4233 0.03537 378 261 74 43
131 So far, on average, 1 gets lost, 5 get bored and 2 become insufferable. 1.4225 0.03805 329 228 63 38
132 We’re training them to exit through the gift shop. 1.4219 0.03042 448 297 113 38
133 They’re not as smart as they think. Those are reproductions. 1.4211 0.04523 209 140 50 19
134 They've gotten so smart they only come on Tuesdays when admission is free. 1.4190 0.03402 389 266 83 40
135 They seem interested, but no serious offers yet. 1.4184 0.03104 435 291 106 38
136 They like the artists, but they're really here for the wine and cheese. 1.4178 0.03158 450 308 96 46
137 Yeah, the lab is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and now all the rats do is walk around and call our experiments 'derivative.' 1.4177 0.03400 407 283 78 46
138 They can navigate the maze from memory and they're dismissive of the work as largely derivative. 1.4158 0.03075 457 310 104 43
139 These must be upper east side mice. 1.4151 0.03372 371 250 88 33
140 Science is their day job, but the humanities are their passion. 1.4113 0.03474 389 273 72 44
141 Three of them aren't even looking at the paintings 1.4112 0.03608 321 217 76 28
142 This is the best turnout we’ve seen since opening night of the study. 1.4106 0.03459 397 280 71 46
143 General consensus: The art should be cheesier. 1.4103 0.03432 368 252 81 35
144 Why only white rats in this study? 1.4101 0.03448 378 262 77 39
145 It changes the dynamic when we introduce the cat. 1.4096 0.03551 354 245 73 36
146 A-mazing! Contemplative practice proves to be an antidote to the rat race. 1.4091 0.03639 330 227 71 32
147 They’ve been asking for wine with their cheese. 1.4090 0.03226 401 272 94 35
148 Once you remove the cat they really do take their time. 1.4079 0.03110 429 291 101 37
149 I assume these are the ones that preferred brie. 1.4075 0.03112 400 266 105 29
150 I think we'll need to wait a generation or two before the become truly pretentious. 1.4072 0.03361 388 268 82 38
151 Are they smarter, or just more pretentious? 1.4062 0.03518 352 243 75 34
152 So far, none of them have made it to the gift shop before 5:00 PM. 1.4056 0.03438 360 247 80 33
153 Now let’s see how they react to the $17 sandwiches 1.4056 0.03505 360 250 74 36
154 In this condition, they only nibble on the cheese if we also provide a decent Cabernet Sauvignon. 1.4049 0.03806 284 193 67 24
155 Well, that confirms it. Everyone's a critic. 1.4048 0.03465 378 265 73 40
156 Well, they’re definitely not country mice. 1.4043 0.03684 324 225 67 32
157 Until we add the gift shop there is no way out. 1.4036 0.03450 389 275 71 43
158 My research proves rats prefer traditional still life with cheese. 1.4036 0.03480 337 229 80 28
159 No animals were harmed during testing. But a few have become quite snobby. 1.4034 0.03399 352 239 84 29
160 You’re redefining lab cultures. 1.4027 0.03267 365 245 93 27
161 Add pretentiousness to the list of side effects. 1.4023 0.03521 348 241 74 33
162 3 of them are in a blind study 1.4021 0.03566 383 276 60 47
163 Must be city mice. 1.4018 0.03536 336 231 75 30
164 They are willing to look, but really came for the wine and cheese. 1.4005 0.03203 397 271 93 33
165 I think we are good to advance to human trials now. 1.3989 0.03449 361 251 76 34
166 Actually, there are nine blind mice and they are all critics. 1.3989 0.03537 361 255 68 38
167 The hard part was finding this many mice with Art History degrees. 1.3985 0.04224 266 191 44 31
168 They haven't found the cheese, but they find the French impressionists captivating. 1.3974 0.03353 385 269 79 37
169 This part doesn't faze them but they all get stuck in the gift shop. 1.3971 0.03624 340 240 65 35
170 Now we draw their blood and do culture tests. 1.3953 0.03880 301 214 55 32
171 They get through the maze, but not the gift shop. 1.3943 0.03206 350 233 96 21
172 What kind of cultures were in that cheese? 1.3943 0.03592 350 249 64 37
173 They know what they like. 1.3934 0.03388 366 255 78 33
174 To get the highest score they need to find the restroom and the gift shop 1.3928 0.03524 359 255 67 37
175 The museum is now closed. Please make your way to the exit. 1.3927 0.03773 303 213 61 29
176 It’s art for rat’s sake. 1.3926 0.03848 298 211 57 30
177 So it looks like they're no better at recognizing the cheesy ones. 1.3916 0.03903 286 202 56 28
178 If they do well here, next we plan on entering them in The New Yorker’s Cartoon Caption Contest. 1.3912 0.03758 317 226 58 33
179 It appears they really like the free admission. 1.3904 0.03472 333 230 76 27
180 ART gallery, not RAT gallery! It was a typo! 1.3903 0.03765 310 220 59 31
181 I hate to see them insufferable. 1.3902 0.03509 328 227 74 27
182 I think it's time to put out the wine and cheese. 1.3887 0.03436 355 249 74 32
183 Didn’t see that coming. They have longer attention spans than today’s humans. 1.3884 0.03470 363 258 69 36
184 It's New York, of course they care about art! 1.3873 0.03474 346 243 72 31
185 We finally figured out why they kept moving when inside a maze; bare walls. 1.3870 0.03840 292 207 57 28
186 Hmmm…Do you think this study might be skewed toward privileged white mice?” 1.3869 0.03622 336 240 62 34
187 The hard part was getting them to keep their opinions to themselves. 1.3865 0.03411 326 223 80 23
188 Our research shows that the longer they stare, the more likely they are to become major donors. 1.3851 0.03712 309 219 61 29
189 I told them this art was cheesy! 1.3851 0.03577 322 226 68 28
190 It’s their day off. 1.3843 0.03815 281 197 60 24
191 I asked for a Rodin exhibit, not a rodent exhibit. 1.3838 0.03946 284 204 51 29
192 we always have a turnout when we serve cheese and crackers 1.3832 0.03509 334 235 70 29
193 The only way out is through the gift shop. 1.3829 0.03705 316 226 59 31
194 Interesting, they've all become experts in a matter of seconds. 1.3829 0.03732 316 227 57 32
195 Looks like three of them are blind. 1.3822 0.03611 314 221 66 27
196 All lookers, no buyers again today. It's like they only come for the free cheese platter. 1.3822 0.03467 314 216 76 22
197 This proves it. Water rats can't resist the Hudson River School. 1.3816 0.04245 207 142 51 14
198 For some reason, they all dart past that scene of a sinking ship. 1.3810 0.03890 273 193 56 24
199 Most of them attend openings for the free cheese. 1.3803 0.03180 376 260 89 27
200 There have been numerous complaints about wine and cheese not being provided. 1.3802 0.03617 313 221 65 27
201 This is what happened after I introduced wine with the cheese. 1.3801 0.03634 321 229 62 30
202 Lot's of lookers, but no one is buying. 1.3794 0.03397 311 212 80 19
203 Do you think they're trying to impress us, or each other? 1.3781 0.03586 320 227 65 28
204 I assume you've controlled for the blind ones. 1.3776 0.03919 286 207 50 29
205 The mice seem to prefer the museum to the rat race. 1.3770 0.03739 305 219 57 29
206 All we did was add wine to the cheese at the end of the maze. 1.3767 0.03890 292 212 50 30
207 I see you’ve been feeding them cultured cheese again. 1.3766 0.03616 316 225 63 28
208 Well, this study proves conclusively that you can get a research grant for anything. 1.3764 0.03906 271 193 54 24
209 I like to think of them as mouse-terpieces. 1.3763 0.03892 279 200 53 26
210 We forgot the gift shop! 1.3759 0.03762 282 199 60 23
211 They just moved into their Blue cheese Period. 1.3759 0.03555 282 193 72 17
212 Now make the only exit a gift shop. 1.3758 0.03700 306 219 59 28
213 They are asking about the eyebrows. 1.3750 0.03018 320 209 102 9
214 They're finding it, but are they 'getting' it? 1.3746 0.03684 283 198 64 21
215 They also preferred the gruyère 1.3742 0.03459 310 215 74 21
216 I said 'Rodin' gallery 1.3742 0.03850 302 221 49 32
217 Let's see what happens if they have to exit through a gift shop. 1.3737 0.03629 289 202 66 21
218 Amazing - they are actually able to get all the way through before it closes? 1.3736 0.03882 273 195 54 24
219 They were bred to be critics. 1.3732 0.03773 284 202 58 24
220 They’re much more pretentious than the guinea pigs. 1.3717 0.03777 269 189 60 20
221 Okay, let's try it with the audio guides. 1.3704 0.03927 243 170 56 17
222 So that's all the art history majors left? 1.3697 0.03635 284 199 65 20
223 We had the exit by the gift shop, but it was too easy. 1.3690 0.03790 271 192 58 21
224 Your job as an intern is to make sure no one touches or points at the art. 1.3675 0.03809 283 204 54 25
225 Now they insist on wine with their cheese. 1.3668 0.03846 289 211 50 28
226 They'll all have to exit through the gift shop. 1.3667 0.03889 300 223 44 33
227 They've lost interest in solving the maze. The art is its own reward. 1.3661 0.03844 254 179 57 18
228 Their main source of confusion appears to be between Monet and Manet. 1.3656 0.03516 320 229 65 26
229 Turns out they can never find the restrooms, either. 1.3654 0.04010 260 189 47 24
230 Number 5 will never make it out. She keeps going back to the Monet. 1.3652 0.03749 282 202 57 23
231 We tested these works on humans first, right? 1.3652 0.03617 293 208 63 22
232 That one actually gets it. 1.3650 0.03511 263 179 72 12
233 We're going to need a gift shop. 1.3649 0.03851 285 208 50 27
234 'Should we tell them the maze closes in fifteen minutes?' 1.3646 0.03627 288 204 63 21
235 None of them ever rent the audio guide 1.3643 0.04031 258 188 46 24
236 This is the easy part of the maze. It's getting out of the gift shop that's hard. 1.3643 0.04031 258 188 46 24
237 We breed them for pretentiousness.” 1.3640 0.03386 283 193 77 13
238 Do you think they are actually interested, or they just want their friends to think they are? 1.3614 0.04133 249 183 42 24
239 All the ones they like look pretty cheesy to me. 1.3605 0.03834 258 184 55 19
240 They can't find the most efficient path through an art gallery either. 1.3604 0.03597 283 200 64 19
241 They don’t know what art is, but they know what they like. 1.3591 0.03567 298 213 63 22
242 I overhead one of them say their 3 year old granddaughter could do better. 1.3590 0.04236 234 172 40 22
243 Was it really worth a five million dollar grant to learn rats have such bad taste in art? 1.3588 0.03979 262 192 46 24
244 And they've also gotten snobby about the cheese 1.3583 0.04074 240 174 46 20
245 Still Life with Cheese" seems to be getting the most attention 1.3571 0.03824 266 192 53 21
246 Every day it's the same act. They show up late and wander around as if they don't know the maze closes in five minutes! 1.3566 0.03945 258 188 48 22
247 They come for the wine and cheese and get trapped by the beauty. 1.3557 0.03656 298 217 56 25
248 I had a hunch Picasso's Blue Cheese Period would bring them in. 1.3556 0.04082 239 174 45 20
249 They find the exit, if we show a piece by anyone named Katz. 1.3556 0.03546 284 201 65 18
250 We settled on Neoclassicism. Cubism looked too much like cheese. 1.3553 0.03927 273 202 45 26
251 This was the only way for the humanities to keep their funding. 1.3552 0.03816 259 186 54 19
252 They came in a shipping crate from the Louvre. 1.3551 0.04173 245 182 39 24
253 Astonishing - Mice also pretend to like art in order to appear urbane! 1.3542 0.03877 271 199 48 24
254 They avoid the Renaissance section like the plague. 1.3540 0.03983 274 205 41 28
255 Sure they're lost, but they're finding themselves. 1.3532 0.03759 235 164 59 12
256 Did we control for pretentiousness? 1.3529 0.03563 255 177 66 12
257 They're just as pretentious as in the wine tasting experiment. 1.3527 0.03800 275 201 51 23
258 They're happier, but the Still Lifes have all been eaten. 1.3527 0.04179 241 179 39 23
259 Since we installed the Monet exhibition and introduced them to bebop jazz, the other mice have reported them being intolerable to be around 1.3525 0.04182 244 182 38 24
260 Do we still qualify it as a maze if they’re lost in thought? 1.3523 0.03837 264 192 51 21
261 I believe we've just found the antidote to the rat race. 1.3518 0.03874 253 183 51 19
262 None of them has found the exit, but hey, three of them found the meaning of life. 1.3517 0.03979 236 170 49 17
263 That one's particularly fond of the Mouse-a-Lisa. 1.3517 0.04069 236 172 45 19
264 Critics literally come out of the woodwork these days. 1.3514 0.04076 259 194 39 26
265 Wow, the wine and cheese really change the outcome! 1.3513 0.03793 279 205 50 24
266 But how do we get them to exit through the gift shop? 1.3510 0.04127 245 182 40 23
267 My funding came from the National Endowment for the Arts. 1.3504 0.03654 254 179 61 14
268 The test subjects that received one semester of art history have become completely annoying. 1.3502 0.03965 237 171 49 17
269 Call the museum. We're ready to try this layout on humans. 1.3502 0.03829 257 186 52 19
270 No matter how we set it up,they always wind up in the gift shop. 1.3491 0.03794 275 202 50 23
271 More pretentious than the last batch. 1.3480 0.03859 250 181 51 18
272 They were cultured in the laboratory. 1.3473 0.03926 262 194 45 23
273 The control group are back at my place watching Netflix. 1.3472 0.04521 193 142 35 16
274 They’re just here for the wine and cheese. 1.3468 0.04003 248 183 44 21
275 So far, Dogs Playing Poker is their favorite. 1.3463 0.03783 257 186 53 18
276 They still haven’t found their way to the gift shop. 1.3462 0.03713 260 187 56 17
277 Then it’s confirmed--everybody’s a critic. 1.3460 0.03644 263 188 59 16
278 You're sure these are country mice? 1.3460 0.03913 237 171 50 16
279 It looks like the Roy Lichtenstein's "Cheese Head" is getting the most views. 1.3459 0.03655 266 191 58 17
280 What's cheese and crackers without an art exhibit beforehand? 1.3455 0.03725 246 175 57 14
281 The FDA said this was the only way we can test paint on them. 1.3438 0.04304 224 168 35 21
282 The real challenge is getting them to buy something at the gift shop. 1.3435 0.04131 230 170 41 19
283 They seem to appreciate the art more now that we've given them cancer. 1.3434 0.04603 198 149 30 19
284 We assumed they were only interested in cheese. 1.3432 0.03826 236 169 53 14
285 The snob instinct comes out even quicker than we suspected. 1.3432 0.03680 271 197 55 19
286 Still too easy. Let’s make them exit through the gift shop. 1.3427 0.03956 248 183 45 20
287 Of course they can't find the way out. You forgot the gift shop. 1.3423 0.03935 222 159 50 13
288 It’s taking three hours longer to find the cheese. 1.3422 0.03950 225 162 49 14
289 The Pseudo-Intellectium injection seems to be working. 1.3421 0.04312 190 137 41 12
290 The point is to get them past the art and into the. Gift Shop 1.3420 0.03659 269 195 56 18
291 Actually they're all blind...but they're extremely pretentious. 1.3419 0.03940 234 170 48 16
292 In addition to sense of smell, they appear to have good taste. 1.3416 0.03883 243 177 49 17
293 The three blind ones like the abstract collection. 1.3412 0.04071 255 193 37 25
294 Our research shows that Cubism is the most popular style, after the provolone exhibit. 1.3410 0.03735 261 190 53 18
295 Did that one just say his grandchild could have painted it? 1.3402 0.04076 241 180 40 21
296 Or could it be they're just here for the cheese and crackers? 1.3400 0.03804 250 182 51 17
297 I told you city mice were more sophisticated. 1.3391 0.03947 233 170 47 16
298 Still life with fruit and cheese seem to be the big winners. 1.3388 0.04551 183 135 34 14
299 They've become more pretentious than we ever expected. 1.3386 0.03707 251 181 55 15
300 Day 17. The mice are still unable to find Waldo. 1.3382 0.04386 204 152 35 17
301 No more using "New Yorker" pages in their cages. 1.3378 0.04186 225 168 38 19
302 So, 'art maze' was a typo? 1.3377 0.04100 228 169 41 18
303 We'll never prove anything without a gift shop. 1.3376 0.03898 237 173 48 16
304 They tend to get lost in this one. 1.3373 0.03519 252 178 63 11
305 The cheesier the work, the longer they linger. 1.3368 0.04614 190 143 30 17
306 I guess it’s true — everyone's a critic. 1.3368 0.04442 193 143 35 15
307 Interesting, the Gouda causes them to reassess the Rembrandts. 1.3368 0.04319 193 141 39 13
308 We injected this group with culture. 1.3366 0.04085 205 148 45 12
309 I think this may be a better mouse trap. 1.3365 0.04225 211 156 39 16
310 They like it. We should move on to full-scale human testing. 1.3365 0.04278 211 157 37 17
311 Well, it may have slowed things down, but they definitely seem more intelligent. 1.3364 0.04091 217 159 43 15
312 They prefer the post-Gruyère period. 1.3364 0.03765 217 153 55 9
313 They were getting bored with the maze so we made it into a gallery. 1.3362 0.03742 229 163 55 11
314 Finally, a mousetrap that works. 1.3362 0.04010 235 174 43 18
315 I think we found a better trap. 1.3362 0.03777 235 169 53 13
316 You can't get them to complete the maze now unless the cheese is paired with a vintage Bordeaux. 1.3361 0.04192 238 181 34 23
317 We’re studying them to see why people get lost in the Metropolitan. 1.3360 0.04039 247 186 39 22
318 Well if we don’t get the grant funding, we can always just make them exit through a gift shop. 1.3358 0.03569 265 191 59 15
319 Not one of them has realised the exit is behind the gift shop. 1.3357 0.03664 283 210 51 22
320 You're not supposed to hang artwork in an office that makes people think. 1.3348 0.04037 221 162 44 15
321 This confirms it: everyone’s a critic. 1.3333 0.04121 222 165 40 17
322 It needs a gift shop. 1.3333 0.03702 237 170 55 12
323 It’s humane, except for the admission fee. 1.3333 0.04179 210 155 40 15
324 It's my first exhibition, so I wanted to start small. 1.3333 0.03779 243 177 51 15
325 Mostly, they're trying to figure out where the bathroom is. 1.3320 0.04002 253 192 38 23
326 Ok now let’s see how many come to the gallery opening if we don’t serve cheese. 1.3318 0.04175 214 159 39 16
327 It's not looking good for the post-impressionists. 1.3317 0.04175 202 148 41 13
328 65% are reporting they “could do that.” 1.3314 0.04521 172 126 35 11
329 None of them has managed to exit through the gift shop. 1.3307 0.03910 254 191 42 21
330 Rodins. I said our experiment could use some Rodins. 1.3306 0.04018 248 188 38 22
331 I like what they've done with the place! 1.3305 0.03803 236 172 50 14
332 They found the cheese; let’s see if they can find the wine… 1.3302 0.03998 215 157 45 13
333 It appears the test group is only pretending to understand. 1.3302 0.04092 212 156 42 14
334 It's true. Everybody is a critic. 1.3300 0.04099 203 148 43 12
335 Will people still purchase if we disclose that the artwork was tested on animals? 1.3300 0.04260 200 148 38 14
336 I guess they find the art itself a form of escape. 1.3299 0.04539 197 150 29 18
337 You should try this with mice who aren't blind. 1.3288 0.04113 222 166 39 17
338 I think what’s throwing them is the lack of a gift shop. 1.3287 0.04036 216 159 43 14
339 the really serious ones lose all interest in their treadmills 1.3286 0.04435 210 161 29 20
340 This isn’t what I meant when I said, “Make sure the maze has a nice opening.” 1.3285 0.04534 207 160 26 21
341 There has to be a better way to get funding for the arts. 1.3285 0.03864 207 148 50 9
342 Adding wine with the cheese really changed the outcome. 1.3276 0.03938 232 172 44 16
343 Pairing their cheese with wine has really done wonders 1.3274 0.03997 223 165 43 15
344 We have found that their times slowed considerably during the Impressionism period. 1.3273 0.04086 220 164 40 16
345 Everyone's a critic! 1.3272 0.03689 217 154 55 8
346 That mouse just called our research derivative. 1.3272 0.04021 217 160 43 14
347 The male rats seem to be ratsplaining the paintings to the females. 1.3271 0.04218 214 161 36 17
348 The ultimate goal, of course, is to teach them the way to the museum shop. 1.3269 0.04025 208 152 44 12
349 The goal is to get to the gift shop. 1.3266 0.03626 248 180 55 13
350 Each group is the same. It takes approximately four minutes and 30 seconds before they start to look for the gift shop. 1.3264 0.03998 242 183 39 20
351 I'm pretty sure the benefactor said Rodin and Seurat, not rodents and sewer rats. 1.3263 0.04344 190 141 36 13
352 They're still too critical of the art. We need to increase the dosage. 1.3261 0.04374 184 136 36 12
353 Now let’s see if they can stay awake at the miniature opera. 1.3261 0.04306 184 135 38 11
354 Let’s see which one can spot the forgery. 1.3258 0.04120 221 166 38 17
355 So art really is its own reward. 1.3255 0.04082 212 157 41 14
356 Well I'd say that this is NIH grant money well spent. 1.3250 0.04190 200 148 39 13
357 There's a cheese reception after the showing. 1.3248 0.03862 234 173 46 15
358 Now let's bring out the cheese and explain the benefits of becoming financial supporters of the museum. 1.3244 0.04017 225 168 41 16
359 When it's wine AND cheese they exhibit sophistication. 1.3239 0.03899 213 155 47 11
360 Hmm. You're right. Since we put up the art, they're taking 99.7 percent longer to complete the maze. 1.3238 0.04161 210 157 38 15
361 This is the control group. In phase two, we give half of them cellphones. 1.3238 0.04106 210 156 40 14
362 They're field trip mice. 1.3237 0.04313 207 157 33 17
363 In the cheese paradigm, they turned through the maze quickly. In the art paradigm, they turned into pretentious snobs. 1.3235 0.04012 204 149 44 11
364 Our next hypothesis will test whether the male mice start mansplaining art to their companions. 1.3234 0.04516 167 123 34 10
365 If we could only get them to exit through the gift shop . . . 1.3231 0.04013 229 172 40 17
366 Observe how none of them wants to be the first to leave after the wine and cheese is gone. 1.3230 0.03952 226 168 43 15
367 Current data indicates that 73% of the subjects believe "my kid could paint that". 1.3230 0.04545 161 118 34 9
368 Of course, some of them are just pretending to be interested. 1.3229 0.04242 192 142 38 12
369 Notice how they are learning that all routes lead to the gift shop 1.3228 0.04287 189 140 37 12
370 Not even mice can find the exit of an art museum. 1.3220 0.04625 177 134 29 14
371 First it was cheese, then it was wine... 1.3220 0.04484 177 132 33 12
372 I guess you can build a better mousetrap. 1.3218 0.04329 202 153 33 16
373 They definitely prefer the landscapes.” 1.3217 0.03753 230 168 50 12
374 It's more humane this way. Eventually, they just get bored to death. 1.3212 0.04466 165 121 35 9
375 So, how can you tell if they are “getting it?” 1.3210 0.04687 162 121 30 11
376 They will soon learn the futility of liberal arts. 1.3204 0.04412 181 135 34 12
377 The ones on LSD prefer the cubists 1.3198 0.04403 197 150 31 16
378 I just wondered if you had any insight into why there aren't any mice of color. 1.3188 0.04639 160 119 31 10
379 Give them the Vermeer exhibit and we’d NEVER get them back on the treadmills. 1.3186 0.04292 204 155 33 16
380 Surprisingly, they seem to prefer quality art rather than the cheesy stuff. 1.3180 0.04002 217 162 41 14
381 I think they still come to these things for the food. 1.3180 0.03838 217 159 47 11
382 Regardless of species, the landscapes always win. 1.3179 0.04122 195 144 40 11
383 Don’t they usually serve cheese at these things? 1.3177 0.04481 192 147 29 16
384 I wonder if this is how it is at the Met after dark. 1.3174 0.04221 230 179 29 22
385 How come they get it, and I don't? 1.3174 0.04659 167 126 29 12
386 We told them it's closing tomorrow. 1.3171 0.04161 205 154 37 14
387 It takes the pretentious ones forever to get out. 1.3169 0.04086 183 133 42 8
388 They all have opinions even though they know absolutely nothing about art. 1.3168 0.04203 202 152 36 14
389 OK you made your point! They are well bred. 1.3168 0.04614 161 120 31 10
390 OMG, how did a Banksy get in there. 1.3167 0.04052 221 167 38 16
391 They finish faster when we remove the gift shop. 1.3165 0.03858 237 178 43 16
392 Well now we know, everyone's a critic. 1.3163 0.04291 196 148 34 14
393 Have you ever wondered if someone's watching us watching them? 1.3160 0.04171 212 161 35 16
394 Now let’s see how long it takes them to get out of the gift shop. 1.3151 0.03970 219 164 41 14
395 So what exactly did you put in your grant application? 1.3147 0.04273 197 149 34 14
396 Yeah, we got plenty of participants once I mentioned the free wine and cheese. 1.3147 0.04212 197 148 36 13
397 Everyone comes to the openings for the free cheese and crackers. 1.3147 0.04144 232 180 31 21
398 The maze will be closing in five minutes! 1.3141 0.04611 191 149 24 18
399 Ok we know they're intelligent. Now to find out if they're sophisticated. 1.3140 0.04630 172 131 28 13
400 Now they want Chardonnay. 1.3138 0.04148 188 139 39 10
401 I think Basil just figured out what's wrong with the Mondrian. 1.3136 0.03794 220 162 47 11
402 Seriously though, Number 7 has better taste than my last two boyfriends. 1.3135 0.04330 185 139 34 12
403 Not one of them pressed the lever for the audio tour? 1.3134 0.04151 201 151 37 13
404 I've seen enough. Release the python. 1.3125 0.04590 192 150 24 18
405 They seem to prefer only the cheesiest works. 1.3125 0.04407 176 132 33 11
406 This is all very clever, but having the exit signs lead them to the gift shop really wasn't the kind of trap I had in mind. 1.3122 0.03851 205 150 46 9
407 This reminds me that I have a lot of postage stamps I’ll probably never use. 1.3118 0.04588 170 129 29 12
408 It seems impressive ... until you realize they're only looking for paintings of cheese. 1.3116 0.03989 199 147 42 10
409 Research is more art than science. 1.3114 0.04406 167 124 34 9
410 Finally, proof that Humans aren't the only animals capable of pretention" 1.3110 0.03978 209 156 41 12
411 They evolved after MOMA had the wine and cheese gathering. 1.3109 0.04326 193 147 32 14
412 The real test is if they purchase anything in the gift shop. 1.3106 0.04682 161 122 28 11
413 But would they all have come if it wasn’t free Monday!? 1.3105 0.04065 219 167 36 16
414 For each correct response, they get a wine and cheese reception. 1.3105 0.03960 219 165 40 14
415 These paintings are all so cheesy 1.3103 0.03934 203 150 43 10
416 They bought them with the money from the pharmaceutical trials. 1.3103 0.04865 174 137 20 17
417 In the maze of life, art is the cheese. 1.3103 0.04174 203 154 35 14
418 They seem to always linger at the cheese paintings. 1.3100 0.03889 229 173 41 15
419 They are just like us. They don't like Jackson Pollock either. 1.3100 0.03938 229 174 39 16
420 You can take the rats out of the Upper East Side, but you can’t take the Upper East Side out of the rats. 1.3099 0.04411 171 128 33 10
421 It seems that about a third of them think outside the box. 1.3099 0.03925 213 159 42 12
422 It doesn't take much to make them pretentious. 1.3092 0.03881 207 153 44 10
423 This is how they test new museum layouts? Explains a lot. 1.3091 0.03945 220 166 40 14
424 We no longer experiment on lab rats. That’s unethical. These are arthouse rats. They enter the maze willingly. 1.3089 0.04290 191 145 33 13
425 I think your study is tainted. All of your subjects are white! 1.3089 0.04225 191 144 35 12
426 Live footage of the New Yorker's art critics 1.3086 0.04414 175 132 32 11
427 Being exposed to art IS the reward. 1.3085 0.04270 188 142 34 12
428 For obvious reasons it can’t really be a double blind study 1.3085 0.04270 188 142 34 12
429 Three of them have bought annual memberships. 1.3082 0.04717 159 121 27 11
430 No matter how much training or how many rewards they get, we still can't get them all to the exit by closing time. 1.3081 0.04311 172 128 35 9
431 And I thought giving them LSD might harm them 1.3081 0.04384 185 141 31 13
432 Even 'they' don't seem to like the contemporary works. 1.3081 0.04120 198 149 37 12
433 As long as it keeps them out of my kitchen 1.3077 0.04361 169 126 34 9
434 They seem amazed! 1.3077 0.04361 169 126 34 9
435 We started giving them wine with the cheese and before you know it... 1.3069 0.04297 202 156 30 16
436 I was hoping the exterior Kinkades would drive them to the van Goghs in the center. 1.3069 0.04116 189 141 38 10
437 OK, next we try it with the male mice. 1.3054 0.04783 167 130 23 14
438 None of them have found the complimentary wine and cheese yet." 1.3048 0.04277 187 142 33 12
439 Do they know they're all reproductions? 1.3046 0.04063 197 148 38 11
440 0kay, now install the cat portraits. 1.3043 0.04909 161 126 21 14
441 Wow - scientific proof - everyone IS a critic. 1.3043 0.04104 207 158 35 14
442 We've moved from experiment to experience.” 1.3043 0.04217 207 160 31 16
443 For Phase II, they need to find the bathroom. 1.3041 0.04625 171 132 26 13
444 They all look, but none of them buy. 1.3041 0.04396 171 129 32 10
445 The Impressionists seem to slow them down. 1.3039 0.04082 181 134 39 8
446 We converted it to an Art Museum as part of the rodent reparations program. 1.3036 0.04368 168 126 33 9
447 They think they’re so smart… They can’t tell a Picasso from a Renoir.. 1.3033 0.03934 211 159 40 12
448 It can't be a coincidence that they only show up when it's pay-what-you-can day. 1.3030 0.04108 198 150 36 12
449 And when we want to measure how fast they can get out, we hang abstract expressionism. 1.3029 0.04400 175 133 31 11
450 They’ll never find the exit, there’s no gift shop. 1.3028 0.04895 142 108 25 9
451 I remember when they all ran after the farmer's wife" 1.3026 0.04020 195 146 39 10
452 We are getting more funding for the arts, now that science has been eliminated. 1.3013 0.04585 156 118 29 9
453 They seem to prefer the representational over the abstract. 1.3012 0.04313 166 124 34 8
454 My cat would say they had good taste. 1.3010 0.04317 196 152 29 15
455 They do seem impressed with the Impressionists. Let’s try abstract expressionism next to speed things up. 1.3010 0.04256 196 151 31 14
456 It's obviously not about escaping, it's about enjoying where you are. 1.3007 0.04659 143 107 29 7
457 Interesting. Unlike the hamsters, none of them bought the audio tour. 1.3006 0.04698 163 126 25 12
458 Finally. A humane and culturally uplifting glue trap. 1.3005 0.04534 183 143 25 15
459 It’s been 15 min and so far they are all still pretending to get the art. 1.3005 0.04534 183 143 25 15
460 Alright, lets introduce the cat and see if they can maintain their interest in neo-classicism. 1.3000 0.04590 160 122 28 10
461 As we suspected, mice prefer cheesy art. 1.3000 0.04284 190 146 31 13
462 When did cheese stop working? 1.3000 0.04010 180 133 40 7
463 I wish they'd hurry up, Christie's wants to know what to sell this week 1.3000 0.04159 170 126 37 7
464 Why? Because studies show if you leave the walls blank, they will write all over them. 1.3000 0.04235 180 136 34 10
465 I don't get it, these are the blind mice! 1.3000 0.04235 180 136 34 10
466 Next,we introduce stress by installing the Damien Hirsts. 1.2995 0.04237 197 152 31 14
467 Don't be fooled; they just came for the wine and cheese. 1.2994 0.04377 157 117 33 7
468 The one looking at the Van Gogh is a funder. Talk to him. 1.2993 0.04671 147 111 28 8
469 Human trials exhibited less attention span.” 1.2993 0.04789 137 103 27 7
470 They're clearly spending more time with my early work, but it's what they buy that counts. 1.2991 0.03830 214 161 42 11
471 I’m studying the relationship between art and science. 1.2990 0.04134 204 157 33 14
472 There's no consensus yet on which painting is the cheesiest. 1.2989 0.04446 184 143 27 14
473 Should we add some tiny velvet ropes? 1.2989 0.04642 184 146 21 17
474 They show interest but no one's buying anything. 1.2989 0.04094 174 129 38 7
475 They always end up in the gift shop. 1.2985 0.04235 201 156 30 15
476 There'd better not be any more complaints about the lab animals' quality of life... 1.2983 0.04358 181 139 30 12
477 When the cat's away, aesthetic appreciation goes through the roof. 1.2980 0.04095 198 151 35 12
478 Now go get the republican mice and let's see what happens? 1.2978 0.04550 178 139 25 14
479 Not too surprising - they like the still lifes with cheese the most." 1.2974 0.04073 195 148 36 11
480 The study proves if you take away their cell phones at the door, they will actually look at the art. 1.2973 0.04838 148 114 24 10
481 Subject #7 failed to identify the Vermeer again." 1.2973 0.04425 185 144 27 14
482 The majority get lost at postmodernism. 1.2971 0.04604 175 137 24 14
483 The exit should be through the gift shop. 1.2970 0.04098 202 155 34 13
484 I don't think this is what they meant by getting a "lab culture" 1.2970 0.04403 165 125 31 9
485 Why aren't there any black mice? 1.2969 0.04371 192 150 27 15
486 They’ll speed up if we introduce a cat. 1.2969 0.04880 128 96 26 6
487 A more refined mouse for the Park Avenue crowd." 1.2968 0.03929 219 168 37 14
488 ``Quick, call DeSantis. There are early signs that art can lead to indoctrination.'' 1.2968 0.04593 155 118 28 9
489 You'd be surprised how few artists know how to paint with cheese. 1.2967 0.04407 182 141 28 13
490 I misspelled it as ‘mouseum” on the grant application and now I’m stuck with it. 1.2965 0.04319 199 156 27 16
491 ...but you'll notice when they know they're being watched, they suddenly pretend to NOT be bored. 1.2963 0.04089 189 143 36 10
492 I don't think this is what the Lab had in mind when they told us to develope a rodent culture 1.2959 0.04305 196 153 28 15
493 Turns out, not only are they color blind, they also have no taste. 1.2958 0.04976 142 110 22 10
494 We give them an education before the rat race begins. 1.2953 0.04617 149 113 28 8
495 They particularly like Picasso's Blue Cheese Period. 1.2952 0.04380 166 126 31 9
496 Also note, "art " is an anagram of "rat". 1.2951 0.04029 183 137 38 8
497 That’s just mean. Nobody can find their way around in an art museum. 1.2950 0.04121 200 154 33 13
498 I'm betting they'll hit a wall in the Dada maze. 1.2947 0.04524 190 151 22 17
499 The control group's at the Guggenheim. 1.2945 0.04681 163 127 24 12
500 Visitor flow is much improved since we took down Still Life With Cheese. 1.2945 0.04600 163 126 26 11
501 I told you they wouldn't appreciate the Rothko exhibit! 1.2945 0.04517 163 125 28 10
502 And they said you couldn't build a better mouse trap. 1.2945 0.04600 163 126 26 11
503 Yes, this is a really good mouse trap. 1.2941 0.04436 153 115 31 7
504 I can't get past the fact that they're all wearing fur. 1.2938 0.04143 194 149 33 12
505 Perhaps the artisanal cheeses have cultured them. 1.2938 0.04143 194 149 33 12
506 Is this the same set that appreciated the Camembert? 1.2937 0.04658 160 124 25 11
507 I think we underestimated their intellectual curiosity. 1.2936 0.03825 218 166 40 12
508 The maze is missing an exit through the gift shop. 1.2935 0.04227 184 141 32 11
509 The Stuart Little illustration still draws the longest looks. 1.2930 0.04631 157 121 26 10
510 They're all male so this might take a while. 1.2930 0.04542 157 120 28 9
511 I think you misunderstood "culture and sensitivity" testing. 1.2929 0.04082 198 152 34 12
512 Maybe one of them can explain Pollock to me. 1.2928 0.04273 181 139 31 11
513 They may not see it now, but everything leads to the gift shop. 1.2926 0.04230 188 145 31 12
514 9 out of 10 cats say it improves their taste. 1.2925 0.04942 147 115 21 11
515 We've proven that museum layouts are more confusing than a cheese maze 1.2923 0.04059 195 149 35 11
516 They’re now also asking for wine to go with their cheese. 1.2923 0.04312 195 153 27 15
517 Maybe we should scale back the dosage. 1.2917 0.04496 168 130 27 11
518 They're happy enough to eat all the cheese but then they never buy anything. 1.2917 0.04062 216 169 31 16
519 And how long does it usually take for them to figure out which one the cheese is behind. 1.2917 0.04496 168 130 27 11
520 Just watch, in 20 seconds, they'll all be in the gift shop. 1.2915 0.03920 223 173 35 15
521 It was Algernon's idea. 1.2914 0.04753 151 117 24 10
522 If they request berets, I'm out of here. 1.2911 0.04517 158 121 28 9
523 I hope some of them stop looking and start buying! 1.2911 0.03822 213 162 40 11
524 OK,now that we have their attention, hide the wine and cheese in a corner and let's see who finds in first. 1.2910 0.04075 189 144 35 10
525 I'm not sure what is more impressive, that they moved the walls or curated their own exhibit...all in one night 1.2909 0.04631 165 129 24 12
526 Now if I could only get them to shop the Museum Store 1.2907 0.04420 172 133 28 11
527 We gave them wine with their cheese. 1.2903 0.04324 186 145 28 13
528 When you leave the room they go back to scrolling instagram. 1.2901 0.04261 162 122 33 7
529 Now, what happens when we reveal the price tags? 1.2900 0.03984 200 153 36 11
530 We tried abstract art, but they all got lost. 1.2899 0.04393 169 130 29 10
531 Fascinating. Even they can't get out without going through the gift shop. 1.2896 0.04372 183 143 27 13
532 They may not be able to define art, but they know it when they see it. 1.2896 0.03938 183 137 39 7
533 Be patient. All they know is graffiti. 1.2895 0.04907 152 120 20 12
534 Sure they look at them, but do they really get it? 1.2895 0.04538 152 116 28 8
535 Their times were faster, but the opera maze was just too cruel. 1.2893 0.04666 159 124 24 11
536 Seems, everyone's a critic. 1.2892 0.04014 166 123 38 5
537 They're asking for a white wine with an oakey undertone to complement the edam. 1.2890 0.04321 173 133 30 10
538 When bidding opens up, that's when the experiment really begins. 1.2890 0.04081 173 130 36 7
539 None of them will make a decision until they hear what the others think. 1.2889 0.04055 180 136 36 8
540 They prefer this to the more experimental stuff. 1.2888 0.04098 187 143 34 10
541 They go through much faster once they realize there aren’t any free refreshments 1.2885 0.04456 156 119 29 8
542 Finally, we will be able to determine whether or not great art is carcinogenic. 1.2885 0.04982 156 125 17 14
543 This maze takes them the same amount of time to solve, they just look smarter doing it. 1.2885 0.04456 156 119 29 8
544 “Looks like three of them would have benefited from the audio guide.” 1.2883 0.04239 163 123 33 7
545 This is why the culture swabs all come back positive. 1.2883 0.04664 163 128 23 12
546 Okay, now let’s try it again, but with a $35 admission fee. 1.2882 0.04527 170 133 25 12
547 Ceci n’est pas une tiny mouse art gallery. 1.2882 0.04370 170 131 29 10
548 Next we try an IKEA store. 1.2882 0.04527 170 133 25 12
549 Well, there goes the grant. 1.2882 0.04449 170 132 27 11
550 Eventually they all gravitate to the 17th Century Dutch masterpiece entitled: Still Life with Cheese. 1.2881 0.04472 177 139 25 13
551 Well,taking out the Louis Wain drawings definitely calmed them down. 1.2881 0.04520 118 86 30 2
552 They've been injected with culture. 1.2881 0.04472 177 139 25 13
553 What an amazing ratrospective! 1.2878 0.05028 139 109 20 10
554 They have no sense of direction, but they do appreciate art. 1.2876 0.04416 153 116 30 7
555 Attendance is up, but the café was cited for multiple health code violations. 1.2874 0.04582 167 131 24 12
556 We’ll need more Camembert. 1.2874 0.04142 174 132 34 8
557 No more using artisanal cheeses. 1.2873 0.04111 181 138 34 9
558 Teach your mice art and they never will have enough money for drugs. 1.2867 0.04946 150 119 19 12
559 Whatever paintings they buy helps fund our research. 1.2866 0.04217 164 124 33 7
560 We're testing the hypothesis that everybody's a critic. 1.2866 0.04475 164 127 27 10
561 They've been exhibiting a high degree of apathy and fatigue. We're going to have to add a gift shop. 1.2866 0.04304 164 125 31 8
562 A definite preference for Dutch still life paintings. 1.2865 0.04019 171 128 37 6
563 Now all we have to do is open a tiny museum store and our research will be self-funding. 1.2865 0.04192 185 143 31 11
564 It’s a postmodern maze. 1.2865 0.04019 192 147 35 10
565 Clearly, Art is its own reward. 1.2857 0.04502 175 138 24 13
566 Maybe if we put a gift shop at the exit. 1.2857 0.03882 168 124 40 4
567 Looks like wine and cheese gallery opening was a hit. 1.2857 0.04355 161 123 30 8
568 The Wallhole first drew them in but it’s the Deli, Reuben, and Mayonnaise that keeps them coming back. 1.2857 0.04615 161 126 24 11
569 we need security, where's the cat? 1.2857 0.04129 189 146 32 11
570 They're always really interested, but they never buy anything... 1.2857 0.05291 133 106 16 11
571 I get lost in museums, too. 1.2857 0.04893 126 96 24 6
572 I get why they keep staring at fruit bowls, haystacks, and sunflowers, but what is their thing with Matisse’s wife? 1.2857 0.05016 147 117 18 12
573 My parents finally stopped asking me what I can do with a degree in art history. 1.2857 0.05146 126 98 20 8
574 For some reason they all seem to be avoiding Toulouse-Lautrec's "Le Chat Noir." 1.2850 0.04134 193 150 31 12
575 I drew the line at serving them wine with their cheese. 1.2850 0.04068 193 149 33 11
576 We forgot the wine and cheese! 1.2850 0.04199 193 151 29 13
577 It seems, even with rats, that everyone’s a critic. 1.2849 0.04135 179 137 33 9
578 And then we see what they buy in the gift shop. 1.2849 0.04556 172 136 23 13
579 They really like the Swiss pantings. 1.2848 0.04282 165 126 31 8
580 Well we’ve been trying to build a better mouse trap for years. 1.2848 0.04674 158 124 23 11
581 I've wasted my life. 1.2848 0.04826 151 119 21 11
582 Give 'em time. They're still working their way up Maslow's hierarchy from the cheese cubes. 1.2848 0.04640 151 117 25 9
583 The males are lost but won't seek help. 1.2847 0.04370 144 108 31 5
584 Notice ... they’re all males nobody asks directions 1.2847 0.04692 144 111 25 8
585 They seem to enjoy it. Next time we should charge admission. 1.2842 0.03681 190 141 44 5
586 Please note that they all appreciate Escher. 1.2842 0.04041 190 146 34 10
587 So when do we tell them that the maze has nothing to do with the art? 1.2841 0.04179 176 135 32 9
588 ‘The Effects of Post-Impressionism vs Cocaine?’ They seriously got Funding? 1.2841 0.04479 176 139 24 13
589 But what's the point if they never find the gift shop? 1.2840 0.04376 169 131 28 10
590 Can’t believe what humans call art! 1.2837 0.04965 141 111 20 10
591 Adding wine to their diet of cheese made all the difference. 1.2835 0.05232 127 100 18 9
592 They're quickly becoming pseudo intellects. We will need to switch to brie cheese as a reward. 1.2833 0.04263 180 140 29 11
593 I bet they're thinking, "I could do that." 1.2833 0.05574 120 96 14 10
594 You’d think at least one of them would rush toward the exit. 1.2831 0.04259 166 127 31 8
595 Now, let's see if we can get them to visit the gift shop. 1.2831 0.04173 166 126 33 7
596 Let’s see how they exit without a gift shop. 1.2830 0.04473 159 123 27 9
597 This way we not only get funding from the FDA, but also the National Endowment for the Arts 1.2829 0.04706 152 119 23 10
598 I can confirm, they all seem to be giving at least a rat's ass. 1.2828 0.04559 145 111 27 7
599 Except for Cheez Whiz, they've shown exceptional taste. 1.2826 0.04823 138 107 23 8
600 All nine of them picked out the AI works in less than five minutes. 1.2826 0.04823 138 107 23 8
601 They haven't found the 'Still life with cheese' yet! 1.2826 0.04125 184 142 32 10
602 I'm picturing a rat race. 1.2824 0.04758 131 100 25 6
603 Rodentrification. 1.2824 0.04999 131 102 21 8
604 They preferred the Camembert wing. 1.2824 0.04106 170 129 34 7
605 Next we change exhibits to Dali and see what happens. 1.2824 0.04273 170 131 30 9
606 I was wondering which group got the LSD. 1.2822 0.04309 163 125 30 8
607 I AM shocking them. 1.2822 0.04565 163 128 24 11
608 So we add Twitter and it's how long until they're eating each other alive? 1.2819 0.04673 149 116 24 9
609 Only count them as finished when they’ve made it through the gift shop. 1.2819 0.04575 149 115 26 8
610 Even they think my art is cheesy. 1.2818 0.04314 181 142 27 12
611 Now add the little sign showing where the gift shop is. 1.2816 0.04282 174 135 29 10
612 They don’t give a rat’s ass about art - they’re just messing with your experiment. 1.2815 0.04893 135 105 22 8
613 Observe how the males are only pretending to be interested in the art. 1.2812 0.04622 160 126 23 11
614 None of them are buying. They’re only here for the wine and cheese. 1.2812 0.04175 160 121 33 6
615 The high dose ones will find "Still Life With Cheese" faster than the others 1.2810 0.04395 153 117 29 7
616 Everybody is a critic! 1.2808 0.04427 146 111 29 6
617 What would happen if a docent escorted them to 'Still Life with Cheese'? 1.2805 0.04540 164 129 24 11
618 Now let's try it with cheese. 1.2805 0.04015 164 123 36 5
619 The cat is going to be so happy when he sees this. 1.2803 0.04965 132 103 21 8
620 And that one there...he's peeing in the corner! 1.2800 0.04243 150 113 32 5
621 I liked it better when all we had to do was to find and eat the cheese. 1.2800 0.04835 150 119 20 11
622 It's just as much an art as a science. 1.2798 0.04043 168 127 35 6
623 I think they're acquiring taste. 1.2798 0.04462 168 132 25 11
624 Yeah, it’s the Goudanheim. 1.2796 0.03932 211 165 33 13
625 I’m pretty sure that I said “ A maze for the mice”, not Amaze the mice” 1.2795 0.04762 161 129 19 13
626 So they found the cheese and next they wanted wine. Then one thing led to another... 1.2795 0.04680 161 128 21 12
627 They really like the cheesy ones. 1.2795 0.04596 161 127 23 11
628 We should have them caption cartoons next. 1.2794 0.04972 136 107 20 9
629 Sure it's a great turnout, but nobody's buying. 1.2793 0.03883 179 135 38 6
630 I see they've reclaimed the space. 1.2793 0.03801 179 134 40 5
631 Okay, maybe they're a little more sophisticated than we thought." 1.2791 0.04387 172 135 26 11
632 Now we know how to build a better mousetrap. 1.2786 0.04762 140 109 23 8
633 Statistically, they have the attention span of the average gallery-going human”. 1.2785 0.04741 158 126 20 12
634 They aren’t going through any faster, but their ability to differentiate Monet from Manet has significantly increased. 1.2784 0.04003 176 134 35 7
635 Yes, but what I said was that I wanted space for Rodin art lovers. 1.2781 0.04517 169 134 23 12
636 Pretentious fucking mice. 1.2781 0.04277 169 131 29 9
637 They don't know much about art - but they seem to know what they like! 1.2778 0.04037 162 122 35 5
638 Not impressed. They only look at the Thomas Kincaid paintings. 1.2775 0.03875 173 130 38 5
639 So far, only 2% have found their way to the gift shop. 1.2774 0.04441 155 120 27 8
640 They're starting to question our curatorial practices. 1.2770 0.04872 148 118 19 11
641 Let’s see how they’ll react to the audio tour. 1.2768 0.04368 177 140 25 12
642 Of course they they're looking- but nobody's buying anything. 1.2767 0.04177 159 121 32 6
643 This is way easier than trying to assess their responses to ballet. 1.2767 0.04542 159 125 24 10
644 We have succeeded in making them more sophisticated, but they still poop on the floor. 1.2763 0.04592 152 119 24 9
645 Eventually, they all exit through the gift shop 1.2763 0.04592 152 119 24 9
646 Our studies show that you can get a federal grant for just about anything. 1.2759 0.05419 116 92 16 8
647 Rat imitates life. 1.2759 0.04106 174 134 32 8
648 Back to Velveeta. The stilton is making these mice pretentious. 1.2759 0.04025 174 133 34 7
649 Any nibbles yet on the Vincent van Gouda? 1.2759 0.04265 174 136 28 10
650 I guess because it's free on Thursdays. 1.2756 0.04508 156 122 25 9
651 They prefer the works of Rodint 1.2754 0.04303 167 130 28 9
652 No discernible change in their intelligence. But we have managed to boost their pretentiousness. 1.2754 0.04468 167 132 24 11
653 I heard one of them say "I could do this!" 1.2748 0.04605 131 100 26 5
654 We positioned van Gogh’s “Two glasses, cheese and bread” at the end of the exhibit to keep things moving. 1.2748 0.04730 131 101 24 6
655 This is all fine and good but you were supposed to teach them pilates. 1.2746 0.04596 142 110 25 7
656 So where did you get the little hammers and nails to hang those pictures? 1.2746 0.04911 142 113 19 10
657 They escape easily enough, but will only eat imported cheese afterwards. 1.2743 0.05221 113 88 19 6
658 We find it more humane. Like most of us, they are still lost and confused but at least distracted and edified. 1.2742 0.03999 186 144 33 9
659 I think we can confirm that every rat’s a critic. 1.2742 0.04336 124 92 30 2
660 They seem to never leave unless we added a nice gift shop. 1.2741 0.03849 197 152 36 9
661 I hate to say it, but I think I’ve finally found my demographic. 1.2735 0.04798 117 89 24 4
662 I wonder if they realize that it's the same museum as last time? 1.2735 0.05378 117 93 16 8
663 Just because they discovered Abstract Expressionism doesn't mean they'll sniff out the next big thing. 1.2733 0.04427 150 116 27 7
664 So far 3/9 of the mice have found the meaning. This is going to MoMa if we get to 5. 1.2733 0.04324 150 115 29 6
665 Oh, no! They're all getting lost in the art. 1.2733 0.04814 150 120 19 11
666 So you’re saying the mice are 16% better at identifying true masters than our Freshman Class? 1.2733 0.04324 150 115 29 6
667 The challenge is admission stickers that stay on the fur. 1.2733 0.04624 150 118 23 9
668 They still confuse Manet with Monet. 1.2727 0.04839 121 93 23 5
669 I wonder how they will behave after we add a gift shop. 1.2727 0.04249 154 118 30 6
670 I dunno, it's been 14 hours and they still won't leave. I think I'm going to install a gift shop. 1.2727 0.04243 165 128 29 8
671 Sure, their IQs gained 20 points, but now they are only motivated by baked brie on crostini. 1.2727 0.04821 132 103 22 7
672 See that? See that! You CAN teach taste! 1.2727 0.04539 154 121 24 9
673 This is how we relax them before they go to the vaccine testing clinics... 1.2722 0.04258 169 132 28 9
674 Is the Minnie Lisa smiling? 1.2722 0.04340 169 133 26 10
675 I think we've just invented the Better Mouse Trap! 1.2721 0.04482 147 114 26 7
676 Do they gravitate towards the Rubenist or the Poussinist? 1.2721 0.04605 136 105 25 6
677 Next time you can't read my handwriting just let me know. 1.2720 0.05128 125 99 18 8
678 Did that museum know you'd spend their audience research grant on this? 1.2719 0.04871 114 87 23 4
679 We train them to sniff out good modern art. 1.2718 0.03936 195 152 33 10
680 They're observing. We're observing. Makes you kind of wonder, doesn't it? 1.2715 0.04597 151 119 23 9
681 Field mice trip. 1.2711 0.04391 166 131 25 10
682 But is it science? 1.2711 0.03953 166 126 35 5
683 Personally, I find their taste a bit cheesy. 1.2710 0.04695 155 124 20 11
684 Keep an eye on the gray one - he's got a little can of tomato soup. 1.2707 0.04061 181 141 31 9
685 I forgot - Are we checking for how they get through the maze or what they think of the art exhibit? 1.2706 0.04068 170 131 32 7
686 As an exhibit title, how does 'VERMIN VENERATE VERMEER' grab you? 1.2701 0.04457 137 105 27 5
687 My studio is overrun with them anyway so I figured what the hell? 1.2698 0.04565 126 96 26 4
688 It's inconclusive if you don't include a museum cafe featuring a cheese plate! 1.2695 0.04599 141 110 24 7
689 I can get them to sip wine and stare intently, but they won’t nod knowingly. 1.2695 0.04529 167 134 21 12
690 This batch are easily amazed. 1.2692 0.04000 156 118 34 4
691 They will only eat imported cheese now. 1.2692 0.04487 156 123 24 9
692 So that wheel was a waste of money 1.2690 0.04295 171 135 26 10
693 have we landed in the Auguste Rodent Museum by mistake? 1.2690 0.04512 145 113 25 7
694 Fascinating how in their cell phone deprived state, they engage. 1.2690 0.04405 145 112 27 6
695 I think I made a typo when I ordered the RAT Maze. 1.2690 0.04295 145 111 29 5
696 Where are the bathrooms? 1.2690 0.04617 145 114 23 8
697 They don't get lost as often as people do in the MoMA maze. 1.2688 0.04409 160 126 25 9
698 OK, fine, but they aren't buying anything. 1.2688 0.04318 160 125 27 8
699 Specimen 3 keeps mumbling something about NFTs... 1.2685 0.04530 149 117 24 8
700 Mice prefer the art museum over sex 9 out of 10 times. Just like me. 1.2685 0.04821 149 120 18 11
701 This pill didn't make them buy anything at the gift shop either. 1.2683 0.04419 164 130 24 10
702 But how will we get them to exit through the gift shop? 1.2683 0.04419 164 130 24 10
703 Now, when they're lost, they just pretend to be thoughtfully pondering. 1.2679 0.05379 112 89 16 7
704 They love the free days, but they don’t become members! 1.2677 0.04802 127 99 22 6
705 Is this drug suitable for people? 1.2676 0.04460 142 110 26 6
706 They’re having trouble finding the gift shop. 1.2675 0.04275 157 122 28 7
707 The art is too cheesy 1.2674 0.04106 187 148 28 11
708 Of course, we had to take their cell phones away. 1.2671 0.04384 161 127 25 9
709 Impressive. A trap that only works on well bred mice. 1.2667 0.04195 150 115 30 5
710 They're thinking outside the cage. 1.2667 0.04063 180 141 30 9
711 But can we make them exit through the gift shop? 1.2667 0.04607 135 105 24 6
712 Next time, let's use uncultured cheese. 1.2667 0.06092 105 87 8 10
713 I’m not sure we could replicate this in humans.” 1.2667 0.04300 150 116 28 6
714 Sudden onset bipedality appears to be one effect of surrealism. 1.2667 0.05173 135 110 14 11
715 They find that period confusing too. 1.2662 0.04517 154 122 23 9
716 I got lost at the Met. How do these guys do it? 1.2662 0.04423 154 121 25 8
717 Let's call our research paper Night at the Mouseum. 1.2662 0.04517 154 122 23 9
718 When you're done here I have them for book club 1.2662 0.04743 139 110 21 8
719 They seem to be most intrigued by the ones marked Anonymouse. 1.2661 0.05135 124 99 17 8
720 I still think we made the gift shop too hard to find. 1.2659 0.04171 173 136 28 9
721 Looks like we're not the only ones lost in the art world. 1.2658 0.04251 158 123 28 7
722 This is groundbreaking work. We’ve finally located the art snob gene. 1.2658 0.04527 158 126 22 10
723 Apparently, humanities is a misnomer. 1.2657 0.04650 143 113 22 8
724 You're right...the control group can't tell the difference between Monet and Manet. 1.2656 0.04769 128 100 22 6
725 Looks like another side effect is being an insufferable snob. 1.2654 0.04181 162 126 29 7
726 Their concept of negative space has vastly improved. 1.2654 0.03896 162 123 35 4
727 Well, at least we've proven that mice and art critics have a similar IQ. 1.2653 0.04761 147 118 19 10
728 The first to find Waldo gets the cheese. 1.2653 0.04458 147 115 25 7
729 They said something about needing to find themselves before they could find their way out. 1.2653 0.04662 147 117 21 9
730 So these mice are all from the Upper East Side? 1.2652 0.04416 132 101 27 4
731 The new cultured cheese diet appears to be working. 1.2651 0.04287 166 131 26 9
732 I think we should add a gift shop and see what happens. 1.2651 0.04287 166 131 26 9
733 Is this is where science and art meet up? 1.2649 0.04171 151 116 30 5
734 Now let's check the control group without the wine and cheese 1.2649 0.04275 151 117 28 6
735 Do you thinking they're lingering for the wine & cheese after party? 1.2649 0.04378 151 118 26 7
736 It's so refreshing to see art appreciation without cellphones. 1.2649 0.04477 151 119 24 8
737 Mixing surrealists and impressionists really disorients them 1.2649 0.04378 151 118 26 7
738 At this rate we'll never get to the abstract expressionism 1.2645 0.04584 155 124 21 10
739 Pre-pandemic, it was all about speed. 1.2645 0.04102 155 119 31 5
740 Amazing -- Everyone's a critic 1.2642 0.04412 159 126 24 9
741 It's a mazeum! 1.2642 0.04412 159 126 24 9
742 'Well at least they're no longer chewing the wires in my car." 1.2642 0.03935 159 121 34 4
743 Yep,the only room they stay in more than five minutes is the Impressionists. 1.2640 0.04528 178 146 17 15
744 I’ve heard of culture in cheese, but this is ridiculous ! 1.2639 0.04515 144 113 24 7
745 Even they prefer the impressionists. 1.2639 0.04515 144 113 24 7
746 They're evolving! 1.2637 0.03791 182 140 36 6
747 We were going for abstract problem solving, not abstract expressionism. 1.2637 0.03948 182 142 32 8
748 I really didn’t think Free Wednesdays would make this much difference! 1.2636 0.05274 110 87 17 6
749 They asked for an escape. 1.2636 0.04736 129 101 22 6
750 This is a skewed study because it's only white mice attending the exhibit. 1.2635 0.04179 167 131 28 8
751 That's what happens when you introduce lab mice to the humanities. 1.2635 0.04002 167 129 32 6
752 I can't decide whether their squeaks are because of rapt interest, deep contemplation, or outright disdain. 1.2632 0.04640 133 104 23 6
753 So it’s true, they spend more time looking at a piece of art than humans do. 1.2632 0.04028 171 133 31 7
754 After this they should be ready for the gift shop maze. 1.2632 0.04548 152 121 22 9
755 This a direct result of using artisan cheeses. 1.2632 0.04451 152 120 24 8
756 Now, if we can get them to visit the gift shop, we'll be ready for the human trials. 1.2632 0.04352 152 119 26 7
757 Again, no one can know how we set the auction prices! 1.2632 0.04352 152 119 26 7
758 How do we know when they've found themselves? 1.2628 0.04179 156 121 29 6
759 This isn’t a test. I just thought it’d be nice to give them some culture. 1.2628 0.04548 137 107 24 6
760 Now let's hang the paintings of cats. 1.2628 0.05104 137 112 14 11
761 I've often wondered what our lab mice do in their spare time. 1.2628 0.04665 137 108 22 7
762 When I said we needed more culture, I meant for the petri dishes. 1.2628 0.04889 137 110 18 9
763 We've seen increases in condescension and existential dread among the subjects 1.2625 0.04297 160 126 26 8
764 I think they like it better when we use the cheese instead. 1.2624 0.04461 141 110 25 6
765 I can't help thinking the experiment would be more realistic if we'd included a gift shop. 1.2624 0.04790 141 113 19 9
766 Understandably, they are all avoiding the Louis Wain collection. 1.2624 0.04574 141 111 23 7
767 I dunno. We expose them to literature, fine music and art and they still eat their young. 1.2623 0.04911 122 96 20 6
768 None of them are on their phones! 1.2619 0.05062 126 101 17 8
769 It does seem to have gotten them off their phones. 1.2619 0.04805 126 99 21 6
770 Well, really, anyone could get lost in an Escher. 1.2619 0.04805 126 99 21 6
771 They seem to eventually congregate by the paintings of Swiss cheese and peanut butter. 1.2617 0.04085 149 114 31 4
772 We made do with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. 1.2615 0.04575 130 101 24 5
773 I plan to call it mice space. 1.2615 0.05186 130 106 14 10
774 We only got them in because it's Free First Friday. 1.2613 0.05073 111 87 19 5
775 Okay, but will they become patrons? 1.2612 0.04486 134 104 25 5
776 Well, it IS a humane way to catch their interest. 1.2612 0.04729 134 106 21 7
777 I have a few in my attic that need to see this." 1.2611 0.04440 157 125 23 9
778 So is this an art or a science? 1.2611 0.03849 157 119 35 3
779 Why yes, this is the group that had wine added to their cheese-only diet. 1.2611 0.04440 157 125 23 9
780 They're losing their motivation to get to the gift shop. 1.2609 0.04519 138 108 24 6
781 Their times may have gotten slower, but they have a much deeper understanding of the world as a whole 1.2609 0.04965 138 112 16 10
782 And just like Met patrons, they seem to have lost all sense of time, distance and direction. 1.2609 0.04797 115 89 22 4
783 I’m majoring in museum studies and psychology 1.2609 0.04965 138 112 16 10
784 It’s just like life; the maze confuses and the art amuses 1.2609 0.04635 138 109 22 7
785 No, I said an exhibit on Mozart. 1.2606 0.04654 142 113 21 8
786 It's interesting how they tend to linger in maze when we use Stuart Little's work. 1.2606 0.04434 142 111 25 6
787 Seems they like cubism best. 1.2603 0.04353 146 114 26 6
788 We trapped this group at MOMA. 1.2602 0.04594 123 95 24 4
789 Still Life with Cheeses” always gives them pause. 1.2601 0.04152 173 137 27 9
790 Perhaps you over decorated. 1.2600 0.04276 150 117 27 6
791 Great, now we have to pair a wine with their cheese. 1.2599 0.04317 177 143 22 12
792 How do we tell them it closes in five minutes? 1.2598 0.05026 127 102 17 8
793 The tenth one? He found the gift shop already. 1.2597 0.04302 154 121 26 7
794 They understand experimental art. 1.2597 0.04302 154 121 26 7
795 They want Frank Gehry to design the next maze. 1.2597 0.04202 154 120 28 6
796 And they all bought annual memberships. 1.2596 0.05633 104 84 13 7
797 Selecting for pretension seems to be working 1.2595 0.04672 131 103 22 6
798 They are just visiting from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1.2595 0.04506 158 127 21 10
799 Even they think kitsch is cheesy. 1.2593 0.04698 135 107 21 7
800 They admire works from Picasso's bleu period. 1.2593 0.04987 108 84 20 4
801 As I thought. Art does give meaning to their little lives. 1.2593 0.04456 135 105 25 5
802 No one has found the cheese yet. 1.2593 0.04159 162 127 28 7
803 These rats are excellent human analogues. They feign interest in art exactly the way people do. 1.2590 0.04605 139 110 22 7
804 The next step is to add a gift shop 1.2588 0.04113 170 134 28 8
805 They seem to know more about art than most men 1.2587 0.04177 143 110 29 4
806 Nope, they just keep looking for cocaine. 1.2587 0.04833 143 116 17 10
807 It turns out most of them are only pretending they can appreciate what they're looking at. 1.2587 0.04517 143 113 23 7
808 It’s the first time my art has found an audience. 1.2587 0.04517 143 113 23 7
809 Yesterday there were only two 1.2586 0.04916 116 91 20 5
810 Next, we make them sit through a Sam Shepard play.” 1.2585 0.04835 147 120 16 11
811 It's experimental art. 1.2585 0.04537 147 117 22 8
812 Note, Study Subject 47 first to use the word derivative. 1.2581 0.04469 155 124 22 9
813 I thought we said no animal cruelty 1.2581 0.04704 124 97 22 5
814 We've built a better mousetrap! 1.2581 0.05105 124 100 16 8
815 My hypothesis is: Dyslexic mice respond favorably to modern ratwork” 1.2576 0.04385 132 102 26 4
816 Underground art appraisers. 1.2576 0.04251 132 101 28 3
817 When they finish here let's have them run through the Guggenheim. 1.2576 0.05115 132 108 14 10
818 Do you really think we need a Mensa Mouse Maze? 1.2576 0.04641 132 104 22 6
819 But can we get them to exit through the gift shop? 1.2576 0.04385 132 102 26 4
820 I wonder what would happen if we swapped the portraits for cat videos. 1.2575 0.03981 167 130 31 6
821 This is the problem with free wine and cheese at opening receptions. 1.2574 0.05567 101 81 14 6
822 Most mice only get to see “The Scream.’ 1.2574 0.05743 101 82 12 7
823 Their parents keep asking me when they're going to get 'real' jobs. 1.2574 0.04549 136 107 23 6
824 This is where art meets science. 1.2574 0.04667 136 108 21 7
825 We see how long it takes them to get to the cafe' and then the gift shop 1.2573 0.04175 171 136 26 9
826 So far all we've learned is they don't care for Abstraction. 1.2571 0.04901 140 114 16 10
827 On average, most will only spend fifteen seconds looking at the actual art. 1.2569 0.04267 144 112 27 5
828 We need a Dutch still life with Gouda at the entrance. 1.2569 0.04700 144 116 19 9
829 It’d be more impressive if they didn’t leave droppings everywhere. 1.2564 0.05028 117 93 18 6
830 Lab A-R-T-S 1.2564 0.04253 156 123 26 7
831 So, here we have laboratory culture... 1.2562 0.04625 121 94 23 4
832 I think they suspect it’s a performance piece. 1.2562 0.04625 121 94 23 4
833 And to think; just a decade ago we believed they could not even learn to find their way through the maze. 1.2558 0.04705 129 102 21 6
834 And how much did they choose to donate on their way in? 1.2556 0.04610 133 105 22 6
835 If the pictures were of cheese do you think they would behave differently? 1.2555 0.04399 137 107 25 5
836 They are surprisingly critical of each other's work! 1.2553 0.04434 141 111 24 6
837 Are all the males still sitting on the benches? 1.2550 0.04583 149 120 20 9
838 Such an interesting side effect of adding oat milk to their diet 1.2549 0.04498 153 123 21 9
839 They don't understand the maze either. 1.2547 0.03968 161 125 31 5
840 Wait,what was our research question again? 1.2545 0.05074 110 87 18 5
841 Oh, fuck! 1.2544 0.04282 169 136 23 10
842 'Apparently, there was a time when all they had to do was find a piece of cheese.' 1.2540 0.04638 126 99 22 5
843 And that’s how you tell the difference between a city mouse and country mouse.” 1.2540 0.05032 126 102 16 8
844 Museum curating - where art and science meet. 1.2540 0.04772 126 100 20 6
845 AI Bots? 1.2538 0.04673 130 103 21 6
846 Yes, but is it science? 1.2537 0.05046 134 110 14 10
847 This is what happens when the reviews say the exhibit is trash. 1.2537 0.04455 134 105 24 5
848 “It’s an observational study.” 1.2534 0.04539 146 117 21 8
849 Are we searching for a cure or a curator? 1.2533 0.04144 150 117 28 5
850 These are the ones that couldn't find the gift shop. 1.2533 0.04250 150 118 26 6
851 They do sniff out good art 1.2533 0.04144 150 117 28 5
852 Too easy. Next let’s build a model IKEA. 1.2532 0.04472 154 124 21 9
853 We’ve been at this for awhile now, and we can’t seem to locate the three blind mice. 1.2532 0.04278 154 122 25 7
854 It may have to do with feeding them Camembert. 1.2532 0.04300 158 126 24 8
855 Yes, they have a clear predilection for Dutch still lifes...with cheese." 1.2523 0.04805 107 83 21 3
856 Which one is Banksy? 1.2522 0.05217 115 93 15 7
857 Is this your proposal for a breakthrough mouse trap? 1.2520 0.04178 127 97 28 2
858 Also, remember to count the number of times they smell the art. 1.2520 0.04739 127 101 20 6
859 I don't know. Everyone's a critic these days. 1.2519 0.04641 131 104 21 6
860 The experimental hypothesis is that in 10 minutes they'll all end up at the Still Life with Cheese. 1.2519 0.04766 131 105 19 7
861 I think we got it right this time and the layout might be ready for human trial. 1.2519 0.05012 135 111 14 10
862 well, some of the art is a little cheesy 1.2519 0.04426 135 106 24 5
863 They just ran around in circles at the Guggenheim model. 1.2519 0.05012 135 111 14 10
864 Attendance is always higher when it's cold outside 1.2519 0.04669 135 108 20 7
865 You called it! No difference. Exactly like the black mice. 1.2519 0.04299 135 105 26 4
866 I knew this would happen when we started importing that fancy French Cheese!!! 1.2519 0.04786 135 109 18 8
867 The final objective is bragging to the control group who didn't attend. 1.2518 0.04462 139 110 23 6
868 I never imagined pretension would be a side effect!” 1.2518 0.04462 139 110 23 6
869 When did they paint all that? 1.2518 0.04462 139 110 23 6
870 Outrageous! So only white mice like art 1.2518 0.04690 139 112 19 8
871 They're just pretending till we bring out the wine and cheese. 1.2517 0.04379 143 113 24 6
872 31% of them actually paid extra for the self-guided tour. 1.2517 0.04190 147 115 27 5
873 They're escaping from the rat race. 1.2516 0.04368 159 128 22 9
874 They’re searching for “Still Life with Cheeses.” 1.2516 0.04368 159 128 22 9
875 Interesting. Way higher quality discernment than human subjects. 1.2515 0.03828 163 126 33 4
876 Who knew that strengthening their vision would also increase their capacity for criticism? 1.2515 0.03866 167 130 32 5
877 What would happen if we put cheese in the gift shop? 1.2500 0.04274 148 117 25 6
878 Lab research sure is different here in Europe than in the States. 1.2500 0.04462 144 115 22 7
879 They get lost but at least they know what they like. 1.2500 0.04229 156 124 25 7
880 Science means nothing without an understanding of the arts. 1.2500 0.04352 132 103 25 4
881 It's very simple really. The ones they look at the longest are the ones we price the highest at the gallery. 1.2500 0.05073 124 101 15 8
882 I should've gone to law school. 1.2500 0.04274 148 117 25 6
883 Yep, as lost as us. 1.2500 0.04239 144 113 26 5
884 In a few hours they should be asking not "where is the cheese," but "why is the cheese?" 1.2500 0.04994 112 89 18 5
885 Their favorite pieces are by Auguste Rodint. 1.2500 0.04159 160 127 26 7
886 What we're really hoping is that they'll find themselves. 1.2500 0.05030 116 93 17 6
887 Clearly, mice do not live by cheese alone. 1.2500 0.04437 128 100 24 4
888 I'm afraid the budget for environmental enrichment doesn't stretch to individual headphones. 1.2500 0.05306 112 91 14 7
889 It’s a layout inspired by Ikea. 1.2500 0.04942 124 100 17 7
890 The rats may be analyzing Neo-Classical Impressionism, but not one of them has found the restroom. 1.2500 0.04660 112 87 22 3
891 I’m told this is a New Age mousetrap, and they eventually just expire from boredom. 1.2500 0.05306 112 91 14 7
892 I bet soon they will "evolve" and sprint through to only see the Mona Lisa. 1.2500 0.04442 164 134 19 11
893 Do you think it’s too soon to show them the abstract expressionists? 1.2485 0.04093 169 135 26 8
894 The three blind ones are definitely hanging around the Jackson Pollocks for longer. 1.2484 0.04319 161 130 22 9
895 So, this is how you spent the endowment from the Sackler Foundation? 1.2484 0.04377 153 123 22 8
896 I guess what they say is true. Everyone's a critic. 1.2484 0.04377 153 123 22 8
897 The real test is whether they can distinguish a Monet from a Manet. 1.2483 0.04354 149 119 23 7
898 It works with rats. Let's now try it at MOMA. 1.2483 0.04141 149 117 27 5
899 It seems they have temporarily forgotten about the rat race. 1.2483 0.04541 145 117 20 8
900 We didn't see this response when we were using lawyers. 1.2482 0.04169 141 110 27 4
901 The Escher exhibit has indeed slowed them down. 1.2482 0.04519 141 113 21 7
902 The data shows that most of them still prefer to work remotely. 1.2482 0.04490 137 109 22 6
903 We've found they complete the labyrinth most efficiently with abstract art 1.2482 0.04369 137 108 24 5
904 We're gonna have to try cheese again. 1.2481 0.04821 133 108 17 8
905 We are studying the human propensity to escape an Impressionism art exhibit 1.2481 0.04453 133 105 23 5
906 We are measuring the precise amount of time it takes to go from true curiosity to pretension. 1.2479 0.04736 121 96 20 5
907 It's an experiment to prove the hypothesis that "everybody's a critic." 1.2479 0.04841 117 93 19 5
908 They seem to enjoy everything except the Escher. 1.2479 0.04841 117 93 19 5
909 The grant was for city mice. These are urbane.” 1.2478 0.05411 113 93 12 8
910 At this rate, they'll never find their way to the gift shop. 1.2478 0.04450 113 87 24 2
911 It proves that there’s no accounting for taste. 1.2474 0.04867 97 75 20 2
912 The results are clear -- they like cheesy pictures. 1.2468 0.03882 158 123 31 4
913 They’re quite discerning. 1.2467 0.04328 150 120 23 7
914 As expected, the rats seem to sense cheese in the painting of the Dutch Masters. 1.2467 0.04224 150 119 25 6
915 At first I thought "mouseum" was a typo. 1.2466 0.04617 146 119 18 9
916 Let's cut back on the cultured yogurt. 1.2466 0.04073 146 114 28 4
917 Perhaps the Humanities are not in danger after all. 1.2465 0.04143 142 111 27 4
918 The 'cheese at the end of the maze' exhibition was so derivative 1.2465 0.04708 142 116 17 9
919 At this rate,no one will make it to the gift shop. 1.2464 0.04090 138 107 28 3
920 This art history/biology double major isn’t exactly what I expected. 1.2464 0.04461 138 110 22 6
921 Wait, mice can see color, right? 1.2463 0.04549 134 107 21 6
922 They're complaining that the Matisse was hung upside down again. 1.2463 0.04789 134 109 17 8
923 This is definitely a Brie crowd. 1.2462 0.04511 130 103 22 5
924 I think we need to add the mandatory exit through the gift shop to get the full results. 1.2462 0.04377 130 102 24 4
925 This museum looks nice,but art is very cheesy. 1.2460 0.04871 126 102 17 7
926 My suggestion for a triple-blind trial was turned down on ethics grounds 1.2460 0.04739 126 101 19 6
927 Do they realize they're choosing FOREVER STAMPS? 1.2459 0.05115 122 100 14 8
928 These are the placebo paintings. The mice should have been bored hours ago. 1.2459 0.04403 122 95 24 3
929 ...and this is during 'free night.' 1.2459 0.04701 122 97 20 5
930 Let's see if they can find their way to Post-Modern. 1.2458 0.04953 118 95 17 6
931 They exit through a cheese shop. 1.2458 0.05097 118 96 15 7
932 There's a reason people opt for spring-loaded traps. 1.2456 0.04134 171 138 24 9
933 The real challenge was finding headsets small enough for the audio tour. 1.2456 0.05368 114 94 12 8
934 Experiment #475: If you give a mouse an art degree. 1.2456 0.05071 114 92 16 6
935 The 16th Century oil painting of a street scene in Gouda seems to have caught their interest 1.2456 0.04755 114 90 20 4
936 Maybe they’re just waiting for the wine and cheese. 1.2456 0.04755 114 90 20 4
937 That's one way to slow down their times. 1.2455 0.04690 110 86 21 3
938 Are they going to buy anything? 1.2453 0.04345 159 129 21 9
939 You think this is impressive; you should see the monkeys in the next room writing Shakespeare. 1.2453 0.04982 106 84 18 4
940 Laboratory testing of animals has become an art. 1.2453 0.04253 159 128 23 8
941 Starting to believe our theory that mice will pretend to like art in order to avoid the medical testing! 1.2451 0.05294 102 82 15 5
942 I call them artful dodgers. 1.2451 0.05474 102 83 13 6
943 They’re really just like us. If the layout doesn’t include a coffee shop with baked goods at the end, they feign interest and put much less effort towards completing the circuit. 1.2449 0.04486 147 119 20 8
944 He's the sixty-fifth to inquire about the gift shop. 1.2448 0.04236 143 113 25 5
945 They've changed since we started feeding them cultured cheese. 1.2446 0.04548 139 112 20 7
946 Hm... they don't seem to understand the Picasso either. 1.2446 0.04662 139 113 18 8
947 You didn't put my painting up? 1.2446 0.04662 139 113 18 8
948 Tell them to please head to the nearest exit. We close in fifteen minutes. 1.2446 0.04313 139 110 24 5
949 And none exit through the gift shop 1.2444 0.04639 135 109 19 7
950 Nice maze, but won't they be angry to find there's no exit? 1.2444 0.04394 135 107 23 5
951 Maybe we shouldn't have enriched their work space. 1.2444 0.03999 135 104 29 2
952 Let's really shake things up now and switch to cubism. 1.2444 0.04394 135 107 23 5
953 I've detected a statistically significant preference for still life depicting cheese. 1.2444 0.04757 135 110 17 8
954 They pretend they get it, too. 1.2443 0.03921 131 100 30 1
955 Where are the docents? 1.2443 0.04347 131 103 24 4
956 You're telling me ... one tiny strand of da Vinci DNA did this? 1.2441 0.04706 127 102 19 6
957 I told you, everyone's a critic. 1.2441 0.04432 127 100 23 4
958 Now let's see if a gift shop increases their motivation. 1.2441 0.04571 127 101 21 5
959 You need to increase diversity. 1.2439 0.04944 123 100 16 7
960 Unfortunately, their taste in art is pretty cheesy. 1.2439 0.04372 123 96 24 3
961 You can lead a mouse to Watteau, but you can't make it think. 1.2437 0.05333 119 99 11 9
962 So far, only three of them have discovered the exit through the gift shop. 1.2436 0.04105 156 124 26 6
963 In a few seconds, they'll make their way to the still life cheese painting. 1.2436 0.04105 156 124 26 6
964 Viewing the Impressionist Paintings keep them in the maze the longest" 1.2436 0.04302 156 126 22 8
965 The country mice are faster. 1.2435 0.04877 115 92 18 5
966 The artwork only slows down the intelligent mice. 1.2435 0.04877 115 92 18 5
967 So far none of them has made it out of the modern art section. 1.2434 0.04069 152 120 27 5
968 They seem to be motivated by the cheesiest art. 1.2434 0.04667 152 126 15 11
969 At least now somebody appreciates miniatures. 1.2434 0.04174 152 121 25 6
970 Everyone thinks they're an expert after watching Bob Ross a few times. 1.2432 0.04653 111 87 21 3
971 Their taste for the finer things in life is developing quite nicely. 1.2432 0.03909 148 115 30 3
972 The rate through the maze was doubled when we took away the captions. 1.2432 0.04458 148 120 20 8
973 We’re almost there. The next trial adds online tickets, timed entry and an expensive gift shop. 1.2432 0.05154 111 90 15 6
974 We had no idea that they'd love Monet. 1.2432 0.04025 148 116 28 4
975 I told you it was cheesy. 1.2432 0.04458 148 120 20 8
976 This is what you get from inbreeding generations of SoHo mice. 1.2432 0.04137 148 117 26 5
977 It appears the mice don't feel as lost as I do when viewing art. 1.2432 0.03909 148 115 30 3
978 They've spent 23% less time on the AI art. 1.2431 0.04324 144 115 23 6
979 We started with ten mice. Where’s the Van Gogh? 1.2430 0.05116 107 86 16 5
980 Please tell me again, just who is studying whom here? 1.2429 0.04286 140 111 24 5
981 It's like shopping at IKEA. 1.2429 0.04164 140 110 26 4
982 Not what I had in mind when I said make it more abstract. 1.2428 0.03923 173 138 28 7
983 Great experiment! Where'd we get the artwork? 1.2426 0.04489 136 109 21 6
984 Well at least so far they aren’t taking selfies with the paintings. 1.2426 0.04366 136 108 23 5
985 And we still can't get them to the gift shop? 1.2426 0.04489 136 109 21 6
986 ... and when they then become starving artists, no more rats! 1.2424 0.04703 132 107 18 7
987 So much slower when it is abstract art 1.2424 0.04450 132 105 22 5
988 It's like they aren't even looking for the gift shop. 1.2422 0.04401 128 101 23 4
989 I replaced the cheese with a Chardonnay. 1.2418 0.04352 153 124 21 8
990 Membership has exploded since the pandemic. 1.2418 0.04150 153 122 25 6
991 They seem to enjoy art equally. 1.2418 0.04045 153 121 27 5
992 So far, Still Life with Cheese seems to be their favorite. 1.2418 0.03949 182 147 26 9
993 It turns out they are more hungry for art. 1.2417 0.04733 120 96 19 5
994 Have they shown any interest in the audio tour? 1.2414 0.03948 145 113 29 3
995 My mom did my science fair project for me. 1.2414 0.04839 116 93 18 5
996 The population must be multiracial for our outcome to have reliability and validity. 1.2414 0.04992 116 94 16 6
997 Art" maze was a typo, but the results are definitely interesting 1.2411 0.04602 141 115 18 8
998 Maybe they would find the exit easier if we put in a gift shop 1.2411 0.04259 141 112 24 5
999 So they not only don't complete the maze, they ignore closing time? 1.2409 0.04578 137 111 19 7
1000 Art is its own reward. 1.2409 0.04459 137 110 21 6
1001 They keep licking the Impressionists - it must mean something. 1.2407 0.04720 108 85 20 3
1002 It's the preview to the opening of the new maze. 1.2407 0.04900 108 86 18 4
1003 The art is a placebo. 1.2407 0.05403 108 89 12 7
1004 First we tried giving typewriters to the monkeys. 1.2406 0.04154 133 104 26 3
1005 It's like Members Night at the Met! 1.2406 0.04547 133 107 20 6
1006 It's uncanny how much better they are at identifying forgeries than our experts. 1.2403 0.04769 129 105 17 7
1007 They're not taking selfies, so it won't apply to people. 1.2400 0.04049 175 142 24 9
1008 Let's go with the brie. 1.2400 0.04738 125 101 18 6
1009 I think we need to add a gift shop. 1.2400 0.05003 125 103 14 8
1010 Oh wow! Have we made them smarter than ChatGPT 1.2400 0.05527 100 82 12 6
1011 The hardest part was painting all those tiny paintings! 1.2400 0.04600 125 100 20 5
1012 Criticizing this stuff is harder than running a maze. 1.2397 0.04159 146 116 25 5
1013 Weirdly, they seem to be drawn to paintings of cats. 1.2397 0.04043 146 115 27 4
1014 It's an experiment to see if these mice who are majoring in art history can get a job in the real world. 1.2397 0.04271 146 117 23 6
1015 The fat cats are putting on a proxy exhibit. 1.2397 0.04271 146 117 23 6
1016 Next time get mice from the math department. 1.2397 0.04236 121 94 25 2
1017 everybody is an expert 1.2397 0.04983 121 99 15 7
1018 You think this is impressive, last week they held a boat show 1.2397 0.04843 121 98 17 6
1019 The art’s just an excuse to immerse themselves in the maze. 1.2397 0.04698 121 97 19 5
1020 I thought they'd go for more abstract. 1.2395 0.04003 167 134 26 7
1021 I don’t think they appreciate surrealism. 1.2394 0.04462 142 115 20 7
1022 Nice try, but it's a known fact that rodents are Impressionists. 1.2393 0.04317 117 91 24 2
1023 They’ll never get through Cubism. 1.2391 0.04548 138 112 19 7
1024 Next time, put the rewards in the gift shop 1.2391 0.04430 138 111 21 6
1025 Now this is what I call Counter Culture ! 1.2389 0.05225 113 93 13 7
1026 Arts and Sciences? 1.2389 0.05071 113 92 15 6
1027 The hard part was finding really tiny paintbrushes. 1.2388 0.04639 134 109 18 7
1028 I thought these were the left brain mice? 1.2385 0.04477 130 104 21 5
1029 They are all former Banksy models. 1.2385 0.04736 130 106 17 7
1030 I told you not to get the rats from the Met. 1.2385 0.04608 130 105 19 6
1031 The one in the corner claims to be Banksy! 1.2385 0.04608 130 105 19 6
1032 Hopefully one of these rats is well connected because our grant fell through. 1.2384 0.04575 151 125 16 10
1033 I said Rodin…not Rodent! 1.2384 0.04276 151 122 22 7
1034 It takes them 10 times as long to get through the maze, 2 of them came to blows over a Picasso, and 3 are writing review articles. I'd say it's a success. 1.2381 0.04967 126 104 14 8
1035 Is it still a maze if all they do is browse? 1.2381 0.04280 126 99 24 3
1036 Do we look at them or the paintings? 1.2381 0.04789 105 83 19 3
1037 You see? Just give ‘‘em some Edward Hopper and they couldn’t care less about cheese. 1.2381 0.04977 105 84 17 4
1038 They love Monet’s Haystacks. Oh, and the dogs playing poker. 1.2381 0.04567 126 101 20 5
1039 We had a bigger crowd in New York. 1.2381 0.04245 147 118 23 6
1040 They seem to like it better than their regular maze. 1.2378 0.04136 164 133 23 8
1041 They really go for the Seurats. 1.2378 0.04321 143 115 22 6
1042 Yes, but is *this* art? 1.2377 0.04664 122 98 19 5
1043 Of course, we've made the exit through the gift shop 1.2376 0.05103 101 81 16 4
1044 You say they found these guys living in the Louvre? 1.2376 0.04905 101 80 18 3
1045 The painting of Cheeses of Nazareth is Devine 1.2374 0.04633 139 114 17 8
1046 This is taking “humane trap” to the next level. 1.2374 0.04519 139 113 19 7
1047 These motherfuckers. 1.2373 0.05202 118 98 12 8
1048 It takes them forever to get through, but when they do, they crush the Art History test. 1.2373 0.04611 118 94 20 4
1049 You know what the exit needs? A little gift shop. 1.2373 0.04451 118 93 22 3
1050 Of course they’re lost, it’s cheesy modern art. 1.2372 0.04277 156 127 21 8
1051 The ones they like most are so cheesy 1.2372 0.04372 156 128 19 9
1052 Whose idea was it to switch them to Brie from cheddar? 1.2372 0.03871 156 123 29 4
1053 We reward them for choosing the good ones, but I don't think they really know the difference. 1.2370 0.04362 135 108 22 5
1054 Who bred these mice? 1.2370 0.04487 135 109 20 6
1055 Another point for nurture. 1.2370 0.04362 135 108 22 5
1056 Rats! I can’t decide which one I like best! 1.2368 0.04874 114 92 17 5
1057 I feel like they may be experimenting on us. 1.2368 0.05031 114 93 15 6
1058 So far The Scream has the most Likes 1.2368 0.05031 114 93 15 6
1059 When do they go to the symphony? 1.2368 0.04712 114 91 19 4
1060 Curating mice artists was the hard part. 1.2368 0.03931 152 120 28 4
1061 Don't be too smug, the next part of the experiment involves them paying admission. 1.2368 0.04874 114 92 17 5
1062 They seem highly cultured until they see Louis Wain's cats. 1.2365 0.04326 148 120 21 7
1063 You're right--the experiment works better without the cat. 1.2364 0.04644 110 87 20 3
1064 I think they are ready for the Picasso maze. 1.2364 0.03929 165 132 27 6
1065 Results show they are pretending to be interested to impress their companions. 1.2362 0.04671 127 103 18 6
1066 This proves we don't have Three Blind Mice. 1.2362 0.04251 127 100 24 3
1067 The STEM inhibitors seem to be working well. 1.2362 0.04395 127 101 22 4
1068 Next week, we add captions. 1.2362 0.03946 127 98 28 1
1069 Are we 100% certain that these are the cisgender rats? 1.2361 0.04180 144 115 24 5
1070 What's fascinating is that they painted them using their whiskers. 1.2358 0.04935 106 85 17 4
1071 They don’t get it. 1.2358 0.05454 106 88 11 7
1072 I think this experiment proves that "art" is an anagram of "rat." 1.2358 0.05114 106 86 15 5
1073 Let’s run it again, this time without free wine and cheese. 1.2358 0.04771 123 100 17 6
1074 We can't fund more research if they're not buying! 1.2358 0.04909 123 101 15 7
1075 To be honest, I think a few are only here for the cheese pairing. 1.2358 0.04630 123 99 19 5
1076 I hope no one finds out lab rats choose the Caption finalists. 1.2357 0.04373 140 113 21 6
1077 They all seem to want wine with their cheese. 1.2357 0.04254 140 112 23 5
1078 Once they wandered aimlessly 1.2353 0.03927 187 153 24 10
1079 The fromage exhibit has been a great success. 1.2353 0.04123 153 123 24 6
1080 According to the numbers an exhibit about cheese was a great idea. 1.2349 0.04193 149 120 23 6
1081 They seem to be looking for the porn. 1.2349 0.04300 149 121 21 7
1082 Some might actually consider this to be cruel and inhumane 1.2349 0.04300 149 121 21 7
1083 They never spend that much time with the impressionists 1.2349 0.04193 149 120 23 6
1084 My 12 kids could have done this! 1.2348 0.04545 132 107 19 6
1085 How many have made their way out through the gift shop? 1.2348 0.04416 132 106 21 5
1086 Their times have increased to 90 minutes. Mainly out of politeness. 1.2348 0.04676 115 92 19 4
1087 As we expected, they linger longest at the paintings of cheese. 1.2345 0.03916 145 114 28 3
1088 Manet, Monet, Muriné 1.2345 0.04486 145 119 18 8
1089 No matter how many times they do the maze, they always seem to get stuck at the Picasso 1.2345 0.03916 145 114 28 3
1090 This worked better than the cockroach opera house 1.2345 0.04154 145 116 24 5
1091 There isn't any bathroom but they'll all think they were just too dumb to find it. 1.2342 0.04607 111 88 20 3
1092 And yet I can't escape the feeling that they are all just really hoping to have sex with someone. 1.2342 0.05112 111 91 14 6
1093 Cheesy paintings win again! 1.2342 0.04781 111 89 18 4
1094 If they were my kids this experiment would last all of 30 seconds. 1.2342 0.04781 111 89 18 4
1095 So you've found hemming and hawing while stroking one's chin is acquired, but pontificating is innate? 1.2340 0.04227 141 113 23 5
1096 A cafe might incentivize them. 1.2340 0.04106 141 112 25 4
1097 They solved it.Now they're trying to figure out why people like abstract art. 1.2339 0.04596 124 100 19 5
1098 They found the center easily enough, but still can't find the meaning. 1.2338 0.04301 154 126 20 8
1099 No one wanted headphones? 1.2336 0.04893 107 86 17 4
1100 They have no idea what the paintings mean either. 1.2336 0.05407 107 89 11 7
1101 Their IQ tests higher when they leave, but they still can’t find their way out of IKEA 1.2336 0.04710 107 85 19 3
1102 Abstract expressionism puts them in a tailspin. 1.2336 0.04305 137 110 22 5
1103 I knew it. These are the MOMA refugees." 1.2336 0.04305 137 110 22 5
1104 Now that I'm more woke, I'm beginning to see evidence of white privilege everywhere. 1.2336 0.04428 137 111 20 6
1105 Do you think they know those are just reproductions? 1.2333 0.04386 120 95 22 3
1106 Let's not get our lab rats from Louvre Medical Supply any more. 1.2333 0.05485 90 73 13 4
1107 You're rewarding them with cabernet and brie again, aren't you ? 1.2333 0.04694 120 97 18 5
1108 I guess the search for a better mouse trap continues. 1.2333 0.04386 120 95 22 3
1109 They appear to be more sophisticated than we thought. 1.2333 0.03948 150 119 27 4
1110 This is how they market test the new postage stamps. 1.2331 0.04514 133 108 19 6
1111 The vegan diet has increased their smugness quotient. 1.2331 0.04254 133 106 23 4
1112 It’s work-life balance. They were on the hamster wheels all morning. 1.2331 0.04386 133 107 21 5
1113 Next, we'll bring in the cat. 1.2330 0.04820 103 82 18 3
1114 It does seem to slow them down. 1.2330 0.04820 103 82 18 3
1115 It's spelled A-R-T, not R-A-T 1.2328 0.04798 116 94 17 5
1116 If it wasn’t free on Fridays they wouldn’t even be here. 1.2328 0.04952 116 95 15 6
1117 The biology department wants us to measure their brain activity. The art history department wants to know how we got the membership rate so high. 1.2328 0.04640 116 93 19 4
1118 Maybe free samples of peanut butter will get these pretentious assholes into the gift shop. 1.2326 0.04472 129 104 20 5
1119 They're not getting cancer, but they're getting pretentious." 1.2326 0.04193 129 102 24 3
1120 Well, there is a lot less arguing than when we played them jazz. 1.2326 0.04193 129 102 24 3
1121 Huh, a mousesum 1.2326 0.04735 129 106 16 7
1122 Have you noticed that they seem to be moving more slowly than they did during the contemporary art exhibit? 1.2326 0.04045 129 101 26 2
1123 They all just say the same thing, "It's amazing!" 1.2326 0.04193 129 102 24 3
1124 Adding an art show to the maze was obviously a mistake. Now none of the rats want to leave. 1.2326 0.04335 129 103 22 4
1125 This maze is too easy. Try introducing some Dali and Bosch. 1.2324 0.04201 142 114 23 5
1126 One typo in the word 'rat' and this is what you get... 1.2324 0.04318 142 115 21 6
1127 Do you suppose they know the Mondrian is a fake? 1.2323 0.05339 99 81 13 5
1128 The general consensus seems to be, 'But is it art?' 1.2321 0.05071 112 92 14 6
1129 PETA bought our lab. 1.2321 0.05227 112 93 12 7
1130 This is nothing compared to the crowd at the opening. 1.2321 0.04570 112 89 20 3
1131 Data suggests urination is triggered at the portrait of Tom. 1.2319 0.04151 138 110 24 4
1132 After all these experiments exposing them to the fine arts, they still prefer something cheesier. 1.2319 0.04399 138 112 20 6
1133 I said roquefort, not rococo. 1.2317 0.04020 164 133 24 7
1134 When they complete the exhibit we give them a piece of cheese and a glass of chardonnay. 1.2316 0.03822 177 143 27 7
1135 This proves it: Everyone is a critic. 1.2315 0.05197 108 89 13 6
1136 What we can’t figure out is why they’re all pretending to understand de Kooning. 1.2315 0.04853 108 87 17 4
1137 It's very odd. The cheese wasn't enough of a motivator on it's own, but as soon as we introduced wine they all started doing this. 1.2315 0.04853 108 87 17 4
1138 They’re from his cheese period. 1.2314 0.04946 121 100 14 7
1139 It's more of an art than a science. 1.2314 0.04946 121 100 14 7
1140 So far they seem to be spending the most time with the Disney art. 1.2313 0.04484 134 109 19 6
1141 How do we score the ones that don't want to come out? 1.2313 0.04357 134 108 21 5
1142 Will they really find the forgery? 1.2308 0.04914 117 96 15 6
1143 Mice seem to prefer Munch over van Gogh. 1.2308 0.04604 117 94 19 4
1144 It's interesting. But is it Science? 1.2308 0.04573 130 106 18 6
1145 And this is how the Met curates all of its exhibits? 1.2308 0.04174 143 115 23 5
1146 A sign of intelligence? Hardly–they're still confusing Manet and Monet. 1.2308 0.04914 117 96 15 6
1147 Smithers, make a note. After being fed Brie, all the subjects became art critics. 1.2303 0.04119 152 123 23 6
1148 Do you think they are just waiting for the wine and cheese reception? 1.2302 0.04370 139 113 20 6
1149 I thought they'd spend more time at the gift shop 1.2302 0.03864 139 109 28 2
1150 They are much calmer than when we showed them funny cat videos! 1.2302 0.04668 126 103 17 6
1151 Next time we'll make sure all of the still lifes have cheese. 1.2302 0.04388 126 101 21 4
1152 They appear to be invested in a Critical Race Theory. 1.2302 0.04530 126 102 19 5
1153 This test is more open to interpretation... 1.2302 0.04668 126 103 17 6
1154 It's testing better than crackers but nowhere near cheese. 1.2302 0.04530 126 102 19 5
1155 I bet they were painted on cheesecloth. 1.2302 0.04241 126 100 23 3
1156 To describe this as surreal would be redundant. 1.2301 0.05184 113 94 12 7
1157 It's not the cheese they were after but the meaning behind it. 1.2301 0.04705 113 91 18 4
1158 Wait 'til they discover the only way out is through the gift shop. 1.2301 0.04705 113 91 18 4
1159 The English majors did even worse. 1.2301 0.04705 113 91 18 4
1160 They're looking for cheese. They should be looking for cheesy. 1.2300 0.05291 100 82 13 5
1161 Unbelievable! They act just like New Yorker art critics! 1.2297 0.04190 148 120 22 6
1162 Hey guys,this art is a-mazing! 1.2297 0.03964 148 118 26 4
1163 I don't care if they said they are interested in buying,I know they are just at this opening for the free cheese 1.2296 0.04576 135 111 17 7
1164 They have shown zero interest in leaving the maze since we added the pictures 1.2295 0.04769 122 100 16 6
1165 We've been unable to get them to move through more quickly. But they come out measurably more refined. 1.2294 0.04813 109 88 17 4
1166 When you said we'd be studing a culture, I was thinking of something completely different. 1.2292 0.04148 144 116 23 5
1167 I can't tell if they're smart or dumb - they're spending 23% more time on the Kandinskis than the Matisses. 1.2290 0.04275 131 105 22 4
1168 To be fair, a few of them are just looking for the rest rooms. 1.2288 0.04408 118 94 21 3
1169 The first one to reach the gift shop wins. 1.2288 0.04408 118 94 21 3
1170 This must be the right brain group 1.2288 0.04399 153 127 17 9
1171 We’re going to need a bigger maze! 1.2286 0.04928 105 85 16 4
1172 Maybe if we added a gift shop. 1.2286 0.03839 140 110 28 2
1173 They seem to like it better than the maze. 1.2286 0.05110 105 86 14 5
1174 Cheap art costs a lot less than real cheese. 1.2283 0.04768 127 105 15 7
1175 After they complete this level, we're going to introduce them to a wine tasting module." 1.2283 0.04635 127 104 17 6
1176 This is just amazing! 1.2283 0.04897 127 106 13 8
1177 They may not understand it, but they know what they like. 1.2283 0.04357 127 102 21 4
1178 Oh, it's a Banksy piece. 1.2283 0.04768 127 105 15 7
1179 Yeah yeah I’ll proof read next time… 1.2283 0.04211 127 101 23 3
1180 I thought they'd prefer the watercolors. 1.2281 0.05143 114 95 12 7
1181 The little white mice come and go, squeaking of Michelangelo. 1.2281 0.04990 114 94 14 6
1182 You were right! None one of them has spotted the fake Caravaggio! 1.2279 0.04424 136 111 19 6
1183 Try giving them smartphones, then see what happens. 1.2279 0.04424 136 111 19 6
1184 What I'm hearing is that humans are disproportionately represented. 1.2277 0.04850 101 81 17 3
1185 They're just like humans: they can't figure out what any of it means. 1.2276 0.04734 123 101 16 6
1186 They seem to know more about art than I do. 1.2276 0.04443 123 99 20 4
1187 It's tough being an art critic these days. 1.2276 0.04443 123 99 20 4
1188 They seem to prefer the Pixar Wing. 1.2276 0.04123 145 117 23 5
1189 You were right. Even mice rush through the Modern Art wing. 1.2276 0.04237 145 118 21 6
1190 At closing time we'll let in the cat. 1.2273 0.04595 110 88 19 3
1191 Boy this art is a-MAZE-ing. 1.2273 0.04381 132 107 20 5
1192 Once they get their MFAs then they’ll really enter the rat race 1.2273 0.04595 110 88 19 3
1193 This may be a way to stop the rat race. 1.2273 0.04246 132 106 22 4
1194 How did you get so many critics to attend? 1.2273 0.04174 154 126 21 7
1195 They really like cheesy art. 1.2270 0.04072 141 113 24 4
1196 The still life with cheese seems to be the most popular. 1.2270 0.04314 141 115 20 6
1197 But are they learning those real-world maze solving skills. 1.2270 0.04195 141 114 22 5
1198 OK, now let's put the gift shop at the end and see how many scarves they buy. 1.2269 0.04984 119 99 13 7
1199 Well, I like art and I like science; and I had the mice already, so it was, like, Science Fair, here we come! 1.2269 0.04375 119 95 21 3
1200 That's all very good, but even with revenue from the gift shop we still need to apply for a research grant. 1.2269 0.04689 119 97 17 5
1201 To a mouse, they all love impressionism. 1.2269 0.04535 119 96 19 4
1202 Amazing. And I thought they were color blind. 1.2268 0.05182 97 79 14 4
1203 Welcome to the Mousé d’Orsay. 1.2268 0.04971 97 78 16 3
1204 And what's more, when they finally finish the maze and find the food, they refuse to eat it unless it includes wine choices and a Fruit Chutney Crostini . 1.2267 0.04246 150 123 20 7
1205 We've determined they prefer the Still Life. 1.2266 0.04466 128 104 19 5
1206 I would keep my eye on the one with the soup if I were you. 1.2266 0.04734 128 106 15 7
1207 I don’t get it? 1.2264 0.04698 106 85 18 3
1208 They've shown considerable interest, but so far no sales. 1.2264 0.04503 106 84 20 2
1209 So having fun with CRISPR again? 1.2264 0.05066 106 87 14 5
1210 They like Velveeta better than Van Gogh. 1.2264 0.05240 106 88 12 6
1211 As you can see ratsplaining is rampant in a museum setting. 1.2263 0.04515 137 113 17 7
1212 It was an architectural assignment in college…but oh well. 1.2263 0.04143 137 110 23 4
1213 This artwork is a-maze-ing! 1.2261 0.04793 115 94 16 5
1214 But is it more surreal than depicting a gay and black female scientist? 1.2261 0.04631 115 93 18 4
1215 Sure they appreciate it. But do they understand it? 1.2261 0.04793 115 94 16 5
1216 You've given a whole new meaning to making art accessible to the masses. 1.2258 0.04699 124 102 16 6
1217 At least they appreciate my art! 1.2256 0.04351 133 108 20 5
1218 This brings experimental art to a whole new level. 1.2256 0.04727 133 111 14 8
1219 How cultured was the cheese? 1.2255 0.05196 102 84 13 5
1220 Warhol’s KRAFT AMERICAN SINGLES had them scurrying about 1.2252 0.04904 111 91 15 5
1221 I’m no longer sure if this is a test of rats’ intelligence or the talent of the artists. 1.2252 0.04904 111 91 15 5
1222 Most seem to enjoy of slowing down and avoiding the rat race. 1.2252 0.04735 111 90 17 4
1223 You said this all started after you gave them a cookie? 1.2252 0.04735 111 90 17 4
1224 Our cognitive enhancements have been too successful. 1.2252 0.04904 111 91 15 5
1225 So Art and Science do mix. Now what? 1.2252 0.04558 111 89 19 3
1226 Well… looks like some one misspelled ‘rat’. 1.2252 0.04558 111 89 19 3
1227 Everyone's an art critic. 1.2252 0.03894 151 121 26 4
1228 None of them carries a soup can, right?!" 1.2252 0.04324 151 125 18 8
1229 I believe they're looking for the vending machine... 1.2250 0.04342 120 96 21 3
1230 This proves it. Pretending to know what you're talking about truly transcends species 1.2250 0.04802 120 99 15 6
1231 Henri Ratisse 1.2250 0.04802 120 99 15 6
1232 Keep your eye on the exits. 1.2250 0.04342 120 96 21 3
1233 This set of Van Gogh paintings has slowed them down considerably from the Picasso set. 1.2248 0.04153 129 103 23 3
1234 Sure they are looking at it, but are they experiencing it? 1.2247 0.05240 89 72 14 3
1235 I’m not sure if it’s the wine or cheese that influenced their culture. 1.2246 0.04243 138 112 21 5
1236 They always come on Free Wednesdays. 1.2246 0.04366 138 113 19 6
1237 Now hide the elevator and bathroom where no one can find them and we're done. 1.2246 0.04366 138 113 19 6
1238 Next they'll want wine with their cheese. 1.2246 0.04366 138 113 19 6
1239 Do they also get turned around in the Surrealist wing? 1.2246 0.04116 138 111 23 4
1240 Perhaps we need a feline guard to hurry them along. 1.2245 0.04707 98 78 18 2
1241 So clever. The mice built a maze art museum. 1.2243 0.04844 107 87 16 4
1242 Tests of the pyramidal neurons in their neocortices are conclusive - they think most of it is crap. 1.2243 0.05023 107 88 14 5
1243 I guess this proves our thesis - that given the opportunity, everyone is a critic. 1.2243 0.04844 107 87 16 4
1244 This is not what we meant by "culture the mice", Alice. 1.2243 0.05525 107 91 8 8
1245 We've been able to train them to not touch the artwork 1.2242 0.04154 165 137 19 9
1246 You and your dyslexia! I definitely specified a rat gallery … 1.2241 0.04596 116 94 18 4
1247 This is the most successful ADHD drug trial ever. 1.2241 0.04596 116 94 18 4
1248 I don't see how combining Psych and Art Appreciation is going to save the department any money. 1.2241 0.04911 116 96 14 6
1249 Who said the humanities are dead? 1.2241 0.04756 116 95 16 5
1250 Well, that proves it. We have too much time on our hands. 1.2241 0.05061 116 97 12 7
1251 The training of our new docent class,seems to be going well. 1.2241 0.04911 116 96 14 6
1252 Let’s add a really expensive coffee bar to see if that gets them moving through quicker. 1.2241 0.04596 116 94 18 4
1253 I believe that we have solved the mouse problem at the MET. 1.2241 0.04596 116 94 18 4
1254 Okay, now let's see how they react to Expressionism. 1.2240 0.04074 125 99 24 2
1255 Everyone of them is a critic. 1.2240 0.04665 125 103 16 6
1256 I’m thinking ‘say cheese’ was a mistake. 1.2238 0.04373 143 118 18 7
1257 I'm betting the Cézanne admirer will make it through first. 1.2238 0.04259 143 117 20 6
1258 Most of them left after the cheese ran out. 1.2233 0.04962 103 84 15 4
1259 Now that they are conditioned, let's add the gift shop." 1.2233 0.04766 103 83 17 3
1260 Sorry. They sent us Goya instead of Gouda. 1.2233 0.05332 103 86 11 6
1261 Wow, everyone is a critic! 1.2233 0.04766 103 83 17 3
1262 A staggering observation that not all mammals take art selfies. 1.2233 0.04766 103 83 17 3
1263 Everyone but Wally noticed that the Mondrian is upside down. 1.2233 0.04962 103 84 15 4
1264 We should have put in a gift shop. Now they'll never leave. 1.2232 0.04340 112 89 21 2
1265 They’re dyslexic. They think it’s an art museum. 1.2232 0.05185 112 94 11 7
1266 The Moutisse is a big hit. 1.2232 0.04696 112 91 17 4
1267 I wonder how long until one of them gnaws its ear off. 1.2231 0.04267 130 105 21 4
1268 Nope; just regular Politicians.. 1.2231 0.04404 130 106 19 5
1269 Testing LAB-ART-ORY 1.2230 0.04337 139 114 19 6
1270 They're looking for the daVincheese. 1.2230 0.04571 139 116 15 8
1271 They ate all the cheese at the pre-party. 1.2222 0.04620 108 87 18 3
1272 Good. Now we need to add an exit and a gift shop. 1.2222 0.04873 117 97 14 6
1273 It's going to be difficult getting them back on the spinning wheel 1.2222 0.04881 99 80 16 3
1274 They look amazed. 1.2222 0.04293 135 110 20 5
1275 Three of the mice appear to be looking for an exit to check the game score on TV. 1.2222 0.04804 108 88 16 4
1276 That Proves it. Rats are Not Color Blind. 1.2222 0.04419 135 111 18 6
1277 I still think they're looking for the restroom. 1.2222 0.04170 153 126 20 7
1278 Who knew they were more interested in art then cheese! 1.2222 0.04543 135 112 16 7
1279 They don't know much but they know what they like. 1.2222 0.04396 117 94 20 3
1280 They love cubists. Reminds them of cheese 1.2222 0.04560 117 95 18 4
1281 As expected, they do seem to prefer artistic culture to bacterial culture. 1.2222 0.05188 90 73 14 3
1282 It's a complex labyrinth. Each picture is a reward. 1.2222 0.04027 135 108 24 3
1283 Note how riveted they are now that we doubled the admission price. 1.2222 0.04631 126 104 16 6
1284 Third week and they still haven't found their way to the Matisse. 1.2215 0.03875 158 128 25 5
1285 The mice are asking where the still lifes with cheese are. 1.2215 0.04023 149 121 23 5
1286 Great collection.... Do they sell cheese in the gift shop? 1.2214 0.04238 131 106 21 4
1287 These must be the guys born in the basement of the Met. 1.2214 0.04238 131 106 21 4
1288 None of them seems remotely interested in finding the exit. 1.2214 0.04097 131 105 23 3
1289 See what happened when you locked out the gallery cat last night? Woke mice! But do they buy anything? Nooo… 1.2213 0.04434 122 99 19 4
1290 Yeah, well, they all seem lost to me. 1.2213 0.04117 122 97 23 2
1291 Not only did they learn the maze in record time, they decorated it. 1.2212 0.05142 113 95 11 7
1292 Maybe it's not about the cheese. 1.2212 0.04659 113 92 17 4
1293 You can see the difference since we removed those Warhol soup cans. 1.2212 0.04306 113 90 21 2
1294 How did they like the Escher? 1.2212 0.04725 104 84 17 3
1295 Those mice continue to amaze. 1.2212 0.04725 104 84 17 3
1296 ...and now we wait for their Instagram posts. 1.2212 0.04725 104 84 17 3
1297 You should see the ones that made the paintings 1.2211 0.04775 95 76 17 2
1298 I think his blue cheese period is his best work… 1.2211 0.05004 95 77 15 3
1299 This is what happened when we took away their cell phones. 1.2211 0.05433 95 79 11 5
1300 I think they prefer the Minnie-malist exhibit 1.2207 0.03972 145 117 24 4
1301 The quickest one through the maze, is the art critic. 1.2206 0.04390 136 112 18 6
1302 I'm training them to find the cheesiest paintings. 1.2205 0.04732 127 106 14 7
1303 Ten bucks says they'll never find their way out. 1.2205 0.04598 127 105 16 6
1304 Interesting how they hardly even try to finish it now. 1.2203 0.04362 118 95 20 3
1305 Did she just say 'I could do that'? 1.2203 0.04193 118 94 22 2
1306 I never thought I'd see a mouse appreciate Rothko, but here we are, Brenda. 1.2200 0.04623 100 80 18 2
1307 Like you've always said, anything's possible with a lot of time and Monet. 1.2200 0.04623 100 80 18 2
1308 It’s strange, they all seem to exit through the gift shop. 1.2195 0.04402 123 100 19 4
1309 Boy that CBT we gave them had a huge impact 1.2195 0.04695 123 102 15 6
1310 The hypothesis is that docents can be created in a laboratory setting. 1.2193 0.04622 114 93 17 4
1311 They only come for the wine and cheese. 1.2193 0.04087 114 90 23 1
1312 Do they know they're all replicas? 1.2193 0.04787 114 94 15 5
1313 Not a single sale until I mounted my first Elvis on Velveeta. 1.2192 0.04065 146 119 22 5
1314 Cheese plates really improve the turnout. 1.2190 0.04485 105 84 19 2
1315 Oh, and we should count the droppings in front of each painting, to get a popularity ranking. 1.2190 0.04876 105 86 15 4
1316 They were well bred. 1.2190 0.04876 105 86 15 4
1317 Everyone’s a critic; I actually prefer ‘treadmill mice’ any day” 1.2190 0.03837 137 109 26 2
1318 Looking mice 1.2190 0.04361 137 113 18 6
1319 Let's run it with the three blind ones now. 1.2190 0.04600 137 115 14 8
1320 I wonder if they realize that the exit is through the gift shop 1.2188 0.05173 96 79 13 4
1321 It appears that they are intellectual. 1.2188 0.04141 128 103 22 3
1322 Note that modern art attracts mostly whites. 1.2188 0.04565 128 106 16 6
1323 They keep muttering, 'Who moved my cheese?' 1.2188 0.05173 96 79 13 4
1324 They find the exit much faster when it's modern art. 1.2188 0.05381 96 80 11 5
1325 Rats are a lot like us. 1.2185 0.04944 119 100 12 7
1326 They're no experts on art, but they know what they like. 1.2185 0.03987 119 94 24 1
1327 They go for the cheesiest art 1.2185 0.04491 119 97 18 4
1328 How did you CRISPR out the Disney gene? 1.2185 0.04329 119 96 20 3
1329 It's obvious that they don't like modernism. 1.2185 0.04329 119 96 20 3
1330 They seem to be responding well to the Monets. The Picassos just confused the heck out of them. 1.2182 0.04357 110 88 20 2
1331 We call it a "mouseum." 1.2182 0.04898 110 91 14 5
1332 We thought it would slow them down, but like us, they only pause 3 seconds at each painting. 1.2180 0.04444 133 110 17 6
1333 Notes: subjects find this maze unimaginative, derivative, and lacking a discernible visual voice, except for van Dijvk’s “Stll Life With Cheese “. 1.2178 0.05190 101 84 12 5
1334 I think they're on to us so now they are the ones outside looking in. 1.2178 0.05190 101 84 12 5
1335 The theory that portraits are preferred over landscapes is correct. 1.2178 0.05190 101 84 12 5
1336 So, not just dairy cultures? 1.2177 0.04799 124 104 13 7
1337 I told you it was a bad idea to decorate the maze. 1.2177 0.04370 124 101 19 4
1338 Cheese images would draw much more appreciative crowds. 1.2177 0.04370 124 101 19 4
1339 How do we we get them to the gift shop faster? 1.2177 0.04517 124 102 17 5
1340 It seems a culture has developed in this one. 1.2177 0.03803 147 118 26 3
1341 Even the choosiest rats avoid the Rothkos 1.2177 0.04154 147 121 20 6
1342 I think we should go back to cheese. 1.2177 0.03923 147 119 24 4
1343 We’re not testing speed here, but testing art appreciation 1.2174 0.04416 115 93 19 3
1344 I still can't believe those dumbasses gave me grant money for this experiment. 1.2174 0.04845 92 74 16 2
1345 The tiny portrait of Stuart Little seems to get their attention. 1.2174 0.04845 92 74 16 2
1346 I said we should show Rodin, not rodents! 1.2171 0.04397 129 106 18 5
1347 Unfortunately we've had to continue our experiment with this batch of white males to maintain our NIH and NEA funding under Desantis. 1.2170 0.05017 106 88 13 5
1348 Well, they're definitely avoiding the cat exhibit. 1.2170 0.04834 106 87 15 4
1349 They run right by the ones I painted. 1.2170 0.04645 106 86 17 3
1350 They're looking for what will fit through their mouse holes. 1.2170 0.04834 106 87 15 4
1351 They seem to be able to find their way around even though they panned the show. 1.2168 0.03862 143 115 25 3
1352 Seems that Post Modern has slight edge over German Expressionism. 1.2167 0.04131 120 96 22 2
1353 Darn, we forgot a gift shop. 1.2167 0.04611 120 99 16 5
1354 Cat has left the building. 1.2167 0.04906 120 101 12 7
1355 I thought they'd prefer the cheesy pictures. 1.2165 0.04452 97 77 19 1
1356 This is how they designed the new MoMA 1.2165 0.05124 97 80 13 4
1357 Maybe we should eliminate some of the distractions 1.2165 0.04452 97 77 19 1
1358 The more discerning mice seem to avoid the cheesier artwork. 1.2165 0.04910 97 79 15 3
1359 Okay, now let's see how they feel about Surrealism. 1.2164 0.04152 134 109 21 4
1360 This gallery control group lets us study behavior at an uncatered, refreshment-free opening. 1.2162 0.04322 111 89 20 2
1361 It's fascinating how interested they are in each other's work. 1.2162 0.04508 111 90 18 3
1362 So that's what it means to be lost in thought. 1.2162 0.04508 111 90 18 3
1363 They didn’t touch the wine. 1.2162 0.04686 111 91 16 4
1364 I think they found the Gouda breathtaking. 1.2162 0.04508 111 90 18 3
1365 We should have put the cheese at the end instead of on tiny plastic trays. 1.2162 0.03899 148 120 24 4
1366 Not one hit on the Banksy! 1.2160 0.04187 125 101 21 3
1367 First we need to see if they have good taste, then cheese. 1.2160 0.04030 125 100 23 2
1368 Somehow, they can't find their way to the surrealists. 1.2160 0.04187 125 101 21 3
1369 Just like humans, they also don't know what the hell they're looking at. 1.2159 0.05225 88 72 13 3
1370 We got them from Europe. 1.2159 0.05703 88 74 9 5
1371 Where did you get all the miniature prints? 1.2158 0.04054 139 113 22 4
1372 They’re just looking to see which one is the cheesiest 1.2157 0.04751 102 83 16 3
1373 The gift shop has cheese. 1.2157 0.04542 102 82 18 2
1374 I thought they'd enjoy the art. Turns out they consider it the lab's hottest hookup spot. 1.2155 0.04382 116 94 19 3
1375 Get Banksy on the phone. 1.2155 0.04550 116 95 17 4
1376 Although their solution times have decreased, their aesthetic sensitivity has skyrocketed. 1.2155 0.04550 116 95 17 4
1377 Which ones are smarter: the ones who making through in less time or the ones who take more time?? 1.2155 0.04550 116 95 17 4
1378 Great work, Wilson. NEA AND FDA funding! 1.2155 0.04711 116 96 15 5
1379 I said a maze, not amaze. 1.2154 0.04501 130 108 16 6
1380 They say they don’t much about art, but they know what they like 1.2154 0.04227 130 106 20 4
1381 We thought a gallery opening would make the cheese more palatable. 1.2152 0.03949 158 130 22 6
1382 This isn’t working. What about cats playing poker? 1.2150 0.04974 107 89 13 5
1383 It seems to work for art history, but government will be the real test. 1.2150 0.04410 107 86 19 2
1384 And here we see the results of changing it to ‘Suggested donation’. 1.2150 0.04974 107 89 13 5
1385 So far, no eco-activists. 1.2150 0.04793 107 88 15 4
1386 All in all, I would say the show is a success. 1.2148 0.04384 135 112 17 6
1387 Behold, the Rodin Rodents. 1.2148 0.04508 135 113 15 7
1388 The research shows that mice are really just a bunch of dilettantes. 1.2148 0.04124 135 110 21 4
1389 They haven’t gnawed anything yet, but a source says one of them may throw mashed potatoes. 1.2148 0.04384 135 112 17 6
1390 To be honest, I don't really understand Post-Impressionism either. 1.2143 0.04307 126 103 19 4
1391 They won't admit they're lost so they pretend they're aficionados. 1.2143 0.05077 98 81 13 4
1392 Are these the last batch of experimental mice from the Louvre? 1.2143 0.04818 112 93 14 5
1393 The monkeys prefer abstracts. 1.2143 0.04648 112 92 16 4
1394 They have a clear preference for food still life's. 1.2143 0.04865 98 80 15 3
1395 I said Rodin exhibit not rodent exhibit! 1.2143 0.05280 98 82 11 5
1396 You don't get science, do you? 1.2143 0.04865 98 80 15 3
1397 Apparently it's not just cheese culture that attract them 1.2143 0.04648 112 92 16 4
1398 Surreal! Only two are looking at the Magratte. 1.2143 0.03839 126 100 25 1
1399 Is this what amazement means? 1.2143 0.04153 140 115 20 5
1400 It’s the negative space that the scientists didn’t use which makes this maze so intriguing. 1.2143 0.04412 98 78 19 1
1401 Well, it look like we’ve finally proven that everyone is, in fact, a critic. 1.2143 0.04472 112 91 18 3
1402 They seem drawn to cheesy art. 1.2138 0.04287 145 121 17 7
1403 It seems cheesy art really is just as enticing as actual cheese! 1.2137 0.04198 131 107 20 4
1404 You can get them to look but you can't get them to appreciate. 1.2137 0.04056 131 106 22 3
1405 But have you controlled for the cheap Cabernet? 1.2137 0.04198 131 107 20 4
1406 They understand masterpieces actually. 1.2137 0.04175 117 94 21 2
1407 But are humans as discerning as these guys? 1.2137 0.04348 117 95 19 3
1408 You know, this is considered animal cruelty in some countries 1.2137 0.04348 117 95 19 3
1409 They have to exit through the gift shop or get a shock. A lot of them prefer the shock. 1.2136 0.04907 103 85 14 4
1410 They seem to get the picture, don’t they. 1.2136 0.04907 103 85 14 4
1411 They seem to be indifferent to Goya’s cat paintings. 1.2136 0.04709 103 84 16 3
1412 They don't understand it. They just do it to look cool. 1.2132 0.04097 136 111 21 4
1413 This test was so much faster when we used cheese. 1.2132 0.04097 136 111 21 4
1414 Though they’ve found several meaningful interpretations they have yet to find the cheese 1.2131 0.04542 122 101 16 5
1415 Soon, you'll have to train an animal to recognize a Rembrandt to prove you're not a robot. 1.2130 0.05432 108 93 7 8
1416 It appears the pretention serum is working! 1.2130 0.04753 108 89 15 4
1417 Even rodents avoid Thomas Kinkade. 1.2130 0.04931 108 90 13 5
1418 Huh. I thought sure that they'd hone in on the Warhols. 1.2130 0.04171 108 86 21 1
1419 I wanted Rodins....not rodents. 1.2130 0.04567 108 88 17 3
1420 It looks like everyone is a critic. 1.2130 0.04753 108 89 15 4
1421 They’re easily distracted. 1.2128 0.04248 141 117 18 6
1422 It proves art can slow the rat race 1.2128 0.04752 94 76 16 2
1423 Next week, lions, once we get thorns out of their paws. 1.2126 0.04276 127 104 19 4
1424 Do they critique through a lens of Realism or Rationalism? 1.2126 0.04276 127 104 19 4
1425 I'm amazed at how these mice respond to art therapy. 1.2124 0.04064 113 90 22 1
1426 They’re big fans of Banksy 1.2124 0.04779 113 94 14 5
1427 Art imitating life? 1.2124 0.04941 113 95 12 6
1428 There used to be more, but most of them now work from home. 1.2121 0.04169 132 108 20 4
1429 It's humane alright, but a little bulky for home use. 1.2121 0.04602 99 80 17 2
1430 I told you they would love the cheese exhibition 1.2121 0.04306 132 109 18 5
1431 We've tried exposing them to culture, but they still just shit everywhere. 1.2121 0.05611 99 85 7 7
1432 Who’s the highest bidder? 1.2121 0.04028 132 107 22 3
1433 The obvious conclusion is that art work discourages scurrying 1.2121 0.04821 99 81 15 3
1434 Interesting, they all seem to hate the Rothko 1.2119 0.04315 118 96 19 3
1435 We had a bigger crowd at the Vermeer opening. 1.2119 0.04638 118 98 15 5
1436 "We give them cheese after they've picked out the Monet's from the Manet's." 1.2117 0.04070 137 112 21 4
1437 It's amazing that one over there is mansplaining the painting to his female companion. 1.2115 0.05053 104 87 12 5
1438 Their favorite artist is Munch. 1.2115 0.04464 104 84 18 2
1439 We want to see if they'll prefer fancier cheese after being exposed to culture. 1.2115 0.04250 104 83 20 1
1440 They just don't seem capable of appreciating art - not a single one is looking at the paintings through its phone. 1.2115 0.04668 104 85 16 3
1441 This proves my theory: mice are amazed by cheesy art. 1.2115 0.04668 104 85 16 3
1442 I don't think this is helping us figure out the best exit for the gift shop. 1.2114 0.04358 123 101 18 4
1443 Ok, now let's pretend to stop watching and see whether they just go straight to the gift shop again. 1.2114 0.04509 123 102 16 5
1444 But isn't this just another cliche'd allegory on our human existence? 1.2114 0.04358 123 101 18 4
1445 If one of them rubs feces all over a painting, we'll be getting somewhere. 1.2113 0.03977 142 116 22 4
1446 I swear most of them have no idea what they're looking at. 1.2113 0.04100 142 117 20 5
1447 I bet they are also all cis male 1.2113 0.04451 142 120 14 8
1448 They are stopping to look at every painting! How can we tell which ones they like? 1.2111 0.05119 90 74 13 3
1449 I think they've earned a tiny gift shop. 1.2110 0.04713 109 90 15 4
1450 Actually, it was their idea. 1.2110 0.05226 109 93 9 7
1451 Interesting. An art museum rat race just doesn't seem to work. I suggest we go back to cheese. 1.2110 0.04337 109 88 19 2
1452 A-MAZING? 1.2110 0.05061 109 92 11 6
1453 I think the guy in area B just ate the still life with fruit. 1.2110 0.04713 109 90 15 4
1454 Well, they're not getting anywhere, but the are growing as individuals. 1.2110 0.04890 109 91 13 5
1455 Just make sure none of them throws anything at a painting 1.2109 0.04388 128 106 17 5
1456 They seem to like “Still Life with Cheese” the best. 1.2109 0.04098 128 104 21 3
1457 The Escher exhibition would have been less cruel. 1.2109 0.03786 128 102 25 1
1458 I don't know how, but they can find their way out without passing through the gift shop. 1.2105 0.05374 95 80 10 5
1459 Finally, I get to use my arts and science degree. 1.2105 0.04740 114 95 14 5
1460 There is no cheese. We figure the experience itself is its own reward. 1.2105 0.05161 95 79 12 4
1461 Gone are the days when they will go through a maze for no reason. 1.2105 0.05374 95 80 10 5
1462 Experimental Art 1.2105 0.04240 152 128 16 8
1463 They're all looking at snow scenes. Looks like six more weeks of winter. 1.2105 0.04408 133 111 16 6
1464 We bill it as a caption contest but it’s really a test to see how long they’ll stare at a drawing. 1.2105 0.04401 114 93 18 3
1465 Uh oh. That one's about to glue itself to the miniature Picasso. 1.2105 0.04240 152 128 16 8
1466 I’m telling you they’re prints. 1.2105 0.04276 133 110 18 5
1467 They’re all more pretentious than the control for some reason 1.2105 0.04029 152 126 20 6
1468 Why did we have to get the intellectuals? 1.2101 0.04172 138 114 19 5
1469 Their favorite artist seems to be Ratphael. 1.2101 0.04282 119 97 19 3
1470 They wanted a taste test. 1.2101 0.04603 119 99 15 5
1471 They've acquired a cheesy aesthetic taste. 1.2101 0.04603 119 99 15 5
1472 Keep doing this and next thing you know, they’ll want to feel relevant. 1.2101 0.04445 119 98 17 4
1473 So, we took away their cell phones for two hours . . . 1.2101 0.04282 119 97 19 3
1474 Of course they’re all female, the men are over there falling asleep on benches! 1.2101 0.04603 119 99 15 5
1475 The homage to fromage is the most popular so far. 1.2100 0.05183 100 84 11 5
1476 I think they prefer experimental art to experiments. 1.2100 0.04984 100 83 13 4
1477 You’re right, they prefer landscapes. 1.2100 0.04777 100 82 15 3
1478 …and this one is our Mousée d’Orsay experiment. 1.2097 0.04172 124 101 20 3
1479 Art Aristo-rats 1.2097 0.04620 124 104 14 6
1480 So they're all trying to find the route to the gift shop? 1.2097 0.04172 124 101 20 3
1481 Way too smart for Cancer drug trials now ! 1.2097 0.04012 124 100 22 2
1482 You realize having them all cheese scented invalidates the survey. 1.2097 0.04759 124 105 12 7
1483 We're trying to determine if they can exit without a gift shop. 1.2095 0.05008 105 88 12 5
1484 Just don’t do contemporary art—that would be unethical. 1.2095 0.05008 105 88 12 5
1485 Let's see if introducing wine and cheese will increase sales. 1.2095 0.04426 105 85 18 2
1486 You'll never look at cheese the same way again either. 1.2093 0.03918 129 104 23 2
1487 The tailwork on this one is amazing. 1.2091 0.04849 110 92 13 5
1488 And yet they still haven't figured out they can go over the walls! 1.2091 0.04674 110 91 15 4
1489 Three years of research and all we have is "they know what they like" 1.2091 0.04674 110 91 15 4
1490 Looks like the cheese stands alone. 1.2091 0.04492 110 90 17 3
1491 After receiving the doctorate treatment, the mice are 5x more likely to seek cheese in the artwork. 1.2090 0.04247 134 111 18 5
1492 I'm just surprised they stuck around after the free cheese from the reception. 1.2090 0.04247 134 111 18 5
1493 So far, 'Still Life With Cheese' is the runaway favorite. 1.2090 0.04627 134 114 12 8
1494 They did build a better mouse trap. 1.2087 0.04703 115 96 14 5
1495 Seems they don't want to leave. Maybe the artwork is too cheesy. 1.2087 0.04703 115 96 14 5
1496 The Impressionists always stop them cold. 1.2087 0.04366 115 94 18 3
1497 It’s the Still Living Trial. 1.2087 0.04537 115 95 16 4
1498 I don't see any 'toxic masculinity' in this group. 1.2083 0.04865 120 102 11 7
1499 I think they prefer cheesy surrealism. 1.2083 0.04412 120 99 17 4
1500 They have to stop asking the people in these photos to say "cheese." 1.2083 0.04865 120 102 11 7
1501 Watch carefully, I think one of these guys is Banksy 1.2083 0.04412 120 99 17 4
1502 Well if this lot like it,so will the coastal ruling elite. 1.2083 0.05112 96 80 12 4
1503 19th century realism was a huge mistake. 1.2083 0.04082 120 97 21 2
1504 They're no longer interested in cheese. What they want now is food for thought. 1.2083 0.05112 96 80 12 4
1505 They’re refusing to eat the cheese unless it’s paired with wine. 1.2081 0.03958 149 123 21 5
1506 The art exhibit is included with admission. 1.2080 0.04295 125 103 18 4
1507 I still say that without a gift shop, our data is incomplete. 1.2080 0.04443 125 104 16 5
1508 They still can't find the mousterpiece. 1.2079 0.04939 101 84 13 4
1509 Yet more proof doctor, everyone is indeed a critic. 1.2079 0.04734 101 83 15 3
1510 The tough step was training that one mouse to create all those paintings. 1.2079 0.04520 101 82 17 2
1511 Amazing. They don’t know anything about art, but they know what they like. 1.2079 0.04939 101 84 13 4
1512 Do they only poop in the modern art wing? 1.2079 0.04734 101 83 15 3
1513 How is the control group doing with the Pollock collection? 1.2077 0.04462 130 109 15 6
1514 We said modern “art”, Peggy, not modern “rat” 1.2077 0.04042 130 106 21 3
1515 Who moved my Chagall? 1.2077 0.04327 130 108 17 5
1516 So the Camembert / Impressionism correlation is significant. 1.2075 0.04388 106 86 18 2
1517 They don't fool me. In a few minutes they'll be gnawing on the frames. 1.2075 0.04780 106 88 14 4
1518 It turns out, that just like humans, rats contemplate art to impress their peers 1.2075 0.04388 106 86 18 2
1519 So far they're doing a poor job of recognizing which ones were painted by other mice and which ones were created by A.I. 1.2075 0.04179 106 85 20 1
1520 Is the cheese in the gift shop? 1.2075 0.04589 106 87 16 3
1521 They like still lifes with food and cheese the best. 1.2075 0.04780 106 88 14 4
1522 The Mondrian perplexes them. 1.2075 0.04780 106 88 14 4
1523 Well there goes another cliche. 1.2074 0.04219 135 112 18 5
1524 Where are these mice from? Paris? 1.2072 0.04635 111 92 15 4
1525 You see? It's a fake. 1.2072 0.04455 111 91 17 3
1526 you got your PHD for this? 1.2072 0.04635 111 92 15 4
1527 The picture that attracts the most interest becomes next week's New Yorker cover. 1.2072 0.04635 111 92 15 4
1528 These all had the camembert, so yes, art is elitist. 1.2072 0.04635 111 92 15 4
1529 They’re looking for the Mousa Lisa. 1.2072 0.05295 111 96 7 8
1530 Put up artwork, and they try to figure out what the artist meant instead of going through the maze. 1.2072 0.04455 111 91 17 3
1531 Seems the colors aren't mousy enough! 1.2072 0.04267 111 90 19 2
1532 The pill that makes them appreciate fine art appears not to be transferable to humans. 1.2071 0.04241 140 117 17 6
1533 We used to train them with cheese. 1.2069 0.04665 116 97 14 5
1534 It's hardly surprising that the rats prefer still life paintings featuring cheese. 1.2069 0.04942 87 71 14 2
1535 Reward them with our finest cheese. 1.2069 0.04332 116 95 18 3
1536 Rodents Day; free admission Thursdays 6-8 PM 1.2069 0.04140 145 121 18 6
1537 Guess we're all gonna find out if bad art causes cancer. 1.2069 0.04502 116 96 16 4
1538 This gallery is amazing. 1.2069 0.04502 116 96 16 4
1539 Because they can't read, they actually spend more time looking at the pictures. 1.2069 0.04155 116 94 20 2
1540 Great exhibit but a small crowd. 1.2069 0.04665 116 97 14 5
1541 The purpose of this is to find the best bait for mousetraps. 1.2069 0.04332 116 95 18 3
1542 They never cease to a maze! 1.2069 0.04155 116 94 20 2
1543 They ran circles around the model of the Guggenheim. 1.2069 0.04665 116 97 14 5
1544 This unequivocally establishes that there's more than just an anagram connection between r-a-t and a-r-t. 1.2066 0.04218 121 99 19 3
1545 It's amazing that the Impressionists still hold up. 1.2066 0.04533 121 101 15 5
1546 I bet most of them are just pretending to like art 1.2066 0.04218 121 99 19 3
1547 And I thought they only came for the cheese at the reception. 1.2066 0.04052 121 98 21 2
1548 Looks like they are all excellent actors! 1.2066 0.04052 121 98 21 2
1549 Even rats know "modern art" is trash. 1.2065 0.05250 92 77 11 4
1550 I t’s just an experiment for the development of a new non-verbal I Q test. 1.2063 0.04410 126 105 16 5
1551 It's been over 4 seconds and not one of them has taken a selfie in front of the art! 1.2063 0.04264 126 104 18 4
1552 Ok, now put in the cheese drawing. 1.2063 0.04410 126 105 16 5
1553 Yes. It's obvious. The mouseum was a timely project. 1.2063 0.04410 126 105 16 5
1554 We're well on our way to proving that life imitates rat. 1.2062 0.04129 97 77 20 0
1555 This was so much easier when we just gave them cheese. 1.2062 0.05064 97 81 12 4
1556 It's the device in the next room that bothers me. 1.2062 0.05064 97 81 12 4
1557 Museum of Rats 1.2061 0.04296 131 109 17 5
1558 That’s how i feel at the Met. 1.2061 0.04562 131 111 13 7
1559 and all this is accomplished just by cutting their Corpus Collosum? 1.2059 0.04480 102 83 17 2
1560 Look at these mice appreciating the art. My husband would prefer to go through a museum on a zip line. 1.2059 0.04692 102 84 15 3
1561 Attempt to breed a nest of poseur mice has failed. Not one goatee or turtleneck in the group. No clove cigarettes. No ironic tattoos. And they are actually looking art. 1.2059 0.04894 102 85 13 4
1562 They seem particularly enamored of Picasso’s Blue Cheese period. 1.2059 0.04894 102 85 13 4
1563 Maybe this will appease those PETA activists. 1.2059 0.04480 102 83 17 2
1564 The artist was a troubled genius that cut off his own tail. 1.2059 0.04692 102 84 15 3
1565 Exactly what was your maze designer's last job? 1.2056 0.04922 107 90 12 5
1566 They told you to take a culture from the mice,not bring the culture to the mice 1.2056 0.05098 107 91 10 6
1567 No black rats? 1.2054 0.04233 112 91 19 2
1568 They were all amazed! 1.2054 0.04769 112 94 13 5
1569 We're trying to see how long it takes for them to ask the way to the exit. 1.2054 0.04419 112 92 17 3
1570 Maisie's Miniatures, huh? Why are the gallery patrons naked? 1.2054 0.04597 112 93 15 4
1571 We're trying to figure out how they overcame the cultural deficit. Think of the implications! 1.2054 0.04039 112 90 21 1
1572 Remind me,did they tell us which three are blind? 1.2054 0.04769 112 94 13 5
1573 They've lost themselves in cheesy post modernism. 1.2051 0.04298 117 96 18 3
1574 The originals are in the underground vault, right? 1.2051 0.04298 117 96 18 3
1575 It seems the preference is cheddar and cubism. 1.2051 0.04298 117 96 18 3
1576 Eventually they learn to ignore the Van Goghs and Monets, and go right to the Thomas Kinkade. 1.2049 0.04647 122 103 13 6
1577 They did well with the timed-entry tickets. 1.2049 0.04187 122 100 19 3
1578 I think we can tell the Rihksmuseum that the Vermeers are the source of their rat problem. 1.2048 0.05355 83 69 11 3
1579 Half of them are questioning if this is art and the other half is looking for the gift shop. 1.2048 0.05355 83 69 11 3
1580 You don't have to guess which ones have been to this game before. 1.2048 0.05355 83 69 11 3
1581 Need I say more about my Critical Mice Theory? 1.2048 0.06123 83 72 5 6
1582 Are you sure this is the lethal level of bad art? 1.2047 0.04378 127 106 16 5
1583 They spend significanntly more time in the culinary still-life wing. 1.2047 0.03927 127 103 22 2
1584 We switched out the cheddar for a Brie de Meaux. 1.2047 0.04378 127 106 16 5
1585 They don't seem to like the impressionists. 1.2047 0.04233 127 105 18 4
1586 There is always a critic 1.2045 0.04129 132 109 19 4
1587 I said we needed more pecorino, not Picasso. 1.2044 0.03896 137 112 22 3
1588 If they complete the correct path they get a little gift shop. 1.2044 0.04289 137 115 16 6
1589 Maybe we should have used the blind mice! 1.2044 0.04413 137 116 14 7
1590 Ok, let's see what happens when we replace the Renoir with the Monterey Jack. 1.2043 0.04727 93 76 15 2
1591 Are you rethinking what I am rethinking? 1.2043 0.04473 93 75 17 1
1592 You were right! The maze format added a comfort level. Attendance is way up! 1.2043 0.05198 93 78 11 4
1593 Why do they prefer the Pre-Raphaelites? 1.2042 0.04303 142 120 15 7
1594 I still don't understand. Why do we think this may cause cancer? 1.2041 0.05016 98 82 12 4
1595 I can't wait for this whole 'art rat' thing to run its course. 1.2041 0.04342 98 79 18 1
1596 This must be the cannabis research 1.2041 0.04577 98 80 16 2
1597 Alright, maybe classing up the rat maze wasn't a good idea. 1.2041 0.04577 98 80 16 2
1598 The Labvre 1.2041 0.04802 98 81 14 3
1599 Looks like they're really starting to develop their sense of taste. 1.2039 0.04441 103 84 17 2
1600 And they have no idea these paintings were done by cats 1.2039 0.04441 103 84 17 2
1601 It doesn't seem like there is any correlation between the mice who drank the cheap versus the expensive wine, and the mice who like avant-garde versus realism. 1.2039 0.05043 103 87 11 5
1602 At first they came only for the cheese. Now they come for the presence of God manifested through light, color, and form. 1.2039 0.04851 103 86 13 4
1603 Eureka! We finally discovered an audience for miniatures. 1.2039 0.04650 103 85 15 3
1604 Let's add cocaine to their cheese and rotate in the surrealists. 1.2037 0.04511 108 89 16 3
1605 All of these just look like mouse vaginas. 1.2037 0.05054 108 92 10 6
1606 No surprise- they prefer the Seurats 1.2037 0.05054 108 92 10 6
1607 Perhaps, but they all leave as soon as it stops raining. 1.2037 0.04699 108 90 14 4
1608 The post-modern exhibit received better reviews. 1.2037 0.04699 108 90 14 4
1609 They want wine with the cheese. 1.2035 0.04894 113 96 11 6
1610 Next, let's see what they do at the Guggenheim. 1.2035 0.04560 113 94 15 4
1611 It was a typo, it was supposed to say Open House, not Open Mouse. 1.2035 0.04560 113 94 15 4
1612 I can't tell which one's the docent. 1.2035 0.04383 113 93 17 3
1613 Turns out, they have a larger right brain than we do. 1.2035 0.04383 113 93 17 3
1614 I don't get it, why do humans paint themselves with clothes on? 1.2035 0.04199 113 92 19 2
1615 They wouldn't buy NFT either. 1.2035 0.04383 113 93 17 3
1616 It began shortly after they picked brie over Kraft singles. 1.2034 0.04265 118 97 18 3
1617 OK, that's interesting. Now let's try the Pollock exhibit. 1.2034 0.04432 118 98 16 4
1618 As they move through it, they spend less time with each one and eventually just start looking for the exit. 1.2034 0.04092 118 96 20 2
1619 You may have improved their intelligence, but you did nothing for their taste in art. 1.2034 0.04593 118 99 14 5
1620 I knew the Cheddar Exhibit would be popular. 1.2034 0.04593 118 99 14 5
1621 For a first field trip they're doing surprisingly well! 1.2034 0.04092 118 96 20 2
1622 I don't think this is what Mussorgsky had in mind. 1.2034 0.04432 118 98 16 4
1623 Bring in the fine cheese. 1.2033 0.04465 123 103 15 5
1624 The after-lunch crowd always behaves so differently. 1.2033 0.04156 123 101 19 3
1625 They rejected the cheese; they called it ‘contemporary trash.’ 1.2033 0.04313 123 102 17 4
1626 They really need a docent rodent. 1.2033 0.04465 123 103 15 5
1627 And all but #3 claim to have met Keith Haring during his subway period in the 80's." 1.2033 0.04313 123 102 17 4
1628 It's kind of cute how they look at Judith beheading Holofernes. 1.2033 0.04313 123 102 17 4
1629 Do think I'll learn anything useful from this focus group. 1.2031 0.03738 128 103 24 1
1630 Their interest in art is A-Maz-Ing! 1.2029 0.04502 138 118 12 8
1631 Who knew it stood for Museum Of Mouse Art 1.2027 0.03708 148 121 24 3
1632 Next we put humans in a maze with rat art. Expect less dawdling. 1.2022 0.04570 89 72 16 1
1633 They’ve also requested wine with the cheese at the exit. 1.2022 0.05343 89 75 10 4
1634 We’ve trained them to recognize art, but how can we tell if they actually appreciate it? 1.2021 0.04920 94 78 13 3
1635 It's more challenging than it looks. One wrong turn and it's back to starving artist acrylics. 1.2021 0.04920 94 78 13 3
1636 This way they learn the maze and discover art history at the same time. 1.2021 0.04920 94 78 13 3
1637 Maze-merizing! 1.2020 0.04758 99 82 14 3
1638 I wonder why they all seem to prefer the Dutch Masters? 1.2020 0.04758 99 82 14 3
1639 I don't think they're getting the "maze" part. 1.2020 0.04969 99 83 12 4
1640 This works just as well as the Zoloft. 1.2020 0.04969 99 83 12 4
1641 So now they'll probably think they're too cool for street art. 1.2020 0.04536 99 81 16 2
1642 Yes they like it, but do they truly have the capacity to understand it ? 1.2020 0.04758 99 82 14 3
1643 It's a typo - I wanted a rat maze, not an art maze. 1.2020 0.04969 99 83 12 4
1644 They seem to enjoy squeaking about the work afterward, too. 1.2020 0.04758 99 82 14 3
1645 They haven’t evolved to taking selfies yet. 1.2019 0.04402 104 85 17 2
1646 Perhaps I'm imputing here. But it is possible Jackson Pollock reminds them of a hairball. 1.2019 0.04609 104 86 15 3
1647 They can always find the fake Vermeer. 1.2019 0.04609 104 86 15 3
1648 I agree, but they know what they like. 1.2019 0.04808 104 87 13 4
1649 I'm thinking about selling the collection and buying a mouse trap. 1.2019 0.04402 104 85 17 2
1650 They’re all stuck at the Gauguins— they think they’re Gouda. 1.2019 0.04808 104 87 13 4
1651 Wow. you want to know what I think? It’s hard to put my finger on it, but it does beg the question, “what the fuck?”. Christ, Debra. What are we doing here? 1.2018 0.04660 109 91 14 4
1652 It’s fun to watch their reactions when they wander into the Mapplethorpe exhibit. 1.2018 0.04474 109 90 16 3
1653 I think it worked! Their taste has improved considerably. 1.2018 0.04474 109 90 16 3
1654 No gift shop? 1.2018 0.03775 114 91 23 0
1655 Well, I’m certainly not calling them vermin anymore. 1.2018 0.04349 114 94 17 3
1656 Rat Critics are the slowest don't you think? 1.2018 0.04166 114 93 19 2
1657 Note which ones linger at the Caravaggio and have them dissected. 1.2017 0.04233 119 98 18 3
1658 We've built the toughest maze yet: the art world. 1.2017 0.04859 119 102 10 7
1659 I don't think it needs a caption. Just use it as is. Sylvia Lurie (sylvia.lurie@gmail.com) 1.2017 0.05144 119 104 6 9
1660 Have they noticed the van Dijck yet? 1.2017 0.04061 119 97 20 2
1661 We're calling it-Ratrospective 1.2017 0.03882 119 96 22 1
1662 They find it all a bit reductive. 1.2017 0.04061 119 97 20 2
1663 The true test is what they buy in the gift shop 1.2016 0.04432 124 104 15 5
1664 Know your audience. 1.2016 0.04126 124 102 19 3
1665 Since we applied the mild electrical shocks, not one of them has touched a painting. Are we ready for human trials? 1.2016 0.04282 124 103 17 4
1666 I said correlated, not curated. 1.2016 0.04432 124 104 15 5
1667 Almost as surreal as not portraying us as balding, middle-aged, white male scientists. 1.2016 0.04719 124 106 11 7
1668 "Odd, those focusing on the abstract Impressionists are unaware it's a maze." 1.2016 0.04578 124 105 13 6
1669 Are you surprised they like the Seurat the best? 1.2016 0.04432 124 104 15 5
1670 I never realized that August Rodent had such devoted followers. 1.2016 0.04719 124 106 11 7
1671 I think we should call it the "Guggenheim strain". 1.2016 0.04026 129 106 20 3
1672 They cant leave until they find the gift shop 1.2016 0.03872 129 105 22 2
1673 The 'Rodin-t' Exhibit drew a bigger crowd. 1.2016 0.04316 129 108 16 5
1674 For the control group,the walls just have Mondrians. 1.2016 0.03713 129 104 24 1
1675 They may look like art lovers, but behind one of the paintings is a lump of cheddar. 1.2000 0.04389 95 77 17 1
1676 I was inspired one day at the Met. 1.2000 0.04364 105 86 17 2
1677 They’re spending more time with the art than the human test subjects. 1.2000 0.04201 120 99 18 3
1678 This study confirms our hypothesis that analysis produces paralysis. 1.2000 0.04201 120 99 18 3
1679 Okay, canapes and wine is a thing. 1.2000 0.03952 140 116 20 4
1680 We're training them to exit without stopping at the gift shop. 1.2000 0.03853 120 97 22 1
1681 It’s a highbrow group. Next time order the artisanal cheese. 1.2000 0.03820 140 115 22 3
1682 Cheesy art checks the box for them. 1.2000 0.04250 125 104 17 4
1683 They're learning. They sit in a circle afterwards and discuss which ones they liked." 1.2000 0.04423 130 110 14 6
1684 Apparently they don't understand Abstract Art either. 1.2000 0.04134 115 94 19 2
1685 What were you expecting from a bunch of white mice? 1.2000 0.04250 125 104 17 4
1686 Their taste for art is more refined than their taste for cheese. 1.2000 0.05047 90 75 12 3
1687 The food in the cafe must really be getting worse. 1.2000 0.04569 105 87 15 3
1688 Any progress in the "museum legs" study? 1.2000 0.04364 120 100 16 4
1689 Interesting -- they seem to prefer Banksy, Basquiat and Cornbread to the Impressionists! 1.2000 0.04437 110 91 16 3
1690 This already looks more promising than the other art buying prediction tests 1.2000 0.04621 110 92 14 4
1691 Who moved my cheese...painting? 1.2000 0.04364 120 100 16 4
1692 After weeks of trials the rats still haven't found the gift shop 1.2000 0.04637 95 78 15 2
1693 Great! Now these mice will only eat aged Swiss cheese paired with a cabernet sauvignon while listening to jazz. 1.2000 0.04654 115 97 13 5
1694 So far, 'Still Life with Cheese" is the hands-down favorite. 1.2000 0.04714 100 83 14 3
1695 Welcome to the Guggenheim after closing 1.2000 0.04437 110 91 16 3
1696 I seem to have misplaced my edibles. 1.2000 0.04201 120 99 18 3
1697 Indulging in wine and cheese at the gallery opening clearly eases the embarrassment over appearing naked in public. 1.2000 0.04798 110 93 12 5
1698 They found their way through the maze much faster with the cubist exhibition. 1.2000 0.04714 100 83 14 3
1699 Just wait until they realize that there’s no gift shop 1.2000 0.04045 135 112 19 4
1700 The results of our study are a maze ing. 1.2000 0.04924 100 84 12 4
1701 They’re not understanding any of it but they do know what they like. 1.2000 0.04096 125 103 19 3
1702 As I suspected, abstract impressionism is lost on them. 1.2000 0.05500 85 72 9 4
1703 I predict when they get to the Joris van Son, "Still-Life with Cheese," all hell will break loose. 1.2000 0.04495 100 82 16 2
1704 They really said every painting is "amazing?" 1.2000 0.03998 130 107 20 3
1705 They stay more minutes seeing a canvas when there are the same species of the opposite sex. 1.2000 0.04043 110 89 20 1
1706 I agree they're highly advanced, but calling it a "Ratnesance" is just icky! 1.2000 0.03935 125 102 21 2
1707 So the result of my hypothesis is totally clear: Mice are obviously woke! 1.2000 0.04043 110 89 20 1
1708 They say it's richer experience. 1.2000 0.04495 100 82 16 2
1709 Not one of them has bought a magnet. 1.2000 0.04872 95 79 13 3
1710 Charles River says these are their "cerebral" strain. 1.2000 0.04924 100 84 12 4
1711 Perhaps featuring a Roquefort was an l' erreur 1.2000 0.04043 110 89 20 1
1712 How about: “This what you get with a liberal arts education.” 1.2000 0.04674 120 102 12 6
1713 Maybe a still life of cheese would have been the ticket. 1.2000 0.04495 100 82 16 2
1714 Nice work on the aesthete gene. Now we need to find the gene that’ll make them race through the gallery and spend money in the gift shop. 1.2000 0.04149 105 85 19 1
1715 I think they’d move faster if we put a gift shop at the end. 1.2000 0.04149 105 85 19 1
1716 They easily solved the maze; it's the modern art they can't figure out. 1.2000 0.05097 95 80 11 4
1717 I think we should go back to the cheese. 1.1985 0.04151 136 114 17 5
1718 I told you the paintings were cheesy. 1.1985 0.03880 136 112 21 3
1719 Cheese wasn't cutting it anymore, we had to use Impressionists. 1.1985 0.04255 131 110 16 5
1720 SO, IT DOES MAKE YOU TIRED! 1.1985 0.03970 131 108 20 3
1721 Gnawing on the art? No accounting for taste. 1.1984 0.04219 126 105 17 4
1722 If only Dali could see this. 1.1984 0.04219 126 105 17 4
1723 It's a very interesting side effect 1.1984 0.04649 126 108 11 7
1724 They are millennial mice and this is their safe space. 1.1984 0.03907 126 103 21 2
1725 The new reg that we have to provide cultural enrichment has wrecked this protocol. 1.1984 0.04066 126 104 19 3
1726 Damn, rats with good taste are still rats. 1.1984 0.04066 126 104 19 3
1727 Notice how they fall down laughing whenever they see an Andy Warhol? 1.1984 0.03907 126 103 21 2
1728 They seem to attracted to the impressionist paintings by Gruyère and Camembert. 1.1984 0.04367 126 106 15 5
1729 Well… we’re studying Banksy’s influence on Pest Modernism. On the one hand, artistically, they still can’t seem find their way out of the box, but they really do believe they’re improving intellectually. 1.1983 0.04331 121 101 16 4
1730 It's a little cheesy. 1.1983 0.04638 121 103 12 6
1731 Finally! They seem to obey the social distancing rules even without the stickers on the floor. 1.1983 0.04001 121 99 20 2
1732 They don't steal food anymore but style references. 1.1983 0.04169 121 100 18 3
1733 The don't know about art, but they know what they like. 1.1983 0.04169 121 100 18 3
1734 Not only do they learn how to navigate, they also learn art appreciation. 1.1983 0.03825 121 98 22 1
1735 This should do wonders for our funding. 1.1983 0.04101 116 95 19 2
1736 The results of the experiment are clear: we need a gift shop. 1.1983 0.04617 116 98 13 5
1737 Winslow Homer?? I never thought they would go for him. 1.1983 0.04280 116 96 17 3
1738 They are clearly disappointed there aren’t any Disney pieces. 1.1983 0.04452 116 97 15 4
1739 Anagrams in action…Fascinating. 1.1983 0.04280 116 96 17 3
1740 Well, its conclusive. Pictures of cats are objectively adorable. 1.1983 0.04452 116 97 15 4
1741 Oh, this is nothing. You should see my English lit class. 1.1983 0.04452 116 97 15 4
1742 Speaking of experimenting, whatcha doing after work? 1.1982 0.04582 111 93 14 4
1743 Cat portraits definitely make them move faster through the gallery than these old master prints. 1.1982 0.04011 111 90 20 1
1744 You need less intelligent rats if you want the tests to be valid. 1.1982 0.04758 111 94 12 5
1745 Every experiment confirms "American Cheese Gothic" is the favorite 1.1981 0.04327 106 87 17 2
1746 There goes Oroville again, Ratsplaining the Turner. 1.1981 0.04114 106 86 19 1
1747 Now let's try increasing the admission price 1.1981 0.04530 106 88 15 3
1748 The human brain organoids we transplanted have exceeded all predictions. 1.1981 0.04327 106 87 17 2
1749 Mnnh ... yes we're close, but it really needs to be triple blind. 1.1981 0.04724 106 89 13 4
1750 Well, we've proved that seven out of nine participants are more likely to find a date on an app than at a museum. 1.1981 0.04724 106 89 13 4
1751 Humane Society built a new Mousoleum 1.1981 0.04911 106 90 11 5
1752 Clearly, cheesy art is the perfect choice. 1.1980 0.05078 101 86 10 5
1753 Maze, schmaze, what's more confusing than an art gallery? 1.1980 0.04226 101 82 18 1
1754 Raise the admission fee. 1.1980 0.04671 101 84 14 3
1755 "I see what they mean when they say everybody's a critic." 1.1980 0.05078 101 86 10 5
1756 Well, three are blind. 1.1980 0.04879 101 85 12 4
1757 And yet when the auction starts they suddenly have no pockets. 1.1979 0.04593 96 79 15 2
1758 Let's see what they do when we add a gift shop. 1.1979 0.04593 96 79 15 2
1759 Maybe they'd do better with pieces by Mondrian. 1.1979 0.05048 96 81 11 4
1760 So which is the one who prefers the Mondrian? 1.1979 0.04593 96 79 15 2
1761 The Persistence of Memory is their favorite. I wonder why that is so. 1.1979 0.04348 96 78 17 1
1762 When the cat is away, the mice will play. 1.1979 0.05048 96 81 11 4
1763 Gorgonzola and Zinfandel? Who's idea was that? 1.1979 0.05261 96 82 9 5
1764 At last, scientific proof of 'art for art's sake.'" 1.1978 0.04745 91 75 14 2
1765 I thought this was suppose to be a triple blind study 1.1977 0.05441 86 73 9 4
1766 The goal is to get them to find the gift shop as soon as possible. 1.1970 0.04226 132 111 16 5
1767 Seems like a popular ratrospective. 1.1969 0.04748 127 110 9 8
1768 These paintings are frauds, but here they are, valued at millions of dollars. Who says a Fine Arts degree doesn't pay off? 1.1967 0.04454 122 103 14 5
1769 Fer gods sake, you misspelled rat! 1.1967 0.04454 122 103 14 5
1770 We can conclude that art is its own reward. 1.1967 0.04138 122 101 18 3
1771 It is impressive on many levels. 1.1966 0.04247 117 97 17 3
1772 They've got better taste than the humans did... 1.1966 0.04247 117 97 17 3
1773 We're training them to hold forth at fancy dinner parties. 1.1966 0.04247 117 97 17 3
1774 They all get stuck at the Escher. 1.1966 0.04417 117 98 15 4
1775 Oh wow. So, even rats can’t find where the bathroom is. 1.1966 0.04247 117 97 17 3
1776 Now that they are trained, we can test the vaccine on the underrepresented subset of art critics. 1.1966 0.03884 117 95 21 1
1777 Now let’s try it without the cultured cheese. 1.1966 0.04070 117 96 19 2
1778 It’s a trial maze concept attracting a better class of mouse. 1.1964 0.04545 112 94 14 4
1779 Hummm, last time we tested humans they were not even looking at the paintings,only at their cellphones! 1.1964 0.04176 112 92 18 2
1780 This time exactly half paid the suggested donation. 1.1964 0.04545 112 94 14 4
1781 Are you tracking how long it takes them to find the café ? 1.1964 0.03979 112 91 20 1
1782 Like I keep telling my parents, an art degree is endlessly useful in today's science-driven marketplace. 1.1963 0.04491 107 89 15 3
1783 They're only giving us 3 stars because the Museum cafe isn't open. 1.1963 0.04491 107 89 15 3
1784 These "members only" nights are getting more and more crowded 1.1963 0.04290 107 88 17 2
1785 They’re naturally drawn to Feta Kahlo 1.1963 0.04290 107 88 17 2
1786 We'll need the wine and the cheese for this one. 1.1963 0.04868 107 91 11 5
1787 Boy ,if they get that excited watching us at the museum, wait until they see us at the disco! 1.1963 0.04290 107 88 17 2
1788 They just keep saying, “My three-year-old could have painted that.” 1.1961 0.04629 102 85 14 3
1789 They were to run through a gauntlet, not a gallery 1.1961 0.04835 102 86 12 4
1790 All the mice are white. Wuz up with that? 1.1961 0.04835 102 86 12 4
1791 That dimwit up there does not know his Monet from his Comte. 1.1961 0.04629 102 85 14 3
1792 They claim at the Louvre they were offered free housing and a baguette. 1.1961 0.04835 102 86 12 4
1793 Famous works of Micehelangelo 1.1961 0.04415 102 84 16 2
1794 And converesly, viewing Jackson Pollock resulted in 24% decrease in problem solving ability. 1.1961 0.04835 102 86 12 4
1795 So how are the new and PETA approved live animal experiments working out. 1.1961 0.04835 102 86 12 4
1796 After completing this version of maze, they will only eat imported cheese while pompously staring at you. 1.1961 0.04415 102 84 16 2
1797 Let’s see if they are better than humans in getting through all the museum rooms. 1.1961 0.04629 102 85 14 3
1798 Well, ever since MOMA began funding our research, everything seems to have come to a standstill. 1.1961 0.04835 102 86 12 4
1799 Guess what? Instead of having rat cultures, we have cultured rats. 1.1959 0.04780 97 81 13 3
1800 Still life with actual cheese seems to be the favorite. 1.1959 0.04550 97 80 15 2
1801 Manipulation from a higher order 1.1959 0.04308 97 79 17 1
1802 What do you expect when you use mice from the Louvre? 1.1959 0.04550 97 80 15 2
1803 You've been at this for months. You really think one of them is going to figure out that art spelled backward is rat? 1.1959 0.05000 97 82 11 4
1804 With the price of dairy products these days,it just made sense 1.1959 0.04550 97 80 15 2
1805 We built this beautiful museum, and they still can't get a date. 1.1959 0.04308 97 79 17 1
1806 We discovered they're actually more cultured than a lot of people are. 1.1957 0.04946 92 77 12 3
1807 Just as I thought, they like the cheesy art better. 1.1957 0.03829 138 114 21 3
1808 They're helping us find the cheesy art 1.1957 0.04946 92 77 12 3
1809 These are the mice that preferred Gruyère to Swiss? 1.1957 0.04698 92 76 14 2
1810 Is the exit through the gift shop? 1.1957 0.03965 138 115 19 4
1811 It’s more eco-friendly than pesticides. 1.1957 0.04946 92 77 12 3
1812 You got a $200,000 Grant to study what...? 1.1957 0.05182 92 78 10 4
1813 It's the only maze they'll go through since we lined their cages with old NewYorker pages. 1.1957 0.04698 92 76 14 2
1814 Maybe not the right time for an Escher exhibit. 1.1954 0.05626 87 75 7 5
1815 This group is more cultured. The others just ate the peanut butter and left. 1.1953 0.03852 128 105 21 2
1816 Sure, they're still hungry. But they're no longer culturally deprived. 1.1953 0.03852 128 105 21 2
1817 Where's the cat? 1.1951 0.04107 123 102 18 3
1818 But can they find the gift shop? 1.1951 0.04403 82 66 16 0
1819 Universe 25 looked a lot different than… This? 1.1951 0.04267 123 103 16 4
1820 Oddly, they seem to reject the cheesy art. 1.1951 0.04420 123 104 14 5
1821 Day 76 of the study: despite our best efforts, the humans remain perplexed 1.1949 0.04383 118 99 15 4
1822 They don't get a treat until they move the Louvre. 1.1949 0.04383 118 99 15 4
1823 What happened to the cheese? 1.1949 0.04383 118 99 15 4
1824 Looks like a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion problem to me. 1.1949 0.04214 118 98 17 3
1825 We woke ‘em—at last—but now we’ll have to protect ‘em, Dr. Libby. 1.1949 0.04383 118 99 15 4
1826 My mistake: I thought Vermeer was a type of cheese. 1.1947 0.04846 113 97 10 6
1827 We shouldn't have used pictures of cheese. 1.1947 0.04508 113 95 14 4
1828 The young mice seem to be gravitating toward the nudes. 1.1947 0.04508 113 95 14 4
1829 Also, you can only catch these mice with the finest cheese. They've adapted. 1.1947 0.04142 113 93 18 2
1830 Okay, let’s run them through again, this time with an exit into a gift shop. 1.1947 0.04508 113 95 14 4
1831 Our conclusion is that they get much more social when injected with wine and cheese. 1.1947 0.04329 113 94 16 3
1832 Now let’s see what happens when we bring out the wine and cheese 1.1947 0.04508 113 95 14 4
1833 Control group or Gruyere group? 1.1947 0.04846 113 97 10 6
1834 More honesty was shown by the three wearing the dark glasses..... 1.1947 0.03947 113 92 20 1
1835 If they show sustained interest for 20 minutes, we reward them with a tote bag from the gift shop. 1.1944 0.04453 108 90 15 3
1836 Well, we ran out of cheese 1.1944 0.04453 108 90 15 3
1837 My conclusion? It's not just about the cheese any more. 1.1944 0.04643 108 91 13 4
1838 Looks like the rat race is getting gentrified. 1.1944 0.04453 108 90 15 3
1839 Test subjects responding well to the new museum flow. 1.1944 0.04643 108 91 13 4
1840 It reminds me of the time I got lost in the museum. 1.1944 0.04826 108 92 11 5
1841 They really seem to like the nudes 1.1944 0.04046 108 88 19 1
1842 We still haven’t figured out how to diversify our audience 1.1944 0.04453 108 90 15 3
1843 Make sure they exit through the gift shop. 1.1944 0.04826 108 92 11 5
1844 Do you think we can train them to appreciate the cubists? 1.1944 0.04453 108 90 15 3
1845 They’ll be so disappointed when they realize no outside food is permitted. 1.1944 0.04453 108 90 15 3
1846 Putting chardonnay in their water supply has really sharpened their appreciation of fine art. 1.1944 0.04254 108 89 17 2
1847 Finally, someone who appreciates AI NTFs. 1.1942 0.04588 103 86 14 3
1848 Not a single one has even noticed Mona Lisa. 1.1942 0.04588 103 86 14 3
1849 I'm surprised that none of them have found the gift shop yet. 1.1942 0.04588 103 86 14 3
1850 No cheese, no objectivity. 1.1942 0.04986 103 88 10 5
1851 Call me when one of them tries to buy a painting. 1.1942 0.04588 103 86 14 3
1852 If the mice can navigate the museum, the people should be good. 1.1942 0.04588 103 86 14 3
1853 I see they ate all the Bacons. 1.1942 0.04588 103 86 14 3
1854 Monterey Jackson Pollacks, Pepper Jack on Canvas really is delightful isn't it? 1.1942 0.04376 103 85 16 2
1855 M.C. Escher was a bad choice. 1.1942 0.04791 103 87 12 4
1856 Let's show them the Escher exhibit. 1.1940 0.04300 134 114 14 6
1857 You should have seen the crowds this weekend. 1.1940 0.03889 134 111 20 3
1858 I thought, for sure, they’d be more interested in the nudes. 1.1939 0.04508 98 81 15 2
1859 Let's see how long before they get museum legs and look for the bench? 1.1939 0.04508 98 81 15 2
1860 I shouldn't tell you this, but every painting smells like cheese. 1.1938 0.04273 129 109 15 5
1861 They came for the wine and cheese reception, stayed for the art. 1.1938 0.03980 129 107 19 3
1862 It's a nice change, but it's really messing with their maze work. 1.1935 0.04897 93 78 12 3
1863 I think they’re sophisticated enough now to teach them about cryptocurrencies. 1.1935 0.04387 124 105 14 5
1864 They aren't any different than us - pretending to understand what they are looking at. 1.1935 0.04652 93 77 14 2
1865 See, if you don't give them an exit they develop an interest. 1.1935 0.04897 93 78 12 3
1866 They don't do selfies, apparently. 1.1935 0.04652 93 77 14 2
1867 See how they do with the Dali. 1.1935 0.04077 124 103 18 3
1868 Let’s now try the three blind mice with the exhibit tour headsets. 1.1933 0.04349 119 100 15 4
1869 Strange that they find artwork so amazing. 1.1933 0.04349 119 100 15 4
1870 Oh great. You got a gaggle of former art museum Rodents. 1.1933 0.04008 119 98 19 2
1871 Monet and maze 1.1933 0.04182 119 99 17 3
1872 Well, I am glad someone likes my miniature landscapes. 1.1933 0.04349 119 100 15 4
1873 I think we have to build a gift shop. 1.1933 0.04349 119 100 15 4
1874 To improve a mouses' taste may be misunderstood. 1.1932 0.05075 88 74 11 3
1875 Well, I did wonder if my exhibition was too cheesy. 1.1931 0.04299 145 125 12 8
1876 They seem to prefer the Old Masters but we will know more after we put out the wine and cheese 1.1930 0.04109 114 94 18 2
1877 Our research question was "Can mice stroke their furry little chins?" 1.1930 0.04109 114 94 18 2
1878 Well, they do seem amazed. 1.1930 0.04471 114 96 14 4
1879 This Culture of Cheese exhibit is one way get new patrons. 1.1930 0.04294 114 95 16 3
1880 Why would anyone WANT to get out? 1.1930 0.04294 114 95 16 3
1881 Of course, they don’t know anything about art. But they know what they like. 1.1930 0.04471 114 96 14 4
1882 They’re all looking but no one’s buying. A perfect human analog. 1.1928 0.04985 83 69 12 2
1883 They seem to prefer the Renoir. 1.1927 0.04219 109 90 17 2
1884 Alright so they prefer Banksy and swiss cheese in the cafe... 1.1927 0.04785 109 93 11 5
1885 Amazing, isn't it? 1.1927 0.04416 109 91 15 3
1886 The only escape is through the gift shop. 1.1927 0.04416 109 91 15 3
1887 They are connosewer rats. 1.1927 0.04604 109 92 13 4
1888 Rats! A painting has gone missing! 1.1927 0.04416 109 91 15 3
1889 Definitive proof that fine art has a calming affect! 1.1927 0.04604 109 92 13 4
1890 Maybe they should be watching us. 1.1927 0.04604 109 92 13 4
1891 We’re testing to see if they can learn to avoid the gift shop. 1.1923 0.04548 104 87 14 3
1892 Ok, we will continue the experiment after the Hopper Exhibition is over. 1.1923 0.04548 104 87 14 3
1893 We found that we were able to really reduce their maze time by removing the viewing benches. 1.1923 0.04117 104 85 18 1
1894 The racist implications are staggering. 1.1923 0.04381 130 111 13 6
1895 So what if they’re slow? They’re woke. 1.1923 0.04548 104 87 14 3
1896 These are the renaissance rats. 1.1923 0.04749 104 88 12 4
1897 They seem to linger on the Rauschenberg,the Klimt,and the Mascarpone. 1.1923 0.04548 104 87 14 3
1898 Their goal is to find the gift shop. 1.1923 0.04243 130 110 15 5
1899 Hmm. They all think the Mona Lisa is smaller than they thought it would be 1.1920 0.04355 125 106 14 5
1900 This is interesting, but they still haven’t found the exit through the gift shop. 1.1920 0.04204 125 105 16 4
1901 The goal, ultimately, is to have them caption these for us. 1.1920 0.04500 125 107 12 6
1902 Let's see if using modern art will speed things up. 1.1919 0.04691 99 83 13 3
1903 Because we are a STEAM academy, with an A in it, that's why. 1.1919 0.05310 99 86 7 6
1904 Well, definitely this generation is more visually oriented. 1.1919 0.04466 99 82 15 2
1905 I really think they'd prefer seeing art at the Guggenheim, this place is such a maze. 1.1919 0.04466 99 82 15 2
1906 Maybe the art wasn’t such a great idea. 1.1917 0.03977 120 99 19 2
1907 Now we see what causes interest in art; endless hope for free wine and cheese 1.1917 0.04315 120 101 15 4
1908 And they use these tiny little brushes to paint them. 1.1917 0.03977 120 99 19 2
1909 Personally, I find Magritte pretty cheesy. 1.1917 0.04315 120 101 15 4
1910 We're testing their critical thinking 1.1917 0.04150 120 100 17 3
1911 Surprisingly, they prefer Manet over Monet. 1.1917 0.03977 120 99 19 2
1912 Apparently, everybody IS a critic. 1.1915 0.04351 94 77 16 1
1913 I call it "Portrait of a Ratist" 1.1915 0.03887 141 118 19 4
1914 It was only after they ate all the cheese at the opening, that they really began to appreciate the art. 1.1915 0.04607 94 78 14 2
1915 How is your mouseum doing? 1.1913 0.04604 115 98 12 5
1916 How’s the casting going for the part of Algernon? 1.1913 0.04767 115 99 10 6
1917 Let's stock the gift shop with a camembert and see if that speeds things up. 1.1913 0.04077 115 95 18 2
1918 I want to see what happens when they find out the cafe is closed for renovations. 1.1913 0.04435 115 97 14 4
1919 Now, let’s see what they buy in the gift shop. 1.1912 0.04111 136 115 16 5
1920 They're All Lost. 1.1910 0.05022 89 75 11 3
1921 First time running an experiment on nurture?” 1.1909 0.04184 110 91 17 2
1922 This experiment will pay for itself when they reach the gift shop. 1.1909 0.04184 110 91 17 2
1923 And I thought the only maize that would interest them is in a cornfield. 1.1909 0.04379 110 92 15 3
1924 Maze completion times are down, but appreciation of Abstract Expressionism has increased significantly. 1.1909 0.04745 110 94 11 5
1925 Once again, Jason has confused Monet and Manet. 1.1909 0.04565 110 93 13 4
1926 Impressive but the IKEA maze is next. 1.1909 0.04379 110 92 15 3
1927 Do you think they need audio guides? 1.1909 0.04917 110 95 9 6
1928 When the cat’s away, the mice look at art. 1.1909 0.04379 110 92 15 3
1929 My kids could’ve done this 1.1909 0.04184 110 91 17 2
1930 Not a single polo neck in this lot. What sort of critics have you invited? 1.1908 0.03447 131 106 25 0
1931 See? Anyone can become an art critic." 1.1908 0.03772 131 108 21 2
1932 Seems most prefer landscape mode. 1.1908 0.04213 131 111 15 5
1933 Should we try the abstract expressionists next, or go right to Banksy? 1.1905 0.04508 105 88 14 3
1934 Let's see what they do at the Guggenheim. 1.1905 0.04081 105 86 18 1
1935 I think we should have offered a cheese plater 1.1905 0.04018 126 105 18 3
1936 They don't seem to have a favorite, but they hate the ones with cats. 1.1905 0.04081 105 86 18 1
1937 Should we pair wine with their cheese? 1.1905 0.04173 126 106 16 4
1938 We're going to need a janitor. 1.1905 0.04300 105 87 16 2
1939 . . . yet none of them have figured out how to get to the gift shop. 1.1905 0.04707 105 89 12 4
1940 Where is the Swiss cheese hidden? 1.1905 0.04508 105 88 14 3
1941 After careful evaluation, it appears that they really don't give a rat's ass about any of the art. 1.1905 0.04081 105 86 18 1
1942 They have always liked French classical music. 1.1905 0.04081 105 86 18 1
1943 These cubist exhibits can be confusing. 1.1905 0.04173 126 106 16 4
1944 I said our detection system needs tweeking not squeeking. 1.1905 0.04081 105 86 18 1
1945 It just shows you a better mousetrap is possible 1.1905 0.04300 105 87 16 2
1946 They only suffer for the duration of the exhibition. 1.1905 0.04508 105 88 14 3
1947 They've figured out Baroque. Let's try Impressionism. 1.1905 0.04018 126 105 18 3
1948 The cartoonist detests confinement art. 1.1905 0.04467 126 108 12 6
1949 They seem partial to the Swiss Masters. 1.1905 0.04081 105 86 18 1
1950 The metric is no longer how long it takes to get through the maze; it's about how much they're willing to pay for something to go over their couch. 1.1901 0.03862 142 119 19 4
1951 What's the point? What's the damned point?! It keeps them off the streets, that's what!!!. 1.1901 0.04118 121 101 17 3
1952 These are the new guards for the Mona Lisa? Where is the painting? 1.1901 0.03769 121 99 21 1
1953 Yeah, but can they find the cheese? 1.1900 0.05064 100 86 9 5
1954 Well I would have to say that our new Mouseum of Art is a great success! 1.1900 0.04191 100 82 17 1
1955 Forget the cheese. What we need is a cat. 1.1900 0.04648 100 84 13 3
1956 Is this what you expected at a Rodint exhibition? 1.1897 0.04400 116 98 14 4
1957 Now that they've learned pretentiousness, it's time for the final maze. Activate their credit cards and release them in the gift shop. 1.1897 0.04729 116 100 10 6
1958 I thought the point was to lead them out of the maze. 1.1897 0.04400 116 98 14 4
1959 I still say rats have no culture. 1.1897 0.04400 116 98 14 4
1960 O.K., we'll hand them tiny pamphlets showing the layout." 1.1895 0.04802 95 80 12 3
1961 It's affectionately known as "The Museum of Marmot Art! 1.1895 0.04802 95 80 12 3
1962 So what does that prove? 1.1895 0.04310 95 78 16 1
1963 They are so snobby they probably read the New Yorker 1.1895 0.04802 95 80 12 3
1964 Can’t wait to see their dissertations. 1.1895 0.04310 95 78 16 1
1965 Where'd they get those little pictures? 1.1895 0.04802 95 80 12 3
1966 No. 3 and No. 7 have figured out that they have to pretend to like the artwork in order to get to the cheese board. 1.1895 0.05030 95 81 10 4
1967 It’s nice of them to hang these pictures up but frankly I preferred it when we just had to find the piece of cheese in the middle of the maze. 1.1895 0.04802 95 80 12 3
1968 It's the prototype for the Guggenheim. 1.1895 0.04563 95 79 14 2
1969 And I thought they would like the Kandinskys 1.1895 0.05247 95 82 8 5
1970 Who said they were all cubists? 1.1894 0.04043 132 111 17 4
1971 Remind me, what did we inject this group with? 1.1892 0.04343 111 93 15 3
1972 They haven't yet realized the wine and cheese is only during openings. 1.1892 0.04150 111 92 17 2
1973 The city rats have a knack for maze-running and artistic discourse. 1.1892 0.04705 111 95 11 5
1974 I think they're looking for the Mouset. 1.1892 0.04876 111 96 9 6
1975 So far, our subjects seem to be able to withstand a high level of pretentiousness. 1.1892 0.04343 111 93 15 3
1976 Black mice? Surely,the art world no longer sees color. 1.1892 0.03948 111 91 19 1
1977 You didn't tell me you were studying Micestros of Art. This maze could take a while. 1.1892 0.04150 111 92 17 2
1978 And the point of this experiment was......? 1.1892 0.04527 111 94 13 4
1979 So, how goes Rat Basel? 1.1892 0.04705 111 95 11 5
1980 I think we've reached critical mass. 1.1892 0.04150 111 92 17 2
1981 Next time let's disguise the glue traps as carpets rather than paintings. 1.1892 0.04343 111 93 15 3
1982 The data suggests that finding the cheese is much easier than finding next Picasso. 1.1890 0.03989 127 106 18 3
1983 This has gone much better than the Escher retrospective we curated. 1.1890 0.04143 127 107 16 4
1984 Our attendance is up since the Grandma Mouses exhibit! 1.1890 0.03829 127 105 20 2
1985 We're seeing appreciation, but not comprehension. Up the dose and remove the abstracts. 1.1889 0.05216 90 77 9 4
1986 The littlest mice definitely prefer minimalism. 1.1889 0.04970 90 76 11 3
1987 I still think it's the cheese at the reception that they really care about. 1.1889 0.04970 90 76 11 3
1988 The moment I see one of them watching Jeopardy, I'm pulling the plug on this whole thing. 1.1887 0.04854 106 91 10 5
1989 Amazing! Even after the guards left they’re still not touching the paintings 1.1887 0.04665 106 90 12 4
1990 We lost an artist who got too close while painting a wheat field with crows. 1.1887 0.04263 106 88 16 2
1991 Ketamine and Lion's Mane. 1.1887 0.04665 106 90 12 4
1992 Rodent dyslexia. They all thought it was a Rat Museum. 1.1887 0.04665 106 90 12 4
1993 They offered 3 pieces of cheddar for the whole lot. 1.1887 0.04263 106 88 16 2
1994 Now they'll never go back to cheese. 1.1885 0.04250 122 103 15 4
1995 They act much different when we offer them fromage. 1.1885 0.04250 122 103 15 4
1996 Don’t they know they’re competing against cash offers? 1.1885 0.04250 122 103 15 4
1997 This is how we keep the elephants out. 1.1885 0.04558 122 105 11 6
1998 They move through much faster without the benches. 1.1882 0.04878 85 71 12 2
1999 They clearly prefer Cezanne’s still-lifes over any of the Hoppers. 1.1882 0.04878 85 71 12 2
2000 Let's see if they're still interested in art if we put out a piece of cheese. 1.1881 0.04386 101 84 15 2
2001 What I see is a desperate search for the gift shop. 1.1881 0.03908 101 82 19 0
2002 If they exit through the gift shop they will find the cheese. 1.1881 0.04816 101 86 11 4
2003 Can any of us afford to live here? 1.1881 0.04816 101 86 11 4
2004 If we can teach rats to visit art galleries, hopefully we can teach humans too! 1.1881 0.04386 101 84 15 2
2005 They appear confused but I think they will figure it out. 1.1881 0.04606 101 85 13 3
2006 The mice clearly love the Beatrix Potter exhibit. 1.1880 0.04691 117 101 10 6
2007 The pictures are sequentially numbered to lead them out and they still can't do it. 1.1880 0.04365 117 99 14 4
2008 Do you think they know closing time is in 15 minutes? 1.1880 0.04014 117 97 18 2
2009 When you said you made exact replica of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, you weren't kidding. 1.1875 0.04260 128 109 14 5
2010 The rate at which they became pretentious was truly astounding! 1.1875 0.04490 112 95 13 4
2011 This new exhibit - it's really a mazing! 1.1875 0.04490 112 95 13 4
2012 This behavior is a direct result of feeding our subjects cultured cheese. 1.1875 0.04307 112 94 15 3
2013 Make a note for the catalogue. It's Seurat, not sewer rat. 1.1875 0.04756 96 81 12 3
2014 You should have seen ‘them at the last sculpture installation . 1.1875 0.04270 96 79 16 1
2015 We call it the Amazing MET. 1.1875 0.04307 112 94 15 3
2016 Next week they get to experience Burning Man! 1.1875 0.04116 112 93 17 2
2017 Let's go with the baked Brie. 1.1875 0.04756 96 81 12 3
2018 Do they like Picasso better than Turner? 1.1875 0.05403 96 84 6 6
2019 A definite preference for the Impressionists... 1.1875 0.05196 96 83 8 5
2020 This is seriously cheesy. 1.1875 0.04756 96 81 12 3
2021 Well, I'm convinced we need to add that gift shop. 1.1875 0.04756 96 81 12 3
2022 We find that a healthy work-life balance does wonders for their productivity in the lab. 1.1875 0.04270 96 79 16 1
2023 The white wine seems to have had little effect. 1.1875 0.04756 96 81 12 3
2024 The evolution accelerator serum helps confirm our hypothesis on the biological origins of art critics. 1.1875 0.04116 112 93 17 2
2025 Every review is the same —- REALLY CHEEZIE STUFF! 1.1875 0.03916 112 92 19 1
2026 Yes…but is it immersive enough? 1.1875 0.04519 96 80 14 2
2027 They're obviously smarter than humans. They haven't yet damaged any paintings. 1.1875 0.04307 112 94 15 3
2028 Interesting, they went through the modern art maze much faster 1.1875 0.04756 96 81 12 3
2029 It happened as soon as we put wine with the cheese. 1.1875 0.03938 144 122 17 5
2030 They're now demanding wine once they get the cheese. 1.1875 0.04307 112 94 15 3
2031 Have you noticed,they spend the most time at the van Dyck? 1.1875 0.04666 112 96 11 5
2032 The Gruyere Immersive Experience is starting to lure them in. 1.1875 0.03637 128 105 22 1
2033 So in same ways they are more intelligent than us, I see none of them brought a selfie-stick. 1.1871 0.04156 139 119 14 6
2034 It's unanimous, art supersedes science. 1.1870 0.03889 123 102 19 2
2035 Data’s simply amazing 1.1870 0.04057 123 103 17 3
2036 I call it the existential maze. Who the hell knows what it measures? 1.1869 0.04013 107 88 18 1
2037 Some Random Control Trials really are wild 1.1869 0.04625 107 91 12 4
2038 It's not a maze, it's a venue. 1.1869 0.04812 107 92 10 5
2039 Do you think the pictures were a mistake? 1.1869 0.04430 107 90 14 3
2040 Any theories as to why the city rats all pretend to like art more? 1.1869 0.04430 107 90 14 3
2041 They display an odd fixation with The Potato Eaters. 1.1869 0.04625 107 91 12 4
2042 I guess we shoudn't have decorated the maze with paintings of E. B. White's Templeton. 1.1869 0.04013 107 88 18 1
2043 Maybe something a little more abstract would move them. 1.1868 0.04396 91 75 15 1
2044 They find the exhibition amazing. 1.1868 0.04396 91 75 15 1
2045 We should do timed entry tickets for all our experiments. 1.1868 0.04920 91 77 11 3
2046 The most significant effect is a complete loss of interest in domestic cheese. 1.1868 0.04920 91 77 11 3
2047 They keep complaining the art is too representational. 1.1864 0.04161 118 99 16 3
2048 They seem to like the Banksy's best, especially one's with the funny little rats. 1.1864 0.04331 118 100 14 4
2049 After one week, they’ve lost interest in cheese and non-figurative art. 1.1863 0.04564 102 86 13 3
2050 Your really think they will chew the still life fruit first? 1.1863 0.04346 102 85 15 2
2051 I'm disturbed by the lack of diversity among our guests. 1.1863 0.04564 102 86 13 3
2052 Let's see how this plays out before we build the modern and contemporary maze. 1.1863 0.03874 102 83 19 0
2053 The breeding program worked better than we thought! 1.1863 0.04564 102 86 13 3
2054 So they’re trained in Art History? And you’re studying how well they do the job they ended up with? 1.1863 0.04564 102 86 13 3
2055 We expect them to stage climate protests soon. 1.1863 0.04971 102 88 9 5
2056 Amazing opening. 1.1863 0.04971 102 88 9 5
2057 I'm thinking Maslow is turning in his grave about now. 1.1863 0.04346 102 85 15 2
2058 If they make it through we give them a colorful little metal button. 1.1863 0.03874 102 83 19 0
2059 MOMO - Museum of Mouse Art 1.1860 0.04084 129 109 16 4
2060 Find the cheese. 1.1860 0.04370 129 111 12 6
2061 So clearly, this drug has made them really discriminating art critics. 1.1860 0.05101 86 73 10 3
2062 Should we be concerned about the one that was rejected from the art school? 1.1860 0.03611 129 106 22 1
2063 There had better be some Merlot with that cheese... 1.1860 0.05612 86 75 6 5
2064 It's not cheesy art, yet they seem amazed. 1.1860 0.04084 129 109 16 4
2065 Which artwork has the cheese? 1.1860 0.03775 129 107 20 2
2066 Surrealism collection is getting more views per rodent than any other genre. 1.1858 0.04272 113 95 15 3
2067 We need an abstract. 1.1858 0.04272 113 95 15 3
2068 Their taste in Impressionist art concerns me 1.1858 0.03885 113 93 19 1
2069 Yes. It's cute, but where did you hide the raisins? 1.1858 0.04453 113 96 13 4
2070 Their legs start giving out after 24 minutes 1.1858 0.04627 113 97 11 5
2071 well, look who's winning the culture wars! 1.1858 0.04083 113 94 17 2
2072 You'll find that our mice are in search of a deeper "cheese." 1.1858 0.04272 113 95 15 3
2073 I thought you said we were cruelty-free… 1.1858 0.04272 113 95 15 3
2074 Most studies overlook their keen sense of taste. 1.1856 0.04710 97 82 12 3
2075 I knew the pictures would slow them down , but I’m surprised that so many more volunteered for the experiment. 1.1856 0.04933 97 83 10 4
2076 The male species are looking for the exit 1.1856 0.04710 97 82 12 3
2077 I think this layout will work for our renovation of the Whitney. 1.1856 0.05146 97 84 8 5
2078 Not what I expected when I was hired to do taste research. 1.1856 0.04710 97 82 12 3
2079 They want people to like them. It won't work. 1.1856 0.04933 97 83 10 4
2080 Put in some benches. 1.1855 0.04340 124 106 13 5
2081 All we've discovered is that those mice with Art History majors prefer camembert and brie... 1.1855 0.04340 124 106 13 5
2082 It started after we used Banksy's art! 1.1852 0.04585 108 92 12 4
2083 After an hour they lose attention and start moving faster 1.1852 0.04685 81 67 13 1
2084 Who is the New Yorker art critic? 1.1852 0.04393 108 91 14 3
2085 The openings are always better attended when we offer the cheese platter. 1.1852 0.04191 108 90 16 2
2086 They've started asking for cheese to be put out after the exhibit, please. 1.1852 0.03818 135 113 19 3
2087 They all seem to like Banksy’s rat the best. 1.1852 0.04191 108 90 16 2
2088 Mouseum 1.1852 0.04770 108 93 10 5
2089 I think next week we should show them the Oscar winners 1.1852 0.03979 108 89 18 1
2090 They seem to spend 30 more seconds per painting when someone is watching. 1.1852 0.04393 108 91 14 3
2091 They are just lookers. 1.1849 0.04128 119 100 16 3
2092 The Dutch Masters simply don’t resonate as much as the aged goudas. 1.1848 0.04870 92 78 11 3
2093 This control group has money to buy. 1.1848 0.04619 92 77 13 2
2094 We may need to add some contemporary pieces to keep them moving… 1.1848 0.04619 92 77 13 2
2095 Observed: subjects prefer Dutch banquet scenes over Venetian nudes. 1.1848 0.05110 92 79 9 4
2096 Well, the mice are inspired by the artwork, are getting along, and they do not want to leave the gallery maze. Maybe we should bring art back into the schools. 1.1848 0.04870 92 78 11 3
2097 Next, we observe them in the Escher gallery. 1.1848 0.04870 92 78 11 3
2098 PETA said we can’t show them anymore Warhol. 1.1848 0.04352 92 76 15 1
2099 Rat & Art, day 3 of our essay on anagrams : still think "Dog & God" would have been funnier 1.1846 0.04474 130 113 10 7
2100 It's awesome to know that we're training the next generation of art critics. 1.1845 0.04729 103 88 11 4
2101 I bet they won't do well with the cubists. 1.1845 0.04523 103 87 13 3
2102 The Art Spiegelman exhibit always draws a big crowd. 1.1845 0.04729 103 88 11 4
2103 Let's try it with just three blind mice. 1.1845 0.04081 103 85 17 1
2104 PETA recommended the art to reduce maze anxiety 1.1845 0.04308 103 86 15 2
2105 I have no idea what Waldo even looks like in this context. 1.1845 0.04081 103 85 17 1
2106 There’s always an audience for cheesy art. 1.1845 0.04308 103 86 15 2
2107 Apparently, vermin have evolved into critics. 1.1845 0.04523 103 87 13 3
2108 How much for the one obsessed with Frida Kahlo? I must have her. 1.1844 0.04101 141 121 14 6
2109 We've determined that they're actually only interested in finding the cheese, but they feel obliged to maintain appearances. 1.1842 0.04050 114 95 17 2
2110 Who's studying who here? 1.1842 0.04589 114 98 11 5
2111 They continue to observe social distancing two years later. 1.1840 0.04156 125 106 15 4
2112 It's a trap, you're being framed! 1.1839 0.04486 87 72 14 1
2113 They always like the cheesy ones 1.1839 0.05047 87 74 10 3
2114 I guess cheesy pictures do have their fans. 1.1837 0.04435 98 82 14 2
2115 You'll notice, several mice prefer the early impressionist miniatures. 1.1837 0.04435 98 82 14 2
2116 Is one of them Banksy? 1.1837 0.04435 98 82 14 2
2117 Looks like they find the art work a-maze-ing. 1.1837 0.04435 98 82 14 2
2118 This after just one Intro to Art class? 1.1837 0.04886 98 84 10 4
2119 Classical art is more arresting than modern paintings. Who knew? 1.1837 0.04435 98 82 14 2
2120 These little guys will go to any wine and cheese event 1.1837 0.05097 98 85 8 5
2121 When do you think they'll realize that the exit is through the gift shop? 1.1837 0.04666 98 83 12 3
2122 We gave them so much cage enrichment, now they think the maze Is ‘All about the journey’’’” 1.1835 0.04156 109 91 16 2
2123 Invisible Wheel 1.1835 0.04355 109 92 14 3
2124 Surreal, indeed. 1.1835 0.04729 109 94 10 5
2125 ''Which one do you think will throw the tomato soup?'' 1.1835 0.04546 109 93 12 4
2126 Well, they sure seem lost in it to me. 1.1835 0.04355 109 92 14 3
2127 Do you think, they'll find out they're just copies? 1.1835 0.04729 109 94 10 5
2128 Everyone of them told me it's about the journey 1.1833 0.04425 120 103 12 5
2129 Remarkable. Even dumb lab rats are capable of becoming art critics. 1.1832 0.04169 131 112 14 5
2130 Just as I suspected. Even the smart rats can’t spot which ones are made by AI.” 1.1829 0.05243 82 70 9 3
2131 We took the phones away for a few days and look, it's A-mazing 1.1829 0.05522 82 71 7 4
2132 Note to membership department: they’ll come for the cheese, then stay for the art. 1.1828 0.04573 93 78 13 2
2133 I think we should have just used traps. 1.1828 0.04573 93 78 13 2
2134 The favorite seems to be Still Life with Cheese 1.1828 0.05058 93 80 9 4
2135 They definitely prefer art to science. 1.1828 0.05058 93 80 9 4
2136 If you ask me, it looks like you’ve found a way to slow down the Rat Race! 1.1828 0.04573 93 78 13 2
2137 Okay, now let's try the Picassos. They're not so cheesy. 1.1828 0.04822 93 79 11 3
2138 At last, we have a laboratory model of the museum experience. My hypothesis is that the males will want to leave before the females. 1.1828 0.05058 93 80 9 4
2139 He's spending an awful lot of time in front of that Caravaggio." 1.1828 0.05058 93 80 9 4
2140 Turns out they don't appreciate cheesy art. 1.1827 0.04687 104 89 11 4
2141 They're going through the motions, but I don't know if they understand it. 1.1827 0.04270 104 87 15 2
2142 I hypothesize that they have an expectation of being served cheese... 1.1827 0.04483 104 88 13 3
2143 Now, if we could only apply these findings toward humans. 1.1827 0.04270 104 87 15 2
2144 I submit that the very idea of an experiment measuring pretentiousness is thoroughly vainglorious. 1.1827 0.04270 104 87 15 2
2145 As always, the only exit is through the gift shop. 1.1827 0.04045 104 86 17 1
2146 Finally, a science project my mother refused to help with! 1.1827 0.04687 104 89 11 4
2147 They've developed an affinity for culture beyond cheese 1.1827 0.04270 104 87 15 2
2148 They don’t really get lost until they hit Cubism. 1.1827 0.04882 104 90 9 5
2149 Don't draw any conclusions until we’ve read their field trip reports. 1.1827 0.04045 104 86 17 1
2150 If they prefer realism, add a museum store. 1.1827 0.04483 104 88 13 3
2151 They're all looking for two bedrooms with a doorman and a river view. 1.1827 0.04270 104 87 15 2
2152 I agree it’s adorable, but is it art? 1.1827 0.04483 104 88 13 3
2153 Did they begin to exit the maze before or after the portraits went up? 1.1827 0.03807 104 85 19 0
2154 The wine and cheese maze experiment is yielding fascinating results. 1.1827 0.04045 104 86 17 1
2155 It appears the majority of the respondents prefer paintings from the French Second Empire. 1.1827 0.04687 104 89 11 4
2156 They did say the show would be amaze-ing. 1.1826 0.04552 115 99 11 5
2157 This is what you get with experienced lab rats... 1.1826 0.04204 115 97 15 3
2158 They were tired of the rat race. 1.1826 0.04552 115 99 11 5
2159 The blind ones seem to prefer those that are chewy. 1.1825 0.03805 126 105 19 2
2160 Amazing new research on the relationship between art and science. 1.1825 0.03805 126 105 19 2
2161 Next stop, IKEA! 1.1825 0.04125 126 107 15 4
2162 If only Piaget had lived long enough to see this. 1.1818 0.04795 77 64 12 1
2163 Tom?Is that you?!? 1.1818 0.04066 121 102 16 3
2164 When the MONA LISA is put in, they all crowd around it. 1.1818 0.04319 110 93 14 3
2165 Apparently, the effects of Chardonnay are stronger than we thought. 1.1818 0.04121 110 92 16 2
2166 So, no Camembert. Back to American. 1.1818 0.03998 132 112 16 4
2167 They overheard one of my art history podcasts and now they’re aaaall experts. 1.1818 0.04121 110 92 16 2
2168 They have learned to appreciate art all right, but getting them to wear a black turtleneck and hold a glass of Pinot Gris has proven to be the hard part. 1.1818 0.04121 110 92 16 2
2169 They used to go straight for the Monet's but in this trial they have a new appreciation for Rothko. 1.1818 0.04840 99 85 10 4
2170 I told you they’d show up if we pronounced his name as “Sewer Rat” 1.1818 0.05048 99 86 8 5
2171 How can it be an accurate test if they don’t have iPhones? 1.1818 0.04393 99 83 14 2
2172 Have you seen my shrooms? 1.1818 0.04508 110 94 12 4
2173 Ce n'est pas un labyrinthe. 1.1818 0.05048 99 86 8 5
2174 Maze Number Four - Post-Impressionism, longest contemplation rate to date. 1.1818 0.04840 99 85 10 4
2175 3 Renaissance, 3 Modern and 3 Escapees 1.1818 0.04121 110 92 16 2
2176 All the painting are by Rodant. 1.1810 0.04170 116 98 15 3
2177 Do you really think this is the best way to evaluate our art collection? 1.1810 0.04346 116 99 13 4
2178 This one nodding and smirking looks especially intelligent 1.1810 0.03986 116 97 17 2
2179 "Most are just sniffing around for the wine and cheese bar." 1.1810 0.03794 116 96 19 1
2180 Now they only go for the cheese if there's wine included." 1.1810 0.04232 105 88 15 2
2181 You can lead a rat to culture but you can't make them think. 1.1810 0.04645 105 90 11 4
2182 Are they starting to show any signs of cultural elitism? 1.1810 0.04232 105 88 15 2
2183 You've done good work here. Now, how's the Dali hamster wheel coming? 1.1810 0.04232 105 88 15 2
2184 Funny, they all like Thomas Kinkade. 1.1810 0.04010 105 87 17 1
2185 So, E.B. White screened and selected these mice?! 1.1810 0.04645 105 90 11 4
2186 Apparently they don't understand modern art either. 1.1810 0.04645 105 90 11 4
2187 Our preliminary findings indicate everybody's a critic. 1.1810 0.04232 105 88 15 2
2188 It seems they like The Hudson Vally School of art the best 1.1809 0.04774 94 80 11 3
2189 They’ve really developed a taste for culture. Pity we have to dissect them. 1.1809 0.04774 94 80 11 3
2190 I've been advising them to step away from the 'rat-race' and appreciate their surroundings. 1.1809 0.04774 94 80 11 3
2191 Renaissance mice. Who knew? 1.1809 0.05008 94 81 9 4
2192 "Something's different about them ever since we gave 'em that Camembert." 1.1809 0.04774 94 80 11 3
2193 For sure, at least six of them aren't blind. 1.1809 0.04774 94 80 11 3
2194 I think the Humanities Department is edging us out in this one. 1.1809 0.04774 94 80 11 3
2195 My five-year-old could have studied this. 1.1803 0.04035 122 103 16 3
2196 Where is the wheelchair access? 1.1803 0.03684 122 101 20 1
2197 Who knew that they liked art? 1.1803 0.04199 122 104 14 4
2198 Have you tried “Scratch and sniff” 1.1803 0.04035 122 103 16 3
2199 The next experiment will be an IKEA 1.1802 0.04470 111 95 12 4
2200 They better wrap it up, the test cats are next. 1.1802 0.04650 111 96 10 5
2201 It’s clear that they favor Georges Sewr-rat 1.1800 0.04795 100 86 10 4
2202 When it comes to viewing art, we're all just rats in a maze. 1.1800 0.04353 100 84 14 2
2203 They are watching. Quick - gaze at the paintings! 1.1800 0.04795 100 86 10 4
2204 Great gene project. These guys have successfully reached the top level of Mouslow's Hierarchy of Needs. 1.1800 0.04579 100 85 12 3
2205 This is why I'm vegan. 1.1800 0.04795 100 86 10 4
2206 Now all we need are some tiny glasses of chardonnay 1.1800 0.04115 100 83 16 1
2207 Something’s amiss here.” l.d. soderlind, st.louis park, mn 1.1800 0.05001 100 87 8 5
2208 Oh, looks like they've upgraded to appreciating the finer things in life" 1.1800 0.04795 100 86 10 4
2209 Maybe we should have kept the impressionists. 1.1800 0.04353 100 84 14 2
2210 Yes... the data is clear. They're attracted to Impressionism and repelled by Abstract Expressionism. 1.1800 0.04579 100 85 12 3
2211 We show them Ratatouille first. Keeps them from eating the art. 1.1798 0.04941 89 76 10 3
2212 Once again, the favorite seems to be Still Life with Cheese. 1.1798 0.04676 89 75 12 2
2213 ‘Mice at the Museum’. Your welcome Hollywood. 1.1797 0.04214 128 110 13 5
2214 I told you that the salon style hanging was confusing. 1.1797 0.03911 128 108 17 3
2215 Not one of them is an escape artist! 1.1797 0.04358 128 111 11 6
2216 ...amazing behavior. 1.1795 0.04137 117 99 15 3
2217 Do you think it's the fish oil or kale? 1.1795 0.05078 78 66 10 2
2218 It’s obvious by now that they’ll never agreed on which painting gets the blue ribbon. 1.1792 0.04196 106 89 15 2
2219 I know. You know. They know. The exhibit is cheesy. 1.1792 0.04604 106 91 11 4
2220 Any predictions on who’ll be the first to identify the Van Gough? 1.1792 0.04405 106 90 13 3
2221 Switching from cheddar to Camembert has had quite the effect. 1.1792 0.04196 106 89 15 2
2222 That one has a can of tomato soup?! 1.1792 0.04405 106 90 13 3
2223 We got a grant to determine which paintings were the cheesiest. 1.1792 0.04196 106 89 15 2
2224 Studies show they're quickest exiting the Guggenheim 1.1792 0.04405 106 90 13 3
2225 Soon we will know how much cheese they think a wrk of art is worth. 1.1789 0.04227 95 79 15 1
2226 How can they still not understand what the red dots mean? 1.1789 0.04227 95 79 15 1
2227 This is much more popular than the ‘Egyptian Cats’ exhibit we had here last month. 1.1789 0.04728 95 81 11 3
2228 They seem to be gravitating towards the Gruyère... 1.1789 0.04227 95 79 15 1
2229 Surprising! Cezanne's "Still Life with Cheese" isn't as popular as Van Gogh's "Irises". 1.1789 0.04959 95 82 9 4
2230 It used to be filled with phones but then they never left. 1.1789 0.04227 95 79 15 1
2231 Professor Smith calls it BS-V.213 but all of us in the lab call it the Whitney. 1.1789 0.04484 95 80 13 2
2232 They asked for a grant to make it more interesting. 1.1789 0.04484 95 80 13 2
2233 As soon as they find the gift shop, they’ll be able to solve this maze in no time! 1.1789 0.04728 95 81 11 3
2234 They will determine what the public will be allow to view. 1.1789 0.03835 123 103 18 2
2235 You'll notice that not a single one is using their phone 1.1789 0.03835 123 103 18 2
2236 Is it time for the wine and cheese? 1.1786 0.03551 140 117 21 2
2237 Not that into the Mona Lisa, are they? 1.1786 0.04433 112 96 12 4
2238 What's next? Front row seats to see Die Fledermaus at the opera? 1.1786 0.05658 84 74 5 5
2239 These have got to be the rats from that AI lab 1.1782 0.04750 101 87 10 4
2240 Sorry, I still think they are just looking for the gift shop. 1.1782 0.04313 101 85 14 2
2241 Has anyone found the cheese doodle yet? 1.1782 0.04954 101 88 8 5
2242 Wow, they're pretty stuck-up, huh? 1.1782 0.04537 101 86 12 3
2243 OK - I think they're ready for the gift shop 1.1782 0.04077 101 84 16 1
2244 They got the white coat and tails memo. 1.1782 0.04313 101 85 14 2
2245 Maybe the art was a mistake. 1.1782 0.04077 101 84 16 1
2246 Oh, I thought you said you wanted to test a drug that would make Monet! 1.1780 0.04105 118 100 15 3
2247 They seem to back up at the Stanley George Miller painting. 1.1780 0.03924 118 99 17 2
2248 Tell the next testing group they're going to need camembert 1.1780 0.03735 118 98 19 1
2249 They have the cheese but not the wine. 1.1780 0.04444 118 102 11 5
2250 Good thing we ditched the Pollock's. Those really slowed 'em down. 1.1778 0.04628 90 76 12 2
2251 Haven't sold a single one yet... 1.1778 0.04628 90 76 12 2
2252 This proves it... the three blind mice were faking it. 1.1778 0.04350 90 75 14 1
2253 Yes, the rats are responding much better to the Euro-trash. 1.1776 0.04367 107 91 13 3
2254 The smarter rats wanted more. 1.1776 0.04367 107 91 13 3
2255 Well, this morning we swapped their usual cheddar for an aged mimolette... 1.1776 0.04160 107 90 15 2
2256 If we can just reproduce these results with the Chinese Hamsters and African Gerbils, then I think we can safely say we've nailed art. 1.1776 0.04367 107 91 13 3
2257 Be sure to add "art appreciation" to their normal behavior. 1.1774 0.03975 124 105 16 3
2258 I thought I'd found my audience, but not even a nibble. 1.1774 0.03806 124 104 18 2
2259 Here you can see the rats responding to 10mg of THC. 1.1771 0.04682 96 82 11 3
2260 Who would have thought they like Cheesy Art? 1.1771 0.04441 96 81 13 2
2261 Incontrovertible proof that the art on the walls is cheesier than the actual cheese that was placed at the end of the maze. 1.1771 0.04441 96 81 13 2
2262 Rat art or rat tat? Come in. 1.1771 0.03917 96 79 17 0
2263 Each painting is embedded with a different kind of grated cheese. 1.1771 0.04441 96 81 13 2
2264 I told you that Mouseorgsky's Pictures at Exhibition would be a hit. 1.1771 0.04682 96 82 11 3
2265 Some opening; they loved the cheese -hated the wine! 1.1771 0.04441 96 81 13 2
2266 "Yes, they like the paintings--at least half of them have begun chewing them." 1.1771 0.04441 96 81 13 2
2267 They definitely prefer free admission days. 1.1771 0.04441 96 81 13 2
2268 Our grant is from Sotheby's, we put an outrageous price next to random pictures to see if it generates greater interest. 1.1770 0.04396 113 97 12 4
2269 I wish they'd just Van Gogh already! 1.1770 0.04396 113 97 12 4
2270 Paintings for Algernon’s offspring? So far, so good. 1.1770 0.04572 113 98 10 5
2271 They only take up this strange behavior when they’re in view of each other. 1.1770 0.03819 113 94 18 1
2272 We have to run the statistics, but they seem to have a strong preference for American Realism 1.1770 0.04021 113 95 16 2
2273 This retrospective is amazing! 1.1770 0.04213 113 96 14 3
2274 They're not as frantic since we implemented a timed ticket entry system. 1.1770 0.03606 113 93 20 0
2275 The art of the trap. 1.1770 0.04572 113 98 10 5
2276 I find raising aristorats very demanding. 1.1770 0.04021 113 95 16 2
2277 Totally--a--maz(e)ing! 1.1769 0.03856 130 110 17 3
2278 None is close to the Vermeer. 1.1769 0.04007 130 111 15 4
2279 I prefer to call it “Amaze”. 1.1769 0.04007 130 111 15 4
2280 Odd, they seem to favor post-modernism over cheese. 1.1765 0.04786 85 72 11 2
2281 But if they are so contemplative, why did they eat Warhol's cans? 1.1765 0.04496 102 87 12 3
2282 If they get through, tourists ought to be able to get out. 1.1765 0.04159 85 70 15 0
2283 Even mice are confused in a museum. 1.1765 0.04244 119 102 13 4
2284 We're producing an Original Banksy app. 1.1765 0.04409 119 103 11 5
2285 When 'Lab Rats' decide to go upscale, they don't screw around, do they? 1.1765 0.03894 119 100 17 2
2286 Impressive, except I don't think the younger mice realize theses are all just prints. 1.1765 0.04275 102 86 14 2
2287 And instead of cheese at the end there'll be a gift shop. 1.1765 0.03793 102 84 18 0
2288 The art gives them a feeling of inadequacy. The better mouse trap indeed. 1.1765 0.04275 102 86 14 2
2289 Our next experiment will be a casino. 1.1765 0.04496 102 87 12 3
2290 How to appreciate art like a mouse: get lost in the maze of beauty! 1.1765 0.04707 102 88 10 4
2291 Regardless of the species,they always look for the food court. 1.1765 0.04275 102 86 14 2
2292 Controllers of the Simulation 1.1765 0.03793 102 84 18 0
2293 If only we could get humans to be this orderly... 1.1765 0.04786 85 72 11 2
2294 Call the exterminator. 1.1765 0.04073 119 101 15 3
2295 Let me know as soon as the first one says “They call that art? My second-grader could do that!” 1.1765 0.03793 102 84 18 0
2296 I told you the art was cheesy. 1.1765 0.04496 102 87 12 3
2297 There’s a wine and cheese reception after. 1.1765 0.04041 102 85 16 1
2298 My pics attract the smart ones. 1.1765 0.04496 102 87 12 3
2299 I think it's working. None of them are taking selfies. 1.1765 0.04707 102 88 10 4
2300 The paintings escaped from the Farmers Market. 1.1765 0.04041 102 85 16 1
2301 They're obviously unmotivated by the exit through the gift shop. 1.1765 0.04041 102 85 16 1
2302 I see the cheese has been replaced with a charcuterie board 1.1765 0.04909 102 89 8 5
2303 They really seem to prefer the Impressionists... 1.1760 0.03778 125 105 18 2
2304 These mice are amazing. 1.1760 0.04260 125 108 12 5
2305 As expected, they're attracted to the cheesiest works. 1.1760 0.04106 125 107 14 4
2306 I told you we should have stayed with cat videos. 1.1759 0.04329 108 92 13 3
2307 It's clear they've learned that curiosity killed the cat. 1.1759 0.04329 108 92 13 3
2308 I bet they'd rather be staring at a hole in the wall. 1.1759 0.04329 108 92 13 3
2309 The cheese plate offered at the vernissage was so bad that the mice gave up eating and decided to look at art instead 1.1758 0.05086 91 79 8 4
2310 I guess our DNA isn’t that similar after all. 1.1758 0.04581 91 77 12 2
2311 They still haven’t figured out how to avoid the gift shop. 1.1758 0.04581 91 77 12 2
2312 They’ve gotten through American Modernism easily enough, but they’re all getting hung up right around Roy Liechtenstein. 1.1758 0.04306 91 76 14 1
2313 Paintings by Kraft,Sargenti,and Cabot are drawing the most interest. 1.1758 0.04840 91 78 10 3
2314 I wonder what would happen if we added a gift shop? 1.1756 0.03829 131 111 17 3
2315 As you can see, my art exhibition is avant garde and yet a bit cheesy. 1.1754 0.04360 114 98 12 4
2316 Slowest maze run ever! Who knew art was addictive? 1.1754 0.04360 114 98 12 4
2317 Next run, let’s try a gift store at the exit. 1.1754 0.03988 114 96 16 2
2318 They wander aimlessly even more now than in the Walmart maze. 1.1754 0.03988 114 96 16 2
2319 Curiously, none of them have a taste for the surreal. 1.1754 0.03988 114 96 16 2
2320 They seem to like it but I don't think much of Barbie's taste 1.1753 0.04148 97 81 15 1
2321 I know it’s hard to hold their interest in anything other than food, but I really think we’ve done it this time. 1.1753 0.04637 97 83 11 3
2322 What happen at night? 1.1753 0.04148 97 81 15 1
2323 I told you we’re not the only art lovers. 1.1753 0.04399 97 82 13 2
2324 Do you think we'll get approval for human experimentation? 1.1753 0.04148 97 81 15 1
2325 I‘ ve got my money on Minnie. 1.1753 0.04399 97 82 13 2
2326 They're still having trouble finding the gift shop. 1.1750 0.03864 120 101 17 2
2327 Sure, but I don’t think they GET it... 1.1750 0.04042 120 102 15 3
2328 One of them asked me if there was anywhere you could get a cheese sandwich. 1.1750 0.05270 80 69 8 3
2329 Yes, but only one cubicle is rent-controlled. 1.1750 0.04042 120 102 15 3
2330 It means nothing - they don't even know the difference between Abstract Expressionism and Social Realism. 1.1750 0.04211 120 103 13 4
2331 Word must have gotten out... they're all avoiding American Gothic. 1.1750 0.03864 120 101 17 2
2332 The ones who like Van Gogh think they're better than the other mice. 1.1748 0.04236 103 87 14 2
2333 They don’t see any mice that look like they look. It’s as if they do not exist in this gallery. 1.1748 0.04664 103 89 10 4
2334 They don't know the Mona Lisa is in the Louvre. 1.1748 0.04236 103 87 14 2
2335 they're more better behaved than alot of human museum-goers 1.1748 0.04236 103 87 14 2
2336 Shocking that the gym rats also appreciate fine art. 1.1748 0.04005 103 86 16 1
2337 It's the same as the other fine hundred forty three trials. Bipedal mice would rather critique art than eat cheese. 1.1748 0.04236 103 87 14 2
2338 Now if we can only get them to exit through the gift shop. 1.1748 0.03760 103 85 18 0
2339 Since we hung the pictures they seem to have interest in finding the way out. 1.1748 0.04236 103 87 14 2
2340 My scientific conclusion: mice like art that is cheesy. 1.1748 0.03760 103 85 18 0
2341 Paintings seem to confuse them. Generally speaking, rats prefer the Rodent sculptures. 1.1746 0.03578 126 105 20 1
2342 It’s a new strain of mice that are just not challenged by a giant hunk of cheese. 1.1744 0.04734 86 73 11 2
2343 Looks like the proof is in: "there's no accounting for taste". 1.1744 0.04436 86 72 13 1
2344 I think adding a gift shop may help move them along. 1.1744 0.04734 86 73 11 2
2345 So what if it's preclinical? That one at the Monet looks ready to make a buy. 1.1744 0.04436 86 72 13 1
2346 Is that. . . Julius Cheeser? 1.1743 0.04486 109 94 11 4
2347 Honestly, I think they only come to these openings for the hors d’oeuvres. 1.1743 0.04090 109 92 15 2
2348 The art contains clues to being able to solve the maze. 1.1743 0.04090 109 92 15 2
2349 We’ll, THAT hypothesis was off! 1.1743 0.03876 109 91 17 1
2350 And they're absolutely convinced that they are discerning art patrons at a real art gallery? 1.1743 0.04292 109 93 13 3
2351 Okay, this is what we tell the board: The subjects displayed a strong preference for non timed entries. 1.1743 0.04292 109 93 13 3
2352 Ceci n’est pas une galerie. 1.1743 0.04671 109 95 9 5
2353 They seem to have lost interest in finding the cheese, and in the works of Mark Rothko. 1.1743 0.04090 109 92 15 2
2354 If you give the mice some art, they are going to ask for a glass of wine. 1.1743 0.04486 109 94 11 4
2355 Next time let's try abstract expressionist. 1.1743 0.04292 109 93 13 3
2356 They're lost in their own thoughts. 1.1743 0.04090 109 92 15 2
2357 It's become less about the cheese and more about the journey. 1.1739 0.04498 115 100 10 5
2358 The are mentallychalnged py the painting 1.1739 0.04535 92 78 12 2
2359 They do behave better when they know they can get something from the gift shop! 1.1739 0.04535 92 78 12 2
2360 The most robust finding is an increased preference for pinot. 1.1739 0.04535 92 78 12 2
2361 I am not a micist! 1.1739 0.03956 115 97 16 2
2362 For my thesis, I present: Rats in A-maze-ment. 1.1739 0.04325 115 99 12 4
2363 Do you know if it’s a Monet or a Manet? 1.1739 0.04325 115 99 12 4
2364 Next, we're taking them to the Aquarium, right? 1.1739 0.03956 115 97 16 2
2365 Time to introduce the docent. 1.1739 0.03973 92 76 16 0
2366 I believe the opening is a success considering we forgot the wine and cheese. 1.1739 0.03956 115 97 16 2
2367 The Met's legal team pushed for an animal study. 1.1736 0.04340 121 105 11 5
2368 Let's see what will sell at Art Basel 2024. 1.1736 0.04496 121 106 9 6
2369 We should have exhibited Art Spiegelman 1.1735 0.05030 98 86 7 5
2370 It’s a draw between expression and realism. 1.1735 0.04109 98 82 15 1
2371 And to think, all we needed to fix Algernon-Gordon was a little Monet. 1.1735 0.04593 98 84 11 3
2372 There was a lab leak. Now EVERYONE's a critic. 1.1735 0.04358 98 83 13 2
2373 They're taking much more time than they did with the Rothko exhibit, that's for sure. 1.1735 0.04109 98 82 15 1
2374 Who cares if they like the art; why aren't they going to the gift shop? 1.1735 0.04358 98 83 13 2
2375 Algernon would be proud. 1.1735 0.04593 98 84 11 3
2376 It was inevitable after the wine and cheese maze. 1.1735 0.04109 98 82 15 1
2377 Even if they get lost, they can still find themselves through the art. 1.1735 0.04358 98 83 13 2
2378 Welp, the van Dyck has been completely nibbled away. 1.1735 0.04109 98 82 15 1
2379 They're devolving. That one just took a flash selfie. 1.1735 0.04109 98 82 15 1
2380 They are still just looking for pictures of cheese! 1.1735 0.04358 98 83 13 2
2381 They're enjoying art and we're stuck doing mindless tasks 1.1735 0.04593 98 84 11 3
2382 OK, so how many RSVP's for the wine and cheese reception? 1.1735 0.04358 98 83 13 2
2383 Remember, they’ll want a nice wine with their cheese. 1.1735 0.04816 98 85 9 4
2384 They don't seem to be able to spot the fakes--excellent! 1.1732 0.03552 127 106 20 1
2385 Turns out the reward isn't always at the end of the maze. 1.1732 0.03371 127 105 22 0
2386 Start making your way to the exits. The gallery will slam shut in five seconds. 1.1731 0.04199 104 88 14 2
2387 And we’ll mark the ones who think the work is ‘derivative’.” 1.1731 0.03970 104 87 16 1
2388 They appear to be gravitating toward the cheesiest parts of the exhibition. 1.1731 0.04199 104 88 14 2
2389 They’re over-critiquing. 1.1731 0.04199 104 88 14 2
2390 That one’s looking for the gift shop. 1.1731 0.04199 104 88 14 2
2391 They seem to like the mazeum. 1.1731 0.03970 104 87 16 1
2392 That’s the artisanal cheese for you! 1.1731 0.04199 104 88 14 2
2393 I thought we bred them to have better taste. 1.1731 0.04415 104 89 12 3
2394 Well what else would you expect cultured lab mice to do? 1.1731 0.04622 104 90 10 4
2395 They seem to be slowed down by the Munch and Rodins. 1.1728 0.04903 81 69 10 2
2396 That’s true it is slowing them down a bit in the maze, but also appears to be broadening their pallet for van Gogh. 1.1727 0.04055 110 93 15 2
2397 Who sent these mice to reading classes? 1.1727 0.04256 110 94 13 3
2398 They seem to enjoy cheese cubism best. 1.1727 0.04448 110 95 11 4
2399 Interesting. Now introduce the field trip and tourist mice and see how much they enjoy it. 1.1727 0.04055 110 93 15 2
2400 I knew you weren’t using field mice, but this is ridiculous! 1.1727 0.04055 110 93 15 2
2401 They demonstrate that rat is an anagram of art. 1.1727 0.04256 110 94 13 3
2402 I don’t know what these mice see in us 1.1727 0.04055 110 93 15 2
2403 Now we just need them to figure out how to scan the QR code for the map. 1.1727 0.04055 110 93 15 2
2404 I want them to be lost in the landscapes. 1.1724 0.04112 116 99 14 3
2405 Wow! They came for the cheese and now they're cultured. 1.1724 0.04684 87 74 11 2
2406 Who moved my cheese? 1.1724 0.04290 116 100 12 4
2407 They seem torn between Dutch still lifes of cheese and the portrayals of Mickey and Minnie sharing a toke. 1.1724 0.04461 116 101 10 5
2408 We got a million dollars from the government to study this ? Brilliant ! 1.1724 0.03729 116 97 18 1
2409 The maze is easy. The paintings are harder to figure out. 1.1724 0.03729 116 97 18 1
2410 truly amazed! 1.1724 0.04961 87 75 9 3
2411 So where do we note which ones are feigning interest in hopes of attracting a mate, which are considering looking for the rest rooms, and which are wondering just when it would be respectable to take off for the gift shop and restaurant? 1.1724 0.05223 87 76 7 4
2412 I'm still disappointed. Not a single one has given the slightest sign of recognizing these as reproductions. 1.1724 0.03729 116 97 18 1
2413 Have they found the one with cheese ? 1.1724 0.04290 116 100 12 4
2414 And you say they didn't pause at all in the modern wing -- just scurried right through? 1.1724 0.03925 116 98 16 2
2415 Who’s the dyslexic designer of the Rat Museum experiment? 1.1721 0.03624 122 102 19 1
2416 The fine art chip seems to work. Now, let’s insert the birth control chip. 1.1721 0.04147 122 105 13 4
2417 Let them enjoy it. The folks from the lab will be here soon. 1.1720 0.04490 93 79 12 2
2418 Do you really think this will convince the NEA to fund us? 1.1720 0.04490 93 79 12 2
2419 The philistines always finish the maze first. 1.1720 0.04490 93 79 12 2
2420 It is interesting to see which way they van Gogh... 1.1720 0.03935 93 77 16 0
2421 They completed the modern art maze more quickly. 1.1720 0.04490 93 79 12 2
2422 Portraits are edging out Landscapes. 1.1720 0.04490 93 79 12 2
2423 Okay, but how do they feel about NFTs? 1.1720 0.03935 93 77 16 0
2424 I hope they don't find this cheesy. 1.1720 0.04983 93 81 8 4
2425 One small step for us, one giant leap for mice. 1.1720 0.04743 93 80 10 3
2426 I ordered a Rodin exhibition not an exhibition for rodents. 1.1720 0.04983 93 81 8 4
2427 It all started when I hired an art history major as a lab assistant 1.1720 0.03935 93 77 16 0
2428 I'm delighted they're enjoying the show, but how are we going to tell them there's no wine and cheese at the reception? 1.1720 0.03935 93 77 16 0
2429 This is real state of the art research! 1.1720 0.04221 93 78 14 1
2430 They are less enthusiastic about the ones created by RatGPT 1.1720 0.04983 93 81 8 4
2431 But what does it mean? 1.1717 0.04317 99 84 13 2
2432 This is one way to keep them out of the New York streets 1.1717 0.04071 99 83 15 1
2433 Looks like the societal pressure to linger meaningfully over each painting is stronger than their will to find a way out. 1.1717 0.04771 99 86 9 4
2434 We insert a tiny chip and they all become art critics? 1.1717 0.04317 99 84 13 2
2435 Note their feigned indifference to representations of cheese. 1.1717 0.04317 99 84 13 2
2436 Hum. Maybe it was a mistake to leave out the cheese. 1.1714 0.04376 105 90 12 3
2437 Their early work is noted for the intensity to detail 1.1714 0.04581 105 91 10 4
2438 See, the vegan mice don’t need cheese to make it through the maze, just a good art show. 1.1714 0.04376 105 90 12 3
2439 This exhibition is so overratted. 1.1714 0.03936 105 88 16 1
2440 They were only supposed to find the cheese. 1.1714 0.04376 105 90 12 3
2441 Who knew? 1.1714 0.04376 105 90 12 3
2442 They are engaged with the pictures showing cheese. 1.1714 0.04162 105 89 14 2
2443 Jerry, why are they always watching us? Humans are voyeurs” 1.1714 0.03936 105 88 16 1
2444 Uh oh -- This mouse trap only works for fine arts majors. 1.1714 0.03936 105 88 16 1
2445 We blew it. This art gallery reception has no snacks. 1.1712 0.04220 111 95 13 3
2446 How fascinating that their drawn to early rodent folk art over the surrealist dripping cheese works. 1.1712 0.04022 111 94 15 2
2447 IS this a impressionist painting? 1.1712 0.04220 111 95 13 3
2448 The Lab's staff portraits seem to really grab their attention. 1.1712 0.04410 111 96 11 4
2449 The art maze was a bad idea. The results are varied and it's taking too long! 1.1712 0.04022 111 94 15 2
2450 We tried abstract pieces- they just walked by in confusion. 1.1712 0.04022 111 94 15 2
2451 One can see the influence of the Italian Renaissance in this painting's use of chiaroscuro and attention to anatomical detail. It's a shame so few contemporary artists have mastered these techniques. 1.1712 0.04220 111 95 13 3
2452 Those are the cheeseiest pictures I've ever seen. 1.1712 0.03591 111 92 19 0
2453 The smart ones go for the Van Gogh 1.1712 0.03813 111 93 17 1
2454 Another remake of the Thomouse Crown Affair? 1.1709 0.03700 117 98 18 1
2455 Only the three blind ones have made it through so far! 1.1707 0.05434 82 72 6 4
2456 None of them appear to be interested in the post-impressionistic era. 1.1707 0.04848 82 70 10 2
2457 Interestingly enough, these Tribeca mice brought the art themselves. 1.1707 0.05149 82 71 8 3
2458 No cheese? 1.1707 0.05434 82 72 6 4
2459 We're measuring how long it will take them to find the gift shop 1.1705 0.05167 88 77 7 4
2460 Damn you Banksy! 1.1705 0.04634 88 75 11 2
2461 They also prefer a well-balanced Merlot with the cheese. 1.1705 0.04634 88 75 11 2
2462 And the mice built the AI that made these pieces? 1.1705 0.04908 88 76 9 3
2463 These French ones are taking the longest.... 1.1705 0.04634 88 75 11 2
2464 You should see what the ones who've been over at the history museum are into. 1.1702 0.04933 94 82 8 4
2465 I think that we have discovered the "artistic savant" gene! 1.1702 0.04180 94 79 14 1
2466 These experiments are brilliant — now we can secure funding for our wine and cheese receptions. 1.1702 0.04696 94 81 10 3
2467 Eventually, we humanely cleared an infestation from a steakhouse in Saskatoon. Strategic placement of two Picassos, and a Van Gogh, did the job. 1.1702 0.04180 94 79 14 1
2468 OK, now it’s time to send out the survey. On a scale of one to ten, how would they rate their lab experience? How likely are they to recommend it to their eight thousand children? 1.1702 0.04180 94 79 14 1
2469 Should we dress them in turtlenecks? 1.1702 0.04933 94 82 8 4
2470 Interesting, it seems like they are fans of oil paints to water color 1.1700 0.04277 100 85 13 2
2471 I’m not sure why I picked only white mice! 1.1700 0.04935 100 88 7 5
2472 They're not all playing along just for a piece of cheese. 1.1700 0.04034 100 84 15 1
2473 I can't wait to get out of here! 1.1700 0.04277 100 85 13 2
2474 The Hamlin guy turned up again last night? 1.1700 0.04277 100 85 13 2
2475 We gave these mice aged Gouda in the last maze. 1.1700 0.04277 100 85 13 2
2476 I'm Done! It's hard enough without the lithos 1.1700 0.04034 100 84 15 1
2477 looks like we have a few art critics 1.1698 0.04540 106 92 10 4
2478 We keep getting requests for an audio tour. 1.1698 0.04126 106 90 14 2
2479 They keep stopping at the “Say Cheese” photos 1.1698 0.04126 106 90 14 2
2480 I think we're missing one. 1.1698 0.04338 106 91 12 3
2481 Dont bother watching; there’s nothing in there worth stealing anyway. 1.1698 0.03902 106 89 16 1
2482 We switched them from cheddar to brie and this happened. 1.1698 0.04338 106 91 12 3
2483 Okay, now we know they like art. Next, we'll see if they can handle cartoons. 1.1698 0.04540 106 92 10 4
2484 I long for the days when cheese did the trick. 1.1698 0.04338 106 91 12 3
2485 Next time order illiterate mice. 1.1698 0.04126 106 90 14 2
2486 They went through faster when we had a gift shop. 1.1698 0.04540 106 92 10 4
2487 Yes, it's great that they can appreciate art but let's face it, how many of these lab rats can come up with a nice endowment for our museum. 1.1698 0.04126 106 90 14 2
2488 There was better turnout for the Art Spiegelman exhibition. 1.1698 0.04540 106 92 10 4
2489 Hey, it’s closing time! Get moving! 1.1698 0.04126 106 90 14 2
2490 This is how we know you can become lost in art. 1.1696 0.04185 112 96 13 3
2491 The artwork may have been a bit much. None of the mice are moving through the maze! 1.1696 0.04373 112 97 11 4
2492 Conclusion Number One: Rats are more interested in art than humans. 1.1696 0.04185 112 96 13 3
2493 The results are very different when we give them cheese AND beaujolais. 1.1696 0.04185 112 96 13 3
2494 If we want to get art museums designated as federally qualified health centers, we'll need a larger sample size. 1.1696 0.04373 112 97 11 4
2495 The only maze they have to solve is in their minds 1.1696 0.04373 112 97 11 4
2496 They had no trouble with the Dali and Escher mazes, but somehow seem to be stuck on Impressionism. 1.1695 0.04222 118 102 12 4
2497 Campbell soup makes a cheese sauce. 1.1695 0.03671 118 99 18 1
2498 Upon completion, they receive MFA degrees. 1.1695 0.04222 118 102 12 4
2499 Well, the gift shop could be the reward. 1.1688 0.05359 77 67 7 3
2500 The younger mice show a neural response to the artist's ephemeral view of beauty 1.1688 0.04678 77 65 11 1
2501 Art is the new cheese! 1.1687 0.05372 83 73 6 4
2502 They like the moderns. Who knew? 1.1687 0.04476 83 70 12 1
2503 It was so much easier when there were only five Best Picture nominees. 1.1687 0.05091 83 72 8 3
2504 We’re only testing one — the rest are just here to be seen. 1.1685 0.05113 89 78 7 4
2505 One day the fave is Van Gogh, the next day Picasso. 1.1685 0.04299 89 75 13 1
2506 well, i guess the monalisa is now officially animal cruelty free. 1.1685 0.04586 89 76 11 2
2507 escape through creative expressionism ,perhaps - it's still a rat race... 1.1685 0.05113 89 78 7 4
2508 Are you sure it said “Art for rat’s sake”? 1.1685 0.04856 89 77 9 3
2509 I don’t know who’s more amazed…me or the mice! 1.1685 0.04586 89 76 11 2
2510 Very curious that they prefer Gary Larson the most... 1.1684 0.04402 95 81 12 2
2511 They seem to have taken a liking to the compressionists. 1.1684 0.04402 95 81 12 2
2512 Yesterday, subjects showed an affinity for cubism. Today, escapism. 1.1684 0.04140 95 80 14 1
2513 They went from looking for cheese, to being aesthetically pleased. 1.1684 0.04884 95 83 8 4
2514 They got these from the Met! 1.1684 0.04402 95 81 12 2
2515 What’s the fastest time one has escaped reality so far? 1.1684 0.04650 95 82 10 3
2516 I guess our research is more an art than a science. 1.1683 0.04238 101 86 13 2
2517 This experimentalist art isn't helping in the way you'd expect. 1.1683 0.04238 101 86 13 2
2518 We’ll be testing for a correlation with increased espresso tolerance. 1.1683 0.03997 101 85 15 1
2519 I can just get lost in a painting. 1.1683 0.04682 101 88 9 4
2520 Have you figured out why they need an extra cheese reward for looking at abstract art? 1.1683 0.04238 101 86 13 2
2521 Hey! Where are the docents? 1.1683 0.04238 101 86 13 2
2522 Let's give them smart phones and see what happens. 1.1683 0.03997 101 85 15 1
2523 Should we give the droppings to Chris Ofili? 1.1683 0.04238 101 86 13 2
2524 Noted spike in pretention and feigned absorption when female mice introduced. 1.1683 0.03997 101 85 15 1
2525 Now, let's see which one finds the Van Dyck still life first. 1.1683 0.04238 101 86 13 2
2526 Amazing … that they’re paying no attention to the cheese plate still-life. 1.1683 0.04238 101 86 13 2
2527 Amazing, even though the abstract pieces point towards the exit, none of them look at them long enough to figure that out. They are just like us. 1.1683 0.03997 101 85 15 1
2528 See, they really do enjoy art. 1.1683 0.03741 101 84 17 0
2529 What could the social value be to teach mice art appreciation? 1.1683 0.04238 101 86 13 2
2530 Their union sued for a better work environment. 1.1683 0.04465 101 87 11 3
2531 They've even started curating it. 1.1683 0.04465 101 87 11 3
2532 To them, it's not a maze -- it's Cubism." 1.1683 0.03741 101 84 17 0
2533 We're trying to prove that everyone is, in fact, a critic. 1.1683 0.04465 101 87 11 3
2534 We're saving a ton of money on cheese, but we're not really sure what we're measuring. 1.1683 0.04465 101 87 11 3
2535 We should have put a gift shop at the end 1.1683 0.04238 101 86 13 2
2536 If you want to see responsiveness, wait until they find the Maus Exhibit. 1.1683 0.04238 101 86 13 2
2537 Can we do worthwhile science working only with snooty, out-of-touch elites? 1.1682 0.03868 107 90 16 1
2538 And like humans, they come in single but manage to wiggle out a phone number by the time they leave. 1.1682 0.04300 107 92 12 3
2539 That lobotomy did this. 1.1682 0.04090 107 91 14 2
2540 The double-blind trial didn't go nearly this well. 1.1682 0.04090 107 91 14 2
2541 With a little culture, they'll find their way. 1.1682 0.04500 107 93 10 4
2542 We are contrasting them with the ones that watched “The Bachelor”. 1.1682 0.04090 107 91 14 2
2543 I knew they'd get sucked in by German Expressionism. 1.1682 0.04300 107 92 12 3
2544 As you can see, inattentional blindness is affecting most of the subjects. 1.1682 0.04090 107 91 14 2
2545 But will they ever figure out what an NFT is? 1.1682 0.04692 107 94 8 5
2546 Of course they like the cheesy ones. 1.1681 0.03751 113 95 17 1
2547 This level of interest should improve our gift-shop revenue. 1.1681 0.03956 113 96 15 2
2548 I told you not the let that human DNA get too close to the petri dish 1.1681 0.03956 113 96 15 2
2549 Meesie, Micey, Art is nicey! 1.1679 0.03673 137 117 17 3
2550 Where are the little trays of champagne, Jeneatte? Imbecile! 1.1667 0.03863 126 108 15 3
2551 First one to find the Monet gets the cheese... 1.1667 0.04100 96 81 14 1
2552 Interesting. Mice spend an average of 65% more time viewing art that humans consider 'cheesy'. 1.1667 0.04199 102 87 13 2
2553 Classic nice try, but we should go back to cheese. 1.1667 0.04301 114 99 11 4
2554 Remember not to use art connoisseurs for your experiments. 1.1667 0.03924 114 97 15 2
2555 Nibbles has expressed interest in acquiring one or two pieces for his personal collection. 1.1667 0.04301 114 99 11 4
2556 Who moved their cheese? 1.1667 0.03835 108 91 16 1
2557 Well, their tails curve, but their learning isn’t. 1.1667 0.04639 102 89 9 4
2558 The rats are all volunteers; but these mice are in it for the Monet. 1.1667 0.04837 96 84 8 4
2559 Should we call it a “mazeum” or a “mouseum”? 1.1667 0.03721 114 96 17 1
2560 As we hypothesized, most of them seem to be looking for the gift shop. 1.1667 0.03924 114 97 15 2
2561 Proving you don't need cheese and crackers at gallery openings! 1.1667 0.04539 90 77 11 2
2562 An a-maze-ing bunch that used to live at the art institute. 1.1667 0.04539 90 77 11 2
2563 Time to switch from brie back to cheddar. 1.1667 0.04117 114 98 13 3
2564 They don't seem in any hurry to get out. 1.1667 0.04255 90 76 13 1
2565 But can they learn the truly pretentious behavior they need to thrive in the art world? 1.1667 0.03961 102 86 15 1
2566 So your hypothesis that art will save us from the rat race seems to be correct! 1.1667 0.03835 108 91 16 1
2567 They appear to be avoiding any art with cats in it. 1.1667 0.04424 102 88 11 3
2568 Suddenly, they're all critics. 1.1667 0.04055 108 92 14 2
2569 They may not know art, but they seem to know what they like. 1.1667 0.04424 102 88 11 3
2570 So this is the control group and the other group has to do this with the audio tour? 1.1667 0.04424 102 88 11 3
2571 They’re pretty smart, always skipping the Escher wing. 1.1667 0.03924 114 97 15 2
2572 Curious! 80% more of the mice drinking the Malbec say they could make better art than the ones who chose the Riesling. 1.1667 0.03961 102 86 15 1
2573 Number ten just ran away! 1.1667 0.04604 96 83 10 3
2574 You can take the rat out of the art. But you can't take the art our of the rat. 1.1667 0.04970 78 67 9 2
2575 After the wine and cheese opening, we just didn’t have the nerve to tell them… 1.1667 0.04055 108 92 14 2
2576 They’re just like people. One thinks their kids could paint better pictures, several seem perplexed, and another wants to know who moved their cheese! 1.1667 0.04055 108 92 14 2
2577 There is a limit to experimenting on animals, no living thing deserves to go through this. 1.1667 0.04263 108 93 12 3
2578 Ok now let's introduce the "JUST STOP CATS" protestor. 1.1667 0.04263 108 93 12 3
2579 When are we going to give them their second amendment rights and guns?? 1.1667 0.04263 108 93 12 3
2580 This is going to become the new hole-in-the-wall. 1.1667 0.05058 96 85 6 5
2581 Who knew post modern had rat appeal? 1.1667 0.04055 108 92 14 2
2582 Their times have dropped significantly since adding the art 1.1667 0.03984 120 103 14 3
2583 Hmm, the drug we made from the DNA of pretentious art connoisseurs seems to be working well. 1.1667 0.04199 102 87 13 2
2584 Now that they're trained not to touch the artwork, what's our next move??? 1.1667 0.04055 108 92 14 2
2585 That one's Ruskin. He'll sneak up behind Diderot and bite his tail. 1.1667 0.04639 102 89 9 4
2586 Picasso's Blue Cheese Period 1.1667 0.04639 102 89 9 4
2587 Let's release them over at MOMA and see what happens. 1.1667 0.03835 108 91 16 1
2588 Here, they actually want to be seen. 1.1667 0.04100 96 81 14 1
2589 Look at the Mona Lisa!-Mouse 1.1667 0.04100 96 81 14 1
2590 They still haven't found the cheesy art! 1.1667 0.04843 102 90 7 5
2591 Now it's the bathrooms they can't find. 1.1667 0.04117 114 98 13 3
2592 They appear to prefer the impressionists. 1.1667 0.04100 96 81 14 1
2593 I'm not sure that adding labs is the best way to keep the art history major relevant. 1.1667 0.04604 96 83 10 3
2594 They’re all reproductions. 1.1667 0.04806 90 78 9 3
2595 Amazing what adding a good Camembert to the diet can do! 1.1667 0.04639 102 89 9 4
2596 Rats, I thought they’d be confused by the maze not amazed! 1.1667 0.03984 120 103 14 3
2597 Maze, no. I'd say they're casing the joint. 1.1654 0.03668 127 108 17 2
2598 They tend to gravitate toward the cheesy stuff. 1.1653 0.04124 121 105 12 4
2599 So far, Art Spiegelman is leading in likes, with Disney and Picasso a distant second and third… 1.1653 0.03775 121 103 16 2
2600 There seems to be a strong correlation between their appreciation of art and how long it takes to run the maze. 1.1652 0.04083 115 99 13 3
2601 Don't know much about art, but I know cheesy when I see it. 1.1652 0.04266 115 100 11 4
2602 So, do you think they find the art compelling and aMAZEing? 1.1652 0.04083 115 99 13 3
2603 While the subjects appear intelligent, note that they’re taking longer to escape. 1.1652 0.03691 115 97 17 1
2604 And they don’t throw tomato soup 1.1651 0.04792 109 97 6 6
2605 It happened when The Night Watch didn't show up. 1.1651 0.04020 109 93 14 2
2606 Our experiments show that mice don't appear to like modern art, either. 1.1651 0.04423 109 95 10 4
2607 Whiskers at an exhibition 1.1651 0.04226 109 94 12 3
2608 Sure, it's interesting behavior, but I think we'll have to add a gift shop to support future research. 1.1651 0.04020 109 93 14 2
2609 They appear interested, but not amazed. 1.1650 0.03926 103 87 15 1
2610 There's a Monet in the men's room. 1.1650 0.04596 103 90 9 4
2611 I know you're devoted to animal rights, but in what thesaurus is 'simple maze' synonymous with 'miniature art museum? 1.1650 0.03926 103 87 15 1
2612 When your gf invites you to her work and you find out the rats there are much smarter. 1.1650 0.04384 103 89 11 3
2613 It’s an art and not a science. 1.1650 0.04161 103 88 13 2
2614 Let's see if we can interest them in NFTs. 1.1650 0.04161 103 88 13 2
2615 This is even more boring than being there yourself. 1.1650 0.04161 103 88 13 2
2616 This should help us set the auction price of these art works. 1.1650 0.04161 103 88 13 2
2617 Cool. But I think it was supposed to be about cheese. 1.1649 0.04318 97 83 12 2
2618 The experiment has obviously gone to hell, but think what we're contributing to mouse culture. 1.1649 0.04318 97 83 12 2
2619 See, I told you they weren't blind mice 1.1649 0.04318 97 83 12 2
2620 I've started calling them connoisseur rats. 1.1649 0.04061 97 82 14 1
2621 Clearly not all works in the mouseum are true mousterpieces. 1.1649 0.04318 97 83 12 2
2622 Number 16 seems to eschew any appreciation of context,meaning,or artistic intent. 1.1649 0.04560 97 84 10 3
2623 We still can't tell whether they prefer impressionism, cubism, or surrealism. 1.1649 0.04318 97 83 12 2
2624 Normally we use cheese… 1.1649 0.04318 97 83 12 2
2625 We rebranded. It’s now called, “The Gaze.” 1.1649 0.04560 97 84 10 3
2626 So this is why Algernon became slow. 1.1648 0.04492 91 78 11 2
2627 So they CAN find their way out with no Gift Shop. 1.1648 0.04756 91 79 9 3
2628 They seem to favor the Impressionists. 1.1648 0.04492 91 78 11 2
2629 The Mickey Mouse collection has been our most popular attraction 1.1648 0.04492 91 78 11 2
2630 OK, let's release the cat and we'll see how smart they think they are. 1.1648 0.04492 91 78 11 2
2631 Schrodinger’s Mice: where the mice are simultaneously alive and dead while lost in an amateur art exhibit. 1.1648 0.04756 91 79 9 3
2632 From this we deduce that the lab rats are far too cultured to zoom through the maze as a test of their intelligence. 1.1648 0.04492 91 78 11 2
2633 Amazing! No cheese platter and they still stayed. 1.1648 0.04212 91 77 13 1
2634 Yep, ever since the Banksy piece 1.1647 0.04978 85 74 8 3
2635 Museum Gift Shop cheese sales are up 5000% 1.1647 0.04688 85 73 10 2
2636 Just as I thought: they don't know much about art, but they know what they like. 1.1647 0.04047 85 71 14 0
2637 2 out of 10 agree Bansky draws mice not rats 1.1647 0.04379 85 72 12 1
2638 Ever have that feeling that someone is watching you? 1.1646 0.04911 79 68 9 2
2639 I thought the show was kinda cheesy 1.1646 0.04911 79 68 9 2
2640 I’m all for enrichment, but doesn’t this defeat the point? 1.1639 0.04092 122 106 12 4
2641 Art is just Rat spelled sideways. 1.1639 0.03561 122 103 18 1
2642 Just like humans they don’t take time to truly appreciate the work. 1.1638 0.04051 116 100 13 3
2643 They seem lost in their imagination. 1.1638 0.04051 116 100 13 3
2644 Is the “Where’s Waldo?” element in each painting really necessary? 1.1638 0.03662 116 98 17 1
2645 I know where they got the cheese, but who gave them wine? 1.1638 0.04051 116 100 13 3
2646 The curator hoped for a broader demographic. 1.1636 0.04385 110 96 10 4
2647 Wow! I was sure that they would stick with the cheesy stuff. 1.1636 0.04571 110 97 8 5
2648 It’s more about the process than the finished product. 1.1636 0.03771 110 93 16 1
2649 This new Post -Impressionist exhibit seems to go over much better than the Czech Cubism theme we had last week. 1.1636 0.03986 110 94 14 2
2650 The Natural History insect exhibit was particularly challenging. 1.1636 0.03986 110 94 14 2
2651 They prefer wine with their cheese. 1.1636 0.03986 110 94 14 2
2652 Certainly taking their time. No wine cheese and wine next time. 1.1636 0.04190 110 95 12 3
2653 Evolution really does happen quickly 1.1636 0.04385 110 96 10 4
2654 So far, the only thing that has given them anxiety are the Hanna Barbera cels. 1.1636 0.03771 110 93 16 1
2655 Strange, even with massive doses of hallucinogens they don't like modern art. 1.1635 0.04555 104 91 9 4
2656 Metrosexual mice don't hunt. 1.1635 0.04555 104 91 9 4
2657 That's ten seconds per painting. But, will it work for humans? 1.1635 0.04124 104 89 13 2
2658 Where are the Monet’s? 1.1635 0.04555 104 91 9 4
2659 Subject 22, in the postmodern-ironist wing, appears disoriented and nervous, repetitively looking to other subjects and expelling a substantial amount of fecal pellets. 1.1635 0.04345 104 90 11 3
2660 They seem to be going for the cheesy Cubism. 1.1635 0.04345 104 90 11 3
2661 I guess we didn't need the cheese after all. 1.1635 0.03891 104 88 15 1
2662 Times Square rats just aren't as gritty as they used to be. 1.1635 0.04124 104 89 13 2
2663 It’s a mice mazeum. 1.1635 0.04555 104 91 9 4
2664 Now they insist on wine pairings with the cheese. 1.1635 0.04555 104 91 9 4
2665 Have any of them found the gift shop? 1.1633 0.04023 98 83 14 1
2666 Now they want wine with their cheese at the end. 1.1633 0.04277 98 84 12 2
2667 The cheesier the art the better they like it. 1.1633 0.04743 98 86 8 4
2668 Midnight at THE MET 1.1633 0.04516 98 85 10 3
2669 Looks like they can’t make head nor tail of these paintings 1.1633 0.04023 98 83 14 1
2670 We were wise not to include anything by Andy Warhol. 1.1633 0.04277 98 84 12 2
2671 We notice they scratch and sniff the wall when we take one away. 1.1633 0.04023 98 83 14 1
2672 Make a note of any of them who say their five year old could do better" 1.1633 0.03753 98 82 16 0
2673 I haven't been able to get them to wear the VR goggles yet. 1.1633 0.03753 98 82 16 0
2674 Note the ratio of meeces to pieces. 1.1633 0.04277 98 84 12 2
2675 I wonder if we can get them to write the lab report for us. 1.1633 0.04023 98 83 14 1
2676 You’re sure the control group didn’t watch Ratatouille? 1.1633 0.04516 98 85 10 3
2677 Looks like they're ready for the Guggenheim. 1.1633 0.04516 98 85 10 3
2678 It's like a maze, but instead of finding the exit your find yourself 1.1630 0.04955 92 81 7 4
2679 They get the cheese when they determine which art is AI generated, but they are starting to spiral about the role of the artist in society... 1.1630 0.04708 92 80 9 3
2680 Who put up all those cat pictures in there! 1.1630 0.04447 92 79 11 2
2681 Did they find the exit through the gift shop? 1.1630 0.04447 92 79 11 2
2682 Here’s the deal…one of the frames is made of cheese…they each get one guess, no nibbling allowed. 1.1630 0.04447 92 79 11 2
2683 I don't know if it's science, but I like it 1.1630 0.04169 92 78 13 1
2684 They still can’t tell a Manet from a Monet, but at least they’ve stopped chewing on the frames. 1.1630 0.04708 92 80 9 3
2685 Once we have the baseline results, we will test if audio guides have a measurable impact. 1.1628 0.04004 86 72 14 0
2686 In the next maze, we'll see the mice bid at the auction. 1.1628 0.04637 86 74 10 2
2687 1/3 are outside the box. What does this mean for the future. 1.1628 0.04637 86 74 10 2
2688 There’s no gift shop, so they have no idea where to exit. 1.1628 0.04332 86 73 12 1
2689 OK, 'Museum of Fine Rats' is a success. Now we try 'Center for the Performing Rats.' 1.1626 0.03893 123 106 14 3
2690 You better bring some white wine with their cheese. 1.1626 0.03341 123 103 20 0
2691 They’re not big spenders in the gift shop. 1.1626 0.03893 123 106 14 3
2692 Where are the cat pictures? I got my claw sharpened. 1.1625 0.04853 80 69 9 2
2693 Once they got to expressionism, we lost them. 1.1625 0.04853 80 69 9 2
2694 After 100 days of only cultured cheeses. 1.1624 0.04198 117 102 11 4
2695 Well, they definitely don’t seem to like the Louis Wain gallery. 1.1624 0.04198 117 102 11 4
2696 It’s so disappointing. They all spend more time looking at the Old Masters rather than Modernist art. 1.1622 0.03740 111 94 16 1
2697 I think they are looking for a painting of the rat race . 1.1622 0.03740 111 94 16 1
2698 Oh my gosh, they got tickets to the Vermeer show! 1.1622 0.04155