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Everything Else / The most awesome thing on the internet, ever.
« on: December 26, 2005, 11:11:12 am »

Movies / The WORST movies you have ever seen.
« on: December 09, 2005, 10:44:46 am »
See the title.

1. The Black Knight

-Just horrible in every way... 'nuff said.

2. Flight of the Phoenix

-No bad guys, pathetic climax, very long, run-on, with not a lot of point to it.

Everything Else / Card Tricks!
« on: November 23, 2005, 07:48:15 pm »
This is the thread where you dispense all the card tricks you have learned from friends, family, books, or even tought yourself and you feel like sharing with the wonderful people at GS. Try and keep them organized into the format of Scarne on Card Tricks, to make them easier to read, and make more sense.

Presentation and Effect:

Here goes how the trick appears to spectators.

The Secret

How you do it.

Kicking it off:

Double Klutz By PineappleTheHun

This trick.... is a highly unusual one, inspired by several from Scarne on Card Tricks (beautiful book, by the way), but is very baffling to the average spectator.

Presentation and Effect:

      The Performer removes a deck of cards from his pocket, handing it to a spectator (there are 2), asking him to shuffle it well, to make sure that the performer has not stacked the deck in any way, shape, or form.

 The spectator does so, and hands the deck back to the performer. The performer shuffles the deck again once or twice, and squares it up (makes it back into a proper deck shape). He asks each spectator to cut the deck in turn.

 They do so, and the performer instructs them to select any card from their pack and put it on the top, demonstrating with his own pack. They do it, and the performer gathers up the packs, with one of the spectators' packs on top.

 He shows that the top card is obviously one of the spectator's cards by showing it to them, so he deals off a number of cards from the top of the deck on to the table, and puts the deck on top of those.

The Performer then holds the deck in one hand giving a magical flare by waving the deck around, at the same time commenting on how silly it is, and accidentally drops the deck.

The performer comments on what a klutz he is, and notices that he still has two cards in his hand- he flips them up and they turn out to be both of the spectators' cards.


This trick requires an unusual bit of preparation- you need a small pile of pieces of (lined) paper about the size of the tip of one of your fingers. Put these into your pocket before you plan to do the trick.

You actually need to suck on one of these paper bits to make it wet, and put it on the top right corner of the bottom card of the deck after both spectators have cut the deck, and are selecting a card. Press it on quite hard, making sure it stays.

When you reassemble the decks, make sure you put your pack in the middle (on top of one of the spectators', and below one), so your paper-card is just on top of one of the spectators cards.

When you deal the cards onto the table one by one, you are actually reversing the deck, so the card that was on the top is now on the bottom. You keep dealing until you feel the paper (deal them using the top right corner, subtly feeling for the paper as you go), deal that card, and stop.
It helps if you make sure the top pack is relatively small, just in case you have impatient spectators.

The spectators' cards are now on the top and bottom of the deck, so when you give the flare, simply hold the deck loosely so that all the cards fall out but these two.

After the trick is done, make SURE you take the paper off of the card, lest it be discovered.

Hands-Off Mind Reader, by PineappleTheHun

Intro: You have absolutely no contact with the deck in this trick after the spectator takes it, making it much more baffling. As long as you do it well, and, of course, never do it twice to one person in the space of a day, the secret will probably never be discovered. Girls, especially, seem to go "HOLY CRAP!" etc with this trick, regardless of its simplicity.

Presentation and Effect:

The Performer produces a deck of cards from his pocket, shuffles the deck and asks the (single) spectator if he thinks he has a good poker face ,and asks the spectator to cut the deck.

The performer explains that he is capable of noticing that single twitch, or widening of the pupil, nodding of the head that indicates that someone's card has been found. He instructs the spectator to fight him, not let his mind be read, and hold a perfect poker face.

The performer asks the spectator to select any card from his pack, and put it on the top of his deck, then to cut and square the deck so his card is somewhere in the middle.

The performer then instructs the spectator to deal the cards onto the table in seperate places one by one, naming the cards out loud as they go by. As he does this, the performer watches the spectator's face intently, as if to detect that one twitch.

When all the cards are face up on the table, (in seperate places, so they're all visible) the performer names a card, and it turns out to be the spectator's selected card.


This trick requires a little bit of practice. When the you shuffle the deck, you finish with the cards in disarray, so you straighten them by "Standing" them on the table, with the face directed towards yourself. You continue to hold them like this, and ask the spectator to cut the deck. You casually glimpse the bottom card, and note it mentally.

When the spectator puts his card on the top, cuts and squares the deck, his card is naturally right below your noted card. When he deals them face up on the table, remember the card that came just after yours, and that will, of course, be the spectator's selected card.

Yes, I DID create these. Damn late-night bursts of creativity  :x

Console Games / DDR
« on: November 23, 2005, 07:45:03 pm »
Anybody else play this? Ive got EX 1 and 2 at home, play with modded plastic mats and can B the vast majority of 9-foot songs.

How bout y'all?

PC Games / Star Trek Online.
« on: June 07, 2005, 01:45:31 pm »
Who else thinks this game will be awesome? If implemented right, this could be better than GW and CoH rolled into one!

Spore: Creation Corner / Spore Boxart
« on: June 03, 2005, 04:41:41 pm »
Wow.. I was just sitting here, and I found this in my email from Maxis!


Everything Else / Freeform
« on: June 03, 2005, 12:52:56 pm »
Most forums lack a topic where you can simply write whatever pops into your head- say a cute girl walked past your cube, or you REALLY LOVE a particular flavor of ice cream, etc.
This is the place for all of your pointless blabbering.
Let it commence.

PC Games / Planetside
« on: May 05, 2005, 07:56:07 am »
Does anyone here play this game?

Is it worth the monthly fee considering free shooters like WolfET? (I'm a demi-god of that game...)

How fast does it get old, and how long does it take to max out your 'level'?


Books / Ender's Game
« on: April 21, 2005, 10:55:25 am »
One of my favorite books of all time.

TV / Your 2 Favorite shows- Currently
« on: April 05, 2005, 05:27:20 pm »
Star Trek: TNG and
That 70's Show

TNG is one of my favorites, just because it is. I dunno- a childhood nostalgia or something.
70's Show just brings a smile to my face.

Everything Else / E.V.O.
« on: April 03, 2005, 03:41:50 pm »
Anyone else have some good fun with this game?

Post some oddities you encountered in the game.

When I first played it, I noticed that it seemed like you could evolve and grow stronger somehow, but couldn't figure out how. I got through the ENTIRE fish section without evolving AT ALL. I fought the shark for about 2 hours, and then accidentally hit the Select button- and up came the Evolution menu. I was ecstatic and p*ssed at the same time.

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