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Self Contained
Making friends, working hard, and actively pursuing personal goals.
Mon Apr 8 2002 3:28pm
 
The Christmas Time Suicide Balloon
CONSUMER ALERT: Are our Christmas Time Suicide Balloons safe?
Fri Dec 14 2001 2:24pm
Nobody Came To My Winter Solstice Party
I'm not accusing anyone, just asking why and what gives.
Mon Nov 5 2001 9:49pm
Rhapsody In Yellow
Weather supercenter forecast: clear skies with light patches of severe thunderstorms.
Tue Oct 30 2001 10:00am
The Chinese Sticks
For my first trick, I must ask for nothing less than complete silence.
Mon Oct 22 2001 1:39am
There's A Girl I Like
Prayer thoughts for high school boys of dating age.
Mon Oct 22 2001 1:34am
 
Manage Your Web Dollars!
Understanding Cyberspace presents a rotating panel of tech leaders and industry professionals.
Mon Oct 22 2001 1:30am
Banana Peel Snarls Southbound Lanes
The first victim was a 21 year old perfume and fragrance retailer.
Mon Oct 22 2001 1:30am
You Sure Are Stupid
A collection of found photographs with accompanying poignant sentiment.
Mon Oct 22 2001 12:26am
Crashing and Burning
Yes! We have recommendations for you in tech support jokes, abortion gags, and toilet humor.
Sun Oct 21 2001 1:37am
The Javascript Doctor
I'm back, refreshed - and ready to tackle your questions! Won't you open your hearts and let me in?
Thu Oct 18 2001 11:22pm
 
 
WARNING: BONERS LOOSE IN THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT
For my first trick, I must ask for nothing less than complete silence.

I hold in my hand two perfectly ordinary every day jumbo-size magic wands.

From these wands hang different lengths of yarn, knotted at the ends into small, fuzzy tassels.
There's no need for skeptical audience members to "examine" the wands. Hold them up high so everyone can see.
The wands are displayed side by side.

Now, observe:


When the short tassel is pulled down, the long tassel appears to grow shorter.
This effect can be repeated by selecting the opposite tassel.

I extend the newly-shortened tassel, and the formerly-short tassel (the presently-long tassel) is visibly reduced in size!

The crowd surges forward, spellbound!
Young and old alike stare goggle-eyed in disbelief at the extraordinary illusion unfolding just above their heads.
I can sense the collective mind of my audience working twice as hard - overtime - to solve this puzzle. To “make sense” of the impossible!

But being a magician means being a leader, and quite often I feel obligated to suspend the fascination for as long as possible.
No, ladies and gentlemen - this is not a hallucination!

One goes up while the other goes down!

One goes down while the other goes up!

But HOW???
How can this be???


How can two independent objects appear to interact - nay, communicate with one another in such a seamless, synchronized ballet?
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