The Psychic Escape magic trick ($30) is a bit like the Block Escape I posted last week, but it's better. You don't have to hide the rings as they are put in the tube. In fact, the spectator can put them in the tube. And instead of selecting two colors, the spectator selects one. After all the rings are in the cylinder, the spectator puts the cap on. Then you thread a needle and cord through the rings via the holes on either end of the cylinder. When you open the brass tube, all the rings are on the string except for the spectator's selected ring, which drops to the table.
My 12-year-old says the Psychic Escape is her favorite trick. She wants me to buy one for her, but I said we could share this one, provided she doesn't get the string stained with chocolate pudding and spaghetti sauce when she takes it to school and shows it to kids at the lunch table.
"Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a 29-year-old newspaperman in San Francisco. Many of the stories are 150 years old." (via the Guardian)
See how architect Jeffrey Pelletier remodeled his unfinished basement into a "LEGO Lounge" to organize his 250,000 pieces. (Houzz)
Inspired by a Girl Scout Troop back in 2012, teamunruly shared this fantastic, tiny, first aid kit for hiking with dogs. Make one yourself!
(Thanks, Monsieur LeSac!)
The hit comic book series, Ballistic, is out as a graphic novel today. Here's a teaser video.
Welcome to Repo City State, where everyone’s an asshole… even the air conditioners.
Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, Happy!, The Boys) and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Ballistic is a madcap, psychedelic, transreal buddy adventure about Butch and his best friend Gun, a drug-addicted, genetically-modified, foul-mouthed firearm, as they attempt to elevate Butch from air conditioner repairman to master criminal in the twisted, post-eco-apocalyptic Repo City State, a reclaimed trash island built entirely from DNA-based, living technology with bad attitudes.
Available for about two hours before an excoriating review by Jim Sterling alerted the world to its presence, Kill the Faggot pitched the player into a gun rampage where killing gay and transgender passers-by racked up the points.
Made by a Christian footwear promoter, the game was an attempt to prove a point by its creator, reports Ars Technica's Sam Machkovech.
"These people that think if you are even remotely homophobic, you are 'hateful' and a 'bigot,' and do everything they can to destroy you in every vicious way possible," [Randall] Herman wrote. "So I decided to go down a path that most developers are afraid to go down: to piss these people off by making the most overly offensive game possible to these idiots to prove a point."
1 in 15 Crane Independent School District high school students have contracted chlamydia. District Superintendent Jim T. Rumage moronically stated “If kids are not having any sexual activity, they can’t get this disease … That’s not a bad program”. It is a bad program. (via MySanAntonio)
Rob Scallon covers "Enter Sandman" backwards. Below, the backwards cover played forward. Read the rest
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