1. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

    When your lying eyes or ears are telling you something you can’t believe, that isn’t possible, its either magic……… or a politician.

    Different distractions for different folks. “Thats Socialism.”

  2. noname says:

    Socialism or not, it’s awesome.

  3. Nibbler says:

    Glad everyone is getting along this morning. Are those juggling balls or apples? Very cool, almost made me think it was CG!

  4. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    He’s good, its amazing how the brain interprets/predicts what is happening so what we see is what the brain interprets is happening, not necessarily what is happening:

    http://theblaze.com/stories/believe-it-or-not-this-is-an-illusion-the-most-most-mind-blowing-thing-youll-see-all-day/

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=0QgoX78q-0Y

    • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

      Somewhere on the Net is a study of this to see if its brain is born with the ability to predict, or if its learned…and they concluded we are born with the ability to some degree as babies also interpret faces from what they see, that the hollow mask illusion is seen by babies also.

      • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

        AND what might be relevant t bobbo, schizophrenics are immune to the illusion:

        http://newscientist.com/article/dn16911-schizophrenics-see-through-hollowmask-illusion.html

        • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

          Thanks TEAD, it is interesting what can be faked by a normal and what they/we don’t know what or how to fake. Its true not just of schizoids but all kinds of mental conditions. Even garden variety liberals and conservative mindsets will tend to different degrees to “see” one thing versus another when you are just reacting as neutrally as possible.

          Its like YOU turning everything into a religious debate, ironically, this thread the only exception I have noticed, while most people just see the subject as presented.

          But “everything” IS political.

  5. Admfubar says:

    all slight of hand, just like the mega corps manipulate us…

    • jpfitz says:

      Although the corps. are a bit more obvious with the sexy ads.

      Off topic: Has anyone noticed the automobile tv ads where their cars are most times sliding, flying through the air and generally on the edge of losing control. Is this how we want our youngsters driving nowadays. I do enjoy watching racing, especially F1 and Australian v8s power sliding through a corner but leave the on the edge driving to pros.

  6. Dallas says:

    This is slightly more entertaining than those church healing acts that Alphie does.

    • pedro says:

      Go play with your battery operated God

      • noname says:

        We know what battery operated god you play with.

      • Dallas says:

        Shouldn’t you be blowing leaves off someone’s lawn? This is high season so you’re wasting time and money here.

        • noname says:

          Point taken!

          • pedro says:

            So DUllass tells you you should be blowing something and you just bowed to his “point”, nobrain?

            I hope the two of you have a magical night together “blowing leaves”

    • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

      Its elementary:

      Why did Dullass cross the road?

      1)He’s an expert on blowing
      AND
      2)Nobrain an expert on “playing with”

      Clearly one had their dick stuck in the other.

      • Dallas says:

        Are you competing with Pedro on gay sex infused comments ? Shameful you would do this so close to Jesus’s birthday.

        • jpfitz says:

          You tell him Dallas. No mixing of sexual innuendos especially involving a leaf blower around the holy times. The flying spaghetti monster does not approve.

  7. Captain Obvious says:

    Yann Frisch has spent years perfecting the balls and cup trick. This video is from the 2012 Beijing International Magic Convention where he easily won “Champion du Monde”.

    Those people gasping and applauding are other magicians.

    • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

      Thanks for the context, certainly makes the applause meaningful.

  8. two to the head says:

    Dvorak blog used to be a place where there was SOME intelligent conversation about postings. Lately it seems to have devolved into a weird man/boy punch fest. Not worth reading…

    once again the internet devolves to the lowest common denominator.

    • Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

      I agree. Those people are something else!

    • pedro says:

      Sadly, I have to agree with you

    • ± says:

       

      Do you expect more from a blog substantially occupied by sheeple (people who hire Rs & Ds) ? [he asked rhetorically]
       

    • Captain Obvious says:

      As the smartest one here I can tell you that the reason is everyone thinks that they are the smartest one here.

  9. George says:

    What was it that Seinfeld said about magic?

    Here’s a quarter, now it’s gone. You’re a jerk. Now it’s back. You’re an idiot. Show’s over.

  10. nunyac says:

    John, you are right about the Wow factor, I quite enjoyed the performance.
    Thanks,
    nunyac

  11. 2ndframerate says:

    Who thinks the video is sped up? Even the camera repositioning
    is ‘hyper-jerky’.

    Audio frequency would of course have to be shifted lower.

    • The Monster's Lawyer says:

      no, i think the 1%’er with the apples and cups was ‘hyper-jerky’.

  12. Sea Lawyer says:

    Man sits behind table and impresses others with his ability to make balls disappear by dropping them into his lap.