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Stress Toys anyone?

Posted by JD on December 7, 2006

any of you guys use/have sex…oops!…stress toys?

it doesn’t have to universally labelled as a stress toy…popular ones are stress balls,silly putty..
i usually have a pack of cards in hand…and i keep dribbling them or cutting them…

i also have this wooden block (cut into a challegening shape) that i keep playing with…
i can pretty much relive myself with just about anything…coins,pens…etc

it pretty much helps me divide my attention…for eg, like when i’m programming and i stumble on a problem….i stop to think at some point i usually use them…otherwise there’s a high chance i might try to “brute force” a solution which pretty much destroys the program…since i have a habit of saving *saves post* every 4 seconds…dammn, i’m paranoid…

if you use a stress toy (not sex…stress)…let me know about it…i’m might try it out…

if you think i’m pathetic…don’t bother commenting…i already know…

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New Sitcoms On Star World

Posted by JD on November 1, 2006

Star World, has been running out of new shows to fill its daytime/evening slots…

would you believe it actually shows “kNight Rider” and then 12 hours later Baywatch…I mean thats a huge dose of David HasselHoff…

Anyways world just brought up new sitcomms for it Thursday prime time slots…(Must see tv sortta thingy)

Here are my thoughts…

Hope and Faith : a very very bad comedy…Kelly Ripa sure looks hot but that’s all she does…in ridiculously colourfull outfits (which can blind you if you stare directly at them.) she prances around like a 16 year old.
there isn’t a single instance i can recall that classifies as “Funny” or “SitCom Material”…sure, it has its moments but seriously its a pure waste of popcorn…
i’d rather get shot in the face than watch Faith scream for the 10billionth time for no freaking reason….

My verdict : Booo!!!

According to Jim : hahahahaaa…no…no not laughing “with” them…
very balant comedy, dry and too “on-the-surface”…you know? it doesn’t go overboard…infact it doesn’t even set sail…a couple of dead cat jokes and “my husband is fat and stupid” gig 30 times over and over again…the show is pretty much about how women are always right..and seminaked Jim Belushi trying amuse the camera with weird animal noises…
Predictable Humour and really helpless supporting cast makes this a very boring half hour…

if “Hope & Faith” Over-does the sitcom bit…”Acc.To jim” doesn’t even bother to care…

My Verdict : Booooo!

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This Sucks!!

Posted by JD on October 4, 2006

Just Came to know “Secrets Of Street Magicians” will be showing this October…

Which reveals the 2 Card monte…Aw! Crap…that was one my signature effect (for my friends) since i never do it twice…
now, what am i left with? ACR? ACE Productions?

Oh! Shoot…they even revealed the Balducci…tsk! tsk! tsk!

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Am i Back?

Posted by JD on September 18, 2006

Err…yeah! sorry i couldn’t get back to this blog …well coz my exams were stealing my time…
i didn’t update the mindfreak “reports” coz…there wasn’t much magic involved…some stunts and few effects..which i thought wasn’t worth the time…

I’ll be back soon with a couple of Card effects and one more post about “The Rarest Card Force in The World”…(not verified though :))

i’ll proabbly be swicthing this to informing readers about what’s new in the Magic Scene…

As of Now, you can Check out

Moving Violation By Jay Sankey Link

E has also has this new effect called Wrap One…which apparently is the Carp Wrap (or as they called it Voodoo Zone…piff!) without the other card….

Geez, a dvd for that lousy trick…gimme a break?

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Mindfreak : Buried Alive

Posted by JD on August 21, 2006

Mindfreak : Buried Alive

Hmm…the most faked episode of mindfreak…yet!!
Criss was handcuffed then buried alive in a coffin and then followed a houdini escape

I’ll First report the magic part of the show then we’ll move on to the “stunt”…

Effect 1 :
Shadow Trick

A very nice variation (very different) of PK touches…i guess this was probably banacheks idea…since criss doesn’t hesitate with introducing stooges it was a very spooky effect…

Well, Criss introduces 2 women (1’s a stooge)…now they are seated on chairs before a wall…the wall is illuminated with bright light so that the shadows of the spectators,the chairs,criss are seen on the wall..

Right, now one spectator (stooge) settles down and criss asks her to close her eyes…
the other one sitting a bit away next to a table with Numbered cards (1-10)…criss asks her
to touch one card…she touches three…(now i don’t know if it was a force…
she touched the card closest to her..) now criss stands behind the second specatator and then
makes his shandow tap her shadow on the shoulder thrice…and asks her if she felt anything…
she answers she felt 3 taps on my shoulder…at this point the first lady freaks out…

criss does it again…(3 taps)…now the stooge gets off the chair and criss then uses his shadow again to
make the folding chair collapse…to which the the other spectator screamed like a woman (except she was a woman)

Before Demonstrating this effect criss moved a pen remotely by using his own shadow to tip over the pen’s shadow…and then did the same to the glass on the table…very nice performance…nothing more than IT and good timing (or in other words practice)…

Effect 2 :

Phobia

Now, this one was badly presented on TV…there was no start nor finish…the entire time frame was cut out to the climax…there was no patter unless you think “What’s you worst fear?” is patter…right from the beginning criss pulling out a snake from this gal’s backpack and a spider (tarantula??) from this guy’s cap…

Now, sure if they showed us some presentation it would have been impressive…but this sucked!!

Effect 3 :
Buried Alive

Criss Angel does what he does best…scam!

Here’s the deal, criss is handcuffed (real ones? NOT!!) and then layed into this coffin and then buried and left there…
sure he tell’s you about the night vision camera inside the coffin…which oddly got “damaged” duirng the course of the stunt…and for the first time…Hollywood rain…they made it rain to increase the impact of the stunt…to make it more stunning more “dangerous”…now obviously they got to show us criss crawling out…and they do..after supposedly almost 2 hours…a hand pops out and criss comes out…now i have huge doubts about this one…this was totally bogus shit!!

The Houdini Conspiracy : Part 2

Sure, you’d think they’d lay off houdini for a while…but noooo…they had to get him to…
criss mentions how houdini attempted the Buried alive and failed…common dude…
also they showed us this clipping about this local magician “Amazing joe” who tried the buried alive but lost his life in the process…it’s sad that they used this for their own benefit…

In the beginnin of the episode, there was this guy “Rob zombie” who made a guest appearnce…why? he was promoting his movie..i have no idea who the guy is…and frankly i dont care…

One good part about this episode was there was No JD (whooohooo!!)
although banachek made more than enough for his absence….

About the delay, i’m just being lazy!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Current Song : GooGoo Dolls – Iris

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My Blogs eF-ed Up!

Posted by JD on July 19, 2006

Sorry about the Brash Mixture of obscenely different Topics…See, I’m a lazy Guy and i cant afford to have different blogs for different topics…

if your looking for something i occasionally post about and you can’t seem to find anything about it use the categories or the search feature…

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MindFreak : Levitation

Posted by JD on July 19, 2006

Source Wikipedia

Levitation: Before a perplexed street audience, Criss uses his self-proclaimed telekinesis to levitate a volunteer 4 feet in the air.

After watching this episode i have decided to call it “Criss Angel and Other Bad Actors…”
The Entire Episode was a joke…Not One Effect was possibly done with a “real” spectator…
Anyways, I’ll Describe it never the less…*sigh*

Effect 1
Self Levitation : Criss performed his self levitations over different areas…How he did it? There are 2 different levitations he performed…One was with Wires (you could see him oscillating like a pendulum ๐Ÿ™‚ ) This levitation showed him “levitating” by over 7ft…
Too good to be true…

The second Method was a very minor levitation…done with a “gimmick”…the method already revealed in a infamous video in dark corners of the internet (no links for you guys! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )
This is different from what Blaine did…criss did his thing at many places…when he performed at a cafe, there were couple of spectators who were stooges who were planted for “authenticity”…then the camera dudes went on to get reactions where one guy said “David Blaine should kiss his(criss) A**!”…Ow! that was harsh considering Blaine atleast does magic to real people and not bad actors…

Effect 2
Weird Butterfly trick : Ok! Two words “Stooge Crap”…Criss Walks upto a spectator (STOOGE!! STOOGE!! STOOGE!!) and looks through her (STOOGE!! STOOGE!! STOOGE!!…alright i’ll stop) handbag and then borrows “a perfectly normal” tissue paperand then asks her to “draw a picture of your favourite animal” on the tissue paper …for some weird reason instead of drawing a “dog”,”cat” she drew “a butterfly”…then criss took the folded tissue and did “something” ..okay..he did nothing..but it this time there was an Edit…he opened it up and a butterfly (im not sure,it could’ve been a fly) flew out..
I would’ve believed it if there was no editing…and the trick was one continous shot…
and if one of your favourite animal is a butterfly Plz seek proffessional help…

Effect 3
Back bend Levitation : Hmmm, This one definately worth watching even if criss was surrounded by a couple of STOOGES!! (i’m starting to like this…) the Levitation was not actually “Off the Ground” levitation it was like a “The-matrix-move-that- neo-does-to-dogde-bullets” move…except it wasn’t done a green screen…

Once in the “neo-stance”, he could straigthen one leg…now im not sure but the only explanation i could come up with was an apparatus attached to his body going from his back till his knee which move as the knee would…

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The Same thing was also done on “T.H.E.M” (Totally Hidden Extreme Magic) by Lisa And Thomas in a martial arts arena…

he did the same with a spectator (cough*stooge*cough) and then proceeded to completely sweep her off her feet (literally) (although covering her entire left side)…and then “landing her.”

Effect 4
Spectator Lev.
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OK! Two Words Again “Stooge” and “WIRES”…Criss Made it a point to show that he was picking real people (NOT!!!!) the gal was in no ways looking normal…she had this weird face like she has been doing heavy makeup for stage shows (hint hint)

when he actually did levitate her…the camera revolved around you could see that her top was “cringed” at her hips due to a possible wire over her…

Criss kept asking his spectators if they ever have been hypnotised One said “Yeah!”, the weird woman in effect 3 said “yeah,but it didnt work!”…

What are The Chances of finding two people who have been hypnotised?

Ladies And gentlemen, Criss Angel and other bad actors
(i’m not implying Criss is a bad actor…he sure can pull off a great show…i should point out it takes great discipline to get the wire levitation right…its probably the hardest thing to do and try to hold still in that position…Criss Angel is sure a devoted performed but his magic is for TV audiences Not for real experinces…)

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Return of the Heroes!

Posted by JD on July 16, 2006

Yo, Adrian! It’s me, Rocky.
This December will be the return of Rocky…yeah, the italion stallion is back Rocky Balbao

With great power. comes great responsibility.
Another Movie which i’m waiting for is Spiderman-3 Watch Its Trailer

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Did Someone Call us Rude?

Posted by JD on July 12, 2006

Mumbai the rudest: Readerโ€™s Digest poll
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We are sorry to report that it is Mumbai, India.
The rudest continent is Asia. Eight out of nine cities tested there, including Mumbai, finished in the bottom 11.
Reader’s Digest, which has readers in 21 languages, is publishing the results in its July issue.

(i have my july issue with me while im writing this)

In the Event of Tragedy Eight Blasts hit Mumbai , the people of mumbai have put their best foot forward…

People (with cars,etc) offered to help (transport) to stranded people…
Citizens came forward and brought all sorts of ammenities for the victims…
People Lined up to donate blood for the injured victims of the blasts…

…just as 7/26 incident…

A Commendable effort came in the form of bloggers (Blog) who helped people abroad get in touch with their family thorugh the blog and posted all sorts of info…

To all the people who came forward, Thank You!

And to that survey of RD (which i regard as a very good magazine) …i would request a second opinion…

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Mumbai 7/11

Posted by JD on July 12, 2006

One hundred seventy four persons are reported to have been killed in Eight well-orchestrated explosions in Mumbai on July 11, 2006. Five of these explosions are reported to have occurred on moving trains and the remaining two at railway stations. Most of those killed and injured were railway commuters.

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Eight…Eight…within a matter of minutes…Eight High Intenesity explosions tore through different parts of the Western Railway (WR) Network killing 174, injuring over 400+ people,crippling the entire transportation system altogether…

The Rains played their worst part slowing down the rescue work…
The Phone Systems went down like a castle of cards…not one call could get though…this lack of info lead to more confusion and panic…
People travelling from one end of the state to other could’nt get on trains (WR cancelled all activity) ….the entire load went on Central Railways Network,Buses, (other means)

Mumbai is being tested against all kinds of attacks…Last year the infamous 7/26 story were the entire city was submerged under water due to heavy rainfall…

The people of mumbai are fighting bravely against all odds…Mumbai has Bounced back every time it fell…its good to see Mumbai is back in bussiness..

7/11 will be sad day in history, innocent civilians suffering at the hands of cowardly acts of terror…

My Symphaties to all who lost their loved ones…

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