I’m just too worn out tonight to do any writing, so I will offer some entertaining fluff for my legions of readers: two links from my friend Eugene Jen over at the PubSub command center.

First, an amusing little diversion. Can you work out the simple trick?

Next, some perplexing scientific questions.


  1. Kevin Kim says

    re: “simple trick”

    I’ve been to websites like that one before. Freaked me out the first time, but not the second, because the trick is…

    …you gotta make a list of ALL the cards in the original lineup– noting their value AND suit– before you click and have your mind “read.” Compare that list with the cards that appear AFTER you click, and you’ll notice something fishy.

    Veeeerrrrrrrry fishy.


    [Note to readers: I’ve concealed Kevin’s Kim’s “spoiler” (yes, he figured it out – no surprise, given his mental acuity) behind some HTML markup. Do a rightclick->”View Source” if you want to see it. -Malcolm]

    Posted January 6, 2006 at 8:52 am | Permalink
  2. Chloe says

    too obvious.

    Posted January 9, 2006 at 4:33 pm | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    Hi Chloë!

    No shock to me, of course, that you saw right through it, given your nimble mind.

    Thanks for dropping in!

    Posted January 9, 2006 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

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