March 22nd, 2004

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It was opening night at the Orpheum and the Amazing Claude was topping the bill. People came from miles around to see the famed hypnotist do his stuff.

As Claude took to the stage, he announced, "Unlike most stage hypnotists who invite two or three people up onto the stage to be put into a trance, I intend to hypnotize each and every member of the audience."

The excitement was almost electric as Claude withdrew a beautiful antique pocket watch from his coat. "I want you each to keep your eye on this antique watch. It's a very special watch. It's been in my family for six generations."

He began to swing the watch gently back and forth while quietly chanting, "Watch the watch, watch the watch, watch the watch.... "

The crowd became mesmerized as the watch swayed back and forth, light gleaming off its polished surface.

Hundreds of pairs of eyes followed the swaying watch, until suddenly it slipped from the hypnotist's fingers and fell to the floor, breaking into a hundred pieces. "Shit!" said the hypnotist.

It took three weeks to clean up the theater.
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From gucky:

If you...

  1. ...owned a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?
    BBQ. Think Evret (sp?) and Jones in Berkeley.

  2. ...owned a small store, what kind of merchandise would you sell?
    Think "Distractions" on The Haight in S.F..

  3. ...wrote a book, what genre would it be?
    Think Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere.

  4. ...ran a school, what would you teach?
    Creative engineering. Basicly like drafting for artists.

  5. ...recorded an album, what kind of music would be on it?
    I would be a total Logan Whitehurst rip off or maybe MC Front-A-Lot.
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I just learned an interesting thing for those of you with digital cameras...

You know all the noise and spots your photo's have with long exposures? Those increase greatly with heat. So, if you need to do a long exposure, put your camera in the refrigerator (or possibly the freezer, but I'm not sure is that would thicken the internal lubrication too much). But besure to not cool the battery, as it will give out less power the colder it is.

Hmmm... I wonder if some one will invent/make cooling kit's for the expensive digital SLR's, so you can use them for star trail photography?