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Le Woogie Card Trick?

 10:49 am on May 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Ok all, I'm freaked. Have any of you seen this, and can anyone explain how it happens?

I normally delete unread anything that has FWD in the subject line, I've seen it or someting like it too many times in 11 years online. I know you probably do the same thing, so it's possible a lot of you haven't seen it.

It's a silly little graphic of a card dealer and an array of 6 or 7 cards. You're supposed to pick one, scroll down, and find that card was removed from the second display.

(This thing comes up in the goog under Le Woogie Card Trick.) Anyway, the web version is a flash cartoon-type thing with music and clicks...but the html e-mail version I got didn't have clickable spots; you just select your card in your mind and scroll down to find it gone. Scoll back up, and mind-pick another, scroll back down, and now THAT one is gone.

What I don't get is -- I can see on the version with clickable spots that the graphics are changed, even though I have no clue how the right card is always selected for removal.

BUT using the e-mail one, there is no clicking, no re-draw, nothing to change the visible graphics on the mail page...HUH?

HOW does that work? I pulled on the scroll bar, so it's not even a mouse-over effect, might be related to visable property in the viewport or something like that. Or is it...SATAN? lol




 10:55 am on May 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

I would not focus too much on a single card...

Marketing Guy

 11:00 am on May 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

The resulting 5 cards arent in the initial 6. They just appear to be as the same numbers are used.

All the users sees is that the card they picked is gone.....magic! :)



 11:02 am on May 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

MacGuru is right..... um, none of the cards that are in the second set are in the first set.

Another sucka loses his $1...


<Edit: MarketingGuy beat me to it....>


 11:13 am on May 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

ROFL! thanks guys!

They got me. Twice. THIS is why I don't open FWD mail!

::: tosses $20 on the table, buys a round for the house, and slithers out the door ::::

~Dian :)


 11:17 am on May 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

and Scott:

All the users sees is that the card they picked is gone.....magic!

Naw, not magic, I was right the first time, it was Satan.

Dian :)
going for more coffee


 11:19 am on May 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

The devil is hard at work again I see.

I should try and get out more.


 11:25 am on May 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

The best version of this I've seen is an Excel worksheet. Search for card trick.xls and you'll find it.

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