Saturday, January 23, 2010

Letter From Satan to...

I thought this was interesting...
Saw some other things that interest me:
An elaborately decorated fortune teller.

A fortune teller, (cootie catcher, scrunchie, chatterbox), is origami used in fortune-telling games. A player asks a question, and the fortune teller operator answers using an algorithm to manipulate the fortune teller's shape. Questions, answers, colors or numbers may be written on the fortune teller. Manipulations are done by various similar methods, for example:

The player asks a question of the person holding the fortune teller; this question will be answered by the device. The holder then asks for a number or color. Once the number or color is chosen, the holder uses their fingers to switch between the two groups of colors and numbers inside the fortune teller. The holder switches these positions a number of times: which may be determined by the the number of letters in the color selected, the number originally chosen, or the sum of both. Once the holder has finished switching the positions of the fortune teller, the player chooses one of the flaps revealed. These flaps often have colors or numbers on them. The holder then lifts the flap and reveals the fortune underneath. Steps may be repeated to suit the users.

These devices can be "rigged" by the placement of only even numbers on one "position" and only odd numbers on the other, causing forced placement to an even position. This will generate only good or bad fortunes.

Construction steps for the fortune teller
Take a sheet of paper.
Fold corner up till it meets the other side.
Fold other corner up till it meets the other side.
Cut off the area at the top.
Unfold it and you now have a square piece.
Fold up all four corners so that the points meet in the middle.
It should now look like this.
Flip it over.
Fold up all four corners so that the points meet in the middle.
It should now look like this.
Fold it.
Work you fingers into the four corners.

Call the Nestle Crunch Hotline at 1-800-295-0051, When you are asked if you want to continue in English or Spanish, just wait quietly for about 10 seconds and you will smile. Promise! Keep going and press 4. Listen to the options...then press 7.

Really do this, OK? you will love it!

Politically I know That company is bad but this is funny and I would eat the candy bar so I am sort of half PC.

Talk to you later,

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
- Thomas Jefferson

1 comment:

Janyce said...

We made those fortune tellers in grade school. Memories!!