Monday, July 31, 2006

i have this desire...

...and i need a distraction...

Okay, so we all know that advertising on websites is basically the worst invention ever. Who really needs a flashy new car, or matchmaking services, or a feasible weight-loss plan?

Okay, so most everyone.


But that is not the point.

The POINT is that the stupid banners crowd my space and distract my attention from more important things. Like did Katie Homes really even have a baby? I mean, there's couch-jumping and icky PDA and then nothing. It's like a BLACK HOLE AROUND THERE!!!!


Also not the point.

However, sometimes, in a very few instances, like Π instances (or pie instances) links can be useful.

Take my in-the-works website for example. The links there light up when you roll over them, allowing for hours of entertainment by scrolling

back........................................................................


........................and forth.................................................

.......and back..................................................

..................................................and forth.................................


.......................and back.........................................

....................................and so forth..........................


.....................................................................and i'm back.


V E R Y U S E F U L



Well today on my new google group page was the usefullest of all links:





woah.


Okay, so who doesn't need that information?


Okay, so most everyone.

....................................But that is not the point.


i needed that information!!!!


and now i have it.

Steps:

1. Prepare a number of everyday objects which have different variations or types.
2. Induce a sense of ease and familiarity in the audience. These are things they see every day, they are familiar with them and do not need to look closely.

3. Ask each person to chose one object specifically. They must concentrate on it to the exclusion of all else. Remember the details thoroughly. Possibly try and make a picture of it in their minds.
4. Take away the objects and arrange a distraction.***

5. Redisplay the objects but make sure each one is slightly different from everyone previously shown.

No one in the audience will be able to see the item they chose. Very few people will understand that this is because ALL the items changed.




sweet. double sweet even.











***only, what the heck!?!?!? "arrange a distraction"

got any steps for that?

a catalogue for mail-order stampeding animals perhaps?

power-outage in a bottle?

essence of some obscure amazonian root that causes temporary blindness?


I mean, this is kind of a necessary step, i can't just skip it or something...

.... hmm...the private number of the manager for the championship double dutch team...?




So..... any suggestions?



Click on the useful link here↓

6 comments:

AnneGirl said...

That amazonian root reminded me of essence of something Adriane left in the fridge too long...JUST KIDDING!!!

And just why are we coming up with carefully crafted distractions? Shifty eyes...I have the oddest sensation I'm about to be duped.

Adriane said...

I haven't commented until now because I didn't know what to say. I wish I'd known how to create an illusion before!

Anonymous said...

Distraction? I know. How about free screenings?

Meagan said...

thanks a lot anonymous. i just got busted for laughing out loud in the library.

Erika said...

So just what IS the deal with the Cruise-Holmeses? And why does everyone care? I bet they had the baby, it was just really ugly. If I had an ugly baby, I'd hide it too.

Maria said...

oh, Erika... that was harsh. are you hidding something from us?