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 Post subject: Mindworm Alert!!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:36 pm 
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Mindworm Alert: 51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius

I recently got a copy of the book51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius. I spent hours just reading it, enthralled by the explanations of how to build stuff like the "Evil-Posessed Doll" or the "Rigged Lie Detector".

I NOW HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE SAID BOOK IS HOST TO A HIGHLY VIRULENT STRAIN OF MINDWORM. Ever since, I have not been able to get that book out of my head.

I was finally able to regain normal existence patterns by giving the book to a friend for safe-keeping, then submerging myself in TVTropes (which is addictive in itself. It's kind of like jumping out of the fire, into the frying pan.)

I have since learned that such actions carry their own consequences. Mainly, I should have given the book to someone who does not know how to use a soldering iron.

The book is great-- heck, it's incredible!-- but if you do obtain a copy, even through the library, beware.

And when you've caught it, don't say I didn't warn you. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:23 pm 
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Darn it SiB.

I'm never reading anything you suggest to me again.

Now I can't get it out of my mind!

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