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3-card monty

Post  pinhedz on Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:56 pm

Does anybody know how this is played?

I Wiki-ed it but I didn't really get it. scratch

It seems you set the other guy up somehow and then you get to keep his money, or something. geek  

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Post  glue moon on Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:39 am

Learning to cheat from wikipedia?
the pinhed is easy prey for Doktor Evil!


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Post  felix on Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:34 am

Otherwise known as 3-card monte or Find the lady.

How to win:

... we look around Times Square and we are bombarded with the illusions that then carry us through the rest of our lives. All life is a three card monte. The commercial images. The shows on TV or in the news (“Greece worries plunge markets!” If I hear that one more time well, I’m going to do nothing, but I’m sure I’m going to hear it at least 100 more times). The pressures of our friends, peers, parents, colleagues. The pressure to OWN a home (“ROOTS!”), go to college (“you won’t get a job otherwise!”), the need for success and ambition, the need for $100 million to push off mortality, the need for us to fight every four years (“it’s either US or THEM who will run or ruin the country” , turning our friends and neighbors from full-blooded humans into plastic figurines who will either ruin or save us depending on who is elected).

Just like in 3 card monte, the key is to just stand back and observe the illusion. You can’t stop the illusion. But you don’t have to put up your money. You can just observe. You learn to observe by every day checking the “X” on some small, incremenetal self improvement physically, emotionally (be around positive people), mentally (be an idea machine) and spiritually (be grateful for the world we are in this moment). Then, as an observer, you can marvel at the beauty of the sleight of hand. The psychology that turns three cards on a cardboard box into MAGIC. How beautiful that is. Marvel at the way people manipulate the mark. Laugh in delight at the way everyone disappears when imaginary police are spotted. It’s all beautiful. It’s all entertainment.

Everything is theater. You are either an actor in the theater (and in almost every case, you are “the mark” 99% of the time) or you are in the audience. Being in the audience is fun. You can watch the illusion unfold in everything around you. You can admire the production quality. You can laugh at the things you find funny. The more illusions you train yourself to observe, the more fun you will have. Spot the illusion in everything. Appreciate the art of it. Appreciate the magic created by all the humans around us as they try to get us into their imaginary worlds and vision.

And once the show is over, the entertainers exit stage left. The curtain comes down. You can leave. The sun is outside and it’s time for you to enjoy it.

From : http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2012/06/how-to-win-at-three-card-monte/

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:08 am

I'm keeping the $20.00, but I'll put up the watch (the man at the watch shop already told me it can't be repaired Razz).

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Post  glue moon on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:36 am

felix wrote:How to win:
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Post  pinhedz on Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:59 am

Intelligence and maturity.  

So, what are we doing on the internet? Razz 

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Post  felix on Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:09 am

 
eise gesis wrote:
felix wrote:How to win:
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Suspect Shocked  

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Post  glue moon on Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:25 pm

The image links to the explanation, did you click on it?

pinhedz wrote:Intelligence and maturity.  

So, what are we doing on the internet? Razz 
I guess you can skip those stages

                                                                                


                

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Re: 3-card monty

Post  glue moon on Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:04 am

*wtf*


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Re: 3-card monty

Post  felix on Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:30 am

The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.

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Post  Otro Pinzata on Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:08 pm




it's tricky treaty

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