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(Yahoo)   Meet Peter Magic, who wins stuffed toys at carnivals for kids. Not to be confused with Magic Mike who does something similar for the kids mothers   (gma.yahoo.com) divider line 84
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2012-09-05 01:23:34 PM
I've often wondered if ex carnies/really skilled people troll these game booths and work em for prizes.. since ya know.. a lot of the games are fixed and they need their comeuppance!
 
2012-09-05 01:32:05 PM
Odds this guy is a kiddy diddler 5:1

*clicks link, looks at picture*

Ok make that 1:2
 
2012-09-05 01:56:43 PM
Poor guy had to change his name from Dick Illusion.
 
2012-09-05 02:18:14 PM
Yeah, that's totally not creepy whatsoever.
 
2012-09-05 02:18:49 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Poor guy had to change his name from Dick Illusion.


Dick Illusion is my Lady Gaga cover band.
 
2012-09-05 04:10:15 PM
Feel the bass?
 
2012-09-05 04:10:30 PM
Okay, I'll fall into the trap...

Magic Mike?
 
2012-09-05 04:14:05 PM
Peter Magic? or...............Magic Peter?
 
2012-09-05 04:16:09 PM

Macinfarker: Okay, I'll fall into the trap...

Magic Mike?


Google is a wondrous, almost...magic tool...
 
2012-09-05 04:17:33 PM
Wouldn't a better use of his money be just buying stuffed animals for kids? Because, you know, the prizes are crap?
 
2012-09-05 04:17:59 PM
"I just am fortunate that the guy above has given me these talents that no one else has," he says.

Forget those starving children in Africa, God has truly given this guy a gift.
 
2012-09-05 04:18:23 PM
So he's a Hero for passing out cheap Chinese stuffed animals to lazy children and cutting the profit margins of hard working American carnies tried to just feed their families?
 
2012-09-05 04:18:46 PM
"So a car salesman is a sweetheart after all. I should drop by his dealership and buy a car from him. Good thing they mentioned where he worked in a totally incidental and off hand way."

The only question that wasn't answered was what sort of deal the reporter got to put this piece of fluff in the media. I'm guessing a few bills probably covered it. Makes you grateful for such a fine, upstanding group reporting the news during this crucial election year.
 
2012-09-05 04:22:59 PM
Yahoo has video for some of the dumbest shiat on their site, but no video of this guy trolling carnies!!!

Nice troll Yahoo!
 
2012-09-05 04:24:10 PM
images.neopets.com
 
2012-09-05 04:26:13 PM
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-09-05 04:27:07 PM

CraicBaby: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Poor guy had to change his name from Dick Illusion.

Dick Illusion is my Lady Gaga cover band.


Coffee meet keyboard.
 
2012-09-05 04:30:25 PM

kceaton: Macinfarker: Okay, I'll fall into the trap...

Magic Mike?

Google is a wondrous, almost...magic tool...


Don't confuse me with your "culture"
 
2012-09-05 04:30:25 PM

Dr.Knockboots: I've often wondered if ex carnies/really skilled people troll these game booths and work em for prizes.. since ya know.. a lot of the games are fixed and they need their comeuppance!


Considering the reward costs less than playing the game in most cases, probably not
 
2012-09-05 04:32:50 PM

bhcompy: Dr.Knockboots: I've often wondered if ex carnies/really skilled people troll these game booths and work em for prizes.. since ya know.. a lot of the games are fixed and they need their comeuppance!

Considering the reward costs less than playing the game in most cases, probably not


This. Worked at Cedar Point for a summer. The prizes for the dollar games usually cost about 25 cents.
 
2012-09-05 04:33:28 PM
Yeah...I hope he realizes for the gas money and ticket prices he pays, he could buy those cheap, bulk-imported Chinese toys for less than it costs him to win them.
 
2012-09-05 04:34:26 PM
Was that The Onion?

Did he really say, "taking my skills to the next level"?
 
2012-09-05 04:40:34 PM
Anybody here remember the '70's one-hit wonder band called Pilot? Their hit was called Magic. "Ho, ho, ho It's magic, you know/Never believe it's not so." My brother and I always heard that as "my dick". "Ho, ho, ho It's my dick, you know/Never believe it's not so."

Anyway, when I heard the name Peter Magic, that's what I thought of.

/back to your regularly scheduled FARK
 
2012-09-05 04:42:24 PM
He is every carny's nightmare.
 
2012-09-05 04:43:01 PM
It's a kind gesture on his part and I'm disappointed that any man who shows an interest in the well being or compassion towards children is supected of being a pedo nowadays. That's not a healthy view for society as a whole, as male role models are just as important as female role models to children of either gender.

/yeah, I know. Welcometofark.jpg
 
2012-09-05 04:43:28 PM

Macinfarker: Okay, I'll fall into the trap...

Magic Mike?


I thought Magic Mike was a vibrator shaped like a microphone. Or something like that.

Premise for that movie sounds like a, uh, won'tbeseeingit.
 
2012-09-05 04:44:43 PM

topcon: Yeah...I hope he realizes for the gas money and ticket prices he pays, he could buy those cheap, bulk-imported Chinese toys for less than it costs him to win them.


That's not the point.

For example, if you calculate the amount of time I spend getting ready to hunt, along with the cost of the license, the time actually spent hunting, and the cost of things like ammunition, arrows, deer piss, clothes, etc., then I'm not really getting all that a good of a deal on meat.

Doesn't mean I'm going to stop.
 
2012-09-05 04:45:24 PM
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*Ad Rock sample* DROOOOPP
 
2012-09-05 04:47:07 PM

busy chillin': Feel the bass?


DJ Magic Mike make the car go boom!

/and all this time I thought I was alone
 
2012-09-05 04:47:19 PM
Why not just buy the toys?
 
2012-09-05 04:49:13 PM
I used to collect "Marlboro Miles" so I could rip off cigarette companies wholesale.

Gave away $50,000 worth of gifts in a 12--year span, my neighbor's little daughter made out like a bandit.
 
2012-09-05 04:52:14 PM
Navin R. Johnson: [bleakly] I've already given away eight pencils, two hoola dolls, and an ashtray, and I've only taken in fifteen dollars.
Frosty: Navin, you have taken in fifteen dollars and given away fifty cents worth of crap, which gives us a net profit of fourteen dollars and fifty cents.
Navin R. Johnson: Ah... It's a profit deal. Takes the pressure off. Get your weight guessed right here! Only a buck! Actual live weight guessing! Take a chance and win some crap!
 
2012-09-05 04:59:25 PM
Properly directed, I wonder what else he could have achieved in life with those skills. Neurosurgeon? Aeronautical engineer? At least he found a good use, one other than gambling, or worse, something criminal.

Someday, maybe, we'll figure out how to recognize talents early and help people maximize them.
 
2012-09-05 05:02:47 PM

Gelatinous: Properly directed, I wonder what else he could have achieved in life with those skills. Neurosurgeon? Aeronautical engineer? At least he found a good use, one other than gambling, or worse, something criminal.

Someday, maybe, we'll figure out how to recognize talents early and help people maximize them.


I dunno. Seems like there wouldn't be that large of a market for me pleasuring myself.
 
2012-09-05 05:03:34 PM
I met my husband at Magic Mike's. Of course *our* Magic Mike's was a game shop where a bunch of us
got together a couple of times a week to play D&D.
 
2012-09-05 05:07:52 PM

nopokerface: Was that The Onion?

Did he really say, "taking my skills to the next level"?


He did indeed. Next, he's taking them to South Beach.
 
2012-09-05 05:10:04 PM

dittybopper: Gelatinous: Properly directed, I wonder what else he could have achieved in life with those skills. Neurosurgeon? Aeronautical engineer? At least he found a good use, one other than gambling, or worse, something criminal.

Someday, maybe, we'll figure out how to recognize talents early and help people maximize them.

I dunno. Seems like there wouldn't be that large of a market for me pleasuring myself.


Have a webcam?
 
2012-09-05 05:13:39 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-09-05 05:15:43 PM
It's kinda funny to read about how difficult they've made these games, while maintaining the appearance of attainability.

That's a science right there, folks!

The actual array of deceptive carnie games is rather limited. I think there's primarily only about a dozen of them that get reused over and over. So... someone inventing a new "game" which looks attractively easy yet is in fact impossibly hard, and not troubled by a need to be "judged" subjectively by the carnie (which no one would trust, you wouldn't want to play a game which requires you to "impress" a carnie).

It's gotta be a game everyone secretly THINKS they'll be uniquely good at, better than everyone else. You wouldn't be fooled by a game which appeared so simple EVERYONE should be winning it. It's to bait a person with the belief that they'll be able to show off.

Ever notice that Renfaires have somewhat similar games, but without prizes? I can see the owners probably saw the scamming as a liability for the operation, and Renfaires are big-dollar operations, and fixed, too. But I've never seen it come up anywhere.
 
2012-09-05 05:18:06 PM
www.duncanchannon.com

"Free Stuffed Animals"
 
2012-09-05 05:22:23 PM

Hagenhatesyouall: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 300x300]


If there was anyway to get a PSU logo in the eyes, it would be complete...
 
2012-09-05 05:28:26 PM

LaraAmber: dittybopper: Gelatinous: Properly directed, I wonder what else he could have achieved in life with those skills. Neurosurgeon? Aeronautical engineer? At least he found a good use, one other than gambling, or worse, something criminal.

Someday, maybe, we'll figure out how to recognize talents early and help people maximize them.

I dunno. Seems like there wouldn't be that large of a market for me pleasuring myself.

Have a webcam?


Female = Webcam + Big Bucks
Male = Webcam + chatroulette..
 
2012-09-05 05:29:17 PM

under a mountain: Yahoo has video for some of the dumbest shiat on their site, but no video of this guy trolling carnies!!!

Nice troll Yahoo!


boingboing had this story a few days ago... complete with video.
 
2012-09-05 05:34:00 PM
I'll add my 2 cents to what Loaded Six String said: this guy is doing a decent thing and doesn't deserve the Pedo label.

/ 40 this December, never married.
// entire families cross the street when I approach.
/// haz a sad.
 
2012-09-05 05:37:39 PM
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2012-09-05 05:45:11 PM

bwilson27: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x393]

 

www.instablogsimages.com
 
2012-09-05 05:47:26 PM

MBooda: Anybody here remember the '70's one-hit wonder band called Pilot? Their hit was called Magic. "Ho, ho, ho It's magic, you know/Never believe it's not so." My brother and I always heard that as "my dick". "Ho, ho, ho It's my dick, you know/Never believe it's not so."

Anyway, when I heard the name Peter Magic, that's what I thought of.

/back to your regularly scheduled FARK


images.usatoday.com

Excuse me, waiter, but this anecdote your brought me isn't very good. Would you take it back and bring me a better one? Thanks.
 
2012-09-05 05:52:12 PM
my husband and I fill 2-3 huge leaf bags a year with stuffed toys we "win" from Claw Machines. Every Christmas we give the bags to Toys for Tots and Salvation Army.

Local Police Departments and Fire like the toys too, for when they have to deal with distressed little kids.

FYI.
 
2012-09-05 05:53:38 PM

Sofa King Smart: under a mountain: Yahoo has video for some of the dumbest shiat on their site, but no video of this guy trolling carnies!!!

Nice troll Yahoo!

boingboing had this story a few days ago... complete with video.


Wimp also had it on 8/29 complete with video

/A little rusty with links
 
2012-09-05 06:06:34 PM

Oznog: It's kinda funny to read about how difficult they've made these games, while maintaining the appearance of attainability.

That's a science right there, folks!

The actual array of deceptive carnie games is rather limited. I think there's primarily only about a dozen of them that get reused over and over. So... someone inventing a new "game" which looks attractively easy yet is in fact impossibly hard, and not troubled by a need to be "judged" subjectively by the carnie (which no one would trust, you wouldn't want to play a game which requires you to "impress" a carnie).

It's gotta be a game everyone secretly THINKS they'll be uniquely good at, better than everyone else. You wouldn't be fooled by a game which appeared so simple EVERYONE should be winning it. It's to bait a person with the belief that they'll be able to show off.

Ever notice that Renfaires have somewhat similar games, but without prizes? I can see the owners probably saw the scamming as a liability for the operation, and Renfaires are big-dollar operations, and fixed, too. But I've never seen it come up anywhere.


Now that's the talk of a smart mark. Have I got a game for you.
 
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