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03 April 2008

Art of Distraction

Unrelated Stuff: Yay! 299 unique visits on April Fool's Day according to my sitemeter weekly stats.

"Pickpockets are masters of psychological manipulation and control, says Derren. 'Though they are gone in an instant, what they are doing when they steal from you is using a psychological version of visual misdirection – controlling your attention. For instance, they might focus your attention by 'accidentally' touching one wrist, so you're not paying attention as they slip your watch from the other." ---- Darren Brown [Diversionary Tactics]

April Fool's Day is one of the best day to announce a truth and later to be misjudged as a lie.
For instance, On the 12am 1st of april, Tell someone: "I burned down your house! April Fool's Day! No, Its was actually the firecrackers I was playing with that burnt it down."
So, I'd say April Fool's Day is a very tricky day.
Its the best freaking day to tell someone a dark secret and get away with it.

My previous post on April Fool's Day, I broke an unspoken rule of blogging and managed to get away with it. I recycled an old blog post word for word. The proper way to do this is to write something similar then link back to your old blog post.
But Nooooo...... I'm someone who loves to play around with unspoken rule. So I changed the date of my old blog post and woila, a seemingly new blog post. Someone who has great attention to details would probably wonder why the first 3 comments were made in 2007.

I'm glad that no one pointed that out. I'm relieved to know that no one was fanatic enough to stalk my blog.

So, there you go. I used April Fool's Day to break an unspoken blogging rule.
What do you think, was that a good Diversionary Tactic?
Or am I just making up some nonsensical crappy stuff?


rue-hann said...

u geng~

buta chan said...

hmm,299 hits, impressive huh! :)

Johnny Ong said...

ran out of words, is it?

Deimos Tel`Arin said...

Oh you lazy mofo! You ought to get your rear end spanked! :D

Simon Seow said...


Jillian said...

Haha, I didn't even notice the previous comments. I usually only read those if they are funny or from another blogger I know!

Next time, though... I'll be paying attention...

Christopher said...

299? That's a lot! Mine not that "cun" yet! Yeah, April Fool's can be misleading! Say....you can confess to a person, and if he/she reject..then u can just say it's a joke! Wuahaha! =)

MIchael Aulia said...

LoL.. I miss playing Magic The Gathering with my friedns

SlowCatchUpKuan said...

i can't believe u recycled ur post LOL

sksee said...

Ah Magic The Gathering, certainly bring back memories. I used to play 4th edition and Ice Age cards.

Congrats on the impressive unique visitors on April Fool's day.

You sure you're not fooling me again??

curryegg said...

haha... you're a real mystery guy..
and wow! 299 leh.. congratulation... ;D

Homeless said...

Just want to say thanks in advance :)

3POINT8 said...

Geng leh? Thats why this known as the Sarcastic&Witty blog!

[Buta Chan]
Yup yup. My highest unique visitor so far. Proud Proud. Want me to teach you what I did to achieve that?

[Johnny Ong]
Kinda. I was busy that period. And I thought: "Why not recycle an old post? I consider it my as oe of masterpiece and not many people read that before"

Ouch... Keep it coming!

3POINT8 said...

Now you know.

Hahaha. I think everyone has better things to do that to notice comments made in a particular date and time.

Yaya. Thats why! I wasted my April Fool's Day. Bt the time I realised everyone was doing that, it was already on the 2nd of April. Dang it!

[Micheal Aulia]
Yea! Me too. I used to play from Urza till Odessey Block. What about you? Which block did u play?

3POINT8 said...

Ahaha. Of course. This is the Sarcastic&Witty blog of 3POINT8. I try to make post with more than one meaning. It can be funny or offensive depending on how you interpret them.

Wow. 4th ed till Ice Age... That was a long time ago. I used to play from Urza till Odessey Block
299...that was real. I'm not fooling anyone. There there, I've attached some proof in this post.

me -> mysterious? Thanks thanks!
now that I've reached 299, I want to go for 380 next!

My pleasure. Say, I didn't get your name. How should I address you?

Johnny Ong said...

wow, masterpiece ..... LOL!

3POINT8 said...

[Johnny Ong]
Back then i was one of the most proud article I came up with, so I label em with Masterpiece. Back then I'm not into writing yet, so when I finish writing that blogpost, I had this sense of achievement.