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Wow, that's horrible.

So, something I do outside of gaming is fortune telling - playing card divination, palm reading, and numerology. Me, and others who do similar things, are generally called "psychic entertainers." And here's the thing - most of the people, like 99%, just do it to spend a few fun minutes with people. In fact, the majority of a "psychic" reading is personality analysis and giving some encouragement for the future. The same skills and techniques, however, can be used to fake knowledge of the dead or to pretend to communicate with the dead. Only the true narcissistic assholes do this, though, because it is seriously messing with people's emotions and memories solely for the ego trip of feeling powerful. While, yes, some clients may feel some relief, overall this practice seriously messes with the grieving process.

So, screw you, Amazon.
 

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I looked it up and a couple things stuck out. It's described as being "purportedly haunted" and one of the images of it shows a bunch of plates with the faces of former presidents painted like clowns.
All I have to say is that the only thing haunting that place is the ever present stench of tackiness.
Also it's right next to a cemetery.
 
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Wow, that's horrible.

So, something I do outside of gaming is fortune telling - playing card divination, palm reading, and numerology. Me, and others who do similar things, are generally called "psychic entertainers." And here's the thing - most of the people, like 99%, just do it to spend a few fun minutes with people. In fact, the majority of a "psychic" reading is personality analysis and giving some encouragement for the future. The same skills and techniques, however, can be used to fake knowledge of the dead or to pretend to communicate with the dead. Only the true narcissistic assholes do this, though, because it is seriously messing with people's emotions and memories solely for the ego trip of feeling powerful. While, yes, some clients may feel some relief, overall this practice seriously messes with the grieving process.

So, screw you, Amazon.
I just watched Nightmare Alley the other night. That deals with everything you are talking about here.
 

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That's some serious hate-on...:shock:

My first thought is "What did she do to that elephant?"
Admittedly, mine as well, but I wasn't planning to post it because well, if it's something painting the woman in poor light, she's dead already. And you know the rule, if you don't have anything good to say for the deceased, it's best not to say anything.
OTOH, the elephant didn't exactly say anything in the second attack, AFAICT:shade:.
 

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"He reassured me that the federal reserve isn't being run by aliens and that the coin isn't all that rare. He identified it as a hobo nickel, worth around $10-$20 to collectors,"Jordan explained.

"Although I was rather disappointed that I hadn't stumbled across proof of a government conspiracy or something valuable, the truth is still out there," Jordan said. "And I'll continue to search coin rolls to find it."

Delta Green Handler to the cell: "Job well done, boys and girls!"
 

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Canadian radio station looses all their SAN at once:


Well it is one of their softer songs...

 
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