That ain’t baloney, it’s magic!


#1

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#2

“perhaps a luncheon meat as yet undefined.”

Holding back the vomit.


#3

Actually, the top piece is smaller as shown on the screen.


#4

That’s the “magic” in the meat…


#5

Wasn’t “Baloney Magic” a product Ron Popeil used to sell on TV?

You know, for kids.


#6

As for the video, I would like to see him apply ketchup to the fry BEFORE he moves the center piece of the device halfway in at 0:59.


#7

Two seconds in Gimp shows that these slices are nowhere near the same size. Like, not even close.


#8

Would it be churlish to point out that the angle of the photograph (and possibly the lens) has put a certain amount of perspective into the picture, resulting in quite significantly different pixel sizes in the two slices?


#9

The two pieces are genuinely the same size. The slight angle of the photo amplifies the difference, however I can assure you that done in life, the difference is almost almost the same. The Jastrow Illusion works, as proven by its popularity over such a long period.


#10

This is pickle and pepper loaf (or something very similar). When I used to slice meat in the deli, the 70+ crowd was keen on it (as well as mortadella, and far worse horrors). It’s like a slightly more flavorful bologna.


#11

Well, I’ve never thought of the Japanese as being known for their charcuterie… but I’d try it!


#12

But, but, but! Mortadella is the king of all luncheon meat!


#13

The juxtaposition of that clarinet sonata with Mickey D’s was the best part.


#14

What happens if you put a bunch of them on top of one another? Is it fan-shaped sausages all the way down?


#15

Only if combined with capocollo in a sandwich.


#16

I don’t think that would be a problem, he’d just have to extend his preparation time to also make a identical looking daub of ketchup on the second fry. :smiley:


#17

Shouldn’t it be “bologna” in the context of mixed meats? Baloney is a word for nonsense.


#18

“bologna” or “baloney” … pick your favorite.


#19

Wow. Not one of 200 million Japanese people have ever heard of this trick?
He did ask all of them, right?


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