Ask Jud: The Answer is Magic

October 10, 2007 — 16 Comments

Like a potent virus, Jud swept into the computer lab and quickly infected over half my computers–not to mention the kids using them.

“NO WAY!! How did it know that?”

“Ask Jud who is standing behind you!”


“Ask Jud what the name of my dog is!”


Ask Jud: Supernatural Psychic, Computer Virus, or Freaky Prank?

What is it?

The Ask Jud(or Computer Prank is a virus, pure and simple. You can call it the AJCP virus (Ask Jud Computer Prank virus) for short. It’s spread from host to host through word of mouth and has an incubation period limited only to a carrier’s access to a computer with internet connection.

How is it spread?

It all starts with an initial carrier and works like a magic trick. He (or she) who knows the prank gets all the power and attention–almost as if they are suddenly able to perform David Blaine Magic. Once they know the magic, all this David Blaine impersonator needs to do is simply hop on a computer, zip to the Internet and go to

Once at the site all you need to do is draw attention to the idea that there’s an entity within the Internet that can answer all of your questions. Kind of like a Ouiga board but with dead on accuracy.
Peter Answers: Special Report
What happens next, is what reminds me of a David Blaine trick.

It’s pure magic.

Pure genius.

In the first box, the keyboardist types in the petition:

Jud, please answer the following:”

In the second box the typist enters whatever question they’d like–usually from the growing crowd.

What is Jesse’s middle name?

Upon hitting the return button, Jud, from his comfortable couch at, instantly answers the question.



Jud Answers My Question: How does work? The Magic Tricks Revealed

First, instead of typing in the petition box, “Jud, please answer the . . .” begin by instead typing:


That’s right. Simply type a period. What happens next is pure magical genius.

Instead of seeing what you’d expect (a “.”) you see a “J”. Then type whatever the heck you want and the rest of the phrase “Jud, please answer the following” appears.

As long as nobody pays any attention to where your fingers are actually landing, the prank works slick.

Step 2

The trick to the prank is to here type in the answer to whatever question you are going to ask next. When you’re done just keep typing until the phrase is complete. Whenever you hit the “:” your cursor will jump to the next box–where you’ll type in the actual question.

Hit return and bingo! Whatever you really typed into the petition box appears.

So there, my dear friends. The truth has set you free.

Have fun (and play responsibly!).

What? Still feeling a bit confused? Experiencing a little deja’vu perhaps? Maybe it’s because you’ve already read a post almost exactly like this one but instead of asking Jud, you were looking to Peter for answers.

Heh. Can’t have too much of a good thing I guess.

Chris Wondra


16 responses to Ask Jud: The Answer is Magic

  1. Gee, sounds fairly familiar…


    ohh… ahem bad virtual cough today

  3. i was one of those “oh my god peter knew the right answer!!! he must be watching us….” for about 20 minutes during which my friend fooled me…

    now i hold the power. sure, the novelty wears off around people who knew how it worked, or if you accidentally make a mistake while typing (face it, not everyone is a perfect touch typist) the answer or the question or something, and people figure it out.

    but i am still awaiting to fool two of my more naive friends. they don’t know the secret.

    just as a side note, i prefer peteranswers better, for the visual aesthetics as well as the links are slightly easier to use.

  4. thankyou for telling me how askjud works, it never answered my questions anyway!


  5. I have a problem, my son and friends where asking jud questions and it told my son his name and the color of shirt he was wearing. Now, does jud ask you questions? Itthen asked to go look in his closet after asking what number was on his dirtbike. When they where done it asked if my son liked axes. By the way when jud answered what color my sons shirt was, it said, “bloody red”. Can someone explain this to me and how I can explain this to my now scared son.

  6. That is just pure virtual genius. Some kid on my bus with an iPhone showed us peter and we were so amazed. Now i know the reason that he wouldn’t let us type in the question.

  7. I hate to say it but I prefer Ask Jud now – it just is such a nice clean looking, Web 2.0 feel page. And the answers are just as good!

  8. When I try and use the ask jud prank it dodn’t work. Well it works for the petition but it wont let me type my question. I’m so confused. If you can Chris tell what I’m doing wrong. I type the . then my answer etc until the end of question. Then it won’t let me type my question. It might be cuz I’m not typing th : but the website won’t type it or let me type for the petition when I use the prank!

  9. reply to Zeeman October 25, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Zeeman heres the most rational answers.
    1. The controler of the website was probably playing a sick prank.
    2. If your son’s friend typed the question he probably typed the weird answers.
    3. There could be something creepy going on like Peter answers.
    I highly doubt it’s 3 though. It could be but there would be more creepy comments and a much more supernatural type of website.

  10. I’m really2 scared after read that comments..
    is peter an evil??

    (sorry, i cant speak english well)

  11. rebeccagonzales May 3, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    color of my bra

  12. everytime i ask a question, jud/peter, never answers!! 🙁 it makes me mad because, i did it before, in a computer lab, and it got everything they asked about me right! but when i come to my friends house, it never worked again! 🙁 please help!

  13. please, help me. How to use ask jud???????????????????

  14. i like to no more about jud

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