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!”
“THAT IS FREAKY!!!”
“Ask Jud what the name of my dog is!”
“JUD GETS IT RIGHT EVERY TIME!!!”
Ask Jud: Supernatural Psychic, Computer Virus, or Freaky Prank?
What is it?
The Ask Jud(or askjud.com) 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 askjud.com.
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.
What happens next, is what reminds me of a David Blaine trick.
It’s pure magic.
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 askjud.com, instantly answers the question.
Jud Answers My Question: How does askjud.com 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.
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.