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September 27, 2007 7:06 PM   Subscribe

Dice Stacking. Yes, it is a thing. Yes, it is impressive. Yes, it is real. Yes, it is so impressive that you will doubt that it is real.
posted by Rock Steady (47 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
After finding out Gondry's trick for solving Rubik's cubes with his feet, I no longer trust magicians on YouTube.

WHAT THE F?!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:11 PM on September 27, 2007 [11 favorites]


I'm definitely going to buy the dice stacking kit.

Oh wait, I'm not.
posted by b1tr0t at 7:14 PM on September 27, 2007


Actually I'm not impressed at all. You roll the dice in the cup to get them to line up, and after that, it's not difficult at all.
posted by delmoi at 7:16 PM on September 27, 2007


Feh. They're all six-siders. Where's the challenge in that?
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:18 PM on September 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


I was prepared to say something snarky... but that's actually pretty cool.
posted by Poolio at 7:18 PM on September 27, 2007


Actually I'm not impressed at all. You roll the dice in the cup to get them to line up, and after that, it's not difficult at all.

Yeah, that's kind of the way I feel when I see some jerk playing the guitar. All he's doing is pressing on the strings and plucking them to make sound.
posted by TrialByMedia at 7:22 PM on September 27, 2007 [9 favorites]


WHAT THE F?!

That's fucking hilarious.
posted by Poolio at 7:30 PM on September 27, 2007


Newton wouldn't have been impressed, either.
posted by IronLizard at 7:31 PM on September 27, 2007


So I misread the dice part and thought it said dick. Dick stacking, that would be impressive.
posted by Sailormom at 7:32 PM on September 27, 2007


Bigger than cup stacking?
posted by demiurge at 7:32 PM on September 27, 2007


Holy crap that's impressive.
posted by gandledorf at 7:34 PM on September 27, 2007


What I found really disturbing was the fact that in the first video linked the camera was trained on the stacker's package the whole time.
posted by Kattullus at 7:34 PM on September 27, 2007


WHAT THE F?!

I can't believe they made another one of those.
posted by dreamsign at 7:36 PM on September 27, 2007


Oh, and how he constructs a giant phallus in the beginning of the second link.
posted by Kattullus at 7:38 PM on September 27, 2007


Clearly, that is the work of the devil. Kudos dark overlord.
posted by Mr_Zero at 7:53 PM on September 27, 2007


Bigger than cup stacking?

This all started with christianity and then the Rubik's cube.
posted by jsavimbi at 7:54 PM on September 27, 2007


"The Crossover" is right: the raver-gamer crossover. When he got that elbow work into it, I said to myself: Self, this is pure ravergamertainment.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 7:59 PM on September 27, 2007


my head asplode.
posted by crunchywelch at 8:00 PM on September 27, 2007


a very impressive combination of physics and coordination, with a good soundtrack to boot. if i had a bunch of weed and free time i'd take a stab at it.
posted by waxboy at 8:09 PM on September 27, 2007


YAHTZEE!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:09 PM on September 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


Enjoy a lifetime of busking.
posted by boo_radley at 8:22 PM on September 27, 2007


Much better than that stupid girl with the cup stacking. Cups are for babies.
posted by dhammond at 8:24 PM on September 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


Show me the videos for d4 stacking.
posted by infowar at 8:25 PM on September 27, 2007


Actually I'm not impressed at all. You roll the dice in the cup to get them to line up, and after that, it's not difficult at all.

You are high. Or, not high enough.
posted by ORthey at 8:28 PM on September 27, 2007


I doubt that's real.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 8:33 PM on September 27, 2007


>>
Clearly, that is the work of the devil. Kudos dark overlord.


I agree. This is witchcraft. Backed by a snazzy 90's soundtrack.
posted by spec80 at 8:35 PM on September 27, 2007


What fun! Cool! I love it when people think up playful, unlikely things to do. Enjoy the sound of dice rattling in a cup, especially playing liar's dice.

Adding to the hobbying enthusiasm...

Solo hacky sack awesomeness and with a soccer ball.

Sepak takraw amazingness.

David Capurro, the Yoyo King.

Thai spinning.

One minute painting.
posted by nickyskye at 8:36 PM on September 27, 2007 [3 favorites]


David Capurro rocks. !!!
Thanks nickyskye
posted by HappyHippo at 8:44 PM on September 27, 2007


Yeah, that's kind of the way I feel when I see some jerk playing the guitar. All he's doing is pressing on the strings and plucking them to make sound.

Well, different things take different amounts of skill. Playing the guitar well might be impressive, but are we supposed to be impressed when people can ride a bike without falling over? Or drive a car? Those things take coordination as well.
posted by delmoi at 9:18 PM on September 27, 2007


That guy has impressive amounts of free time. Really.
posted by pracowity at 9:46 PM on September 27, 2007


No God of Gamblers jokes?
posted by chunking express at 9:48 PM on September 27, 2007


Go to any bar in China and you will see the servers doing this. The most popular drinking games involve a cup and dice, so during their free time the servers practice stacking dice and fancy shaking techniques.
posted by afu at 10:22 PM on September 27, 2007


Poolio: I was prepared to say something snarky... but that's actually pretty cool.

nothing makes sense to me anymore.
posted by CitizenD at 10:44 PM on September 27, 2007


Afu, I've been to approximately 1000 bars in China and never seen anyone do this shit. Liar's dice is super common, yeah, but I've never seen anything approaching this from anyone at a bar. Do you do all your drinking at one of the new Macau casinos?
posted by bluejayk at 11:15 PM on September 27, 2007


Well, I've never seen anyone do it as good as the videos posted here, but I've seen a few guys that could do a consistent stack of 4. Maybe my local dive is just a hotspot for dice enthusiasts.
posted by afu at 1:21 AM on September 28, 2007


In case anyone was wondering, his desktop background is "Fluorescence", from Digital Blasphemy.
posted by honest knave at 1:52 AM on September 28, 2007


Well, I've never seen anyone do it as good as the videos posted here, but I've seen a few guys that could do a consistent stack of 4.

The only one that really impressed me was the clip where the guy takes eight dice of two different colours, and shakes them into two single-coloured columns. Most of the other stuff -- meh.

But I might think it's meh because I'm intrigued by the idea of dice control as a means of getting an edge against the house in craps. There's a growing literature on this stuff sometimes called precision shooting, power craps, dice setting, etc. The guys who do this have to throw the dice the length of the table, and then make them bounce off the backboard before landing where they put them.

Is it possible? I don't know. There are people making a decent living from selling lessons in the technique. And respected gambling authors who swear that people are cleaning up with it. And others -- like the Casino bosses, who believe they're deluding themselves, and current Casino conditions make controlled throws impossible. But if it is possible, I'm guessing that it's one of those things like dealing from the middle of the deck, that takes a lifetime to master.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:19 AM on September 28, 2007


I'll buy into this the day after I buy into the sky wizard.
posted by notreally at 4:21 AM on September 28, 2007


That's all very nice, but if he doesn't get rid of that smarmy little goatee he's never going to get laid.
posted by seanmpuckett at 4:29 AM on September 28, 2007


nickyskye: your soccer ball link looks whole lot like dice.
posted by puffmoike at 6:50 AM on September 28, 2007


I really like how when he completes a trick he kind of pushes off from the table as if to say, "Take that!"
posted by OmieWise at 6:59 AM on September 28, 2007


puffmoike, ach, pooped out link fu. Now can't find that limber footed rascal. Another one, female.
posted by nickyskye at 7:37 AM on September 28, 2007


I watched that dice stacking video and now there's orange soda in my mouth. What the F?!
posted by NationalKato at 9:52 AM on September 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


truly the dumbest thing i've seen on the internet... this week!
posted by MeatLightning at 3:40 PM on September 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Coin stacking.
posted by nickyskye at 5:19 PM on September 28, 2007


Chow Yun-Fat was in a series of movies about genius gamblers, and dice tricks were featured prominently. (For instance, he was supposed to be able to identify the 'face' value of the dice rolled in a cup just by hearing. But I assume that's just poetic license.)
posted by of strange foe at 12:29 PM on September 29, 2007


WOW. That's awesome. I wish I had a trick or thing (I'm trying to develop one with tennis balls or streamers).

nickyskye: There's a guy here in Brisbane that does spray paint art in public in the city. He originally did planet scapes but has now branched off to fairies and people. Fascinating stuff, I often miss buses just by watching him. Haven't seen him in a while though..
posted by divabat at 4:37 PM on September 29, 2007


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