Calling all skeptics … So, what’s the story with this thing?

They seem to be saying it uses Beta Waves. Remember Beta Waves? I wonder if these are a new kind of Beta Waves, or are they the Beta Waves that run my Ouija board?

Here’s another video:

Comments

  1. #1 Tiny Tim
    October 26, 2009

    Thank you for saying CHRISTMAS instead of “holiday”. I guess the War on Christmas really is over. It seems like evil has been defeated.

    By the way. I may report you to the ACLU. They don;t like to see words like Christmas being posted where the public can see it. We may have a class action lawsuit here. Remember that the ACLU ony wants you to use the word “holiday” to keep from offending the 13% (with questionable sustainability) of the US population who hates to celebrate Christmas.

    The ACLU demands you to take out the word Christmas and replace it with a fake synonym like “Holiday”. If you do not comply, legal action will result.

    How does it feel?

  2. #2 becca
    October 26, 2009

    Meh.
    I already have the power to kill a yak from 200 yards away, with mind bullets.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    October 26, 2009

    Oh, Tiny, I assure you that the War on Christmas is only just beginning! But really, better to wait until after Thanksgiving. Don’t you think?

  4. #4 John
    October 26, 2009

    I want to hook one of these up to my car.

  5. #5 TolkeinCookie
    October 26, 2009

    I have this product at home, and i love the way that it stimulates my kids to think hard and concentrate on things for once! Greg I dont know what your talking about because I know for a fact that when i play this game, i have made a connection with the ball, a connection so strong that i am able to make it move as i say.

  6. #6 Aladin
    October 26, 2009

    TolkeinCookie, I know I have the same feeling! It is like the ball HEARS me and I’m not even saying anthing out loud! Nedless to say I have one of these too, and I do not thing of it as a toy at all. It is more of a meditation thing.

  7. #7 TolkeinCookie
    October 26, 2009

    My family and I feel that we have such a strong connection with this product, that we no longer consider it a toy but we have adapted it into the family as a family member or pet, we never go a day with out playing it, i even allow my kids to work on that instead of homework because it really stimulates their minds

  8. #8 Aladin
    October 26, 2009

    I KNOW! We are all home schooled so we don’t have any “homework” anyway, ha ha, but if we did we wouldn’t do it either. The social services people came and took my daddy away last week and my sister and me kept playing the whole time. I think it was the social services people. Whatever.

  9. #9 TolkeinCookie
    October 26, 2009

    Yes well, I am sorry to hear about your father, where as my husband, the father of my own children is playing the game right now with the cat. The cat seems to be even better at it then he is, I hope that doesn’t mean that my husband isn’t as smart as a cat.

  10. #10 Aladin
    October 26, 2009

    we tried to get our dog to play but the duck tape kept getting stuck on its ears which we needed to do cuz the headset does not really fit ona dog head.

  11. #11 TolkeinCookie
    October 26, 2009

    My cat is so smart that he can move the ball with out any sort of assistance, like the head piece. He just stares at the ball until it floats high into the air and then he bats at it. If I think that my kids might of been drinking, I make them play with Henry (what we named our toy) and if they can’t keep the ball in a straight line then I know that they have been up to no good!

  12. #12 Aladin
    October 26, 2009

    Oh that is a good idea, i hope my mom does not think of that!!! Our dog stares at the ball too but it just sits there.

  13. #13 Kristine
    October 26, 2009

    A while back I heard that Mattel were attempting to build a toy that could utilise the signals that you would be able to pick up on an EEG. I guess this is it.

  14. #14 TolkeinCookie
    October 26, 2009

    My cat gets very high test scores, so it is understandable that a normal animal wouldn’t do as well with Henry as He does. We have considered naming the cat “Henry the Second” because he is so close with the original Henry, as we all are.

  15. #15 Aladin
    October 26, 2009

    We took it to church last Sunday (not yestrday, two sundais ago) but the Minister got mad and threw us out of the community meeting because he saiz it is demonic and pozesed.

  16. #16 TolkeinCookie
    October 26, 2009

    Everyone of our friends believes that it is an important way of life to spend a few hours concentrating hard on Henry. I am glad that everyone is so accepting of my third child.

  17. #17 Aladin
    October 26, 2009

    LOL your third child!!! I wish you was my mom too! LOL!!!

    Our neighbors cat is very smart to, but don’t let it into our house so she cain’t play with the mind melder (that’s what we call it, you call it Henry!). Cuz the cat drives the dog nuts and he hids under the couch. But I thaink somtimes the cat watches us from the tree branch outside the front when we are buzzing the balls (thats what we call it)

  18. #18 Tiny Tim
    October 26, 2009

    ” I assure you that the War on Christmas is only just beginning! But really, better to wait until after Thanksgiving. Don’t you think? ”

    _________

    Not really. The ACLU never waits until after Thanksgiving. They always start at the first sign of Christmas. That reminds me of something. Did you ever notice that the ACLU reacts to the sight of the Cross in the same exact manner as Count Dracula reacts? Wow! May Dracula will survive and the ACLU will disentigrate instead. At least Dracula was a nice guy from time to time.

    The War on Christmas is only the beginning eh? Bring it on. I have all eternity. This is a war you cannot win. Give up. The fight is here to stay and this year FOX news will espcially be listening for the horror stories of marxists censoring Christmas. God Bless Fox News. The only real news station on earth.

  19. #19 TolkeinCookie
    October 26, 2009

    Lovely names, but a dog that runs away from a cat? Anyway I must say goodnight, and some how get my husband to stop playing with Henry so that he can get enough rest to lead his church session tomorrow. Goodnight!

  20. #20 Aladin
    October 26, 2009

    OK, good night Tolky. Praise Jesus. I’m going to meld my mind now.

  21. #21 Greg Laden
    October 26, 2009

    Tiny Tim, please don’t tell Fox News about this blog!!!! And don’t show them this: http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/atheism/religion/war_on_christmas/

  22. #22 rehana
    October 26, 2009

    Nothing supernatural about beta waves: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EEG

  23. #23 JYB
    October 26, 2009

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/geek-kids/7-13-years/bf1b/

    Seems like the Star Wars Force Trainer. I have no idea how it works or if it really works or what, but it’s got Star Wars in it so seems awesome.

  24. #24 JYB
    October 26, 2009

    Looks like it actually is like the Star Wars Force Trainer:

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/lifestyle/2009-01-06-force-trainer-toy_N.htm

  25. #25 Elaine
    October 26, 2009

    So, JYB, are you telling me this is NOT brain wave? You are saying that they are using THE FORCE to run this toy??? What fakers!!!

  26. #26 Arcane
    October 27, 2009

    This is a little expensive.

  27. #27 rpsms
    October 27, 2009

    From the commercials and zero knowledge of the product, I was particularly suspicious of the earlobe clips.

    It look more like mind control in the sense of your mind wiggling your ears, rather than {blazing trumpets}MIND CONTROL{/blazing trumpets}

  28. #28 Syrus
    October 27, 2009

    We strapped our Wii remotes to our heads and got the same effect in Lego Indiana Jones game.

  29. #29 Tiny Tim
    October 28, 2009

    WEll, well well. Seems as if I spoke too soon. The war on Christmas has already begun. The AFA is sending out emails regarding the marxists in Detroit wanting to take away nativity scenes from us horrible extremists. Detroit is now an enemy of real Americans. They haven’t won this battle and even if a marxis anti-Christmas judge rules in favor of the county, he/she is still wrong. We still call it Christmas and the nativity scene should be replaced whether the fascist state legalizes it or not. We must fight this system and not dare give in an inch. If people are not willing to piss off (or piss on) radical judges and defy their marxist orders and go to jail for their beliefs, then we truly have lost our guts in America.

    Merry Christmas. I think I’ll go tatto that a judge’s fat butt. Better yet, I’ll tatoo Merry Christmas across my forehead for all to see. Nevermind. The ACLU will have my head for that. HA HA! Get it?

    Maybe someone will spray paint Merry Christmas acroos the back of these God haters’ heads with red and green paint.

    The story says that the man has to have permission to erect his nativity scene that has been in the same place since 1945. Screw permission, just put it up and shoot a trespassers and God haters when the try to take it down. Same way with the cross in California. I’ll buy the land and shoot all tresspassers who try to take it down. Nevermind. I forgot I cannot take a gun acroos the border into another country like califrnia. They haven’t coexisted with the constitution in a long time – especially the second amendment. The traitors.

    Here is the disgusting anti-Christmas leftist fascism story now:

    http://www.detnews.com/article/20091027/METRO03/910270347/1409/METRO/Macomb-County-Nativity-scene-goes-to-court

    On the flip side, I still see that PZ Myers and his small (nearly non-existant) army is still fornicating polls. This time they fornicated an NPR poll which is strange. I thought NPR was a leftist news organization. Why would a liberal attack it’s own people? That’s just weird. Anyway, I left my two cents worth and a word to the wise ( warning) on the NPR comments telling people that the poll has been fornicated by pharyngula. Just doing my part in the war effort.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2009/10/in_white_house_vs_fox_news_war.html

  30. #30 aratina cage
    October 28, 2009

    Happy Holidays, Tiny Tim! What are you dressing up as on Halloween?

  31. #31 Greg Laden
    October 28, 2009

    Tiny Tim: You do realize that your attitude is ruining Christmas for everybody. EVERYBODY!!!!!

    We are protected from people like you by the Establishment clause of the first amendment. If you don’t like that, move to Russia where they’ve got nativity scenes everywhere and there is not first amendment.

  32. #32 Tiny Tim
    October 28, 2009

    Actually your version of Christmas ruins it foreverybody. Nowhere in my constitution does it say anything about banning religion from public life. Maybe in your revised history account of the constitution it might, but in the real one, it does not.

    I am going to dress up as Vlad the Impaler on halloween. Nevermind. i’ll dress up as Obama and wear the Hitler mustache and give a few speeches about why marxism is the new Jesus. Now, that’s scary!

    Karl Marx was a freak of nature! His ideals belong with Satan.

  33. #33 aratina cage
    October 28, 2009

    Hrm. Tiny Tim, you are not a true Warrior for Christmas. The phrase “Happy Holidays” should have sent you reeling, and mention of Halloween should have made you run and hug your Bible to protect you from the scary demons.

  34. #34 Tiny Tim
    October 28, 2009

    Halloween is not scary. It is close enough to all saits day for me. or whould I just say Happy holidays because the two are so close together? Isn;t that your logic about Christmas? Why not halloween? Why not other holidays? Why pick on just one day, why not all of them?

    Here is your reasoning:

    Abe Lincoln’s birthday, george washington’s birthday, President;s day, Ash Wednesday, and mardi Gras Day, and groundhog day are all in February. Since they are all around the same time, we won;t discriminate with just one day. We’ll just say happy holidays instead.

    Here is my reasoning: Merry Christmas. Simple isn’t it?

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Halloween

  35. #35 aratina cage
    October 28, 2009

    My mistake. Season’s Greetings, Tiny Tim.

  36. #36 scrooge
    October 28, 2009

    The ghost of christmas future is going to break your legs, Tiny Time.

  37. #37 Tiny Tim
    October 28, 2009

    Thank you aratina cage. Now that wan’t so hard was it?

    Unless you did’t now that Season’s greetings is conservative code for Merry Christmas. Either way means the same thing to us. We don;t get upset over Season’s Greeting becuase we take it as to mean Merry Christmas. It;s the whole avoidance of the season with “happy holidays” that bugs us. It’s almost as if you avoid the whole season.

    Usually if someone says happy holidays in a store to me, I ignore them completely. I also do the same where I work. Last year we asked the receptionist to refrain from using the anti-christmas term “happy holidays”. She is semi-liberal and didn;t like it. We just said not to say it. We didn’t say she had to say merry christmas at all. Just don;t say anything if you are uncomfortable with Christmas.

    We didn;t want to be a company known as anti-Christmas scrooges. As a matter of fact the company owner had his picture on a magazine cover riding in a sleigh with santa’s hat on throwing down gifts to everyone yelling “Merry Christmas”. No one complained as of yet. That was several years ago before the nuts went berzerk and started banning Christmas for people. Nowadays I wouldn;t be surprised if he would be prosecuted and put on death row for saying Merry Christmas on the cover of a magazine. That’s an example of how fascist the left has become in this country. It’s disgusting and anti-American to say the least.
    Guess what? I will continue to say Merry Christmas and no force on this planet can stop me. Want to fire me? Fine, fire me, but it won’t stop me at all. My resolve will last until I die. I refuse to be a slave of leftist fascism. I would rather die than live like that.

    Merry Christmas!

  38. #38 Tiny Tim
    October 28, 2009

    scrooge, how is that grave filled with fire looking about right now? Legs won;t do you any good there. You won’t have anywhere to run to.

    - Ghost of Christmas future

    _______________

    Bye bye people from nuttoland.

  39. #39 aratina cage
    October 28, 2009

    That’s more like it, Tiny Tim. Blow that gasket! Protect Xmas. There isn’t much time left.

  40. #40 Tiny Tim
    October 28, 2009

    That’s more like it, Tiny Tim. Blow that gasket! Protect CHRISTmas. There isn’t much time left.

    CORRECTED

    Oh yeah, by the way, in case someone hasn’t told you, Jesus was bon about 2009 BC, not BCE.

    It’s still BC and AD. Always will be. Deal with it.

  41. #41 aratina cage
    October 28, 2009

    Heh heh heh. Your typos are wonderful. Well, I’m all out of holiday ammo. As for the BC/AD distinction, it did not exist prior to 525 CE. The creation of year 1 AD is yet again another case of Xiancentrism, where the evidence is made to fit their particular god hypothesis.

  42. #42 Tiny Tim
    October 28, 2009

    Nevertheless, it is still BC and AD. Always will be. Hoemschoolers will always know it as this. Government run schoolers will not know the truth. Shame to see taxpayer money be wasted by leftist propoganda.

    I cannot wait until Bill oreilly tears apart the Christmas haters this year.

  43. #43 aratina cage
    October 28, 2009

    Tiny Tim, be sure to tell Bill-O “Happy Winter Solstice Festival!” for me.

  44. #44 Stephanie Z
    October 28, 2009

    Jesus was bon about 2009 BC, not BCE.

    Dude, you might want to run your time reckoning past your pastor.

  45. #45 Tiny Tim
    October 28, 2009

    Why winter solctice festival?

    No one celebrates a pagan witch anymore. As a matter of fact paganism is defined as evil and is ordered to be destroyed numerous times in the Bible. So actually by replacing the false god worshipping pagan so called religion with Christianity, we were only fulfilling an order made by the only God in existance. He told us to destroy paganism. If you have a problem with the, you need to take it up with Him, not me. I don’t make the orders, I only follow them.

    Tell your boss and peers Merry Christmas and God bless us from Tiny Tim every one.

  46. #46 aratina cage
    October 28, 2009

    Tell your boss and peers Merry Christmas and God bless us from Tiny Tim every one.

    It was hard to stop laughing after reading that one, Tiny Tim.

  47. #47 Tiny Tim
    October 28, 2009

    what’s wrong with 2009 BC? If I said 2009, that would me today. What should I say. After all the 2009 is the amount of years passed since before the birth of Jesus right? and AD mean In the year of our Lord, right?

    What does BCE mean Benign Critical Error?

    What about CE? Common Error?

  48. #48 Tiny Tim
    October 28, 2009

    A little link you may enjoy.
    http://action.afa.net/ActionAlerts.aspx

  49. #49 aratina cage
    October 28, 2009

    Nothing is wrong with 2009 BC, it’s just that 1) you misapplied it in your writing, and 2) the standard is now BCE (Before the Common Era as opposed to the Common Era).

    1278 years have passed since the Venerable Bede arbitrarily labeled the year before AD 1 as “1 BC” to make his fellow Christians feel more special. Since the beginning of 1 BC, 2009 years have passed.

    In other words, BC is not negative but it is descending with year 1 BC being closer in time than year 2009 BC; you can’t apply “BC” to years and mean “subtract from this year”. 2009 BC would be 2009 years before the end of AD 1, which is not exactly what you were looking for. You probably meant 2009 years ago in 1 BC or AD 1.

    (I think I got all that right.)

  50. #50 Jason Thibeault
    October 29, 2009

    Seriously? You think Jesus Christ was born 2009 years Before Christ?

  51. #51 Trug
    October 29, 2009

    I’m tempted to call Poe’s Law on you Tim, but teh typos are just a little *too* good to be faked.

    I assume you’re well aware that CHRISTmas isn’t Jesus’ birthday at all, right? 25 December was a “pagan” holiday, and the church subordinated it to their holiday to make converting pagans to Christianity easier. Come join up and you can keep the same holy days! Half off salvation if you join NOW!!! It was salesmanship, nothing more.

    If you need proof of this, check the only source I imagine you trust completely: the Bible. It states that Jesus died on Nisan the 14th, which is the equivalent of April in the Julian calendar. The bible also states that Jesus was 33.5 years old when he died. Do the math, that puts Jesus’ bithday sometime in October, not December.

    So either the bible is lying, or you don’t have a leg to stand on with your Christmas nonsense. Your move, holy man.