If you don’t have OCD already, I apologize. This post will give it to you… and you’ll thank me for it.
When I was 15, I went to Japan for one year as an exchange student. I was the lone American in a school of 5,000 Japanese, and I quickly acquired one habit that has since driven every girlfriend and teacher of mine absolutely nuts: pen tricks.
The Japanese, Taiwanese, and Koreans — none of them can hold pens still for a second. Now you won’t be able to either.
Here are the different moves I’ll show (and name) here. The higher the number, the harder it is:
The Helicopter (2)
The Pincher (4)
The Wheel (1)
The Drummer (3)
The Flip (5)
After you’ve dropped your Bic for the 15,000th time and want to punch through a window, just remember: you can stop anytime you want. Riiiiiiight.
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Posted on: August 29, 2007.
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