Presto! How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear and Other Magical Tales



I will start with one note. This is a memoir written by Penn Jillette about his weight loss, what he did, why he did what he did, and who was around him what he lost his weight. This is not a diet book. He even tells you throughout the book that he doesn’t understand the science behind the diet and he’s a Las Vegas magician so taking advice from him is dumb.

This was an interesting read, but that could be coming from the fact that I love Penn and Teller since I was a child. I grew up watching them on t.v. and have always wanted to see the life but have never my way to Las Vegas. It’s a tad far for a Montrealer to go for one show… yea Las Vegas doesn’t interest me much.

The science behind the diet he did was known techniques that were just taken to the extreme. He performs a mono-diet to reset his taste buds. You can do this too, to a smaller effect. If you as cream and sugar to your tea or coffee, stop for 2 weeks and try to go back… you can’t I know I’ve tried, it just tastes weird. Next part was extreme intermittent fasting. Google it, there is a lot of information on it.

What I found the most interesting was the people around him and the interesting stories he had about his friends, as well as his journey.

Penn keeps referring to a book that I looked up and can find no reference for. I did find a kick starter for the broken plate by Cronise, however, there hasn’t been any activity on it for years and people are a tad miffed. But I digress.

I really enjoyed this book for what it was, a memoir of Penn Jillette. If you like memoirs them you’ll enjoy this stroll down an insane 3 months.


Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou ii desu kara

Mahou Shoujo Nante Mouiidesukara

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Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou ii desu kara


I have two words for the summary of this anime Magical Girl. This does seem to be a magical girl anime. Her outfit, according to the summary, is a bathing suit. The art style appears to be very shoujo, and it seems to be aimed towards girls. There are few magical girl animes that I like but I’m will to try this.

This anime is a short anime, with the episodes only running for 4 minutes at a time. It thankfully gives an explanation as to why the parents aren’t around, her father works 21 hrs a day every day apparently. I can’t really say anything good or bad about the anime. It is a standard magical girl anime. you have the magical girl costume, with the magical creature that leads the girl through learning about her powers.

Since the episodes are short, only watching two really doesn’t give you much insight into the anime.


This anime is based off of a manga series by the same name. I couldn’t find any information about the anime series, however the anime series does have 12 episodes, each with a run time of 4 minutes.

The best way I can describe this anime is as a very boring slice-of-life anime surrounding a magical girl with no enemies to fight. The main character, Yuzuka Hanami, saves Milton, the magical companion, from death by starvation. As thanks he turns her into a magical girl, only thing is that she doesn’t want to be a magical girl, she just wants to be a regular girl. Oh yeah and she hates her magical girl outfit, which is a bikini.

This anime has no plot and no goal. So unless you really like magical girl animes I would suggest to steer clear of this anime.