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post #212 of 279
^You rule. And you can take me to lunch anytime. Just don't use your magic to try and steal my wallet.
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^You rule.

And you can take me to lunch anytime.

Just don't use your magic to try and steal my wallet.

Rach you are a sweetheart. I might have to do another one for you. Soon I'm going to have to make a video for all the SF gheys (does LK count?)
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Rach you are a sweetheart. I might have to do another one for you. Soon I'm going to have to make a video for all the SF gheys (does LK count?)
Until LK has declared his out-ness in a letter to Prof Fabulous, he is not to be "trusted" as a true-blue (or true-pink) Ghey. One must follow certain protocols when coming Out.
post #215 of 279
what's the easiest trick i can do?


Paolo
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http://gentrystyle.com
post #216 of 279
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^ Call Barry Taylor of Barry's Magic Shop in MD. Tell him Natan sent you.
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An homage to my magical role model.
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"Dear Natan Thanks for your interest, we (line redacted) based at Miami and we have around 23 cruise ships which are sailing from Los-Angeles, Newyork,Miami, Europe etc., Ships sails to Caribbean, South America, Europe etc., We need close-up magician on board the ship to work in the restaurants and in the bars. The salary would be around $(salary redacted). The medical, insurance, accommodation, food etc., will be taken care by the company. If you are interested or need more details please feel free to mail me back. (name redacted)" The plot thickens! I'll keep you guys posted. Still very early in the game, but this could turn quite exciting.
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"Dear Natan


Thanks for your interest, we (line redacted) based at Miami and we have around 23 cruise ships which are sailing from Los-Angeles, Newyork,Miami, Europe etc., Ships sails to Caribbean, South America, Europe etc., We need close-up magician on board the ship to work in the restaurants and in the bars. The salary would be around $(salary redacted). The medical, insurance, accommodation, food etc., will be taken care by the company.

If you are interested or need more details please feel free to mail me back.

(name redacted)"




The plot thickens! I'll keep you guys posted. Still very early in the game, but this could turn quite exciting.

Thats really great man, I hope that it happens for you. As long as you got a bit of free time and use of the facilities, working on a cruise ship for a while would be pretty cool!!

K
post #220 of 279
No questions, but I just wanted to mention that that sounds like a great opportunity. P.S. I finally picked up An Expert at the Card Table.
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Thanks! Still in early stages of talking with the cruise line so we'll see what transpires, I also hypnotized a friend this weekend. This is a new area for me, so it was a real feelign of accomplishment when it worked!
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No questions, but I just wanted to mention that that sounds like a great opportunity. P.S. I finally picked up An Expert at the Card Table.
Glad to see you picked it up. Honestly, as fun as it is as a historical document, it is somewhat cumbersome to learn from. I'd recommend Hugard and Braue's Royal Road to Card Magic (easily available from Dover for 8 bucks) if you actually want to pick up some sleight-of-hand.
post #222 of 279
I used to know a good bit of sleight of hand, but I've really slacked off. I identified with what you said earlier about trying to leave behind the world of birthday parties.

The magician at the local shop (who's actually a published and well-known magic author) said the same about the book (he referred to it as hellishly boring, I believe), but I feel like I need to read it if only to understand the context and references of EVERY CARD WORKER EVER! Every book I have says "refer to Erdnase" or (in the case of coins) "as taught by Bobo".

I'll definitely take your suggestions!
post #223 of 279
^ Should you be Hypnotist now instead? Nice to hear about the cruise deal, good stuff.


I do have a question about magic: how do I do the trick in my avatar(<---)? Not the throwing up part, that I can handle just fine.
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Who is the longhair next to Lesko? It looks androgynous, but in spite of the earring and feminine features, the flat chest, adam's apple, and hint of 5 o'clock shadow indicate that it's actually male. The oh-so-ironic post-Obama campaign t-shirt aside, is that a blazer with a hoodie attached to it?
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I used to know a good bit of sleight of hand, but I've really slacked off. I identified with what you said earlier about trying to leave behind the world of birthday parties.

The magician at the local shop (who's actually a published and well-known magic author) said the same about the book (he referred to it as hellishly boring, I believe), but I feel like I need to read it if only to understand the context and references of EVERY CARD WORKER EVER! Every book I have says "refer to Erdnase" or (in the case of coins) "as taught by Bobo".

I'll definitely take your suggestions!

Check out Giobbi's Card College Lite. Roberto Giobbi wrote a very comprehensive 5-volume work entitled Card College, and recently released the condensed Card College Lite, which is a great modern way to learn some sleight of hand.

Card magic is a huge area of the literature though, so coins are much easier. Bobo is an important historical (and affordable) reference point, but Kaufman's Coin Magic is more modern and clearly written. Between those and mabey some David Roth or Al Schneider you will be set on coins.

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^ Should you be Hypnotist now instead? Nice to hear about the cruise deal, good stuff.


I do have a question about magic: how do I do the trick in my avatar(<---)? Not the throwing up part, that I can handle just fine.

Ahh...this is an effect best accomplished by what we romantically refer to as "chemical magic." Local statutes forbid me from giving you the specifics so I would direct you to forum favorite, the Dutch T4phage.

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Who is the longhair next to Lesko? It looks androgynous, but in spite of the earring and feminine features, the flat chest, adam's apple, and hint of 5 o'clock shadow indicate that it's actually male. The oh-so-ironic post-Obama campaign t-shirt aside, is that a blazer with a hoodie attached to it?

Ahh, that is Lesko's son. a really nice guy who was working for the Obama campaign. My only complaint with him is he was indeed wearing a blazer with an attached hood. Other than that, a complete gentleman.
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