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Ask Me About Magic

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Nouveau Pauvre, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    ITT: Ask a magician about magic!

    Inspired by RJMan's question from the Magic Castle thread. Any questions you guys have feel free to post.

    (Yes I am really a magician. No I do not do kid's birthday parties or have a bunny.)
     
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    How do they cut the girl in half and then put her back together?
     
  3. Nouveau Pauvre

    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    There are many methods for this old saw (har har har) some of which are very clever. The purpose of this thread isn't really to reveal secrets but if you are interested in those sorts of things I'd recommend the books of master illusion builder Jim Steinmeyer who has published some very readable books about the construction and (highly intriguing) history of tricks like these.

    (sorry guys no secret methods will be revealed in this thread)
     
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    Is there a Classical School of Magic?

    Is Harry Potter homosexual?
     
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    Lucky Charms.
    I never liked them.
    Does that mean I'm immune to magic?
     
  6. Nouveau Pauvre

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    Is there a Classical School of Magic?
    Indeed. Many people would consider the sadly defunct Charvet course just this. Apprentices would get installments by mail as well as meeting with a Charvet master for critique. One would focus on classical areas of magic like the manipulation of coins, cards, hankerchiefs and cigarettes and learn the best was to hide doves in one's tuxedo (really!) There are some fine expositers of this sort of act today including Lance Burton in Vegas.
    Is Harry Potter homosexual?
    Nope. Like most magicians, Harry Potter goes right through high school a virgin while harboring a borderline unhealthy attraction for petite Asian girls.
    Lucky Charms. I never liked them. Does that mean I'm immune to magic?
    The advertising of junk food is a remarkably powerful art in it's own right. I'd say so.
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Did you read the recent Harper's story about the Magic Olympics?
     
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    have you ever used "the final countdown" in a performance?
     
  9. Nouveau Pauvre

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    Did you read the recent Harper's story about the Magic Olympics?
    I must have missed it. I assume they were referring to FISM, which is quite a spectacle. I believe the next scheduled one was unfortunately canceled due to poor negotiations with the host country.
     
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    Can you bring back harem pants?
     
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    Can you bring back harem pants?

    That's not magic, that's M.C Hammer.
     
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    That's not magic, that's M.C Hammer.

    Does 'M' stand for magic?
     
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    Nouveau Pauvre Senior member

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    have you ever used "the final countdown" in a performance?
    No. Though Will Arnett's character is unfortunately accurate to some of my contemporaries.
    Does 'M' stand for magic?
    M always stands for magic.
     
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    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I must have missed it. I assume they were referring to FISM, which is quite a spectacle. I believe the next scheduled one was unfortunately canceled due to poor negotiations with the host country.
    China, right? Do you perform in DC? When and where?

    Do you use magic tricks to attract women like Mystery? [​IMG]
     
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    Did Magic's unwillingness to stay retired ultimately diminish his legacy?
     
  16. Nouveau Pauvre

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    China, right?
    2009 in Beijing is still on. It was 2008 in Bulgaria that ended up being canceled - it was a bit of a scandal for the board.
    Do you perform in DC?
    My only current weekly gig is for Clyde's of Columbia (in the MD suburbs) though I perform throughout the area. I was at the Red Rock Canyon Grill in Silver Spring for some time. I'm also talking to the Comedy Mystery Society in Gaithersburg/ Kentlands about performing there.
    Do you use magic tricks to attract women like Mystery? [​IMG]
    This is a rather sensitive subject I could write a huge amount on. Do I find Mystery and his ilk incredibly tasteless? yes. Does this mean what he does doesn't work depressingly well? no. Have I had surprising personal success in this area? yes.
     
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    Did Magic's unwillingness to stay retired ultimately diminish his legacy?

    Not surprisingly as a magician I know almost nothing about baseball.
     
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    This is a rather sensitive subject I could write a huge amount on.

    Do I find Mystery and his ilk incredibly tasteless? yes.
    Have I had surprising personal success in this area? yes.

    You must have used it. Your gf seemed prettay hot.
    Not surprisingly as a magician I know almost nothing about baseball.

    ROFL!! Basketball.
     
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    Did you ever do your assistants back stage?
     
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    What one trick (if I were to learn just one) works best with the ladies?
     

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