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Get A Room!!

Every month the Cafe’ has a special guest. This month was some guy that works in a minor show at one of the smaller Vegas hotels. He brags that he’s worked 3 years straight. Could be – he obviously hasn’t had to take time off to attend a MENSA meeting (or even learn to use …

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Old Guys Unite

Accuse me of age nepotism if you must, but I just finished spending a few hours with the best set of DVDs I’ve seen in a long time. Danny Tong has issued a 2 DVD set with the most practical routines for a restaurant type worker that I have ever seen. Like me, Danny is …

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On being clumsy

Let’s define clumsy: gawky: lacking grace in movement or posture; awkward: not elegant or graceful in expression; bungling: showing lack of skill or aptitude; Does this sound like the last magician you saw? Pete Rose will give you 4:1 odds that it does…… There’s a discussion on Fat City about purposely dumbing down a performance …

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John – Verse 3

This is a tough review to write – at least it is for me. In every magician’s development there are certain seminal moments, events or happenings that exert a strong influence throughout his magical development. The Book of John was one such point for me. This book, like Lorayne’s Close Up Card Magic, created an …

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Required Reading

  Drivel & Drool Keith Olberman vs Secretary Rumsfeld This powerful editorial was brought to my attention by PeaceLove recently. I think it is required listening. I hope no thinking individual questions anymore that George F. Bush is nothing more than a lame lap dog in the Cheney / Rumsfeld regime. Those of us that …

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2nd Again

At the risk of sounding like a me too, I want to talk a little about comedy magicians. This idea has been bouncing in my head for a couple of weeks – since I returned from seeing Mac King’s great show. Dan Mindo at Magic Uncensored is ranting in his latest post about the lame …

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