My general feelings about the Cafe’ are probably best expressed graphically:
There was a time I checked into their hallowed hallways at least once a day, but over time I grew weary of that pompous ass Brooks (and that’s a LOT of pomposity) and the generally sour mood that permeated the groups. I now stop by on most weekends and browse a little, but that’s it. I no longer post – actually I can’t since I am banned – just read a few areas.
His attempt to create internal blogs, called The Buffet, has been, to put it kindly, a disaster. As I write this, Paul Chosse hasn’t posted since August, Brooks and Curtis Kam haven’t posted since early November. Even Bill Palmer hasn’t posted in over a week, which is a lifetime for him.
In January of this year Brooks added:
Magic Friday by Jamie D. Grant
Every Friday a trick will be taken out into the real world – Read here for a complete review.
I don’t know Jamie Grant, but I do know you’ll find some of the best reviews I’ve seen in a long time in his column. Not only are his reviews spot on, but his choice of material is excellent. Tricks like:
- Signed Torn and Restored Post-It Note
- Torn and Restored Transpo
- Hundy 500
- Ultimate Three Card Monte
as well as others are covered and covered well.
Jamie, at least publicly, seems to have not caught the superiority virus that seems to afflict most of the staff. I hope that continues. It’s damn refreshing.
If you can stand the stench that is the Cafe’, I highly recommend this diamond in a pile of insufferable manure.