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The Layman

From the magician’s dictionary (apparently): lay·man (l?’m?n)  n.    1. One of the lowest forms of the species homo sapiens. Recognizeable by the inability to show even the most elemental powers of reasoning or observation. Frequently observed to be conspicuously drooling and unable to operate a towel to wipe it off. 2. On object of pity and derision by …

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i/m in BlogLand

These are, in no way, attempts at reviewing other magic blogs. I haven’t got the talent or temperament for that. These snapshots are nothing more than pointing those blogs that may be worthy of your attention. b. d. erland’s blog I’ve never heard of the author – something which goes both ways, I’m sure. He’s …

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Guest of the month

This month the Cafe’ was to have Jerry Andrus as the Honored Guest. The section started out with the usual welcome from Mein Brooks. This was followed by the usual array of magicians kissing his ass in absentia – each trying to out do the other is showing what close personal friends they were with …

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What’s in your pocket?

I know the easy answer is Billy McComb’s PLUMS, but I’m talking about the items that are always available when someone finds out you’re a magician and says show me something. You must have something available. No excuse will do. Off hand, here are a few tricks – easy to carry, angle proof and foolers: Wonderland Bill …

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