This quote just popped up on my home page: Nothing can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own. Actually, you should remove the word “young” – at least for magicians.

i/m in Bug Tussle



It was one week ago today that I returned from Tennessee and the Winter Carnival of Magic in Pigeon Forge. I’ve gone off and on for over 30 (damn!) years. I always have a good time and I think this is one of the best local conventions in the country. The members of the local club should be very proud of the job they do. This year was not a good time for me to go, but I really wanted to see David Williamson. In my book, he’s the best foole in the business (to use an old George Carlin bit).

Scot at Scot’s Magical Mystery Tour has already done a better job than I could ever hope to do of reviewing the convention. Make sure you read it. I’m doing the usual i/m brain dump of impressions, likes, dislikes and opinions.


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Winter Carnival Of Magic

  Sorry for the delay. I’m still working on my review of the convention. I can’t remember when I was without the Internet for 4 days! Scott, of Scot’s Magical Mystery Tour, has done a very detailed report. Start here to read it. My review is decidedly less scholarly – of course. i/m

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Here’s a shock – the Magic Cafe treats their Guests (as Brooks calls them) like C-R-A-P!

Their latest is to tell all of their AOL users to kiss their virtual ass. Yeah, I know AOL is lame, but a lot of people depend on it for their access. All of the problems could be very simply resolved if they allowed “free” email accounts.

Every day, and I mean every day, I advise clients to move to GMail and unhook themselves from their ISP as their Internet email provider. Once they go through the one time pain of changing they are always happier with the service. Using a free account is the most intelligent way to manage your online email.

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