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    Favorite ACR ending?

    I've actually designed one of my walkaround sets so that I use ACR to lead into Paperclipped. I'll admit this completely throws my previous criteria for "logic" out the window, but spectators take to it wonderfully!
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    Spend a week with Michael Ammar, W:H, Aaron Fisher, & Lee Asher

    I went to Magic Camp as a teenager, but it certainly didn't include the likes of Ammar et al. I'm envious of the campers! Howsa bout a "Performer's Academy" or something of the sort: weeklong workshop for pros & semipros (aka people like me too old to show up as a camper or counselor). I...
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    Made for Girls

    Hahahahaha holy **** this makes me feel old
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    Magic Essay - In Search of Street Magic

    Indeed, I'm quickly suspecting that this place may not be for me. Cool little effects and some good people putting thought into what they do, but a surprisingly high number of jerks too. I would've expected more camraderie and communication of ideas, less posturing and baiting. Sure, you're...
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    Magic Essay - In Search of Street Magic

    Lesson number one: don't take you seriously unless I want to be subjected to tedious internet hardman analogies. Done. I suppose the proper question is this: is your goal entertainment or status-seeking? Doc's point was that Geller (and Blaine and Angel and Houdini etc, name your favorite...
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    Magic Essay - In Search of Street Magic

    My, what a delicately painted straw man you've made here! I've always felt there's not any *magic* in the 'hey let me show you something interesting' approach. In this way you're essentially presenting what you do as a series of disconnected curosities and then running for the hills. While I...
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    Magic Essay - In Search of Street Magic

    Ah web forums...discussing formatting and ignoring content for more than 25 years!
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    Funniest reaction

    A few years back I made a cheerleader do a spontaneous high kick. "I don't know where that came from, I just got really excited I guess..."
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    Ambitious Card

    Learned the sleights from this kickass Bill Simon book and cobbled together a couple phases on my own, but I put together my first real multi-phase ACR with the help of this guy. We had a great, lengthy thread on ACR in the Card Magic section earlier this week, you guys should check it out!
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    Presentation Ideas for Bich's "Little House"

    Hey guys. I really love this effect, from Mathieu Bich's "Bich on PDF" notes. If you're unfamiliar, here's what the spectator sees: Three cards are removed from the performer's pocket. There is a large hole in each of the cards: two of them have holes shaped like houses, and one has a...
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    Signature changes cards or Signing two cards

    I'd forgotten my buddy Cody Fisher does a version of this called "Final Fusion." It's in his Magic Castle Lecture Notes.
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    "The Real Secrets of Magic" by David Stone : THE BOOK

    To put it succinctly: no. The angles when working tables are still the same, hecklers are still a little drunk, food will often show up right at the CRUCIAL CLIMAX of your routines, and waitresses still want you to get the hell out of their way. The mechanics of walkaround are the same, the only...
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    Intermediate Card Magician looking for new material

    Jay Sankey's "Hypervisual" DVD will teach you some fun and useful color changes and it comes with some gaffes that help you utilize those changes for really cool effects. Plus I think it's still on sale for $25. Bill Malone's "Sam the Bellhop" DVD is an indisputable classic and you'll learn a...
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    Goals for the end of summer '08

    Perhaps a bit ambitious, but by September I plan to have done the following: -Woodshed, woodshed, woodshed until various new effects/sleights are as natural as breathing -Finish designing 3 separate walkaround routines (of 3 effects each) -Dry run these routines at my girlfriend's birthday...
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    Jay Sankey

    I just bought Hypervisual from Sankey Magic when I saw that it was on sale for $25. Lots of great stuff going for another couple hours, you should catch it if you can. Looking forward to receiving the DVD.
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