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    No Stupid Questions

    Longtime lurker who just wanted to say there is nothing wrong with teaching a spectator a simple trick. Example: sticking a pencil to their hand by using water. Provided the person is honestly intetested. If it gets them interested in pursuing magic that's great.
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    Why do people hate Jay Sankey?

    The Fool Us fiasco for starters. Also, his magic video that was political on YouTube. I don't hate the guy but he comes across as someone I'd rather not meet or support.
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    How to eliminate exposure and why it will never happen

    First off the cafe is toxic and cancer. Second, exposure isn't a concern as it's a very small percentage of people who care enough to find out how the trick is done. That and as mentioned above they forget about it after a while. I've realized those who constantly expose have an...
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    Magic Shops in Bangkok Thailand.

    Playing cards are illegal in the sense that card games are illegal/frowned upon. I did a card trick once for a few Thai friends and my brother in law at a local bar and my cards were taken away by an off duty police officer. Another example in the link below...
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    Mathematical card magic

    I used to teach grade 5 Math. I used mathematical magic to open the lesson.
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    Magic Shops in Bangkok Thailand.

    Ohho magic is the only place in town. There are a few places at Chatachak market but it's hit or miss. I'm sure you already know this but magic with coins/money isn't OK here. Also, depending on the police, having cards in public gives you unwanted attention.
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    What is the best marked deck?

    Ultimate Marked Deck for me. Also, the Bicycle vintage marked deck that looks old and worn. I like the DMC but hate the faces of the cards. Only because anytime I use a non bicycle deck people question it no matter what trick it is. Granted I reside in SE Asia.
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    Favourite gaff

    Three and a half of clubs card
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    YouTube Rant (Moderator Note: Strong Language)

    I respect your opinion and it has merit. I just don't agree. How many on here have ever listened to a song or watched a clip or video on YouTube not from the official channel? I don't think exposure hurts creators as was that person who watched that exposure honestly going to purchase that...
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    YouTube Rant (Moderator Note: Strong Language)

    I respectfully disagree. Also, using the appeal to popularity fallacy isn't a valid point. I just don't think magic exposure is as big of a deal as people make it out to be.
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    For Beginners: The Secrets of Magic - Rick Lax

    Great video from what I've seen so far. Highly recommended.
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    YouTube Rant (Moderator Note: Strong Language)

    Didn't watch the video. As far as piracy goes let's not pretend magic is the only thing pirated. I live in SE Asia and piracy isn't seen as lacking ethics. Plagiarism isn't seen as a big deal either. So the ethical argument falls flat to those here. The exposure doesn't bug me as there...
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    5 Steps To Get A Job In Magic

    I got interested only to lighten the mood when I was a combat medic. Then I got wounded (LimDu) so I was sent to a base hospital and did magic to put patients at ease (mostly dependents of active duty). Left the military and the magic kinda died out. Numerous reasons why ranging from losing...
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    When card tricks go wrong.... :(

    Note to self, avoid Paul Gordon
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    Thailand : Any cardists?

    Mai pen rai I guess? What's interesting is the cards at 7-11 are sold behind the counter not in the open.
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    Thailand : Any cardists?

    Live in Thailand and it's not worth it as I've been umm talked to for doing card tricks out in the open.
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    Magic Books

    None given. It's from 1862 if that helps any
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    People Are My Problem

    My charisma and extroverted personality makes up for my shortcomings in sleight of hand/handling techniques. Though I did a small set recently for a group of kids and the mother of one of them decided she would tell everyone how the trick was done. She was wrong and I wanted to say...
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    Jam Session- Pringles Can

    I've done one where the chips in the sour cream flavor can changes to cheese flavored.
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    Do you need to perform magic or know magic tricks to be a magician?

    I'm with Maverick with the label thing. Once people start using labels it leads to stereotypes. In my life I've been a combat medic, teacher, entrepreneur, grave digger, semi pro athlete, author, real estate agent...etc and none of those defined me as a person. I never introduce myself as...
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