Oh sweet, Satan, where to start? Correction: that is what you want. You re regurgitating a stereotype you heard somewhere and never actually devoted any critical thought to. There is a distinctive difference between wit and MTV editing. You obviously do not know what that difference is. You just assume that shorter = better. What is a close up point of view? That's a ridiculous straw man. I now suspect that you have never seen a live performance of mentalism. Ever. Because **** things like pacing, subtlety, character, tact, and suspense. Give me the goods now baby! I don't have time for your silly notions of drama, expectation, set up and payoff. Kid, have you ever performed to a live human being in your life? Do you even know what mentalism is? Because so far all you've done is present us with a cartoon of mentalism. Says the guy who wouldn't recognize a Q&A act if it kicked him in the chalupas. People don't generally pay to see a magician at a restaurant either. What's your point? Which is what magicians do with alarming frequency as well, Einstein. Yeah, self-improvement is for chumps. There's really no point in learning new skills if you do the one okay. Jesus Christ, I would need an entire bottle of Popov in me before I became that bloody defeatist, lazy and stagnant. I really hate mentalism threads like this because it attracts all the poseurs and wannabes to come out of the woodwork and prop themselves up as experts despite a crippling lack of experience and basic competence.