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[quote] On 2007-04-04 12:35, Raymond Singson wrote: [quote] On 2007-04-04 02:33, phillys wrote: Yeah, it is true that some of the things that he said about Ellusionist is a bit too harsh but if you think about it, some magicians just need to read this article to know that magic existed long before Ellusionist. [/quote] I don't think that was ever an argument... I guess the street phenomenon has its place in the community, but I never saw it as a substantial foundation to modern magic at all. I've been on various forums and talked with a variety of people of different backgrounds, and the whole Blaine/Angel fad just never seemed to be a prominent figure in people's understanding of magic today. Perhaps I'm naive, but Swiss arguing that street magic isn't anything groundbreaking is like Joe Schmoe arguing that the sky is blue. The argument's a null point. Granted, the reading's very entertaining because everyone enjoys the occasional bashing, but I didn't see the point behind it. Am I overestimating the quality of magic's newcomers? Or do people actually think Brad Christian, David Blaine, and other hyped figures are the founding fathers of the art? Quite sad if that's the case... Ray. [/quote]
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