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Topic: it IS magic but...
Message: Posted by: Stephen Long (Feb 16, 2002 11:08PM)
Here's a question for ya.
What would you do if you had REAL magic powers?
Not just the power of your sleights and gimmicks but REAL magic powers.
You can do ANYTHING.
What effects would you perform?
Stage, parlour, close up, anywhere.
What would you do?

Gonz
:carrot: :banana:
Message: Posted by: Jeb Sherrill (Feb 17, 2002 05:15AM)
I'd take over the world!
:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

No, but really, I'll give that a little thought and answer back.

Sable
:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
Message: Posted by: Dennis Michael (Feb 17, 2002 06:16AM)
What a crazy thought, [b][i]"Lord of Illusions"[/i][/b] video comes to mind. A horror movie where a magician gains real power, however, the power is evil.

Thought: [b][i]Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely[/i][/b]

I'd make a new sawing in half illusion!
Message: Posted by: Bird Brain (Feb 17, 2002 08:59AM)
I guess I would go back in time and fry Dai Vernon with an ambitious card routine! :lol:

I'll keep thinking on this one...It's a great idea!

5150,
Bird Brain
Message: Posted by: Burt Yaroch (Feb 17, 2002 09:54AM)
I think I would walk around making some lofty boasts about this or that, targeting the 15-45 year old demographic, waiting for someone to respond to one of my presumptions with, "Right. When monkeys fly outta my butt."

:devilish:

And I'd be sure to use those big scary flying monkeys like in the Wizard of Oz.

And also conjure up some of that scary monkey-flying-music to go with it. Doo-doo-DOO-doo-doo-doooooo.

Then I'd make the guy some new pants. Possibly a new butt as well.
Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Feb 18, 2002 08:02PM)
I would do the most amazing mentalism/bizarre act the world has ever seen.

:devilish: :devilish: :devilish: :devilish: Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe :devilish: :devilish:
Message: Posted by: Stephen Long (Feb 18, 2002 11:03PM)
Like what, Ich?
Give me details.
When I was younger I always wanted to be able to say, "think of ANYTHING you like"
and then tell them, straight off the bat what it was they thought of.
This would be unnerving.

When it comes to bizarre stuff...
I'm not big on this.
What would you do?
Cut your head off, eat a sandwich and then put it back on?
That could be interesting.

Details, details...

Gonz
:carrot: :banana:
Message: Posted by: John Smetana (Apr 29, 2002 04:30PM)
[quote]
On 2002-02-17 00:08, Stephen Long wrote:
Here's a question for ya.
What would you do if you had REAL magic powers?
Not just the power of your sleights and gimmicks but REAL magic powers.
You can do ANYTHING.
What effects would you perform?
Stage, parlour, close up, anywhere.
What would you do?

Gonz
:carrot: :banana:

[/quote]
If you had magical powers the last thing you would want / need to do, would be to perform.
Best thoughts,
John :kewl:
Message: Posted by: Michael Peterson (Apr 29, 2002 04:46PM)
I would do a russian roulette routine with borrowed guns, I would do a cut & restored animal act, I would .............cure all the sick people in the world & Make sure that everyone, everywhere had a good life.



:devilish:

( :baby: & I would make myself invisible & sneak into the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders dressing room :baby: )
Message: Posted by: Peter Marucci (Apr 29, 2002 10:00PM)
I sure wouldn't be spending my time sitting here in front of my computer!
cheers,
Peter Marucci
showtimecol@aol.com
Message: Posted by: Stephen Long (Apr 29, 2002 11:37PM)
[quote]
On 2002-04-29 17:30, mage928 wrote:
If you had magical powers the last thing you would want / need to do, would be to perform.
[/quote]

Well said, sir.
I could [i]not[/i] agree with you more.

If I had the time to type out the contents of my imagination in response to my own question, I would.
And I'm sure I'd leave a lot of people looking like this: :confused:

Stephen/Gonz (who I was when I asked the quesion.)

:carrot: :banana: :pepper: :cucumber:
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Apr 30, 2002 09:48AM)
Oh, I’d probably do some of the standard stuff, you know, like walk on water, turn water to wine (or Guinness), cure the blind, predict which stocks are going to make it (woops, changed my mind, not predict for the public, but rather invest in them! And, er..do good with the money I’d earn…yeah, that’s it, do good!), and so forth.

I would hope to keep it subtle enough to not be stoned, burned, or nailed to a tree!
Message: Posted by: Philemon Vanderbeck (Apr 30, 2002 12:53PM)
[quote]
On 2002-02-17 00:08, Stephen Long wrote:
What would you do if you had REAL magic powers?
[/quote]

Who says I DON'T?

:evilgrin:
Message: Posted by: John Zander (May 5, 2002 10:21AM)
Real magical powers? Wow! With no limitations? That is an easy one! If I had real magical powers every child in the world would be fed, safe and happy.

And if I had real magical powers I would still be home working on my sleights and moves, because it would just not be any fun otherwise ;)
Message: Posted by: davisjr (May 7, 2002 02:24PM)
I think I'd give people three wishes and see what REALLY happens when someone's given that opportunity. Maybe put some of those joke conditions on the granting (ala whatever you wish for, your mother-in-law gets twice as much... I want to be beaten half to death! - Just kidding, I love my mother-in-law).

:bigdance:
Message: Posted by: GothicBen (May 10, 2002 08:39AM)
I'd be sitting on a sunny beach, Helena Bonham Carter by my side, giving guitar lessons to Eddie Van Halen, and counting obscene amounts of money.

Would I do magic - nah!! That said, I'd love to perform a trick to Marlo that even he couldn't think of a method for!
Message: Posted by: magicboy1234567 (Nov 7, 2002 11:43PM)
I do have magical powers!!!!
Message: Posted by: Kathryn Novak (Nov 8, 2002 10:38AM)
I'd make a few people permanently disappear, like George Bush, Osama Bin Laden, my other evil half, and the voices in my head....
Message: Posted by: Cheshire Cat (Nov 8, 2002 10:55AM)
I'd make the leaves jump back onto the trees in my garden and stop this awful rain here in UK. Seriously though - time travel! Not necessarily to events before I was born - although it would be nice to give my mum and dad (both sadly gone) a lovely 5th birthday party each. I'd like to go back and edit my life, - to return a smile and a flash of the eyes to those pretty girls I missed first time around. I'd like to pick up anyone I may have trod on in my desire to succeed! Hey this is more like going to confession - which I last did about age 13. :birthday:
Message: Posted by: Seance (Nov 8, 2002 01:27PM)
[quote]
On 2002-02-17 07:16, DenDowhy wrote:
...
Thought: [b][i]Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely[/i][/b]
...
[/quote]

I'd change this to:
[b][i]Absolute Power is even more fun![/i][/b]

Tech people who know what BOFH means know why the above is appropriate...
Message: Posted by: Neuromancer (Nov 8, 2002 03:14PM)
[quote]
( :baby: & I would make myself invisible & sneak into the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders dressing room :baby: )
[/quote]
I had EXACT the same idea (not with the Cowboy Cheerleaders though .... :bg: )
Message: Posted by: MarkFarrar (Nov 11, 2002 03:50PM)
I think I'd probably do something to stop the human beings from screwing this world up for all of its other inhabitants.
Message: Posted by: Missy_Magic (Nov 12, 2002 01:34AM)
I don't need magical powers to get what I want :bwink: :kisses: :heehee: :lover: :firedevil:
He he he:)

--->Wynsome
Message: Posted by: Reg Rozee (Nov 12, 2002 12:13PM)
I think at first I'd be too busy playing around with levitation / flying to get around to anything else. That's definitely the prize winner for me. Then make a point of anonymously rewarding anyone that did anything nice for someone. After that, just one word - PAYBACK!! MWA-HA-Ha-haaaa... :devilish:

What? Bipolar / split personality? Not us!! :fruity:

-bigwolf {*}
Message: Posted by: Dan Farmer (Nov 12, 2002 12:36PM)
[quote]
On 2002-11-12 02:34, Missy_Magic wrote:
I dont need magical powers to get what i want :bwink: :kisses: :heehee: :lover: :firedevil:
he he he:)

--->Wynsome
[/quote]

City girls just seem to find out early / how to open doors with just a smile.

-Dan Courtesy of the Eagles
Message: Posted by: Indyfan (Nov 12, 2002 08:42PM)
HAHAHA!! Great quote Dan!! Those Eagles have some great advice....including magic advice like:

"You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet."