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Topic: Do to the economic down turn; I have to let a few things go this year.
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 5, 2009 10:42AM)
After almost twenty years I have to say goodbye to:

Genii magazine.

Magic magazine.


I also have to say so long to my subscription to Sirius satellite radio.


I just canít afford these perks no more. So for the time beingÖ
Message: Posted by: Jimeh (Jan 5, 2009 10:46AM)
'Tis a sad day sir... :(
Message: Posted by: Slartibartfast (Jan 5, 2009 01:39PM)
I know what you mean. 'Dining out' for us has changed from dinner at Chevy's to lunch at Qdoba.
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jan 5, 2009 01:48PM)
Your on the wrong coast. Saturday Disneyland was packed to the doors with paying customers (Annual Pass holders were blocked out) and at the end of the day, the shelves were BARE in most of the stores. The REAL reality is inside 'the Berm' at DL Resort So Cal.

Come on out!
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 5, 2009 01:50PM)
Hey where did you get the photo of Paul Sr. from American Chopper?


Don't say that scooter you got was tricked out by the boys' from OCC!?!


Cool!
Message: Posted by: DomKabala (Jan 5, 2009 01:51PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-05 11:42, Justin Style wrote:
After almost twenty years I have to say goodbye to:

Genii magazine.

Magic magazine.


I also have to say so long to my subscription to Sirius satellite radio.


I just canít afford these perks no more. So for the time beingÖ
[/quote]

I never had those perks to begin with Justin...so for the time being..I'm happy to have a job!!

Cardamagically,
Dom. :) :bwink:
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 5, 2009 02:19PM)
You can say that again!
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Jan 5, 2009 02:39PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-05 15:19, Justin Style wrote:
You can say that again!
[/quote]

that was just plain funny.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Jan 5, 2009 02:57PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-05 11:42, Justin Style wrote:
After almost twenty years I have to say goodbye to:


I also have to say so long to my subscription to Sirius satellite radio.
[/quote]

Since XM and Sirius merged they've cut back formats and started talking all over the specialty channels -in my opinion, you're not missing bloody much by giving them the boot. I've got it at work and sucks as hard as commercial radio now...
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 5, 2009 03:13PM)
Plus (at least on the Howard Stern show) all they run are commercials for porn, cheating on your other half, *** enlargement, hock-shops (Now called "cash for gold") and B.S. diet schemes.

I've been a Howard fan since 1986. Got all his TV shows on tape, got his books, saw the movie, waited in line in a snow storm to have him sign one of his books and I was even on the show one very memorable time.

I feel the hay day is over. Long gone are the Sam Kinnison days, the DJ battles, and the conquering of cities. Now, it's just the wack pack and Eric the angry midget.

I don't listen to the other channels. I tried to listen to the comedy stations but it's worse than top 40 radio. The same comedians and routines over and over and over...

I'll miss Howard and the gang, but it's time to move on.
Message: Posted by: Margarette (Jan 5, 2009 06:39PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-05 14:54, KRZ4kardz wrote:

...so for the time being..I'm happy to have a job!!

[/quote]

AMEN to that!! Fortunately for me, 2009 actually started on an up note. Instead of just barely scraping by on substitute teacher pay (and a lot of help from my friends), I am now working in my newly chosen profession making a decent wage again.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jan 5, 2009 08:24PM)
Justin, you have a job? I thought your thing was riding a bike around New York City, which isn't real popular when it is eight degrees I would think. As one who actually lost a job of over two decades, property, and a few hundred thousand dollars I'm a bit insulted that a fellow who can't find bike riders in January is having it tough and complaining about it. Why not suppliment your income by giving swimming tours of the Hudson River?
Message: Posted by: Eddie Torres (Jan 5, 2009 08:31PM)
Howard 100 is all I've got to keep me entertained. Even though all the Eric the Actor nonsense gets annoying sometimes, I've got to hold on to that. I've cancelled a lot of my comicbook subscriptions, got a different cell phone plan and borrow someones wireless internet signal, but I couldn't part with my Sirius.

Eddie
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Jan 5, 2009 09:53PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-05 11:42, Justin Style wrote:
After almost twenty years I have to say goodbye to:

Genii magazine.

Magic magazine.


I also have to say so long to my subscription to Sirius satellite radio.


I just canít afford these perks no more. So for the time beingÖ
[/quote]
There's a bright side. I have scads of both magazines you mentioned, and the good news is that the material in them never grows old. In fact, it renews itself magically at least every decade. Genii from decades ago still has treasures undreamed of waiting to be mined!

In fact, look at it this way. Want to be way ahead of everyone else with new, never before seen effects? Just pull out a Genii and perfect a gem from twenty years ago, and you will be so far ahead of your time it's not even funny!
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 6, 2009 05:05AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-05 21:24, MagicSanta wrote:
Justin, you have a job? I thought your thing was riding a bike around New York City, which isn't real popular when it is eight degrees I would think. As one who actually lost a job of over two decades, property, and a few hundred thousand dollars I'm a bit insulted that a fellow who can't find bike riders in January is having it tough and complaining about it. Why not suppliment your income by giving swimming tours of the Hudson River?
[/quote]


Wow, you're on a roll...lol


Yes I do have a job...I'm a magician and I perform regularly in hospitals and private events.

I am also deversified. I DO give bicycle tours of NYC - even in 8 degree weather. As long as it ain't raining or very windy, we go. However, and I told you this before, if you don't want to go by bike, we'll go what ever way you want to. Although, we'll still wear the spandex!

And YES, it's time for a new bike.


Swimming tours of the Hudson? I like that idea, I wonder if I'll need a license? thanks!
Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Jan 6, 2009 07:17AM)
American Chopper? Never saw it sorry.

'Shrunken Ned' however is more my style guru...he's a rather large cantelope sized Shrunken Head at a Disneyland store that when you put in 50 cents he tells your very funny fortune and you get a card with funny stuff on it. All I'm missing is the Monicle. Also there is a King in one of the Disney features (Cinderella?) and a certain British Colonel in the film Three Feathers, (C. Aubrey Smith?) that I believe Shrunken Ned was designed after...but American Choppers...nah...I'll look him up though.

edit: Holy crap...you're right...could be a brother I guess. Beautiful bikes! He looks more like my other Brother Vinny the card father though...or Kondini with hair. :)
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jan 6, 2009 11:58AM)
Don't watch the show....it is about a psuedo tough guy and his spoiled and wealthy children with all pretending to be bikers. They do put out a nice product.

You work at hospitals and private events Justin? Be proud, my grandfather was a custodian as well.
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 6, 2009 11:59AM)
You're a regular riot!
Message: Posted by: EsnRedshirt (Jan 6, 2009 01:30PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-06 06:05, Justin Style wrote:

Swimming tours of the Hudson? I like that idea, I wonder if I'll need a license? thanks!
[/quote]
You can swim in the Hudson? I thought tourists just walked across it.

Seriously, we've cut back too- my wife cancelled our HBO service when we realized we never really watched it, and a netflix account was cheaper.
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 6, 2009 01:40PM)
I dropped HBO last year, too.
Message: Posted by: MagicSanta (Jan 6, 2009 01:43PM)
I am going to drop the movie channels and see if anyone notices. The wife insisted we get it (I'm the only one who watches movies) and I found out she programed her channels and didn't include any of the HBO or other movie channels!
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Jan 6, 2009 02:09PM)
As for cutting back, my wife and I go out to eat much less than we used to. I have slightly cut back on purchasing new books as well...
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 6, 2009 02:52PM)
I'm cheap. I'll probably notice no difference.

John
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 6, 2009 02:59PM)
When the down turn cuts into my :smoke: money, [i]then[/i] we got a problem...
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Jan 6, 2009 03:08PM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-05 11:42, Justin Style wrote:
After almost twenty years I have to say goodbye to:

Genii magazine.

Magic magazine.


I also have to say so long to my subscription to Sirius satellite radio.


I just canít afford these perks no more. So for the time beingÖ
[/quote]

Exactly how much a month does this add up to anyhow?

Odd I never thought of those publications as "perks" before LOL. The radio on the other hand is nice. I like not to have to change stations driving on the road.
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 6, 2009 03:17PM)
The two mags were about $40 something each.

The radio about $150 something.

I don't know how long I'll be able to last without the radio?
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Jan 6, 2009 03:24PM)
Wait how much a month?
Message: Posted by: Payne (Jan 6, 2009 03:54PM)
So far I'm doing OK. No cutbacks as of yet. But then I've got a 9 to 5 to help ends meet. which is good as I'm sure my usual festival and library shows are going to be pretty sparse for the next couple of years.
Message: Posted by: Eddie Torres (Jan 7, 2009 03:04AM)
$150 something a year you mean? My Sirius is like 12 bucks a month.

Eddie
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 7, 2009 04:41AM)
[quote]
On 2009-01-06 16:24, Dannydoyle wrote:
Wait how much a month?
[/quote]


I'm sorry...those were the price per year.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Jan 7, 2009 07:21AM)
Wait a minute... All of this gloomy econimic talk, and I just dreamed I was building a 120,000-square-foot house! :P
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Jan 7, 2009 07:41AM)
So an economic downturn worst seen since the depression, and you are giving up less than $200? Geeze you are lucky.
Message: Posted by: kregg (Jan 7, 2009 08:19AM)
I saw a joke a while back that pointed out, "Instead of soup lines, we have Blackberry (iPod) lines."

I'm all for freedom of choice and capitalism. But D a m n do people spend a lot of time and money on inconvenient distractions. That is ... until the next crisis of the week comes along. :dizzy:
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Jan 7, 2009 08:30AM)
Yea we are told to move from crisis to crisis and not pay attention. Stop to think and you become the most dangerous thing to a government. An educated electorate.
Message: Posted by: Destiny (Jan 7, 2009 10:11AM)
Now I understand why Justin keeps saying Danny is a hot chick - he's had to cut back on the real ones!

Destiny
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 7, 2009 10:33AM)
That's all in the past Destiny.

I have a new found respect for Danny Doyle (SHUT UP! ;))

He is NOT a hot chick.

DANNY DOYLE is ALL man!

Not only that but I've been allowed a sneak peak into the amazing world of DANNY DOYLE (SHUT UP!).

I am on the top of the Danny Doyle Fan wagon and can say in ALL honesty that he is one of the BEST magicians working.

I am nothing.

DANNY DOYLE ([b]SHUT UP![/b]) is AMAZING.

I am a better person because of getting to know this incredible man!


There are NOT many performers that I can say have the goods. DANNY DOYLE (SHUT UP!) definitely has the goods!

I am proud to say that I had the chance to catch a glimpse of the real DANNY DOYLE ([i][b]SHUT UP![/b][/i])...

And that's all I'm saying about that!
Message: Posted by: MAKMagic (Jan 7, 2009 10:36AM)
Hey Justin. [b][i]SHUT UP![/b][/i]
Message: Posted by: Justin Style (Jan 7, 2009 12:20PM)
;)



hey now!


Yo Mike, why no pic in your avatar?
Message: Posted by: MAKMagic (Jan 7, 2009 12:51PM)
They didn't like my rabid bunny. I'll fix it and get sumfin in dar.