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Topic: New favorite line from a book
Message: Posted by: rtgreen (Jul 15, 2004 02:06PM)
My next e-book project is PT Selbit's Magician's Handbook. While going through the text I came across this line:

In the first place, two midgets must be procured; this will not present much difficulty to an enterprising magician.

This is now my new favorite line from a magic book. Up until now, it's been T.A. Waters instructions in Mind, Myth, and Magic to have special demon-like prostetics made for a monkey.

This is why I love being a magician. Even doctors don't get to think like this :)
Message: Posted by: The Donster (Aug 1, 2004 05:02AM)
Doctors Think that I think might be Funny if Done Right. although if you just get done visiting a Surgeon you might be Laughing all the way Home. why because he kept you in Stiches. Don,
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Aug 1, 2004 10:11AM)
Is it still legal to procure midgets for an unnatural act?
Message: Posted by: mattisdx (Aug 1, 2004 11:55AM)
Not unless it envolves and unlaiden swallow :D
Message: Posted by: Eric Rose (Aug 2, 2004 03:08PM)
English or African swallow?

Posted: Aug 2, 2004 4:15pm
Back on topic, my latest favorite line is from the opening of the first chapter in Derren Brown's Absolute Magic.

"And with these words, the magic fell stillborn from the womb."

Not a book for the general populace, but definitely a great theory book.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Aug 2, 2004 03:29PM)
One of my favorites, from "Later Magic": To prepare it for use, the head of the unfortunate infant is crushed flat, and the drapery folded, zig-zag fashion, upon it.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Aug 4, 2004 12:45PM)
Harry Leat published a routine that said something like the following...

"Go to a veteran's home and find a gentleman with a missing right arm and left leg..."

I forget the trick, but...
Message: Posted by: drhackenbush (Aug 4, 2004 04:10PM)
"Suppose I want a mutton chop or a footbath. All I have to do is pass my hand lightly over a billiard ball and I get what I require, which in this case is an egg."

Patter from "Our Magic"
Message: Posted by: Riley (Aug 14, 2004 12:33PM)
On 2004-08-04 13:45, Pete Biro wrote:

..."Go to a veteran's home and find a gentleman with a missing right arm and left leg..."


I love it. :lol:
Message: Posted by: kregg (Aug 14, 2004 12:52PM)
Daschiell Hammett once wrote, "I don't mind idiotic notions, as long as you keep them to yourself."