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daffydoug
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Must be a multiplicity of them, eh? I suppose the title could also be 'Top ten ways to get flamed on the magic Café Before you even start.'

Here is one '

New Poster: The Great Blaine-ini" (New user, One Post) :"How does David Blaine levitate?"

Man, that 'll do it everytime!

Any other suggestions to add to the list?
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What's the best way to vanish a coin?

What's the best card trick?

Where can I learn (x) for free?

Will someone teach me (x) trick that I saw someone else do?

Where can I buy a purple sequinned suit like that guy on TV?

:D
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Your hitting right on target, Jonathan.
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I'm doing a show tonight - what tricks should I buy?

David Bland ROOOLZZ!!!

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ROFL!!
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Hmmmm Top Ten ways to Lose Respect at Magic Café...Arrogance.
One of the greatest magician I've ever met told me that true greatness has a voice of its own.... another great magician, a female magician actually, once told me that noone, new comer or seasoned performer is any better than the next person. She said, "We are all on the exact same road of discovery. We all start at the same place; it's just that some of us are farther along the path". I thought that was very astute, but also I thought she was saying the same as the male magician had told me ...That true greatness has a voice of its own and speaks loudly all by its self.
Peace Beth
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Try this well-worn approach:

"Hi, I'm the greatest in the world! I've done more for this art than any man living; You know it; I know it! I invented everything and did it better than anyone else! You say you invented that effect?!? Come to the convention with your videos and press clippings to prove it, and I'll bring mine to prove you wrong!
I know everything, I never lie and I'm always right! I'm a pro and you're a coackroach whose name I never heard of, you insignificant pleb!
Bow down before me!"

Don't you just love those types?

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I have seen people lose respect at the Magic Café for asking simple questions and for disagreeing with the conventional wisdom and popular opinions of magic. So whether right or wrong, one can lose respect here by revealing ignorance or by questioning dogma.

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Yes...traps. There are many traps and landmines...one must skillfully navigate them.
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On 2005-08-01 20:04, Alan Wheeler wrote:
I have seen people lose respect at the Magic Café for asking simple questions and for disagreeing with the conventional wisdom and popular opinions of magic. So whether right or wrong, one can lose respect here by revealing ignorance or by questioning dogma.

alan

There's always a price to pay when going against the grain... It's not easy to stay on one's ground but one's ground is fought one posting at a time Smile The most important thing is to obey the Café's rules and basic respect for all.
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The kite only rises when going against the wind.....Don't know how that applies but I like it. LOL
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On 2005-08-01 20:04, Alan Wheeler wrote:
I have seen people lose respect at the Magic Café for asking simple questions and for disagreeing with the conventional wisdom and popular opinions of magic. So whether right or wrong, one can lose respect here by revealing ignorance or by questioning dogma.

alan

I can't express how important I think it is to speak the truth as you see it, regardless of whether it goes against popular opinion. Besides a lot of popular opinion has little to do with truth, and a lot to do with money and networking. I think it's important to be respectful even when others are not. It shows you are the bigger person, but we have to speak out about what we believe. Just because everyone says the emperors clothes are beautiful doesn't mean he isn't naked. (...and if you never read that fairy tale...well then nevermind lol.)
Peace Beth

Posted: Aug 1, 2005 9:13pm
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On 2005-08-01 19:47, Dr_Stephen_Midnight wrote:
Try this well-worn approach:

"Hi, I'm the greatest in the world! I've done more for this art than any man living; You know it; I know it! I invented everything and did it better than anyone else! You say you invented that effect?!? Come to the convention with your videos and press clippings to prove it, and I'll bring mine to prove you wrong!
I know everything, I never lie and I'm always right! I'm a pro and you're a coackroach whose name I never heard of, you insignificant pleb!
Bow down before me!"

Don't you just love those types?

Steve

OMG that is so freaking funny I had to read it aloud to everyone in the house. (...yeah, they love it when I make them listen to stuff ) BTW I think we must hang out with the same ppl Steve. Hey I'll look for you lol
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One might try this approach:
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Dood, I saw this neat trick on penguin he put the card in his hand and it chnged to another card how does he do it don't tell me to look in a book I did and it wasnt thier

oh and also how did that guy on the show do that thing with the box where he put the lady in and made her pop out of the other box that was mad kool.

SANKEY ROOLZ LOL LOL LOL LOL
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ROFL!!!(again!!!)
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I've got my bizarre act all ready and I have this great idea for a card trick. Has anyone tried turning over two cards at the same time? They are thin and I bet you could get away with it. Has this been done? I want to make sure before I put this revolutionary concept on my next DVD.
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On 2005-08-01 22:10, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
I've got my bizarre act all ready and I have this great idea for a card trick. Has anyone tried turning over two cards at the same time? They are thin and I bet you could get away with it. Has this been done? I want to make sure before I put this revolutionary concept on my next DVD.

Wow! When will you release that DVD? That sounds like a brilliant move! Who said you need to look into the old classics to get the good stuff!? Smile

Greg

P.S. by the way, I'm going to have my own DVD. I realized that most of the effects I've been seeing others do use Bicycle cards... I do them all with Bee's so you know it's different. And I know Sneak Thief usually uses four or five people... get this... my routine uses 10! It's brilliant! Oh, and I do a Cannibal Card trick that uses only Jokers... It's totally hot and new... because it uses jokers.
And I've got the newest take on a matrix routine... I put the coins in a straight line and cover them with a credit card... and, surprise, I use nickels in my routine! It's so different I don't know why it's never been done that way!!
And my big one effect killer... this one has to be in a manuscript all its own!!! PK Touches done in the dark and on yourself. You don't even need a spectator. It's cool!!! You do it to yourself then it fools you then you tell everyone what happened. They won't believe it! And when you turn the lights on you've now changed into a full clown outfit so you know you're ready to do some killer spoon bending!
I'm also working on a few products: a wallet that you can peek stuff inside of it once someone writes something in it... It will be called The Cornelius Unseen Caper Case. And I have a watch that makes the hands move really fast when you want it to... it's called Time To Watch and Wear This Watch.
I can't believe no one has ever come up with this stuff! Man, I've been into magic since Thursday and the ideas are just popping in there. Penguin will be carrying my 10 part DVD series and 1000 page book by next month.

Greg
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#10. My Classic force is so good nobody ever questions it
#9. I don't have any money for books could someone make me a copy
#8. I have some copies of books I'd like to trade or sell
#7. What does TT mean?
#6. What is Dai Vernon's real name?
#5. I just got into magic how much should I charge for a show?
#4. What's a routine?
#3. I just invented a new trick, how can I market it?
#2. What's the best _______ trick.
and the number 1 best way to lose respect................ Drum Roll ................ Tedious ain't it?

#1. Ellusionist ROCKS!!!!!!

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On 2005-08-02 00:10, Frank Tougas wrote:


#1. Ellusionist ROCKS!!!!!!

Frank Tougas

Ahh man, I must have like no respect then. Lol!!
I would have to say one great way to loose respect on the magic Café would be "Where can I learn some free tricks, I don't want to spend $30 on this book."
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For me?

#1: Ask too many questions!
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On 2005-08-01 21:46, JohnLamberti wrote:
One might try this approach:
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Dood, I saw this neat trick on penguin he put the card in his hand and it chnged to another card how does he do it don't tell me to look in a book I did and it wasnt thier

oh and also how did that guy on the show do that thing with the box where he put the lady in and made her pop out of the other box that was mad kool.

SANKEY ROOLZ LOL LOL LOL LOL


Spot on! I think I read that very post, penned by someone tagged HODINNI_ROCK'S.
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