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NJJ
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I'm looking for some fun and silly ways to describe who I am and what I do when I introduce myself to a crowd. I perform my magic in the guise of con man "revealing" the secrets of his trade. Some of the ideas below are phrases people have used to describe me...some are my own. I would pick and choose to suit the event.

"Good evening ladies and gentlemen. My name is Nicholas J. Johnson and I will be your entertainment for this evening. Some people have refered to me as ....

  • Australia's leading ******** artist or
  • Harry Potter on Crack or
  • A Professional liar or
  • The world's most unethical magician or
  • A walking heist movie or

...but I prefer the term "con artist"

Any ideas?
magicurt
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There are a few movies you may pick up some ideas. Try house of games, grifters and matchstick men. As I recall they have some colorful terms that might fit your style.

Curt
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I think the line might work better the other way around as a con-artist would prefer to be known by another term. i.e:

"Some people have refered to me as a charlatan. Some people have refered to me as a con artist.Some people have refered to me as a something I can't say in front of a family audience (but if you get some on your shoe you have to poke it off with a stick) but I prefer to be known as:

* A truth economist
* A one man cash relevency agency.
* Honest Nick
* a magician on a higher salary.
* a modern day Robin Hood...without the hood...or the bow...or all that rubbish about giving to the poor. "


George
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On 2005-11-16 10:52, magicgeorge wrote:

* a modern day Robin Hood...without the hood...or the bow...or all that rubbish about giving to the poor. "

George




:) Good one Magicgeorge! I like it!

Regan
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On 2005-11-15 21:36, Nicholas J. Johnson wrote:
"Good evening ladies and gentlemen. My name is Nicholas J. Johnson and I will be your entertainment for this evening. Some people have refered to me as ....



nicholas, because that's my name.....?
magicurt
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I think I'll get magicgeorge to write my intro.

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NJJ
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I love those ideas george!
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On 2005-11-16 10:52, magicgeorge wrote:

* a modern day Robin Hood...without the hood...or the bow...or all that rubbish about giving to the poor. "


I love this. May I steal it?
Peace,
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Sure, Parson, no problem.
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How about

" I give the truth SCOPE!"
Danny Doyle
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<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
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Danny,
I really like that idea,
But for some reason, I think that Listerine would be recognized by more people.
Or maybe even,"You might consider me... mouthwash for the truth."
Peace,
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"Good evening ladies and gentlemen. My name is Nicholas J. Johnson and I will be your entertainment for this evening. Some people have referred to me as .......

a con artist, thief, and pickpocket. Please relax, I’m retired now, besides these folks has already paid me not to steal from you. Do you believe that, nowadays people hire me not to steal, (pause & smile) it’s like getting a bonus.


Tom
"Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week"--Lori Greiner

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Ok Parson,,,,thanks for the kind words.....BUT you misunderstood me.

By scope I meant depth, scope as in a larger scope!!!! NOT mouthwash.


Never mind sorry but it makes sense if you follow it through.
Danny Doyle
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<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
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Harry Anderson's club intro is the best I've ever heard. When I get over this whole conscience thing, I may consider stealing it. But right now I've too much respect for the guy and would feel bad.

Or just get a pre-recorded voice-over of a deep throaty announcer, like Copperfield has done. After the build-up, it says Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome (switches to an obviously different voice, a spliced recording) your name.

Hope that rambling in the second paragraph made sense.

If it didn't make sense... oh well. I'm hungover. Doesn't matter to me much.
Nathan Allen, The Maniac of Magic
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To write a good routine is something.
To really entertain an audience is everything.
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I didn't get the scope thing either, I thought you meant scoop. The mouthwash thing did get me thinking though it might be fun to do a routine with a glass on the table that apparently contains a truth serum. Drinking it so you can divulge your secrets and then fooling them occasionally under the guise of it running out then taking another sip.

I like Nathan's recording idea.

George
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Man I need a more literate Café'

to give something scope, depth, range! come on guys help me out here.


as in "I give the truth scope!" A broader range ........wow sorry guys
Danny Doyle
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<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
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The original idea I used (until about a week ago) was a recording of a RAT PACK, LIVE! Cd... "And now, here he is, the host of the show, direct from the Bar..." and my name inserted. (it was originally Dean Martin). The sad part is... the direct from the bar thing is true. For both Deano and myself.
(salutes the jack daniels to all fellow magicians in a happy "im glad I have this job and these fun people to chat with on the magic Café" attitude)

P.S. where's my jack drinkers out there? Jack tricks? Ideas?
While I'm on this.............might be illegal as hell to make, but I'm gonna do it anyway........... an "Airborne" with a flask. Betcha hadn't thought of that before... hehehehe.

PPS or is it PSS.... or PMS.... cheers.
Nathan Allen, The Maniac of Magic
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To buy a prop is nothing.
To write a good routine is something.
To really entertain an audience is everything.
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On 2005-12-05 00:11, Dannydoyle wrote:
Man I need a more literate Café'

to give something scope, depth, range! come on guys help me out here.


as in "I give the truth scope!" A broader range ........wow sorry guys


I got you first time. Don't worry we are here...just not every day...or year for that matter.

D
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