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DJBrenton
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My stock responses

'I know how you do that' - " Well tell me later, as I've been doing it for years and still don't know how it's done"


'Do you really expect to get laid doing this' - "Well I've tried everything else"


'I saw that' - I immediately hold the deck out and say 'watch this,(pause), that's right, nothing happened....but it WAS really quick' then straight back to the routine.

I generally find it better to make them laugh than challenge them.
daffydoug
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Getting busted sucks. It hurts your pride. And it always seems to come out of left field. Everything is sailing along so smooth, and you are "wonder boy"..then you suddenly deflate to just "boy"

Worst ever happened to me was during a Peter Pitt routine where a signed dollar bill appears safety pinned to the back of your coat. I believe the title of the effect is "Cash Back"

I rehearsed it a million times. Had it smooth as silk. Could do it in my sleep.

Anyway, here I am in front of a paying audience, just brimming with confidence, because I have "mastered" it.

Well, make a long story short, the #@%$% thread busted, and the stupid bill ended up hanging out from under the back of my coat, swinging freely and merrily in the breeze!

Busted is too nice of a word here. Try humiliated!
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Well... Am I glad I read every single post on this thread. Can't say I have actually completed such a task many times before, but in this case it was flipping worth it.

Not wanting to resurrect that 'magicmatt' saga, but ... I honestly find sweeping statements like that rather... petulant. That is the only word for it. Just downright petulant. I am enormously glad that the Café community dropped from the heavens like a proverbial tonne of **** and told him to, well- for want of a diplomatic phrase- remove his head from a specific sphincter or suffer the consequences. It's true! We are only human people. Magic is a learning progress, as acting has a learning process. Both have their secret techniques that people do not wish to discuss, but if you screw up... It aint the end of the world. PUH-LEEEEEZ!

As for me, have I been caught? More times then I care to remember. But yes, I HAVE learned my lesson and I practice my butt off.

So there, I have made mistakes.

Sue me.
The rules of a sleight of hand artist, Are three, and all others are vain,

The 1st & the 2nd are practice... And the 3rd one is practice again


- 'Magic of the Hands', Edward Victor (1940)
daffydoug
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My lawyer will be in touch... Smile
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On 2008-04-06 08:56, daffydoug wrote:
My lawyer will be in touch... Smile


ARGH!! THat wasn't aimed at you Daffy! :O That was aimed at MagicNaziMatty.

Sorry for the confusion!
Smile
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The 1st & the 2nd are practice... And the 3rd one is practice again


- 'Magic of the Hands', Edward Victor (1940)
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No man! I was just kidding! Seriously I was!!!
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NO worries... Just got the joke..

"So sue me"
"You will be hearing from my lawyer"

I thought that you had misconstrued that as your comment was petulant.

My bad... Smile
The rules of a sleight of hand artist, Are three, and all others are vain,

The 1st & the 2nd are practice... And the 3rd one is practice again


- 'Magic of the Hands', Edward Victor (1940)
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It's cool.
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