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As far as the critical skills, I didn't say it was required to be able to look up and find a trick or information. Anybody can do that. Rather, the critical skills are required to make the best use of the information that is available to you on the internet (ie-a method to seperate the wheat from the chaff).

Age has nothing to do with it in my opinion...
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I think it's reasonable to agree that the standards of conversation and conduct for 12-year-olds is quite different from those for adults. And I would respectfully disagree with the statement that if anyone knows about all the garbage on the Internet, the kids do, because I don't think they have the critical skills to recognize garbage from quality in the same way adults do. In fact, a lot of the garbage out there is generated by young people who frankly don't have a clue about anything.

I do agree that 12-year-olds would benefit from being inspired by what they see and getting information they can use, but I don't know why that would apply only to 12-year-olds. That would be the case for anybody. There's a difference, though, between being inspired and enthused, and I strongly suspect that when most people surf through the deluge that is the Internet they more frequently end up being the latter than the former.

You wrote:

Online activities give you just as much to digest...sort and chose what you want to invest in learning.

And this is pretty close to what JordanB called "the brass tacks."
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After reading that last post of yours, all I can say is AMEN Brother! I'm totally with you - Hard to believe I know Smile
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Since this thread sort of allows bragging rights... my three-card Monte routine is my best routine. I've spent a lot of years refining it and, well, I simply enjoy doing it.
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Ackerman's Quick Conisidance
Ouellet's Finger on the Card
Vernon's Trimuph
Self concept is destiny..
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Ambitious Card w/ Card To Pocket Finish.

Dai Vernon's Triumph.

Blockbuster Or Paperclipped.
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Right now? Maxi Twist, Detoure de Force and Club Sandwich.
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1.- My Impromtu transpo in the spectatror Hand
2.- Disorder Triumph
3.- Sandwish Routine


1.- ACR with paperclipped
2.- "My Card" ( a typical commercial in the hand routine)
3.- Mr. Stickman
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1. Ambitious card with cards from the mouth (with spectators card in there)
2. Mcdonalds Aces
3. Dr. Daley's Last Trick

These 3 I do all the time. I also do some mentalism with cards, spectator picks a card, puts it back to the deck, I shuffle and I try to read his/her mind. I fail but I have a note in my pocket where is written his/her card. Then I fold the note, take the card that I thought was the spectators card and put the card to the folded note, out of sight, just for a second and it turns to spectators card.
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