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Should include props to Art Metrano.
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Heh, yeah, lots of old gags in there but...

Made me chuckle. Not many could pull this off with such affability and aplomb.
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Got to admire the guy.

Shows what attitude can accomplish. Had a real routine there, liked the appearance of his finger at the end which tied it all together.

Thanks for pointing out this clip.

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I thought it was boring. I have seen that hundreds of times before. Nothing special and that much of it was unnecessary.
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I thought it was juvenile and boring.
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I showed it to a lot of people that are not magicians and they all had a good laugh.
Maybe your humor is very dry. I thought it was funny.
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This act makes me smile, but not more.
For kids - I could imagine that they don´t understand that kind of humor.
For teens - why not.
For adults -....may be a short version if you want to play the "silly dog".
For magicians - I wouldn´t recommend it, because there are too many old gags and no magic.
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It is also another way to make magicians look bad (as if we don't do that already).
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Gosh, I'd have to disagree with Bill, there. I think magicians tend to make themselves look bad when they take themselves far too seriously (unless they are absolutely superb).
Did you hear the crowd? They were entertained.
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I agree with magicgeorge. Stop being so serious. One could also look @ the cover of your book and call it vulgar with the naked women. I am not saying it is but to each his own. I put it up for a laugh or chuckle not to be serious. I still think that would be a great opener for an mc.
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On 2009-05-04 16:45, chefmagic wrote:
I agree with magicgeorge. Stop being so serious. One could also look @ the cover of your book and call it vulgar with the naked women. I am not saying it is but to each his own. I put it up for a laugh or chuckle not to be serious. I still think that would be a great opener for an mc.


Cheese and crackers got all muddy! Sorry! I didn't find it funny.
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On 2009-05-04 16:45, chefmagic wrote:
One could also look @ the cover of your book and call it vulgar with the naked women. I am not saying it is but to each his own.


Oh, yeah, she's a real looker, isn't she? A beauty, indeed! Do you find the cover erotic? It wasn't intended that way, I can assure you. If you find it offensive, don't look at it!
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One could also look @ the cover of your book and call it vulgar with the naked women. I AM NOT SAYING IT IS, but to each his own. NEXT TIME READ WHAT I SAID BEFORE GETTING ALL DEFENSIVE!!!!
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I did read it Chefmagic. I read quite well, actually. Nor am I defensive; nor do I shout to make a point. One could also look at your response to me and call it both vulgar and defensive.

I'm sorry, but I merely expressed an opinion, which certainly is my right. You then implied that my book's cover was vulgar, and I responded to that. Vulgarity, particularly in this case, lies in the eye of the beholder.

For the record, I stated two opinions that you can accept or disregard according to your own feelings: (a) I did not like the act or the video which I thought was juvenile and unfunny, and (b) the act is one more thing to contribute to the low opinion many have for magic. I fail to see how the expression of either opinion is cause to attack me or the cover of my book. I did not force either of these opinions on you or anyone else; I merely stated them.

I apologize to all. This has nothing to do with humor.
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As I already pointed out elsewhere on this website, this guy is merely doing Art Metrano's routine (one of his many), complete with humming the same tune "Fine & Dandy". I performed this as a kid myself, and KILLED with it, eventually growing up and learning how to write my own original material. But watching this young man do this, sure it's fun, energetic, and entertaining, but it's equivalent to somebody doing Steve Martin's "Flydini" routine. Somebody else already did the hard work of writing the material and polishing it after years of performance in front of audiences. Anybody can mimic the final product. Also, I don't like the "Polish" reference, and if you know the history you'd agree.
Over the years Metrano kept adding more and more bits to the basic idea of the routine, everything that kid did Metrano did 35 years ago, plus more. here's one clip, enjoy;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-SNrvHdZJE
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That was better, anyway.
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From the Ed Sullivan Show collection.

Da da da....da da da.
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I'm a lot less impressed (with the original clip) now I've seen the Metrano routine. I agree with TCsteinberg's comments.
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When I was a kid, I became "known" at my summer camp for doing this in the talent show. But the year I had a magic act of my "own", I planned my own "full show' for the camp (as opposed to being in the "Talent Show").
I set up the stage with my new magic table, all the props, and crepe paper decorations. The show opened with the curtains closed, I was introduced and came out with a trenchcoat on and proceeded to do my Art Metrano thing that everybody knew, and after a couple of minutes in, I stopped and said, "ok, enough with this..." and whipped off the trenchcoat showing my "magician" wardrobe, pre-recorded music came on, the curtains opened, and boom, into my BIG magic show. It was awesome! Or at least, it's an awesome memory! Smile)
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