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derrick
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Not to change the subject, but Frank, I just got my new leather silver scepter cover and it is very nice. I'm guessing will last forever.
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I heard a story from one of the other members here about an incident a few years ago.

Apparently he was doing a show when a group of Guardian Angels showed up at the back of the room. He was about to do an encore (and pass the hat) when the Angels came up on stage and began an impromptu martial arts demonstration. You can imagine how livid he was at losing his opportunity to collect his hard-earned because of these show-offs.

He packed up his kit and was readying to leave when the leader of the Angels approached him. Apparently there was another group who had shown up in the back of the room as well: a biker gang. The Angels had overheard one of the bikers say that after the show they'd mug the magician and steal the cash.

I'm sure I have one or two details a bit off, but that's the gist of the story: had he been allowed to pass the hat, it might have cost him his life.
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There are reasons that I no longer make balloon animals. First of all, it reminds me of manual labor - totally joyless! Second, if you want adults angry at you, nothing makes them angrier than their kid not getting a balloon. I cut off a balloon line, at a mall, yet one of the parents refused to get out of line with her child. She was livid when I packed up and made quite a scene. I made the balloon animal, but I never made them again. I quit! I can't stay on schedule with all of those psychotic parents out there.

As for carrying a weapon, I won't carry them into certain facilities. However, I am prepared to defend myself. Even when a loaded gun was pointed at me, that person quickly found out that they made a big mistake, even though I had no gun.
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I really think it was just a coincidence that the guy ended up at the Best Buy too.

On more then one occasion in my life I noticed someone at a store or market I was at and then soon after saw the same person in a totally different location I stopped at.

As crazy as some people can be I cannot believe the tattoo guy would follow you to another location to just give you a scary look.

Coincidence's do happen in life.

Once in Las Vegas I left my favorite sweater (a gift from my girlfriend at the time) somewhere during my evening out on the town. Four days later I got in a cab in Vegas. Soon the driver turns around and says, " Hey, I have your sweater " WHAT?

Now I,m thinking, there are Tens of THOUSANDS of tourists here in the busy season, Probably HUNDREDS of Taxi Drivers and this guy recognized me from days ago????

Funny thing is, he was gonna keep my sweater and had it at a Dry Cleaners! This is Vegas after all so this was a 24 hour Dry Cleaners so we pulled up to the Drive-Though-Window at 2 AM and I got my cleaned sweater back!!

Strange things do happen. Oh and he got a nice tip too.
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Color changing knife. Don't leave home without it!

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derrick
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This was not a coincidence that the guy ended up Best Buy. He made it clear that he was angry and there for a reason. Think what you want and I'll know what I know and when someone follows you home, I'm sure it will just be because they happen to live a few dozen miles or doors away from your place.

Maybe I'm a little over protective since I'm married to someone who investigates domestic violence, rape, and assault cases every day. She also teaches self defense classes on the weekend when I'm doing shows so I guess I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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Derrick,

many years ago I was a young Trooper, my girlfriend (now my wife) was taking a course at Northwestern University in Chicago. I decided to take the train out and visit. Since I was travelling by train across State lines to Chicago, I decided not to take my off-duty (a Sig P-230). While we were there and we were out walking we met 2 Chicago Cops on foot patrol. I explained my situation and asked what the law was regarding out of State officers carrying etc. I'll never forget what the officer said to me "Kid, if you and your girlfriend are walking along and a couple of skells decide to rob you and rape her, what good is your piece doing you back in New York?"
I took that to heart and always remember that advice. Look into a KelTec P-32 or P-3A. It's like my American Express, don't leave home without it.
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Apparently there are a lot of gun-toting magicians out there. That's gonna make me think twice about criticizing someone's double lift at the next convention I go to.
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On 2010-02-26 10:56, patrick flanagan wrote:
Apparently there are a lot of gun-toting magicians out there. That's gonna make me think twice about criticizing someone's double lift at the next convention I go to.


If you do, make sure you get them SO upset that they're crying and their hands are shaking. It messes up their aim.

Footnote For The Grammatically Impaired: Note above the correct usages of "they're" and "their".
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On 2010-02-26 00:59, MagicbyCarlo wrote:

Look into a KelTec P-32 or P-3A. It's like my American Express, don't leave home without it.


Thos things are so tiny you could palm them. Now THAT would be an interesting "street magic" production.
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I pack a scorpion by outlaw and sword of monte cristo.
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I, also, used "there" correctly. But, I used it twice in the same sentence, so I'm not sure if that is appropriate.
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On 2010-02-26 00:59, MagicbyCarlo wrote:
Derrick,

many years ago I was a young Trooper, my girlfriend (now my wife) was taking a course at Northwestern University in Chicago. I decided to take the train out and visit. Since I was travelling by train across State lines to Chicago, I decided not to take my off-duty (a Sig P-230). While we were there and we were out walking we met 2 Chicago Cops on foot patrol. I explained my situation and asked what the law was regarding out of State officers carrying etc. I'll never forget what the officer said to me "Kid, if you and your girlfriend are walking along and a couple of skells decide to rob you and rape her, what good is your piece doing you back in New York?"
I took that to heart and always remember that advice. Look into a KelTec P-32 or P-3A. It's like my American Express, don't leave home without it.


Something very much like this happened to me when I first got on the job back in the mid 70's.

I was all around Jersey that day and decided to head to Tannen's to pick up a few things. After I got off of the train, I stopped at the first precinct just like I was taught at the acadamy. I approached the desk Sergeant and ID'd myself and then took my 357 out to turn it in until I was to leave the city. He looked at me like I was nuts and told me to "Put that thing back on. Your not gonna walk around this city without protection." After that, I never worried about carrying in the city again.

We look out for our own.
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The big burley bikers, The Tattooed Ruffians, The Bezerking Drunks, The Crack-Head Schizos, they don't scare me.

What scares me, is all those Gun Toting Paranoid Magician Freaks.

Now that's Scary!

:)
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On 2010-02-26 11:08, base851 wrote:
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On 2010-02-26 10:56, patrick flanagan wrote:
Apparently there are a lot of gun-toting magicians out there. That's gonna make me think twice about criticizing someone's double lift at the next convention I go to.


If you do, make sure you get them SO upset that they're crying and their hands are shaking. It messes up their aim.

Footnote For The Grammatically Impaired: Note above the correct usages of "they're" and "their".

Unless you're trying to criticize my double lift while attempting to rob or assault me you have nothing to fear. As far as crying is concerned, I had my emotions (with the exception of hatred) removed. It keeps me from shaking when I have to shoot someone.

This topic is going off on a terrible tangent.
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On 2010-02-26 23:23, Metatron wrote:
The big burley bikers, The Tattooed Ruffians, The Bezerking Drunks, The Crack-Head Schizos, they don't scare me.

What scares me, is all those Gun Toting Paranoid Magician Freaks.

Now that's Scary!

:)

The problem with that emotional view is that is doesn't consider the reality outside of the emotion. We "Gun Toting Paranoid Magic Freaks" can defend our lives, property and family, you can be a victim or if you're lucky dial 911 and hope someone gets there in time to save you. Which situation should really scare you? Smile
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On 2010-02-25 10:45, Tim Dowd wrote:
...He who lives by the sword...

Doesn't look like an unarmed victim in a sword fight?

Lets keep it going!

He who lives by 1800 year old quotes...
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On 2010-02-26 13:07, patrick flanagan wrote:
I, also, used "there" correctly. But, I used it twice in the same sentence, so I'm not sure if that is appropriate.


I wasn't criticizing your usage... my apologies if it came across that way. It was more in reference to the whole there/their/they're dichotomy that people seem to just catch-all with "there".

But back to guns. Thoughts on palming technique... I'm thinking a thumb clip is superior to a classic palm because of the quicker forefinger-to-trigger transfer.
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And then there/their/they're is...

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On 2010-02-26 10:56, patrick flanagan wrote:
Apparently there are a lot of gun-toting magicians out there. That's gonna make me think twice about criticizing someone's double lift at the next convention I go to.


Never mind the criticism, just don't steal their act!

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