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Uli Weigel
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Thanks Bill, for pointing out, what should be self-evident for every magician. I'll never understand, why some magicians are eager to saw off the branch they're sitting on. Most laymen I talk with show a better understanding of the importance of the secret than many magicians. The one thing, every layman knows about magic is, that magicians don't tell their secrets, and most are happy to agree to this basic principle.
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Very cogent post, Bill. Should be required reading to get into the Café...
Also known, when doing rope magic, as "Cordini"
Dougini
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Jonathan,

Thank you for correcting me on the spelling of Ramsay. I can be an ignorant old coot at times, LOL!

I sent you a PM.

Doug
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Quote:
On 2010-08-05 02:34, Micheal Leath wrote:
First, I only quickly read through this thread.

It seems that there are some who think you don't have to fool someone for it to be magic. Maybe that's the problem with a lot of magicians today. No wonder they are so bad.

Now, that's not directed at anyone in particular, so don't take offense.


There is a difference between not having to fool someone, and not thinking exposure hurts magic. I hope we agree on this.
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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I am not sure it is true. People with a small amount of knowlege are usually the easiest to fool.
Danny Doyle
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<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
AlluTallu
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There is a big difference between:

not knowing how it's done
AND
knowing it can't be done.

There is an even bigger difference between:

knowing how it's done but not seeing it
AND
knowing it can't be done.


Which reaction would you prefer:

A) "That's quite cool, you didn't even flash when you palmed that card and put it in your pocket."

B) "That's just impossible! I was holding the selected card the whole time so it can't be in your pocket! It just can't be there! What?!?!?!!! It IS there!? This is the freakiest thing I have ever seen in my life!"

Another example:

Let's assume that a magician turns over the top card of the deck. He then turns it face down again and appears to put it on the table. He then turns around the card and it is now an ace. His double lift was flaweless but you know that that's the method.

Are you entertained? I wouldn't be. If the patter was entertaining you could be entertained. But why not leave the magic part out and just use the patter?
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Who can argue exposure is right when its in an entertainment context?
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