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JR Russell
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I like this pledge AND billmarq's pledge!...I'll do both!
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On 2012-01-25 02:06, billmarq wrote:
Let's start a new pledge - "I shall practice magic for at least two hours every day before posting anything on the Café."

Does this mean two hours of practice before each individual post? If so I'm in trouble
"I'm sorry - if you were right, I would agree with you." -Robin Williams, Awakenings
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And is it retroactive?
"A great magician has said of his profession that its practitioners '… must pound and rack their brains to make the least learning go in, but quarrelling always comes very naturally to them.'” -- Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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I know that you realize my previous post was in jest, but here I am sitting in bed, browsing the Café and practicing Charlier cuts in my left hand at the same time. I believe there is enough room in my life for both practice and the Café.

It is funny how the same sorts of people appear on different boards. I am part of a screenwriters board where periodically some well-intentioned person will show up to tell us all that we should be writing and not posting.
Honi soit quit mal y pense.
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On 2012-02-10 04:10, billmarq wrote:
I know that you realize my previous post was in jest, but here I am sitting in bed, browsing the Café and practicing Charlier cuts in my left hand at the same time.

Makes a change from most blokes I spose! Smile
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I always use the left for Charlier cuts...
billmarq
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I could never do a Charlier when younger so I never used it. I was recently reading a book in which the author had written, "I presume you can do a Charlier Pass..." as part of the instructions on how to perform one of his card miracles. (Yes, THAT guy.) I felt incompetent and decided to finally learn. It isn't difficult so either my hands are a bit larger now or I simply developed the proper technique.

None of this has anything to do with making pledges, but I am in a mood to gab.
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I learned to do a Charlier cut when I was pretty small...with a half-sized deck of Snoopy cards. I felt like I needed to be able to do it, because my cousin Sally could do one, and she wasn't even a magician. Smile

It was only years later that I learned it was called a Charlier cut.
"A great magician has said of his profession that its practitioners '… must pound and rack their brains to make the least learning go in, but quarrelling always comes very naturally to them.'” -- Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
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Or for anyone that studies Erdnase - The 'Charlie's' Cut (one of only about six errors in the entire book; not bad for the year it was written).
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The totally useless thing I regularly practice is the one handed faro, for which the Charlie's cut (!) was the springboard.

I like the picture of Michael Skinner executing it perfectly, whilst saying, "Evidence of a misspent youth."

Lovely. But sad too. Hey, that's theatre.
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(thanks, Billmarq, for turning the thread hither.)
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Does a perfect, one-handed faro fall under the heading of Showing Skill? Smile
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OK now I just want to see if we can get the thread to 15,000 hits.
I was shocked when we passed 10,000

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On 2012-02-10 22:46, FrenchDrop wrote:
Does a perfect, one-handed faro fall under the heading of Showing Skill? Smile


I would say....... yes. Indupitably, it does. As long as when 'the heat is on' you show *nothing*, then the odd bit of grace can be rather attractive to the audience.

*cue theme to "Different Strokes"*
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I'm in!
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I'm in.
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Masters of your domain, how do you sleep at night?
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I'm in!
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Me too!
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There's far too many nice people joining the Café for my liking!

What's happens to all that flaming back stabbing that we have grown to love?

Seasons greetings to one and all. Especially those on the west side of the pond. You've had more than your fair share of crap recently! But on a brighter note, I'm still remembering my holiday in CA earlier this year. Smile (oops - vacation!)
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