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I go both ways! Ohhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
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What does going "both ways" have to do with this thread?

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I go both ways! Ohhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
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Would they review it, though? I mean, is their audience the type that performs dirty tricks?

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I wanna see Craig and David review this on the WPR.

Yes, that would be amazing.

No, they wouldn't, though World Magic Shop did put it in one of their emails today. That being said, it would be funny because it would make them both very uncomfortable, and if by some miracle, Craig got into a rant about the presentational qualities of card to tampon (or any of these), I would die of laughter.
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In response to Vlad, this material totally isn't for everyone, and likely isn't for you, but that is a good thing. Magic is a variety art, we need variety. I also don't think, outside of very select situations, you'd do this for a paying audience. Bar magic was mentioned, and I bet a lot of these would be great MC gags, but for me the place I see a lot of this working would be in a nightclub or burlesque type performance. Burlesque is defined as, “a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects.” This is the burlesque of magic, its power comes from the fact that you wouldn't present it as being serious. It is a cartoon come to life. I would say this is bawdy magic that should be presented as a joke among adults. I think that for audiences, especially in the United States, who see magicians as either birthday party clowns or people that seem to be taking themselves way too seriously on TV, could appreciate this material, if presented in the proper context. I believe it is important, from time to time, not to take yourself too seriously.

That all being said however, ku7uk3, makes a really good point. The descriptions of the effects help a lot, but the lack of a video makes me wonder.
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WHAT THE? HOW CAN YOU ADVERTISE A PRODUCT WITHOUT SHOWING DEMOS OF THE TRICKS? THIS IS SO SO SO SO STUPID.

'because they are too gross to show' - - WHAT A COP OUT! THE WORST EXCUSE I'VE EVER HEARD.
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Hey, magicmarkworldwide2, please stop shouting.
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This all seems like the horrible oily back lot carny or seedy third rate punter with cheap whiskey on his breath and hasn't bathed for a month showing up and robbing an audience of a rare, amazing experience of magic and degrading it to a glorified set of magic shop gags.


So you've seen my act? Smile

Clearly not for everyone, but as noted above, there are places where this type of thing could play well.
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A lot depends on how much money one has to blow. It might be interesting if one has unlimited funds.

A lot of this type stuff can be created by anyone from already existing tricks if one is so inclined. The Goshman sponge thing has been available for some time.

It seems some magicians have limited audiences. They perform for the same people all the time and are always looking for something new. For me, the poster child of this type thing is the revelation of a predicted card in a blister on one's finger. Egads! (Yes, I know, 50 million people will post saying how wonderful this is.)

Some people are always creating new effects so they they can sell them and make more money.

I also think that a lot of magicians have a condescending view of laymen. Like Vlad says, above, how many laymen have experienced good, professional-quality close-up magic? Is it really necessary to play to the lowest denomination of humanity, even in a bar?

Good luck to selling this, but I too would rather save my money for that wonderful Al Leech book, for instance (same price).
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Finally! The definitive handling of the Goshman dong. And with a racial twist, too.

This could be a gas to watch, even (maybe especially) if you have no intention of using any of the material. I mean, how many folks bought Boris Pocus for the tricks? Hope there's a bonus section with outtakes of the magicians getting slapped or having drinks poured over their heads.
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We are in the entertainment business. Movies have ratings from G-NR, to even X-XXX. Stand up comics range from family friendly to adults only. How is magic any different? Why is it so bad to have some that chose to lean towards the PG-13/NR/X/XXX side?

There is DEFINITELY a market for this type of material.
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Is this in any way associated with Card Against Humanity, or does the box art just look similar?
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Definitely a market for adult material, just wish the price was a little less being it's a pdf and not hardcover book (although if you get use out of at least a couple effects I'm sure it's worth it). Any other reviews? With the holidays upon us money is tight unless I know for sure I'll be using something.
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It's a DVD, not a pdf
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It's a DVD, not a pdf


Shoot, my bad! Got it confused with something else I looked at. DVD better, but still would like to get some more reviews. I definitely do adult humor for my audiences so count me as interested.
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I've only just seen this - not my thing, but each to their own, etc. However:

"3. Sponge Dong - Goshman - A shocking end to your favorite sponge ball routine! Comes BLACK!"

It's one thing to do something a bit different, but if you're is making racial jokes about ***es in 2014... oh dear.
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It's one thing to do something a bit different, but if you're is making racial jokes about ***es in 2014... oh dear.


This one is funny, though Smile
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Is this in any way associated with Card Against Humanity, or does the box art just look similar?


COURSE ITS NOT ASSOCIATED, JUST STOLEN. PIRACY IS BAD IN MAGIC, UNLESS IT IS LIKE THIS OR MUSIC! AT INTERNATIONAL SOMEONE USED PINK FLOYD! I DOUBT THEY GOT PERMISSION.

DVD PIRACY = BAD, STEALING MUSIC FOR YOUR ACT = FINE



From their website.
Cards Against Humanity is distributed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 2.0 license. That means you can use and remix the game for free, but you can't sell it without our permission. “Cards Against Humanity” and the CAH logos are trademarks of Cards Against Humanity LLC


-Bobby
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LOL! I've stole nothing from "Cards Against Humanity" except simplicity.

Just becuase I use white text on a black background, does NOT make it a "Cards Against Humanity" Rip off. LOL! Sorry, they do NOT own this idea.

By the way, the name "Cards Against Humanity" is a derivative from the common legal term "Crimes Against Humanity" and is in no way related.

Same with TAH. It's just a derivative from and old term, in junction with certain "things" against humanity.

Hope you all enjoy!

Now let's stay focused!

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