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On Dec 31, 2014, magicfish wrote:
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On Dec 31, 2014, Harry Lorayne wrote:
Oh, and lcwright1964 - would you give us all an example where I "boasted about my skills"? Just curious. I've mentioned, for example, that I was on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 24 times - now, I always assumed that was a simple statement of fact. Do you consider that "boasting." I've stated other facts re: my life and my work - but "facts," not boasting. Yes, I'm proud of what I've accomplished, but - as I've asked - please show us all an example where I "boasted". I'd appreciate it, as would all of us. Thanks.


You just did! Boasting doesn't necessarily mean exaggerating, just openly pointing out one's actual achievements. You are more forthright about what you have achieved and accolades you have received. Others are less inclined to do that, i.e., they do not boast, at least not so much. There are quite a few card men around of your calibre, some of them who share here and some who don't. But in most cases, the main sources of information about their competencies are others, not they themselves. On the other hand, the main reason I know that Harry Lorayne is so impressive is because Harry Lorayne told me so--more than once, too. Nothing wrong with boasting factually, I agree, but I do have to say it is more impressive to hear of someone's excellent reputation from admirer's other than the person involved, no matter how much self-admiration is justified. I think that's what reputations are supposed to be about.

No offense, but if all you know of Lorayne's contributions to magic is what you've heard from him, then you simply havent studied card magic.


I didn't say he was the only source. I said he was the main source. He has a genius for self-promotion, so how could it be otherwise?
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Fair enough.
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Yes, he does. Lorayne I mean. Someone hands him a random shuffled deck. He memorizes it.


Couldn't do it today, and, I doubt that he ever did.

I don't lie.


My opinion has nothing to do with your veracity.

Harry himself just stated..."What I've written about a few times is - that many years (read "decades") ago, I'd excuse myself - had to go to the bathroom to wash my hands - and I'd take the borrowed, shuffled, deck with me."

I know that I would be a tad more than curious as to why someone would disappear with a "borrowed, shuffled deck". Kind of makes the shuffling moot, does it not? So how would one know after that if the deck was actually memorized?
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Kabbalah, have you read The Memory Book?
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Or HOW TO DEVELOP A SUPER-POWER MEMORY, or MEMORY MAKES MONEY, or PAGE-A-MINUTE MEMORY BOOK, or AGELESS MEMORY? ???
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I use a memorized deck and go to the bathroom to do my switch...
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Hey, lcwright1964 - one of your wonderful remarks pertaining to me is: "...it is more impressive to hear of someone's excellent reputation from admirer's other than the person involved..." Another is: "...the main sources of information about their competencies are from others, not they themselves."

Now, are you talking about posts/"admirers"(most from here at the Café)like I'll list below? Let me know. Because if that's what you mean - I have hundreds more for you! They do help to make it all worthwhile for me, and I thank you so much for giving me the opportunity/the rationale for posting them here. I'm quite sure that you'll say that I'm boasting. If you do, and I'm pretty sure you will - I have two 2-word phrases for you - one is "That's right!" (I sure am!) The other is...oh, well, you know. And I'd think of you as lcwrong! Here are just a few:

"Harry Lorayne IS the man. Nobody else even comes close. Any magic book ever written after his owes a humble nod to his countless and priceless contributions. Harry is called a "master" by many of the greats and well-knowns in magic. He is a genius in his own right and brought the genius of many others to us through his many selfless works and the art of magic would not be the same without him. He is a scholar, historian, collector, writer, mentor and a gifted performer.
"There is a piece of Harry Lorayne in every magician who is worth his weight in salt. Harry, you ARE the man!" (Fingerjack - The Magic Café: 5-31-13)

"Probably the greatest teacher magic has ever seen! I earn my living performing many of the routines I first learned from your books. You have been a constant source of inspiration." (Michael Vincent)

Also from Michael: "Harry, you set the bar for me in terms of what was possible and the standard to reach as far as excellence is concerned."

"Lorayne is the greatest magic writer I've ever come across - don't think I'll ever find a better one." (Evan Bishop)

"Harry Lorayne's influence on how effects are written is equivalent to Shakespeare's influence on the theatre." (Gary Kosnitzky)

"No writer of magic more gifted than Harry Lorayne. There are too many card gods to count but Mr. Lorayne is 'Zeus atop Mount Olympus.'" (Panlives)

"Harry Lorayne's writings consistently enrich us. He has advanced magic, close-up magic particularly. His contributions to the art are monumental/staggering. Quite possibly the very best of all the marvelous writers in the annals of the art." (Tom Daugherty)

"Harry's style is like no-one else's. The nights I spent with his books are among my fondest magic memories. He has given me, and so many others, the encouragement to learn and progress. His knowledge and talent amaze." (David Regal)

"Harry Lorayne IS card magic!" (Chris Kavanagh)
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Jan: That's fine/good, but my "thing" is - I didn't/don't want to preset ANYTHING. Best - HL.
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I use a memorized deck and go to the bathroom to do my switch...

With Flashdeck you have to go to the bathroom never again Smile, which is also a bad thing Smile.
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Smile... And just to be clear:I have never done a deck switch in the bathroom, but have practiced deck switches there as I do not have a Flashdeck and hate to waste my time Smile.... Jan
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