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funsway
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old things in new ways - new things in old ways
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On another thread was posted, "I used to do this with rocks, but local ordinance laws said I had to switch to Safety Stones...""

and a new theme for diverting patter is born -- silliness being a for of misdirection.

Now, I recognize that building codes and local ordinances have a basis of concern over human safety and common community standards,
but many being to mind the adage "a camel is a house cat designed by a committee."

So everyone has some kinship with an ordinance or law that seems silly out of context - and we can play on that.

"I use silver dollars since local ordinance prohibits any object that might be a choking hazard."

or "I painted this coffee can red to comply with local fire codes."

or "My cups have no handles. Local codes prohibit any gender discrimination by a performer."

I am sure others can come up with better lines ...
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst



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Jonathan Townsend
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Using language to engage audience cognitive resources? Sure.

If a camel is a house cat... you wonder what kind of mice they had. Smile
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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