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On Aug 19, 2019, Last Laugh wrote:
Iain was so nice! Pleasantly surprised at what a gentleman he was. Lol...


Hahahahaha!

I tend to talk back to the person in the same way they do to me...
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I actually recorded a 5 minute or so musing on the odd nature of forum friends, and how knowing someone only based on written interactions has some interesting qualities. I suppose it's not exactly a new phenomenon, people have been corresponding by letters for millenia, but it is interesting. Forums and such just expedite the whole process. Ended up deleting it as it was a little rambly and didn't really add anything.



Oh, small correction! I said that the quote about people being attracted to the mystery arts because they wanted power was by Chritopher Taylor. Christopher was actually quoting Max Maven. Christopher added the observation that it's something that martial arts and the mystery arts have in common. Sorry Max!
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On Aug 19, 2019, Last Laugh wrote:
I actually recorded a 5 minute or so musing on the odd nature of forum friends, and how knowing someone only based on written interactions has some interesting qualities. I suppose it's not exactly a new phenomenon, people have been corresponding by letters for millenia, but it is interesting. Forums and such just expedite the whole process. Ended up deleting it as it was a little rambly and didn't really add anything.


This is something I think about a lot. I have several close friends who I only know online, like you for example. And while my online friends know me better than most, they would also probably be pretty shocked at my real world personality.
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So many gems in this conversation! Including Iain's "Alpha Male Diffuser". Brilliant!
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What a great episode. Love your style of interviewing, Matt, it feels like you bring out the best in people. Loved the authentic language of Iain and the Alpha-male thingy. And good reviews, as well! If there’s one thing there I would like to hear in the reviews it would be a little more of a description of what a performance exaclty looks like and your personal experience performing the effect (how did you feel doing it, was it fun to practice, what exacty did people say afterwards, that kinda stuff). Please continue, I’m a fan!
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BTW So we’ve got Wado Ryu, Wing Chun and kickboxing, a private family style Kung Fu... I personally mainly did Tae Kwon Do, some kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I’m not even going to start on all the instruments everyone plays. My point is that it’s clear that if this forum ever stops we can start a band or Fight Club.
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Guess I’ll add to the martial arts pile on lol.
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LOL. Some pretty exotic arts there. Had to look up Hsing-I. Always wanted to learn Arnis...
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Loved the latest episode. Iain is quite the character and definitely the kind of guy I'd like to have a beer with!
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Ooh, Kajukenbo. Definitely a focus on 'practical'. Did your school do the thing where they randomly jump you in the park? I saw that on one of those fight quest type tv shows.

Also to add, I only mentioned Wing Chun because we were talking traditional, but I've also trained Muay Thai, BJJ, and a little Jeet Kun Do.

The Max Maven/Christopher Taylor quote seems to be quite apt... Most of use were probably dorks that were looking for a way to feel more powerful.
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Yeah, the group jumpings were a weekly event lol. (“Multi man”)
But, that type of training takes its toll on you over the years I’ve found.
The stick and knife fighting stuff always feels good though, unless you catch one in the knuckles :/
That multi man background definitely helps me with watching my angles when performing though lol
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If there’s one thing there I would like to hear in the reviews it would be a little more of a description of what a performance exaclty looks like and your personal experience performing the effect (how did you feel doing it, was it fun to practice, what exacty did people say afterwards, that kinda stuff).


To be totally honest, I've been tacking the review section on last minute, often recording late at night, and I admit I haven't put as much thought into it as I could. I totally agree that it could have more to it and it's definitely something I want to improve.

As the show goes forward, if the review section stays in (right now I think it will) it's likely going to be more and more stuff that I have read and played with but not performed extensively. That's because I rarely add new material to my professional act and I don't perform socially all that much.

While that's not necessarily as optimal as having extensively performed something, at least I have enough performing experience to have a pretty good idea of what will work.

Also, everything I've reviewed so far is something I've had for a little while. In the future, I'll be getting stuff more specifically for the purpose of reviewing, so it will be a little more fresh I think.

I really appreciate the feedback! Definitely still lots of room for improvement. Turns out that producing a weekly podcast is actually a fair bit of work!
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Yeah, the group jumpings were a weekly event lol. (“Multi man”)
But, that type of training takes its toll on you over the years I’ve found.
The stick and knife fighting stuff always feels good though, unless you catch one in the knuckles :/
That multi man background definitely helps me with watching my angles when performing though lol



Lol, yeah. I'm too old for that kind of sh** anymore.

Angles, ha.
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Ditto lol. Reminds me o an old saying, “you can tell more about a person by their scars then you can their tattoos”.
Always appreciated that one.
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Hey last laugh,
Just caught up with your podcasts. Excellent stuff, I’m getting so much out of them. Keep them coming,

Best,

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Really enjoying the podcasts as well.
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Thanks for the kind words aimed at me... I felt very odd doing it for the first few minutes then found my feet... I appreciate any and all feedback... and for those that have picked up stuff of mine since, thanks for that too (so you know, I spend it on my dad as he lives with me Smile he's a lovely man)…

I hope Matt continues with these, and maybe it might be worth doing a different "step" of mentalism in the future if he gets bored interviewing people like me, and ask various people for comments on each step....that might be fun...

I felt a little out of my depth to be honest but in a good, challenging way...
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You killed it. Looking forward to reading your book
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Hey last laugh,
Just caught up with your podcasts. Excellent stuff, I’m getting so much out of them. Keep them coming,

Best,

Séa


Thanks! Glad to hear that. Next one out tomorrow night US time.






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I hope Matt continues with these, and maybe it might be worth doing a different "step" of mentalism in the future if he gets bored interviewing people like me, and ask various people for comments on each step....that might be fun...



That's a very interesting idea!

I definitely have a handful of interviews lined up, but I've been thinking about adding another segment or something. Having it be something a bit more practical and constructive might be really nice for the listeners. Will definitely think about that!


Another idea was to cover mysteries in magic, along the lines of 51 faces north, the Berglas effect, the Piddingtons, maybe the Osterlind penny bend.

The show keeps getting longer and longer though...
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I’m happy to listen to whatever you put out. The longer the better. Feed the addicts Smile
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