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I'd love to be able to replace my lost copy of Crandall's "Stacking Dice for Fun and No Profit", it was a real classic.
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Gil and Bill, I thanks for your help.
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Back in the 60's Senator Clark Crandall was a guest of honor at a small regional magic convention I attended. I was a teenager at the time, and a big fan of his through his writings. and here was my chance to see the great man in person, and he turned out to be every bit as impressive as I imagined. He performed and served as the MC for the shows, but he was always "on" all through the convention. I made a point of shadowing him for the whole weekend, and I don't think I ever heard him repeat a line or a story.

My favorite was as he talked about a recent, very serious abdominal operation he had undergone. Before the operation, the doctor examining him said "This is quite serious. You should have done something about this a long time ago." To which the Senator replied, "Well, I didn't have the right tools or the appropriate education..."

He was a gem.
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I admit to spelling the Senator's name incorrectly. I just checked a "New Tops" magazine from 1967, and the heading for his column "It's a Mystery to Me" reads Clarke "The Senator" Crandall, with an "e" at the end of the first name. Shame on me for not checking before I posted.
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The IBM Convention in Houston in the early 1960's was actually in 1957. This is the one where Galli-Galli got thrown out of the Rice Hotel for flushing the baby chicks down the toilet.
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On 2007-09-15 14:08, Bill Palmer wrote:
The IBM Convention in Houston in the early 1960's was actually in 1957. This is the one where Galli-Galli got thrown out of the Rice Hotel for flushing the baby chicks down the toilet.



That's what I would have done too... (Thrown him out, I mean!)

A well-known (in Norway) magician/stand-up comedian met Galli-Galli when he was performing in Stavanger in the seventies. Galli-Galli gave him the his chicks as he was moving on. This guys mother was "not amused" when she found them in the bathtub the next morning!

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