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Re: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005

Good post, Bill! There certainly is a time and a place for magic. The amateur's problem is that in order to perform for people other than family and friends he almost must impose on his audience, whether directly (Wanna see a trick?), indirectly (a few flourishes in public), or through subterfuge (s...
by Jake Austin
09/01/05 09:20 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005
Replies: 23
Views: 4208

Re: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005

Bill, Thanks for your reply. I can't argue with you that the nonstop talker is at best obtuse and at worst selfish. I would like to contrast your example with what Mr. Cataquet wrote in his article. First, in your example the person imposes themselves by nonstop talking. In the article, our beloved ...
by Jake Austin
08/29/05 12:38 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005
Replies: 23
Views: 4208

Re: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005

Matt, thank you for your comments.

I do have to take one thing back though. That "newbie" magician was not better off because Harold switched train cars. He was worse off. I'm sure Harold has a wealth of knowledge he could've shared. If he had only taken the time.
by Jake Austin
08/08/05 05:38 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005
Replies: 23
Views: 4208

Re: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005

Richard, Thank you for the measured response to my emotional outburst. I'm honored to hear from the Grand Poobah himself! The man certainly may have been a jerk, I wasn't there. I can only go off of the article. In it Harold states "he can't summon up enough courage to ask, "Can I show you...
by Jake Austin
08/07/05 06:53 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005
Replies: 23
Views: 4208

The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005

Congratulations Harold. Your last article "The Train" portrays you wonderfully as selfish, pompous and arrogant. Oh the horror you must have felt when that evil newbie magician wanted to show you a trick. Despite you telling him you weren't interested in seeing a trick, he kept showing the...
by Jake Austin
08/07/05 03:41 PM
 
Forum: Columns
Topic: The Train by Harold Cataquet, August 2005
Replies: 23
Views: 4208

Re: Cleaning out the magic closet. Big Bargains!

Gino,

You haven't received a reply to your latest e-mail due to a family emergency in the Kruse family.

If Gary said he mailed it, I guarantee 100% that it has been mailed. Be at ease. You will receive the items you paid for.

Jake Austin
by Jake Austin
06/27/05 08:34 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Cleaning out the magic closet. Big Bargains!
Replies: 16
Views: 328

Re: July Issue of Genii Mailed--Have you Received It?

Got mine a couple days ago. Colorado Springs CO
by Jake Austin
06/16/05 05:53 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: July Issue of Genii Mailed--Have you Received It?
Replies: 94
Views: 4696

Re: REGAL DEAL ENDING

I just wanted to brag about how smart I was to take advantage of this deal. Regal must have a platoon of Oompah Loompahs working for him because I received these books fast! Ordered Sunday night, and got them today. Now that I have autographed copies I have to go make up a story about how me and Dav...
by Jake Austin
06/08/05 03:42 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: REGAL DEAL ENDING
Replies: 5
Views: 1491

Re: I don't come here to see what's on eBay

I agree with Gary. Thumbs down on all the advertising posts from people selling their stuff elsewhere.

Also, I don't believe stating a starting bid (not the actual cost) complies with "you MUST price any item you sell".
by Jake Austin
10/02/04 02:18 PM
 
Forum: General
Topic: I don't come here to see what's on eBay
Replies: 13
Views: 159

For Sale: Dai Vernon Revelations

I am selling the complete set of Dai Vernon's Revelations on VHS to raise a bit of money for Christmas. Cost is $110. I will pay for shipping.
by Jake Austin
11/26/03 01:43 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: For Sale: Dai Vernon Revelations
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Re: Vernon Revelation videos for sale $125 postpaid

I'll take 'em.
by Jake Austin
09/29/03 07:27 PM
 
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: Vernon Revelation videos for sale $125 postpaid
Replies: 1
Views: 62

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