What, specifically, enrages me about this particular presentation are her wacky, spasmodic gesticulations when she vanishes the damned silk. (And yes, thank you in advance, we all know the rule of keeping your hand in motion so that any gimmick in use is rendered invisible to the untrained eye) But EVERY FREAKING time she goes off--like Elaine dancing on "Seinfeld"--She is HORRIBLE. It actually HURTS to watch. Those are among the worst "magic facilitating moves" I have ever seen.
"Okay, OKAY! We don't suspect you of using a plastic device! Just stop spazzing-out already; you're givin' me the creeps!"
I LITERALLY had to summon ALL OF MY STRENGTH, WITHIN EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING to watch past the first vanish.
For anyone that has actually ever practiced a little, thought, studied or learned a little about our art--crap like that shouldn't make one giggle, it should make one PISSED OFF.
The fact that passes as an "entertaining magic act" shows how apparantly starved a lot of people are to see a little skin.
--"WHOA! Sure, her actual 'magic' completely sucked, but BOY--Didja SEE that ACT?! That hank-lady done got me so wound-up I gotta go slip her a twenty!"
(Tip: search just a little further on the net...there IS better viewing out there guys...)
Long story short: Can someone PLEASE just teach her how to vanish a goddamned silk with fewer cringe-inducing histrionics?! :mad:
What would Robert Houdin or David Devant say about such a display? Verily I ask you, gentlemen!! What would they SAY!? For shame.
P.S. Read it and weep, suckers, this is my 100th post. I love you guys!! :whack: :D :p
David A. Cox, San Francisco, California