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Postby Chris Aguilar » 04/18/03 12:13 AM ... 87,00.html

Could be interesting. April 23rd.

Seems NBC is taking a few notes from the Fox playbook.
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Postby Guest » 04/18/03 09:18 AM

Originally posted by wert: ... 87,00.html

Could be interesting. April 23rd.

Seems NBC is taking a few notes from the Fox playbook.
Not much info on the link other than the broadcast date. Hopefully, it will be a rehash of the one Fax did.

You know, the one with the "coffee cup glimpse" system? BTW, coffee reflects just as well when you use creamer, folks. And it throws the people off who saw the original show (as if they'd remember it, anyway!).

Lee Darrow, C.Ht.

Postby Guest » 04/23/03 07:27 PM

I caught the second half of the show and was pretty horrified. Despite the title, it was mostly exposure of magic and mentalism, not so much "psychics." I was particularly saddened by the exposure of that perfectly nice dealer item where the magician/mentalist "risks," and successfully avoids, smashing his hand on an upturned knife. I mean dudes spend hundreds of dollars on that thing, and I'm aware that Marc Salem has performed it. Down the tubes, no?

And our friends in Sweden will be up in arms, I expect, when they learn of the exposure of the self-folding bill.

What do others think?

Postby Guest » 04/23/03 08:47 PM

I think we should pool our money together and hire a team of surveillance specialists and covertly follow some of the NBC exec's around responsible for this expose. Then expose their dirty little secrets. I am sure we can produce alot of alimony cash and spousal support for some very happy ladies.I will personally donate a thousand dollars if we can get 100 more magicians who would do likewise.

Postby Jason Wethington » 04/23/03 08:59 PM

It is the smugness of the whole thing that gets me. It's just sad really. I was pretty amazed that they revealed a method for the folding dollar of course not the exact hookup as I have seen but it did revealed the modus operandi. The glass breaking was a big disappointment. I guess this elevates the hand held method now.
I thought the "Psychic" they had was put in the worst light "A Psychic? No, Maybe a good actress." Come on. Maybe she was but WHO CARES!?Again sad. The Daggers, man what a great effect, I had also heard that a guy (he who shall not be named) hurt himself doing this and was one reason of his dropping out of magic. But then again it could just be Busby keeping him out.
I guess this proves without a doubt the war is almost over. What with Monica Lewinski trying to hook up the masked magician with some lady on FOX and a "Secrets Revealed" on NBC of all places? Please Mr. Bush bring our soldiers home.
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Postby Guest » 04/23/03 10:16 PM

Wow,,,what can one say?

I am in Florida for a gig and turned on the tube to see this. I am not sure it was "psychics" they were revealing. More focus should have been on people like John Edwards. What is the old expression,,,"apples don't fall far from the tree"? I guess I should not be surprised to see that "losers" run in the Edwards family tree. I have a feeling that he was bobbing for more than apples to get this TV spot.

Postby Guest » 04/23/03 11:27 PM


I missed the show, but you mentioned that they tipped the one where the guy slams his hand down and misses the knife.

What method did they use?

I am one of those fellows who have dropped several hundred dollars on this item and would like to know if I should be properly outraged.


Postby Dustin Stinett » 04/23/03 11:55 PM

The method exposed was a mechanical device that prompted the performer as to which slot the knife is placed.

It doesn't matter whether or not this is the method you use. The effect is spoiled for anyone watching simply because they think they know the method: All mystery is gone. This is the problem with gratuitous exposure.

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Postby Guest » 04/24/03 05:45 AM

Whats the point with magic if the public know about all secrets?

This is sabotage...
Reverse it: do sabotage for these bad people!

Can someone post the names & addresses for the producers of these program?

It would be very helpful.

Postby Guest » 04/24/03 07:22 AM

Originally posted by Jason Wethington:
The Daggers, man what a great effect, I had also heard that a guy (he who shall not be named) hurt himself doing this
Happened to me, too. Last year in Milwaukee. Long story, but, ooopsie! Bled like a stuck mentalist with 20 minutes of show left to do. (Fortunately, the waitstaff rushed some towels up to the stage for an impromptu dressing.)

But I kept the bit in the show. Gonna do it tonight, with the added line "Anyone see this on TV last night?" I'll then let them look for little pop-out pegs...and, indeed, anything else they might want to find. I think it may make the effect stronger.

Yeah, exposure sucks. But it ain't what you do, it's how you do it.

Kevin Burke

Postby Guest » 04/24/03 11:40 AM

Good they didn't show the pass or the duble lift.
No more work for mentalists?
We all have to do something about that guy.


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