More or less, see "The Logical Control" Card College 3, p. 560, where Giobbi says that he was shown this strategy by Daryl.Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
Is this a version of the "straw man" strategy in rhetoric? [/b]Originally posted by TylerErickson:
[b] I'm looking to back up my claim that Daryl coined the phrase "Cancelling Methods", but I don't remember my original source.
DenisNot far into this work you should be ready to observe the workings of the Second Rule of Darylism. He calls it "canceling". The formular runs thus: "Each time you do something in a routine, try to figure out what possible method a spectator might surmise for its explanation. Then structure the next portion of the routine to knock over, or cancel, this possibilty in the audience's mind." (...)
Sure, but first a citation on rhetorical methods for the curious.Originally posted by TylerErickson:
Mr. Townsend,Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
[b] Is this a version of the "straw man" strategy in rhetoric?
I'm not tracking you; could you rephrase? [/b]
"Secrets of a Puerto Rican Gambler" is the first place I read about "cancelling". It's also mentioned in his Convention Lecture Notes Session 1, but that was after the Puerto Rican Gambler because the lecture notes also mention that book. I couldn't find any reference to it in Double Dazzling Triumph.Originally posted by castawaydave:
I believe Daryl used the term "canceling" in print even before "Secrets of a Puerto Rican Gambler" came out.
For example, in his early lecture notes "Something for Everyone" (which came out about the same time as "...Puerto Rican Gambler") I believe he mentions cancelling.
Also, I think he may have alluded to cancelling in the original instructions for "Double Dazzling Triumph", which predates almost everything Daryl began to publish, as far as I know.
Most likely Daryl and Juan Tamariz have studied the classics and applied those learnings to their conjuring.Originally posted by Richard Stokes:
These conjuring concepts seem to dovetail with old ideas in classic crime fiction...
Pardon me, Im Algernon; have you seen my feather flowers?Originally posted by Jonathan Townsend:
The former premise is left unstated and as long as it remains unstated the elephant is supposedly outside the universe of discourse.
Another vanishing elephant or must we hide it still?
We already know audiences live in a world which has magic.Originally posted by TylerErickson:
...Mr. Townsend, Could you please dumb it down ... a tad?
Hey, great thinking about how clarity of expressed purpose and congruence of actions to purpose can also serve to foil those who try to backtrack a method.Originally posted by Rafael Benatar:
Hi Jonathan, let me give it a try...