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Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby mrgoat » November 12th, 2008, 2:57 pm

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oyV7n4WstMY

I think, although clearly a comedy act, there is something many magicians can learn from watching this...

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 12th, 2008, 3:06 pm

What room in The Magic Castle is that? I didn't recognize it.
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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Timothy Drake » November 12th, 2008, 3:13 pm

Oh Dear.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Gord » November 12th, 2008, 3:45 pm

Slightly funny. Mostly irritating.
I guess you had to be there.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Randy » November 12th, 2008, 4:36 pm

This appears to be in the Pellar Theater downstairs next to the Castle Library. Lot's of impromtu shows, special events, smaller lectures, etc. take place down there.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Timothy Drake » November 12th, 2008, 4:48 pm

Comedy act or Magic act or combination... he demands and keeps the attention of the audience.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 12th, 2008, 5:01 pm

So does a man who pulls down his pants ...
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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Timothy Drake » November 12th, 2008, 5:10 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:So does a man who pulls down his pants ...


Yes but not for 6 minutes. LOL

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Rick Ruhl » November 12th, 2008, 6:28 pm

This is called 'Plan B', as we all know.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Charles Spector » November 12th, 2008, 7:23 pm

It is not The Magic Castle. There are steps down the middle isle. The only rooms that have steps are the Close-up room and the Parlour and neither of them have the steps down the middle.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Scotto » November 12th, 2008, 7:35 pm

Randy wrote:This appears to be in the Pellar Theater downstairs next to the Castle Library. Lot's of impromtu shows, special events, smaller lectures, etc. take place down there.


Nope not the Magic Castle. There is no room like that with a raised stage and Terraced seating
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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Ken Becker » November 12th, 2008, 8:05 pm

Pathetic! Maybe a case of St.Vitus Dance???

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 12th, 2008, 8:15 pm

Was this supposed to be a Rick Roll?
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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Rick Ruhl » November 12th, 2008, 8:22 pm

Jonathan Townsend wrote:Was this supposed to be a Rick Roll?


I hate my name sounds so much like that. LOL

Two letters different and it's my name...

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby David Vamer » November 12th, 2008, 8:27 pm

He trying to be deliberately inept. He was mistaking frenetic movement for "funny".

The tell came when he dumped the deck out of the blue box onto the table and floor. It was just a scosh too contrived.

Criticism aside, his comedic instincts are good. He just needs direction and experience.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Gord » November 12th, 2008, 9:34 pm

He moves around too much. At the beginning he goes from center to right to center to right. He can't stand still except for when something small happens, which is a HUGE tell.
Maybe if he calmed down a bit I'd have reacted differently than I did, but he didn't so I did.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Paul Q » November 12th, 2008, 10:29 pm

A Tell.....A TELL!!!!!?????

You are acting as if he was a magician!

He is obviously a comedian and the audience found his parody of a magic act hilarious! Thus....SUCCESS!!!

Lighten up.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Dustin Stinett » November 12th, 2008, 11:01 pm

Scotto beat me to it, but I can verify that this is not at the Magic Castle.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Terry_Holley » November 12th, 2008, 11:03 pm

I thought this was really funny. I wish I had thought of it!

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby DrDanny » November 12th, 2008, 11:19 pm

He's got lots of clips on youtube, and I think he's pretty funny.
Just search for elliot the hawk. And the lesson is, don't take it so seriously, m'kay?

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby Gord » November 12th, 2008, 11:48 pm

Paul Q wrote:A Tell.....A TELL!!!!!?????

You are acting as if he was a magician!

He is obviously a comedian and the audience found his parody of a magic act hilarious! Thus....SUCCESS!!!

Lighten up.


Yeah a tell. Any comedian worth half his salt knows you don't let the audience see the joke coming. Every time he slows down a joke happens, therefore a tell.
With that said, yes, the audience thought he was funny. I didn't. So call it a 99.9% success.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby thumbslinger » November 13th, 2008, 12:18 am

I don't understand why people never read any of the posted comments underneath a video.

They explain all.

That's an old video.

Sometimes, the comments posted are more entertaining than whatever the video was!
Hey....hey.. it's just for fun, next lifetime you won't even remember who you were.

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Re: Let this be a lesson to us all...

Postby A1exM » November 13th, 2008, 8:30 am

I enjoyed it! and the comments!


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