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Jim Maloney wrote:Steve has a point. The nastiness displayed on this thread, especially from Chris Aguilar, is unnecessary. You may not be a fan of Glenn's work, but the constant barrage of ugliness displayed toward him is, frankly, somewhat embarrassing.
This thread has been running in circles for a while now (some may say down the drain). I'm locking it.
Richard Kaufman wrote:I'll over rule Jim here for one reason: no one except Glenn Bishop has given the original poster many leads on published methods of Riffle Stacking.
Let's remove Glenn Bishop from the picture for a while: Glenn, please don't post in this particular thread anymore. We get your point.
Those who think that Glenn's work is crap: don't post in this particular thread anymore. We get your point.
As to why the thread has devolved to this point, frankly I think Mr. Bishop's attitude brings out a mean ole' streak in some people and they feel compelled to tell him what they think and it's not a pretty sight (or site!). We're done with that in this thread.
Now if someone has something interesting to say about Riffle Stacking, please continue.
Jim Maloney and Richard Kaufman came close to nailing it in this above thread. The point is that in my opinion - there are magicians here that dont like ME.
So even if I presented the finest technical ability on earth - because the magicians dont like me and in my opinion some may even have some kind of a grudge or a vendetta against me - some in my opinion would still not like and try to find the flaws in my work and in my three videos. Just because they seem to like to jerk me around and argue about magic.
Some of this may go back to when I produced and sold my first DVD with Glenn Bishop Cuts the aces on it and I got much the same comments in blogs and in the Magic Caf about my way of doing my slant on the Stevens cull - one said that it was a pain to watch. And my answer is still - my audience likes it.
However in my opinion that does not bug me at all because I work for a living and my audience that I charge money for my magician service seem to love what I do and I have a track record of success for more than 25 - 35 years. As I remember there were magicians that said comments about Jack Pyles second deal and that they could spot it. And as I remember Jack didnt care and still made a living with it doing his bridge deal.
Nate Leipzig said it - or something like it - if they like you they will like your act. And in my opinion if I may add - flawless magic is only an opinion anyway.
That is all I have to say - in this thread.
Thanks everyone for the laughs and the kind words as I now close the door.
Just my opinion.