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Postby John M. Dale » 05/16/09 01:13 AM

Is it just me or are the last half of the last sentences of Jamy Ian Swiss's reviews of Finding Dariel Fitzkee: The Man with the Trick Brain and The Magician: John Mulholland's Secret Life exactly word for word the same (except for the word "who"? ("the man (who) William Larson, Sr., in the pages of this magazine, called 'the most knowledgeable man in magic.'"

Editorial oversight, or, an irony that Jamy is illustrating with this double reference?

Just curious.

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Postby Mark Paulson » 05/30/09 02:54 PM

I noticed the same thing. I thought it might be a running gag.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » 05/30/09 03:18 PM

It's a gag.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 05/30/09 06:02 PM

like "The Magic of Fred Kaps" book in a pic in this month's issue?
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Postby Bill Mullins » 05/30/09 07:16 PM

The best gag in the current issue is Fig 18, p. 34. Tom Stone is right, it doesn't look like a face.
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