Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

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Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Bill Mullins » June 25th, 2011, 9:28 pm

HERE
That would be Martin on the left, I believe.

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Richard Hatch » June 26th, 2011, 10:57 am

Yep, that's a great George Karger shot that Gardner (who was publicity chairman for the convention) suggested and set up. Johnny Platt is holding the billiard balls.

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby David Linsell » June 27th, 2011, 11:13 pm

Yes, and that would be Paul Stadelman in the middle.

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Richard Hatch » June 28th, 2011, 1:05 am

Who's the gal doing the double lift?

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Garry Hayes » July 9th, 2011, 10:35 am

Who cares about the gal. Everybody is looking at Stadelman's Balls.

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby J Christensen » July 11th, 2011, 7:13 am

That's pretty funny, Richard!

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby mrgoat » July 11th, 2011, 7:38 am

What a wonderful picture!

Magic triumphing over boobies.

A rare thing!

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Ian Kendall » July 11th, 2011, 10:00 am

I've been meaning to talk to you about that...

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 11th, 2011, 11:10 am

Caption could have read "magicians engage in fore-play at strip club".

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Kent Gunn » July 11th, 2011, 11:21 am

Jon,

There's no hyphen in foreplay. Unless that was intended as verbal foreplay.

Is there a hypen in anal-retentive?

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 11th, 2011, 11:43 am

golfballs -> fore play

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby mrgoat » July 11th, 2011, 12:47 pm

Jonathan Townsend wrote:golfballs -> fore play


Very good!

Thing is, I didn't get that gag, and I fear every single one of your posts has a gag or reference I fail to get.

Someone should do an Annotated Townsend.

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Kent Gunn » July 11th, 2011, 3:55 pm

I sit corrected, and humbled.

Nicely played through.

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby John Signa » July 11th, 2011, 8:15 pm

mrgoat wrote:What a wonderful picture!

Magic triumphing over boobies.

A rare thing!


Then you would have appreciated MagicCon 2010's welcoming party. There were two very lovely models standing around for photos. Surrounded by magicians performing moves and flourishes, the models were totally ignored.

Then the models started handing out D&D playing cards, and the magicians were on them like locusts on a corn field. But as soon as the cards ran out, the models were ignored again.

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Brian Morton » July 11th, 2011, 11:09 pm

John Signa wrote:There were two very lovely models standing around for photos. Surrounded by magicians performing moves and flourishes, the models were totally ignored.


In 2006, Ken Trombly hosted the Magic Collectors Association in Roslyn, VA, just across the Potomac from DC. Big convention full of the heaviest hitters in magic and magic history. In a room downstairs, he set up his beautiful $28K levitation, and hired two beautiful young models to staff the thing so that anyone who wanted to could come get their picture taken while standing behind it looking like Thurston or someone of that era.

Late in the weekend, I wandered in and did ten minutes of stand-up card tricks for the ladies and wouldn't you know itthey told me not one person before me during the whole weekend had performed anything for them.

In other words, I'm not surprised.

brian :confused:

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Gordon Meyer » July 12th, 2011, 11:10 am

Well, Brian, it was the MCA convention. I've attended several and it always surprises me how very little magic is performed in general, not just for laymen who happen to be nearby.

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby Brian Morton » July 12th, 2011, 1:34 pm

Gordon Meyer wrote:Well, Brian, it was the MCA convention. I've attended several and it always surprises me how very little magic is performed in general, not just for laymen who happen to be nearby.


Well, the ladies were rather disappointed, thinking they'd at least get to see someone do something.

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby mrgoat » July 12th, 2011, 7:00 pm

Brian Morton wrote:
John Signa wrote:There were two very lovely models standing around for photos. Surrounded by magicians performing moves and flourishes, the models were totally ignored.


In 2006, Ken Trombly hosted the Magic Collectors Association in Roslyn, VA, just across the Potomac from DC. Big convention full of the heaviest hitters in magic and magic history. In a room downstairs, he set up his beautiful $28K levitation, and hired two beautiful young models to staff the thing so that anyone who wanted to could come get their picture taken while standing behind it looking like Thurston or someone of that era.

Late in the weekend, I wandered in and did ten minutes of stand-up card tricks for the ladies and wouldn't you know itthey told me not one person before me during the whole weekend had performed anything for them.

In other words, I'm not surprised.

brian :confused:


Great story. So, is it the magicians are more interested in watching each other's sleights, or too scared to converse with the ladies in tights?

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Re: Martin Gardner at a Strip Club

Postby erdnasephile » July 12th, 2011, 9:06 pm

You see the same phenomenon at comic conventions or at any other gathering with a high geek quotient. (or at any high school for that matter :) ).


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