Pete, here's the line from the Genii issue referenced in the first post.
In "A Letter From Al Koran" from the Pentagram, Koran
explains how he began routining his initial stage mentalism
show, and offers a strong and direct mentalism opener,
including the opening speech for the act. All of this still
offers an effective lesson today (albeit at a time when predictions are no longer as effective or appropriate in a pure
mentalism programa subject for another day).
I don't see the level of rancor in this post that Brad's espousing in the defense of predictions. The line seemed innocuous in fact. I have neither the inclination nor the stage chops to pull off a mentalist act. So I've no dog in this fight. I suspect I'm like the little dog barking incessantly as two big dogs square off.
You've never seen me perform. If you had you'd realize I was being sarcastic when I talked about being offended. Here's a clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... ZYHuhAqR0#
I often presume people know me. It's really silly of me. Sorry I misled you. The sarcasm was pretty weak, in context.
I'm packing up a copy of Strunk and White's, "The Elements of Style" for you. It's a little outdated and smarmy. I think the two of you will get along famously. Adding a soupcon of sentence structure to your posts will add mightily to your ability to rail against all insults, real and perceived. I'd include a copy of Webster's second, but I've only one left and the shipping would be outrageous.
I really did misundertand your stance on Deity from your initial rant. Thanks for clearing that up. I've found people that share similar yet mildly different views on matters of religion often rail against one each other the most vitrolically. It's like Sunnis and Shiites, except you get to eat pork.
I'd have sent a PM, as you suggested. That system's still broken though and this is more fun.