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Postby Lisa Cousins » 12/23/12 05:20 PM

As a fan of classical magic, I've always enjoyed the image of the magician showing a piece of paper, rolling it up into a cone, and spilling something out of it.

When I came across a pamphlet in the Magic Castle Library entitled "50 Tricks With a Paper Cone" I couldn't resist having a look at it.

I came upon an interesting idea for a cut-and-restored necktie, where the magician "accidentally" cuts his tie into bits and places the pieces into a paper cone. "He peeps into the cone, but despondently shakes his head." The magician is encouraged to "Play up the harassed magician to the best of your ability, keep peeing into the cone, etc."

Clearly not a trick for a female magician. It involves a necktie.
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 12/23/12 05:56 PM

Unless your stage persona in Annie Hall.
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Postby Bill McFadden » 12/23/12 09:49 PM

. . . or Paula Poundstone.
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 12/23/12 11:02 PM

Lisa Cousins wrote:... The magician is encouraged to "Play up the harassed magician to the best of your ability, keep peeing into the cone, etc."

Clearly not a trick for a female magician. It involves a necktie.



intentional? funny either way, thanks.

The idea of a "howler" demonstrated at the magic castle... hmmmm
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Postby mrgoat » 12/24/12 05:56 AM

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Postby Q. Kumber » 12/24/12 08:23 AM

Thank you Damian but I did not need that information.

On the other hand, I wonder what response you would get giving one as a Christmas gift to your female friends and relations?
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Postby mrgoat » 12/24/12 09:53 AM

Q. Kumber wrote:On the other hand, I wonder what response you would get giving one as a Christmas gift to your female friends and relations?


They might be a little pissed off.
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Postby Kent Gunn » 12/24/12 10:01 AM

I'm just happy to now know the word, portaloo.

Thanks Damian.

Happy Christmas.
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Postby brianarudolph » 12/24/12 02:04 PM

Seems that if you follow these directions no matter what continent you call home, clearly one will think "European." And that would apply whether you lived near the ocean borders or further "in continent."

But I would have to admit that at least "yer in" good company.

(When I read the title of this thread I originally envisioned someone opening a book in the Castle Library and it started yelling at them a la a letter from Ron Weasley's mother.)
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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 12/24/12 04:27 PM

nice, one gets the Potter reference.
What do you think of a loud letter puppet that vanishes?
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