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Magic Castle Library Howler

Postby Lisa Cousins » December 23rd, 2012, 4:20 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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Re: Magic Castle Library Howler

Postby Dustin Stinett » December 23rd, 2012, 4:56 pm

Unless your stage persona in Annie Hall.

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Re: Magic Castle Library Howler

Postby Bill McFadden » December 23rd, 2012, 8:49 pm

. . . or Paula Poundstone.

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Re: Magic Castle Library Howler

Postby Jonathan Townsend » December 23rd, 2012, 10:02 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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Re: Magic Castle Library Howler

Postby mrgoat » December 24th, 2012, 4:56 am


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Re: Magic Castle Library Howler

Postby Q. Kumber » December 24th, 2012, 7:23 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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Re: Magic Castle Library Howler

Postby mrgoat » December 24th, 2012, 8:53 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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Re: Magic Castle Library Howler

Postby Kent Gunn » December 24th, 2012, 9:01 am

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

Thanks Damian.

Happy Christmas.

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Re: Magic Castle Library Howler

Postby brianarudolph » December 24th, 2012, 1:04 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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Re: Magic Castle Library Howler

Postby Jonathan Townsend » December 24th, 2012, 3:27 pm

nice, one gets the Potter reference.
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