There both puns of you cant have your cake and eat it tooOriginally posted by Bill Duncan:
I've never seen "Kate and Edith" but as it comes up often in the context of story tricks I have some idea what it's like.
I assume it's genesis is the old joke that became a country western novelty song:
"You can't have your Kate and Edith too." ?
Twins is another good example.
Yes, and I think it's another variation of Daryl's fine "Diamond Bar". (Also in the Almanac) I can't say I care much for Jennings version of the "rising crime display". Doesn't seem as sure to me as the normal version even though it does look good when I get it to work properly.Originally posted by Bill Duncan:
Nice Frank. Didn't Jennings also have something called "Make Me Small" in Richard's Almanac?
I'll have to look that one up...
I could have sworn that I'd read that quote, but by Paul Harris. Just dug out my Twilight Angels instructions, and it's not quoted in there.Originally posted by Curtis Kam:
And can anyone confirm or deny T.A. Waters' precautionary tale about "Twilight Angels"? (As I recall, he was told by a woman after seeing it--"don't ever perform that effect for a woman unless you mean to sleep with her.")
JeffOriginally posted by Jeff Haas:
You actually do that trick? Glad to hear it. How often do you do it?
Only when I do it.Originally posted by Curtis Kam:
Has she ever seen Allen Okawa's "Wishing Shells"?
Won't be going there... When she first saw JT on the magic special doing the Kar she got up and left the room she found him so annoying.The Tamariz presentation of the Koornwinder Kar is charming, in a crazed and manic sort of way.
Now THAT'S interesting.Christian Chelman has some presentations that are charming, in the same way that Hopkins' Hannibal Lechter was charming....
Could've sworn I PM'd you about that at The Favorite Stamping Ground (tm).Originally posted by Bill Duncan:
Talk about "Tales of the Unexpected". I don't recall that.
You mean you'd "just do it and quit", as opposed to "talk to her again"?Originally posted by Pete Biro:
I think if someone said something I did was "charming" i'd quit. :p
Sorry boss, but just as some tricks are inherently magical and thus "need little presentation" some tricks are, if competently performed , charming.Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
There are no tricks that are inherently charming.
I'm going to have to go with Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions.Originally posted by Bill Duncan:
I can be have oodles of charm* when I want to. But its not my defining characteristic.
* Curtis or Tony, bonus points if you can cite the literary reference.
Mein Kampf?Originally posted by Bill Duncan:
I can be have oodles of charm when I want to. But its not my defining characteristic... bonus points if you can cite the literary reference.