Magic Fred wrote:Egotism is the anaesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Just my opinion!
Glenn Bishop wrote:As I said above I wrote the book and I have the experience.
Glenn Bishop wrote:You on the other hand I know you never read my book or saw the DVD's.
Glenn Bishop wrote:Just FYI - I have been thinking of adding to the book an extra segment on how I do the shuffle - and putting it all on a CD in PDF format.
Glenn Bishop wrote:I am also thinking about putting my book Glenn Bishop's Punch Deck Pro Final into the same CD PDF format next year. Well just have to wait and see how things go.
Rob Block wrote:Richard Kaufman wrote:And who was "cloudcloak"?
He was nobody. Although he spent many months talking about all of the performing he had done, his stage experience, the magicians he had mentored, the extraordinary experiences he had had touring the world performing. (Similar to Mr. smokemist above, which is what jogged my memory). He posted endless essays (mainly ramblings) about magic theory and his take on the state of the art and what and who (in his opinion) performed "good" magic. He became belligerent when challenged, then created multiple aliases to back himself up. He stirred the place up for quite a while. It all eventually unraveled in extremely entertaining form. The parody posts were some incredible creative writing. Once his real name was posted, "poof", he vanished, never to return. I guess that was the true irony of it all, his real life persona was as completely anonymous as all of his internet aliases. Once exposed, he crawled back under the rock he came from.
This was back in the heyday of usenet when alt.magic was getting 100 posts a day and the Electronic Grymoire (the EG) was "the" place to be. Mid to late 90's. Ah, what great memories.
Glenn Bishop wrote:Still - don't own the work I produced - still have not read the book.
My opinion - it appears you don't know.
I have your badly written PDFs here Glenn. They are not revolutionary. And you can't find anyone to suggest otherwise. That's my only point.
Glenn Bishop wrote: opinion.