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Richard Kaufman
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Uppity Vents

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 31st, 2018, 12:15 pm

In today's New York Times there's an article about a ventriloquist convention in Kentucky.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/31/arts ... ottom-well

The organizer of the convention made this remark:
"Over all, the mood was enthusiastic and egalitarian. 'This is a unique place in that you will see a professional sit next to an amateur next to a semipro,' said the convention executive director, Mark Wade, who lives near Melbourne, Fla., and is in his 60s. 'I’m not knocking magic conventions but the professionals get in their little groups and talk to each other and they ignore all the other people.' (A few others brought up, unprompted, 'uppity' magicians. Clowns went unmentioned.)"

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Re: Uppity Vents

Postby Brian Douglas » July 31st, 2018, 1:58 pm

Yes, but could you see their lips moving?

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Re: Uppity Vents

Postby Roger M. » July 31st, 2018, 4:04 pm

Vent'n'Dummy guys have it pretty rough these days.

Thanks to Hollywood ... they're always just a spit-take away from being viewed as potential torturers of the less fortunate (murderers even) ... with either the "operator", or the dummy itself as the accused miscreant.

Ahhh, if only Otto and George were still around - they were the only vent'n'dummy act that ever gave the genre legitimacy.

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Re: Uppity Vents

Postby brianarudolph » July 31st, 2018, 7:42 pm

Vents are the only people who can be lying when their lips are moving and when they are not.

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Re: Uppity Vents

Postby Richard Stokes » August 1st, 2018, 4:23 pm

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