Trigger warnings for magic shows?

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Peter Ross
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Trigger warnings for magic shows?

Postby Peter Ross » November 18th, 2018, 4:27 pm

Do trigger warnings exist for magic shows yet?

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Re: Trigger warnings for magic shows?

Postby Bob Farmer » November 18th, 2018, 5:23 pm

Strobe light warnings are standard for rock shows because some people are subject to seizures when exposed.

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erdnasephile
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Re: Trigger warnings for magic shows?

Postby erdnasephile » November 18th, 2018, 7:08 pm

Sadly, I suspect many magic show trigger warnings should read something like:

PLEASE BE ADVISED
This production contains:
Dumb jokes
Sexist behavior
Humiliation of Assistants
Sloppy technique
Stolen routines

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Re: Trigger warnings for magic shows?

Postby MagicbyAlfred » November 19th, 2018, 9:54 am

erdnasephile wrote:Sadly, I suspect many magic show trigger warnings should read something like:

PLEASE BE ADVISED
This production contains:
Dumb jokes
Sexist behavior
Humiliation of Assistants
Sloppy technique
Stolen routines



Good one, Erdnasephile, I wholeheartedly agree.

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Re: Trigger warnings for magic shows?

Postby Peter Ross » November 19th, 2018, 8:43 pm

+1 for this advisory!

erdnasephile wrote:Sadly, I suspect many magic show trigger warnings should read something like:

PLEASE BE ADVISED
This production contains:
Dumb jokes
Sexist behavior
Humiliation of Assistants
Sloppy technique
Stolen routines

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Re: Trigger warnings for magic shows?

Postby Bill Mullins » November 20th, 2018, 3:25 pm

I'm old enough I can remember when progressives thought that content warnings (CD's, videogames, etc.) were censorship.

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Re: Trigger warnings for magic shows?

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 20th, 2018, 4:11 pm

May contain duckspeak, allusions to unapproved literature, and depictions of thoughtcrime.
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: Trigger warnings for magic shows?

Postby Bob Farmer » November 20th, 2018, 4:47 pm

WARNING: Satanic involvement and possibility you will lose your soul to the fires of Hell. Soul insurance is available at the box office: coverage for loss of half a soul is only $10; loss of a complete soul, only $25.

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Notice - as show souvenir seller?

Postby Jonathan Townsend » November 20th, 2018, 8:04 pm

Just a little short of Bob's fair warning notice there likely already is a market for items like this:
Magician Disclaimer signs about loss of stray thoughts, good ideas, time, and unattended rationality
Magic safety vests and safety tape. Tin foil hat liners for those who wish to keep secrets. Cognition protectors? Magicproof glasses (opaque)?
and "I can't believe it's not magic" advertising. :roll:
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Re: Trigger warnings for magic shows?

Postby Bill Mullins » November 21st, 2018, 4:19 pm

Bob Farmer wrote:WARNING: Satanic involvement and possibility you will lose your soul to the fires of Hell. Soul insurance is available at the box office: coverage for loss of half a soul is only $10; loss of a complete soul, only $25.


Too bad I spent all my extra money on Robot Insurance.


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