derrida wrote:oh yeah.. i have seen that..
i love penn and teller but hate some of the things they do where they share strong magic secrets..
althought i wouldnt hide 52 cards in a beach or elsewhere..
I have very mixed feelings when it comes to these two. I met and kind of gotten to know both of them (at the surface level, mind you) at the shop and again, at a party (Bar B Q) @ Lance Burton's house (was that ever a who's who of magic history... Channing Pollock, Shamada and a pile of other legends gathered in one place... better than any magic convention I've ever gone to
Yes, the EXPOSURE ticks me off but most especially (when it comes to this sort of thing) when you find magician-skeptics talking out of both sides of the ass; they see no wrong in exposing methods used by charlatans (many of which are used by working Mentalists) and yet, when they see some kid on YouTube doing the exact same thing, they scream and moan... and god help you if you go on national Tv and tip a multitude of methods... not that I'd know anyone guilty of doing such a thing
I'll never understand how, because of industry politics, P&T and even Randi get off the hook when it comes to tipping various methods that some entertainers actually depend on when it comes to their livelihood, and others don't. But then the magic industry is a very odd bird.UP DATE...
I've given up on doing the Sloan rant... have too many things happening right now. BUT, after 4 weeks of recovery time, I'm being given a big thumbs up on the health front.