Thursday, June 29, 2006

Ok so we got a few more replies to the controversy. All of them true AND funny however not yet what I am seeking. If no one gets it.. I'll do something. Here is what I have so far.

"Both smoked copious amounts of weed." - Can't verify that one.. with Vernon anyway. However he was Canadian so...

"-Both of their last names have 6 letters?
-both of them have their pictures posted in Bizzaros blog?
-Both of them are dead?"

"Both of them were gemini's" - Now THAT is doing yer homework.

"They are both dead... They have that in common" and another vote for dead and buried.

I'm so very proud of you guys by the way. Not just for replying, but for admitting you read my journal. But seriously folks.. You read this for one reason. To hear what I think about magic because it sure ain't for my charming personality or good looks. So let's talk about something.

The Black Widow. The brand new toy on the magical market. Making lots of hype and boy does it look good. It claims to render much sleight of hand obsolete. So here is the pros and cons of this in my jaded eyes.

-Looks damn good


-Long sleeves required. (At least the raven could be done with short sleeves)
-Fooking expensive
-One trick pony
-Easily accessible to the mainstream market.

Can you tell I'm not gonna buy one. See I believe magic is an art and by practicing not only my skill but presentation and performance skill I can further it and do the same thing for cheaper. Someone once told me you don't have to be the best.. but you DO have to be the first. If someone sees the linking rings done by someone else and then they see you yer gonna be that "other" guy.

"I saw this guy do this once before. He was AMAZING."

So with everyone buying this item I would rather stick to sleeving. I mean if they are gonna be there anyway might as well. Most of the people who will use this will do the AssHat thing. Walk up, do the trick and walk away. Good way to get them to remember YOU. Making the magic the focus only gets you so far in my opinion. So while this looks good the smart ones will use it sparingly at just the right moment in the structure of a much larger routine. Personally I don't wanna be strapped down with a thing on my arm and anchored to me screwing with my mobility. Give me that old time religion.

I sense magical masturbation on the horizon. More time in the bathroom in front of the mirror than with actual people. Hell I thought the raven was a great item... for spare parts anyway.

I can't wait till' the next great white hype.


Friday, June 23, 2006

While we're waiting for more people to answer my Vernon/2Pac contest, here is a little something for those of you who may have wondered where we got the term SmappDooDa. Go to and click the link near the bottom of the explanation. Now you too will see how it came into this world kicking and screaming.

By the way I did get one entry so far and I quote:

I have two answers.

1. Both got a lot of pussy during their hayday.

2. Nada fuckin thing.

I can't make this stuff up folks...


Sunday, June 18, 2006

What do these two men have in common?

Email me your answer and if it's the right one I will email you something back worth at LEAST 10-15$.

Who's yo Daddy foo?


Saturday, June 17, 2006

Ok so I have said before that Magicians reside right below jugglers and somewhere above certain mimes on the ladder of entertainment. Two of the biggest applause getters in the business are juggling and fire eating. Most people have tried juggling and know it's hard. Most people know fire is hot therefore it must be dangerous. If you wanna throw in dove magic you can but it is cheap applause.

Regardless, my point is... this will get hired over most other novelty acts. Why? Cause' they know/ think it's more impressive.

I sacrificed a social life for this?


Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Card to.....

Jean Pierre Vallarino appeared on WGM back in the day. While the camera angles were not his friend, he did some amewsome stuff. If you hop onto your friendly neighborhood torrent program you can find him performing better on Cabaret Du Monde (A french TV show).

Anywho, in the search of the best and most impossible card to wallet effect, I think his newest needs to be mentioned. Poche A Poche, (which I assume is french for something... I suppose I could look it up but hey, I'm lazy), is a very convincing way to have a signed card go to a wallet. Watch the demo and you will know what I mean. The method is one of those, "Dammit why didn't I think of that first" kinda things. The principle can be applied to many other ideas I feel however.

Check it out it's a pretty thing.


Friday, June 02, 2006


I always thought urethra sounded like a Godzilla monster... don't you? Anyway I think I figured out where Criss Angel came from.. check this!

Who remembers this show?

Yah me too. I liked it. Remember this guy?

Well think about it.. who does he look like I ask you...

Don't see it yet? How about this...

Hmmm.. see I think no one has seen him cuz' he grew his hair long, went on a drug and drinking binge aaaaaand now...

Do you see it now?