Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy Ending?

Alright guys, lemme set the record straight here, bigger is not better!

I see a number of magicians who think that the way to end a manip routine is to produce some big cartoony over-sized prop.

This makes you look like a children's magic show magician! Seriously. Using objects out of place with reality will not gel terribly well with a real world audience. They will more wonder where you got it from or who made it for you. Using objects people know and have handled and SEEN is usually the way to go. there are exceptions. If an object is fairly nondescript like a ball, then you are alright. Even jumbo playing cards are ok... in some instances.

You don't NEED that huge ending that everyone else does. There are other and usually better ways to finish. Don't rely on your props to get you thru an act, work on your personality and character and let THAT be your guide.

Put down the jumbo crack pipe folks, thaz all I ask.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chicken Dinners?

Today is a little business day. First a quote ganked from Danny Hustle.

"The magic business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side" - Hunter Thompson.

Second, the winner of the closet contest hath finally been decided. However I would like to know why everyone likes the monkey? Regardless, Closet 5 COME ON DOWN!! Yours amused me the most. It was a very tough decision actually. I enjoyed the eye in the ropes. I even dug the condoms in the magic drawer (we all know they HAD to be for magic, because magicians don't get laid). Regardless, closet 5 gets our vote here at Fire cat Studios. So email me your address yo and we'll send you out yer swag.

lastly, Dan Sperry kicked some major tuches last night on AGT. He's gonna be back on again tonight, so vote for him you silly gits!

More ranting and drooling later in the week.


Monday, August 09, 2010

I think when your product gets made fun of on national TV (And exposed might I add) it's time to NEVER DO IT AGAIN! Burn your D'fingers folks. They are no longer useful.



Sunday, August 08, 2010

Lap Banned...

Only a couple days left until the winner of the closet contest is announced. (The poll has nothing to do with the outcome by the way, I was just curious.)

It's been many years since I took umbrage with the asshats over at the Magic Cafe. I have sat "idly" by and watched people get their words hacked and slashed and removed because someone on a higher rung didn't agree with them. Now sure I understand outright being a douche online for no reason should get you smacked a little bit if you do it constantly, however I have seen helpful information get removed because someone "they didn't like" was writing it.

Well this time, I am going to point some big middle fingers at the green weenie once again because they have banned a friend of mine who was trying to HELP inform people about an illusion company who rips people off. Apparently ANYTIME this company is slandered, the posts get locked or magically vanish. No one knows why, but I suspect fellatio is involved.

Bad form to you soup kitchen. For shame... BOO THIS MAN!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

"America stands for freedom
But if you think you're free
Try walkin into a deli
And urinating on the cheese"


UPDATE: This just in!! Proof that the people over there do NOT care about you or what you think! The following is an exchange thru PM's and email. Enjoy!

Friend: After receiving a PM on the Café that my Snap Illusions thread had been deleted and it "was in my best interest" I didn't post it again and I shouldn't be making "ideal" threats, I replied with a brief:

"Dave (Scribner), you're an ass.

And it's spelled, "idle."

His reply? (My comments have been added for amusement in parentheses and non-italicized)

You're welcome to your opinion but the big difference here between me and you is I still have Cafe priviledges and you don't. (Apparently one of those privileges is not having a spell checker handy)

You obviously have no respect for the Cafe as you feel you can post whatever you want with no regard for the rules and you have no respect for Cafe staff, especially management. (There is no rule that prevents you from posting facts to warn others about fraudulent companies)

A simple PM, which was not required but sent as a courtesy, explaining why a topic was deleted, was received with antagonism, demands and idle (are you happy I spelled it correctly?) threats toward the Cafe. The Cafe is not, has not and never will be concerned with one person. (Read that line again!) You certainly aren't happy with our rules so you're probably better off visiting other forums. (Amen)

Are these the kind of people you want to help make money by visiting their site? They don't care about you and never have. Wake up and smell the hypocrisy!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Out of the closet!

So I finally have enough photos to call this a real contest. For those of you who might remember, I asked people to send me photos of their magical closets (Or drawers). Some of you did and good for you. We're gonna take a look at them here on the site and then I will let you tell me which ones YOU like in the poll section to the right. After that, I shall make my final decision and someone is gonna get a whole lotta crap in their mailbox. (Not literally, don't worry) So here we go, in no particular order...






Stay tuned for the winner!