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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 9:50 pm 
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LakeShoreStrangler wrote:
www.mallusionist.com

It's a fake exposure site. Give it to them, and they'll come up to everyone the next day saying "I know how you vanished that hankey! It was made of sugar and dissolved in your hand! I saw it online!"

Then they'll think they know the greatest secrets of magic.

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Well, that has a link to Ellusionist, and you may as well be showing them a magic site because people will search and click links. Just use the Bible one, is works wonders.

Garrett


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:19 pm 
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Hot_2_Trot wrote:
"This is what I learned in school...that's why i flunked out"
"I was struck by lightning as a child"
"Wherever I can find it"
"By watching the masked magician"
"I'm married so I have a lot of free time on my hands"
"I could tell you but I'd have to kill you"


that guy was skum who needs to fall of the world why would any real magican like that guy


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 Post subject: Re: what do you say when ppl ask u where u learned your magic
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:33 pm 
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Thanks for bringing back a 3 year old topic & not adding anything relevent. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: what do you say when ppl ask u where u learned your magic
PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:11 pm 
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DavidTheCryptic wrote:
Thanks for bringing back a 3 year old topic & not adding anything relevent. :roll:


Man I'm starting to agree with 100% of the things you say here... well done.


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 Post subject: Re: what do you say when ppl ask u where u learned your magic
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:52 pm 
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Hogwarts!


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 Post subject: Re: what do you say when ppl ask u where u learned your magic
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:32 pm 
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tiggerkim wrote:
Hogwarts!


To reiterate, bringing back old topics can be annoying if you contribute very little. Simply posting "Hogwarts!" is not being constructive towards the topic.


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 Post subject: Re: what do you say when ppl ask u where u learned your magic
PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:23 am 
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I just realized that this thread was originally from 2007.


And they were dissing the Masked Magician back then.
I guess he didn't hurt magic too much :roll:


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Hot_2_Trot wrote:
"This is what I learned in school...that's why i flunked out"
"I was struck by lightning as a child"
"Wherever I can find it"
"By watching the masked magician"
"I'm married so I have a lot of free time on my hands"
"I could tell you but I'd have to kill you"


I love lines like these. Make them laugh with no definitive answer.
"Well, it's the kind of thinking that kept me out of the really good schools."
"This is what I think about when I'm home alone and the power goes out."


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 Post subject: Re: what do you say when ppl ask u where u learned your magi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:28 am 
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Can you keep a secret? So Can I.... :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: what do you say when ppl ask u where u learned your magi
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:50 am 
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WELCOME TO PENGUIN TOWN, msdirection!

I guess to stay on topic I should post a relevant reply...

...On a road named Royal.
...By a wise gentleman named Bobo. No, it's Bozo who was the clown.
...I entered in to a 13 steps program.


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 Post subject: Re: what do you say when ppl ask u where u learned your magi
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:02 am 
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" I am mainly self taught, I have always been a bit of a geek."

It's not funny, it's true. Anybody else tell the truth or is it just a bunch of non-answers ? People are asking a genuine question and you come back with a smart alec comment ?

If i asked somebody, like a juggler for instance, where they learnt their craft and they said some tacky response like "Oh i am not a juggler i am just trying to catch these" or whatever they would say if they were an idiot, i would walk away thinking he was a rude twit.

I feel really boring !!! I am sorry, I am not trying to be a complete killjoy.

Maybe I should ask everybody what they say if they ask again wanting an actual answer ? Or do you just repeat yourself or say another joke ?


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 Post subject: Re: what do you say when ppl ask u where u learned your magi
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:15 am 
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Am I the only one who gives an honest and direct answer? That is I had been interested in the art since very young, and studied it through my own involvement and valuable resources.
Saying otherwise in a serious tone underestimates peoples' intelligence IMO; they know you aren't Harry Potter, so I just give them an honest and realistic response. The astonishment is still there


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 Post subject: Re: what do you say when ppl ask u where u learned your magi
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:44 am 
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Here's the little story I tell....

I went to a "Magic Academy", and the the 1st day I had to put a bunch of marbles in my mouth.
Every time I learned a new trick I had to spit out a marble.
I became a Magician after I lost all my marbles.

Always get's a laugh.


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 Post subject: Re: what do you say when ppl ask u where u learned your magi
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:39 pm 
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Incognito wrote:
If i asked somebody, like a juggler for instance, where they learnt their craft and they said some tacky response like "Oh i am not a juggler i am just trying to catch these" or whatever they would say if they were an idiot, i would walk away thinking he was a rude twit.

I feel really boring !!! I am sorry, I am not trying to be a complete killjoy.

Maybe I should ask everybody what they say if they ask again wanting an actual answer ? Or do you just repeat yourself or say another joke ?


"...Just trying to catch these." :lol: :lol: My kind of humor.

It depends on the personality one emits as to what responses go over well but even then not everyone is going to respond the same. Who knows what kind of a day the spectator is having or what's going on in their life in relation to how open they are to various comments.

What I might say all depends on who I am performing for and they personality they are displaying. If they are talkative or insistent during the middle of my performance I might
not want to feed a discussion. I may something like this and add a distraction, "...From the same place I learned this one. Here, hold this." I may say that we aren't quite at the Q&A (question and answer) segment of this conference. If they seem truly sincere and eager I'll tell'm, PENGUIN MAGIC and refer them to here. Haven't you noticed all the new members lately? :wink:

How about letting them know through a routine such as a card effect?
"When I first started out I began to perform for one or two people."
[Produce an Ace and a Two or a couple of Jacks]
Then as I began to improve I performed for more people"
[Produce a Three, Four and Five or a few more Jacks]
And NOW I perform for Kings and Queens!
[Change the cards to Kings and Queens]

Adjust to your liking.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:24 pm 
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"Read a book, read a book, read a m*********ing book!"


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