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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:27 pm 
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mt friend keaps on accusing me of cheating...but i keep on saying you cant cheat in magic beacause cheating is the art of magic....hes so freaking annoying!!!!!!!!!i just want to hit him over the head with the appearing cane


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:57 pm 
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I would not call the art of magic cheating. More like deseption or even amazment. Its not our goal to cheat people, but to amaze and entertain, and sometimes (many times) break the laws of nature. But i would never call it cheating.

And when you call it that, that would make your friend correct, your just proving his allegation (in his mind). so your not helping your self by saying that.

ANd just ignore him, or stop performing around him.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:14 pm 
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people who say, "you cheated" generally don't like magic, when that happens, I generally respond, "Yes, I did" at which point I usually kindly remind them I'm a magician, I cheat.... duh.


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Cheating is looked down on by many people, so when you say that, it makes them think your "dirty", which is not what you want.

I am an aggie, thus i can never cheat, its against our rules and ethics and morals. Cheat is such a bad word to use in magic.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:26 pm 
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he likes magic but hes just pissed that he cant explain it......and i know magic is the art of deception and illusion but cheating is somewhat like
tricking


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:29 pm 
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but you want to use the more possitve of the two:

CHEAT::deceive somebody: to deceive or mislead somebody, especially for personal advantage
Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Trick::
cunning deception: a cunning action or plan that is intended to cheat or deceive Encarta ® World English Dictionary © & (P) 1998-2004 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

I would rather use trick myself. but whatever, if thats how you want to be percieved...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:43 pm 
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I openly say: I am going to create an illusion of magic. Then I do it. How is that cheating?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2006 6:24 pm 
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You can't win with those types. At a local MDAA telethon in 1974 I performed the straitjacket escape using a ungaffed regulation Humane Restraint jacket strapped on by volunteers.
After the release, a teen girl said, "You cheated."
"Oh really," I responded, "How do you figure?"
"You still cheated." she responded blandly, walking away. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: when people accuse you of ......
PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:44 pm 
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swanlake999 wrote:
mt friend keaps on accusing me of cheating...but I keep on saying you cant cheat in magic beacause cheating is the art of magic....hes so freaking annoying!!!!!!!!!I just want to hit him over the head with the appearing cane


Mr. G says "it's magic!" like some other lines i use, i say it cheesy, and with a smile on my face, but it gets the point across and fits right into my style:)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:41 pm 
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"I'm quite faithful to my wife, thank you very much!"


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huh :?:


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Dr_Stephen_Midnight wrote:
"I'm quite faithful to my wife, thank you very much!"


I like that one a lot... too bad I'm not married.


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