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Topic: An Osterlind TV night
Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (Dec 16, 2005 03:26PM)
Cherie came in from a tough night at the E.R. and said "Can we watch Richard tonight?"

First, you have to remember that Cherie is not that wild about magic, much less mentalism. But she's entertained by Richard Osterlind, who projects friendliness and a gentlemanly manner. Still - I never expected her to come home and ASK to watch a magic video.

But that's not the strange part. As I put on one of the new Mind Mysteries Too DVDs (which she had not seen) she played along as if she were one of the studio audience. She ALWAYS treats TV as if it's interactive. You have one of those wives who talk to the people on-screen too? I keep telling her that they can't hear her, but old habits die hard.

Anyway, so she's shouting out her answers to questions and such - and she starts hitting several answers in a row which match the spectators' picks. Thank goodness she missed all the rest of them, or I'd have been suspicious of her studying mentalism (or peeking at the DVDs, which - come to think of it - would be a good mentalism ploy) on the sly.


PS: She now complains that Richard should hurry up and release more videos, because "these are too short." (Mainly because she's not interested in watching explanations.)
Message: Posted by: J ack Galloway (Dec 16, 2005 03:33PM)

This is a nice post and a true compliment to Richard.

Best Wishes,

Message: Posted by: Spinnato (Dec 16, 2005 04:16PM)
WOW..... a wife who actually likes to watch magic/mentalism????
You're a very lucky man!
Let's hear it for Cherie!!!!!
Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (Dec 16, 2005 04:22PM)
That's just the weirdness, Spin. She DOESN'T like to watch magic or mentalism. But she likes to watch Richard. ("Oh, now that's just impossible," she said after he produced signed cards from impossible locations - AFTER she'd come up with "explanations" for how he did two.)

Message: Posted by: Anabelle (Dec 16, 2005 05:15PM)
Richard certainly has a thing about him. I love watching him and I have a couple of girl friends who do too. I think it's because he doesn't look like he's trying too hard with his routines, his performances are very natural, he's smooth, friendly, warm, mysterious, intelligent. It doesn't surprise me at all that your wife watches him and not the others.

Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (Dec 16, 2005 05:20PM)
Never thought of it, but not "look(ing) like he's trying too hard with his routines" probably is a big factor. He just seems like someone you'd be comfortable having in your living room. (Without the pipe!)

As an aside, Anabelle, I liked the image you were using just a few months ago (the full colour one) and was wondering what's with this new one? Should I be wearing 3-D glasses, or has my eyesight gotten even more blurry? <g>

Message: Posted by: Anabelle (Dec 16, 2005 06:31PM)
Chet, I'm always changing pictures, I like the variety. This current one is just an artistic take on me.

Message: Posted by: Spinnato (Dec 16, 2005 10:14PM)
Imagine that. Richard Osterlind, a long time friend, a sex symbol.
Must be that Southern charm!!
Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Dec 17, 2005 06:20AM)
Is there anyone who doesn't like watching Richard??? I think he should make another DVD set...Maybe on hypnosis this time.

Message: Posted by: Richard Osterlind (Dec 17, 2005 07:54AM)
OK, I know what this is all about! All of you got together in PM's and said,"Let's pull Richard's leg for a day or two and then, maybe on Christmas, you all will get on here and shout - "NOT!!!"


PS you can't fool me!
Message: Posted by: mackmania (Dec 17, 2005 08:55AM)
Being thirteen, I have no wife who enjoys magic (it would be somewhat scary if I did), but my dad loves watching the performance sections on DVDs. My mom barely ever watches anything magical that I don't do, but when Richard Osterlind's in, the whole family plops down on the couch. Thank you Richard, for so many viewings of your beautiful work!


P.S. My little brother loves watching Mind Mysteries as well. (I would have said Too, but I hope to God I get these for Christmas).
Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Dec 17, 2005 09:25AM)
I really do "LOVE" watching you, Richard. "Wink" "Wink"


P.S. No, I'm not like that. Yes, I have a girlfriend. lol
Message: Posted by: howdoidisconnect (Dec 17, 2005 11:18AM)
Up until I got banned from using the wife's paypal account I built up quite a collection of dvd's etc, and I must agree with everyone else, my wife will not sit thru any magic videos , I normaly get the eyes rolled when I switch one on, but with Richard's DVD she watches them and enjoys it. When I got MMtoo she asked me to wait watching it until the evening when she had time to sit and watch them as well. I know this has been asked and discussed a million times but it would be nice to have a performace only dvd of richard doing a full show. But we understand the confidentiality side of things with the clients. I guess I will have to wait until my company gets big enough to hire richard for our conference, and I will make sure he has the permission to release that show!.
Justa side note, I asked my wife if she enjoys watching anyone else. Max maven, very different styles, but she said she find Max very funny.

Well I hope you all have a great Christmas.

Kind regards

Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (Dec 17, 2005 01:09PM)
On 2005-12-17 08:54, Richard Osterlind wrote:
OK, I know what this is all about! All of you got together in PM's and said,"Let's pull Richard's leg for a day or two and then, maybe on Christmas, you all will get on here and shout - "NOT!!!"

And you call yourself a mindreader?

Here I thought that Richard's performance appealed to people who don't like magic. Now it sounds like Richard appeals to women.

It's the hair. It's gotta be the hair.

Message: Posted by: Mental_Mike (Dec 17, 2005 02:23PM)
No No No, It's the eyes!!

Message: Posted by: Josho (Dec 17, 2005 05:43PM)
I think it's the mild, hard-to-place accent.

Or the whole "James Spader" aspect.

Message: Posted by: SteeleFusion (Dec 22, 2005 06:39PM)
Our house also loves Mr Osterlind. Sadly my Mum then compares me to Richard whenever I attempt to practice an effect on her....its hard to keep yourself esteem when your own mother is comparing you with one of the greatest mentalists of our time.