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Topic: Magicians' Diseases
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 8, 2010 02:22PM)
If you are obsessive about the minutae of close-up magic, you may be afflicted with Eugene AspBurger's Syndrome.
If you drop your coins when you attempt to palm over a dozen, you may have T. Nelson Downe's Syndrome.
If your assistants complain about how touchy feely you are, then perhaps you are feeling a bit Randi.
Sides hurt whenever you are sealed in a block of ice? Perhaps you have aBlainedecitis.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Oct 8, 2010 07:10PM)
If you blink when you do secret moves maybe you have a sleight flinch.
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Oct 9, 2010 01:36AM)
If your muscles cramp up while making an object vanish, you might have "pulled" something...
Message: Posted by: Happy Hank (Oct 9, 2010 01:51AM)
And if you have ambigious sexuality and were wrongly accused of being a rapist, you would be a David cop-her-field.

Message: Posted by: rossmacrae (Oct 9, 2010 05:46PM)
Card cuts. The band-aid bill is enormous. And since I have no liability insurance, I'd never ask a spectator "please cut the cards".
Message: Posted by: motown (Oct 9, 2010 06:40PM)
If you have trouble reading the spots on the cards, you may have Cardaracts.
Message: Posted by: balducci (Oct 9, 2010 07:13PM)
Metatarsus varus?

AKA metatarsus adductus.

AKA pigeon toe.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Oct 9, 2010 07:16PM)
Grandma broke her hip, when she did a side slip.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Oct 9, 2010 08:17PM)
Not a disease, but an injury I'd like to see on obnoxious card rifflers during convention shows... finger break.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Oct 9, 2010 08:26PM)
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Oct 9, 2010 09:39PM)
Threw my back out moving two mattresses up the stairs at once...guess I shouldn't have attempted the double lift.
My friend Samantha has sprained her ankle three times when she's fallen on ice...they call her Slippery Sam.
When I'd fall and skin my knee when I was little, I'd tell people I had a Bobo...you know, like a booboo...whatever. Honestly I hate these types of threads because I think a lot of magicians should stick to magic and avoid trying to be funny because it's so awkward, but this one was far too macabre and clever not to comment. Nice work, Critter...I'm proud we come from the same state :)
Message: Posted by: Michael Daniels (Oct 10, 2010 12:37PM)
Here's a few I've come across in my time:

Foreign accent syndrome
Foot in mouth disease
Irritable bowl syndrome
Smooth tongue
Tripe palms
Sly syndrome
Carbon stain
Juvenile spring eruption

Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Oct 10, 2010 05:18PM)
On 2010-10-10 13:37, Michael Daniels wrote:

Irritable bowl syndrome

That's really funny!
Message: Posted by: Michael Daniels (Oct 10, 2010 05:47PM)
But can you spot the eight genuine medical conditions in my list?

Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Oct 10, 2010 07:28PM)
Some, I think, but not all.
Message: Posted by: Michael Daniels (Oct 11, 2010 12:28AM)
Check them out.

Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Oct 11, 2010 01:23AM)
Crissangeltitis is really bad... Symptoms include losing perspective and Illusions of grandeur. Might also affects hair length.

Overexposure to Valentino's Syndrome also known sonofabiatchcosis can be fatal to Magicians.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 11, 2010 10:39AM)
Youse guys is cracking me up!
Message: Posted by: Michael Daniels (Oct 11, 2010 02:54PM)
Some more genuine medical conditions:

Transposition of the great vessels
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome

Message: Posted by: jazzy snazzy (Oct 11, 2010 03:37PM)
Symptoms of Trickinosis are feinting spells and even CARDiac arrest.
Message: Posted by: Steve_Mollett (Oct 11, 2010 05:25PM)
I suffer from Houdinitis, and have to take daily doses of Maskyline and Penn-n-Teller-cillin to control it.