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"I guess I can't interest you in joining my cult, then?"
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I thought Mediocre's advice was excellent. In music, covering over a mistake is called "playing through". In magic, just go on to the next trick or routine; and promise yourself to improve on the trick that burned.
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Some people can't just enjoy magic, instead they experience it as some sort of test they must pass by trying their best to catch you. These are uptight folks mostly in one way or another and just can't relax. Smile When this has happened to me, since specs never know exactly which way you are going with an effect, I simply continue on and lead them down a different path where I leave them scratching their heads. And then I make sure not to ever again do a trick for such a person. There are people at my job that I have only done 1 trick for because they don't know how to simply enjoy magic and I have told some at times to not destroy the moment for others, after the experience. They are usually somewhat perplexed that they mistaked the magic for some sort of test or challenge. Anyway, it's easy enough to just move on from such pitfalls to the greater amounts of people that believe and welcome amazement. Smile
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Happened to me a week or so ago - took out the endless chain routine and proceeded to make a few £££'s in the process.
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On 2009-09-22 07:11, Mb217 wrote:
Some people can't just enjoy magic, instead they experience it as some sort of test they must pass by trying their best to catch you. These are uptight folks mostly in one way or another and just can't relax. Smile When this has happened to me, since specs never know exactly which way you are going with an effect, I simply continue on and lead them down a different path where I leave them scratching their heads. And then I make sure not to ever again do a trick for such a person. There are people at my job that I have only done 1 trick for because they don't know how to simply enjoy magic and I have told some at times to not destroy the moment for others, after the experience. They are usually somewhat perplexed that they mistaked the magic for some sort of test or challenge. Anyway, it's easy enough to just move on from such pitfalls to the greater amounts of people that believe and welcome amazement. Smile



Dead on man, most people like to be entertained, but there are these types of people.
I ignore them, think it is the best way to deal with them. Especially if they have been drinking. Every time I get one of the these people the rest of the group I am performing for is just as annoyed as me.
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Yet another good reason not to drink. Anything that takes you out of your better sense of reality can't be good for you or others in most cases.

Pardon me while I digress...While saying that, we should also rid our world of smoking as it directly causes cancer and that arrogant, semi-suicide also affects others along the way. If our government wants to do something for us, this would be a great way to save people in spite of themselves. Believe me, when they come to their senses they'll thank you for it, sorta like kids when they gain perspective in life.

On another somewhat relative note, how funny is it to show magic to a guy that's been drinking and he absolutely is amazed by it. Smile The alcohol allows him to respond in ways he'd never respond ordinarily. These are great folks to work on your skills, as they miss nearly everything and you can learn from it. Smile It's sorta like taking candy from a baby except babies don't drink, right?...Or something like that. Smile
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Just pull a Joe Wilson...
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I performed a show for a Work Center for adults with developmental disabilities. As it was a picnic several of the staff had brought their 'normal' teenage kids. I was working at a lot of spectator involvement with a goal of having each of the sixteen clients involved, nd was pretty slow paced with lots of laugheter in strange places. These teenagers began heckling quite loudly and destrying the fun. Finally one said, "Only a dummy would be fooled by this crap!" I was considering several responses when one of the clients -- a little girl of about 35 stood up and took one boys hand. She said very sincerely,

"I'm sorry you are not enjoying the magic. There is bus stop out front. I can show you." There was silence, then the boy grabbed aways his hand. "You will just miss your show then," and backed away. Another client chimed in, "the magic will be here when she gets back."

The kids left alone -- not having any fun.

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as a side bar -- a local high school here in Knoxville just elected a girl with Downs Syndrome as Home Coming Queen.
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We are progressing aren't we funsway. Smile Glad to hear of your side bar here... Here in NJ recently they let a kid with the same challenges score a TD in a football game. After watching I felt like I had won something because in that we had all won something. That's real magic and perhaps God above is nodding his approval and knowing exactly how we did that. Smile
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F.W. Thanks for the great story and smile.


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I used to collect comic books, now I collect memories.(I still read the comics, except they are called graphic novels and cost a bit more than 12 cents.
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