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Glenn Godsey
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I knew Bobo and he showed me some of the most amazing effects I have ever seen in magic....and I have seen just about all of the legends you could name. It is true that many sleights have become more sophisticated since Bobo's day, but I have yet to see any of the newer hip magicians fool me the way Bobo did. I first saw Bobo in about 1952 and the last time I saw him was in the late 1970's. He was very, very good.

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On 2006-04-12 21:21, BenSalinas wrote:
I've got to say; that was a very childish remark. Where is the respect for the man who literally "wrote the book" on coin magic. I thought he was flawless. Who else in coin magic has had 1/10 the impact that Bobo has?

Ben S


Ben, my point is quite serious, adult and not in the least disrespectful. There are two points. First, there are many fields where the best of today's performers could easily whip the best of yesterday's. Look at athletics: the fact that many runners have run a four minute mile doesn't lessen anyone's respect for Roger Bannister who did it first. But the bar does get higher, and I the Bobo video made me wonder whether this is true for magic. In other fields (eg classical music) yesterday's genius becomes today's technical exercise, but you still respect the originators.

The second is that to see someone perform in old age can be a slightly bittersweet experience: I'm thinking of classical musicians, or dancers. The greatness is still there but sometimes the execution is not flawless.
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Can someone put this video on like youtube or something cause I don't have real player cause I don't like it. it messes with all my other videos
Rob Johnston
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Great video. Thanks for sharing.
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All right for anyone else that dosnt have Real Player I put the video on you tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF3ozbuRNiQ&search=Bobo
Christian Illusionist
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On 2006-04-13 21:41, Noel D wrote:

I wonder if there's ever gogin to be a bobo's companion DVD like they just did with royal road? I would definitely buy it in a hurry.



How I wish they would!

To the poster: Thankyou very much for adding that video. I always enjoy seeing the greats in action.
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Matt Malinas
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I will definetly get the video.
I have the book of course but I never saw bobo in action.
I really enjoyed the clip.

-Matt
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Wow. That was cool in a very personal way. Almost brought a tear to the eye. Bravo, and thanks for posting the link.
Cheers, all!
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aiki
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This link was excellent. It shows us a person who has done so much for our art that most us have never met, it at least gives us a little peak at the person whose name we all know.
Ray K.

Till we meet again!
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