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billyboy1957
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Does that make you a donut or a doughnut (surely not a President?)

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On 2007-05-20 03:04, Doug Higley wrote:
When Ghengis Kink and his 200,000 Ballbearings came roaring over the hill on tiny ponies...one might get the true picture of Bizarre.


Now, that is truly bizarre!

<singing> "This is the dawning of the Age of Bavaria, the Age of Bavariaaaaa."

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Previous posts alluded to the scarcity of "Blue Balls"? They obviously have not checked out enough high school dances where the phenomena reaches epidemic proportions.... LOL
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I think if its not been said... charater development, good scripting, acting ability, the knowledge of this and much more... I would start collecting bizarre and interesting object off the net and flea markets now in the hope to develop a story around it, bags, boxes, books, coins, crucifix's, the list can be endless... read anything and everything study the greats they are mentioned abound within these tomes... study nlp, linguistics, religion, mythology, fairytales( I have lived in borders and barnes and nobles for the last 4 years...) know things about the human race most of the race doesn't know... suggestion, hypnosis... I mention nlp again because if you study into it deeply some very special insights are gained into the human psyche... milton errickson is a grandmaster of the art of magic in such a profoundly different way... be interesting that's why its good to read alot... this was my path into bizarre magic... the internet has been a great fountain of knowledge and bizarre gifts... and finally but I could say a billion things more and will I'm sure,. write all your idea's down have a notepad everywhere because inspiration can come in a heartbeat and in that heartbeat you must be prepared to nurture your own idea's and watch them grow... write down, print off, save in your favourites anything that means something to you as a person and you as a performer... turn those note books into folders and then those folders into files then you are on the path to becoming a bizarre magician... btw I have 7 full notepads, 2 folders and a huge repositary of the bizzare on my computer... a veritable shmorgesboard of links for research that has taken many hours to collect and read...
so turn your mind to the bizarre and watch your magic change and your life too... this type of magical performance will touch people in the most amazing ways I have proof... I rejoice for you there is no higher path in our art than the one you are about to tread and it is as yet only beginning to be explored... you arrive at an exciting time... good luck...
For as long as space exists,
And living beings remain in cyclic existence,
For that long, may I too remain,
to dispel the sufferings of the world.
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I agree wholeheartedly, last year when my hard drive crashed I spent $300.00 for a specialist just to get my favorites folder off the old drive. I consider it only a tiny investment, I backup that file daily now. That file represented years of research on the Bizarre.
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Mine has 7 years of links which is added to definatly on a weekly basis' oh the wonders the web doth weave' it is invaluable as a research tool... anything you wanna know... anything...
For as long as space exists,
And living beings remain in cyclic existence,
For that long, may I too remain,
to dispel the sufferings of the world.
-Shantideva

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You two are making me nervous.. I should probably copy my bookmarks.html file up to my site again. (love Firefox !)
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Many "bizarrists" think that most of what it takes, is voice tricks. They slow down the pace of their speaking by about 50%, and try to speak an octave lower than their physical ability allows. And they take 20 minutes to do a card trick that should maybe take 4.

Others follow the saying of Ishmael Reed..."Every man is an artist, and every artist a priest."

Others learn to tell a good story, that engages their audience' imagination, makes them feel involved, makes them walk the lip of madness, and possibly back.

Some, don't bring them back. They slip and fall, and are never seen again.
“You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” -Mark Twain

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Say it isn't so De, 4 years in a bookstore... One of the things that frustrates the 7734 out of me and sessip me off to no end is buying a book, taking it home, and dscovering food bits, coffee stains, and other nasty little things done to my "new book" by those who treat the books stores as a library, spending days reading at their leasure instead of buying, devaluing and ruining the experieces we buyers pay for.

You're not a BOOKBUM are you?

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Where might I ask are you putting all that accumulated 'knowledge' to work? I'll but a ticket. Do you have a lecture tour planned?
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Declanring, I have been a Buddhist since before you were born, and while I appreciate that you have studied the Dharma, I can see that your studies, rather than humbling you, have only strengthened the hold your ego has on you. I enjoyed some of the things you have posted, but I am afraid that you are now displaying a very un-Buddhist arrogance. I am really sorry to see this in you as I was hoping you would contribute intelligently to these discussions.

Milarepa is spelled M I L A R E (S) P A.

Bodhisattva is spelled B O D H I S A T T V A

Oh, and your BODHICHITTA...

You say you read a lot. I am certain that what you have read is only a BIJA compared to what others here have read.

You remind me of the story of two Buddhist monks walking together. They came upon a young lady having difficulty crossing a stream. One of the monks hoisted her on his back and carried her across.

The two continued to travel in silence for some distance when the other spoke. "You should not have carried that girl across the stream," said he. "You know we are not allowed to touch women." The first replied, "Put her down! I carried her just across the stream, but you are still carrying her!"

Tashi delek,
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What is the point of deleting those messages? It seems truly pointless.

Bill
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Right... this seems to have become almost personal... I started off talkin of the fountain, the hand, and a few other topics when off the topics people have asked me my credentials or condecending with how to spell stuff or just generally making wirey comments... I at no point said I know more than anyone... on this site these comments come off a' who do think you are, dogs peein on a post kinda crap... I had never heard of any of you before I came on this site... I'm glad your all famous to each though...
I wanna talk about magic not me spankyou
For as long as space exists,
And living beings remain in cyclic existence,
For that long, may I too remain,
to dispel the sufferings of the world.
-Shantideva

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On 2007-05-21 23:19, declanring wrote:
I had never heard of any of you before I came on this site... I'm glad your all famous to each though...



Then obviously you are not as well-read as you claim.

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You still don't see why people got upset. You yelled in three posts, doing so even after it was pointed out to you how this was a breach of etiquette, and you arrogantly attacked Kay in a childish and unprovoked diatribe over a prop. You acted with complete disrespect for those far more knowledgeable and experienced than yourself, and you remain completely unrepentant and only wish to defend your objectionable actions.

Bill
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Hi Andy,

Might I reccomend "The Book of Haunted Magick" by Rick Maue? There are some very excellent "dark" routines there to suit your fancy and chill your spectator's bones. The workings of the effects are actually quite easy to do, so all you need to do is focus on your presentation. Keep in mind that in bizarre magick, you need to be able to spin a good yarn and let the actor in you come out. Focus hard on your presentation and patter while you work the effect around it and you will succeed.

:cheers:

Phil
"If we lose the sense of the mysterious, life is no more than a snuffed out candle."

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