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John is still working on the show but Marla has moved on to something else Smile
They are both cool people.!!!!!!
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I should take her place on the show. But I don't know if they are presently hiring.
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The casting is over basically Mike. The show airs in less than a week. She was the Senior Casting Producer...I'm not sure they'll need one again until there's a new season. Smile She and John are both pretty photogenic but I'm not sure if you'll see them on the show?
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Thank you buddy.
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Mike, you deserve your own magic show. Not all that weird competition stuff.
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Thanks DJM, I appreciate that. Smile
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I didn't audition with a "run-of-the-mill" commercially marketed "Smash & Stab," so had I made it to the finals, no one would have been able to Google my effect. However, I have seen the exact model of Jim Karol's "smash & stab" for sale, which was invented by someone other than he.

Nevertheless, I believe that Roei is correct - they want "personalities" as Marla had termed it to me. Little did I know that "characters" was probably more like it. Smile

Arnon
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When watching the clips, did anyone else have flashbacks of There's Something About Mary when Bavli was on screen?
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I think that the big Phenomenon winners will be the Internet Magic Suppliers and NBC of course. When something that is marketed by XXXXXMagic is seen on NBC what's to keep them from saying..."As seen on TV!"
in their next marketing ads?
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Just a touch, huh, arnon? lol. I would think it was obvious from the very first second that they wanted "Characters", how could it be any other way?

I think your approach was correct, to a point. Yeah, they couldn't have just googled it, but I tend to think the ease of internet searches and places like this would make things a little too easy for anybody to truly believe that anything they perform will remain a secret to anybody who REALLY wants to know. Just my opinion, of course and how else could you handle it but the way you mentioned, you know?

Now, I'll add one more big winner to your list, Slim. The Magic Café. I am sure they won't share but I would expect a HUGE spike in traffic following the shows. More hits = more money they can charge advertisers, and we already discussed how the magic suppliers and NBC win.

In the end, what is more important to me is how "magic" (cuz that is how people are going to see it) and our friends who compete do.
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One of the magic stores in Tel Aviv got an article about the Successor and the fact THEY SELL special blindfolds and a spoon bending course. They had big line of costumers for few weeks....
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Really? I must be a total cynic. I think you could offer free money at a store in the US but everybody would forget about it in a couple days, lol!
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I think that the MagicMarts will sell a lot of stuff but I'm not sure this will help with the AMAZEMENT factor for Mentalism.....It will turn it into "Just Another Card Trick".....Anyone with $50 can do it. Don't you think? Smile
Will there be a big advertising push this week? I'd like to see Jim Callahans spooky image on the screen.
I hear WALMART is going to run a special on mentalism products Smile
What's to stop them?
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CAPTAIN FLAMINGO... that is who
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This is why we need to strive for more creative/unique presentations. We need to step it up!

Many know the Invisible Deck, but when I do it, it gets by most.

On rare occasion a clever guy will say,

"oh you can do that with the Invisible Deck"

And I'll say "sure, if you're into mimicking the feat, but I don't use trick decks...."
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Quote:
On 2007-10-21 11:32, ALEXANDRE wrote:

On rare occasion a clever guy will say,

"oh you can do that with the Invisible Deck"

And I'll say "sure, if you're into mimicking the feat, but I don't use trick decks...."


With all due respect, this has happened to me, as well, and when it does, I feel it's the equivalent of getting busted. You are right- when used correctly, it can completely go by unnoticed, EVEN to those familiar with the deck.
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Busted? I don't see it as such. People will sometimes guess a method and be right. I will never admit. I am never busted!!! And they are never able to prove they are right for I leave no evidence!
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I agree, Alexandre. I will never admit, either. Let them think what they want- I'll go into something else they cannot explain. As far as the I.D. itself, when employed as a small part of a much larger routine, it should go by unnoticed, fooling even those who own one themselves.
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Tony has been exceptionally busy for the last little while and absent from this forum for much of the past week or so. I'm beginning to wonder if he isn't playing Shipi to Jack's Uri.

- entity
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Hey, guys, it's slightly off topic, but I just wanted to quickly drop in to let you know that I am a moderator over on NBC's Phenomenon Message Board. If you see anything over there that doesn't explicitly go against the forum rules (Like exposure), let me know via PM on NBC and I'll do my best to take care of it.

My username over there is ComedyWriter, though I'm easily identifiable because I sign all of my messages the same way as I do here.

-Nick
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