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ringmaster
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One of the last living 10-in-one performers. I wanted to be in show business the worst way, and that was it.
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WOW, a major newspaper rating card tricks! There was a link at the bottom linking to a promo for the Marlo/Malone DVD where Bill does Scarne Aces and a cool version of Dr Daley's Last! I'm not sure I'm real crazy about the idea of this being made so public! Although not exposure it certainly tips to the lay public that the secrets are relatively easy to obtain!

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My open prediction is that this will be controversial.
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I thought this was a respectful article and a good thing. I guarantee, most people will gloss over it and the ones who will be inspired to learn more will be potential new members to the magic community.

As for O and W as the best card trick.... that's another story.
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On 2009-07-07 13:34, Chris SD wrote:
My open prediction is that this will be controversial.


TOUCHE!
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Here are the top 5 effects, according to the article:

1. Oil and Water
2. Triumph
3. Out of this World
4. Card Warp
5. Ambitious Card

It's interesting that two of the effects are red/black separation effects. But this time, I'm going to look at the bright side. I can perform all five effects well, and I have great presentations for each one that are different from what most magicians are using.

This is good news!
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BTW, The other 4: (If you're not going to the article)

Triumph
O.O.T.W.
Card Warp
Ambitious Card

Mr. Barry got this first. Smile
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Do we know who first published a version of each of these? I think I know a couple, but I am not sure.

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Hi John:

According to the article:
#1-Ed Marlo had numerous methods.
#2-Popularized by Vernon
#3-Paul Curry
#4-Roy Walton
#5-Just says, dvds & books were created for this.

:)
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This was just a side bar story. The main article is much more interesting:

Marlo-Malone
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I suspect they're just pleased with themselves that they actually know the names and plots of any card tricks at all.
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I didn't get the impression that the author intended the order of his list to denote the ranking of the effects (e.g., that Oil & Water is better than Triumph); he simply listed five effects regarded by magicians to be "the best invented".

(The title of the article is misleading: it reads, "Magic tricks: We pick the five best"; the article then says that these five weren't picked by the Tribune, but, rather, by magicians, and that the universe wasn't magic tricks, but, rather, card tricks.)
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I'm sure someone other than the author wrote the headline. And, obviously, the guy who wrote the article and compiled the list is a magic fan.
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On 2009-07-07 16:18, bugjack wrote:
I'm sure someone other than the author wrote the headline. And, obviously, the guy who wrote the article and compiled the list is a magic fan.


He is a magic hobbyist that frequents Midwest Magic in the Chicago area.
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1. People read the article.
2. People think "Maybe I can see these on YouTube."
3. People search YouTube and find videos by people who can't DO the tricks, who are TEACHING the tricks.
4. People know how the tricks work, but assume that card magic is crap because the fools teaching the tricks on YouTube can't PERFORM the tricks.
5. Magic takes another great step backwards in the public's estimation.

Big thanks to the "magic fan" who wrote that bit of filler.

Meh.
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