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David Thiel
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When I was cutting my mentalism teeth everyone kept telling me about Cassidy's 4DT. After examining it, I concluded that it was a masterpiece. But I was already doing Mental Epic and 4DT was a little close to ME so I continued sniffing around. I came upon Name and Place hidden away in one of his books and had one of those wonderful YES!!! moments when I realized that a relatively simple method had been combined with a kick them to the curb true "killer" effect with THREE powerful revelations. It was a perfect match for me.

So, very quietly, I started performing it. I didn't say anything to anyone...I just started doing it as a close-up piece and, when it was ready, I put it into my show.

Since it is my nature to play around with these things, I tried different methods (imp, CT etc) only to come back time and again to the way it was designed by Bob. I tried different kinds of subjects...favourite movies, music etc...but nothing played as well as what Cassidy had written. The long and short of it is that N&P is one of the few routines in my show that gets performed exactly as written.

Why?

It is simply perfect. Perfect.

It has been a mainstay in my show for years. It is powerful and beatitful. It is elegant and foolproof. It is a masterwork of nuance. It is infinitely adaptable.

Now it's a Penguin download for twenty bucks??? I'd happily pay ten times that. More.

Geez, Bob. Did you have to release THIS ONE???

So I thought I would take a look at the download and you've actually improved it with a nip here and a wee refinement there. You've made it perfect...umm...er. Perfecter. For twenty bucks.

It is eight minutes of my show using a couple of bits of paper, two pencils and a lighter. Absolutely one of your best effects. For $20.

Oops. Did I say that? Not what I meant to say at all.

I was watching this download and I have to say: it's horrible. The quality is...umm...awful and no one will understand it. The fact that you chose to deliver the instructions in Swahili makes it even more difficult to follow. So no one should buy it. Twenty bucks is, after all, a lot of money.

No one should get this.

Honest.

David
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Ha! Even though I know how it is done, I have got the download, just to see all of Bob's nuances. It has the elegance of great magic.
David Thiel
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Very nicely put, David.

I use Uncle Bob's Name & Place video to make two points on performing here:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=82

Best wishes,


Scott
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Much better value than the Penguin thing:

A Journey Through the 4th Dimension - "A complete history of what Bob believes to be the greatest effect in mentalism, including all the variations and methods developed over the years." $35 pdf download at lybrary.com
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Correct, fella. Everyone should buy that one. No question.

David
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Is this it???
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC-rwZdqckA

Simply KILLED!!!!!
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It's a real masterpiece, so it's way more worth than 20 bucks.

Regards

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That clip was very entertaining.
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You certainly put it in perspective, David.

I too wish I'd been able to make it to Mindvention. Turns out I got married that weekend instead.

I think I made the right choice. Mind you, I'm only a week in. Smile
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On Oct 19, 2014, David Thiel wrote:
Correct, fella. Everyone should buy that one. No question.

David



Uh-oh ... according to post #1, that really means "Nobody should buy that one." Never Mind!!!
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On Oct 20, 2014, robvh wrote:
You certainly put it in perspective, David.

I too wish I'd been able to make it to Mindvention. Turns out I got married that weekend instead.

I think I made the right choice. Mind you, I'm only a week in. Smile


You should have opted to get married AT Mindvention! I'm sure you could find a minister in vegas.
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On Oct 20, 2014, saysold1 wrote:
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Absolutely! The man is a living legend! Ya might wanna check out his books! Smile

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