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That's what most people do when they just see me walking down the street in my bashed up Indiana Jones hat and battered bomber jacket. No need to do any routines.
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When you say the first edition will be ebook does that mean there might be a later edition in real book form?
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On Apr 1, 2015, RCP wrote:
What? No Al Mann


I would have invited Al, but he's still looking for the instructions he put inside a secret pocket in his newly released spirit version of the Diplomental Pouch.

Also, the last time I invited him to a round table discussion he kept accusing guys who died nearly a century ago of stealing "The Tesseract" and various other Al Mann Exclusives.
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Probably out to sea anyway.......
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I'd be interested if Houdini was one of the contributors.

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On Apr 1, 2015, Mr. Mindbender wrote:
I will only buy it if there's a performance video of you on the street, holding a folded billet in your hand and proclaiming "You drew a house" resulting in five people running away from you as fast as they can screaming "NO WAY!!!!!!" , with one of them so freaked out, they run into the street and get hit by oncoming traffic.


Also I think we need to see a street or bar scene video wherein Bob leans over to the ear of an attractive young "nubile" gal and whispers in her ear...to which she reacts by wide-eyed gasps of "No waaaay,...how did you freakin know that?"
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I'd be interested if Houdini was one of the contributors.

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I've already been contacted by folks who read this forum about the book. I knew absolutely nothing about it. So I checked out this thread. I saw that Bob wrote that this was the best stuff he's ever written and he's only charging $30. Coupled with the facts that he didn't contact me about it (and he usually discusses all his projects with me), that he should be charging much more for this, and that he didn't announce it on his own private forum, I must assume that, despite what he's saying, this is a really good April Fool's joke.

The only project that I can confirm is THE ARTFUL MENTALISM OF BOB CASSIDY, VOLUME 3.

Thanks for all the interest though. Bob does have some exciting stuff coming up, so long as he finishes the projects, of course.

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No Jheff. It's not a joke. You probably forgot that I mentioned to you after our live chat on Sunday that I was busily working to finish a new project. This is it. Like I said earlier in this thread, I'm not posting any information about ordering or the specific contents until the work is ready for download.

There will, of course, be a special discount for our private forum members.
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No, I didn't forget, Bob. I assumed that it was one of the many projects that we've been discussing over the past few months that you've been working on and that I've been looking forward to getting and producing. This is the first I've heard of this particular one as I don't recall that you specifically mentioned what the subject was. I'm glad it's not an April Fool's joke, though.

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If I were tempted to purchase a book on Mentalism this could be the one!

based on the "hype" presented I would find something I could actually use --

or at least be entertained in the reading. Could be I could learn to like billet work, which I mostly don't.

Alternately, I can just wait and read the minds of those who have read it and save the money.

Ah -- to give Bob $30 to reward his efforts, or pay some Chinese hack a buck for his theft. That is the question. Smile

Regardless -- your OP was very refreshing.
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This sounds great. Count me in. I'll set some cash aside right now.
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Count me in as well!
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On Apr 2, 2015, funsway wrote:
If I were tempted to purchase a book on Mentalism this could be the one!

based on the "hype" presented I would find something I could actually use --

or at least be entertained in the reading. Could be I could learn to like billet work, which I mostly don't.

Alternately, I can just wait and read the minds of those who have read it and save the money.

Ah -- to give Bob $30 to reward his efforts, or pay some Chinese hack a buck for his theft. That is the question. Smile

Regardless -- your OP was very refreshing.


Thanks, funsway. I have to say that your post made my day. When I was editing last night, a certain passage made me think of you. I said to myself, "You know, Ken is about the same age as I am and he'll probably be the only one that will really understand that reference to the wisdom of some of some of these old guys."

Good thoughts,

Bob
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For Bob ...

Hope Along Cassidy

She was kinda plain and sorta old,
and I wouldn’t have picked her normally –
you know, audience appeal …

but she winked at me in a beguiling way,
and when I pause in pointing to some other waving hand,
she bounded onto the stage and curtseyed to the crowd.

Now, a Mentalist has an effect or two up his sleeve,
so to speak – just in case,
and I decided to shift my planned amazement
for a simple and foolproof confuddlement.

I asked her to think of an object in her home,
and write it down as proof of thought and will --
which she did on a smallish piece of paper,
that was then sealed in a jar for protection.

I of course had her slip safely in hand,
with a blank clone inside as ploy and fancy.
A secret glance at this slip would prepare me
for some mind-reading extraordinaire,
with room for flair and seeds of a story told.

Alas, the slip was blank and I was lost,
except that she winked again unseen by all.
So, I did my best to clear my mind of all save her,
and realized she must have been pretty once –
an almost classic beauty of grace and charm.

“A statue seems important to you,“ I offered,
and she clapped her hands in glee.
A warm breeze swept our over the crowd
and everyone edged forward on their seat.


The image in my mind gained clarity as did my confidence.

“There is a statue of an ancient goddess in your garden,” I cried.

She looked a trifle weary and I felt a kiss brush my cheek.
She then gestured for a man in the front row to open the jar –
not my plan at all.

He opened it and glanced at me and she – then smiled.

“It says Athena!” he shouted and my heart leapt in tune.

She had returned to her seat,
and later when I glanced over she was gone.
No, I do not know the why of it, or really care.

Later than night I found the original billet in my pocket,
and thought to press it into the pages of a book.
But it was not blank now.

What, are you surprised?

Yet, you expect me to share what it says, right?

Not today!
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PayPal just emailed me to let me know that I would be sending $30.00 to Bob in a few days. How did they know??? This is crazy.
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Funsway-

Great story, and very close to a true one that happened to me.
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I will definitely be purchasing this. I have learned a great deal from Bob, and I am sure this new release will add to my knowledge. Thank you, Bob!

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I'm just glad there won't be anything about the "Tesseract" brouhaha in it. One earful is enough.
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