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2012-12-08 01:58:29 AM
ARE YOU A WIZARD?

/too lazy for the pic
 
2012-12-08 02:00:52 AM
Funny...that's exactly the type of video I was in the mood to see at 2am. The ending got me. Nice.
 
2012-12-08 02:07:53 AM
I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.
 
2012-12-08 02:09:03 AM

HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.


Considering most of it involves him bringing things up from below the table, that doesn't seem likely.
 
2012-12-08 02:19:37 AM

HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.


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2012-12-08 02:34:23 AM

HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.


Fortunately he does enough tricks quickly enough in plain sight that it doesn't really ruin the performance.
 
2012-12-08 02:47:44 AM

Summoner101: HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.

Fortunately he does enough tricks quickly enough in plain sight that it doesn't really ruin the performance.


Plus it's just damned entertaining.
 
2012-12-08 02:48:12 AM

RatOmeter: Summoner101: HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.

Fortunately he does enough tricks quickly enough in plain sight that it doesn't really ruin the performance.

Plus it's just damned entertaining.


This is true.
 
2012-12-08 02:50:49 AM

HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.


Oh, so that's how he's doing it? You're so much smarter than I am.

I was just sitting here watching an incredibly talented performer and being entertained.
 
2012-12-08 03:20:43 AM

HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.


I'm starting to think he's just pretending to be a wizard.
 
2012-12-08 04:57:22 AM
FAKE.
 
2012-12-08 05:55:33 AM
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2012-12-08 07:09:48 AM
at some points.. like the disappearance of the cup.. you can clearly see him drop the cup off the table.. but really well done and uniquely insane performance
 
2012-12-08 09:09:14 AM
I wonder if the hospital staff were able to get him back in his straight jacket afterward?
 
2012-12-08 09:15:48 AM
Ech, I'm gonna be one "those guys" I guess.

He was smooth enough, but anyone who's ever seen any type of magic show knew exactly what he was doing. Nothing looked natural enough. "oh he's pretending to drop it in his hand and throw it".
 
2012-12-08 09:26:58 AM
 
2012-12-08 10:45:12 AM

sure haven't: Ech, I'm gonna be one "those guys" I guess.

He was smooth enough, but anyone who's ever seen any type of magic show knew exactly what he was doing. Nothing looked natural enough. "oh he's pretending to drop it in his hand and throw it".


This performance does not rely on the audience having no idea on what he is doing. The audience knows he brings stuff from behind the table and drop stuff behind the table, but the way and speed at which he does it and the way he pretends to know less than the audience is what is entertaining here.
 
2012-12-08 11:10:50 AM
Baron Harkonnen
2012-12-08 02:50:49 AM

HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.

Oh, so that's how he's doing it? You're so much smarter than I am.

I was just sitting here watching an incredibly talented performer and being entertained.[/quoe]
Really? You must have clicked a different link. I was watching an amateurish magic act on the same level of bongo-the-birth-day-clown.
 
2012-12-08 11:15:40 AM
I saw 4:33 and thought "no way am I gonna watch this whole thing."

I thought wrong. Pretty damn cool.
 
2012-12-08 11:48:35 AM
Why does he blink so much?
 
2012-12-08 11:50:22 AM
HEY EVERYBODY HE WAS CLEARLY GETTING STUFF FROM UNDER THE TABLE!!!


...no shiat. But, the fact that you know generally how he was doing the tricks doesn't really take from its coolness.

//That's right, magic is cool.
//I went through a pretty heavy magic phase from about 9-12
//Not sure why I should tell anyone that 

Also, you guys are slacking hard. I guess I'll have to post it: 
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2012-12-08 11:50:59 AM

talkertopc: but the way and speed at which he does it and the way he pretends to know less than the audience is what is entertaining here.


I would say part of this relies on knowing what is doing without knowing exactly how he is doing this with such speed and precision. I could not keep track of all of his movement, and while I know he was performing slight of hand with objects below the table, I doubt I could replicate the entire scene in slow motion. The quality of performance lies not in any individual action of making objects appear or disappear or bounce but preparing each step for the next step.

Was genuinely entertained, but I prefer small magic. Small magic may be obvious, but big magic is obvious but relies on the equipment rather than skills of the performer.
 
2012-12-08 12:06:07 PM

sure haven't: He was smooth enough, but anyone who's ever seen any type of magic show knew exactly what he was doing.


Everybody knew what he was doing. Everyone.

The point isn't "how did he do that?" the point is to be entertained by the act, by his skill, by the speed of his tricks, by his character, and by the whole package. No one cares how he did it or the fact that the trickery is easily seen through because that's the not the point.

So yes, you're absolutely being That Guy.
 
2012-12-08 12:06:48 PM
 
2012-12-08 12:21:01 PM
Some wizard please make me a gif of him beating his head against the table.
 
2012-12-08 12:37:17 PM
See?? Meth is good for some stuff.
 
2012-12-08 12:46:06 PM
Awesome! Fun to watch, even if you know how he does it.

Squik2: I liked this guy better...


HA! Even better!
 
2012-12-08 01:00:07 PM
Nice.

Subby? Have you seen the card trick where the guy is telling a story and correct card keeps turning up in the deck at exactly the right time EVEN THOUGH the audience member keeps shuffling the cards?

As good as your find is the card one is just amazing.
 
2012-12-08 01:04:50 PM
Hard to believe just a few hundred years ago this guy would have been labeled a heretic for practicing black magic or witchcraft and be burned at the stake.
 
2012-12-08 01:15:27 PM

phoenixdan: Hard to believe just a few hundred years ago this guy would have been labeled a heretic for practicing black magic or witchcraft and be burned at the stake.


Now we can just treat him with medication.
 
2012-12-08 01:56:04 PM
There's a crazy homeless guy a couple blocks from my apartment who does the same thing. Except without the balls and cups.
 
2012-12-08 02:01:50 PM
I was not impressed. He needs more practice.
 
2012-12-08 02:08:28 PM

HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.


This. Also the Penn and Teller video where they cover slight of hand somewhat ruined it for me. Still entertaining overall, even if you could catch a lot of the hand offs.
 
2012-12-08 02:27:51 PM

Ebenator: Why does he blink so much?


Storing all of those compressible trickery balls under his eyelids when they "disappear" must be pretty irritating, hence all the blinking.
 
2012-12-08 04:39:45 PM

Ebenator: Why does he blink so much?


Part of the distraction.
 
2012-12-08 04:40:16 PM

HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.


In the first minute, he keeps dipping his hands below the table then bringing them up empty to get the audience accustomed to the idea that it's just a nervous tic that doesn't affect anything and can be ignored.

But at 1:03 you can clearly see the point where he does actually pick up a second ball from underneath the table and slip it in the cup.
 
2012-12-08 05:15:04 PM
This performance was at a magician's convention.

Nobody there is thinking about illusion, and he's definitely not thinking about tricking anyone. This was purely a skills performance. He's pretty damn good.

It's actually a really good performance for the convention. Everyone there can spot the moves, but he put in a lot of small distractions that look like a sleight move but where he doesn't end up doing anything.
 
2012-12-08 05:15:45 PM
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heheheh..balls...
 
2012-12-08 06:04:07 PM

douchebag/hater: Nice.

Subby? Have you seen the card trick where the guy is telling a story and correct card keeps turning up in the deck at exactly the right time EVEN THOUGH the audience member keeps shuffling the cards?

As good as your find is the card one is just amazing.


Care to share with the class?
 
2012-12-08 06:44:21 PM
If he's not careful, he's gonna bruise his apples... not to mention his head.
 
2012-12-08 07:01:57 PM

Vangor: The quality of performance lies not in any individual action of making objects appear or disappear or bounce but preparing each step for the next step.


Yup. What really makes this work is that many of his loading moves occur far enough in advance to have more or less forgotten them by the reveals.
 
2012-12-08 07:09:05 PM
 
2012-12-08 08:56:29 PM
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Good night........and big balls.
 
2012-12-08 08:59:57 PM
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2012-12-09 01:38:51 AM

JPINFV: HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.

This. Also the Penn and Teller video where they cover slight of hand somewhat ruined it for me. Still entertaining overall, even if you could catch a lot of the hand offs.


I heard Penn talking about SoH tricks, and while that video you mentioned goes into the techniques, in this interview he discussed the insanity that it takes to do them. Mainly, repeated practice. He basically said the more simple something is, the more you have to work on it. The 'working on it' part is endless. It eats up so much of your life. Its easier to do dumb Copperfield shiat like making the statue of liberty disappear than moving a coin form one pocket to the other.

The worst part is, at the end of the day, far less people appreciate it. People go "holy shiat, he made that elephant vanish from the stage!" but do a SoH trick and its "eh, that was nice i guess"
 
2012-12-09 11:36:26 AM

Summoner101: HotWingAgenda: I'd like to see that routine without him constantly dropping his hands below the table.

Fortunately he does enough tricks quickly enough in plain sight that it doesn't really ruin the performance.


Tricks are what whores do for money.
 
2012-12-09 01:56:15 PM

LemSkroob: I heard Penn talking about SoH tricks, and while that video you mentioned goes into the techniques, in this interview he discussed the insanity that it takes to do them. Mainly, repeated practice. He basically said the more simple something is, the more you have to work on it. The 'working on it' part is endless. It eats up so much of your life. Its easier to do dumb Copperfield shiat like making the statue of liberty disappear than moving a coin form one pocket to the other.


However you can say the same thing about any complex field (and I have no issue including slight of hand in that). I'm a 3rd year medical student and medicine is a lot like this. People who aren't involved in health care have this almost aww for hospitals, and specially for the high acuity units like the ICU, OR, and ER. Once you've been there, it goes from "Wow" to "meh" unless you're interested in that field. Just because I'm "meh" on surgery doesn't mean I don't understand that it takes hours upon hours of practice to go and safely and competently remove an appendix.

TL/DR: Just because the amazement is gone because the techniques are known doesn't mean that someone thinks anyone can do it without significant practice.
 
2012-12-10 09:29:41 AM

talkertopc: sure haven't: Ech, I'm gonna be one "those guys" I guess.

He was smooth enough, but anyone who's ever seen any type of magic show knew exactly what he was doing. Nothing looked natural enough. "oh he's pretending to drop it in his hand and throw it".

This performance does not rely on the audience having no idea on what he is doing. The audience knows he brings stuff from behind the table and drop stuff behind the table, but the way and speed at which he does it and the way he pretends to know less than the audience is what is entertaining here.


This.

Also I shat a brick when 3 became 4.
 
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