The Magic Whack

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Dixie Dooley - What an ass.

It's getting close to October the 31st, the date that many magicians put on piss poor spook shows and fool themselves more than they fool their audience. And now thanks to those fun loving rip-off merchants at Pengiun magic you can buy a DVD that teaches you how to hold a sceance and convince people the dead really can communicate with the living!

http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=918

Imagine how convinced someone will be that the dead can speak to the living when you perform "the haunted deck". Please give me a fucking break! It's a card trick and dressing up like a vampire and going "ooooohhhhhhh" isn't going to make the trick convince people it's the dead moving the cards. I am sure ghosts have nothing better to do than to find your chosen card at Halloween or to make a key turn over.

Oh but it gets better... Dixie dafooley also teaches you how to do the most convincing demonstration of spiritualism ever... "The Zombie floating ball". Holy fuck how will your audience sleep after seeing such overwhelming evidence of ghosts and spirts? A ball floated about while the man just held a large square of cloth! Someone call James Randi and claim the million bucks, he won't be able to dispute that one in a hurry.

If you want to do a spiritual demonstration then just do scotch and soda, a hankie vanish and a find a card trick and the whole time make noises like "ohhhh the ghosties are doing it" - it would be no less convincing than the shit Dixie Dooley is cashing in on with his DVD.

MW.

5 Comments:

  • Oh wow. You came back from the dead to tell us that you think magic still sucks and you can still use cuss words.

    Gee, why did you wait so long?

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 10:07 AM  

  • Brave of you to use your real name, Mr./Ms. "Anonymous."

    The point wouldn't seem to be that MW can cuss or that "magic still sucks"--far from it. The point is that bad magic and/or magic that doesn't work particularly well in a seance context isn't somehow made stronger or better suited to such a venue simply by adding a "spooky" presentation that doesn't really fit the tricks being performed. That being so, a video offering such material that implies that creating effective seance magic is that stupidly simple constitutes a clear case of the desire to make quick money trumping any real effort to provide a quality product. It's not magic itself that is implied to suck here--just the flagrant abuse of it for profit.(That's what I take to be the point here, though I haven't seen Dixie's dvd myself.)

    I apologize to all who read the above and find all of what I just said quite obvious, but it seemed that Whack's first return post had been greeted with an unusually snide and clueless response. I found MW's post an amusing and clear-cut statement of his position on a specific topic. Wasn't that the goal?

    By Blogger Eric, at 8:52 PM  

  • I thought it was pretty funny and some good points were made.

    By Blogger Jim Coles, at 9:26 AM  

  • Actually he did make some good points I am just being an ass as usual.

    By Blogger anonymous, at 1:00 PM  

  • Thanks for the admission.

    MW.

    By Blogger Mr Whack, at 11:54 PM  



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