I’m sure you’ve seen those “Magic Secrets Revealed” shows where they show the audience how to do some stage illusion out there, and I suppose you’ve always wondered if that means that everyone will know how your tricks are done and no one will be amazed, etc.  Well I’m here to dispel that whole myth.


I’ve heard it said the you should learn 3 tricks extremely well rather than learn many tricks well enough.  I suppose this depends on what you want to do with your magic.


I can’t recall the first trick or magician I had seen, but I do have vague memories of being a volunteer for a magic show performed by…the Burger King. Yup, the Burger King. I must have been about 11 or so and I had to pop balloons with my pointed fingers (in the shape of a gun), and then a dove appeared. Ooo.


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This truly is my favorite trick. It was the first trick I learned, but it was so simple and amazing, it had to be learned. The secret is pretty genius, and you should be doing this shortly after learning it. Angles are somewhat important with this, but nothing too serious.

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    First, there’s no such thing as negative calorie foods.

    In my usual web searches, I found the following blog post:

    Although there is no such thing as a food that takes more calories to eat than it contains, there are foods that do take enough calories that it reduces the amount of calories your taking in. Below is the list of those foods:

    • Asparagus
    • Beet Root
    • Broccoli
    • Cabbage
    • Carrot
    • Cauliflower
    • Celery
    • Chicory
    • Hot Chilies
    • Cucumber
    • Garden cress
    • Garlic
    • Green Beans
    • Lettuce
    • Onion
    • Radish
    • Spinach
    • Turnip
    • Zucchini
    • Fruits
      • Apple
      • Blueberries
      • Cantaloupe
      • Cranberry
      • Grapefruit
      • Honeydew
      • Lemon/Lime
      • Mango
      • Orange
      • Papaya
      • Peach
      • Pineapple
      • Raspberry
      • Strawberry
      • Tomato
      • Tangerine
      • Turnip
      • Watermelon

    The good news is that there are number of things on there that I not only like, but can eat without having to make a meal (particularly fruits). But I could mix and match a few for a basic salad or snack, and reduce my calorie intake for snacks. I’ve already started doing that with the previously mentioned fruits. For somethings that I might generally eat plain (blueberries/rasberries for example), I could add splenda, still keeping the calorie intake down. Or combine that with a high fiber cereal (instead of buying the cereals with the dried fruits, although those are pretty good)..

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    I find fascination in what people say, and phrases people use.  One of the sets of phrases I find interesting are as follows:

    • “The truth is”
    • “To tell you the truth”
    • “To be honest”
    • etc

    The thing about these statements is that they seem to imply that the person speaking might usually lie when they speak, but in this one instance, they’re ready to be honest in what they say.  It’s a useless addition to any conversation, but I guess people use it to attempt to make a point.  Usually, people use this as part of a response to a question – but if I asked you a question, I expect to get the truth.

    Anyway, I just hate the use of it.  People, please stop.  I mean, honestly…

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    Technically, this is a re-launch, as I’ve made a couple of previous attempts to launch this blog/site. But this is it, “the one”, the actual launch that will take.

    So welcome to those that have joined in. If I’ve left up the previous posts, feel free to view the videos contained in them. As I go through the process of re-creating the videos to make them more consistent, add titles and such, I’ll be re-posting with an actual description, etc. Additionally, I’ll also be posting explanations for download in the store part of the site.

    For now, bookmark the site, link me to all your favorite bookmarking sites, check out the links, and enjoy. If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll get updates whenever I post.

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