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A Trick that Fooled Us

We are magicians through and through. The FOB caused serious damage to us. We’re no Penn & Teller although we refer to our self in the third-person.  But we love to be fooled and fooled horribly.  The kind of fooled where we can’t see straight from the headache that comes on almost  instantly, interrupted by the need to catch or absorb our slobber.

We stamp on the ground like a baffled horse — which was our 22:1  the pick in the Oaks Classic at Churchill Downs the day before the 1999 Kentucky Derby.  It was an all filly race and we figured we had the inside track.  We had a dream that day that the Number 7 was rubbing our back with a light oil (scentless), we woke at 7:07 am, we caught the 777 bus to Churchill downs, found Baffled Horse was the 7th horse in the 7th race and put $777 on the nose.  We watch the race with a certain sense of satisfaction to find that our pick game in 7th.  So even though we didn’t win, it was significant to us and taught  us to not sleep or if we do sleep, not to enter into REM states of sleep where dreams can occur.  We have switched to coffee in large amounts.  We go to 12 step meetings just to get the free coffee and cigs.  We never even smoke cigs, we just light them in a cool manner and blow the smoke out through the cigarette and then toss the flaming stick on the ground with the assured throw once would see in 1940s movies.

But we digress.

What’s new?

We love this trick.  It fooled us so badly.  We were sitting with friends outside the Magic Castle one night an a young man asked if he could show us a trick.  He was smoking a cigarette but really smoking it.  It was as if he wanted the smoke to go into his lungs.  He still had the cool toss and the smelly fingers but he was taking smoking to a whole new and likely unsafe level.  We don’t know if there has been any research on the effects of taking tobacco smoke into your lungs but it seems like something they should look at it.  Maybe the big tobacco companies could look into it since they would seem to have the most data.

He performed the trick and I could find no explanation.  None.  Now I learn that it can be bought here at MJM Magic.  Check it out and see if doesn’t make you drool.

Another Sale of Great Magic

MJM Magic proves our great-grandfather Big Tom Hardy was right.  He would say, "When it rains, it pores."

Of course, Big Tom Hardy never had access to something like The Tango Ultimate Reel at 15 percent off.

Yes, we know it is spelled incorrectly but that was how he intended it to be written.  Big Tom had a thing about open pores and healthy skin.  Some thought this was idle curiosity about biology, some said he was vain and looking for a way to maintain his youthful looks.  Others, however, claimed he used the alleged interest as a way of touching and closely examining young women.  The Cook County Civil Court and his first ex-wife, Belinda, were of this latter opinion. 

Regardless of his proclivities or idles, Big Tom knew what he liked and liked what he knew.  He didn't know anything he didn't like and didn't like not knowing that he didn't like something he didn't know yet. 

Plus, he was an opiate addict.

But our point is nonetheless valid.  When one thing happens, other things tend to happen that are like the first thing. 

For example, Columbus came to America  and within a short time it seemed like every European country was sending ships to our shores. 

Robert Harbin invented Zig-Zag and shortly thereafter, everyone invented it as well. 

In Sync appears on the scene as a pop boy band and are almost immediately followed by Back Street Boys and others.

The black plague kills a couple hundred people in the mid-1300s and soon, 65 percent of Europe was dead.

Moses writes five books on religion and before you can say something blasphemous, an entire "bible" is assembled.

Ellusionist announces a sale with big discounts and, Bingo, MJM comes out with an equally cool offering.

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