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Michaelblue

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This is not exactly a review of a download but of the demonstration video. Raymond Crowe's presentation, for one thing, is despicable, talking about Ted Kennedy and his drinking problem and then he goes to heaven to join his brothers. And i reckon this is supposed to be funny.

Also--it doesn't look anything like magic. He turns his arms completely out of view at times and you can't even see the coins.

Kind of disturbing. I hope this doesn't become a trend.

Sorry to be so negative.
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Yikes... guess I'll avoid even the demo.......
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"You will learn several novel ideas to wring the most magic out of 4 coins. This routine also includes my patter for the effect."
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I saw this on an email from Lybrary.com.

The description says: "AA3Fly stands for "Anytime, Anywhere" 3 Fly."

Based on the comments above, I thought it was going to stand for Alcoholics Anonymous 3 Fly.
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It's not my style to joke about the addictions of people that aren't around to defend themselves.
With that said, many people do find that kind of humor funny.

I think that sometimes humor is a way of dealing with tragedy. Knowing when it is (or isn't) appropriate is difficult and not everyone is able to do it well.

For instance, check out this SNL skit with Joan Rivers roasting other dead celebrities in heaven. Sarah Silverman (playing Joan) even makes fun of Richard Pryor's multiple sclerosis. I haven't seen Mr. Crowes trick, but I imagine that his patter is nowhere near as wild as what the SNL writers came up with. And yet, people laughed (nervous laughter at times).

http://www.rawstory.com/2014/10/snl-sarah-silverman-roasts-dead-celebrities-as-joan-rivers-in-heaven/

Anyway, I'm not really a huge fan of that kind of humor (although I did find myself laughing at one point in the skit..forgive me, Lord), this humor is entertaining to many people.

It seems that there is room for Raymond's performance style in the world of magic.

Just my two cents.

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AA is also meant as a dig on Ted Kennedy, because at one point he says it's Kennedy on the front of the coin and a bottle of scotch on the back.  Most of it is about Chappiquitic, which i probably spelled wrong. 

I enjoy all kinds of humor, but i really don't think anyone would find this humorous. For one thing, who remembers that incident? I imagine that most people wouldn't even know what he's talking about.

The way he delivers it is as though he is bored and angry at the same time, not the ideal tone for a magic trick, if that's what it is supposed to be. 

I'm sure he is a nice person, i probably shouldn't be so harsh, but it struck me in a bad way.

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AA is also meant as a dig on Ted Kennedy, because at one point he says it's Kennedy on the front of the coin and a bottle of scotch on the back.  Most of it is about Chappiquitic, which i probably spelled wrong. 

I enjoy all kinds of humor, but i really don't think anyone would find this humorous. For one thing, who remembers that incident? I imagine that most people wouldn't even know what he's talking about.

The way he delivers it is as though he is bored and angry at the same time, not the ideal tone for a magic trick, if that's what it is supposed to be. 

I'm sure he is a nice person, i probably shouldn't be so harsh, but it struck me in a bad way.



I'm with you, Michael.

I'm not necessarily trying to defend this magician that you're talking about. I can't even make a fair judgment on this performance since I haven't seen it myself. I'm just saying that there are many people who obviously enjoy this type of humor.

We might not like it, but somehow we have to make room for it in the world of magic.

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Yes, and it's a big ol' beautiful world
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He's pushing this on the green site. curious what people will think
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AA is also meant as a dig on Ted Kennedy, because at one point he says it's Kennedy on the front of the coin and a bottle of scotch on the back.  Most of it is about Chappiquitic, which i probably spelled wrong. 

I enjoy all kinds of humor, but i really don't think anyone would find this humorous. For one thing, who remembers that incident? I imagine that most people wouldn't even know what he's talking about.

The way he delivers it is as though he is bored and angry at the same time, not the ideal tone for a magic trick, if that's what it is supposed to be. 

I'm sure he is a nice person, i probably shouldn't be so harsh, but it struck me in a bad way.



Michael, a LOT of us remember that incident. Personally, I would never use patter like that and would likely walk out if I were in his audience. I've got little patience and zero time for stupid attempts at humor. To each his/her own.
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Yes, i bet you're right, a lot of people remember it. I think what put me off the most was how bored and agitated he seems. He can do whatever he likes, of course, I shouldn't judge, but i would never do a mean spirited presentation like this. 


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I did go to watch the routine, but with the patter involving the deaths of 3 Kennedy's it didn't strike me as any kind of entertainment. To the point I didn't really pay attention to the routine itself.  I'll probably have to watch it again with no sound to see the effect.
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 Since it's called "Fly" you get the idea it is a three fly variation, but you can't tell by watching it.
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I think it's in pretty bad taste to disrespect the last president that really tried to do the right thing for the people. Anyone awake with a brain that realizes what that even means wouldnt stand for it. Just sayin..
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To disrespect anyone during a magic performance is bad taste, bad choice.
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