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Mike Powers

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I am re-watching David Williamson's Penguin lecture. It is just great. There are so many subtleties that he spends time on. This gets my highest recommendation.

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Does he do Funner Color Stunner on that lecture?
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Yes Michaelblue, it's there toward the end.
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Cool, thanks. i learned that from one of his lecture notes, but i lost the notes, like i lose lots of other things.
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The lecture is loaded with nuggets of gold.

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I’m working my way through his Ridiculous DVD set. I’ll try my best to have a review in the next few weeks. It is those little details that he never fails to mention and teach that make a huge impact on me.
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i have the sample dvd of Ridiculous that came with a Genii issue, and the magic on there is awesome, bunch of stuff with aces
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David goes out of his was to credit everyone who had an impact on his handling of a specific effect and on him in general. He's a true gentleman.

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i have the sample dvd of Ridiculous that came with a Genii issue, and the magic on there is awesome, bunch of stuff with aces


Heads up Michael, ssshhh don’t tell anyone who is hanging out til my review...but... OMG IT’s FRIGGING AWESOME! I know it’s pricey but really it isn’t it’s a 10 hour lesson from David frickin Williamson for 15 bucks an hour!
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Will do
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I love the classic pass to palm he teaches and the ungimmicked coins matrix.


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i've been doing that matrix for many years, very magical looking. in the book it is Floating Assembly
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Forgive my ignorance, but I watched the Penguin teaser and really didn’t care for David Williamson’s personality.  His goofiness and abrasiveness just turned me off. 

So no disrespect, but I’m asking you folks: will I learn something worthwhile from this lecture, or will his silly antics just annoy me?


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Arthur, you may be annoyed- everyone has different tastes, but there are a few true sleight of hand masters on the planet. David Williamson is one of them. Do you own his book by Kaufman?
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Forgive my ignorance, but I watched the Penguin teaser and really didn’t care for David Williamson’s personality.  His goofiness and abrasiveness just turned me off. 

So no disrespect, but I’m asking you folks: will I learn something worthwhile from this lecture, or will his silly antics just annoy me?



Unless he grows on you, you'll probably despise the performances.  But I'd be very surprised if you didn't learn a great deal from the explanations and theory.  He's also probably one of the better sleight of hand artists out there.  Some small tips on coin and card work that are invaluable (the knowledge he casually spews and demonstrates convinced me enough to buy his Ridiculous DVD set because I was highly curious just about the 'moves'section).

Of particular interest might be the like 20 different variations and ideas he gives on the strike vanish (a move he admits he's not as big a fan of anymore).  Stories about Vernon, Copperfield, Mac King are also (in my opinion) valuable for their entertainment value.
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Arthur - you'll have to look past the antics. They are there on the lecture. But the value of the insights and ideas is very high. Grit your teeth and dig in.

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I'm with Arthur here. While I recognize and admire David's skill and expertise, his antics quickly grow old. Perhaps it is my high level of introversion? That said, Williamson's Wonders is chock full of worthwhile material and highly recommended. (But then again we introverts do enjoy curling up alone with a good book and a deck of cards!)

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His story about Sigfried and Roy is hilarious!
Also the story about the woman who just had to know how Everything was done and who really freakes over Funner color Stunner.

These stories had me in stitches!

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When he performs for real people he doesnt get all goofy like that.
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