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Cardshark Quixote

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Last night at our IBM meeting. Ring 254. The theme was "Tricks learned from Daryl." Stories were also shared.

A trick taught to him by Daryl...

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Wow! Is that Chaz in the first video?
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Yes Rudy. πŸ˜€
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Yes Rudy. πŸ˜€


Wow, what a trip! I met him here in Oregon at a magic convention. He was one of the lecturers there. He absolutely smoked me with a lot of great card work. I appreciated that he spent time hanging out with me and was willing to teach me some fantastic stuff. I still have his DVD.

Are you and him friends? If so, can you direct him here to the forum? I'd love to get reconnected with him.

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I'll contact him & let him know. I'm sure he remembers you too.
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So, that first guy's story about the so called lesson? That's not something I would want shared as a memory at my memorial service...

As Mark Twain wrote, β€œLet us endeavor to live so that when we die even the undertaker will be sorry.”   
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So, that first guy's story about the so called lesson? That's not something I would want shared as a memory at my memorial service...

As Mark Twain wrote, β€œLet us endeavor to live so that when we die even the undertaker will be sorry.”   


Why not? It makes sense to me. That story teaches us a valuable lesson.

We are all sorry he's gone. He was loved by all of us. Regardless of what he did or how he was. Even after his death we paid tribute to him. That says plenty.
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I'm sure that there are better ways to help communicate business advice, but it sounded to me like Chaz viewed the experience in a positive light.

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Last night at our IBM meeting. Ring 254. The theme was "Tricks learned from Daryl." Stories were also shared.

A trick taught to him by Daryl...



Brilliant line; "You'll notice I haven't done any sleight of hand yet." Such a great line. πŸ˜‚
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Yes. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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CQ, taking down the videos is your call. Or Rudy's. At any rate it is not something I asked for or suggested. My remarks were made in the first person and had nothing to do with Daryl specifically. I wrote of the incident, not the person, and I find the incident as described to be both dishonest and selfish. How was the perpetrator, whoever it might have been, to know that his victim wasn't one payment away from eviction or loss of a vehicle or whatever? If Chaz, as Rudy identifies him, shared the story then it obviously holds some significance to his remembrance of Daryl. I respect and defend his right to share the story. I also agree with you that it was wonderful that your club honored the memory of one damn fine magician. And yes, we shall all miss him.

Please note that I in no way wish to alienate or upset you. Nor do I wish this dialogue to continue, certainly not on the public forum. I trust we have reached parity of understanding. Our personal philosophies differ - So what? That's certainly not uncommon. We share a love and passion for magic and I trust that we can remain civil and supportive of one another, as well as the other members of this forum both present and future.

Peace,

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Peace brother. I enjoy peace.
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This is one of the many things i like about this forum. Members can discuss things intelligently without resorting to name calling and fighting, like, say, elsewhere.
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The first video (now deleted) related an anecdote in which Daryl reportedly told a lie in order to obtain a financial advantage over a competitor.  Well, who among us has never in their entire life told a lie and benefited from it?   If we are inclined to judge Daryl in a negative light because of this, will we apply the same criterion to our friends, our children, our parents, our spouse, ourselves?

Daryl was a human being, and human beings are complicated.  There is an unfortunate tendency whenever someone passes away, to sanctify and beatify them - to speak of them as if they had lived a life of pure and endless saintly kindness, and to suppress any mention of other aspects of their personality.  That does an injustice to the real person, whose life (like our own) included moments when they acted unkindly as well as moments when they made a sacrifice to help others.  Their acts of generosity are enhanced, not diminished, when placed in the context of their full lives.  Daryl brought joy and happiness to thousands of people during his life.  That fact becomes more touching, more powerful, more meaningful when we recognize that doing so was not the effortless beneficence of a saint, but the choice of a complex human being.

Just my two cents' worth, of course.
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Daryls passing reminds me to:

Thank others for their help/advice
Tell family that you love them
Tell friends you appreciate them

I can't help but think that doing things like this more often could have saved Daryl, Robin Williams and countless others.


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Well said Dave
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Here, here, Michael, Robin and Dave.

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