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Old 11-23-09, 05:34 PM   #41
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Just because you find something funny doesn't mean it is appropriate.

I remember my son, when he was only a few years old, playing with the green beans off of his dinner plate when we were at a nice restaurant. He was asked to stop, but continued anyway. When I had to get a little tough on him about it, I asked why he didn't listen and kept on going with his bean-play. His reply was simply "because it is funny!"

He was right of course - it was very funny, and very cute. But, that didn't change the fact that I had to try to explain that just because it is funny, it isn't appropriate for that time and place.

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Old 11-23-09, 11:38 PM   #42
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On the other hand, since I'm 47 years and we're no relation I think I'll just keep doing as I please, thank you very much!

I can not believe for the life of me that a group of professional buskers have to waste time splitting hairs on what funny is. Or even humor for that matter. We of all people can give entire courses of the subject, and I think a few of us have. Maybe even you, Steven.

Humor is subjective and entirely conditional. There is no acceptable pattern, no universal template, or else it would cease to exist. (If I see your punchline 20 seconds out I'm not going to laugh very much, am I?)

So a guy's making fun of us magicians? So what? Since when do we care what others think? And if he truly offends anyone here, then I suggest you grow a pair. And if growing a pair is too much like work then I suggest you just ignore the guy. The quickest way to put out a fire is to deprive it of oxygen.
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Old 11-24-09, 04:10 AM   #43
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So a guy's making fun of us magicians? So what? Since when do we care what others think? And if he truly offends anyone here, then I suggest you grow a pair. And if growing a pair is too much like work then I suggest you just ignore the guy. The quickest way to put out a fire is to deprive it of oxygen.
Agreed. And in the big scope of things, rarely does anything of consequence come from the sort of negative exposure as that particular blog is promoting. If you're rational about it, and "grow a pair", that sort of thing shouldn't be so hurtful. All of us should probably be better at laughing at ourselves, but the trouble is, being butt hurt sucks in an irrational way.

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO BE ENTERTAINING, WITTY AND FUNNY WITHOUT BEING CRASS AND DESTRUCTIVE?
Yes. Just find the right audience for your material and it ceases to be crass and destructive.

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Old 11-24-09, 09:47 PM   #44
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Spot on. I'd nominate this as quote of the month, if we had one.
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Old 11-26-09, 01:17 AM   #45
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/81377865@N00/87713473/

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Old 11-26-09, 01:59 AM   #46
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Kim, I love the spelling of levitation, it's the final touch of crass...
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Old 12-10-09, 12:30 PM   #47
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An era has come to an end. Bad Magic Photos blog has been shut down. I don't why. My guess is that it has to do with copyright issues.

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Old 12-10-09, 01:05 PM   #48
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...or maybe the guy finally wised up.
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Old 12-16-09, 11:50 AM   #49
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It seems to be back online
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Those pics are funny!!
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Old 12-16-09, 04:33 PM   #51
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wow, i just wasted a good couple of minutes of my life here...

it only sucks to be taken the piss of (er, i dont know if thats strictly correct grammar..) when you dont have a good come back.

kick him in the nuts!

maybe one day ill bother with pictures...
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