But I guess when there was no column yesterday, you figured that out.
It was quite a weekend, this Congress of Wonders, but start with this: Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay, with which the weekend led off, along with a talk-back with the film’s producers — and the star himself.
The film is free, I think, with Amazon Prime, so right there you’re thousands of dollars ahead of me of what I spent to see it. And, while you may have the same question after seeing it that I did — “Is there anyone else in the world who knows how you did that trick with the two dollar bill in the shower?” — he won’t bite your head off for asking it.
(He rubs two dollar bills together with his finger tips and produces a $2 bill. He had astounded some co-workers with it, years ago, and a few weeks later they accosted him in the shower — one assumes, naked and unprepared — and handed him two $1 bills. He rubbed them together and handed back a $2 bill.)
More to tell. This column will grow longer in the coming days.
Quote of the Day
The guy who invented playing cards was brilliant. But the guy who invented chips was a genius.~As recounted by Ricky Jay
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