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American Express Open Forum Features Shizzle Dizzle Magic!

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

American Express Open Forum Story

Last week we were featured on the American Express Open Forum blog. This is a site dedicated to small businesses. We were excited to be featured in their article 7 Reasons to Rethink Using Free Online Tools.

People often forget that not only are we entertainers, but we’re also running a business. I would say that 80% of our time is spent with administrative related tasks. The other 20% is spent actually performing.
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Carnival Game Scams I Hate Falling For

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Picture of man looking at balloon game. Caption "Nothing say's I'm a real man like popping balloons!"
Photo by Svenstorm licensed under Creative Commons

It’s a balmy summer evening.

The music is blaring. Lights flash all around you.

On your fingers is the sticky residue of cotton candy.

Your brain is racing from the sugar rush.

Out of the corner of your eye you see an inflatable SpongeBob Squarepants. Somehow, deep in your subconscious, a primal desire is triggered.

Suddenly you realize that you need an inflatable SpongeBob. It’s an insatiable lust. Without it, life will no longer have meaning…

Suddenly you hear a voice calling out to you…

“Hey! You look like a big strong guy! All you gotta do to win is knock over those three bottles! Easy as pie! That shouldn’t be a problem for a fella like yourself!”

You’re drawn in… Somehow, as if in a trance, you begin emptying your wallet. You have to prove your dominance. The carnival game begins. You have to walk away with that inflatable SpongeBob, no matter the cost or personal sacrifice.
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Modern Magicians Are Like a Depression Era Burger Joint!

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

The .com boom and its mania marked my youth. The words “New Economy” were pressed into my consciousness from all directions.

In contrast my grandfather grew up in The Great Depression. He talked a lot about the difficulties and struggles of that era. As a Millennial his stories always seemed surreal to me. It felt like an America that no longer existed and wouldn’t exist again.

Today in my mid twenties it’s amazing how real my grandfather’s world has become.
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