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I know the secret

I Know the Secret!

It is a sickening sight for a magician to look out into his audience and see one of

his spectators nudging and pointing when he does his famous sleight. These people who

are so delighted that they have figured out a trick that this plodding magician has worked

on takes a little spirit and fun from everyone. They expose and make rumors of how a

certain trick or illusion is done and these people who used to watch the fabulous art with

awe are now skeptical to what the prestidigitator is doing and keep their eyes focused on

that which they shouldn't. They loose all focus on what is supposed to be happening

theoretically and concentrate on what is actually happening.

I think it is agreed by all magicians and artists alike that this shameful act that

some laypeople have taken up as their own hobby should be shared by all. It is not fair

for certain members of an audience to be the only people that get to nudge and point

when a magician is up on stage performing his art and showing off his skills. If all

people could knew how the trick or illusion was done then they too could do it and this

would as we know it would become a much happier and mystical place. It is true that all

magicians and performers of that nature would have to take up new professions and that

most of them would become broke and most likely homeless. But it is also true that

everyone would be having the time of their lives performing those tricks for their friends

and family.

Just think about all of the conveniences that magic would bring to our fast paced

life. The next time you are at the grocery store and you are a dollar short, you can now

just reach up into the air and pluck a ten dollar bill. Even better, you could pluck a

twenty or a hundred dollar bill because why should you stop at just a one. Teenagers

would get plenty of use out of knowing magic. The next time their parents come into

their room and they have been smoking or growing marijuana they can instantly say that

the smoke is from flash pots and that the plant is actually a self blooming rose. Won't

their parents be embarrassed when they see the marijuana plant bloom gorgeous rose

buds. Fake ID's will be a simple task for teenagers to make and now they won't have to

go to work or get an education because they can make anything they want appear. Every

sixteen year old out there has asked their parents for a car and they all get the same

response, "If you want a car, then get a job and buy one!" Who needs a job when you can

just make one appear. No one will ask where it comes from because they already know.

I'm suggesting that we produce more shows on TV the expose the secrets of

magic. We have some that are out already but if we want everyone nudging and pointing

then we will have to produce numerous specials and get more people like Lance Burton,

Dai Vernon, Brett Daniels, Penn and Teller, David Copperfield, and Zigfried and Roy to

expose their secrets that they have spent years of practice and research on. I know that

they won't mind. There already are people out there that are doing their part to make this

happen. Penn and Teller, Becker, and Mac King have spent numerous hours telling the

world how everything is done and it shouldn't stop there. The Internet has been doing its

part to kill the suspense of an illusion and it is updating its files all the time.

The world would be a much better place without magic being a profession. No

longer will people be mystified and curious about what just happened when a man pulls a

rabbit from his hat. They will be concentrating on their jobs and the problems of their

life instead of worrying about how a trick is done. This could happen if we just let the

secrets from generations of magicians be revealed to the public.

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