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Fatwa Arbuckle
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Friday…teh yay!!1!

I find today’s thread GIF unreasonably amusing.

Mac --

Congrats on the refi approval (despite the “surprise appraisal”).

Got lots to do today; thanks to yesterday’s rain, there was a non-trivial uptick in emails and calls. Suspect we’ll get some further inquiries today, especially with more rain forecast for next week.

BBL.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Pretty damned impressive sleight-of-hand:

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

That was great! I can see some of what he is doing (not dealing from the top of the deck, he doesn’t actually put the coins back in the box), but not how he’s doing most of it. Very impressive!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Happy Not-quite-caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa!

We got over 1.5″ of rain yesterday. I hope those in the burn areas are safe.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hiya, Paddy!

Read earlier there were some mudslides in Malibu and Lake Elsinore, but AFAIK, no more homes were damaged.

I, too, noticed some of the stuff that magician was doing but couldn’t figure out the “how” part.

The two times I was at the Magic Castle, my absolute favorite stuff was the “up-close” magic. Even when I could sort-out how things were done, the skill level was magical in its own way.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

The lead programmer for a company whose CRM system I sold/customized/supported was also a magician who used to perform at the Magic Castle. He always kept a deck of cards in his pocket, and while lecturing on programming, he would be manipulating the cards. During breaks he would perform card tricks. I remember after lunch one day, two of the programmers asked how he did certain tricks. He told them that when he riffled through the deck, he memorized the location of every card in the deck. He then put the deck behind his back and randomly cut the deck,… Read more »

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hiya, Mac!

Nice news re your appraisal; teh yay!

Hope the plug-pulling cat doesn’t learn about 120v AC and water the hard way.

…he said that he had to practice three hours per day for a year…

Maaaaaan…if I’d ever done that re scales and other pedagogy, I’d be a much better keyboard player. 🙂

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Teh Younger was out on the boat for work today, with a group of high school students. Winds were 20-25 knots with 6 foot seas. He showed me video of the waves crashing over the jetty as they were leaving the harbor. Apparently only two of the students did any chumming, but most got a bit green around the gills. In spite of it all, he said they enjoyed their time on the ocean.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

I just read that President George H.W. Bush has died. RIP.