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Penn and Teller: Fool Us

July 3, 2011

Hosted a Catan session at my place during the long weekend, even Siuto who normally don’t really like the idea of boardgames seemed to have enjoyed herself. So allow me to proudly call it a success. In the midst of the four-way power struggle at the imaginary island, Soyin’s Liaison and Supply Nanny (LSN) expressed her anticipation in watching 劉謙’s appearance on TVB’s 魔法擂台. I am surprised and pleased that she likes magic, perhaps because being accustomed to Siuto’s detachment to magic, I have grown to expect girls not to like this curious branch of theatre. Sadly, the much hyped performance was, oxymoron it may be, predictably disappointing. Lu Chen, oh, Lu Chen, have you forgotten that it is the performer not the tricks that captivates the audience?

Penn & Teller: Fool Us is also a “contest-type” magic show is currently running on British TV. The premise sounds sincere and believable: Penn & Teller, being the biggest duo in magic, was originally attracted to the craft because they enjoyed being fooled. However, as they become more and more experienced and hence knowledgeable, they no longer experience the fundamental joy of magic. Using the show as a medium, they encourage fellow magicians to give them that precious experience again, and in exchange, whoever that winsthat challenge will be given the chance to perform on the Penn & Teller show in Las Vegas. Now I shall stop talking and let you decide whether and why this might be the best magic contest we have seen so far, the following are my highlights.

And the duo performs at the end of each episode, I love this piece:

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