Saturday, July 16, 2011

Gyrater by Devin Knight isn't bad!

Hilarious... I shouldn't do it, but it's a guilty pleasure. I watch the Wizards Product Review. This week they tore apart Devin Knight's effect called Gyrater. (starts at 12:15 and ends at 14:09. They go on trash talking this until 18:40)



And I agree, it's a god awful piece of magic, but what both Wizard's idiots missed is, that this is a brilliant comedy routine. The patter is about never having had a childhood friend so instead the magician trained a card box to be his friend. He calls it Casey. Then the card box does tricks. Like "staying" and "playing dead" and "chasing it's tail." Upon the last command the card box spins in the magicians hand.

This is comedy magic. And the patter is actually really great. In fact it's what makes the routine. David Penn is cracking up as Craig Petty delivers the patter, yet fails to see the entertainment value it would have for laypeople. Both these guys are idiots.

My guess why they failed to see this is, that the patter of this trick is very unflattering towards magicians and doesn't put them in the most awesome spotlight as a cool dude. Some magicians seem to have problems with not appearing god like.

To take apart the own image is one of the harder things to do. As it makes you appear like a weak human. It actually makes you appear more honest and less like a hypocrite hiding behind magic secrets. And that is something that people like David Penn and Craig Petty cannot endure. Therefore they fail to see the comedy and value of Devin Knights little magic gag.

And that's why they fail to be great magicians. And good reviewers. Maybe, just maybe, they don't fail at being likable human beings.

4 comments:

Tomsk192 said...

Yeah. I could imagine Tommy Cooper doing that routine. Even as they were reading it one could hear the potential. Roland, I don't think these guys are very bright... Shhh, don't tell...

Justin said...

Jesus Christ. These guys are insufferable cocks.

Rick said...

@ Tomsk192. I agree with you.
@ Justin, they are indeed...
In short, they're a bunch of clowns in the magic community.

Mikkel R. Karlsen said...

If a person delivered these lines and such a bad "trick" I would need to concentrate not to laugh AT the person...