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If this magic kit doesn’t come with the hat, the cape, the rabbit and the graying temples, then why buy it?

September 11, 2012

When did a red cape and a top hat become stock elements of generic magicians, so ingrained in the culture that they even found their way onto comic book doll magicians? Relatedly, how could one ever hope to convincingly perform any of the tricks enumerated above without them?

I’m reminded of Gob from Arrested Development: “Tricks are something that a whore does for money. Or cocaine.”

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  1. September 12, 2012 1:57 am

    This is one of the reasons I’m glad current comic books no longer have these ads in them.

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