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27th August 2003, 10:16 PM
I heard Ricky Jay interviewed on public radio tonight "("Fresh Air"). He has just written a new book on the subject of dice. ("Dice: Deception, Fate, and Rotten Luck," available at Amazon.com.) It may be worth a look.
Jay has also written about various curiosities and scams. Has anyone read any of his books? Would you recommend them?
28th August 2003, 05:12 AM
I enjoy both his books and his work in Mamet films. He is an odd bird in RL though.
28th August 2003, 08:48 AM
Saw him perform in St. Louis a couple of years ago...great fun. Mostly card stunts, but in a very intimate setting...only about 200 people (on purpose). It was a great show.
I also read one of his books....Learned Pigs and Fire Proof Women, I recall enjoying it very much, though it was a couple of years back and I can't really tell you anymore what it was about, save the art of circus and carnival tricks and performing....
28th August 2003, 09:56 AM
I have never seen him live, but he is one of my favorires.
I would love to get a copy of 'Cards as Weapons.' Right now I can throw a card with reasonable accuracy across a room, but cannot make it penetrate a watermelon.
30th August 2003, 05:28 AM
I think Ricky Jay is in a league of his own, so far as throwing cards goes. We're talking hundreds and hundreds of hours practice here, literally...
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