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I’ve written here before about the necessity — in my opinion — of making one’s villains well-rounded characters and not merely evil mustache-twirling sockpuppets. By which I mean granting them their virtues as well as their vices, and giving them friends as well as enemies, and generally treating them with a certain amount of respect […]
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And there see a submarine. Some years ago, for reasons that matter not to our story, I was driving around northern New Jersey when I saw something by the side of the road. “By golly,” I said, “that looks like a Holland submarine!” I pulled over and walked to it. …
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BREAKING INTO THE VAUDEVILLE GAME by David J. Lustig (Knowledge and Inside Dope Which Will Aid the Amateur To Become a Vaudeville Artiste.) I have received numerous letters from people in all walks of life asking me how one goes … Continue reading
One of the perennial topics in these parts goes something like this: “I’ve signed up for a talent show. What should I do?” Let me make a suggestion, under the rubric “everything old is new again.” In Jean Hugard‘s Silken Sorcery (1937), … Continue reading
From Miscellaneous Handkerchief Tricks That You Can Do : Including a fifteen minute act “The Silky Slicker” by George De Lawrence, published by Gerald Heaney, Berlin, Wisconsin, 1921. Pages 32-33. You absolutely cannot succeed in these modern days of “jazz” … Continue reading
And there see a submarine. Some years ago, for reasons that matter not to our story, I was driving around northern New Jersey when I saw something by the side of the road. “By golly,” I said, “that looks like … Continue reading
Today is the first day of our ramble down to New York for Heliosphere. So, en passant, we visited Lindenwald, Martin Van Buren’s home in Kinderhook, NY. Van Buren had been Jackson’s Vice President; he went on to a term … Continue reading
This coming Saturday, March 9th, I will have the honor of appearing in the Kearsarge Conservatory of the Performing Arts (KCPA) Scholarship Fundraiser — Vaudeville Performance Saturday, March 9th, 7:00-9:00 pm Warner Town Hall, 5 East Main St, Warner, NH 03278 … Continue reading
What We Know And How We Know It, Part 5. What We Know: Betty and Barney Misidentified the Jack O’Lantern Resort as a Flying Saucer How We Know It: The Jack O’Lantern Resort has been located on US 3 in … Continue reading
What We Know and How We Know It, Part 3 What we know: Betty and Barney misidentified the aircraft warning light on the top of Cannon Mountain as a flying saucer, continued. How we know it: The first time Betty … Continue reading