Archive for February, 2011

CRAP for 2/22/11

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24, 2011 by Shawn
















Well, as OM Winter reminds us that he isn’t gone yet, with a dramatic drop in temperature, we take solace in knowing in a few short weeks Spring will spring forth and bring out the lovely colors of nature and it’s wildlife.    Hence this pictorial  reminder of the lovely “PeaWell” and his lovely plumage.  (I went with” PeaWell” cause “KidCock” just sounded wrong…)  None too soon  the rare “PeaWell” will again be out cavorting on the streets of Covington.

But for now he is in his Magic Shop waiting, waiting for you, waiting for you to come in  visit and perhaps make a purchase.  For if you make that trip, visit and purchase you can ensure the plumage of this endangered species will indeed be festive and this creature will continue to thrive awhile longer.   Translation: Folks please stop by the shop or the website soon and get yourself something nice,  you know you want to, go ahead, do it!


Our CRAP meeting was attended this week by  Colonel Kidwell, OM Rich, Jeff, Sir Patrick, Spencer, Robert R, Dave R and Shawn.  It was great to see Dave back with his “briefcase-o-magic”.  There is not doubt Dave could do a two hour show based on just what he carries in that case!

Discussions were varied as always but the magic of the night appeared to be mostly card stuff.  OM Rich labeled Shawn a failure because Shawn didn’t have time to review the elevator trick he had shown OM last year.  Of course, if OM grew a pair and used his new computer to check out our CRAPpy archives he could find the information he sought, but I digress…

Spencer performed some of his card effects and Dave worked out the handling for a packet trick he hadn’t done in a while.  We discussed the upcoming show in Louisville with Mac King, 5/15/11.

Of course we enjoyed a conversation about about the  Chinese Magician Fu Yandong Performs Magic Fish Trick Lunar New Year festival youtube video and the PETA type uproar about the mistreatment of goldfish.

Todd did start us a private Facebook  page, if you haven’t yet been invited contact Todd on his Facebook page and he’ll get you added.

Sir Patrick mentioned he’s going to be checking out hotel room rates for this years Abbott’s Get-Together . So if anyone wants to share a room this year make sure you talk to him.

There was also some discussion about Artie’s youtube postings, mostly about how there should be more of them.  Check it out and subscribe so we can get the Colonel to share more!

So that’s about all the CRAP fit to print Hope to see you soon, on a Tuesday night in Covington KY.


CRAP 2/15/11

Posted in Old CRAP on February 17, 2011 by Shawn

Well, it was another CRAPpy night in Covington Kentucky.  CRAPpers in attendance included, Colonel Kidwell, Jeff, Todd, OM Rich, Kevin, Spencer, Josh and Amanda.

It was great to see Josh and Amanda back!!!

OM Rich has officially retired from his 37 year career with the US Postal Service.  Talking (read as bit**ing) of his retirement and the GREEN jacket.  Hopefully, once OM Rich gets his retirement issues settled he can focus on learning the magic he wants to do.

Spencer showed a novel card routine that appeared to this writer to be from Aaron Fisher’s Paper Engine.  Very well done Spencer!!!  Jeff showed us a unique “natural breather” revelation he is developing, by squeezing the cards the cards rise, as a kind of double vertical ribbon spread where the spectator can remove their card from the peak.  Jeff is a clever thinker.  Spencer showed Todd a coin and pen routine that has some very surprising transformations. Shawn, Jeff and OM Rich discussed forcing.

Shawn claimed he was reading a book he “just couldn’t put down”, he said it was about …”Anti-Gravity“.  The group allowed Shawn to stay, because this is CRAP, the magic club with no dues, no hierarchy, no organization and no rules.  Hopefully, sometime soon, you’ll be in the area some Tuesday night and stop in Wertheim’s to share a CRAPpy night with us.

Thanks for stopping by our blog.

Until next week, may all your crap be happy crap.