Sometimes Illusion is Better than Truth

It all started with a cockroach in my coffee.

My wife works in one room and I in the other, both of us pounding on laptops much of the day. Coffee is our primary stimulant in the morning. I usually make the java, and it is strong. I can’t stand coffee that is weak.

We both use our cups to take action with the stimulant drug. She is probably a bigger drinker of the beverage than I am. I usually have had 2 cups by the time she has had 3. So, for some reason I was compelled to go to the coffee pot and taking the last cup of the hyper juice. I asked her first of course if she wanted more and she said “no.”

I didn’t notice it at first, but as I took my mug of coffee to the room I work in, I noticed it. Yes, that’s right, I had a roach in my coffee. Thank goodness I had the last cup. The roach must have gotten in there after my wife got her last dose. I thought quickly. Should I tell her? No, that would not be a great idea, especially since it did not directly affect her. She had, had pure coffee, no bugs included.

For a moment I stood there with my insect concoction. Obviously I wasn’t going to drink it. If it was a grasshopper I might think twice because I hear they have a lot of protein. But cockroaches are know as dirty, filthy insects that spread disease.

I walked back to the the kitchen were the coffee is made and poured the contents of my cup into the sink. I had intended to use a paper towel to pick up, kill and then dispose of the cockroach. But I never had a chance to do this. The bug, now dead, went down the drain with the coffee. Then to justify me standing by the slink, I began to wash the dishes that had been put there.

When I finished I took a breath and walked back to the room I was working in and started hammering away on my computer. I was working on this story of course. Then my 11 year old daughter entered the area I was working in. She was on a break from distance learning school and told me about an idea she had to do a reality show about two buff people, a man and a woman. They were staying home because of the Pandemic. And due to the fact they were body builders, the conflicts on the show would be topics like “Who took my protein powder! Did you take my protein power?! Where is my protein power!”

She became curious about what I was writing and moved over to me, looking over my shoulder and saw the first line of this post:

“It all started with a cockroach in my coffee.”

She said she loved the first line and wanted to read the piece. I managed to get her to go to my wife and tell her about the reality pitch. She agreed and left. Now Here I am. No one is aware of the bug incident, nor will I say anything. Though, knowing my daughter she will read this blog entry.

“So if you are reading this my precious daughter, please don’t mention this to mom. She has an insect phobia and it will not help to reveal this incident. Why? Because sometimes illusion is better than truth!”

Marketer Magician Gets Recognized

The curtains are about to be opened for Marketer Magician!

Develop a Thicker Skin

One of the biggest reasons that people take on being a performing artist is that they yearn for recognition and acceptance. This is not so bad in and of itself, but can also come with a needy side that is not so great when it comes to being criticized either by other people or the press. This has happened many times to Marketer Magician so lately he has been working on developing a thicker skin.

DIYdigi.com to the Rescue!

But just as he started working toward having a better barrier against unwarranted negativity, a very positive thing happened to him. His look about how to use imagination to advance your business and career was picked up by DIYdigi.

Kudos for Marketer Magician

This was great for him because he worked hard on the article posted. To read it please go here. Marketer Magician found his inspiration from the Einstein quote:

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. – Albert Einstein.”

What is the Relationship Between Marketing and Magic?

Different Ways of Using Illusion

What is the relationship between marketing and magic? That’s a big question isn’t it? Needless to say I’m exploring this query of course because my name is Marketer Magician. When I ask myself why I was drawn to both marketing and magic I’d have to say that the connection does have to do with illusion. Illusion though used in different ways.

One is Not a Trick and the Other Is

For the marketer illusion is hopefully, actually, an amplifier, using the tricks of illusion to make larger the truth of the product being sold. If someone sees the illusion of a product that is not aligned with honesty and sincerity, when they actually maker their purchase and try the item, it had better be everything promised. If not, it was just a trick getting them to buy the merchandise.

“Marketer” and “Magician.”

On the other hand, illusion for magicians is the result of trade secrets used by her or him to make something that defies science happen. So the magician hides behind illusion while the marketer brings for the truth using similar tools. On a side note regarding science, it is interesting how it evolves and soon things that were tricks of the magic trade are commonplace in the world of technology. That’s why many magicians move toward mentalism. Because there still is one big mystery which is the mind. And in the end the Marketer side brings forth the truth to the mind of the buyer and the Magician displays the tricks of the mind. Both using illusion in different ways. That is what Marketer Magician is all about!

I Wanted a Dick Tracy Wristwatch

Not Exactly What I Wanted

As a kid magician I used to love television. I thought it was great. viewing it was thing closest to having a TV wristwatch like the cartoon character Dick Tracy. I didn’t become a junior conjurer until I was 8 years old, but at 6, I asked for a Dicky Tracy TV watch for Christmas. Unfortunately, that year all I got from Santa was a bow and arrow set. Needless to say I was very disappointed and never touched the Kris Kringle gift.

Looking in a Mirror

When I did officially become a kid magician at age 8 I had not given up on getting a watch like Mr. Tracy. Though, I had long ruled out ever receiving such an electronic device from the heavy man in the red suit. Magic became my obsession and one of the ways I coped with my childhood. I used to devour every library book I could get at  793.8. and inundated myself with legerdemain effect after legerdemain effect. My mirror became my friend as I practice and practiced and oh yes, practiced.

My Influences

Now all these years later at 58, I have returned to magic and reawakened my dream of the Tracy vid wristwatch. I know, I know, there’s the Apple Watch, but as of this writing, it does do FaceTime but only with audio, that might as well be a regular phone guy. But long I go I switched from Apple and am now more of an Android guy anyway. Influenced by the video watch desire and having returned to conjuring,

Here Comes Marketer Magician

I created the Marketer Magician character that is really a mix of the two ideas: video and marketing meets magic. I have already performed a mentalism trick publicly that got a good response from the audience. I invented this effect and now can invent many more. Tracy’s wrist candy is still in the back of my mind as I venture forth with the Marketer Magician persona.

Marketer Magician Uses His Phone a Lot

A Media Replacement

Marketer Magician uses his phone a lot as do many people. For him, his phone is a tool with several facets that include his a camera (he has a tripod for it), a voice recorder, a still camera and much more. He recently got rid of a lot of his media equipment because his phone takes the place of them.

Back in the Day

Marketer Magician is considering doing something on a regular basis such as a daily video show. In his youth, before there was YouTube and even MTV’s The Real World, he was breaking new ground by doing a weekly public access TV show in which he spoke into the camera about his life as do many YouTube creators today.

Lots of Phone Use

But whether he does this project or not, he continues to use his phone a lot.

Take Heed of the Manhattan Magician

Actual Abilities?

Manhattan Magician, earlier today, released a new post to the world and in it he warned all magician entertainers to be careful because some members of the public want to believe that magicians posses actual bonafide magical abilities which they do not.

A Game of Truth

Some persons are chomping at the bit to perceive tricks as being demonstrations of real powers. And no matter what magicians and mentalists attempt to do to clear up any misunderstanding, these individuals will only become even more obsessed that a magician who wants to bring enjoyment to the world actually practices necromancy and other spiritual arts. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Magicians Can Replicate

Look, we’re finally in the “New Age” that people talked about for eons and as of yet no “psychic” has been able to produce magic effects that magicians are not able to replicate.

Only One Thing

So it is expressed, with kindness…Magicians are entertainers only.

Welcome to the Marketer Magician Website

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