Sleight of hand magician Ricky Jay, blends light comedy and close up magic to entertain a live audience. He discusses everything from the birth of the classic cup and balls trick to 14th century poetry.
Did You Know?
"Booze and the Blowens cop the lot."
[the audience doesn't react
Anybody have any idea what I'm talking about?
[the audience laughs
This is the refrain from a fifteenth century poem. A poem by François Villon. It says no matter how you earn your money, you're unlikely to keep it whether you hustle or swindle or, con or cheat, because in the end "Booze and the Blowens" - wine and women - take it all. "Suppose you screeve or go cheap-jack or fake the broads or fig a nag or thimble-rig or knap a ...
References Twin Peaks