Mark Evanier posted this on his website, and it deserves being shown all over. It's a video from Richard Wiseman, whose work I've posted before here. He's a British college professor of psychology who basically presents magic tricks that aren't really magic tricks at all, but really optical illusions or tricks of perception, which he then explains, all under the brand of Quirkology. This thought isn't one of those. It's just a video by some friends of his that he presents. It's a treat -- it starts quaint and remains quaint but builds wondrously.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, and is a regular columnist for the Huffington Post and the Writers Guild of America. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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