| So Close to Brilliant Penn - 8/12/01
The shows have been
going wonderfully at the Rio. We're having very good
crowds, it's a beautiful theater, and it's a great show.
It's a comfortable set up, and we're adding lots of new
stuff and polishing things. It's pretty great. Honor
System is new and is playing well, while staying pretty out.
It's a very strange bit and we're letting it be WAY too
strange for Vegas. I love that more than anything. Wizard
is getting so tight and the structure is so strong and it's
a warhorse already, and we're getting ready to put in "Girl
to Gorilla." We're illin' and chillin' like little Bobby
Okay, now the bad news. Last night, the last audience
member didn't speak English and was very stupid (those
always go together like India and dysentery). "Cut the
cards, and put the top section on my hand." Oh well, that
was impossible even though he'd seen others do it twice
before. He did a running cut and shuffled and then when I
picked up cards he added more and then took away some.
Hmmm. He then wrote on the paper "98". I think because he
thought I told him to write 9 and then 8. He then put a
line and wrote "8" under it. Well, Jamy and Teller
understand a little bit of what was going on at this point,
and while that was going on, I made a make that he wanted
me to do division. I put 8 into "98", "Okay, that's 1,
carry the 1, that's 2, that's 12 point . . ." I was
working hard while I was doing it. I mean I was really
working. Man, I was so close to pulling it out of the fire.
I came so close to saving it. I mean, so close to genius.
So close to super-pro. Man, just knocking on the best
that's ever been.
But, I failed. Miserably. The World's Stupidest Sober
Atheist rides again.