263. Magic Tricks for Kids

Q: Which issue featured an illustrated how-to instruction guide for kids—how to do magic tricks at home, or maybe how to be a wizard. The first trick was “The Magic Wand of Water”, and another was a gender transformation which entailed wearing articles of clothing found in your parents’ dresser drawers.

A: Lorac sez: “The article you want is ‘A Kid’s Guide to Home Sorcery’ by Ron Barrett, in the Jan ’82 (Sword and Sorcery) issue. I have often inscribed the curse: ‘Fink You, Nutbrain!’ on paper-towel rolls.” Thanks, Lorac!

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    The article you want is ‘A Kid’s Guide to Home Sorcery’ by Ron Barrett, in the Jan ’82 (Sword and Sorcery) issue. I have often inscribed the curse: “Fink You, Nutbrain!” on paper-towel rolls.

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    Y’know, it crossed my mind that I should check that issue before throwing my hands up on this one. Chalk one up to laziness, and another to Lorac. Thanks, again!

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    Fantastic! I’ve been dying to read that needle from wherever it was in the digital haystack that is the DVD compilation of NL’s.
    Thank you Mark, and thank you Cartoon Carol Backwards!

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