One of the most common ways people get to my site is to search “Val Valentino” or “masked magician” on Google, almost certainly because I once wrote this.
In the past couple of days, the popular search term has been “val valentino fail”. Well, to your delight and to my confusion (what was actually supposed to happen here, magicians?!), here it is.
I’m not a fan of showcasing failures, but (1) I give the people what they want to some degree, and (2) I’ve always been kind of slighted that he wasn’t one of the magicians anyone cared about, just some weiner guy off the street and probably in some moderately-paid Vegas gig.
Do you remember this guy? Were you as sad as me, or did it make sense to you that he was one of the crappy magic guys?