The Bio-Vlog

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Thwacking: BioVlog 168 of 384

June 21, 2021

Ricky Jay and I have sunk all of our balls and are fighting for the 8 ball for the win. The room is dead quiet. I can feel dozens of eyes watching my every move. It’s my shot. I circle the table about five times…

Hustling on the Green: BioVlog 167 of 384

June 21, 2021

It’s Dai Vernon’s 88th birthday and we are celebrating it at Bill Bower’s beautiful home.  We all start playing pool. I win the first two games, holding the table, and the next to play is Ricky Jay. (Jay has gained significant notoriety, appearing on many…


June 21, 2021

At my table sharing with me their observations are again pick-pocket King Bob Arno, gaming protection expert Steve Forte and a new guest cardman Simon Lovell. Gentleman please carry on.” “Of course Jon.” Arno says, “I believe Richard’s drive to overcome every challenge, is a…

Slurping Soup: BioVlog 166 of 384

June 21, 2021

Ali moves back to the dinner table where his wife Veronica places a bowl of soup before him.  Slydini is sitting at the head of the table saying, “Mr. Ali, Mr. Ali, please watch, I have six coins.”   Ali, however, is focused on slurping his…

Repeat That Demonstration: BioVlog 165 of 384

June 21, 2021

The next night Ali says graciously, “Richard, I would like to invite you to join me in my Presidential Suite.”  Along with Ali’s wife, Veronica, there are five other celebrated magicians, including John Cornelius and the misdirection artist, my slick friend Tony Slydini.  The Champ…

Wants to Kill Me: BioVlog 164 of 384

June 21, 2021

Ali says, “Come on Richard, let’s go see a show together without the women. My treat.” Ali gets us seats down front, just to the left of the stage. During the show, Ali keeps staring at me rather than the show. The fuzzy reflection from…

Kid at Christmas: BioVlog 163 of 384

June 21, 2021

I am awestruck to be standing next to the greatest boxer of all time. And, to my shock, Ali is the fan at this moment: it turns out that The Greatest considers this little card guy from El Cajon the expert, and he wants to…

Some V.I.P. BioVlog 162 of 384

June 21, 2021

After the awards have been presented, the celebrity reverb starts. I meet the amazing illusionist David Copperfield. Then Dennis Marks says with an undertone of excitement, “There’s another spectator who wants to meet you personally.”  We enter the casino’s Presidential Suite. I walk through the…

Golden Lion: BioVlog 161 of 384

June 21, 2021

“And the first place winner of the ‘Golden Lion’ award from Siegfried and Roy is… Richard Turner!” When I hear my name called out, my stomach drops and my heart skips a beat. I take a breath and think, “That’s me!” Janalee lines me up,…

You are a Fraud: BioVlog 160 of 384

June 21, 2021

It is finally time to hear the winners. In the back of the theater, I’m standing with Janalee, and I am listening to hear who will receive the bronze, silver and gold. My vision is fuzzy, but my ears are taking it all in. Then,…

Table of Contents

(In chronological order)

BioVlog Introduction

February 2, 2021

Prolog—Part 1 of 3: 1981: Meeting Mr. Cool (BioVlog 1 of 384)

February 4, 2021

Prolog-Part 2: No Mucking: BioVlog 2 of 384

February 5, 2021

Prolog-Part 3: I want to buy you: BioVlog 3 of 384

February 6, 2021

Table Talk 1

February 8, 2021

Chapter 1: 1963, Ravaging the Retinas: BioVlog 4 of 384

February 9, 2021

E = Fog: BioVlog 5 of 384

February 10, 2021

Even the Deaf can see the Bad Guys: BioVlog 6 of 384

February 11, 2021

VH Means Freak: BioVlog 7 of 384

February 12, 2021

No Braille for Me: BioVlog 8 of 384

February 15, 2021

Controlling by Touch: BioVlog 9 of 384

February 16, 2021

Destiny: BioVlog 10 of 384

February 17, 2021

Mustard on Banana Peels: BioVlog 11 of 384

February 18, 2021

Mother’s revulsion: BioVlog 12 of 384

February 19, 2021

Table Talk 2

February 22, 2021

Unwilling Class Clown: BioVlog 13 of 384

February 23, 2021

Piggy-Magoo – Gods of the Fly: BioVlog 14 of 384

February 24, 2021

Incineration: BioVlog 15 of 384

February 25, 2021

Roofing knifes Kill: BioVlog 16 of 384

February 26, 2021

Eye Burning: BioVlog 17 of 384

March 1, 2021

Pity-Pot: BioVlog 18 of 384

March 2, 2021

Three Bucks a Tab: BioVlog 19 of 384

March 3, 2021

Typing Scam: BioVlog 20 of 384

March 4, 2021

Two-Man Tab: BioVlog 21 of 384

March 5, 2021

Table Talk 3

March 8, 2021

Twisted Colors: BioVlog 22 of 384

March 9, 2021

Subconscious in external Space: BioVlog 23 of 384

March 10, 2021

Secret Hole: BioVlog 24 of 384

March 11, 2021

Hollow Decks: BioVlog 25 of 384

March 12, 2021

Cracking Locks: BioVlog 26 of 384

March 15, 2021