Like the tree that grows in Brooklyn, art flowers in the strangest places sometimes.
Take Justin Willman, he tells the Los Angeles Weekly that shortly after being bitten by the magic bug, he took lessons at the only venue available in his St. Louis neighborhood: at a half-magic shop, half-sex toy emporium.
Quickly obsessed, the wide-eyed youth asked his mother to help him acquire some store-bought tricks.
“In St. Louis, there was a half magic shop, half adult-novelty store,” Willman recalls. “And my mom picked me up a magic instruction book. After I got out of the hospital, I took magic classes at the half-magic, half-dildo store. It was the first thing I was really good at — better than average at. And it was a good conduit for my personality. I didn’t know how to have conversations with girls and so forth.”
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