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Friday, June 30, 2006

Manuel's Tavern and Creative Loafing
Today's bloggerHow many of us saw the Creative Loafing this week and its article on the 99 things that make you a true Atlantian? I was on my lunch break when I read the Creative Loafing's article. I realized something Manuel's Tavern our home away from home if you are Young Democrat in Atlanta or Dekalb made it onto the list at number 13. YEA! The thing is though I have never bellied up to the bar before to ask the secret of the $1 bills and the playing cards that are stuck to the ceiling. Does anyone out there in blogsphere know the answer to this question? Sorry to those of you out there who were looking for a political entry today, but I think Manuel's deserve a honorary mention every once and a while.
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posted by Melissa at 6/30/2006 02:33:00 PM


Blogger griftdrift said...

There's this dude that comes into the bar and performs this trick. He slings them up at the ceiling and they just stick. You can't really tell how he does it. And no I don't know the secret to the trick.

Anyway, Manuel's is definitely the home away from home. At least once a week, you can find griftdrift sitting at the bar with a Bug longneck. Always feel free to say hi.

6/30/2006 03:20:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Maybe I would come by and say Hi if you used your real name. Thanks! For the info though. I appreciate it.

6/30/2006 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


My name's Steve. I'm one of the managers at Manuel's Tavern. The cards came from the Bud magician who used to come in very regularly. He would have you pick a card out of the deck, you'd look at it without showing him and then sign it. He'd have you put it back in the deck. Then you'd give him a signed dollar bill. He'd shuffle the deck and show you that the top card was not yours. Then he would wrap the deck short-wise with the dollar bill. He'd place a tack on top of the bill, with the point facing up. Then he'd wrap the deck lengthwise and shortwise with rubber bands going over the point of the tack. He'd take the whole thing and sling (good verb choice by griftdrift) it at the ceiling. Stuck to the ceiling would be your signed card, bill, and the tack. And the rest of the deck would fall back in his hands, wrapped in the rubber bands.

All the best.

7/24/2006 12:12:00 AM  

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