this post is dedicated to ricky jay, who died today, and who was the greatest magician on earth, and also a real cool dude who was in some of my favorite movies. he was only 72 years old.

if you ever get a chance, watch him in david mamet’s THE SPANISH PRISONER and HEIST, which is what the screenshots i took above are from. man, and do yourself a favor and watch RICKY JAY AND HIS 52 ASSISTANTS where he shows off a bunch of card tricks and just hangs out with an audience for an hour and talks. the dude was true blue. he was real as hell.

i am actually genuinely upset. i guess i’m gonna sit down and watch heist again for the thousandth time because i don’t know what else to do. rest in peace, dude.