Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Magician

Continuing on from my previous post, one thing led to another and before long the "Magic Theme" grew into a definite "pattern-cluster".  While investigating the Rich Man Poor Man tv mini series for yesterdays post, Now We Are Six, I first perused the list of actors/characters, looking for any of the names that stand out.  There were a few, among which was:
Bill Bixby as Willie Abbott
For one, the "Bi Bi" found in his first and last name ads to the "Alliteration" pattern-cluster.  As for the cryptic meaning in his name, Bill Bixby, we have "bill bic's by".  It is cryptic, and cutting to the chase : bill= money/cost... and "bic's" are ball point pens. I won't bother checking at this point, butt I bet my lucky "crystal ball bic", that you'll find some interesting pattern-clusters.
AND, his character name "Abbott" is very telling ... with it's little added twistt: the "tt" ending, hence making it an addition to the "Remove a Letter Makes a Word" pattern-cluster... as in remove a "t"  makes "abbot (n.)"... and it's etymology is "High Father", which means that it's related to Abraham... and in a more cryptic inner twin sense, to ABRACADABRA!!

And now venturing over to Billy Bixby's wiki page, note the photo of him I found posted there:
Bill Bixby
Bill Bixby The Magician 1973.JPG
Bixby as The Magician, 1973
So what are the chances?!  Now THAT'S MAGIC!!  Note from his wiki page:
  • Wilfred Bailey Everett "Bill" Bixby III (January 22, 1934 − November 21, 1993) 
Do note the "bail" in Bailey... and note as well, his birthday, and if you visit yesterdays post, Tinker Tailor Sinker Sailor, you'll find that it's an addition to two cluster's expanding them into:
  • "May 22, __, July 22, .... January 22(x4), February 22/ 22nd Day, Month Sequence" pattern-cluster
  • "January  ... 3, 4, 5, ... 8... 11, ...15(x3)... 18, 19(x2), _, 21, 22(x4), 23(x3), 24, 25, ... 29, 30, 31/ Date Sequence" pattern -cluster
As note as well this next excerpt from the post:
the following birthday of my family members: January 23, the birthday of my new grandson; January 21st the birthday of my daugter; January 10, the birthday of my brother; January 15-- the birthday of both my son and life partner; January 8, the birthday of my stepson; January 5, the birthday of my dog.
I guess you could say that was magic too... if you're totally devoid of brain cells ... butt it's really just  the not magical and very real slight of hand from the world of Tou