Lies About Lying

Errol Morris interviews Ricky Jay on lying and deception:

ERROL MORRIS: But do you have a problem lying?

RICKY JAY: Not only do I lie, I take real pleasure in lying, in the transmission of magic effects. It’s creative, how you do it.

(I’m currently reading Jay’s out-of-print Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women, and it’s simply one of the best books I’ve read in years.)

Thursday, 6 August 2009