Quote by Orson Welles
I would just like to mention Robert Houdin who in the eighteenth century invented the vanishing birdcage trick and the theater matinee - may he rot and perish. Good afternoon.
In this sarcastic quote, the speaker is mentioning Robert Houdin, an accomplished magician and inventor from the eighteenth century. The speaker expresses their disdain towards Houdin by sarcastically praising his inventions, the vanishing birdcage trick and the theater matinee. The use of the phrase "may he rot and perish" indicates the speaker's strong disapproval or dislike towards Houdin. The quote overall conveys a sense of mockery or contempt towards Houdin and his contributions.