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[quote] On 2011-12-23 10:16, Mr. Mystoffelees wrote: Marty- I agree! When I said "running commentary" I meant an interactive commentary avoiding the confrontational questions. This routine really can be fun and draw in the crowd and I would never do it as a "demonstration". However, I always avoid asking a question that can be answered to make me or the spec look bad. I am not at all sure that the fact there is no money on the line ameliorates the embarrassment some specs feel when they "pick wrong" in front of others. Of course, there are those who pick wrong on purpose, also. Certainly, with many groups, you can feel they are "with you" and take the chance. Also, with other groups, I get a strong feeling for who is likely to "play" with their answer or intentionally pick wrong, and avoid them. Finally, I believe in the "different ways to make a pie". In giving that some thought, I realized that my standard monte routine has been Skinner's for quite some time, to the point that I do it to the rhythm of a poem. Therefore, for me, the interruption of having specs guess, especially wrong, would be problematic. I like your ideas, and certainly being ready for a wrong answer is key to keeping the feeling and flow. I am just at the "working up the speed" point with this routine so it may go in any direction. One thing for sure- it is a great effect, worthy of the practice and rehearsal required. Happy Holidays! Jim [/quote]
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