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Topic: card to forehead
Message: Posted by: magicsoup (May 4, 2003 12:36AM)
I haven't performed card to forehead in a long time. The other day I did it for my son and he thought it was really funny.
I thought I would try it out at my restaurant. A lady picked a card and I got her to look at the guy who shuffled the cards and concentrate on her card. I stood behind her and told the guy to read her mind (all the while her card is stuck to my forehead).

He didn't know what to do! I asked him if he knew her card, still nothing. Are you getting anything at all? Nothing. His wife asked if it was the one on my forehead. Needless to say, this was an anti-climatic ending to this routine.

When I've done this in the past the spectators mind is "read" and they are surprised until they turn to look at me and see how it was done. Then they have a good laugh. When I told this to my wife she laughed so I thought some of you out there might get a chuckle out of this. It annoyed me at the time but I can laugh at it now. From now on I'm going to ask if they see anything... anywhere!
Message: Posted by: blindbo (May 5, 2003 09:07PM)
That is a funny story (from this angle)!

I have performed it a handful of times. It always plays like a groaning pun, doesn't it?
Message: Posted by: magicsoup (May 6, 2003 09:15AM)
No, not always. I have had a lot of fun with this one before.
Message: Posted by: marko (May 11, 2003 09:30PM)
Yup, all depends on whose doing it. If you want to see it done really well, watch Doc Eason. If you want to see the 'groaning pun', watch Michael Ammar.
Message: Posted by: M-Illusion (May 16, 2003 08:43PM)
I've used it from time to time. Usually "on the spot," when someone requests I do a trick and they pull out a deck of cards. I really try to make it look like *I* screwed the whole thing up, then let them discover the card at the last minute. Decent effect, but not something I would perform in a professional situation.