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Topic: TAGGED by Richard Sanders
Message: Posted by: Jamie D. Grant (Mar 22, 2009 09:32PM)
[b]What The Audience Sees:[/b]

[i]ďFriday was totally off the hook, yo! I mean, seriously! Jamie comes bustiní into our office and we were ready, man. Angry Bob, Big Ted, myself, and everyone else had a hard week, and we needed some magic in our lives. Angry Bob was practically frothing at the mouth and, come to think of it, Big Ted actually was. Anyways, Jamie gets one of us to pick a card and we know itís going to come out of someoneís ear or something- we love the card tricks, man! But before Jamie blows our minds, he asks us if we like his new chain. Now, Jamieís the cooliest but his chain was rather undope, you know what Iím sayiní? It was a regular dogtag like chain. There wasnít even any diamonds on it. I didnít want to say anything though, so Iím like, [/i]ďYeah, that ah-ightĒ. [i] And he says, [/i]ďI know itís nothing special, but how about now?Ē[i] And the place exploded! He waved the cards in front of the chain and our card came out of the deck and ATTACHED itself to the chain!!!! Blam! Big Ted goes down! BOOM, Angry Bob starts rushing Jamie to pull it off his head! But that Jamieís like a ninja, man. He sidestepped Bob and simply pulled it off his head and said,[/i] ďLol, here, take it!Ē[i] and then hightailed it out of there. Then the place went crazy again! We were all checking it out and the chain went through the card!!!! Fo- real! Nutella, man, totally Nutella!Ē[/i]

[b]How It Went:[/b]

Some Fridays you just donít know what to expect. I kind of knew that TAGGED would go over great but at some places it went over REALLY great! And I mean really! Iím guessing itís because everyone, at one time or another, has tried to put a chain on and off and knows itís not the easiest thing, let alone having a card magically appear on it.

And, as I expected, the younger the crowd, the better it went. Some effects, like Poker Effects, play better with the older crowd and some effects, like cards appearing on a chain around your neck, appeal more to the younger gang. I figured that would be the case and, sure enough, it was. Everybody liked it, however, and it has an instant reset (except for when I gave it away at the end), which is worth itís weight in gold. Awesome trick.

[b]Best Lines:[/b]

[b][i]ĒUNGNGNHH!Ē[/i][/b]
-This was like a collective gasp/moan/groan from three people. And it was in perfect unison. You would think they were part of an elephant imitation society, lol.

[b][i]ĒItís not actually on there dude, whatever...ACKKAHN?!![/b][/i]
-Believe it or not, you can take it off your neck and hand it out. Totally clean. Sweet!

[b]Angry Bob Rating:[/b]

For those of you reading this article for the first time, Angry Bob is a co-worker who has an understanding of some magic because his uncle was a magician. Angry Bob knows that TTís exist, for example, but he has no desire to become a magician himself. He also has an anger management problem that can be experienced first hand if he canít figure out how a trick is done. A high rating means he has no idea.

Well, after I escaped his crazed Karate attack, I left immediately so I didnít have any idea what he thought but...I had to return to that office and, Iíll be honest here, he came right up to me and told me how I did it. I mean, not exactly but pretty freakiní close. I do what I always do, though and simply deny, deny, deny. Iím fairly good at deflecting peopleís thought process but itís still interesting to note. By the time I left, I know he was doubting himself, but it was interesting. And, as I say, please remember that Angry Bob knows way more than the regular layperson. I am totally confidant that no one else had a clue- but Angry Bob was pretty in tune. [b]1/5[/b].

[b]My Rating:[/b]

Iím going for a [b]9/10[/b] on this one. Itís instantly resettable, no clean up per se, plays strong, and looks awesome. Iíve already tossed it into a Ziploc bag and into my Close-Up case where only effects I perform at working gig go, so that should say something.

[b]The JDG Tip:[/b]

[url=http://magicfriday.blogspot.com/2009/03/tagged-by-richard-sanders.html]Read It Here![/url]

[b]Closing Thoughts:[/b]

Richard Sandersí products are always a hit. I donít think Iíve picked up anything from him that I didnít like, and actually perform. I look forward to see what else he has up his sleeve!

[b]Have a great week![/b]

Jamie D. Grant
http://www.whatizit.net

[i]This Magic Friday was kindly sponsored by[url=http://www.murphysmagic.com] Murphyís Magic[/url]. note- sponsorship in no way affects reviews.[/i]