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Topic: Five Words to Ruin a Magic Show
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 14, 2015 06:21AM)
"How about Sam the Bellhop?"

Your turn.
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Jan 14, 2015 06:28AM)
Chair suspension is really cool.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 14, 2015 07:15AM)
It's a completely ordinary deck.
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jan 14, 2015 07:19AM)
Do exactly what I say......
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Jan 14, 2015 07:21AM)
Okay... Okay... Okay... Okay... Okay...
Message: Posted by: Pakar Ilusi (Jan 14, 2015 07:21AM)
Magic's Biggest Secrets Revealed's on!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 14, 2015 07:22AM)
"And now, a little mentalism."
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Jan 14, 2015 07:29AM)
Want to pet my rabbit?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 14, 2015 07:31AM)
Cris Angel, Live, In Person!
Message: Posted by: Kabbalah (Jan 14, 2015 07:32AM)
What you're going to do...
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 14, 2015 08:03AM)
...the oldest trick in magic!
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Jan 14, 2015 08:07AM)
Seven cards in three rows...
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 14, 2015 09:07AM)
"Impossible, you say? Nay, watch!"
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 14, 2015 09:10AM)
Even better than David Blaine!
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Jan 14, 2015 09:10AM)
Does that seem fair to you?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 14, 2015 09:14AM)
"Thumb tip? What thumb tip?"
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Jan 14, 2015 09:23AM)
I am the Great _______
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 14, 2015 09:27AM)
"But one contains a snake..."
Message: Posted by: Slim King (Jan 14, 2015 09:45AM)
The odds against this are....
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (Jan 14, 2015 10:02AM)
Any name ending in "oudini".
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (Jan 14, 2015 10:10AM)
"Wanna see something really cool?" (Said while accosting a stranger on the street who tries his best to ignore you.)
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Jan 14, 2015 10:48AM)
Now, I pass the hat (and the crowd disappears).
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jan 14, 2015 10:56AM)
Sorry. Here's one I'll remember.
Message: Posted by: George Ledo (Jan 14, 2015 11:08AM)
Here we have a silk.

A long time ago, when I was doing a clown act at birthday parties, I used that line, and a kid called out "That's not a silk, that's a scarf." I've never forgotten it.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 14, 2015 11:25AM)
Maybe that was too confusing...
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Jan 14, 2015 11:29AM)
[quote]On Jan 14, 2015, stoneunhinged wrote:
Does that seem fair to you?[/quote]
I can count to five.
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Jan 14, 2015 11:35AM)
[quote]On Jan 14, 2015, S2000magician wrote:
[quote]On Jan 14, 2015, stoneunhinged wrote:
Does that seem fair to you?[/quote]
I can count to five. [/quote]

I can't.
Message: Posted by: drmagico (Jan 14, 2015 11:49AM)
"I saw what you did"
Message: Posted by: acesover (Jan 14, 2015 12:42PM)
Pick a card...any card.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 14, 2015 01:55PM)
"One card down, one under..."
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Jan 14, 2015 02:25PM)
Hey kid! Don't touch that!
Message: Posted by: Daryl -the other brother (Jan 14, 2015 03:20PM)
Now cut the deck. Perfect!
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Jan 14, 2015 03:21PM)
Any Card at Any Number.
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Jan 14, 2015 03:39PM)
What I'll take and do….
or
(Now what I'll take and do is…)

-Mary Mowder
Message: Posted by: lunatik (Jan 14, 2015 06:03PM)
Let me use your hand....no, your clean hand.....oh, that was your clean hand!
Message: Posted by: sean_mh (Jan 14, 2015 07:10PM)
Look,... look, watch, .... watch, ... look ...

Sean
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 14, 2015 07:14PM)
"There once was a Chinaman . . ."
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Jan 14, 2015 07:15PM)
You're five? Are you married?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 15, 2015 07:40AM)
"No threads, wires, or gimmicks."
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 15, 2015 07:41AM)
"Tonight, famous celebrities perform magic!"
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 15, 2015 07:43AM)
"The four jacks are burglars . . ."
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Jan 15, 2015 07:43AM)
No sleight of hand required.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 15, 2015 07:44AM)
"... and no practice required either!"
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 15, 2015 07:46AM)
"It says 'Off By One.' "
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Jan 15, 2015 07:47AM)
Instantly resets, perfect for strolling.
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Jan 15, 2015 07:48AM)
There are no current reviews.
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Jan 15, 2015 07:50AM)
In accordance with Megan’s Law…
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 15, 2015 10:27AM)
[quote]On Jan 15, 2015, Salguod Nairb wrote:
In accordance with Megan’s Law… [/quote]
LOL!
Message: Posted by: silvercup (Jan 15, 2015 11:17AM)
Children, go watch the magician.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (Jan 15, 2015 12:24PM)
SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP!!!
Message: Posted by: Obviously (Jan 15, 2015 01:07PM)
We are now taking pre-orders.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 15, 2015 11:40PM)
"A feat never before attempted . . ."
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 15, 2015 11:42PM)
"Now tuck the hankies somewhere...safe."
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jan 15, 2015 11:44PM)
I've stopped caring about skeptics.

-Uri Geller
Message: Posted by: Billybonkers (Jan 16, 2015 06:11AM)
The rabbit is just asleep.
Message: Posted by: tommy (Jan 16, 2015 06:47AM)
Your rabbit licence has expired.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 16, 2015 06:57AM)
[quote]On Jan 16, 2015, landmark wrote:
"Now tuck the hankies somewhere...safe." [/quote]
Landmark can't count properly either.
Message: Posted by: Salguod Nairb (Jan 16, 2015 07:05AM)
That was your clean hand.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 16, 2015 09:42AM)
Where is that ***ed prop?
Message: Posted by: Pecan_Creek (Jan 16, 2015 10:53AM)
"No guests in Mom's basement"
Message: Posted by: KendallScot (Jan 18, 2015 12:52PM)
When performing a kid's show:

"Yes, the adults can leave"
Message: Posted by: AllAboutMagic (Jan 19, 2015 11:43PM)
My brother does that trick!
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Jan 20, 2015 12:11AM)
Hello, all you little nose-pickers!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 20, 2015 07:30AM)
Carl Ballantine says: How else?
Message: Posted by: acesover (Jan 20, 2015 04:31PM)
Presto Changeo W T F.
Message: Posted by: Andrew Zuber (Jan 20, 2015 04:53PM)
It's in your other hand.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jan 20, 2015 07:11PM)
Kid, your mom is hot!
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Jan 22, 2015 12:43PM)
Go ahead, pull my finger!
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (May 10, 2019 01:45PM)
Don't forget your spit-laden card...
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (May 10, 2019 05:33PM)
"Everybody knows how THAT'S done!"
Message: Posted by: imgic (May 11, 2019 12:41AM)
[quote]On Jan 14, 2015, Dannydoyle wrote:
Any name ending in "oudini". [/quote]

Any name where “-ini” is added to their last name, nothing more mystical than “The Amazing Smithini!”
Message: Posted by: imgic (May 11, 2019 12:42AM)
[quote]On Jan 15, 2015, landmark wrote:
"It says 'Off By One.' " [/quote]

I do a Mark Eldson routine that KILLS! Except when they’re off by one...
Message: Posted by: Alan M (May 11, 2019 01:43AM)
“Went straight into my act!”
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (May 11, 2019 12:45PM)
[quote]On May 11, 2019, imgic wrote:
[quote]On Jan 14, 2015, Dannydoyle wrote:
Any name ending in "oudini". [/quote]

Any name where “-ini” is added to their last name, nothing more mystical than “The Amazing Smithini!” [/quote]

Kind of my point.

Johnny Thompson being the obvious exception to that rule.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (May 11, 2019 12:50PM)
[quote]On May 11, 2019, Dannydoyle wrote:
[quote]On May 11, 2019, imgic wrote:
[quote]On Jan 14, 2015, Dannydoyle wrote:
Any name ending in "oudini". [/quote]

Any name where “-ini” is added to their last name, nothing more mystical than “The Amazing Smithini!” [/quote]

Kind of my point.

Johnny Thompson being the obvious exception to that rule. [/quote]

And. I would imagine, Slydini!
Message: Posted by: Stanyon (May 11, 2019 03:38PM)
"Stand here...on the trapdoor!"

Cheers! ;)
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (May 11, 2019 06:35PM)
[quote]On Jan 14, 2015, landmark wrote:
"How about Sam the Bellhop?"

Your turn. [/quote]

You never saw John Shirley do 'Sam The Bell Hop!
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (May 12, 2019 05:55AM)
The dislike for "Sam the Bellhop" can be expressed as a formula; the number of John Shirleys/the number of everybody else doing Sam the Bellhop.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (May 18, 2019 07:02AM)
OK, Ed! THAT is the one exception! LOL
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (May 21, 2019 03:25PM)
Bill Malone gets Sam the Bellhop done well also.

To quote The Who "It's the singer not the song, that makes the music move along".

The vast majority of magic effects done are done poorly in my view. Worse yet they are being done by people who think they are excellent! Even worse than that they are encouraged by others, doing just as poorly, to keep doing it poorly! Then they congratulate each other in how great they do the effect.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 25, 2019 06:30PM)
"There's nothing up my sleeve"
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (May 25, 2019 07:55PM)
"Show me your clean hand!"
Message: Posted by: Mr Salk (May 30, 2019 04:22PM)
"That's easy. Hold my beer.."
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 30, 2019 04:42PM)
Can't stand kids and dogs!!
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (May 30, 2019 06:31PM)
"Look! It's up his sleeve!"
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 31, 2019 03:55PM)
"You did a double lift!" Aka "You are holding two cards."
Message: Posted by: Silversleights04 (Dec 9, 2019 11:59AM)
I saw that on youtube.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 12, 2019 11:14AM)
"A trick Grandpa taught me..."
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 12, 2019 11:16AM)
"A mystical world of il[i]lu[/i]sion..."
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 12, 2019 11:19AM)
"And now, Cirque du Soleil!"
Message: Posted by: landmark (Dec 12, 2019 11:19AM)
"No mirrors or trapdoors, correct?"
Message: Posted by: Animated Puppets (Dec 12, 2019 08:57PM)
Reach deep into my pocket...
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Dec 14, 2019 03:34PM)
[quote]On May 11, 2019, Dick Oslund wrote:
[quote]On Jan 14, 2015, landmark wrote:
"How about Sam the Bellhop?"

Your turn. [/quote]

You never saw John Shirley do 'Sam The Bell Hop! [/quote]
Don't call me Shirley.