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Topic: Mean finish for cups and balls
Message: Posted by: astoundingbruce (Jun 27, 2004 03:00PM)
...or chop cup. For your final load, produce a rubber band ball. Hand it to a spectator and say, "If you unwrap that, you'll see [i]exactly[/i] how I did it!"

If you are especially mean, put a note at the center of the ball (as you make it) that reads, "You fool!" :evilgrin:

I've never tried this, so let me know if you do!

Message: Posted by: Necromancer (Jun 28, 2004 09:52AM)
A "mean" ending to a routine? Why would you wish to demean your audience like that? How will your audience members approach future magicians they encounter—as practical jokers out to make fools of them?

Message: Posted by: astoundingbruce (Jun 28, 2004 03:57PM)

I don't want to demean my audience...but the idea made me laugh, so I thought I'd share it. I don't recommend it, but, hey, the Amazing Jonathan does a lot of things I would not recommend to a magician (or any other performer) and it works for him.