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mike gallo
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Dan...what is the motivation for hiding the butt magnet?

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Dan Watkins
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Sorry Mike, all of the witty responses to that one I think would get deleted...
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Bill Wells
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Mike -

Will CoinSeminar III in Vegas include a session on "plucking"?

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I think anytime you go to Vegas, you can be sure to be plucked.
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Mike -

Will CoinSeminar III in Vegas include a session on "plucking"?

Bill, most people who know me know that I have spent most of my life being 1 big plucker...I would be delighted to share my knowledge and experiences of those that I have plucked!

Mike
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Did King Midas have magical cedar blocks in his closet, that changed the moths to metal? Did some of those moths get out and can they be found even today?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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On 2005-10-25 11:39, KirkG wrote:
I think anytime you go to Vegas, you can be sure to be plucked.


LOL!!
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What you mean, Mr. Townsend? Thanks. Smile

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On 2005-10-24 16:49, doug brewer wrote:
First, I needed a "theme". So I went with the most obvious little chestnut, the Over Used Cliche Presentation.

I approached my audience, introduced myself in the Queen's English, tipped my top hat, then said, in a very stately voice, "Every cloud has a silver lining". I waited for my captivated audience' reaction.

The old lady at the table tipped her bowl of soup right into her lap at this unbelievable truism. She sat completely still, disregarding her ruined dress and waited. The old man with her, gasped at my logic, then handed me a C note to continue.

"And . . . my coat sleeves have a lining . . ." I said very slowly, so they could absorb every essense of my Presentation.

They sat, eyes wide, and waited.

"So," I continued, "then, it follows, that my coat sleeves must have SILVER in them."

The old man and woman looked at each other, mouths agape, at this Truth. The Internal Logic was irrefutable.

My right hand approached my left sleeve. Time seemed to stand still. All eyes watched, all breath was held, the stars and moon stood still in the heavens . . . as my right hand plucked a Silver Dollar from my left elbow.

The old man and woman stood instantly, knocking their table over, and began to applaud and whistle. I bowed deeply and retired to the green room.

Finally, they had seen, motivated, internally logic, Coin Magic. And it did not suck.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY




Doug? You never say whether your trick fools laymen and magicians alike.
Also you don't indicate whether your trick "....always gets a laugh".

Please advise.

Frank
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As the great Robert-Houdin once said, "A magician is a comedian, playing the part of a magician." So yes, I always go for the laugh.

Frank, as you know, our job is not to "fool" our audiences, but to bring them to another plane of consciousness over their plate of cheesesticks, while at the same time, fleecing them for the highest tip.

This is our highest calling. To this, I am motivated.
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Amen Brother!!!!!

Pass the collection plates.......
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Ok, I am now a confirmed Doug Brewer fan!

He is CLEARLY an artist of the highest (ie.Monty Python) order, and should be revered as such.
Bill Wells
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Could it be said that he earns the title of "Perfect Plucker"? Smile
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I think Doug must have searched and found my famous recipe for "old fashions".
He's been on a roll for a couple nites now.

I think I'm going to celebrate (I'm not sure what) by thumbing thru "The Unexpected Visitor", sipping wine and hopefully watching the kings kick the suns @ss.
... on TIVO of course.


It'll be a plucking good time.
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Quick question here: does the production of a coin at the fingertips from an elbow/knee/ear/spectator's bosom ever constitute a sound deception, unless you have first made a STRONGLY persuasive case for an empty hand? The intuitive answer, of course, is no. Why then do coin routines abound in which concealment EXCLUSIVELY (finger palm/classic palm) is called upon to produce the deception?

While it may strike the spectator as unlikely that a loose, relaxed hand with open fingers (and how often do we truly see this?) actually conceals a coin, the subsequent production convinces them that this is PRECISELY what has taken place. If you insist on pulling a coin from your elbow (though to be honest I've never quite grasped the theatrical motivation here, apart from setting up some thoroughly hilarious puns) there are plenty of ways around this-- I'm thinking, for example, of The Midas Touch in Bobo, or the Sylvester Pitch, or any number of Slydini ruses.

And yet, it continues. Why?
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PossumSlimm,

The emperor wears no clothes! I think you have hit on it. I think there are lots of techniques to improve the perception that the hand it empty and the coin gets pulled from the fabric. It is just that I see very few do it that way.

Kirk
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On 2005-10-27 03:20, PossumSlimm wrote:...And yet, it continues. Why?


Some to magic for their audiences. Some do magic for themselves.

Those that do magic FOR their audiences bring the magic TO their audiences.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
magicalaurie
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Thanks for the PM, Jon.

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Well, Mr. Watkins,
All in all, a very good thread.

Thanks,
Frank
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Yes, I'll be moving on from this "Plucking" silliness to asking people to "Shine my Jumbo".

see ya.
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