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NJJ
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As a magician, there is a strong desire to 'prove' one's routines, to remove doubts.

As a sideshow performer, where the trickery is not found, this desire is even stronger. I feel that I MUST prove that the nail is real, the glass is sharp etc.

When the two are combined, that perceived need becomes overwhelming. I may create illusions but THIS is real.

Yet no matter how many proofs I add it, I always have SOMEONE who wants to examine the glass, someone who says the nail is rubber (?).

So last night, I decide not to bother. If they are going to doubt me regardless of the proofs, why bother with them?

As I lay down the glass, I said "some one you will be wondering, is this real? Is it made of plastic? Is it made of sugar? Have I filed down the sharp edges of each pieces one by one by one. I will let you decide for yourself."

And you know what? Not a single person asked to examine the glass or said they doubted my claim!
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I have had little old ladies tell me I didn't put the fire in my mouth. I even hold the torch in my teeth and let go with both hands stretched out. They still believe that I didn't put it in my mouth. Why? Because it is easier for them to accept that way.
Some are born idiots.

Some are made idiots.

Some have idiocy thrust upon them.
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In my stage show I open with a magic trick then reveal it's method ( I know it's not encouraged to do that, but honestly it's the least of my worries.)

Afterwards I explain that I am not in the business of tricking people but instead I'm in the business of amazing people.

then in various parts of my show I will have a few people in the audience stand on stage and watch a stunt up close and verify to everyone else that what I did was in fact real.


NOTE:
I should add that I also use a small amout of trickery in my show but as the Greats say "Flash is Cash!"


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AntonDreaming
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Hey brett Just curious what effect do you "expose" you can Pm me if you want...

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Sent you a PM.

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