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Charleston, SC
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OK...here's the challenge. See what you might come up with.

You're traveling out of town. You get to your destination. The opportunity arises to do a magic show. All of a sudden you realize you left all of your magic at home and you really want to do a fun show.

There's a Dollar Store down the street and you have $20 to spare. What would you get and be able to do with it?
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North Adams Ma.
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What the frag are you doing out in the real world without some of your magic props in the first place...would/could this truly happen???

I wonder?

There is loads of magic to be had at a Dollar Store and that doesn't include all the cheesy plastic slum magic they sell!

I Am Johnny Mystic
I drink cheap tequila and vomit
<BR>I cannot eat hot wings...acid reflux
<BR>I never inhale Smile
<BR>I can put a field dress on a deer
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Profile of afillius
Rubber bands for CMH
plastic cups for chop cups
thread or nylons for IT
deck of cards
use the change for coin tricks
pro audio/video/lighting

Great magic is about creating great images - Jay Sankey
Pete Biro
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1933 - 2018
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We were travelling to do a theater show and the theater had switched to movies and NAILED the screen down to the stage... so there was NO ROOM to get on stage.

With the Targell Course in our memory banks, we went to Main Street into a General Store and bought things like rope, rings, etc. and did the full evening show IN THE AISLES.
STAY TOONED... @ www.pete-biro.com
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Charleston, SC
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OK, Johnny. Please re-read the question.

In the heat of preparing to travel, you finally get where you're going and REALIZE you left your magic stuff at home. Oooops... Someone finds out your a magician and offers you the chance to do a show.

Now...what would you do? You have $20 and a Dollar Store down the street. Can you pull it off? If so, how?
Kent Wong
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Popsicle Stick Prediction:
Popsicle Sticks
Zip Lock Bag
Index Cards

Ambitious Card/Card Warp/Paperclipped/Linking Paperclips
Playing Cards
Magic Marker

Chinese Matchsticks (Daryl)

CMH/Together Again, Chairlift, Broken & Restored, Pinnacle, Ring Vanish
Rubber Bands
Mood Ring

Cups and Balls/Sponge Ball Routine
Pom Pom Balls
Paper Cups
Fake Fruit

Leaving Home/Ring & String Routine
Lock with Keys

These are just a few things off the top of my head.

"Believing is Seeing"
Vandy Grift
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They sell Strippers, Sven Decks and Fantasma magic kits at the dollar store here.
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Phil Thomas
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Newark, Ohio
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WOW!! Smile they sell strippers at the dollar store? Does anyone else see the irony in that? How funny. Smile

I need to find out what dollar stores you guys are shopping at. Smile


"If we lose the sense of the mysterious, life is no more than a snuffed out candle."

Albert Einstein
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East Coast
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I would hope they had a half-way decent deck of cards!

BTW: Max Maven has answered this question in an upcoming release. Eugene Burger posted about it back in December ( http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......86&4 ).
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Towel Rail – remove loop and you had a Ring and…
Rope - C &R rope, Kellar rope tie.
Rubber Power Balls – Billiard ball style routine (Roland Henning)
4 Pieces of any paper/card and Marker Pen – ‘Sean Carpenter’s ‘Feeling Edgy’
Fishing Line, Needle/Cocktail Stick and ball or fruit – Loop Ball (Cellini etc.) or Salt
Balloons - card in Balloon, Bill in Balloon, Fork in Balloon.
Party popper/thimble moves. (Jon Allen)
Cap in Bottle (Daniel Garcia – Bottle opener style cap)
Bic Pen - Recap (Gregory Wilson), Pen through Bill (Harlan), Misleading Mislead (Rorrison), Coin in cap (Stone/Sanky)
Napkins – Sponge Napkins (G. Wilson) Balls for C&B. T&R Napkins, Starcle (Harlan)
Paper & Knife – Scarne/Carney
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Someday I'll have
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They usually sell crayons there. You can do a lot of cigarette slieghts with crayons.

Pocket spiral notepad for CT or other prediction effects
Bob Sanders
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Magic Valley Ranch, Clanton, Alabama
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Plastic Easter eggs! They make great pulls and dye tubes. Plus, you can safely keep a real egg inside during transit. There have to be hundreds of tricks that you can do with them including Chinese Egg Bag using a straw place mat from the dollar store. For a buck you get about 20 of the eggs!

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
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Magic By Sander / The Amazed Wiz

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