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Magic_Steve
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Hey all. This just crossed my mind, but I wanted to run it by you guys since I think it might not be such a great idea after all.

Anyways, after brainstorming some possible chop cup ideas, I thought about making my own with an oversized pill bottle. It would solve many problems with pocket space and such (about 1.5 inches in diameter), ubt just doesn't seem like a great idea.

What if someone that just got over abusing prescription painkillers (just an example! Smile) saw my routine, that could possibly set them back. Do you think painting it (like a dye) another color would sovle any problems? I really want to try it out, and make like a concept one. I think it would be fun and interesting.

Any and all opinions would be very much appreciated. Also, any ideas for another chop cup would be great.

Best,
Steve

P.S. What about a film cannister? I can probably get one that's already black, and won't have to worry about such a controversial object.
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I actually like that idea, it sounds like there are many comical possibilites. I don't think that I would perform it though. IT woudl be a trick just for myself.

As soon as you asked for more ideas I thought of two things instantly. One is the film canister (great minds thing alike Smile ) The other idea is a can. Like a can of peas or tuna or soda...

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I thought about the film canister but those are becoming obsolete. If you use the pill canister I would make a anti drug routine to get over the pill bottle thing.
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Sauce cups come in different materials and sizes.
A large thimble perhaps?
Mouthwash caps?
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Thanks for all the ideas. I am going to try to get some black film cannisters, and look for a small magnet as well. Does anyone have any ideas as to where I could possibly find a magnet?

Best,
Steve
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Just use a pk Ring, it will work just as well.
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On 2007-04-07 16:39, Magic_Steve wrote:
Thanks for all the ideas. I am going to try to get some black film cannisters, and look for a small magnet as well. Does anyone have any ideas as to where I could possibly find a magnet?

Best,
Steve
Hi, I picked up some small supermagnets at the local hardware store. By the way I also like the film canister idea. Thanks.
Magic_Steve
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No problem. If anyone wants to use it, feel free. It's not copyrighted...yet Smile.

And thanks so much for all the info and where I can buy some magnets! It's really appreciated!

Best,
Steve

P.S. FYI, you can't copyright an idea anyways can you?...otherwise, the company MAGICMAKERS would be SOL. Smile
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If you use the pill bottle you could finish with the giant pill (it's a pen) from Tom Ladshaw.
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That's an interesting idea. I made a chop cup out of a cup from Subway. It worked well enough until my roommate thought it was trash and threw it out. Smile
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Steve,
Nice thoughts on this. Now you have me thinking. Instead of a pill container, maybe a vitamin bottle...I'll have to see if any of them come in a cylinder shaped bottle. Seems most that I remember come in more of a "funnel" shaped (for lack of better wording) bottle. Then you could end with the big pill for final load without the drug connotation. Could open the "vitamin" and place a small magnet (Radio Shack has them) inside and use the PK ring for the routine. Thanks Steve....not like I have enough things to already think about...lol.
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On 2007-04-10 11:23, patrick flanagan wrote:
Thanks Steve....not like I have enough things to already think about...lol.
Patrick


Your welcome. Let me know if you want some more ideas. I have plenty to keep you up at night...Smile.

Best,
Steve
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Hey all,
Pete from Ronjo Magic here. Anyone remember Steve Dusheck's - pill chop cup? Not a perscription container but rather from one of the folding camping cups, with the lid on it. Inside his cup lid, was another small snap cover "pill box". It came with 3 pills, two pink (1 gaffed, one normal) & 1 green. These were clear capsule pills, filled with Kool-Aid or something.
The final load was a small plastic baby. The patter was about birth control.
Take care,
Pete
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For a final load, the giant pill/capsule by Tom Ladshaw (the one that will standup in your hand) would be a logical and funny visual...

Julie
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Some great ideas!

A pill or vitamin set-up could (as Pete reminds us with the Dusheck bit) be used for more than just an anti-drug message. Depending on your performance character, you could combine this with some great clown gags -- a plunger "stethescope" and a specimen bottle with a stool sample (with an actual doll-sized stool inside). The specimen bottle could be rigged as a chop cup.
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RonjoMagic
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Trekdad, A plunger chop cup & a stool. Wow! Love it.
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I think the pill bottle idea is fantastic! I also wouldn't worry about offending or upsetting anyone who may have had a problem with addiction to prescription meds. If you worried about ALL the people who may be offended, you wouldn't do anything and using pill bottles is not insesitive.

I agree about using a PK ring instead of inserting magnets - in fact on the Wizard PK Ring DVD there is a lovely 'chopless chop-cup' routine shown using the ring.

Film cannisters would work well, but they are becoming obsolete and people would identify less with them than a pill bottle
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I might have to go pick up a couple PK Rings to experiment with. Sounds cool. Thanks for all the ideas everyone! I'm sure a lot of people are getting some brilliant ideas from here! Smile

Thanks!
Steve
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