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LLL
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Now that would be magic
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
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On 2008-01-30 13:42, mescalitoeyes wrote:
Now that would be magic


Indeed...That's what I am working on right now. Notary Public can bring sealed deck and shuffle it. Two spectators get picked fair and randomly...One thinks about a number, the other a suit...but doesn't say it out loud. Spectator 1 counts openly to his number...then spectator 2 voices his thought of suit. Spectator 1 turns card at position around...Bang.
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Good luck Silvio! I would love to see this happen.
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On 2008-02-05 01:36, rannie wrote:
Good luck Silvio! I would love to see this happen.


Thanks Boss,
you might soon.
I save this one for the TV show.
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Not sure if it means anything but the 4 criteria states that the person choosing the name of the card and the number are not stooges. But it does not say the person dealing is not a stooge.
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You mean nobody there plays in Iggy Pop's band or worked with Moe Howard?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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On 2008-02-07 03:07, kammagic wrote:
Not sure if it means anything but the 4 criteria states that the person choosing the name of the card and the number are not stooges. But it does not say the person dealing is not a stooge.


You hit the nail on the head. Even Berglass has many different ways of performing it. For example: Just with Mike Roses 'The Grail' you already have a very good chance of hitting it home. Now (for the ones who know the method) take this further with cards that are most likely picked and your chances are even higher...

Insiders told me that even Berglass used a stooge for TV so it is surefire.
Most of the performances he does (did), and made him popular for it, were only for a couple people or just one person.
And, he only performs it when he feels that it is the right moment, involving psychological subtleties, knowledge of a persons favorite suit, value, color etc.

Mr. Britland told me that this is Berglass' baby and just to 'hit it home' without touching the deck, he would go out on a limb to do so. Britland says that most magicians would not even bother to invest their time to get this to "Berglas Level" if they new what he sometimes does...

So far the only, and IMHO really well written, manuscript about this effect is Nu's 'Any Card...'. Nu covers every detail, outs and 'the last resort' sleight(s) on the ACAAN even blessed by Berglass himself as the best essay (manuscript) he read so far about his effect.
At the end Nu mentions a little detail that made me LOL because I had a very similar idea before I read it.

This is not a sales pitch guys and I am in no way affiliated with Mr. Nu but as an ACAAN aficionado I highly recommend it.

My two centavos.
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