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magicgeorge
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A carrot
Tony James
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Wasn't the Supreme item Called Pretty Polly?

Larger than Jumbo cards on a quick, hand held three card monte and the Parrot appears from behind the third card. Big thing too. Go on your shoulder.

or you could vanish it.

Do you juggle? You can get several minutes out of juggling Cannonballs. One is genuinely heavy to drop on the stage as a proofer. One is a hard but light shell and hits you on the head and almost knocks you out. The third is foam to drop on the head on an adult audience member.

Old as the hills but always goes well.
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I've seen a slightly different version of the cannonball gag. 2 genuine and one soft one. The genuine pair are banged together when the other one hits your head. Looks great if timed well.

George
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I do juggle a bit, I can only manage 3 objects, but with my luck I'd catch the real cannon ball with my head or foot, and drop the foam one on the floor!

There's a lot of good ideas here, and the jokes aarrrrr pretty good too! I will be adding some of your ideas to what I already have.

I performed some of my pirate routine as well as some coin work for the owner and his family, They were very pleased when I began my show with a little song:

Sung to the tune of "If you're happy and you know it clap your hands"

"If you're ready for some magic clap your hands . . . "
"If you're ready for some magic clap your hands . . . "
"If you're ready for some magic -- Then we're really gonna have it"
"If you're ready for some magic clap your hands . . . "

That is followed by yodeling the tune, Next I sang the same verse very quickly followed by an expression like I can't do it that fast, and a very quick yodel of the tune. Sounds Cheezy probably, but it went over very well.

As a side note, I did make arrangements to be the in-house magician with one family magic night per week (I'll make $3 per child with an estimated 50 to 200 children on family nights), birthday parties and elementary school shows at the business as well as school assembly shows for next year. I am being added to the fliers and other advertising now. The in house birthday parties die out a little during summer, so we are making plans on how to advertise now for in-home shows for the summer.

It is all on a 2-way trial basis so either one of us can cancel the agreement if it isn't working out financially--but I am pretty excited about the arrangement so far. It feels good, if you know what I mean.
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Well..if you have 9 or 10 year olds my Pirate Toes dark Museum works well. Johnny Depp had some around his neck in POTC2. I didn't make those but they were on my site long before they made theirs. Oh well.
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Another pirate joke...

Why did Captain Hook wear a patch?

Because a bird pooed in his eye. (Think about it!)

I can't remember who I saw telling this joke but it was a kids magician about 7 years ago and the adults loved it. The kids just laughed becuase he said "poo"!

Mark
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Don't' forget the Torn and Restored Treasure Map and Tim Sonnefelt has a pirate silk effect. Also, what about some treasure tricks. The Mother of All Diamonds (Barry Mitchell) should have pirate applications, and there's some Sonnefelt undersea silks (the octopus silks) and Dick Barry's "Go Fish" is a good interactive effect with pirate possibilities. How about Wolf's Blow Yur Stack (the cheese was in cold storage on the ship and got infested by a stowaway mouse - but where is the mouse). Also, aarrggghh, I almost forgot, the Relic would be great, even for older kiddies. And Creative Magic's Flashcards have octopus and jellyfish force cards that are right with your theme .

Posted: Mar 8, 2008 7:16pm
For "pirate" mentalism, this one by Earl and Becker will also be right up your alley. . . .

http://www.mentalismunlimited.com/CARTBuccaneer.html
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Thank you all for your advice.
This is what I have for a show so far.
I am aiming at an hour show.

Order of Events:

I. Introduction and welcome segment:
    Sing opening song (if you're ready for magic clap you're hands)
    Self introducion and welcome--during which I notice my assistant is missing.
    Production of assistant via Arabian Tent Illusion (using a pirates den)

[Assistant is dressed up as a lady pirate]

II. Treasure Search segment:
    Torn and Restored Treasure Map
    Bring out treasure chest
    Do Book of Treasures (producing gold treasure coins)
    Pirates Change (hopping halfs showing how sneaky pirates are with money)


III. Pirates work on ships segment:
    Rope routines


IV. Pirates in trouble segment:
    Spike through Arm illusion (test of young pirates bravery)
    linking ropes as pirate shackles
    Guillotine (test of older pirates bravery)

[the guillotine will have been tempered down due to the spike/arm routine]
[[I also have an aspiring magician that will be called from the audience for this]]

V. Finish
    Take bandana (devil's hanky)off of a pirate skull and produce
    "The End" silk


The David Ginn spike through arm should provide enough humor to prepare the audience for the guillotine.

The general patter will be to introduce my assistant, talk about pirates seeking treasure, getting treasure, spending treasure, work on ships, tests of pirate manhood, getting in trouble, escaping from guillotine and finally the end.

I think this is a pretty good beginning, middle and end for the routine.

If this does not run long enough I plan to add in the "pearl" white sponge ball routine mentioned--or multiplying pearls--during the treasure chest sement.
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