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Thanks fellas and glad that it worked for you Alex...I like the idea of a quick revelation to draw in the crowd...I find the book is really good for that as well...have a nice James Bond party next week and I am looking forward to more of this...

brass ones Iain? surely they are gold...
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Dr. Todd, thanks for yours ideas. It sparked some thoughts and I tried a similar idea of creating multiple moments. The reactions were great! Thanks again.
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Maybe I'm missing the point, but what do guessing a word, guessing a number and guessing a card have to do with mindreading?

I have a specific reason for asking this, actually.
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On 2008-06-29 12:21, DrTodd wrote:
Thanks. I have also been using Riggs' Beautiful Butterfly instead of the stealth assassin,but I like leaving the business card with the three revelations on the table as I walk away,.


I have the Butterfly on order. John is so backed up. I cannot wait to get my hands on this Gem. I don't know how I missed this for so long.

I love the Stealh as well. I like having the SUC and going back into the wallet (feature) as well. Never ever have I received any comments about breaking out another business card. I ask first if anyone has a "red" business card. Of course they do not, and I then open SAW back up and retrieve a blank card so they can "visualize" the person or image on the white surface.
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On 2008-07-15 22:40, Bill Palmer wrote:
Maybe I'm missing the point, but what do guessing a word, guessing a number and guessing a card have to do with mindreading?

I have a specific reason for asking this, actually.


thanks bill...the usual context that is set refers to the massive information that is contained at any one moment in someone's mind and that you are using a word,a number, and a card as items upon which your participant focuses...the odds ratios are used to show that you are achieving something that has a low probability of success if you were just guessing....It is a bit like a tossed out deck routine but with three different items with different odds....moreover, you can have each participant concentrate on the item and do an empathy routine with the card, a movie screen visulisation for the word, and a combination lock visualisation for the number...

The confabulation is nice as an alternative, where the items are related, but I like this as a quick fire routine a la Graham Jolley....
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That makes some sense.

I've always felt that Confabulation was essentially a parlor/stage routine anyway. It's too strong to waste on a table, when you can do something like what you are describing and with effective showmanship and presentation create the impression of reading someone's thoughts.

I think most interpretations of book tests fall short in this manner. Too many of the performers think that saying "the word you are thinking of is 'the'" constitutes mindreading.
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I agree completely..that is why my own book test is a full page reveal that delivers a little thought piece on the nature of human existence and uncanny coincidences....
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Next time I am over in your part of the world, I'll buy you a pinta. We can discuss mentalism, etc.
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How about using one ahead combine with f---ing a card ? I would take out my bussiness card, write down a prediciton then put it in their pocket. Then go another one. And another one. After everything I just take them out, mix them a bit like I'm toying with them and reveal. No need for a wallet also.
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That's very clever. It's kind of like the guy who said, "If we put a round disc on each end of a rod, we will have a pair of object movers. I think I'll call them 'round things on each end of a rod.' "

And his friend says, "Nice job, Will. -- Why don't you call them 'Will's'?"

Seriously, there are several people who use this as a "no blackboard mental epic."
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On 2008-07-17 19:27, Bill Palmer wrote:
Next time I am over in your part of the world, I'll buy you a pinta. We can discuss mentalism, etc.


I know a great place!
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You know the triple prediction idea is rather nice and perfect for strolling.

It keeps a small group entertained, it's simple enough for the entire routine to be centered on the presenation, packs small and I am sure is a lot of fun to perform. Very nice indeed.

I also think that the very fact that three completely differnt things are thought of makes it stronger. In fact you could get two of them to swap - ie

"no, on second thoughts you think of the number and would you just think of a word?"

Nice thinking doc.
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Performed this again today and it seems to be getting stronger....the audience was a bunch of graduate students and PhD candidates on a methods training course and really loved the routine. I kid you not, their jaws dropped open!
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