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vovin
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Isn't that why everyone started learning magic in the first place, to pick up chicks?
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To pick up chicks?

Yes. But I always seem to scare them. hehe
Has it worked for some of you?
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Since you're in the bar, I'm guessing that somewhere somebody around you is smoking, so you borrow some cigarettes and do some basic cigarette magic. Watch the Tom Mullica videos and you'll be set with this.

And speaking of the Tom Mullica videos, how about getting some bottle caps (as in the video) or some napkins (via Paul Harris) and perform a little chink-a-chink routine. Say you are using napkins rather then the bottle caps, since you have them rolled up, do a little napkin (sponge) ball routine as Greg Wilson does on his On The Spot video set.

Speaking of Greg Wilson, and unless you walked to the bar, I'm gonna guess you have some keys on you, so you can perform his Florida Keys. Or ....

This can just keep going and going and going....
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My favorite totally impromptu trick to do at a bar, is to have someone sign a cigarette (Readily available at most every bar..one of the few places smokers are not persecuted these days), have someone sign it, vanish it (via wetting just under my thumbnail causing it to stick) and pulling it out from behind my ear....Amazing how easy it is to entertain a group of inebriated folks Smile Smile
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You clearly don't live in California! And, in my hometown, one cannot smoke within a specified distance of the door of a bar (or any other public place, for that matter.) We proudly persecute people who smoke in public places.

Now, mind you, I don't object to people's inhaling cigarette smoke in the privacy of their own homes. (In fact, they can suck on burning weeds until their heads cave in for all I care.) I simply object to their exhaling it in my presence.

Having your head cave in-now that really would be a David-Blaine-type impromptu trick!
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Nope....I'm in Illinois.....Just to clear it up..I'm not a smoker....I've been a non-smoker 3 years and counting (man, I miss it sometimes)...The bars around here aren't nearly as tolerable as they once were to me since I quit...Perhaps I should just do a cigarette vanish without the reproduction? <sly smile>
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Fizzmaster!! Fizzmaster!!! Fizzmaster!!!
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Fizzmaster!! Fizzmaster!!! Fizzmaster!!!
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Fizzmaster!! Fizzmaster!!! Fizzmaster!!!
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Fizzmaster!! Fizzmaster!!! Fizzmaster!!!
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On 2002-06-27 00:58, magicmanr wrote:
Nope....I'm in Illinois.....Just to clear it up..I'm not a smoker....I've been a non-smoker 3 years and counting (man, I miss it sometimes)...The bars around here aren't nearly as tolerable as they once were to me since I quit...Perhaps I should just do a cigarette vanish without the reproduction? <sly smile>


I was in a bar in Illinois a few months ago. Yep, the greatest impromptu trick was how to get out without carrying the stench of stale smoke in my hair and clothes. Keep up the good work on quitting. I stopped about 18 years ago (was a four-pack-a-day man). Eventually, you won't even be able to imagine yourself with a cigarette.
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I usually carry my "coins" with me.

I perform Coin in Bottle, Scotch and Soda, Spellbound, etc.

I have used several "bar tricks" that my uncles taught me. One of them can get you a free drink or it can get you into a fight.

Basically get them to order a drink. Let's say they get a beer for $1.50. Take out a quarter and bet them that, without touching glass with any part of your body, you can drink the beer. When they accept, push the quarter to them grab the beer and say

"YOU WIN"

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What is the Fizzmaster effect?
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On 2002-05-27 06:53, ecno wrote:
To pick up chicks?

Yes. But I always seem to scare them. hehe
Has it worked for some of you?

Magic has worked, especially sponge bunnies (Goshman 3-D) and "Lips" (from Camirand Academy). An even better reaction can be had with mentalism. I use an effect that Bill Goldman marketed years ago, called "Mental Yarn". Over the years I've altered the routine, as well as the prop, in order to make it closer to foolproof and to involve two spectators. If you involve her and one of her friends, it helps to defuse the pick-up tension and helps everyone to have a good time.
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Fizzmaster: Two cans of soda. One violently shaken. You, the magish, remove the fizz from the shaken can and transfer it to the unshaken can which spurts all over when you open it. The shaken can behaves quite nicely. A Paul Harris Effect from the Art of Astonishment series.

Of course there are variations on the theme, too.
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Seen as the crown is wasted, and probably couldn't follow anything to complex (or small), it would have to be a simple bit of misdirection (with the left hand, or the very fine blonde chick), then with your right hand, simply place your pint (in glass) on your lap, vola, the disappearing pint! (How you get it back is up to you!)
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I always have a business card with me. I would take one out, write something on it, have someone take 5 things out of their pocket, pick one and then show them that I had predicted what they would pick. THEN... I would approach the Blonde, hehe.

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Ok.... impromptu chick picker upper....

Get a book of matches.... Write on the inside of the flap... Prepare the matches as per Mark Wilson's course shows...

But here is the pick up variations...

Take and remove one of the matches.. close the book... hand it to the chick... oops... you gotta light it first... then hand it to the chick...

Take and eat the lit match... (magic, not really eating it...) Smile

Blow the smoke that comes from 'eating' the match.... toward the matchbook... and motion for her to open it.... the burnt match is back and attached.....

She'll also read the flap... that says
"Would you like to get out of here?"

And also has your phone number on it... Smile

Another chick picker upper....

Get a penny shell.. U.S. and a U.S. dime....

put the dime in the shell and ask the chick to hold out her hand for a second... take her hand and turn it palm down... and place the penny on the back of her hand.... close your hand over the top of the penny... and say.. "on a scale of one to 10 you're obviously a..." then lift your hand 'shell sticks' and there remains a dime....

Not only do you get to show them an awesome trick... but you get to hold her hand as well... body contact is always awesome and it really eases any 'pickup tension' that's in the air..... hehehe

Have fun....
Tim

Just thought of another pick up trick...

Get a couple of wooden matches.. or toothpicks for an even more impromptu effect..

show a type of crazy man's hancuffs using the toothpicks.... (warm up effect)

then (can't remember the name of it) but you put them in the crotch of the thumbs... and twist your hands around and seperate them... really cool.. since nobody else can do it.. (expecially someone that's had 3 to many)

then for the pick up trick:

proclaim that you can do a trick based on
'Viagra'... take one of the toothpicks and blow on it.. "say that you still have enough in your system to make it work" Smile

and do jumping matches... they keep going up and up and up... hehehe

Later
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You're at a bar with friends, many of whom are drunk. One friend spills the beans that you are a magician, and demands that you do a trick...


Since many bar patrons smoke (except for California), I did something more akin to a "bar stunt." I borrowed a lit cigarette and using my power of "mind over matter" or some such nonsense, I would hold the lit cig between my thumb and first finger (filter against thumb, burning end against finger tip) talking about my ability to control pain. After returning the cigarette and showing my finger unburned, I explained that I indeed *was* burned, but I just transferred the energy elsewhere. At that, I withdrew my other hand from my pocket, showing the blister that formed there instead. Now, with another show of magical fortitude (and a bit of acting) I'd "rub away" the blister showing that I was totally unscathed.

The methods are simple, and of course I won't go into it here. Nearly anyone reading this will understand the two simple tricks involved and the combination into one bigger routine.

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Learn Meir Yedid's Finger Fantasies act. It is great for impromptu magic. Smile
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If you really want to do something completely impromptu... you can look for: Martin Gardner - Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic.

After that you can perform for some days completely impromptu!!!

ciao
Mauro
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1. Ashes on Palm
(or perhaps other body parts. Cue someone to go to the "powder room" to check it out and have them SCREAM 5 seconds after they go in)

2. Coin that falls up.

3. Coins through the table with
a production of my (or someone else's) shoe!

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