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ZoOpDoG
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Im always relaxed Smile ...except in haunted houses. Then I am a tramplesteam. Got the official manual on this today. Very nice, guys!
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I performed this tonight for several friends...upon the proper friend and it was a great success.

People have very strong emotions about clowns.
I offered it completely as a test of the "propensity towards evil tendencies".

It really does...pardon the pun...kill.
Admittedly I have a long background in the study of Clowning so I can honestly and easily blabber on about its history so this effect fits me well.

I realize that I suddenly have a real collection of OOTW effects. I can cover the topics of Jack the Ripper, the Titanic even Plants and Herbs among others.

I like these clowns very much. I want to find a tiny car that they all fit in.

Congrats Wayne and Vic!
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That is great Eddie! I am glad you like them. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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I am doing this effect all day today in my store if you are in the area (Charleston, SC). So far it has played very well. Kids like 12 and up and adults have all liked it a lot. One girl who was about 13 or 14 was a bit spooked by it and required a Svengali routine after to make her happy again. Best for adults but I always like to test things on a couple kids if its not to scary as they tend to be brutally honest if there is a flaw in your presentation.
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Brutal honesty indeed. Kids have been my toughest crowd, but also my easiest. They tend to be either one or the other.
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Had to order after hearing these great reviews. Looking forward to receiving this. Thanks
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Silvertongue! You are going to love these cards.
The look upon the spectators face when they realize that have been attracted to the killer clowns is rare.
I love this set.
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I came up with a reading system for this that can be done from the images very easily. I have done this effect about 30 or so times in the last few days and found it to be very useful. I think it has been added to the dropbox where you downloaded the manual. You can use it to do the effect without the need to remember or position a marker or as a fail safe if a mark is forgotten. I normally allow the spec to hold the cards and make the piles themselves and every now and then they get a little excited when putting them down and cards can get mixed. I hope this helps. Response to this effect has been very positive in fast and slow performance styles for a large variety of people. I am in a high tourist traffic area and so I get a broad mix of people coming in.
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What type of store do you work in ZoOpDoG?
For as long as space exists,
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Curiosity shop that focuses on the supernatural, spiritual, magical. We are the only magic shop in the area. Also the only place for occult supplies etc. I have a pretty large collection of spooky themed mentalism effects here as well.
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I really like this concept for an effect! Trying to think of variations on this theme - using photos of normal people vs serial killers, other drawing or doodles... but I think you can't beat the creep factor of clowns! And I think shrinking the effect down to 24 cards (assuming 20 choices) makes it a better presentation. Impressed!
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I just purchased this from a Café member. I am so excited about it! Love the cards!

It looks like it is no longer in production. That is too bad.

I don't care for the method, but these are OOTW cards, so they can be used with any method. I have a couple methods that I really like

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I have been playing around with these, and I am really enjoying them. I purchased a little tin wind up clown on a motorcycle that I am using to close the routine. the one problem I have with the routine is people want to linger on the cards and they sometimes remember certain cards and what they thought they were. For this reason, I have the toy to shift the interest from the creepy "train wreck" obsession to something more light-hearted that closes the routine.
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Since I present it an example of one of the training and assessment tools of the FBI (i.e.testing aptitude of potential agents for inttuitively recognizing possible serial killers), I carry the cards and materials in a vintage leather portfolio with a genuine FBI training division decal on it. Also within are a couple of official (genuine) basic FBI booklets describing some of their training procedures, etc and I also have a copy of an olde paperback book written by a formed FBI agent on, famous serial killer cases.
So, after the revelation the above materials are passed to the spectator(s) to peruse, providing sometime delay and divert attention from examining or reviewing the cards and their choices of cards.

Good luck with your ideas which sound useful.
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That sounds great, Bill.
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I loved Doc's idea so much I found the following on ebay:

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Goes nicely with Doc's story. Also found a pdf about serial murderers online through a Google search that I printed to keep in the portfolio.

Thanks for the great ideas, Doc. This is fun to perform.

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WTB ....These Killer Clowns ... they’re killing me ... got to have it.

PM me if you’re looking to part ways, will throw in a “CCS” (clown clearing spell) with payment to insure no ill effects (comes with 99% guaranteed clearing)
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Wow. I could have sworn I just saw these on Gemini Artifacts site a few days ago. Now gone. Perhaps I am going mad.
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