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Danny Hustle
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Hey guys,

I'm looking for a little help.

I've decided to close my show with a comedy straight jacket escape (it's got magic in the escape, honest Smile ) and had a great idea for pulling a gigantic load out of it as a finish. Well, my production item turned out to be a better idea than it was practical.

Now I'd like to pull out a full pint of beer. I have been messing about with different covers but can't seem to find anything that works well.

Also, does anyone know how to make a beverage that looks like beer but will hold up and has no alcohol in it?

I was thinking of ice tea but can't seem to find a way to put even a thin head on it so that it looks close to the real thing.

Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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For liquid covers use a Durex. They work great and have been using them for years!!
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Danny, great minds.... I have been thinking seriously about using a liquid load after the 2 lemons out of chop cup, and I have it worked out where it would be pretty strong--REAL strong--BUT, man, it's a lot of stuff to deal with: having to buy lemonade, carrying it out there, dealing with the spills, all the stuff that it would take makes it, well, work... I mean, man.... Sometimes do we go too far. 2 loads and a melon is about right, but lifting up that cup and having a glass of lemonade--IMPOSSIBLE--it would just KILL THEM. Hey, it's mine you thieves.... Smile

Practical is very nice Danny, very nice.... Sometimes we go too far. Now I'm not saying either your idea nor mine is too far, but it sure would be a pain in the ***!

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A full beer seems like a lot of trouble. How about a shot glass and one of the old Abbotts vanishing glass gimmicks? Then you could use tea, drink it down and still stay on top of the game.

The vanishing glass gimmick and the shot glass could be worked with the jacket halfway off when "you gotta stop for refreshments." Stick an arm out, drink it down, and the whole thing goes away in the sleeve.
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Kondini: I thought about using a condom but wondered about the reliablity. Wait...er..yeah, no matter how I say that it is just not going to sound right. Smile You have had good luck with them covering a pint glass? I thought the powder they use on them might make a mess.

Kid Iowa: Thanks a million! I took a look and it looks good but they say it tastes like soap, bleach. I'm planning on actually drinking the stuff. Maybe I'll just use ice tea or lemonade. I guess it doesn't really matter as I am not doing a beer line, it's just that well, beer is funnier than lemonade. Although lemonade is much funnier than ice tea. Although ice tea is funnier than orange juice...hmm....


Ted: the glass of beer is a step down from what I was going to produce. I'll shoot you a P.M. with that load. It's a dilly.

King Stardog: Yeah, I thought about a shot glass but yanking it out of a straight jacket as a final production seems a bit underwhelming to me. Now if it was coming out of an egg bag that would be a whole different story altogether.

Well, tonight I'll experiment with the durex. That should be funny at the check out counter, "No ma'am I'm using them to protect my beer, honest."


Thanks for the help guys and if anybody has any other thoughts or ideas I'd love to hear them.

Best,
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I would suggest using a round balloon. Cut off the end of it, and pull it tight around the rim. That's what I used for a glass of milk production. And since there are all sizes of balloons, you should be able to find a size that fits. I made a tab out of duct tape with a piece of wire in the fold to make the removal of the cover easy.

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Bob Hummer used to produce a full glass of "beer" from a hat at the end of his busking routine in bars. Then he would drink the whole thing down. He made his beer from vinegar, soda and water.

He died of stomach cancer, probably the result of drinking down all of that acid.

O'Doul's would be a good subsitute for "real" beer.

I think most European countries as well have non-alcoholic beer. I know Germany and Austria do.

Regarding covers, I'll PM you.
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Another thought that came to me. Medical supply and prosthetic supply stores have different types of rubber and latex material for sale to the public. Go in and check some of them out if there is any in your area. Some are quite "clingy" and might make a decent cover to your pitcher. If you find a decent guy there and explain your situation they might be able to jerry rig something for you. Best of luck.
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Danny,
How about those trick glasses? I think they're usually made with milk in them. It looks like you're pouring it out but it's really just disappearing someone hidden in the glass. Maybe you could substitute the milk for Bill Palmer's beer mixture? Then it would never spill and you could "drink" it down at the end without having to drink it.

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That is exactly what I was thinking James...

My dad used to have a sealed plastic mug on his bar that looked just like beer, and put a nice frothy head on it when shaken up.

But I was recently in Walmart and they have mugs that have liquid of various colors sealed in them. I saw one that was a clear mug with yellow/orange liguid, and even thought of that old mug my dad had.

Not as refreshing as a cold beer might be, but less mess and no need to take as many "necessary" breaks as you might need with beer, even o'Douls...

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What about an ice tea float? Would a little ice-cream give ice tea a good head? Maybe a mixture of ice tea and lemonade would work even better.

You can seal it with a balloon by blowing up a diamond clear 646 qualatex balloon and pushing the beer glass up into the inflated balloon then letting the balloon down, then trimming off the excess.
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Magic George, you rock! Ice cream in ice tea I bet would work AND it would not have Co2 to pop off the cover! That cover idea is brilliant too! Nice, nice, ideas. Thank you, thank you!

James and Bro David: I thought about using a sealed container too but I want the realisim that you can't get with that method.

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You could kill two birds with one stone by keeping your mug on a shelf just below the tabletop and using it for the ever occassional call of nature.

The froth created by repeated fillings, discretely managed, would look impressively geniune.

As a good friend of mine once said, "you can't buy beer, you can only rent it."

Just remember not to drink it.
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Theatre of the mind has an awesome wine glass production that could be adapted.
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Danny:

Wrap heavy duty saran wrap around the glass, and hold it in place with rubber bands. It works like a charm.

For a non alchohol beer substitute, use near-beer. (O Doul's) Its available wherever beer is sold.

I've heard that if you sprinkle salt, it will preserve the head.
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Hello All

I am sitting here peeing myself laughing!!!!!
Great post guys and really great insights into a "serious matter"..ha, ha.

Why not use ODouls? Use whatever cover you feel works and just before you produce it give it a bit of a shake from side to side. I think that this may give you all that you require.

Lemonade and ice cream....what a combination! Look out Martha Stewart..
As to the method of production, I can think of a zillion ways. Danny, I will PM you.

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Have a great summer all.


Keep passing the hat.


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