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biff_g
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A malini egg bag has the gimmick in the bottom corner of the bag. The tarbel bag (if I'm not mistaken) has the gimmick half way down the bag, not at the very bottom, like the malini egg bag.
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In the 70s when I was living on the street in western Massachusetts I made a small egg bag from some heavy velvet and put the gimmick on the bottom but let it go half way across. I would take real eggs and clean them out and replace the innards with silver and gold glitter from the craft store. At the end of the routine I'd crush the egg in my hand and grind it to bits and it would fall to the ground with the shower of glitter.

It was a killer ending and folks liked it. I suppose today that there is some kind of ordinance against crushing eggs filled with glitter on the street but it was a fun ending.

Use it if you want. Make a little funnel out of paper and then putty over the hole in the egg when you're done. I suppose some five minute epoxy would do nicely with a touch of paint.

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I like that great stuff.
It looks cold where your at!
Makes me feel warm all locked up in my studio.
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Thanks Mario,

I spent a month busking all over the UK back in 1983. It was December. Talk about cold and wet, a lot like it is here in Tennessee right now. I had a great time. London to Edinburgh to Templepatrick even south to Dublin. Best was the good times in the pubs. What a great bunch of folks you guys in the UK are. Never met a stranger once I got out of London proper.

All the best for a good holiday season!!!

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On 2004-03-08 23:21, Bill Palmer wrote:
Exactly right, Pete. It has been done to death. If you ever wonder why stand-up comics think that magicians have no originality, it is lines like that.

Now there is a way to do that line, if you can't come up with a better one. You can say, "This is a wooden egg. It was laid by a decoy duck...By the way, that line is one of the four oldest lines in magic. I'm required to use one of them in my act each time I appear."

If you want to get the best "action" out of the egg, use a blown egg. Get a small one.

If you want a really good sight gag to go along with the egg, PM me, and I'll tell you about a gadget I gave Johnny Thompson.



My Uncle Bob used to introduce the wooden egg saying; "This is a wooden egg. Y'know how to get a wooden egg? You feed a chicken sawdust for three weeks, get all the wooden eggs you want!"

Of course, he also did the Bra Trick! Smile

Dec 11, 2004 11:08am

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On 2004-03-10 04:56, JamesinLA wrote:
I got the "chicken" egg back from Daytona. I won't be able to use it. The chicken's head can't even stand up under its own weight. But, one good thing about the chicken egg bag was that it came with a great egg.


No, from what I understand, you're supposed to hold the "chicken" by its neck. So the head wouldn't be designed to stand on its own.

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So, as Bill Palmer noted in his above post, I have learned that getting the right sized egg is important. Even with the Tarbell bag. (This is, I've been told, is even more important with the Mallini bag because it's made of silk-like fabric, which shows every little bulge.)
One interesting note from the egg bag tape, Charlie Miller said that Malini used to use very small eggs himself.


Per routines, so far, I am still leaning toward the Tarbell routine. It involves two kids and I feel it has potential to have fun with.


Maybe I have a Tarbell bag. How would I tell?

Is the "Tarbell" routine is the "course?" If so, where? (I'm considering getting the CD-Rom of the course from that mailing company, Lybrary.

Posted: Dec 12, 2004 11:12pm

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On 2004-12-07 22:11, biff_g wrote:
A malini egg bag has the gimmick in the bottom corner of the bag. The Tarbell bag (if I'm not mistaken) has the gimmick half way down the bag, not at the very bottom, like the Malini egg bag.

Ah, mine's in the upper corner. Now what?
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Mandrake01,

The Tarbell rountine is in the Lybrary electronic version of the 'Course', as well as being in the printed volumes of the Tarbell Books.

I recommend you checking out the Tarbell version for it's comedy potential, and I would also suggest the "Ken Brooke & Friends & The Malini Egg Bag" available from Magic, Inc. among other places. The handling of the Malini egg bag is a real close up fooler. The routine makes it seem like real magic.

I recently purchased a copy of "Classic Secrets of Magic" by Bruce Elliot. Inside this great book of magic is a Roy Benson egg production climax for an egg bag routine. (I am working on that now). I recommend this book as well.

Good luck with your egg bag. There is a reason this is a classic.

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ed rhodes
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Thanks! When, if and if ever I get money to spend on magic again. One of the first things I plan to do is order the Tarbell course from the Lybrary.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Gazzo has a great convincer move for the egg bag in his lecture. Best I've seen in years.
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On 2004-12-12 23:12, mandrake01 wrote:
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On 2004-12-07 22:11, biff_g wrote:
A malini egg bag has the gimmick in the bottom corner of the bag. The tarbel bag (if I'm not mistaken) has the gimmick half way down the bag, not at the very bottom, like the malini egg bag.


Ah, mine's in the upper corner. Now what?


Actually, I just checked it again. It's about a third of the way down. So maybe it is a Tarbell bag after all. Thanks for the information.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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Does anyone remember the "Gag Bag"????

-=tabman

Posted: Dec 18, 2004 5:22pm

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On 2004-10-20 13:37, Pete Biro revealed: I carry them in a two-compartment egg carrier used for camping.



That's brilliant thinking!!! I think you told me one time, "The entire world's a magic shop!!"

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Alan Munro
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The Egg Bag is one of my features in strolling and stand-up work.

I use Tarbell Bags made by Pauline Tong (available from http://www.dazzlingmagic.com). I bought several once I saw the quality of these and wanted to have spare bags. I use a practice golf ball instead of an egg.

I use the Martin Lewis routine because I love the look of shock on the face of the spectator, when they perform the finale of the routine.
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On 2004-12-18 17:18, tabman wrote:
Does anyone remember the "Gag Bag"????

-=tabman


If you mean the bag that turns inside out to reveal another fabric, then inside out to reveal ANOTHER fabirc, then turns inside out to reveal.. etc, the answer is yes Smile

I still use my Ickle Pickle gag bag, replete with the zipper on the final side, as the intro to my walkaround rope routine when I'm doing strolling stuff. Always gets a good response when I turn the bag inside out that one last time, look at it, then turn the bag around to show the zipper. Sets the tone nicely for the character I portray out there (then too, so does the embarassed eye roll when I open the zip).
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On 2004-12-18 17:18, tabman wrote:
Does anyone remember the "Gag Bag"????

-=tabman

I use one, made by Pauline Tong, for family shows. The feature about her bags, that I really like, is that the edges are black, thus hiding how the bag is constructed.
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