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Ted has this ability to make me feel "sorta kinda" slow. His ideas often make me smack myself in the forehead muttering versions of "why didn't I think of that?" Deadly effective...often oh-so-very-easy to do...and utterly bulletproof, Karmilovich effects, rare and wonderful creatures that they are, blend presentation with method to create something utterly remarkable. Something genuinely and other-worldly brilliant.

I've been doing Target Number for years and, while I've added a touch or two, it's essentially the same effect I heard him describe in an interview years ago that made me go "HUH? Gee...ummm...that's well...a GREAT idea. How come I didn't think of that?"

So when I got an email telling me that Target Number had finally been released I sent payment minutes later. While it's rare for me to pay $200 USD for anything that lasts less than an hour and doesn't involve at least one illegal act -- that's how long it took me to read through this little book the first time.

Did you ever see that Memorex commercial decades ago? It featured a guy in sunglasses gripping an armchair in front of a speaker. His hair was blown back. His scarf was fluttering in the wind. That's how I'm feeling right now. The familiar and quite wonderful Target Number that I've been using for years just punched it's arm full of steroids and is battering the bars of the cage to get into my act.

I am excited about these ideas. They crackle with creativity.

Love this book. Love the new look on a beloved and familiar routine.

Five billets out of five from me. Maybe SIX out of five.

Thanks, Ted. Really.

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Only saw Ted's Penguin Live lecture but, boy does this man has a personality!
When he walks in a room everybody is bound to look and listen to what he has to say.

I stil use his Dime and Penny routine and love performing this every time!
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On Sep 22, 2015, Marc O wrote:
Only saw Ted's Penguin Live lecture but, boy does this man has a personality!
When he walks in a room everybody is bound to look and listen to what he has to say.

I stil use his Dime and Penny routine and love performing this every time!


Indeed he is so charming!...
And the Dime and Penny routine helped me come up with some variation that never fails to astound.
Just imagine what he has kept for himself based on what he has released and combine this with his charismatic persona and you want to quit!...
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Has Target Number to do with Target Car?
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Is there a link?
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No link, by special mailing only I believe.
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Sometimes you (okay..."I") forget how powerful an effect can be. Performing Target Number last night for a group of mathematicians, I watched as it dawned on my spectator that the person being described in the prediction was HIM.

He finishes reading. He turns. He's silent...and then he looks at me through these really thick lenses. It felt like I was being eyed by an owl. Absolute silence from the rest of the audience as well. When I looked out at them, I saw that they were ALL looking back at me. Heads were cocked. Chins were being stroked. There were lots of thick glasses and in that instant before the first guy applauded it was maybe the most surreal moment I've ever had onstage.

Some of them actually stood up. Nothing in my show last night got that strong an ovation.

I've been doing TN in the middle of my show for years now and it's always played very strongly. Last night it COULD have been my closer.

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That's awesome. What a fun moment.

This is on my radar.
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It should be. Smile

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