The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The little darlings » » Are those illusions appropriate for children? (7 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

 Go to page [Previous]  1~2
Stevious
View Profile
New user
Poland
80 Posts

Profile of Stevious
Quote:
On Jul 31, 2018, Dynamike wrote:

Because balloons are the #1 toy kids die from of choking hazards. I believe you when you mentioned it can be funny, but a kid's life is way more important. Taking the chance to getting a laugh vs. inspiring a kid to swallow a balloon is no where equal in value. An entertainer can be funny with fire and knife tricks. That does not mean it is fit for kids to watch. Kids grow up with a lot of warnings: "Don't drink poison because it is dangerous." "Look both ways before crossing the street," etc. I seen many times the children not following the warning that was given to them. I use to perform the Flaming Head Chest in the past. I no longer do it because there are thousands of other tricks to perform that are funny and not dangerous. Save the balloon swallowing for older crowds.

Did I answer you question?


Yes, very thoroughly. I never liked balloons anyway, they are weird to handle and might explode... , although putting someone's phone into a balloon might be funny.
Dynamike
View Profile
Eternal Order
FullTimer
24067 Posts

Profile of Dynamike
Quote:
On Aug 3, 2018, Stevious wrote:
Quote:
On Jul 31, 2018, Dynamike wrote:

Because balloons are the #1 toy kids die from of choking hazards. I believe you when you mentioned it can be funny, but a kid's life is way more important. Taking the chance to getting a laugh vs. inspiring a kid to swallow a balloon is no where equal in value. An entertainer can be funny with fire and knife tricks. That does not mean it is fit for kids to watch. Kids grow up with a lot of warnings: "Don't drink poison because it is dangerous." "Look both ways before crossing the street," etc. I seen many times the children not following the warning that was given to them. I use to perform the Flaming Head Chest in the past. I no longer do it because there are thousands of other tricks to perform that are funny and not dangerous. Save the balloon swallowing for older crowds.

Did I answer you question?


Yes, very thoroughly. I never liked balloons anyway, they are weird to handle and might explode... , although putting someone's phone into a balloon might be funny.


I see no problem with using balloon tricks in front of kids. Only balloon swallowing and other balloon tricks that might inspire kids to put a balloon in their mouth is what's inappropriate. Some so called magicians will do it anyway just to make a few bucks. Performing balloon swallowing if front of teenage crowds and older are okay.
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » The little darlings » » Are those illusions appropriate for children? (7 Likes)
 Go to page [Previous]  1~2
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.19 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL